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First-person and second-generation perspectives on starvation in Franz Kafka's 'Ein Hungerkünstler'

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An important claim made for second-generation accounts of cognition is that they help solve the problem of dualism, which arguably remains unchallenged in much literary criticism. Kafka's short story “Ein Hungerkunstler” (A Hunger Artist) is about a profoundly embodied experience of (unsuccessfully) denying embodiment: fasting to death. With this text's cognitive realism as my focal point, I use insights from second-generation cognitive science (which acknowledges the embodied, embedded, e...

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Department:
Oxford, HUM, Medieval & Modern Lang Fac
Publisher:
Pennsylvania State University Publisher's website
Journal:
Style (DeKalb) Journal website
Publication date:
2014-09-01
Acceptance date:
2013-10-31
ISSN:
0039-4238
Pubs id:
pubs:657472
URN:
uri:e73150a4-7b19-441d-ba7b-57ed1b5dff6d
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uuid:e73150a4-7b19-441d-ba7b-57ed1b5dff6d
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pubs:657472

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