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The cognitive realism of memory in Flaubert's Madame Bovary

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The ‘cognitive realism' of memory in Madame Bovary is investigated by means of relevant research in the cognitive sciences, drawing conclusions which complement those of traditional literary criticism. In particular, Emma Bovary's memory is elucidated with reference to cognitive-dissonance theory: the human need for coherence between memory and self-image renders the trajectory of her married life ps...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St John's College
Department:
Humanities Division - Medieval and Modern Languages Faculty - German
Publisher:
Modern Humanities Research Association Publisher's website
Journal:
Modern language review Journal website
Volume:
107
Issue:
3
Pages:
772-795
Publication date:
2012-07-05
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ISSN:
0026-7937
URN:
uuid:effe32a2-104d-48a1-bae3-a9760ea67b3c
Source identifiers:
353119
Local pid:
pubs:353119

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