Cross-Cultural Cognitive Studies of Literature
Cross-Cultural Cognitive Studies of Literature - Are they possible? What is the goal? Is it to discover and describe universals? of what? Of cognition? Of literature? What are the theoretical and methodological constraints? E.g., must the study be empirical? how can you know what assumptions are hidden in the questions you ask of a text or of readers?
Each presenter will have ten minutes to describe an example of cross-cultural difference in literary/ poetic processing. Participants will use some of their time to discuss the assumptions of their study and the comparative methodology. Then there will be a response and an open discussion will follow.
David Hanauer, Tel Aviv University; Ziva Ben Porath, Tel Aviv University; Patrick Colm Hogan, University of Connecticut
Maintained by Francis F. Steen, Communication Studies, University of California Los Angeles