Cognitive Approaches to German Historical Film

This book explores how minds at the movies understand minds in the movies and introduces readers to some fundamental principles of Cognitive Studies—namely conceptual blending, Theory of Mind, and empathy/perspective-taking—through ...

Author: Jennifer Marston William

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 3319818651

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Cognitive Approaches to German Historical Film

German. Historical. Film. Cognitive Studies is a productive starting point for examining all types of films. In this book's conclusion, I detail some of the cognitive work that has been done on genres other than the popular historical ...

Author: Jennifer Marston William

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319393186

Category: Performing Arts

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This book explores how minds at the movies understand minds in the movies and introduces readers to some fundamental principles of Cognitive Studies—namely conceptual blending, Theory of Mind, and empathy/perspective-taking—through their application to film analysis. A cognitive approach to recent popular historical films demonstrates cinema’s potential to stimulate viewers’ critical thinking about crucial events of the past century. Diverging from the focus on narrative processing in traditional cognitivist theory, this book examines film reception and production in the context of the latest developments in cognitive and social psychology. Turning to German cinema as a case study for this interdisciplinary partnership, Jennifer Marston William offers a fresh look at some internationally successful films of the twenty-first century, including Nowhere in Africa, Goodbye, Lenin!, Sophie Scholl, Downfall, The Lives of Others, and The Baader-Meinhof Complex.
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Cognitive Theory and Documentary Film

Skains, L. (2016) “Creative Practice as Research: Cognitive Approach,” Creative Practice as Research: Discourse on Methodology [Online]. ... William, J. M. (2017) Cognitive Approaches to German Historical Film: Seeing is Not Believing.

Author: Catalin Brylla

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319903323

Category: Performing Arts

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This groundbreaking edited collection is the first major study to explore the intersection between cognitive theory and documentary film studies, focusing on a variety of formats, such as first-person, wildlife, animated and slow TV documentary, as well as docudrama and web videos. Documentaries play an increasingly significant role in informing our cognitive and emotional understanding of today’s mass-mediated society, and this collection seeks to illuminate their production, exhibition, and reception. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the essays draw on the latest research in film studies, the neurosciences, cultural studies, cognitive psychology, social psychology, and the philosophy of mind. With a foreword by documentary studies pioneer Bill Nichols and contributions from both theorists and practitioners, this volume firmly demonstrates that cognitive theory represents a valuable tool not only for film scholars but also for filmmakers and practice-led researchers.
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The Tender Gaze

See also Jennifer Marston William, Cognitive Approaches to German Historical Film: Seeing Is Not Believing (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) for an application of these and related principles to film ...

Author: Muriel Cormican

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781640140745

Category: Literary Criticism

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By exploring the concept of the "tender gaze" in German film, theater, and literature, this volume's contributors illustrate how perspective-taking in works of art fosters empathy and prosocial behaviors.
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Restoring the Human Context to Literary and Performance Studies

Engaging Audiences: A Cognitive Approach to Spectating in the Theatre. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. ———. ... Performance and Cognition: Theatre Studies and the Cognitive Turn. ... Cognitive Approaches to German Historical Film: Seeing ...

Author: Howard Mancing

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030890780

Category: Cognitive science

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Restoring the Human Context to Literary and Performance Studies argues that much of contemporary literary theory is still predicated, at least implicitly, on outdated linguistic and psychological models such as post-structuralism, psychoanalysis, and behaviorism, which significantly contradict current dominant scientific views. By contrast, this monograph promotes an alternative paradigm for literary studies, namely Contextualism, and in so doing highlights the similarities and differences among the sometimes-conflicting contemporary cognitive approaches to literature and performance, arguing not in favor of one over the other but for Contextualism as their common ground. Howard Mancing, who has recently made the transition to Professor Emeritus of Spanish at Purdue University, USA, is a renowned expert on Cervantes and Early Modern Spanish Literature, as well as a pioneer in Cognitive Literary Studies. He has published two monographs: The Chivalric World of Don Quixote: Style, Structure, and Narrative (1982) and Miguel de Cervantes on Quixote A Reference Guide (2006), and coedited three volumes of essay collections. In addition, he authored the two-volume Cervantes Encyclopedia in 2004. Howard has also written numerous journal articles and book chapters on Cognitive Studies topics such as embodied cognition, narrative and affect and Theory of Mind representations in literature. Jennifer Marston William is a Professor of German with specializations in twentieth and twenty-first century literature and film. She is currently serving as the Head of the School of Languages and Cultures at Purdue University, USA. Jennifer's second monograph, Cognitive Approaches to German Historical Film: Seeing is Not Believing, was published with Palgrave in 2017, and she has published scholarly articles and book chapters on conceptual metaphor and on literary analyses from the perspective of Theory of Mind. She is also a co-founder, with Howard Mancing, of the Center for Cognitive Literary Studies at Purdue, which has existed since 2008 and was recently renamed the Center for Neurohumanities.
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Screening Twentieth Century Europe

They are no doubt important for how Nazism has been mediated not just in Germany, but also in the rest of Europe. ... As Jennifer Marston William has pointed out in her book Cognitive Approaches to German Historical Film: Seeing Is Not ...

Author: Ib Bondebjerg

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030604967

Category: Performing Arts

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This book offers a comparative study of historical television genres in Europe, with a special focus on Germany and Great Britain and their way of narrating twentieth century European history. The book analyses our common European past and memory through central historical television narratives. Each chapter looks at how historical TV genres, fictional and documentary, have dealt with the most salient and defining periods, events and changes in the twentieth century— an age of extremes. Bondebjerg offers unique theoretical and analytical insight into the role of television in mediating and shaping the past. The book explores television’s creation of transnational cultural encounters across Europe in relation to our common and national past. The book addresses how television has influenced our understanding of history, collective memory and public debate over the twentieth century. It is fundamentally a book about the importance of the past in present day Europe and the centrality of media for transnational understanding.
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Dimensions of Storytelling in German Literature and Beyond

She has authored two monographs, Killing Time: Waiting Hierarchies in the Twentieth-Century German Novel (2010) and Cognitive Approaches to German Historical Film: Seeing is Not Believing (2017), and coedited the volume Theory of Mind ...

Author: Kristy R. Boney

Publisher: Studies in German Literature L

ISBN: 9781640140400

Category: History

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Explores the storytelling of Anna Seghers and other 20th-century writers who faced the tensions between aesthetics and politically conscious writing, between conformity and resistance.
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Restoring the Human Context to Literary and Performance Studies

In addition, he authored the two-volume Cervantes Encyclopedia in 2004.

Author: Howard Mancing

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 3030890775

Category: Literary Criticism

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Restoring the Human Context to Literary and Performance Studies argues that much of contemporary literary theory is still predicated, at least implicitly, on outdated linguistic and psychological models such as post-structuralism, psychoanalysis, and behaviorism, which significantly contradict current dominant scientific views. By contrast, this monograph promotes an alternative paradigm for literary studies, namely Contextualism, and in so doing highlights the similarities and differences among the sometimes-conflicting contemporary cognitive approaches to literature and performance, arguing not in favor of one over the other but for Contextualism as their common ground.
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Theory of Mind and Literature

of Origins, external research professor at the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study in Cognitive Neuroscience, ... for entries on German literature in The Literary Encyclopedia and a book on cognitive approaches to historical film.

Author: Paula Leverage

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781557535702

Category: Literary Criticism

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Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1: Theory of Mind Now and Then: Evolutionary and Historical Perspectives -- Theory of Mind and Theory of Minds in Literature Keith Oatley -- Social Minds in Little Dorrit Alan Palmer -- The Way We Imagine Mark Turner -- Theory of Mind and Fictions of Embodied Transparency Lisa Zunshine -- 2: Mind Reading and Literary Characterization -- Theory of the Murderous Mind: Understanding the Emotional Intensity of John Doyle's Interpretation of Sondheim's Sweeney Todd Diana Calderazzo -- Distraction as Liveliness of Mind: A Cognitive Approach to Characterization in Jane Austen Natalie Phillips -- Sancho Panza's Theory of Mind Howard Mancing -- Is Perceval Autistic?: Theory of Mind in the Conte del Graal Paula Leverage -- 3: Theory of Mind and Literary / Linguistic Structure -- Whose Mind's Eye? Free Indirect Discourse and the Covert Narrator in Marlene Streeruwitz's Nachwelt Jennifer Marston William -- Attractors, Trajectors, and Agents in Racine's "Récit de Théramène" Allen G. Wood -- The Importance of Deixis and Attributive Style for the Study of Theory of Mind: The Example of William Faulkner's Disturbed Characters Ineke Bockting -- 4: Alternate States of Mind -- Alternative Theory of Mind for Arti.cial Brains: A Logical Approach to Interpreting Alien Minds Orley K. Marron -- Reading Phantom Minds: Marie Darrieussecq's Naissance des fantômes and Ghosts' Body Language Mikko Keskinen -- Theory of Mind and Metamorphoses in Dreams: Jekyll & Hyde, and The Metamorphosis Richard Schweickert and Zhuangzhuang Xi -- Mother/Daughter Mind Reading and Ghostly Intervention in Toni Morrison's Beloved Klarina Priborkin -- 5: Theoretical, Philosophical, Political Approaches.
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Cinematic Metaphor in Perspective

Lately she edited the volume Embodied Metaphors in Film, Television, and Video Games: Cognitive Approaches (Routledge ... His research focuses on German and international film history, the aesthetics of film and TV series as well as the ...

Author: Sarah Greifenstein

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110615036

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Over centuries, scholars have explored how metaphor contributes to thought, language, culture. This collection of essays reflects on Müller, Kappelhoff, and colleagues’ transdisciplinary (film studies and linguistics) approach formulated in "Cinematic Metaphor: Experience – Affectivity – Temporality". The key concept of cinematic metaphor opens up reflections on metaphor as a form of embodied meaning-making in human life across disciplines. The book documents collaborative work, reflecting intense, sometimes controversial, discussions across disciplinary boundaries. In this edited volume, renowned authors explore how exposure to the framework of Cinematic Metaphor inspires their views of metaphor in film and of metaphor theory and analysis more generally. Contributions include explorations from the point of view of applied linguistics (Lynne Cameron), cognitive linguistics (Alan Cienki), media studies (Kathrin Fahlenbrach), media history (Michael Wedel), philosophy (Anne Eusterschulte), and psychology (Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr.).
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