Shakespeare's Brain: Reading with Cognitive Theory

  title={Shakespeare's Brain: Reading with Cognitive Theory},
  author={M. Crane},
  • M. Crane
  • Published 2000
  • Psychology
  • Here Mary Thomas Crane considers the brain as a site where body and culture meet to form the subject and its expression in language. Taking Shakespeare as her case study, she boldly demonstrates the explanatory power of cognitive theory--a theory which argues that language is produced by a reciprocal interaction of body and environment, brain and culture, and which refocuses attention on the role of the author in the making of meaning. Crane reveals in Shakespeare's texts a web of structures… CONTINUE READING
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