Retorica E Scienze Neurocognitive

Author: Stefano Calabrese
ISBN: 9788843069033
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Author: Jordynn Jack
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135709718
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In academia, as well as in popular culture, the prefix "neuro-" now occurs with startling frequency. Scholars now publish research in the fields of neuroeconomics, neurophilosophy, neuromarketing, neuropolitics, and neuroeducation. Consumers are targeted with enhanced products and services, such as brain-based training exercises, and babies are kept on a strict regimen of brain music, brain videos, and brain games. The chapters in this book investigate the rhetorical appeal, effects, and implications of this prefix, neuro-, and carefully consider the potential collaborative work between rhetoricians and neuroscientists. Drawing on the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of rhetorical study, Neurorhetorics questions how discourses about the brain construct neurological differences, such as mental illness or intelligence measures. Working at the nexus of rhetoric and neuroscience, the authors explore how to operationalize rhetorical inquiry into neuroscience in meaningful ways. They account for the production, dissemination, and appeal of neuroscience research findings, revealing what rhetorics about the brain mean for contemporary public discourse. This book was originally published as a special issue of Rhetoric Society Quarterly.

Biologia Della Letteratura

Author: Casadei Alberto
Editor: Il Saggiatore
ISBN: 8865766182
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Se è vero, come ha scritto Shakespeare, che siamo fatti della stessa materia dei sogni, è la materia dei sogni a dover essere indagata. Se, come sosteneva Cézanne, «il colore è il luogo dove si incontrano il nostro cervello e l’universo», va indagato il modo in cui il nostro cervello percepisce lo stimolo dei sensi e lo rielabora in forme, miti e metafore. Va indagata la biologia delle arti e della letteratura.Solo un’ottica che superi la divisione tra natura e cultura può dare conto dei processi che hanno condotto l’essere umano a costruzioni simboliche sempre più complesse, per rispondere a esigenze di sopravvivenza, di ritualità magica e religiosa o per imporre un ordine al cosmo, ritagliando nuclei di senso dal caos del molteplice.Guidato da questi stimoli e dalle più recenti scoperte della biologia, delle neuroscienze e dell’antropologia, Alberto Casadei individua nello stile il punto in cui avviene la mediazione decisiva fra natura e cultura: è grazie all’elaborazione stilistica che le propensioni biologiche elementari, legate alla percezione del ritmo, dell’analogia e della metafora, vengono utilizzate per dare vita ai mondi possibili della letteratura e dell’arte.Biologia della letteratura unisce questa prospettiva inedita a una rigorosa analisi critica, mostrando una storia letteraria ancora più ricca, in cui lo stile diviene l’elemento capace di condensare processi emotivi e cognitivi: un filo che lega la sorprendente stratificazione mitologica dell’epica di Gilgameš all’oscurità del Simbolismo, l’estasi del sublime alla rottura dei linguaggi retorici operata nel primo Novecento, fino alla svolta imposta dalle nuove tecnologie, dal Web e ancor di più dal Cloud. Oggi, come un Ulisse che, sprofondata ormai la nave, continua il proprio viaggio di conoscenza negli abissi marini, l’uomo si ritrova immerso in una realtà in cui lo stimolo percettivo è ubiquitario e ogni separazione tradizionale tra i linguaggi è caduta. La risposta, ancora una volta, è nell’adattamento e nell’elaborazione di uno stile sempre più ibrido e complesso.

L Idea Di Letteratura In Italia

Author: Stefano Calabrese
Editor: Bruno Mondadori
ISBN: 8867740628
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Un'indagine suggestiva e sistematica sulle funzioni e i limiti della letteratura nella riflessione critica dei maggiori scrittori, filosofi e saggisti italiani dalle origini ai giorni nostri.

The Cambridge Handbook Of Metaphor And Thought

Author: Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr.
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 113947166X
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A comprehensive collection of essays in multidisciplinary metaphor scholarship that has been written in response to the growing interest among scholars and students from a variety of disciplines such as linguistics, philosophy, anthropology, music and psychology. These essays explore the significance of metaphor in language, thought, culture and artistic expression. There are five main themes of the book: the roots of metaphor, metaphor understanding, metaphor in language and culture, metaphor in reasoning and feeling, and metaphor in non-verbal expression. Contributors come from a variety of academic disciplines, including psychology, linguistics, philosophy, cognitive science, literature, education, music, and law.

La Vita Agra

Author: Luciano Bianciardi
Editor: Viking Adult
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Author: Erich Auerbach
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400847958
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More than half a century after its translation into English, Erich Auerbach's Mimesis remains a masterpiece of literary criticism. A brilliant display of erudition, wit, and wisdom, his exploration of how great European writers from Homer to Virginia Woolf depicted reality has taught generations how to read Western literature. This new expanded edition includes a substantial essay in introduction by Edward Said as well as an essay, never before translated into English, in which Auerbach responds to his critics. A German Jew, Auerbach was forced out of his professorship at the University of Marburg in 1935. He left for Turkey, where he taught at the state university in Istanbul. There he wrote Mimesis, publishing it in German after the end of the war. Displaced as he was, Auerbach produced a work of great erudition that contains no footnotes, basing his arguments instead on searching, illuminating readings of key passages from his primary texts. His aim was to show how from antiquity to the twentieth century literature progressed toward ever more naturalistic and democratic forms of representation. This essentially optimistic view of European history now appears as a defensive--and impassioned--response to the inhumanity he saw in the Third Reich. Ranging over works in Greek, Latin, Spanish, French, Italian, German, and English, Auerbach used his remarkable skills in philology and comparative literature to refute any narrow form of nationalism or chauvinism, in his own day and ours. For many readers, both inside and outside the academy, Mimesis is among the finest works of literary criticism ever written. This Princeton Classics edition includes a substantial introduction by Edward Said as well as an essay in which Auerbach responds to his critics.


Author: James Nolan
Editor: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1847698107
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In recent decades the explosive growth of globalization and regional integration has fuelled parallel growth in multilingual conferences. Although conference interpreting has come of age as a profession, interpreter training programs have had varied success, pointing to the need for an instructional manual which covers the subject comprehensively. This book seeks to fill that need by providing a structured syllabus and an overview of interpretation accompanied by exercises in various aspects of the art. It is meant to serve as a practical guide for interpreters and as a complement to interpreter training programs in the classroom and online, particularly those for students preparing for conference interpreting in international governmental and business settings. This expanded second edition includes additional exercises and provides direct links to a variety of web-based resources and practice speeches, also including additional language combinations.

Scar Night

Author: Alan Campbell
Editor: Spectra
ISBN: 0553903365
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Suspended by chains over a seemingly bottomless abyss, the ancient city of Deepgate is home to a young angel, an assassin, and a psychotic murderer hungry for revenge—or redemption. But soon a shocking betrayal will unite all three in a desperate quest.... The last of his line, Dill is descended from legendary Battle-archons who once defended the city. Forbidden to fly and untrained even to wield the great sword inherited from his forebears, he has become a figurehead for a dying tradition. Now he lives a sheltered existence in one of Deepgate’s crumbling temple spires under the watchful eye of the Presbyter who rules the city. Spine assassin Rachel Hael has better things to do than oversee the Presbyter’s angel. Each dark moon she must fight for her life among the city chains, hunting an immortal predator with a taste for blood. But when a traitor brings enemies to Deepgate’s doorstep, Dill and Rachel are forced into an uneasy alliance with the city’s oldest and most dangerous foe. They must journey down into the uncharted chasm to save their sprawling metropolis—and themselves—from annihilation. Once they descend however, they learn that what lies below is far more sinister than what they’ve been taught to expect. From the Hardcover edition.

Arte Del Ricordare

Author: Giambattista della Porta
Editor: Longo Angelo
ISBN: 9788880637479
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