Terence Cave

"Far other worlds, and other seas"
Thinking with Literature in the Twenty-First Century

2015, cm 17 x 24, 82 pp. con 6 tavv. f.t. a colori.

ISBN: 9788822264077

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After outlining a general perspective within which the work of the interdisciplinary Balzan research project ‘Literature as an Object of Knowledge’ (St. John’s College Research Centre, Oxford, 2010-2013) has taken shape, Cave considers some of the problems encountered, in particular the relation between literary study and cognitive science. The lecture then focuses on literary texts, applying cognitive approaches to offer a new perspective on the material out of which literature is made.

Terence Cave
Terence Cave is Emeritus Professor of French Literature in the University of Oxford and Emeritus Research Fellow of St John’s College, Oxford. Fellow of the British Academy and member of numerous learned societies, he was recently named Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Known for his studies The Cornucopian Text: Problems of Writing in the French Renaissance (Clarendon Press, 1979) and Recognitions: A Study in Poetics (Oxford University Press, 1988), he has also written widely on early modern French literature and on the history of poetics. After being awarded the 2009 Balzan Prize for Literature since 1500, he was director of the Balzan interdisciplinary project ‘Literature as an Object of Knowledge’ (St. John›s College Research Centre, Oxford, 2010-2013), and in that context is exploring the value of cognitive approaches to literary study. - settembre 2015