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Nordic Journal of Francophone Studies / Revue nordique des études francophones     Open Access  
Nordic Journal of Literacy Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Nordlit     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Norsk Lingvistisk Tidsskrift     Open Access  
Norsk litteratur­vitenskapelig tidsskrift     Open Access  
Nottingham Medieval Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Nouvelles Études Francophones     Full-text available via subscription  
Novos Olhares : Revista de Estudos Sobre Práticas de Recepção a Produtos Midiáticos     Open Access  
NUDOS : Sociología, Teoría y Didáctica de la Literatura     Open Access  
Nueva ReCIT : Revista del área de traductología     Open Access  
Nueva Revista del Pacífico     Open Access  
Nuevo Texto Crítico     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Nuit blanche     Full-text available via subscription  
O Eixo e a Roda : Revista de Literatura Brasileira     Open Access  
ÖDaF-Mitteilungen     Hybrid Journal  
Odisea : Revista de Estudios Ingleses     Open Access  
Oficios Terrestres     Open Access  
Ogigia : Revista electrónica de estudios hispánicos     Open Access  
OKARA Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra or Journal of Languages and Literature     Open Access  
Olho d'água     Open Access  
Olivar     Open Access  
Ondina - Ondine     Open Access  
Orbis Litterarum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Palimpsesto : Revista da Pós-Graduação em Letras da UERJ     Open Access  
PAN: Philosophy Activism Nature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Papers on French Seventeenth Century Literature     Full-text available via subscription  
Papers: Explorations into Children's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
PARAFRASE : Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Cultural Studies     Open Access  
Paragraph     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Parergon     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Paroles gelées     Open Access  
Partial Answers: Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Passage - Tidsskrift for litteratur og kritik     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Passagens     Open Access  
Pecia     Full-text available via subscription  
Pensares em Revista     Open Access  
Periférica. Revista para el análisis de la cultura y el territorio     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Perspectives Médiévales : Revue d’Épistémologie des Langues et Littératures du Moyen Âge     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Philip Roth Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Philologia Estonica Tallinnensis     Open Access  
Philologica Canariensia     Open Access  
Philosophy and Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
Phonica     Open Access  
Pleine Marge     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Ploughshares     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Plurentes. Artes y Letras     Open Access  
Poe Studies     Partially Free   (Followers: 2)
Poetica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Poetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Polifonia     Open Access  
Poligramas     Open Access  
Postmodern Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Poznańskie Studia Polonistyczne. Seria Językoznawcza     Open Access  
Poznańskie Studia Slawistyczne     Open Access  
Pragmalingüística     Open Access  
PragMATIZES : Latin American Journal of Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Prague Journal of English Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Prairie Schooner     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Prassi Ecdotiche della Modernità Letteraria     Open Access  
Pratiques : Linguistique, littérature, didactique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Pretexts : Literary and Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Profetik : Jurnal Komunikasi     Open Access  
Publications of the English Goethe Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Quaderni d'italianistica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Quadrant     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Quarterly Essay     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Quarterly Journal of Speech     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Question     Open Access  
Quêtes littéraires     Open Access  
Qui Parle : Critical Humanities and Social Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Quiroga : Revista de Patrimonio Iberoamericano     Open Access  
Recherches & travaux     Open Access  
reCHERches : Culture et histoire dans l'espace roman     Open Access  
Recherches germaniques     Open Access  
Red Cedar Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
REDD : Revista de estudios del discurso digital     Open Access  
Redis : Revista de Estudos do Discurso     Open Access  
Reinardus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Relacje Międzykulturowe : Intercultural Relations     Open Access  
Remate de Males     Open Access  
Renaissance Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 54)
Renascence : Essays on Values in Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Res Humanitariae     Open Access  
Res Rhetorica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Research and Innovation in Language Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Research in African Literatures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Reseñas CeLeHis     Open Access  
Respectus Philologicus     Open Access  
Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
RETORIKA : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Pengajarannya     Open Access  
REVELL - Revista de Estudos Literários da UEMS     Open Access  
Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Revista Binacional Brasil - Argentina: Diálogo entre as ciências     Open Access  
Revista Chilena de Literatura     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista de Culturas y Literaturas Comparadas     Open Access  
Revista de Estudios Hispánicos     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Revista de Estudios Norteamericanos     Open Access  
Revista de Estudos Culturais     Open Access  
Revista de Filología Alemana     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de Filología Románica     Open Access  
Revista de Filología y Lingüística de la Universidad de Costa Rica     Open Access  
Revista de Lenguas para Fines Específicos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de Letras     Open Access  
Revista de Letras Norte@mentos     Open Access  
Revista de Llengua i Dret     Open Access  
Revista Desenredo     Open Access  
Revista Diacrítica     Open Access  
Revista do GEL     Open Access  
Revista Espirales : Revista para a integração da América Latina e Caribe     Open Access  
Revista Garrafa     Open Access  
Revista Guará : Revista de Linguagem e Literatura     Open Access  
Revista Hispánica Moderna     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Revista Iberoamericana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Revista Internacional de Culturas y Literaturas     Open Access  
Revista intransitiva     Open Access  
Revista Investigações     Open Access  
Revista Lengua y Literatura     Open Access  
Revista Língua & Literatura     Open Access  
Revista Mídia e Cotidiano     Open Access  
Revista Prâksis     Open Access  
Revista Signos     Open Access  
Revista Surco Sur     Open Access  
Revista UNINTER de Comunicação     Open Access  
Revue Akofena     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revue de recherches en littératie médiatique multimodale     Open Access  
Revue des études slaves     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revue Internationale des Francophonies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revue Romane     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
RiCognizioni : Rivista di Lingue e Letterature Straniere e Culture Moderne     Open Access  
River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative     Full-text available via subscription  
Rocznik Ruskiej Bursy     Open Access  
Romance Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Romance Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Romanische Forschungen     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Romanische Studien     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Romanticism on the Net     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Room One Thousand     Open Access  
RUDN Journal of Language Studies, Semiotics and Semantics     Open Access  
RUDN Journal of Studies in Literature and Journalism     Open Access  
RUS : Revista de Literatura e Cultura Russa Universidade de São Paulo     Open Access  
Russian Journal of Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Russian Language Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Russian Literature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Russian Studies in Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Sananjalka     Open Access  
SARE : Southeast Asian Review of English     Open Access  
Sartre Studies International     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Scandinavistica Vilnensis     Open Access  
Scando-Slavica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Schulz / Forum     Open Access  
Scientific Study of Literature     Hybrid Journal  
Scripta     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Selçuk Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi (SEFAD) / Selçuk University Journal of Faculty of Letters     Open Access  
Semiotika     Open Access  
Seoul Journal of Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Sewanee Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Shakespeare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Shakespeare Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Shakespeare Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27)
Shanlax International Journal of Arts, Science and Humanities     Open Access  
SHAW The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Siglo XXI : Literatura y Cultura Españolas     Open Access  
Signo y seña     Open Access  
Signs : International Journal of Semiotics     Open Access  
Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 49)
Sillages critiques     Open Access  
Sintesis     Open Access  
Sirena: poesia, arte y critica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Slavia Antiqua. Rocznik poświęcony starożytnościom słowiańskim     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Slavia Meridionalis     Open Access  
Slavica Revalensia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Slavistica Vilnensis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Slověne : International Journal of Slavic Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Social Dynamics: A journal of African studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Social Interaction : Video-Based Studies of Human Sociality     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Socio-anthropologie     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
South Asian Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Southern Literary Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Southern Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Southern Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Sprache und Literatur     Full-text available via subscription  
Stanislavski Studies     Hybrid Journal  
Storytelling, Self, Society : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Storytelling Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
StoryWorlds : A Journal of Narrative Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Studi Francesi     Open Access  
Studi Magrebini : North African Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Studia Anglica Posnaniensia     Open Access  
Studia Aurea : Revista de Literatura Española y Teoría Literaria del Renacimiento y Siglo de Oro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Studia austriaca     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Studia Azjatystyczne     Open Access  
Studia Białorutenistyczne     Open Access  
Studia Celtica Posnaniensia     Open Access  
Studia Iberystyczne     Open Access  
Studia Iranica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Studia Litteraria et Historica     Open Access  
Studia Metrica et Poetica     Open Access  
Studia Neophilologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Studia Pigoniana     Open Access  
Studia Romanica Posnaniensia     Open Access  

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Scientific Study of Literature
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ISSN (Print) 2210-4372 - ISSN (Online) 2210-4380
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  • Towards a more complex understanding of our tools and hypotheses

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  • Openness to experience, absorption-like states, and the aesthetic,
           explanatory, and pragmatic effects of literary reading

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      Authors: Don Kuiken; Shawn Douglas Moniek Kuijpers
      Abstract: Although several measures of reading engagement (e.g., absorption, immersion) have been developed in recent years, the possibility that they reflect different constructs has not been systematically examined. The present study investigated two factorially independent forms of reading engagement measured by the Absorption-Like States Questionnaire (ASQ; Kuiken & Douglas, 2017, 2018). We examined whether (a) expressive enactment (ASQ-EE) and integrative comprehension (ASQ-IC) differentially predict aesthetic, explanatory, and pragmatic reading outcomes; (b) whether the components and outcomes of ASQ-EE and ASQ-IC differ from those of another measure of reading engagement (the Story World Absorption Scale, SWAS; Kuijpers et al., 2014), and (c) whether ASQ-EE and ASQ-IC are differentially related to two measures of trait openness to experience: the Tellegen Absorption Scale (Tellegen & Atkinson, 1974) and the Big Five Aspects Scale for Openness/Intellect; DeYoung et al., 2007).
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  • Reading fiction with an e-book or in print

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      Authors: Lukas Kosch; Günther Stocker, Annika Schwabe Hajo G. Boomgaarden
      Abstract: Empirical research on the differences between digital and print reading has recently increased, mainly concentrating on informational texts while disregarding literary texts. Concerning narrative fiction, the existing quantitative studies have found no or very few differences between reading printed books and e-books. In our focus group study, we amplify the perspective on digital and print book reading through a largely explorative approach. The results gained by interviewing 34 habitual readers of e-books in six groups show that e-books complement rather than replace printed books. Crucial differences can be found in the dimensions of the reading situation, genre selection, purpose of reading, as well as literary quality and status of the text. Furthermore, our results shed new light on the importance of the printed book as an individual material object, with its own specific iconicity and with notable consequences for intellectual possession, memory, and remembrance of read books and lived reading experiences.
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  • The effects of reading narrative fiction on social and moral cognition

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      Authors: Lena Wimmer; Gregory Currie, Stacie Friend Heather J. Ferguson
      Abstract: We present two experiments examining the effects of reading narrative fiction (vs. narrative non-fiction vs. expository non-fiction) on social and moral cognition, using a battery of self-report, explicit and implicit indicators. Experiment 1 (N = 340) implemented a pre-registered, randomized between-groups design, and assessed multiple outcomes after a short reading assignment. Results failed to reveal any differences between the three reading conditions on either social or moral cognition. Experiment 2 employed a longitudinal design. N = 104 participants were randomly assigned to read an entire book over seven days. Outcome variables were assessed before and after the reading assignment as well as at a one-week follow-up. Results did not show any differential development between the three reading conditions over time. The present results do not support the claim that reading narrative fiction is apt to improve our general social and moral cognition.
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  • Exploring the dimensional relationships of story world absorption

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      Authors: Moniek M. Kuijpers
      Abstract: Absorption has proven to be an important mediator of reading enjoyment and persuasive text effects (Green & Brock, 2000; Kuijpers et al., 2014). Typically, absorbing experiences with narrative media are captured using self-report measuring instruments. One such instrument is the Story World Absorption Scale, which is comprised of four dimensions: Attention, Emotional Engagement, Mental Imagery, and Transportation (Kuijpers et al., 2014). As of yet, we do not know how these dimensions relate to one another. Data from four different studies (one survey and three experiments) using the Story World Absorption Scale were investigated with the use of structural equation modeling to attempt to answer this question. The results show that attention fulfills a crucial role in the absorption experience confirming the work of Kuiken and Douglas (2017, 2018) on absorption-like states. The findings inspire a discussion on how we (should) use multi-dimensional instruments in the field of empirical literary studies.
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  • Editorial

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      Authors: David I. Hanauer
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  • Sound-meaning relations in Japanese Tanka

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      Authors: Jan Auracher
      Abstract: This study aimed to test sound-meaning relations in Japanese poetry. To this end, participants assessed the sentiments expressed in a random selection of Tanka (a specific form of Japanese poetry) on six bipolar scales comprising Evaluation (emotional valence), Potency (dominance), and Activity (arousal). The selected Tanka differed with regard to their average formant-dispersion (i.e., the distance between the first and second formant). Corroborating results of a previous study that tested the relation between formant dispersion and emotional tone in German poetry, results suggest that poems with an extremely low average formant dispersion have a significantly higher likelihood of expressing dominance and activity than poems with an extremely high formant dispersion. No significant differences regarding the Evaluation dimension were found.
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  • Drawing Kafka’s Castle

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      Authors: Emily T. Troscianko; James Carney
      Abstract: We investigated the effects of narrative perspective on mental imagery by comparing responses to an English translation of Franz Kafka’s Das Schloß (The Castle) in the published version (narrated in the third person) versus an earlier (first-person) draft. We analysed participants’ pencil drawings of their imaginative experience for presence/absence of specific features (K. and the castle) and for image entropy (a proxy for image unpredictability). We also used word embeddings to perform cluster analysis of participants’ verbal free-response testimony, generating thematic clusters independently of experimenter expectations. We found no effects of text version on feature presence or overall entropy, but an effect on entropy variance, which was higher in the third-person condition. There was also an effect of text version on free responses: Readers of the third-person version were more likely to use words associated with mood and atmosphere. We offer conclusions on “Kafkaesque” aesthetics, cognitive realism, and the future of experimental literary studies.
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  • Absorbing narratives and Motivation to Read

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      Authors: Lotta-Sofia La Rosa; Aku-Ville Lehtimäki
      Abstract: Digital reading has established its position, and thus research on how reading mode affects reading experience and enjoyment is needed. This study is based on a reading experiment with 89 14–15-year-olds who read or listened to an entire book in four different reading modes: paperbook, ebook, audiobook, and via a commercial subscription service. Using quantitative methods, we examine whether reading mode affects story world absorption as well as seek connections between gender, motivation, absorption and reading mode preferences. Based on the study, reading mode has no statistical impact on narrative absorption experience, measured by the Story World Absorption Scale. Instead, the experience correlates with reading motivation; an adolescent with higher motivation is more likely to feel absorbed while reading, regardless of reading mode. On average, girls experience higher reading motivation and absorption than boys. Less motivated seem to prefer audiobook whereas more motivated choose reading over listening.
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  • An investigation into the relationship between fiction and nonfiction
           reading exposure, and factors of critical thinking

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      Authors: Helena Hollis
      Abstract: Reading fiction has been associated with improved social and imaginative reasoning that could lead to improved critical thinking. This observational study investigated the relationship between fiction and nonfiction exposure, narrative transportation, and factors of critical thinking (critical thinking disposition, and epistemological orientation). Self-selecting participants (N = 335) completed an online survey including an author recognition test and self-report scales. Fiction scores were significantly associated with higher critical thinking disposition, while nonfiction had an inverse effect correlating with lower disposition. Fiction reading was associated with decreased absolutism, and nonfiction score conversely with higher absolutism. Total and nonfiction print exposure were associated with lower multiplism, with no significant association for fiction. Total and fiction print exposure were associated with higher evaluativism, with no significant association for nonfiction. Narrative transportation mediated some of these relationships. These findings provide a basis for further research into reading fiction and nonfiction, and critical thinking.
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  • Review of Małecki, Sorokowski, Pawłowski & Cieński (2019): Human minds
           and animal stories: How narratives make us care about other species

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      Authors: Jan Alber
      Abstract: This article reviews Human minds and animal stories: How narratives make us care about other species 
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  • Utilizing empirical methods to investigate theoretical claims

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      Authors: David I. Hanauer
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  • Fact or fiction'

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      Authors: Natasha Chlebuch; Thalia R. Goldstein Deena Skolnick Weisberg
      Abstract: Many studies have claimed to find that reading fiction leads to improvements in social cognition. But this work has left open the critical question of whether any type of narrative, fictional or nonfictional, might have similar effects. To address this question, as well as to test whether framing a narrative as fiction matters, the current studies presented participants (N = 268 in Study 1; N = 362 in Study 2) with literary fiction texts, narrative nonfiction texts, expository nonfiction texts, or no texts. We tested their theory-of-mind abilities using the picture-based Reading the Mind in the Eyes task and a text-based test of higher-order social cognition. Reading anything was associated with higher scores compared to reading nothing, but the effects of framing and text type were inconsistent. These results suggest that prior claims regarding positive effects of reading fiction on mentalizing should be seen as tenuous; other mechanisms may be driving previously published effects.
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  • How professional readers process unnatural narrators

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      Authors: Jan Alber; Jessica Jumpertz Axel Mayer
      Abstract: In an experiment, the authors tried to find out how professional readers deal with unnatural narrators (such as a narrating parrot and a speaking coin). The hypotheses and research questions were mostly derived from Jan Alber’s proposed reading strategies and operationalized to be measured with the help of a close-ended questionnaire. Thirty-two students of English from RWTH Aachen University took part in the study and were presented with four text passages that featured two natural and two unnatural first-person narrators. These excerpts represented a gliding scale of defamiliarization or estrangement in the sense of Shklovsky that ranges from (1) a realist backpacking tourist in India to (2) a narrator who suffers from hallucinations (both natural), and from there to (3) a narrating parrot and, finally, (4) a speaking coin (both unnatural).The results indicate that the participants perceived the narratives that featured unnatural narrators as being more estranging than the ones that contained natural narrators, and that unnaturalness was regarded as an indicator of fictionality. Furthermore, it was easier for the participants to emotionally engage with the natural (compared to the unnatural) narrators. The study also shows that blending was used as a strategy to make sense of the unnatural narrators, and that the participants thought that fictional worlds were relevant for their own world experiences – regardless of whether the narrators were unnatural or not. Furthermore, most of the participants were reminded of familiar genres (fantasy stories or fairy tales) when they dealt with the unnatural narrators.
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  • Reader reactions to psychological perspective*

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      Authors: Peter Dixon; Sara Saadat Marisa Bortolussi
      Abstract: In this study, we used latent variable analysis to distinguish two components of reader reactions to narrative fiction: Evaluative reaction is the extent to which a character is seen as reasonable and rational, and experiential reaction is the extent to which the reader feels similar to and identifies with the character. We found that evaluative reaction was more negative when mental access to the character was provided, while experiential reaction was decreased by the use of a first-person (as opposed to third-person) narrator. These results were explained in terms of the additional cognitive processing engendered by the these narrative techniques. In particular, we hypothesized that a paucity of mental access leads readers to make their own inferences about the character’s mental state, while the use of third-person narration leads readers to draw on their personal experience in order to appreciate the circumstances of the character.
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  • The role of linguistic prosody in the responses to recited poetry

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      Authors: Svetlana Postarnak; São Luís Castro Susana Silva
      Abstract: Psychological studies of poetry have focused on the responses to written text, and little is known on how choices made by reciters affect listeners’ responses. We hypothesized that syntax-compatible prosodic cues – pauses and pitch breaks – would increase preference by increasing comprehension. Participants rated different declamations of the same poem for preference and comprehension. The match between syntactic boundaries and linguistic prosody cues was quantified in each version, and then we tested how this match predicted listeners’ responses. Unlike our predictions, linguistic prosody had opposite effects on comprehension vs. preference: Comprehension was enhanced by using both sentence pauses and clause pitch breaks, while avoiding clause pauses. When controlling for comprehension, preference was enhanced by clause pauses but hampered by clause breaks and sentence pauses. Results are consistent with the possibility that listeners enjoyed losing track of syntactic boundaries, in line with the idea that deviation may lead to pleasure.
      PubDate: 2020-12-31T00:00:00Z
       
 
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