The Art of Literature and the Science of Literature

tumblr_m4wy0bJRpy1rx21yio1_500For those interested in Cognitive and Evolutionary Literary Theory – here is a great nutshell sized article by Brian Boyd.

Boyd was the writer that started my PhD journey, offering the central premise of my thesis – that fiction is a form of cognitive play.

He favours an evolutionary approach- the ‘why’ of literature. I favour the neuroscientific/cognitive  – more of the ‘how’. He focusses on the text – whereas I focus on the writing process.

But I wouldn’t be here without him. So enjoy this well written article.

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