Bakhtin, theory of mind, and pedagogy: Cognitive construction of social class

Lisa Zunshine

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Abstract

This essay brings together cognitive literary theory and Mikhail Bakhtin's theory of dialogic imagination to illuminate the construction of social class in the eighteenth-century novel. It offers a close reading of selected passages from Frances Burney's Evelina (1778), made possible by combining Bakhtinian and cognitive poetics. It also discusses the theoretical ramifications of this approach and demonstrates its use in an undergraduate classroom.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-126
Number of pages18
JournalEighteenth-Century Fiction
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2017

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© 2017 by Eighteenth-Century Fiction, McMaster University.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Literature and Literary Theory

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