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What Poetry allows us to know



In its attempt to understand some of the procedures of the creative mind, this study focuses on some specific cognitive processes, such as perception and its relation to emotions. In order to do that, it becomes crucial to study the metaphorical representations that emphasize semiotic transfers from the scientific field to the literary domain. This study pays special attention to operations such as (1) the configuration of landscape and the segmentation of the visual space (2) the relations between the epistemic content and the emotions, and (3) the associative operations of metaphor which establish the passage from the embodied experience to the abstract thought. The cognitive dimension of metaphor is deeply studied in this dissertation from the rhetorical point of view as well as from the most recent research on its neural bases. This approach points out an interdisciplinary perspective in order to analyze poetic texts, particularly from all the studies developed in the “Cognitive Poetics” field. This discipline is based on the study of the processes of the creative brain using Neuroaesthetics, Semiotics, Linguistics, Philology, Philosophy of Mind, Neurophenomenology and Psychology. All the epistemological boundaries between these disciplines are reduced when approaching to literary analysis. Cognitive Poetics is a recent but strongly developed discipline in the United Kingdom, Germany, the United States and France.
Aesthetics of Emotions
What POETRY allow us to K NOW
How does knowledge interfere in the poetic thought?
Concepts | Percepts
Epistemology of
Víctor Bermúdez
University of Salamanca
Faculty of Philology
Research group | ILICIA: literary scientic enrollements,
interdiscursive elds, conceptual transferences and semiotic processes
Thesis | Science and modulation of the poetic thought:
perception, emotion and metaphor in Lorand Gaspar’s humanist writing
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Assembly of Perception
Emotions and Rationality
Somatic-Marker Hypothesis
Knowledge and Emotions codied
in the poetic langage
The Brain and it’s concepts
Inherited concepts
Acquired concepts
Coloured Context
Amodal Perception
Conceptual Metaphor
Juliete is the Sun
Target domain - Source Domain
Blending Space
The Known and the Unknown
Ordinary semantic inestabilities
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Creative Commons Licences
Leonardo Ugalde
Nina Geometrieva
Lisander Qorri
Cognitive Poetics
Neuroaesthetics Phenomenology
Philosophy of mind
Key References
Semir Zeki. Splendors and Miseries of the Brain
Antonio Damasio. Descarte’s Error
Mark Johnson. The Meaning of the Body
Georges Lako/Mark Turner. Metaphors We Live By
Margaret Freeman. The Aesthetics of Human Experience
Michel Collot. La Pensée-Paysage
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And as spaces of knowledge generation?
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