Authors Archives: Michael Austin

Review of Blakey Vermeule's Why Do We Care About Literary Characters?

Book under Review: Why Do We Care about Literary Characters? by Blakey Vermeule. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010. 296 pp. Abstract Why Do We Care about Literary Characters? answers the question of its title with a solid understanding of cognitive science and evolutionary psychology. Vermeule posits that our capacity for paying attention evolved in an […]

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