Lisa Zunshine
Bush-Holbrook Professor, Department of English, University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0027 USA
lisa.zunshine[at]gmail.com


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publications

books

Getting Inside Your Head: What Cognitive Science Can Tell Us About Popular Culture. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012 (table of contents)

ed. The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Literary Studies. New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming (reader site) (contributor site)

ed. Introduction to Cognitive Cultural Studies. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010 (table of contents)

Strange Concepts and the Stories They Make Possible: Cognition, Culture, Narrative. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008 (introductory sections)

Why We Read Fiction: Theory of Mind and the Novel. Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 2006 ("Theory and Interpretation of Narrative" series) (introductory section)

Bastards and Foundlings: Illegitimacy in Eighteenth-Century England
. Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 2005 (Introduction: "Cultural Narratives of Illegitimacy")


Approaches to Teaching the Works of John Dryden. Coedited with Jayne Lewis. New York: Modern Language Association, 2013

Approaches to Teaching the Novels of Samuel Richardson. Coedited with Jocelyn Harris. New York: Modern Language Association, 2006 (table of contents)

ed. Acting Theory and the English Stage, 1700-1830. Five volumes. London: Pickering and Chatto, 2008 (Introduction and table of contents)

ed. Philanthropy and Fiction in the 'Long' Eighteenth-Century. London: Pickering and Chatto, 2006 ("Narratives of the Poor in Eighteenth-Century Britain" series; general editor: Alysa Levene) (Introducton and table of contents)

ed. Nabokov at the Limits: Redrawing Critical Boundaries. New York: Garland Publishing, 1999 (Introduction and table of contents)

articles


"Why Fiction Does It Better." Chronicle of Higher Education (2013) (pdf)

"Culture of Greedy Mind Readers." Huffington Post, (2012)

"Theory of Mind as a Pedagogical Tool." Interdisciplinary Literary Studies 16.1 (2014): 89-109 (draft pdf)

Co-authored with Ralph James Savarese: "The Critic as Neurocosmopolite; Or, What Cognitive Approaches to Literature Can Learn from Disability Studies: Lisa Zunshine in Conversation with Ralph James Savarese." Narrative 22.1 (2014): 17-44 (pdf)

"From the Social to the Literary: Approaching Cao Xueqin's The Story of the Stone From a Cognitive Perspective." In The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Literary Studies. New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming (draft pdf)

"Sociocognitive Complexity." NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction 45.1 (2012): 13-18 (pdf)

“What to Expect When You Pick Up a Graphic Novel.” SubStance: special issue on graphic narratives. Ed. Jared Gardner and David Herman, # 124, 40.1 (2011): 114-134 (pdf)

“Style Brings In Mental States.” Style 45.2 (2011): 349-356 (pdf)

“Cognitive Alternatives to Interiority.” Cambridge History of the English Novel. Ed. Robert L. Caserio and Clement C. Hawes. Cambridge University Press, 2011. 147-162 (pdf)

“Mind Plus: Sociocognitive Pleasures of Jane Austen's Novels.” Studies in Literary Imagination 42.2 (Fall 2009): 89-109 (pdf)

“1700-1775: Theory of Mind, Social Hierarchy, and the Emergence of Narrative Subjectivity.” The Emergence of Mind: Representations of Consciousness in Narrative Discourse in English. Ed. David Herman. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2011. 161-186 (pdf)

“Theory of Mind and Fictions of Embodied Transparency.” Narrative 16.1 (2008): 65-92 (pdf)

 “Theory of Mind and Michael Fried’s Absorption and Theatricality: Notes Toward Cognitive Historicism.” Toward a Theory of Narrative Acts. Ed. Frederick Aldama. University of Texas Press, 2010. 179-203 (pdf)

“Lying Bodies of the Enlightenment: Theory of Mind and Cultural Historicism.” Introduction to Cognitive Cultural Studies. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010. 115-133 (draft) (pdf)

“What is Cognitive Cultural Studies?” Introduction to Cognitive Cultural Studies. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010. 1-33 (pdf)

“Why Jane Austen Was Different, And Why We May Need Cognitive Science to See It.” Style 41.3 (2007): 273-297 (pdf)

Reprinted in REAL—Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature 24 (2008):141-61

“Caught Unawares by a Benefactor: Embodying the Deserving Object of Charity in the Eighteenth-Century Novel.” The Eighteenth-Century Novel 5 (2006): 37-65 (pdf)


“Essentialism and Comedy: A Cognitive Reading of the Motif of Mislaid Identity in Dryden’s Amphitryon (1690).” Performance and Cognition: Theatre in the Age of New Cognitive Studies. Ed. Bruce McConachie and F. Elizabeth Hart. Routledge, 2006. 97-121

“Introduction.” Philanthropy and Fiction, 1698-1818. London: Pickering and Chatto, 2006. vii-xxi (pdf)

“Can We Teach the ‘Deep Intersubjectivity’ of Richardson’s Clarissa?” New Windows on a Woman's World: A Festschrift for Jocelyn Harris. Otago Studies in English, 9. Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago, 2005. 88-99 (pdf)


“The Spectral Hospital: Philanthropy and the Eighteenth-Century Novel.” Eighteenth-Century Life, 29.1 (2005), 1-22 (pdf)


“Teaching Sir Charles Grandison to Undergraduates instead of Pamela.” Approaches to Teaching the Novels of Samuel Richardson. Ed. Zunshine and Harris. New York: Modern Language Association, 2005. 184-190 (pdf)

“Introduction” and “Materials.” Approaches to Teaching the Novels of Samuel Richardson. Ed. Zunshine and Harris. New York: Modern Language Association, 2005. xi-xiii, 3-23 (pdf)

“Bastard Daughters and Foundling Heroines: Rewriting Illegitimacy for the Eighteenth-Century Stage.” Modern Philology 102.4 (2005): 501-533 (pdf)

“Richardson’s Clarissa and a Theory of Mind.” The Work of Fiction: Cognition, Culture, and Complexity. Ed. Alan Richardson and Ellen Spolsky. Ashgate Press, 2004. 127-146


“Theory of Mind and Experimental Representations of Fictional Consciousness.” Narrative 11.3 (2003): 270-291 (pdf)
          
Reprinted in The Critical Tradition: Classic Texts and Contemporary Trends. Ed. David H. Richter, Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2006

Translated into Russian and reprinted in Dialogue so Vremenem: Almanac of Intellectual History. Moscow: KomKniga. 15 (2005): 263-292

“Vladimir Nabokov and the Scriblerians.” Nabokov at Cornell. Ed. Gavriel Shapiro. Cornell University Press, 2003. 161-71 (pdf)

“The Gender Dynamics of the Infanticide Prevention Campaign in Eighteenth-Century England and Richardson’s History of Sir Charles Grandison.” Writing English Infanticide: Child-Murder, Gender, and Print, 1722-1859. Ed.Jennifer Thorn. Newark: The University of Delaware Press, 2003. 145-171 (pdf)

“Eighteenth-Century Print Culture and the ‘Truth’ of Fictional Narrative.” Philosophy and Literature 25.2 (2001): 215-232 (pdf)

“Rhetoric, Cognition, and Ideology in Anna Laetitia Barbauld’s 1781 Hymns in Prose for Children.” Poetics Today 23.1 (2001): 231- 259 (pdf)

“The Politics of Eschatological Prophesy and Dryden’s 1700 The Secular Masque.” The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation 41.3 (2000): 119-137 (pdf)

“Nabokov’s ‘On Discovering a Butterfly’ and Pushkin’s ‘Exegi monumentum.’” The Nabokovian (2000): 38-42

“Alexander Pope’s The Rape of the Lock and Vladimir Nabokov’s Pale Fire.” Nabokov at the Limits: Redrawing Critical Boundaries. New York: Garland Publishing, 1999. 161-82 (pdf)

external links

academic

Suzanne Keen's advice on applying to graduate schools
Alan Richardson's notes on proposing and giving conference papers
John Richetti reads Pope, Swift, and Dryden on PennSound
The Yale-Haskins Teagle Collegium

non-academic (in Russian)

Alex Exler
Victoria Raicher
Slava S.
Tatiana Tolstaya