Antecessors of Neuro Lit Crit
Neuro lit crit could be considered as a branch of neuroaesthetics. Its more distant roots, however, predate the neural turn and lie in the work of authors such as Robert de Beaugrande (1987), Norman Holland (1988), and Reuven Tsur (1992), who, starting in the 1980s, approached literary theory and criticism with psychological models from the cognitive sciences (for overviews, see Crane and Richardson 1999, Richardson 2004, Zunshine 2010; for an early debate, see Herbert Simon’s 1994 article and the responses it drew).
Robert de Beaugrande
ArticlesSimon, Herbert. 1994. “Literary Criticism: A Cognitive Approach.” Stanford Humanities Review 4 (1)....