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Psycho-Literary Perspectives in Multimodal Contexts

ISSN No: 2397-2629
Series Editor(s):
Dr Nick Davis
Dr Maryam Farahani
Dr Ian Schermbrucker

Series Description

Psycho-Literary Perspectives in Multimodal Contexts is primarily concerned with cross-disciplinary approaches that challenge the current prevalence of “science-inspired” ways of reading about and into literature, focusing on the review, investigation, and extensive cross-modal study of text, and the precipitation of narrative spectrum via a variety of methodologies. In this book series, we publish academic monographs and edited volumes that take into consideration the practical scope of psycho-literary reading of narratives, by interrogating and challenging contemporary science-inspired ways of reading the literary text. In the past decade we have observed a rising trend in HE English subject towards medicalization of narrative emotions. Besides, the significance of inter- and multidisciplinary shifts in HE has meant that historical studies of emotions have often acquired a vogue that ignores the nucleus (the narrative) in humanities. Historians of emotions, for the most part, tend to scientize literature and historicize sciences, while literary scholars and linguists try to define new methodologies by reworking psychological perspectives, and claiming they have invented proper ways of reading literature. This book series challenges such controversial aspects within HE, exploring and producing work that strictly questions and evidently showcases the point of convergence and disruption in these areas. Our aim is to publish work that presents comprehensive reading of the narrative spectrum, with a cross-modal concentration on texts and historical-philosophical contexts, challenging current tendencies toward scientization of humanities. Books published in this series include theoretical, analytical, and methodological exploration of narrative modes, convergence and disruption, textual, cross-modal, and theological aesthetics in the following fields: art and art history; historical studies of texts and emotions; literary and comparative studies; film and media studies; communication studies; philosophy (particularly phenomenology, continental traditions, and aesthetics); theological studies; and psychology. We particularly welcome proposals that present an in-depth understanding of varieties of academic languages and aesthetics of textual studies.

Editor(s) Biography

Nick Davis
PhD, BA, Literary Studies
Nick Davis is senior lecturer of literary and comparative studies at the University of Liverpool. He works mainly on literature-science relations, inc. cosmology and constructions of mind, popular culture and the image of popular culture in narrative, narratology, and early modernity, including. transitions to the modern. His research is focused most specifically on 14th- to 17th-century literature, and on relations between literature and technology from the 14th century onwards. He has published extensively, and taught in Europe and China. His current PhD supervision is of students working on Medieval, early modern and contemporary literature, and on literary theory.

Maryam Farahani
PhD, MA, BA, Literature; MA, Education; MSc, Psychology
Maryam Farahani is research associate in the School of English at the University of Liverpool. She works in three main areas: verse narratives, aesthetics, and philosophy of mind. Her research interests specifically include: nineteenth-century literature to contemporary corpus of visual-verbal hybrid narratives; iconicity and creativity; aging and otherness; multimedial-multimodal narratology; phenomenological and theological aesthetics in C19th and C20th, postmodern, and contemporary verse narratives; compositionality; gender and emotions; Abrahamic faiths and literature; impact of anxiety on group bias & academic performance; psychology of art in higher education; HE and theories and models of motivation.

Ian Schermbrucker
PhD, BSc, Psychology
Ian Schermbrucker is lecturer in social psychology at the University of Liverpool. His primary areas of research are in identity, group dynamics, and the influence of overlapping social identities on prejudice and out-group derogation. His teaching and research expand on intrapersonal phenomena, history of social psychology, conflict, social cognition, personality, development, intelligence, personality theories, identity and gender, cognition, and human nature. He teaches variety of topics in Psychology and research methods (both qualitative and quantitative). He has general research interests in cognitive psychology, cultural, and cross-cultural psychology, faith and healing, philosophy of art, history of Christian art, and Christian ethics.

Series Titles

Byron's Temperament

This volume is the first to draw together, in eight original essays by international scholars, some of the dominant strains in critical thinking about Byron’s temperament and behaviour. Using discourses and paradigms drawn from a variety of disciplines, including literary studies, history of medicine, behaviourism and cultural stud...