HomeEasy to StartB.Tech Semester VIIIHS 404 Literature and Cognition

Mind and consciousness: key issues from the scriptures to computers, western cognitive science: overview of historical development, key concepts and contributors, perspectives on creativity: myths and evolution, Sanskrit and western cognitive poetics, folk psychology and cultural relativity: culture-specific texts, cognitive modeling of literary texts I: schemas, scripts, frames and stereotypic knowledge representation, cognitive modeling of literary texts II: parabolic projections and conceptual integration networks, beyond cognitivism in creativity: the hard problem of the author-s mind.


1.—- M. Turner, The Literary Mind, Oxford University Press, 1996.

2.—- M. Boden, The Creative Mind: Myths and Mechanisms, Roultedge, 19910.


1. D. Reisberg, Cognition: Exploring the Science of Mind, Norton, 2001.

2. R. L.Solso and D. W. Massaro (Eds), The Science of Mind: 2001 and Beyond, Oxford University
Press, 1995.

3. R. A Wilson and Frank C. Keil (Eds), The MIT Encyclopaedia of the Cognitive
Sciences, MIT Press, 1999.

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