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  1. Donald Beecher (2010). Nostalgia and the Renaissance Romance. Philosophy and Literature 34 (2):281-301.
    The study to follow is concerned with the structure of romance in the ancient and Renaissance periods from the perspective of nostalgia, to be defined here as one of the most deeply engrained features of the human psyche. The argument in brief is that of all the literary genres of the early modern era, romance tells the story of homecoming with the greatest sense of imperative, constituting a tropism in the form of a literary motif that originates in the evolutionary (...)
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  2. Donald Beecher (2006). Mind, Theaters, and the Anatomy of Consciousness. Philosophy and Literature 30 (1):1-16.
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    Donald Beecher (2007). Suspense. Philosophy and Literature 31 (2):255-279.
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    Donald Beecher (1996). Verse with Prose From Petronius to Dante: The Art and Scope of the Mixed Form. History of European Ideas 22 (2):132-133.
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  5. Donald Beecher (2016). Adapted Brains and Imaginary Worlds: Cognitive Science and the Literature of the Renaissance. Mcgill-Queen's University Press.
    In Adapted Brains and Imaginary Worlds, Donald Beecher explores the characteristics and idiosyncrasies of the brain as they affect the study of fiction. He builds upon insights from the cognitive sciences to explain how we actualize imaginary persons, read the clues to their intentional states, assess their representations of selfhood, and empathize with their felt experiences in imaginary environments. He considers how our own faculty of memory, in all its selective particularity and planned oblivion, becomes an increasingly significant dimension of (...)
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