By Karin Kukkonen
"Bringing neoclassicism again into state-of-the-art severe debates, this research considers the cognitive underpinnings of the principles of poetic justice, the unities and decorum, underlines their relevance for modern-day cognitive poetics and strains their impact within the rising narrative type of the eighteenth-century novel"--
summary: "Bringing neoclassicism again into brand new severe debates, this examine considers the cognitive underpinnings of the foundations of poetic justice, the unities and decorum, underlines their relevance for contemporary cognitive poetics and strains their impact within the rising narrative type of the eighteenth-century novel"
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Rather, I would like to observe that the situation of cognitive approaches to literature is not all that different from that of neoclassical criticism as I have described it in the previous chapter. Neoclassicism stands on the fault line of the debates between those who advocate immersion in the ancient texts and following in the tracks which Homer laid down, on the one hand, and those who advocate the method and modes of analysis from the “modern” sciences, on the other. Some critics who think within the conceptual framework of the rules will consider the ancients as the unsurpassed examples of literary achievement and derive their recommendations for modern plays from the likes of Sophocles, Aristophanes, and Euripides.
In Pamela, for example, Samuel Richardson uses poetic justice to establish a single action of rewards and retribution. Eliza Haywood in Anti-Pamela changes the logic of the fictional situation by (re)introducing the repetitions of the seduction narrative, and thereby demonstrates the limitations of Richardson’s approach. The problem-solution model is congenial to neoclassical poetics5 and to its role and function for eighteenth-century novelists, not only because it relates the cognitive and the artistic in similar ways, but also because it directs the critic’s attention to the skill of the author and because it conceives 5.
These plots of comeuppance need to be once removed from reality, because they are either presented on the stage or read about in a book. In cognitive narratology, the notion of “fictional worlds” has been introduced to outline the different situatedness of the work of fiction (see Pavel 1986; Doležel 1998; Ryan 1991; Herman 2002). These fictional worlds are partly rooted in possible-worlds semantics, but they also go back to the “situation models” of discourse psychology and linguistics (van Dijk and Kintsch 1983; Emmott 1997) and the “mental models” of philosophy (Johnson- Laird 1983, 2006).