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Does it Matter Where You Read? Situating Narrative in Physical Environment
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Culture and Aesthetics.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9309-2343
2016 (English)In: Communication Theory, ISSN 1050-3293, E-ISSN 1468-2885, Vol. 26, no 3, 290-308 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

While language use in general is currently being explored as essentially situated in immediate physical environment, narrative reading is primarily regarded as a means of decoupling one's consciousness from the environment. In order to offer a more diversified view of narrative reading, the article distinguishes between 3 different roles the environment can play in the reading experience. Next to the traditional notion that environmental stimuli disrupt attention, the article proposes that they can also serve as a prop for mental imagery and/or a locus of pleasure more generally. The latter 2 perspectives presuppose a more clear-cut distinction between consciousness and attention than typically assumed in the communication literature. The article concludes with a list of implications for research and practice.

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2016. Vol. 26, no 3, 290-308 p.
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Narrative, Reading, Environment, Attention and Consciousness, Pleasure, Transportation
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Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology) Languages and Literature Philosophy
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-124852DOI: 10.1111/comt.12084OAI: diva2:890948
Available from: 2016-01-05 Created: 2016-01-05 Last updated: 2016-08-23Bibliographically approved

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