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dc.contributor.authorDeaton, Pamela S.
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-10T08:27:30Z
dash.embargo.terms2021-03-01
dc.date.created2019-03
dc.date.issued2018-12-21
dc.date.submitted2019
dc.identifier.citationDeaton, Pamela S. 2019. Cognitive Analysis of Unexpected Reader Response: To What Degree Does Authorship Influence Perception of Richardson’s Enigmatic Lovelace in Clarissa Compared to Laclos’ Calculating Valmont in Dangerous Liaisons?. Master's thesis, Harvard Extension School.
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:42004094*
dc.description.abstractThis thesis uses reader response criticism and theory of mind as interpretive tools, juxtaposed with authentic reader response, to cognitively analyze unexpected reader reactions to Lovelace, the villain of Samuel Richardson’s Clarissa. Structural strategies of transparent character introduction, unambiguous intentionality, and consistent characterization affect impression formation and expectation bias as readers progress through a novel. Likewise, epistolary form, intertextuality, and socio-cultural norms all figure heavily in reader perception and experience. Characteristically and contextually comparing Lovelace to a differently drawn villain, Valmont in Laclos’ Dangerous Liaisons, illustrates the importance of authorship and characterization to readers’ sympathetic identification with characters as well as psychic perception during the reading process.
dc.description.sponsorshipEnglish
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dash.licenseLAA
dc.subjectcognitive literary analysis
dc.subjecthermeneutics
dc.subjectBritish literature
dc.subjecteighteenth century literature
dc.subjectSamuel Richardson
dc.subjectClarissa
dc.subjectLovelace
dc.subjectDangerous Liaisons
dc.subjectValmont
dc.subjectlibertine
dc.subjecttheory of mind
dc.subjectdecent rake
dc.subjectauthorship
dc.subjectEnglish literature
dc.titleCognitive Analysis of Unexpected Reader Response: To What Degree Does Authorship Influence Perception of Richardson’s Enigmatic Lovelace in Clarissa Compared to Laclos’ Calculating Valmont in Dangerous Liaisons?
dc.typeThesis or Dissertation
dash.depositing.authorDeaton, Pamela S.
dash.embargo.until2021-03-01
dc.date.available2019-12-10T08:27:30Z
thesis.degree.date2019
thesis.degree.grantorHarvard Extension School
thesis.degree.grantorHarvard Extension School
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameALM
thesis.degree.nameALM
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDelaney, Talaya A.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDamrosch, Leo
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thesis.degree.departmentEnglish
thesis.degree.departmentEnglish
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dc.identifier.orcid0000-0002-6673-6876
dash.author.emailstdntpm098@gmail.com


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