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Re: [xmca] Re: fiction as simulation
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Thanks, Mike, for this very useful article. This relates a lot to what I
have been trying to do these past few years and it pulls the adult
literature well together. My work has centered more on preschoolers
spontaneous (fantasy) stories and I have tried to find ways to analyze
them, which goes beyond just using structural criteria but also
incorporates content in a serious way (that is, it incorporates content
and structure). I have also argued (as do Mar & Oatley, but for adults)
for the significant of character in children's narratives (whether for
learning to comprehend or tell stories) and I'm continuing to think
about these issues. More recently, I have devoted my attention/effort in
creating an intervention programs using commercially available
children's books to promote narrative comprehension as well as social
understanding, especially for low-income children. As I'm in the midst
of writing about these issues, this article is very useful.
Professor, Department of Psychology
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mike cole wrote:
Of course, i *would *forget to attach the article. Here it is.
On Sun, Dec 20, 2009 at 4:56 PM, mike cole<email@example.com> wrote:
Sorting through all the unread journals and seeking to bring order to the
of my intellectual meanderings, i came across this article that I think
should hold some
interest for xmca-o-philes.
As some of you know, I have an abiding interest in the idea of tertiary
artifacts, works of
art, for Wartofsky (so I learned from Yrjo), play, "alternative worlds"
like the 5th Dimension
that Peg Griffin invented and I have played in for a long time. But I also
teach and think (think and
teach?) about various communication media including novels and sitcoms.
This article caught
my attention in that odd nexus of interests: fiction as "simulations," or,
we might say, tertiary artifacts, or we might say, "tools to think with."
Delete or read along, as the mood catches you.
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