Texture a cognitive aesthetics of reading by peter stockwelledinburgh edinburgh university press 2012 pp viii 216 isbn 9780748625826 32 reviewed by thomas hoffmann university of osnabrck after decades of little to no contact between linguistics and literary studies the recent rise of. Texture a cognitive aesthetics of reading peter stockwell published by edinburgh university press a study of texture a key feature of literary reading. The aim is a new cognitive aesthetics of literature for its readers jump to content jump to main navigation oso version 043 build 1 university press scholarship online texture a cognitive aesthetics of reading peter stockwell textuality and texture 2 resonance and intensity 3 sensation and empathy. Accessibly and informatively written texture draws on stylistics psycholinguistics critical theory and neurology to explore the nature of reading verbal art the aim is a new cognitive aesthetics of literature for its academic student professional and natural readers. Texture represents the latest advance in cognitive poetics the book builds feeling and embodied experience on to the insights into meaningfulness which the cognitive approach to literature has achieved in recent years taking key familiar concepts such as characterisation tone empathy and
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