The problem of managing the distracted reader did not arise in the age of digital media eighteenth century writers experimented with distraction to hold their readers attention and in the process of doing so advanced theories of concentration in eighteenth century psychology. Each chapter links a unique category of distraction to three elements an eighteenth century work of literature a narrative or formal feature and a facet of twenty first century neuroscientific study. In distraction problems of attention in eighteenth century literature 2016 phillips analyzes the eighteenth century cultural preoccupation with distraction and attentiveness and challenges our assumption that distraction is a uniquely twenty first century problem she also suggests that the eighteenth centurys competing theories of . She also draws a direct link between the disparate theories of focus articulated in eighteenth century literature and modern experiments in neuroscience revealing that contemporary questions surrounding short attention spans are grounded in long conversations over the nature and limits of focus. Phillipsn distraction problems of attention in eighteenth century literature rhythms of focus in eighteenth century poetry and the novel distraction as liveliness of mind a cognitive approach to characterization in jane austen theory of mind and literature purdue up 2010
How it works:
1. Register a Free 1 month Trial Account.
2. Download as many books as you like ( Personal use )
3. No Commitment. Cancel anytime.
4. Join Over 100.000 Happy Readers.
5. That's it. What you waiting for? Sign Up and Get Your Books.