Literary Universals

Cognitive Approaches to Literature Session, Modern Language Association Convention
San Diego, 2003

Chair: Laura Mooneyhan White, University of Nebraska


  1. "The Heroine with a Thousand Faces: Empirical Methodology and Universal Patterns in Characterization," Jonathan Gottschall and Carly Down, St. Lawrence University.

  2. "The Will to Anthologize: The Universality of Canonization," Christopher M. Kuipers, University of California, Irvine.

  3. "Beyond Culture, Beyond Language: Literary Universality and Human Consciousness," Daniel Meyer-Dinkgrafe, University of Wales, Aberystywth.

  4. "Literature and Suffering: Somatic Markers, Prototype Effects, and Universal Principles of Empathy," Donald R. Wehrs, Auburn University.


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