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Issue Details: First known date: 2024... 2024 Ekphrasis of the Default Mode : Simulating Past, Future and Fictional Worlds
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'Perspectives on ekphrasis theory are advancing cognitive approaches. Despite this, the science of the brain’s default mode network rarely emerges in cognitive literary studies or ekphrasis discussion. When left unfocused, the brain in its default mode tends to ruminate on the past, speculate about the future, daydream about unlikely events and analyse the meaning of what others might say or think. The memory-imagination system, also referred to as “mental time travel”, helps us construct simulations of past, future and/or fictional events. This essay proposes an understanding of ekphrasis which engages activities of mental time travel and simulation to help render experience in the minds of readers/writers. This paper does not venture into the neuroscience debate, but rather, it explores the brain’s default mode in the contexts of ekphrasis criticism and cognitive literary studies. I refer to Jessica Au’s novella Cold Enough for Snow (2022) to illustrate examples of ekphrasis writing which – through the depiction of art, objects and images (imagined or real) – engages the systems of mental time travel and simulation to interpret complexities of the world and help render perceptual experiences in the narrative imagining.' (Publication abstract)

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    y separately published work icon Text : Journal of the Australian Association of Writing Programs vol. 28 no. 1 2024 27992895 2024 periodical issue

    'This issue of TEXT offers a number of thoughtful articles, including Jenny Hedley’s ‘Digital poesis impulse: A methodology of creative coding with GPT as co-pilot’ that explores why an author might use AI and how it can be used with the creative process. Hedley investigates questions of poetry and desire, artificial intellidence and authorship, and the tools that facilitate her digital writing practice.' (Editorial)

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