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A pragmatic framework for the cognitive study of documentary.

Brylla, C. and Kramer, M., 2018. A pragmatic framework for the cognitive study of documentary. Projections (New York), 12 (2), 159 - 180.

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DOI: 10.3167/proj.2018.120216


© Berghahn Books. Traditionally, there has been little intersection between cognitive film theory and documentary studies. This article initially outlines the main reasons for this lacuna, but it also highlights the few existing exceptions. While these remain too embryonic to initiate a large, overarching, and evolving discourse, they constitute seminal landmarks and stepping stones for the future of cognitive documentary studies, which, as we argue, needs to be a pragmatic endeavor. Based on this premise, we propose a research framework consisting of four areas of interest: the mediation of realities; character engagement; emotion and embodied experience; and documentary practice. This framework takes into account intratextual and extratextual aspects in relation to documentary production and reception, as well as potential social impacts.

Item Type:Article
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:33028
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:12 Nov 2019 10:12
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:18


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