Cogito ergo theatrum: redistributing cognition on the early modern stage

Johnson, Laurie (2014) Cogito ergo theatrum: redistributing cognition on the early modern stage. In: Embodied cognition and Shakespeare's theatre: the early modern body-mind. Routledge Studies in Shakespeare (10). Taylor & Francis (Routledge), Abingdon, OX. United Kingdom, pp. 216-234. ISBN 978-1-13800075-9


This chapter examines studies undertaken on 'distributed cognition' within the early modern theatre, chiefly by Evelyn Tribble, inspired by Ed Hutchins and Andy Clark. The chapter draws on a range of additional forms of evidence from a material cultural history of the early modern theatre, to argue that the distributed cognition model--while valid--requires some adjustments to incorporate better exception handling.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2014 Taylor & Francis. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication
Date Deposited: 07 May 2014 01:42
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2018 03:11
Uncontrolled Keywords: Shakespeare; distributed cognition; extended mind; body-mind problem; Renaissance; theatre
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2005 Literary Studies > 200524 Comparative Literature Studies
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing > 190404 Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2203 Philosophy > 220312 Philosophy of Cognition
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
Identification Number or DOI: 10.4324/9780203796160

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