The Body Not in the Room: Reading Gossip as Fiction

Nouvelle Revue Synergies Canada

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Title The Body Not in the Room: Reading Gossip as Fiction
The Body Not in the Room: Reading Gossip as Fiction
 
Creator Bush, Catherine
 
Subject gossip, listener, creative reading/potins, l’écouteur, la lecture créative
gossip, listener, creative reading/potins, l’écouteur, la lecture créative
 
Description It can be useful to return to some fundamentals when thinking about what gives gossip its power, whether words spoken aloud or words that spread and leave their indelible traces throughout the digital realm. As a novelist and storyteller, I’d like to employ some lines of thought about what we do when we read fiction in order to consider gossip as an act of creative reading. Gossip, like a gift, depends on being received by someone, is defined by the intention to be received. Current fMRI studies have shown the empathetic capacities generated in individuals after reading works of fiction. I want to consider what happens when we imagine something about someone else, and how the engaged creativity of the recipient is essential to the act of gossiping.
It can be useful to return to some fundamentals when thinking about what gives gossip its power, whether words spoken aloud or words that spread and leave their indelible traces throughout the digital realm. As a novelist and storyteller, I’d like to employ some lines of thought about what we do when we read fiction in order to consider gossip as an act of creative reading. Gossip, like a gift, depends on being received by someone, is defined by the intention to be received. Current fMRI studies have shown the empathetic capacities generated in individuals after reading works of fiction. I want to consider what happens when we imagine something about someone else, and how the engaged creativity of the recipient is essential to the act of gossiping.
 
Publisher Nouvelle Revue Synergies Canada
Nouvelle Revue Synergies Canada
 
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Date 2014-04-16
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
research-article


 
Format application/pdf
text/html
 
Identifier https://journal.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php/nrsc/article/view/3024
10.21083/nrsc.v0i7.3024
 
Source Nouvelle Revue Synergies Canada; No 7 (2014): Le Potin
Nouvelle Revue Synergies Canada; No 7 (2014): Le Potin
2292-2261
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://journal.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php/nrsc/article/view/3024/3322
https://journal.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php/nrsc/article/view/3024/3343
 
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