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Title: Causal attribution and the analysis of literary characters: A. C. Bradley's study of Iago and Othello
Authors: Cámara Arenas, Enrique
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: de Gruyter
Citation: Cámara-Arenas, Enrique. "Causal attribution and the analysis of literary characters: A. C. Bradley's study of Iago and Othello." Journal of Literary Semantics, 39 (2010). p.43-66.
Abstract: A. C. Bradley's approach to character-construal in Shakespearean Tragedy (1904) has often been regarded as a good example of the humanizing approach to literary characters. His lectures on Iago, Othello or Macbeth have been criticized by other scholars for a number of reasons, but particularly for using premises and facts in his argumentation which are not found in the plays. Bradley's task is in many senses an example of person perception, which he performs without alluding to any social psychological theories or methods. In the present article I revise Bradley's reasoning in the light of Kelley 's Covariance Theo1y of Causal Attribution, in an attempt both to re-evaluate Bradley s procedures and, especially, to determine ways in which social psychology might provide literary critics with valuable tools and insights.
Keywords: Narratology
Classification: fictional characters
Social psychology
Person-perception
Characterization
Peer Review: SI
DOI: 10.1515/jlsc.20!0.003
Language: eng
URI: http://uvadoc.uva.es/handle/10324/33628
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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