Online Essays

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Miall, D. S. (1986). Emotion and the self: The context of remembering. British Journal of Psychology, 77, 389-397.

Miall, D. S. (1987). Metaphor and affect: The problem of creative thought. Journal of Metaphor and Symbolic Activity, 2, 81-96.

Miall, D. S. (1988). Affect and narrative: A model of response to stories. Poetics, 17, 259-272.

Miall, D. S. (1989). Beyond the schema given: Affective comprehension of literary narratives. Cognition and Emotion, 3, 55-78.

Miall, D. S. (1990). Readers' responses to narrative: Evaluating, relating, anticipating. Poetics, 19, 323-339.

Miall, D. S., & Kuiken, D. (1994). Foregrounding, defamiliarization, and affect: Response to literary stories. Poetics, 22, 389-407.

Miall, D. S., & Kuiken, D. (1994). Beyond text theory: Understanding literary response. Discourse Processes, 17, 337-352.

Miall, D. S., & Kuiken, D. (1995). Aspects of literary response: A new questionnaire. Research in the Teaching of English, 29, 37-58.

Miall, D. S. (1995). Anticipation and feeling in literary response: A neuropsychological perspective. Poetics, 23, 275-298.

Miall, D. S. (1996). Empowering the reader: Literary response and classroom learning. In Roger J. Kreuz and Mary Sue MacNealy, Eds., Empirical Approaches to Literature and Aesthetics (pp. 463-478). Ablex, 1996.

Miall, D. S. (1997). The body in literature: Mark Johnson, metaphor, and feeling. Journal of Literary Semantics, 26, 191-210.

Miall, D. S. (1998). A feeling for foregrounding: Why conventionalism isn't the whole story. Paper presented at the University of Munich, June 25 1998.

Miall, D. S., & Kuiken, D. (1998). The form of reading: Empirical studies of literariness. Poetics, 25, 327-341. [Earlier conference version of article]

Miall, D. S. (1998). Hypertextual reading: What's the difference? Paper presented at the VIth Biannual IGEL Conference, Utrecht, August 26-29, 1998.

Miall, D. S. (1998). An evolutionary approach to literary reading: Theory and predictions. Extract from a paper presented at the University of California at Santa Barbara, October 20, 1998.

Miall, D. S. (1999). Trivializing or liberating: The limitations of hypertext theorizing. Mosaic, 32, 157-172. [preprint version]

Kuiken, D., and Miall, D. S. (1999). What is literariness? Three components of literary reading. Discourse Processes, 28, 121-138.

Miall, D. S. (2000). On the necessity of empirical studies of literary reading. Frame, 14, 43-59.

Kuiken, D., and Miall, D. S. (2001). Numerically aided phenomenology: Procedures for investigating categories of experience. FQS. Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 2.1, February 2001. Online at:

Miall, D. S., & Kuiken, D. (2001). Shifting perspectives: Readers' feelings and literary response. In W. Van Peer & S. Chatman, Eds., New Perspectives on Narrative Perspective (pp. 289-301). SUNY Press, 2000. [pre-print version]

Miall, D. S., & Kuiken, D. (2001). A Feeling for fiction: Becoming what we behold. Paper prepared for The Work of Fiction: Cognitive Perspectives: Conference, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel, 4-7 June 2001. (now published in Poetics, 30, 2002, 221-241)

Miall, D. S., & Dobson, T. (2001). Reading hypertext and the experience of literature. Journal of Digital Information 2.1 (online journal).

Miall, D. S. (2001). Sounds of contrast: An empirical approach to phonemic iconicity. Poetics, 29, 55-70.

Miall, D. S. (2003). Reading hypertext: Theoretical ambitions and empirical studies." Jahrbuch für Computerphilologie, 5, 161-179. Online:

Miall, D. S., & Dissanayake, E. (2003). The poetics of babytalk. Human Nature, 14, 337-364.

Miall, D. S. (2003). Literary discourse. In Arthur C. Graesser, Morton Ann Gernsbacher, & Susan R. Goldman (Eds.), Handbook of Discourse Processes (pp. 321-355). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Miall, D. S. (2004). Episode structures in literary narratives. Journal of Literary Semantics, 33, 111-129.

Kuiken, D., Phillips, L., Gregus, M., Miall, D. S., Verbitsky, M., & Tonkonogy, A. (2004). Locating self-modifying feelings within literary reading. Discourse Processes, 38, 267-286.

Miall, D. S. (2006). Empirical approaches to studying literary readers: The state of the discipline. Book History, 9, 291-311.

Miall, D. S. (2007). Cognitive poetics: From interpreting to experiencing what is literary. Pre-print version of paper presented at Anglistentag, 23-26 September. University of Münster, Germany.

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