Carlos Iglesias Crespo publishes paper on Aristotle, Russian Formalism and Embodied Cognition

AHRC OOC DTP student Carlos Iglesias Crespo (King’s College, Cambridge) has published a new open-access paper titled Energeia as Defamiliarization: Reading Aristotle with Shklovsky’s Eyes’ in the latest issue of Journal for the History of Rhetoric (formerly known as Advances in the History of Rhetoric). It offers a comparative study between Aristotle’s energeia and Shklovsky’s defamiliarization, two key concepts in the history of rhetoric and literary theory. His analysis traces their affinities and ties them together by arguing that both concepts trigger perceptual simulations (the pre-reflective activation of the parts of the brain responsible for motricity and perception) in order to interact with the reader’s perception.