Dr Chloe Harrison

Lecturer in English Language and Literature

I am a Lecturer in English Literature and early career researcher based in the School of Languages and Social Sciences (LSS). I research in the field of stylistics, and have further interests in cognitive poetics, the application of cognitive grammar for literary analysis, reader response research and contemporary fiction. 

My monograph Cognitive Grammar in Contemporary Fiction was published in 2017 with John Benjamins and is the first extended application of cognitive grammar for the analysis of contemporary literature. This book presents analyses of a range of contemporary works of fiction, including texts written by Ian McEwan, Jennifer Egan, Neil Gaiman, Jonathan Safran Foer and Paul Auster. I have also recently co-written a textbook on Cognitive Grammar for stylistic application with Dr Marcello Giovanelli (Aston University), which is due to be published in September this year (please see below for further publication details). Alongside other projects, I am currently involved in an ongoing reader response project with Dr Louise Nuttall (University of Huddersfield) in which we explore the cognitive and experiential processes involved in re-reading.  

I am Treasurer for the International Association of Literary Semantics, and act as a reviewer for a number of international peer-reviewed journals. I am also a member of the Poetics and Linguistics Association, the International Association of Literary Semantics, and the International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature.

  • BA (Hons) English Studies (University of Nottingham)
  • MA Literary Linguistics (University of Nottingham)
  • PhD Cognitive Stylistics (University of Nottingham)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice in Higher Education (Coventry University)

 

  • Treasurer for the International Association of Literary Semantics
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • Member of the Poetics and Linguistics Association, the International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature, and the International Association of Literary Semantics

 

I would be interested in supervising doctoral research projects in:

  • Cognitive stylistics;
  • Linguistic approaches to contemporary literature;
  • Applications of Cognitive Grammar for literary linguistic analysis;
  • Reader response studies

 Please get in touch via email if you are interested in working with me on any of the above.

Publications

Research monograph

  • Harrison, C. (2017) Cognitive Grammar in Contemporary Fiction. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

 

Edited book

  • Harrison, C., Nuttall, L., Stockwell, P. and Yuan, W. (eds) (2014) Cognitive Grammar in Literature. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

 

Chapters in edited collections

  • Harrison, C. (Forthcoming) ‘‘A half-remembered quality’: Experiencing disorientation and claustrophobia in The Goldfinch’, in C. Hart (ed) Cognitive Linguistic Approaches to Text and Discourse: From Poetics to Politics.  Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

  • Harrison, C. (2014) ‘Attentional windowing in David Foster Wallace’s “The Soul Is Not a Smithy”’, in C. Harrison, L. Nuttall, P. Stockwell and W. Yuan (eds) Cognitive Grammar in Literature. Amsterdam: Benjamins, pp. 53-67. 
  • Harrison, C. and Stockwell, P. (2014) 'Cognitive poetics', in J. Littlemore and J.R. Taylor (eds) The Bloomsbury Companion to Cognitive Linguistics. London: Bloomsbury, pp. 218-233.
  • Harrison, C. and Nuttall, L. (Forthcoming) ‘Reconstruing the fictional world of Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Freeze-Dried Groom’’, in B. Neurohr and E. Stewart-Shaw (eds) Experiencing Fictional Worlds. Amsterdam: Benjamins. 

 

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

  • Harrison, C. and Nuttall, L. (2018) ‘Re-reading in stylistics’. Language and Literature 27(3): 176 -195.

  • Harrison, C. (2017) ‘Finding Elizabeth: Construing Memory in Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey’. Journal of Literary Semantics 46(2): 131–151.

 

Student textbook

  • Giovanelli, M. and Harrison, C. (2018) Cognitive Grammar in Stylistics: A Practical Guide. London: Bloomsbury.

 

Reviews

  • Harrison, C. (2016) Review of C. Hart, Discourse, Grammar and Ideology: Functional and Cognitive Perspectives. Discourse and Society 27(3): 355-356.
  • Harrison, C. (2016) ‘Stylistics’. This Year’s Work in English Studies. Oxford: OUP.

 

 

Room: MB740b

Email:  c.harrison10@aston.ac.uk

Tel: 0121 204 4806