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David Herman

David Herman is Professor of the Engaged Humanities in the Department of English Studies at Durham University, UK. He is the author of Basic Elements of Narrative and other books.

Titles by This Author

With Storytelling and the Science of Mind, David Herman proposes a cross-fertilization between the study of narrative and research on intelligent behavior. This cross-fertilization goes beyond the simple importing of ideas from the sciences of mind into scholarship on narrative and instead aims for convergence between work in narrative studies and research in the cognitive sciences. The book as a whole centers on two questions: How do people make sense of stories? And: How do people use stories to make sense of the world?