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Introduction: Narrative and the Emotions–Suzanne Keen
Prelinguistic and Preliterate Substrates of Poetic Narrative–Ellen Dissanayake
The Ethics of Neurobiological Narratives–Darcia Narvaez
The Birth of Narrative out of the Spirit of the Excuse: A Speculation–Fritz Breithaupt
Poetics of Emotion in Times of Agony: Letters from Exile, 1933–1940–Els Andringa
Ian McEwan's Neurological Novel–Jane F. Thrailkill
New Books at a Glance
Narrative Beginnings: Theories and Practice
Brian Richardson, ed., Narrative Beginnings: Theories and Practice. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2008. xi + 282 pp.–Eyal Segal
Directions in Empirical Literary Studies
Sonia Zyngier, Marisa Bortolussi, Anna Chesnokova, and Jan Auracher, eds., Directions in Empirical Literary Studies. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2008. xii + 357 pp.–Eyal Segal
Towards a Typology of Poetic Forms: From Language to Metrics and Beyond
Aroui Jean-Louis and Andy Arleo, eds., Towards a Typology of Poetic Forms: From Language to Metrics and Beyond. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2009. xiv + 428 pp.–Eyal Segal
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