I usually avoid linking to the continental philosophy blogs that I read because I’m well aware of the attitudes towards “pomo” stuff among many of the readers of this blog, but this post at Larval Subjects (a blog by a Deleuze scholar who, if I’m not mistaken, also practices some form of Lacanian psychoanalysis) got me thinking. I know that there have been movements within literary criticism to utilize and perhaps inform research and theory in cognitive science, and many if not most of these have been within the cognitive linguistics paradigm, broadly construed (not all of it is conceptual metaphor theory; in fact I think blending may have been more influential in this context). I wonder if any of these literary theories have looked at the implications of extended cognition for literary criticism. I’m not quite sure how they might be relevant, because I’ve really only just began to think about this, but I’m curious. It seems pretty obvious that theories of extended cognition would have implications for reading and writing, though, even if I’m not sure what those implications are. So does anyone know of any work in this regard? Can you point me to anything?