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cognitive estrangement

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The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction

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2007

in part < Ger. verfremdung, “estrangement” or “alienation,” after dramatist Bertolt Brecht's concept of verfremdungseffekt the effect brought on

estrangement-effect

estrangement-effect  

Bertolt Brecht's term (also sometimes translated as alienation-effect) for the moment in a work of art when that which used to appear natural suddenly appears historical, when that which was thought ...
ostranenie

ostranenie  

A central concept in Russian Formalism's attempt to describe and define what constitutes literaturnost (literariness). A neologism, it implies two kinds of actions: making strange, and pushing aside. ...

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