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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (3): 455–478.
Published: 01 September 2022
... article “Genre as Social Action,” social occasion has been seen as the structuring factor of genre. Genre theory emphasizes that the occasions of speech acts or genres are never entirely idiosyncratic; they always occur in a space that is pre-structured by habits, expectations, and previous utterances...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 335–359.
Published: 01 June 2004
... groups in both nineteenth- and twentieth-century Houston, Texas. Nineteenth-century groups found in their literary and associational practices the warrant to embark on a broad program of collective action; twentieth-century groups, by and large, severed this link yet still met important needs for women...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (2): 371–375.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Thomas Pavel © 2008 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2008 Emma Kafalenos, Narrative Causalities , Columbus: Ohio State University Press, Theory and Interpretation of Narrative Series, edited by James Phelan and Peter J. Rabinowitz, 2006. 247 pp. Reasons for Action...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (3): 593–605.
Published: 01 September 2011
...John Pier Revaz Françoise , Introduction à la narratologie: Action et narration , with a preface by Prince Gerald . Brussels : De Boeck Duculot , 2009 . 222 pp . © 2011 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2011 References Abbott H. Porter 2008...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (1): 39–78.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Theo Damsteegt It is argued that in internal focalization (e.g., interior monologue or internal sensory perception), the present tense serves to establish a seemingly direct, unmediated link with a character's mind. In reports of actions, too, the present tense may have this effect of providing...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 591–618.
Published: 01 September 2000
... is occupied by an expression designating a group of some kind; (b) the predicate position in these propositions is occupied by predicates that designate the group's holistic attributes or collective actions; (c) the group as such fulfills a range of thematic roles in the narrated sequence. A narrative...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (4): 721–785.
Published: 01 December 2010
... but points out differences between humor and narrative. While narrative has minimally two layers of intentionality (oriented to the action and to its presentation), humor need not have them. While humor always requires agents to perceive incongruity and induces (or confirms) feelings of superiority in them...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (3): 521–591.
Published: 01 September 2011
... of the action, audiences in the course of mental and bodily reception of artistically rendered action). Shakespeare’s revision of romance, in challenging inherited regulation of what and how literature can signify, dramatizes relations between somatic, affective experiences and social, ethical life...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (3): 473–523.
Published: 01 September 2008
... of literary works. This is followed by a study of early contributions to the public controversy over The Satanic Verses , in which Lena Jayyusi's analysis of moral action descriptions is used to draw attention to commentators' ideological attempts to structure this novel as a speech-like action carried out...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 61–93.
Published: 01 March 2000
...Lilach Lachman Although historians of the avant-garde have noted the double requirement for innovators to dramatize a provocative verbal action that experiments with form, the interaction between the ideology and poetics of avant-garde poetry has been largely neglected. Recent studies point...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 521–541.
Published: 01 September 2000
... and values cannot be uniformly reduced to a set of observable facts, they cannot be copied directly but only highlighted indirectly, through examples of human action. These examples, however, do not necessarily represent the norm or the value they are meant to typify. It follows that representation of norms...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (1): 59–126.
Published: 01 March 2012
... of mind of agents (participants). Second, it distinguished between humor and narrative: while narrative contains minimally two layers of intentionality (oriented to the action and its presentation), humor can but need not involve those two layers; inversely, while humor always requires subjects...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (4): 693–715.
Published: 01 December 2011
..., and it includes the power of mirror neurons, which provide immediate, preconscious understanding of the feelings or actions of others. The new understanding of embodied cognition is discussed in relation to animistic aspects of Wordsworth’s writings, such as his account of infancy, bodily sensation, the role...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (4): 615–633.
Published: 01 December 2014
... in Shakespearean drama and a framing of the enterprise of theater. The concept of affordance was developed by the environmental psychologist James J. Gibson to describe the action possibilities of things. Affordances inhere in environments that themselves reflect various human interactions and routines...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (4): 575–595.
Published: 01 December 2021
..., structural, and historical viewpoints, also concerning its lesser-known imaginative and esoteric genealogy. In addition, its connections to the notions of narrativity and fiction are discussed. The recipe's relationship to action is depicted by a simple procedural model. There is a metaphorical...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 37–62.
Published: 01 June 2023
... the “melody” of speech. We examine the ways in which certain forms of language and extralinguistic gestures remain in place when propositional speech is lost. These are forms of conversation that wield some illocutionary force, perform some action , in making ongoing relationships possible, functional...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (3): 463–486.
Published: 01 September 2023
... from its core regions to the semi-periphery. Reframing the problem of the future as that of collective action rather than of complexity, the author proposes that the perceived failure of narrative imagination is, in fact, an expression of the generic limits of the novel, limits that are particularly...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (4): 719–751.
Published: 01 December 2005
... autobiography of the Dostoevskian narrator familiar to readers of thegreat novels, a narrator who dismantles the very structure of knowing and telling, a would-be guide to the text's action who becomes mired in a confession of what he does not understand. © 2005 by the Porter Institute for Poetics...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (1): 125–235.
Published: 01 March 2006
...)Structuralist narratology—Genette's anti-perceptual, mind-less formalism, Barthes's drive against all sequentiality (actional, textual, historical) in the name of “writerly” license—as well as open follow-ups, in cognitivist and literary-empirical circles, for example. Through these lineages, inter alia...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (2): 303–336.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Eileen C. Sweeney In this essay, I offer an interpretation of Abelard's Historia Calamitatum and letters exchanged with Heloise, arguing that both are informed by the attempt to look below the surfaces of language, self, and action to a reality beneath and to achieve authenticity, by which I mean...