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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (4): 637–664.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Caryl Emerson As literary critics and language theorists, Viktor Shklovsky and Mikhail Bakhtin each utilize “aesthetic distance” in an unconventional way—unrelated, it would seem, to the usual aesthetic criteria of beauty, goodness, or truth. For the Formalist Shklovsky, the distancing...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (3): 471–515.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Timothy C. Baker Recent research by V. S. Ramachandran and Semir Zeki has used neuroscientific methods to investigate the nature of aesthetic response. By situating their work in the context of post-Kantian aesthetic discourse, this essay demonstrates that such research provides an opportunity...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (2): 251–284.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Marco Caracciolo This essay argues against the prevalent view of the aesthetics implicit in Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse . It is an aesthetics of closure, an attempt to make “of the moment something permanent” (Woolf 2000a [1927]: 176), which is usually associated (as are Woolf's own...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (2): 235–268.
Published: 01 June 2019
... to motivate an inherently embodied semiotic account that nevertheless maintains close contact with broader accounts of narrative and larger-scale “text” organization. References Antunes Luis Rocha . 2016 . The Multisensory Film Experience: A Cognitive Model of Experiential Film Aesthetics...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (3): 395–416.
Published: 01 September 2020
... of the dead, while science and the secular state are also never wholly able to explain and manage these apparent miracles. The return of this seemingly religious trope to an ostensibly secular world and the mutual jostling and overlapping of theological, scientific, and aesthetic discourses, as they seek...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (3): 461–465.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Justine Pizzo Nathan K. Hensley and Philip Steer , eds., Ecological Form: System and Aesthetics in the Age of Empire . New York : Fordham University Press , 2019 . viii + 261 pp. Copyright © 2021 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2021 How might we think...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (3): 479–532.
Published: 01 September 2022
... million posts to #poetsofinstagram alone, yet this so-called fidget-spinner literature has received little scholarly attention. While some magazines have featured the well-known Rupi Kaur, no academic work to date has extensively analyzed the aesthetics and cultural antecedents of Instapoetry...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (4): 717–752.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Margaret H. Freeman This paper argues that the cognitive sciences need to incorporate aesthetic study of the arts into their methodologies to fully understand the nature of human cognitive processes, because the arts reflect insights into human experience that are unobtainable by the methodologies...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (4): 641–674.
Published: 01 December 2016
... contradictions resulting from the recent aesthetically and historically detached approaches of narratological and postmodernist analyses. © 2016 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2016 Edgar Allan Poe detective fiction self-reflective irony narratology References Baudrillard...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 393–412.
Published: 01 June 2017
... insight that adaptation is the norm and not the exception in human imagination finds an unexpectedly large field of application. This shift away from the narrow standard paradigm of novels adapted for the screen to a more fundamental aesthetics of adaptation has also helped establish connections between...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (4): 751–761.
Published: 01 December 2017
... Fictions ( New York : Verso ). Jameson Fredric . 2007 The Modernist Papers ( New York : Verso ). Jameson Fredric . 2013 The Antinomies of Realism ( New York : Verso ). Jameson Fredric . 2015 “ The Aesthetics of Singularity ,” New Left Review 92 : 101 – 32...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 489–495.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Thane Rosenbaum A “post-Holocaust novelist” describes the reason for insisting on this category and explains why he thinks the Holocaust itself should not be directly portrayed. The Audacity of Aesthetics: The Post-Holocaust Novel and the Respect for the Dead Thane Rosenbaum Law, Fordham...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (1): 117–142.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Nadine Kuperty-Tsur This essay considers the aesthetic changes in French poetry and painting as a result of the Saint Bartholomew's Day massacre in August 1572. By the end of the same year, the formal purity and striving for detailed perfection that defined mannerism were no longer relevant goals...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (4): 595–608.
Published: 01 December 2004
...Robert Eaglestone The aim of this article is to come to terms with the implications of Wittgenstein's remark that “ethics and aesthetics are one and the same.” Arguing that ethics, truth, and aesthetics have been implicitly or explicitly part of literary discourse for many years, despite being...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (4): 609–625.
Published: 01 December 2004
...Kathrin Stengel An inquiry into Wittgenstein's ethics and aesthetics has to start with the following questions: Can an aesthetics and/or ethics be extracted from his philosophical texts at all? If yes, what kind of aesthetics and/or ethics does Wittgenstein offer beyond his well-known aphoristic...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (4): 695–727.
Published: 01 December 2003
... Effect (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press). 147 ‘‘Ocular Proof Archival Revelations and Aesthetic Response 7026 Poetics Today / 24:4 / sheet 57 of James A. Knapp...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (2): 301–314.
Published: 01 June 2020
... Degas’s 1873 Dance Class enable audiences to experience a form of social connection unavailable to them in everyday life. Drawing on perspectives from sociolinguistics, discourse comprehension, and empirical aesthetics, the author shows how the cumulative experience of grasping what a literary text...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (1): 183–185.
Published: 01 March 2022
... over and over again that it is iconicity that drives language, communication, and aesthetics, not those few aspects of these phenomena that are trivially arbitrary. peter.stockwell@nottingham.ac.uk Margaret H. Freeman , The Poem as Icon: A Study in Aesthetic Cognition . New York...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (4): 564–567.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Eyal Segal Wolf Werner , Bernhart Walter , and Mahler Andreas , eds., Immersion and Distance: Aesthetic Illusion in Literature and Other Media . Amsterdam : Rodopi , 2013 . vi + 390 pp. © 2016 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2016 New Books at a Glance...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 429–451.
Published: 01 September 2019
... types of impact (e.g., aesthetic, therapeutic, persuasive) they have been found to generate, and where their power becomes excessive or outright detrimental to reader experience. Together, the evidence suggests that narratives are read through the lens of the reader’s self-schema independently of genre...