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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (3): 433–458.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Pradeep Sopory Metaphors are both cognitive and affective in their meaning. However, a discussion of affect has been absent from recent theories of metaphor comprehension. This article looks at how affect, broadly conceptualized as positive and negative valence, may interact with cognition during...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 453–473.
Published: 01 September 2019
... of the emotional content of readers’ narrative experiences. Our goal is to highlight the diversity of processes that contribute to readers’ affective responses. Finally, we consider how ordinary processes of learning and memory might explain changes in readers’ social cognition. References Allbritton...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (4): 541–574.
Published: 01 December 2021
... that contemporary fiction marks a shift toward an affective dominant. In Postmodernist Fiction (1987) Brian McHale defines the dominant as a structure that brings order and hierarchy in a diversity of techniques and motifs in a literary text. Whereas in modernism the dominant is epistemological and in postmodernism...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (4): 751–761.
Published: 01 December 2017
... and the Postmoderns) , Review 31 , review31.co.uk/article/view/363/in-place-of-change (accessed April 6, 2016) . Flatley Jonathan . 2008 Affective Mapping: Melancholia and the Politics of Modernism ( Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press ). Gibson William . 1984 Neuromancer ( New...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (3): 521–591.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Donald R. Wehrs This essay explores Shakespeare’s qualification of romance conventions as a significant event in Western literary history. It may be seen as part of a sustained challenge to the subordination of somatic and affective sense to intellectual, conceptual significance advocated...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 499–518.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Marshall Alcorn; Michael O’Neill The concept of adaptive affective cognition is developed to explain the affective impact of Richard Wright’s novel Native Son on the judicial reasoning of the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case of 1954. Although research in neuroscience clearly argues...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (2): 289–321.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Miranda Burgess This essay explores two approaches to affect in literary theory. The first of these approaches locates affect in discrete bodies and persons. The second views affect as a phenomenon anterior to the distinction of persons: a flow of energy among bodies as well as between bodies...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 393–412.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Pascal Nicklas; Arthur M. Jacobs Rhetorical effects in speech and writing have a great strategic importance in achieving the communicative end of being persuasive: they are key in the exertion of power through language. Persuasion occurs by cognitive-affective stimulation, relying on specific...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (1): 135–158.
Published: 01 March 2019
...-oriented criticism” (Graham Harman), and “reflective reading” (Rita Felski) all seek to mediate affective attachment to objects of concern with analytic reflection on their features. This essay describes a tradition of novels it calls “expressive realism,” whose specialized depictions of character make...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (2): 335–362.
Published: 01 June 2022
... in current analyses of the digital as a context for narrative. The aim is to construct tools for a semiotics of the imperceptible, an approach to analyze the ways in which the digital shapes human agency in dimensions the users cannot directly perceive but which nevertheless affect users’ sense of what...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 273–293.
Published: 01 June 2017
... Panksepp call our “affective consciousness,” a form of prereflective reception that arises from bodily experience. Focusing upon Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things , the article proposes a theoretical framework for interrogating the forms of priming, bias, and insight gained via these physical...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (1): 171–201.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Jane F. Thrailkill Drawing on cognitive science, literary critics such as Mark Turner have affirmed that for human beings thinking is crucially bound up with narrative. This essay examines how Ian McEwan in his novel Saturday (2005) adds a specifically affective element to the human engagement...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (2): 281–299.
Published: 01 June 2020
... by the brain). Monteverdi and Busenello’s Coronation of Poppaea and Hóng Shēng’s Palace of Lasting Life use contrastive poetic and musical styles to dramatize the debate-like quality inherent in such negotiations, further revealing a strong connection between the affective “ingredients” that make up socially...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (4): 499–528.
Published: 01 December 2015
... structure yet vary widely, and this essay considers three major variables that affect every interpretive activity: (1) the conventionality of the implied system of norms; (2) its degree of explicitness ; and (3) the control of interpretive difficulties through compensation systems . Some texts simplify...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (3): 355–368.
Published: 01 September 2016
... of their present moment. The displaced future and present emphases of these poems manifest anxiety about how to assess a range of concrete circumstances, affects, and intuitions to articulate a sense of what is happening and what might follow from that assessment of the present. The poetry of Littleton...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (1-2): 1–49.
Published: 01 June 2014
... by) a literary author. The literary interview can be regarded as a hybrid genre for several reasons. First, it belongs to both the media and the literary domains. Second, its authorship is not only divided between interviewee and interviewer but also affected by editing and publishing interventions. Third...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 113–129.
Published: 01 February 2018
..., that of the authorial audience, involves the awareness not only that the characters and events are invented but also that they have been invented for some reason. The narrative audience’s affective and ethical investments in characters combine with the authorial audience’s awareness of them as inventions with a purpose...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 245–263.
Published: 01 June 2018
..., maieutic, hermeneutic, subversive, elegiac, and affective. Ekphrasis has undergone a new turn in our digital age and is even more widespread than before, since it is no longer confined to books. The word/image relationship has become more broadly part of our everyday life. This article argues...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (3): 525–564.
Published: 01 September 2008
... and clarified by reading these holographic sonnets through the application of three basic tenets: (1) the dialectic of idem -self and ipse -self, (2) temporality as a primary trait of the self, and (3) the dialectic of possession and dispossession. The implications of such a reading are wide-ranging, affecting...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (3): 517–560.
Published: 01 September 2009
... in the same artwork (here termed “partly representational” artists) use some of the metaphors preferred by the purely representational artists and some of the metaphors of the nonrepresentational artists, suggesting that the presence/absence of both representation and abstraction affect the metaphors...