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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (3): 465–487.
Published: 01 September 2002
... of innovation, or of denouncing collective representations by exposing their ideological foundations, the analysis of argumentation in discourse views doxa as an essential ingredient of all literature, classical and modern. This essay raises first the question of the nature of doxa: is it an orderly whole...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (3): 557–563.
Published: 01 September 2002
... Scientist , May23, 40 -43. Curtius, Ernst Robert 1949 –54 Europäische Literatur und lateinishes Mittelalter (Bern: Francke). Eggs, Ekkehard 2000 “Vertextungsmuster Argumentation: Logische Grundlagen,” in Text- und Gesprächslinguistik: Ein internationales Handbuch zeitgenössischer Forschung...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (3): 513–537.
Published: 01 September 2002
... as of the interests that fuel them–by their incompatible cognitive and argumentative characters ? The author suggests that such breaks may divide at a given point the topography of public opinion. For heuristic ends he outlines three degrees of argumentative breaks: (1) a weak form, in which the impression...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 363–391.
Published: 01 June 2017
... Lakoff 's theory of the multiple levels of framing in discourse, concentrating on the interplay of argument and narrative frames. Studies of emotion and mood in narrative genres are adapted to refine Lakoff's account of narrative, making it more complex, systematic, and sensitive to historical context...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (2): 235–253.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Blakey Vermeule In an important book of evolutionary literary theory, William Flesch argues that we tell stories to exercise our sense of moral outrage. In this essay I try to spell out some of the consequences of his view. First I give an overview of his argument. Then I revisit a major work...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 67–92.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Monika Fludernik Catherine Gallagher’s arguments for a rise of fictionality in the eighteenth century, reinventing the rise of the novel as a rise in fictionality, provides a starting point for the article. It will compare Gallagher’s thesis to other proposals about the rise of fictionality...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (2): 299–318.
Published: 01 June 2019
... to a broad variety of viewer needs and expectations. Anchor John Oliver often establishes a complex political argumentation that requires the entire attention and concentration of the TV audience. Paradoxically, this is why he almost constantly interrupts the argument with funny or satirical digressions. His...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (2): 173–191.
Published: 01 June 2021
... narrative theory, this article devises an alternative argument for literary reading as a process that unfolds over multiple time scales linked to different layers of meaning making. Reading literature, from this perspective, is not exclusively slow but, rather, works through a combination of both fast...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (1): 25–39.
Published: 01 March 2001
...Seymour Chatman This article questions recent arguments that “parody” is the prototypical postmodern genre, an argument which not only goes needlessly beyond the traditional definition of the term but handicaps stylisticians from distinguishing between it and its neighboring kinds of texts. Citing...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (1): 63–89.
Published: 01 March 2002
... and aesthetic ends. The argument is propounded in four stages. The first stage deals with an issue of poetic prosody, foregrounding the conflict between the influence-hunting and the cognitive-constraint approaches to the same problem. The second stage adduces an instance of how, “in the process of repeated...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (2): 255–288.
Published: 01 June 2011
... as to accounts of reading in the nineteenth century, I propose a two-part argument: first, that the act of reading can overcome the bias that scholars have observed in relationships between people and, second, that narrative empathy has the potential to prevent future cases of bias by reconfiguring readers...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (3): 489–520.
Published: 01 September 2011
... kinds of arguments and evidence. As part of the same broad movement toward academic interdisciplinarity, several young philosophers and some literary scholars have begun to visit the laboratories of psychologists, neurologists, and evolutionary biologists to learn and also to develop joint research...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (3): 281–326.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Lars Bernaerts; Dirk Van Hulle What can narrative theory and analysis learn from the study of sketches, notes, and manuscripts? Leading narratologists, such as Dorrit Cohn, Gérard Genette, and Franz K. Stanzel, have visited the factory of the text, as Genette calls it, to corroborate an argument...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (4): 437–518.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., the argument proceeds with special reference to these genres, as well as to the cinema’s medium, practice, and conventions in general, often citing literary parallels or precedents for comparison. It examines the different elements that serve to (re)compose the repetition structure for certain ends; the types...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (4): 689–710.
Published: 01 December 2004
... investigate the tension between these two aspects of erotic love, as the novel presents them, and examine the relationship between Murdoch's philosophical arguments about love and the complexities of her fiction. © 2004 by the Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2004 Alighieri, Dante 1961...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (2): 209–255.
Published: 01 June 2005
... question the very human capacity to understand whatever lies beyond one's own horizon of experience. Over the years, either party to the dialogue has turned out, or become, unequal to its demanding role. Pagis's alternative strategy of communication—fictional, poetic,implicit—is the focus of the argument...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (3): 387–432.
Published: 01 September 2005
..., to trifold effect. It consolidates the represented scene, collapses that scene with the situation-of-discourse, and thereby reorients lyric attention to the local,relative, and embodied. Adapting recent arguments in spatial cognition and cognitive grammar, this study first describes the general functions...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (1): 125–235.
Published: 01 March 2006
..., the argument develops a set of key issues and counterproposals. Thus the shifts of estrangement, as a value, between top and low priority; its affective, or experiential, constants and variables; its relation to narrativity, their respective limits included; its correlation of narrative's unmatched time...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (1): 117–142.
Published: 01 March 2007
.... The artist henceforth ceased to attempt to move an audience with formalist perfection, which, despite its potential for great beauty, might be considered devoid of meaning. Rather, artists and writers set out to draw their audience's attention by the strength of an argument, by a clearly oriented view...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (3-4): 329–483.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Meir Sternberg This paper deals with “motivation” as fiction’s twofold logic of patterning and relates it to other concepts or lines of sense-making (e.g., integration, naturalization). The argument is best summarized through the paper’s headings. 1. Why Is the Discourse Like That? Motivation...