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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (2): 285–311.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Dan Shen This essay explores how to infer from a text the image of the implied author. It examines Kate Chopin's “Désirée's Baby” (1893), which has been widely regarded as an indictment of racism but which an “overall consideration” of the implied author's choices will lead us to see as a racist...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (3): 461–487.
Published: 01 September 2011
...H. Porter Abbott From a cognitivist perspective, I defend the utility of the implied author for the interpretation of fictional texts that support more than one intentional reading. David Herman (2008) provides a foil in his opposition to the implied author as object-like source and his promotion...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (3-4): 488–490.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Eyal Segal Lancashire Ian , Forgetful Muses: Reading the Author in the Text . Toronto : University of Toronto Press , 2010 . xiii + 339 pp. © 2013 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2013 New Books at a Glance Marina Grishakova and Marie-Laure Ryan, eds...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (1): 137–158.
Published: 01 March 2004
...Bill Freind This essay argues that the work of Araki Yasusada, an alleged Hiroshima survivor and poet who was later discovered to be an invention, offers an important example of the potential of heteronyms to satisfy the reader's desire for an author figure behind the text while simultaneously...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 181–213.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Galia Yanoshevsky This article explores the literary functions of the author interview in all types of media (printed or broadcast, single or collected interviews). It claims that the literariness of the interview resides in the conversational exchange that takes place during the interview...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 217–220.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Eyal Segal Dawson Paul , The Return of the Omniscient Narrator: Authorship and Authority in Twenty-First Century Fiction . Columbus : Ohio State University Press , 2013 . viii + 278 pp. © 2016 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2016 New Books at a Glance Walter...
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Published: 01 September 2021
Figure 1 Four spatial traces for nonlinear plots: discontinuous progression, the loop, the network, and the rhizome (author's creation). From Caracciolo 2021 , reprinted with permission. Figure 1 Four spatial traces for nonlinear plots: discontinuous progression, the loop, the network More
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (4): 327–498.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Meir Sternberg; Tamar Yacobi 1 The State of the Art: A Field in Trouble. 2 (Un)Reliable Discourse off to a Stimulating Equivocal Start: Why Wayne Booth's The Rhetoric of Fiction Falls Short and Where to Go from There: 2.1 Stammering between Narrator and Implied Author, or, Why the Author Needs...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (4): 539–559.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Nir Kedem This article offers a Deleuzian practice of reading as a form of problematization: constructing or “mapping” an author’s lived problematics to which his or her writing responds as so many solutions. Unlike readings that treat authors as patients whose personal pathological symptoms...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (4): 573–606.
Published: 01 December 2007
... authors' success in the affirmation of their respective identity depends on the success of the love quest. Dante's case is especially relevant to this essay insofar as his poem instantiates his authorial identity as coincident with that of his fictional character. Augustine's confessions, however driven...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (1): 35–59.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Albert N. Katz; Hamad Al-Azary Received wisdom holds that there is a basic and intrinsic directionality in metaphor, wherein switching the target and source of a metaphor either leads to a loss of meaning or, if meaningful, is based on different sets of features. Here the authors review...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (1): 123–140.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Roy Porat; Yeshayahu Shen It is widely held that the direction of mapping from the source to the target domain in metaphors derives directly from the conceptual relations between its members (e.g., from concrete to abstract, from salient to less salient). In contrast, the authors propose...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (1): 163–188.
Published: 01 February 2017
... argues is “a kind of discordia concors ; a combination of dissimilar images.” Through both a cognitive-literary and an empirical study of the metaphors in Donne's poems “The Bait” and “The Flea,” the authors discuss the grotesque nature of his poetic imagery as constituting “a clash of incompatibles...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (4): 591–613.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Jürgen Meyer New Historicism has alerted critics to the complex conditions of literary production in the age of the printing press. The revisionist challenge presented by Jerome J. McGann to the concept of “the” writer as autonomous authority in the publication of a text has necessitated...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (4): 641–668.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Pavlo Shopin In this article, the author analyzes spatial metaphors for voice in the work of Herta Müller. His analysis shows how she evokes spatial experience to convey her vision of voice. Drawing on conceptual metaphor theory and Viktor Shklovsky’s concept of defamiliarization, the author argues...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (1): 49–66.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Adam R. Rosenthal In this article the author explores how the problem of the seminar enters into the work of Jacques Derrida. He shows how it emerges not only within the context of the teaching institution but also as a conceptual thematic with a history far in excess of the educational...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (1): 61–92.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Margaret H. Freeman In this article the author explores the notion of possible bidirectionality in metaphor through an examination of Black's (1962, 1993) interaction theory, Fauconnier and Turner's (2002) blending theory, and several studies that document cases of interdomain influence...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (4): 627–651.
Published: 01 December 2004
...James Phelan Rhetorical literary ethics are part and parcel of the larger rhetorical interchange between authors and audiences offered by literary texts; in this respect, ethics are an intrinsic part of (rhetorical) form. More specifically,this rhetorical ethics attends to the interactions among...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 331–351.
Published: 01 June 2006
..., the physical ability of ghetto residents to work became a central interest of the ghetto's Jewish authorities: a health department was established in all large and medium-sized ghettos. Documentation kept in the ghetto archives provided information about health services. Reports from clinics and hospitals...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (3): 501–568.
Published: 01 September 2006
... shows differences in evaluative patterns between her early and later receptions, due to shifts in both social structure and conceptions of literary value. The quantitative data (numbers of mentions and translations/editions) are compared with other modernist authors from the same “cohort” (Joyce...