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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (3): 465–505.
Published: 01 September 2010
... recurring assumptions in recent work on genre about the nature of categories and categorization, elaborating on John Frow's incisive critique of misconceptions of genre but correcting his discussion of cognitive poetics. I draw on concept and category research to sketch the three main contemporary...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (3): 437–472.
Published: 01 September 2008
...David Herman Description, narrative , and explanation can be viewed both as cognitive activities and as forms of communication, that is, text types embedded within sociocultural, institutional, and discipline-specific histories of practice. I relate these three text-type categories to research on...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 205–240.
Published: 01 June 2004
... content analysis. The theoretical framework that served as the point of departure for the content categories was a model of identification in which different types of wish identification, similarity identification, dissimilarity, and empathy were distinguished. Other content categories were derived from...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (3): 433–458.
Published: 01 September 2005
... comprehension mechanisms proposed by these theories, valence can contribute to the affective meaning of a metaphor as part of an experiential gestalt, as a pattern, or in a more componential fashion, as an attribute of an attribute of an object or category and as an attribute of an object or category itself...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 29–53.
Published: 01 March 2016
... studies of émigré literature concerned with geographic borders. In light of this twofold understanding of border as a boundary between genres and a category of literary cartographies, this article offers a rethinking of the notion of border in Shklovsky's early poetics. It suggests that the subject's...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (4): 579–603.
Published: 01 December 2016
..., more specifically on the grammar of verbs, is a structuralist one, as is Genette's “deductive” method in defining the categories of narration. The relationship between Genette's categories and previous concepts of narrative analysis is discussed briefly; in contrast to these, Genette's concepts are...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (1): 79–101.
Published: 01 March 2008
... projects himself into this picture. Benjamin's writings on photography thus develop an alternative concept of aura, one which transcends fixed historical or technological categories through the model of an imaginary encounter between viewer and image. This conception has far-reaching consequences not only...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (4): 695–727.
Published: 01 December 2003
... surrounding the mediation of historical understanding by material things. In order to get at the thorny issues surrounding the material as an authorizing category in cultural analysis, I focus on Shakespeare's well-known literary meditation on visual proof (and visual perception) in Othellogy . Reemphasizing...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (4): 591–613.
Published: 01 December 2014
... previously developed categories, this article offers an interpretive textual analysis together with a genetic narrative of Sir Thomas More's Utopia (1516). It demonstrates the extent of text variation caused by agents other than the author and in so doing presents evidence of a highly interactive textual...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 561–590.
Published: 01 September 2000
..., are evacuated of that mastery by the indeterminacy of their scope. Moreover, all categories of “key” statement—descriptive,autobiographical, and ars-poetic alike—are deprived of their“purchase” on the text by our chronic inability to distinguish instances of “use” from instances of “mention” in“The...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 591–618.
Published: 01 September 2000
... collectivity or a social self, its actions those of a role bearer within a group, and the relations be-tween any two individuals defined via a plural subject category. With respect to the group as a collective narrative agent,the portrayal of its physical, verbal, and mental activities oscillates between two...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (3): 395–426.
Published: 01 September 2002
... poetic categories in the context of the Rhetoric , the Topics , and the Poetics . On the basis of these analyses, I discuss in the last part three endoxical dimensions of mimesis: (i) astonishment and pleasure, (ii)ethos and social praxis, and (iii) style and representation. © 2002 by the Porter...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 March 2000
...—texts generated by actual machines versus those generated by virtual machines and composition by chance processes versus composition by fixed (arbitrary) procedures—are tested and found wanting. I then develop a grid of four categories: skeleton procedures,selection constraints, combination procedures...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (4): 581–609.
Published: 01 December 2002
... these categories is shown to favor different narrative themes and different variations of the universal narrative structure. Beyond Myth and Metaphor: Narrative in Digital Media Marie-Laure Ryan Abstract The concept of narrative has been widely invoked by theorists of digital tex- tuality, but...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (1): 65–90.
Published: 01 March 2003
... time and relations. On the margin of the fragmented modern order, the reified traveling circus thus embodies transcendence of culture/nature categories and implies its own ontological apartness. For its nostalgic spectators, it thereby illusorily resurrects a totality of order—from which the circus...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (3): 413–421.
Published: 01 September 2003
... second is that such a “contextualist narratology” necessarily requires the category of the “implied author.” By contrast, we argue that the “contextualists” can state convincing reasons neither for a change of narratology's aims nor for a necessary widening of its object domain. Finally, we demonstrate...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (3): 543–567.
Published: 01 September 2018
...-system model, will not only better illuminate how they work but also allow a more radical reexamination of the category “event” itself than unnatural narratology has yet undertaken. The article concludes by sketching out the trajectories for such a larger project. Copyright © 2018 Porter Institute for...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (4): 683–698.
Published: 01 December 2019
... novels therefore tend to divide readers into two categories: proponents on the one hand, denigrators on the other. Based on a close reading of Runaway Horses (1969), Mishima Yukio’s most overtly ideological fictional work, this article is meant to enrich Suleiman’s model by showing that the most...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (3): 327–346.
Published: 01 September 2020
.... For this reason, spirituality remains an undertheorized and widely misunderstood category in the humanities, even as it implicitly informs several sites of humanistic inquiry. The aim of this essay, therefore, is to shed light on the presence of evocatively (and sometimes overtly) spiritual thinking...
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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...