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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 319–347.
Published: 01 June 2000
... as in relation to more general issues of academic literary interpretation. What do we have so far, and what can we possibly expect these essentially empirical-scientific disciplines to add to literary criticism? If cognitive science and evolutionary psychology are to become important in a truly interdisciplinary...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (4): 699–720.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Isabelle Wentworth This article looks at Don DeLillo’s novel The Body Artist through the lens of cognitive literary criticism, unpacking the intersection of time, intersubjectivity, and identity. Building on cognitive linguistic principles, the article’s methodology examines diverse linguistic...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (3): 387–432.
Published: 01 September 2010
... the present-day field of cognitive literary studies. Two areas in this field are of particular significance for our own inter- disciplinary work as a literary critic and a cognitive psychologist. On the one hand, there is currently the “renaissance” of, or renewed insights...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 235–253.
Published: 01 June 2017
... are all explained and used in Thinking with Literature in the context of a cognitively inflected literary criticism. 2. The terms external and internal are not meant to be antithetical, still less mutually exclusive. Their difference is chiefly one of angle of perception. Many of the features I refer...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (4): 475–501.
Published: 01 December 2020
... today because in both cases the movement is filtered down to what is meaningful for cognition or experience. Turning to recent literary criticism that engages with eye movement, the article suggests a path forward that uses the body of research built over 140 years in psychology and cognitive sciences...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (2): 151–159.
Published: 01 June 2003
... that informs their response, not least their close acquaintance with primary and critical texts in German that clearly ought to play a greater role in the growing area of cognitive literary and cul- tural studies. Not least, we appreciate...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (3): 403–460.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Mark J. Bruhn Theory of literature, literary criticism and interpretation, literary and cultural history, semiotics of culture, linguistics, rhetoric and communications, cultural anthropology, cognitive studies, translation theory:... the common denominator of all this diversity is the ambition...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (2): 207–236.
Published: 01 June 2003
... Criticism,” Poetics Today 21 : 319 -47. 2002 “Issues and Problems in the Blending of Cognitive Science, Evolutionary Psychology, and Literary Study,” Poetics Today 23 : 161 -79. Johnson, Samuel 1906 [1779] Lives of the English Poets (London: Oxford University Press). Jones, Gregory V...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 March 2002
..., and Güven Güzeldere, eds. 1994 “Bridging the Gap: Where Cognitive Science Meets Literary Criticism.” Special issue, Stanford Humanties Review 4 (1). Gerrig, Richard J. 1993 Experiencing Narrative Worlds: On the Psychological Activities of Reading (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press). Gibbs...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (1): 123–139.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Lisa Zunshine In this article I explore the possibility of a dialogue between cultural studies and cognitive science by proposing a “cognitive” reading of Anna Laetitia Barbauld's 1781 book Hymns in Prose for Children . Literary critics have pointed out that the tacitly catechistic mode...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (4): 755–756.
Published: 01 December 2019
.... This article is part of her research in the field of cognitive literary criticism, exploring representations of subjective time in contemporary literature. 756 Poetics Today 40:4 ...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (3): 471–515.
Published: 01 September 2009
... of representation and reality. Through a juxtaposition of Ramachandran's emphasis on caricature as a central principle of art and Ellis's focus on distorted and questionable realities, this essay suggests new possibilities for the integration of cognitive science with literary and philosophical criticism...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (2): 171–186.
Published: 01 June 2020
... together, such as the continuous dia- logue between literary critics and theorists vitally interested in cognitive science, who therefore have a good deal to say to one another, whatever their differences (Richardson 2004: 2). The emphasis on doing as opposed to being thus seems particularly congenial...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (2): 195–220.
Published: 01 June 2002
... of approach in the sciences and the humanities. 1. Cognitivist Overtures: Branching Out and Reaching Out Cognitive literary criticism as represented in the past special issue on ‘‘Lit- erature and the Cognitive Revolution’’ (Poetics Today no. ) is, accord- ing to Alan Richardson and Francis Steen’s...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (1): 67–90.
Published: 01 March 2004
...N. Katherine Hayles Lulled into somnolence by five hundred years of print, literary analysis should awaken to the importance of media-specific analysis, a mode of critical attention which recognizes that all texts are instantiated and that the nature of the medium in which they are instantiated...
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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 (2017) 38 (2): 273–293.
Published: 01 June 2017
... profound learning. © 2017 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2017 embodied cognition embodied anchors affective consciousness mental imagery cognitive literary criticism Arundhati Roy References Altmann Ulrike Bohrn Isabel C. Lubrich Oliver Menninghaus...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (1-2): 233–253.
Published: 01 June 2013
... of perceptual simulation by taking into account recent discoveries and debates in the field of embodied cognition” (xi), why could not she do the same with the literary-critical debate on the embodiment of reading? While the bibliographic isolation of Bolens’s book does not prevent it from making a useful...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (2): 161–183.
Published: 01 June 2003
... of an unequal match—the proposed partners from the departments of cognitive science are imagined as at once too feeble and way too strong—the chastity of the literary critic, in their view, is surely the safest course...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (4): 663–692.
Published: 01 December 2011
... mystificatory than mystical (Sha 2009: 197–99); the mental faculty it names, one prominent critic roundly states, does not even exist: “There is no Imagination” (Liu 1989: 39). The divergence between recent cognitive science and much postmod- ern literary theory would seem much less odd if each...