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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (3): 501–517.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Dorrit Cohn © 2005 by the Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2005 Early Discussions of Free Indirect Style Translated by Dorrit Cohn Germanic Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature, Harvard Translator’s Preface Readersofmodernviewsonfreeindirectstyle...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 305–334.
Published: 01 June 2004
... boundaries between“fact” and “fiction,” the pseudodocumentary horror film The Blair Witch Project and its reception. To study the reception, a random sample of e-mails from Internet newsgroup discussions of the film is subjected to content analysis. A first analysis shows that among those e-mails written...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (4): 635–652.
Published: 01 December 2009
... , the initial discussion of Nelson Goodman's paradox of induction (the “grue” paradox) demonstrates, on the one hand, the utility of the future-in-the-past of moment t , and, on the other hand, how this paradox exercises an abolition of time: all composition is now . The ensuing discussion of condensation...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (3): 447–471.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Jan Alber; Marco Caracciolo; Irina Marchesini Among literary-theoretical concepts, mimesis has one of the longest histories, dating back to Plato and Aristotle. In the twentieth century, discussion of mimesis resulted in a number of highly influential contributions, including Eric Auerbach’s...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 205–240.
Published: 01 June 2004
... different objects of identification and from different kinds of cognitive and emotional effects. Three major results are presented and discussed. One outcome was the difference in autobiographical style between the two earliest periods of life(childhood and adolescence) and the last, most recent period...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 335–359.
Published: 01 June 2004
...Elizabeth Long Reading groups provide a fruitful site for examining women's uses of literature in life, since discussing books with other women gives rise to insights that come with sharing perspectives on both literature and participants' lives. This research focuses on white women's reading...
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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 (2006) 27 (3): 597–614.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Kenneth Little This article comments on Yoram Carmeli's stimulating analysis of the narrative structure of Captain Sidney Howes's lion act performed in Gerry Cottle's British circus. I begin by discussing Carmeli's analysis of how the act functions socially and semiotically. According to him...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (1): 143–164.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Ruben Borg This essay discusses the portmanteau as a privileged rhetorical figure in Finnegans Wake . It illustrates the manner in which Joyce's use of the portmanteau enables him to establish a nonmathematical and nondialectical relation between the work's minimal structural element...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (3): 443–474.
Published: 01 September 2007
... this question, I discuss the relation between the geometrical method of the Ethics and its content and goal. Arguing that the deductive structure of the Ethics mirrors the causal necessity by which all of nature follows from God, I conclude that Spinoza applies the geometrical method to ethics because nothing...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (4): 529–560.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Eyal Segal This article discusses time travel stories as being of particular interest to narratology: they play by their nature with the temporality of the storyworld itself (rather than with that of its narration, which is the type of time maneuver that narratology has mostly privileged...
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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...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 93–111.
Published: 01 February 2018
... how the prefaces to the Danish novel in the eighteenth century discuss different types of truthfulness to introduce and explain an emerging notion of fictionality. I demonstrate that concerns with fictionality did not arise in the Volksbuch , which was the most popular literary genre of prose before...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 319–335.
Published: 01 June 2018
...] : 261). I also draw on “Towards a Model of Inter-semiotic Translation”, by Daniella Aguiar and Joao Queiroz, who suggest the concept of “creative sign transmutation” (2009). Second, I discuss the collaborations of the US calligraphic artist and book illuminator Thomas Ingmire. Inviting US and UK poets...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (3): 387–432.
Published: 01 September 2010
... is to integrate these varied cognitive literary studies into our own response to Richards, specifically through the empirical study of poetic texts within the tradition of the Gestalt school of psychology. In the first section, we discuss the poem as a gestalt, which stands behind Richards's presentation...
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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 (2002) 23 (3): 395–426.
Published: 01 September 2002
...-bound character of catharsis in discussing pity and fear within the framework of Aristotle's theory of the passions. Since the understanding of the meaning and the function of the plot necessitates a comprehension of the necessary, the probable, and the contingent, I then analyze these logical...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (2): 243–259.
Published: 01 June 2020
... of language differences and translation. For cognitive literary studies, the approaches of predictive processing and embodied cognition have in recent years developed the conceptual means to include these differences in our discussions without falling back on the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis. Language shapes...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (4): 705–729.
Published: 01 December 2020
.... In addition, reading 300 for its covert progression also contributes to reassessing a work surrounded by controversies over its quality and ideological bias. The article first discusses the critical background of 300 , assesses style—a basic element of covert progression—in comics, and introduces a tool...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (1): 103–119.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Herman Rapaport This article contextualizes Derrida’s seminars within the European seminar tradition familiar to French and German academic cultures as a prerequisite to discussing individual essays in a special issue of Poetics Today devoted to Derrida. These contributions engage with both...