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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 429–451.
Published: 01 September 2019
... geographically distant narratives “closer” to the recipient under the assumption that their impact will increase. In this article, we review experimental and other empirical evidence on narrative processing in order to unravel which types of personal relevance are more likely to be impactful than others, which...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 137–154.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of the historical context of the epoch. © 2016 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2016 literary evolution distant reading dialogue Russian novel References Al'tshuller Mark 1996 Epokha Val'tera Skotta v Rossii: Istoricheskii roman 1830 – h godov [The Walter...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (1): 67–88.
Published: 01 March 2009
...). Reading Games/Games of Reading: Iurii Trifonov’s House on the Embankment and Forms of Play beyond Samizdat Stiliana Milkova Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan Abstract  Iurii Trifonov (1925–1981) was a successful Soviet writer and sports jour- nalist. He...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 February 2018
... This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. narratology novel studies fictionality distant reading surface reading References Alber Jan 2016 Unnatural Narrative: Impossible Worlds in Fiction and Drama...
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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 (2012) 33 (1): 27–57.
Published: 01 March 2012
... Photography ,” New Novel Review 3 : 53 – 64 . 2001 “ Reading Visual Art, Making—and Forgetting—Fabulas ,” Narrative 9 : 138 – 45 . 2006 Narrative Causalities ( Columbus : Ohio State University Press ). Kibédi Varga A. 1989 “ Criteria for Describing Word-and-Image Relations...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (3): 408–411.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Eyal Segal Jakob Lothe, Beatrice Sandberg, and Ronald Speirs, eds., Franz Kafka: Narration, Rhetoric, and Reading . Columbus : Ohio State University Press , 2011 . x + 251 pp. © 2013 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2013 New Books at a Glance Frederick Aldama, ed...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 187–220.
Published: 01 March 2000
... visual sign and the aural fragment in order to investigate the “templet noise / between each word,” Roberson's poems attempt to refigure the visual practices of reading and writing in ways that can bring unclaimed experiences and traumatic histories into public, collective memory. Although his work...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (3): 499–526.
Published: 01 September 2007
... mode and that book particularly exerted a profound influence on Ludwig Wittgenstein, and in a fairly self-contained sector of his masterpiece, Philosophical Investigations , we see a modernized version of such self-interrogation in action. In his remarks on the experience of reading—a familiar...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 205–240.
Published: 01 June 2004
...Els Andringa The aim of this study is to investigate how reading experiences intertwine fiction and life and how such experiences change over time. Twelve reading autobiographies of young, motivated readers (age range twenty-two to thirty-two; six men, six women) were analyzed using qualitative...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (1): 49–78.
Published: 01 March 2008
...-texts, argu- ing that the scrapbooking of visual material and printed text constitutes an integral aspect to these texts’ rhetoric and semantics. Through a close reading of novels by W. G. Sebald and Monika Maron, I show how photographic inserts can be used to connect distant or incommensurate...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 561–590.
Published: 01 September 2000
... these“key” passages or are simply passed over in silence, so that the poem is reduced to a skeletal structure of points that yield most readily to a particular interpretative orientation. However, in “The Skaters”Ashbery anticipates this sort of reading, appearing to cater to it butonly in order to...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (4): 563–603.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Matthew Sharpe This essay undertakes a close analysis of Leo Strauss’s remarkable but undertreated Leo Strauss on Plato’s “Symposium,” reading it as opening a privileged purview of his own (and his students’) wider understandings of philosophy, poetry, and politics. The essay begins by drawing out...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 311–330.
Published: 01 June 2006
... enduring influences of such memory on the lives of the survivors. Unlike the topographic summaries of trauma in large correlational studies or the distant approximations in the laboratory, qualitative analysis of Holocaust testimony discloses what lies underneath—or inside: the phenomenology of the...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (1-2): 1–52.
Published: 01 June 2013
... monologue presumably uttered by the twentieth-century painter David Hockney. But where is the ekphrasis? The given two-in-one invites a search for Hockney paintings, concealed behind the text’s ostensible glances at the medieval painting by Giovanni. A close reading discloses that some Hockney artworks are...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 221–262.
Published: 01 March 2000
...John Shoptaw Poetry readers have traditionally followed Alexander Pope's dictum,“The sound must seem an echo to the sense.” In this model, poetic sounds at most second or underscore meanings already there. In this article I describe a different kind of poetry writing and reading, one in which sound...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (2): 245–275.
Published: 01 June 2008
... attempting to enrich a poem's setting in its cultural context, the other attempting to complicate a poem's relation to its literary background. For the former, I attempt to read Donne's “Valediction: Forbidding Mourning” with the combination of attention to nonliterary texts contemporaneous with the poem and...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 55–105.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Darci L. Gardner One of the enigmas of Marcel Proust's great novel is the unusual type of engagement it necessitates. It is impossible to read without frequently referring back to earlier portions of the text. Hypotactic sentences and unanticipated developments not only trigger reflection; they...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (2): 323–348.
Published: 01 June 2011
...David S. Miall Research that suggests the primacy of the emotions provides the context for a study of some of the processes sustained by the emotions during literary reading. In particular, the early processing of emotion in response to language, including narrative, is shown by several ERP (evoked...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 93–111.
Published: 01 February 2018
... for distant read- ing) and close reading. Cathy N. Davidson (2004 [1986]) bases her study of the American eighteenth-century novel, Revolution and the Word: The Rise of the Novel in America, on similar grounds, arguing that the limited number of novels published in America in the eighteenth...