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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (4): 595–610.
Published: 01 December 2022
..., their ironic redeployment of literary conventions, and their ability to modulate the tempo of his prose. While Nabokov and Pistorius pick up on some of these traits, neither fully articulates the distinctive effect they create in Madame Bovary , where similes tend to cluster in passages that narrate...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 283–304.
Published: 01 June 2004
...Joanne Cantor To explore lingering effects of frightening media, 530 papers written by students over a three-year period (1997-2000) were reviewed. The students could write about their own fright reactions or about a response they had witnessed in another person. Almost all students (93 percent...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (1): 79–111.
Published: 01 March 2005
... appear to be characterized by an increased demand in processing effort for the attainment of maximum contextual effects, but this increase is limited to the resolution of incongruities typical of this sort of utterance. Also, social-behavioral theories of humor relate the effect of jokes...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (4): 619–640.
Published: 01 December 2020
... of the playwrights demonstrate the effectivity and consequent implications of the two factors, McDonagh’s trajectory illustrates the consequent effectivity of each factor separately and the relevant implications of such effectivity. On Playwright Canonization: Pinter, Arden, Kane, and McDonagh Yael Zarhy-Levo Tel...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 341–362.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Ben Morgan The article uses the example of the European bildungsroman as represented paradigmatically in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship (1795 – 96) to investigate the effects of reading. Goethe's text is sensitive to the embodied encounters that shape how we relate...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (3): 443–464.
Published: 01 September 2002
... construction and in evaluation if not as the very condition of literary reading insofar as the latter relies on a sacralization of literature. Finally, doxa appears as a valuable tool for the analysis of reading effects when we consider its modes of enunciation. The essay thus compares the innocent doxa...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (4): 619–662.
Published: 01 December 2011
... twentiethcentury literarycritical responses to Shelley’s poetics, especially as enacted in his 1820 ode “To a Sky-Lark.” These diverge in their evaluations of the poem, but they nevertheless converge in their descriptive accounts of the peculiar cognitive effect primed by Shelley’s complexly metaphoric verse...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (1): 127–147.
Published: 01 March 2022
... from environmental policy terms, this article suggests an analogy between how literary fiction functions and how human populations are described as behaving in the language of policy. Literature is adapting in formal terms to a changing climate; it is retreating from the effects of climate disruption...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (1): 79–101.
Published: 01 March 2022
... of speech, form, and affect to the destabilizing effects that postindustrial capitalism can have and has had on cities and their inhabitants. Following a brief overview of indeterminacy as a critical concept, from New Criticism to poststructuralist theory, the essay closely reads Robertson's Occasional Work...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (1): 35–66.
Published: 01 March 2006
..., in the work of Nicolae Steinhardt and Joseph Brodsky, and also in secret police interrogation and reeducation practices and in CIA manuals. In Sentimental Journey, Shklovsky wrote that during the civil war, life itself was made strange and became art. Shklovsky's memoirs shed light on the effects...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (3): 525–564.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Judith A. Deitch Holograms are three-dimensional visual records capable of transmitting peculiar and arresting special effects. A number of Shakespeare's sonnets reveal particular holographic effects, in which scenes of looking and speaking are enhanced by the lyric “I's” creation of distorted...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (1): 107–125.
Published: 01 March 2010
... in “The Philosophy of Composition,” “I prefer commencing with the consideration of an effect ,” is a matter of concealing a decade of experimentation in previous magazine essays with the effect of a poetry-making algorithm. Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2010 Allen, Michael L. 1969 Poe...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 429–451.
Published: 01 September 2019
..., although certain groups of readers, especially in certain situations, may experience personal relevance and related effects more strongly than others. The literature further suggests that large-scale similarities between reader and character (e.g., gender) may not per se be enough for relevance effects...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (4): 545–570.
Published: 01 December 2023
..., art, and even design. The essay supplies a philosophical analysis of the results of cross-cultural experiments, showing that while categorization or conceptual hierarchization kicks in when the visual hybrids are juxtaposed with linguistic descriptions, no conceptual scheme takes effect when...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (2): 269–294.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Alastair Renfrew The demise of the Soviet Union has for the past twenty-five years stood as effective “proof” of the error of utopia. This article returns to an ambivalent source of Soviet utopianism, Lenin's State and Revolution (1917), in order to show how the contradictions inherent...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 55–105.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of the effect that Victor Shklovsky called defamiliarization. Perhaps what is most interesting about this reward in Proust is that readers must restructure their everyday interpretive habits to experience it. The sensation of renewed vision is available only to those who, through both careful reading...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (3): 369–385.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Caitríona Ní Dhúill If human reproduction is a realm of future-making practice, its refusal or absence effects a reconceptualization of the future. The article examines three very different refusals of the child: the idealist antinatalism of Otto Weininger's Sex and Character (1903), the queer...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (3): 443–472.
Published: 01 September 2016
... that Burdekin's speculative critique of fascist futurity turns saying no to the future into an effective form of feminist resistance — one that does not require a refusal of politics itself. References Adamson Judith 1998 Charlotte Haldane: Woman Writer in a Man's World ( Basingstoke, UK...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (1-2): 1–52.
Published: 01 June 2013
... are implicitly re-presented within the monologue. This transforms the poem into a complex case of ekphrastic double exposure, at the same time as it reveals Durcan’s surprising but insightful reading, or re-reading, of the juxtaposed artists and artworks, of the medieval and the modern. Reviewing the effects...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 273–293.
Published: 01 June 2017
...” and “moral” emotions (as differentiated by the clinical psychologists Bunmi O. Olatunji and Jorge Moll). The article analyzes how these embodied prompts activate readers' preconscious modes of perception, modify cognitive skills, and intensify the effects of reading by anchoring ideational content in readers...