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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (4): 730–731.
Published: 01 December 2006
...Olaf Grabienski 2006 Wolf Schmid, Elemente der Narratologie (Narratologia, No. 8). Berlin: de Gruyter, 2005. 320 pp. New Books at a Glance Marianne Doury and Sophie Moirand, eds., L’argumentation aujourd’hui: Positions théoriques en confrontation. Paris: Presses Sorbonne...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (4): 790–793.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Eyal Segal Herman David , Basic Elements of Narrative . Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell , 2009 . xvi + 249 pp. © 2011 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2011 New Books at a Glance Brian Boyd, On the Origin of Stories: Evolution, Cognition, and Fiction. Cambridge...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 305–334.
Published: 01 June 2004
...Margrit Schreier This article is concerned with how recipients evaluate the reality status of media products, how they distinguish and how they interrelate elements of“fact” and “fiction.” On the basis of an overview of recent theories of fictionality, an approach comprising three independent...
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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 (2011) 32 (3): 461–487.
Published: 01 September 2011
... an element of our folk psychology and inseparable from the value placed on the particularity of artistic achievement. My defense of the implied author is unorthodox in that it applies to fictional texts that are susceptible to multiple intentional interpretations. To make this case, I switch my cognitivist...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (3): 465–487.
Published: 01 September 2002
... to be reconstructed as such or an aggregate of elements participating in a loose intertext? Is it the expression of a universal common sense or the mark of a given sociohistorical worldview? There follows an attempt at a taxonomy to provide some tools for text analysis. Rhetorical topoi as empty structures...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (4): 605–634.
Published: 01 December 2017
... of The Lump of Coal (2008) by Lemony Snicket. The analysis shows that stories can be interpreted as ways of circulating and negotiating narrative templates on three levels. First, the plot of the text itself can be read as a circulation of elements taken from various domains mentioned in the story (especially...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (2): 319–353.
Published: 01 June 2019
...—this article explores ways interactivity facilitates meaning making. In particular it explores the contribution of interactivity and its relationship with visual and/or auditory elements to convey a lived experience. This article presents an initial enquiry into the role of the interactive feedback loop...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (2): 269–297.
Published: 01 June 2019
... of the actual world, as both various kinds of reenactments and sometimes radical forms of subjectivity have (yet again) become well-established elements of many documentary films. However, it would seem that summarily treating “hybrid” documentary films, “animated documentaries,” and “documentary games...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 543–557.
Published: 01 September 2019
... is often a fantastic character (e.g., not realistic, taking on superhuman and/or supernatural characteristics). We allow ourselves to enjoy punishment more readily when the character who punishes is clearly fictional. In The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Let the Right One In , fantastic elements seep...
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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 (2005) 26 (2): 257–279.
Published: 01 June 2005
...Karen Alkalay-Gut In October 2001, Lawrence Ferlinghetti declared that from now on, poetry would be classified “as B.S. and A.S.—Before and After September 11.” Despite the exaggeration, it is clear that testimonial and elegiac elements of poetry and spoken or sung text have become more valued...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (3): 351–386.
Published: 01 September 2005
... elements that led him ultimately to a distinctively literary historical mode of thought. Drawing on the resources of opinion, anecdote, and secret history, he articulates possibilities for historicist inquiry that continue to stand as powerful alternatives to the romantic ideology. © 2005 by the Porter...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (1): 35–66.
Published: 01 March 2006
... of this revolutionary estrangement on the self. Furthermore, the memoirs reenacted this unsettling estrangement by incorporating elements of official Soviet genres, such as the trial deposition, the interrogation autobiography, and the letter to the government. As Shklovsky suggests, the effects of revolutionary...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (3): 443–474.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Laura Byrne While the goal of Spinoza's Ethics has strong affinities with the Aristotelian goal of eudaimonia , structurally the text itself is modeled on Euclid's Elements . Does Spinoza think that the precision and certainty of mathematics can be extended to moral philosophy? To answer...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (4): 681–709.
Published: 01 December 2000
... of his novels: “If you should ever need my life, then come and take it.”In terms of her relationship with Trigorin, Nina mixes the roles of addresser and addressee, confessing her love for him through his own published words. In terms of Chekhov's text, this scene is a crucial element in a play designed...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (4): 711–749.
Published: 01 December 2000
..., as in the detective story, and/or to functional drives, like surprise, no less than to the teller's blind spots. What distinguishes the perspectival or the unreliability hypothesis is that it brings discordant elements into pattern by attributing them to the peculiarities of the speaker through whom the world...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (1): 65–87.
Published: 01 March 2001
... defining prosodic forms merely according to the number of syllables or feet in a line toward an investigation of larger units and meta-constructions of prosodic elements where form and ideological content are inseparable. Following Mikhail Bakhtin, the article defines the phenomenon of metrical...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (3): 551–605.
Published: 01 September 2001
... of the suggestive elements of the original image. This article begins with some methodological considerations regarding the musical equivalent of what literary scholars know as ekphrasis (see Spitzer 1962 [1955]; Hagstrum 1958; Krieger 1967,1992; Lund 1992 [1982]; Clüver 1989, 1997; Scott 1991, 1994; Mitchell 1992...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (3): 651–668.
Published: 01 September 2001
... such an opposition between theory and history and argues for a lyric theory that sees poetic language as representing historical experience within the very formal elements and self-consciousness of language that are lyric poetry's distinctive features. Paul Celan offers a paradigmatic illustration of such synthesis...