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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 201–219.
Published: 01 February 2018
... their notions of selfhood. Contrary to what one might expect, these novels’ outlooks are strangely communitarian rather than hyper-individualist. Knausgaard’s and Lerner’s writing suggests that to get to know one’s self in such detail paradoxically leads one to recognize how commonplace and easily sharable...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 383–401.
Published: 01 June 2018
... for a readership well versed in relational thinking, who have come to expect the copresence of image and text in nearly every reading experience. In this paper, my questioning of ekphrasis’s continued relevance proceeds via ekphrastic responses—in particular, Ann Lauterbach’s (1995) “Edward Hopper’s Way”—to Edward...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (2): 299–318.
Published: 01 June 2019
... to a broad variety of viewer needs and expectations. Anchor John Oliver often establishes a complex political argumentation that requires the entire attention and concentration of the TV audience. Paradoxically, this is why he almost constantly interrupts the argument with funny or satirical digressions. His...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (2): 207–227.
Published: 01 June 2021
... to manipulate their experience of time. The main part of the article focuses on cultural norms and readers’ expectations in relation to reading time, while the last, shorter part discusses the structuring temporal effects of a literary text, such as presence, narrative, and endings. The article concludes...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 561–590.
Published: 01 September 2000
...” often appears to make sense locally, inviting the reader to expect to make global sense of the poem. Instead, one encounters an intractable flux of verbal “found objects,” shifting styles and registers, teasing literary allusions and echoes, fragmentary narrative episodes and descriptive scenes. How...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 453–474.
Published: 01 June 2001
... as lies that reveal a different kind of truth from the one the TRC had expected to uncover. © 2001 by the Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2001 Benjamin, Walter 1968 “Theses on the Philosophy of History,” in Illuminations , edited and introduced by Hannah Arendt, 255 -66...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Chanita Goodblatt; Joseph Glicksohn The authors first present the interaction theory of metaphor, emphasizing its notion of bidirectionality. They then discuss the relationship between bidirectionality and blending, making explicit the different expectations regarding bidirectionality deriving from...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (2): 313–329.
Published: 01 June 2010
... human time as the tension between expectation and experience. This tension can be found at the two levels in narrative, the level of the action and the level of the reception. The double reconfiguration of time can be explored by an examination of narrative structures. In the third section the attempt...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (1-2): 119–146.
Published: 01 June 2013
... of such storytelling, “mind-tricking narratives.” These employ narrative techniques — to be more precise, focused and temporary surprise gaps — that deliberately deceive the audience. They play with the viewers’ experiences, expectations, and responses during the viewing of a film and spring an utterly surprising...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (1-2): 177–231.
Published: 01 June 2013
... semantic modalities of PWT and reflecting on the use of the tool (“metacognition”); and (3) systematizing reader expectations, as the tool’s orientation toward value makes it cognitive. To show how the tool fares under such conditions and how it could play a role in education, it is then applied...
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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 (2015) 36 (3): 175–200.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Daniel Just While not all literary fictions teach us valuable truths about life and the world, this expectation is what makes most of us read them. Literary texts communicate their truths in various ways, but what all of them have in common is that their truths are irreducible to unequivocal...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 265–281.
Published: 01 June 2004
... of fictional narrative accu- mulate to have an impact on the knowledge, attitudes, and expectations readers bring to bear on the judgments they make in everyday life. The experiments we describe in this article reflect that focus on moment- by-moment experiences. In most of the experiments...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 295–315.
Published: 01 June 2017
..., and a set of expectations about what is going to happen next. In addition, a degree of attention needs to be paid to the performances of other actors and to the responsiveness of the audience. At certain moments the focus needs to be 302 Poetics Today 38:2 primarily on the events taking place...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (1): 55–79.
Published: 01 March 2011
... acquired ability,5 the mother-infant inter- action requires either partner to anticipate the other’s response. Even neo- nates show sensitivity to temporal sequence and pattern, and can engage in behavioral turn-taking­ as early as eight weeks (Beebe 1986). By this age, also, they expect social...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (3): 395–426.
Published: 01 September 2002
.... Doxa: Opinions and Expectations The way in which doxa interrelates with these concepts is shown by the following section of the Poetics, which deals with events that best elicit the 6722 Poetics Today / 23:3 / sheet 30 of 214 emotions of fear...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (2): 191–205.
Published: 01 June 2003
... of science. To these scholars’ minds, we can have a reasonable blending of humanis- tic and scientific discourses as long as we are careful about how we bring the approaches together and about what we can expect their blending...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (1): 79–111.
Published: 01 March 2005
... as a two-stage process involving the discovery of an incongruity followed by the resolution of that incongruity via the applica- tion of a different cognitive rule. Thomas Shultz (1976: 13), for example, defines incongruity as ‘‘a conflict between what is expected and what actu- ally occurs in jokes while...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (2): 221–249.
Published: 01 June 2002
... in number and in variation and sometimes chosen to fit into the analyst’s theory. Let me present some of the more operational definitions within this branch. According to psychologist Thomas R. Shultz incongruity is usually defined as ‘‘a conflict between what is expected and what actually occurs...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 305–334.
Published: 01 June 2004
... is in large part inspired by its Internet marketing strategy, suggesting (somewhat in the tradition of the ‘‘mock-documentary’’ [Roscoe and Hight 2001]) that this entirely fictional horror film is in fact of a documentary nature. The film plays upon the expectations of the recipients, tempting some...