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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (3): 423–470.
Published: 01 September 2009
... of the formal features of texts that elicit visual imagery. Such an account helps reveal the workings of the visual imagination and restore critical attention to this neglected aspect of the reading experience. Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2009 Auden, W. H. 1945 The Collected Poetry...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (2): 301–314.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Elaine Auyoung Philosophers, artists, and scholars have long recognized a kinship between the verbal and visual arts, but what, exactly, unites our experience of them has remained difficult to answer. This article demonstrates how techniques in Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D ’ Urbervilles and Edgar...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (2): 301–315.
Published: 01 June 2021
...Amy Spencer Abstract This article considers the experience and process of reading works of ambient literature, a form of situated literary experience delivered by pervasive computing platforms, responding to the presence of a physically situated reader to deliver a story. This form of situated...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (3): 361–380.
Published: 01 September 2021
... and on the world of the text and the world of the reader, we find hints at the depth of the reading process. When Ricoeur contemplates the aporias of the experience of time in Augustine's Confessions , he also mentions Augustine's assumption that experiences leave impressions in the soul (1984–88, 1:10): “Now...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (4): 717–752.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Margaret H. Freeman This paper argues that the cognitive sciences need to incorporate aesthetic study of the arts into their methodologies to fully understand the nature of human cognitive processes, because the arts reflect insights into human experience that are unobtainable by the methodologies...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 273–293.
Published: 01 June 2017
... Panksepp call our “affective consciousness,” a form of prereflective reception that arises from bodily experience. Focusing upon Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things , the article proposes a theoretical framework for interrogating the forms of priming, bias, and insight gained via these physical...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (4): 713–733.
Published: 01 December 2008
...?” MARS 3 /4: 3 -4. Suspending the Political: Late Soviet Artistic Experiments on the Margins of the State Alexei Yurchak Anthropology, UC Berkeley Let them read on my gravestone: He wrestled with the notion of species and freed himself from its hold. Velimir Khlebnikov...
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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 (2019) 40 (2): 319–353.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Evelyn Chew; Alex Mitchell This article explores the role of interactivity in a “natively” digital life story. The human-computer interaction is an essential component in these life stories. Phenomenologically, interactivity permeates the user’s experience of the life story, potentially integrating...
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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 (2004) 25 (2): 265–281.
Published: 01 June 2004
...Richard J. Gerrig; David N. Rapp Most psychological researchers now accept the premise that literary narratives have an effect on people's everyday lives. Contemporary research examines the types of psychological processes that give rise to literary impact. The article describes experiments in two...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (2): 313–329.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Jonas Grethlein In Time and Narrative , Paul Ricoeur argues that narrative reconfigures human time. While the link between narrative and the temporal character of human experience is very plausible, Ricoeur's description of the reconfiguration of time remains rather vague and does not deal...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (1): 81–106.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Darcia Narvaez Narratives are embedded in human biology. Each individual's emotional system is shaped by early experience and can be viewed as a biosocial personal grammar for the social life. A child builds a biosocial grammar initially from caregiver treatment. Caregivers and cultures help...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (3): 447–471.
Published: 01 September 2018
... conceptualized in terms of readers’ mental modeling of narrative texts. We build on work in cognitive psychology and psycholinguistics to show how readers understand narrative by building situation models derived from their everyday, embodied experience. However, as unnatural narratology emphasizes, not all...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (2): 189–213.
Published: 01 June 2019
... corpus of novels in which various design features (such as layout) and semiotic systems (such as pictures or maps) offer experiences that are not linguistically shaped. They observe that these additional modal and material resources can strengthen or weaken what readers infer from the written words...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (3): 417–436.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Uwe Steinmetz Jazz, today a broadly defined, global form of improvised music, remains a music between heaven and earth, with its roots in both nightclubs and churches. Jazz can be dance music, as well as music that triggers emotions, memories, and subjective images. It can also lead to experiences...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (4): 539–571.
Published: 01 December 2016
... of adaptation. Literature — tragedy in particular — helps us cope, both individually and perhaps as a whole species, with the grim riddle of our estrangement from a world whose blind mechanisms we have to cope with. Some recent work in cognitive cultural studies can be taken to argue that aesthetic experiences...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 245–263.
Published: 01 June 2018
... that reception theory and the phenomenology of reading and viewing must be taken into account in analyzing this new experience of a digital virtual world. The emergence of a mental image conjured up by the word/image interaction plays a role not only in our cognitive but also in our bodily experience. I propose...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (3): 471–516.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Ann Banfield Virginia Woolf's experiments begin with Impressionism. But knowing Roger Fry's criticism of Impressionism as analyzing commonsense appearances but destroying design, she adopted Fry's dualist aesthetic. Paul Cézanne's“Post-Impressionism” constructed a geometry in Impressionism's...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (2): 217–250.
Published: 01 June 2010
... existing scholarship, I examine a study exemplary in its analysis of embodied experience, Michael Fried's Menzel's Realism: Art and Embodiment in Nineteenth-Century Berlin (2002), proposing that the author's reported empathic experiences of Adolph Menzel's painting Rear Courtyard and House can...