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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 (2004) 25 (1): 29–66.
Published: 01 March 2004
...Jeffrey Pence Cinema's power to represent animate life, and produce a profound impression of reality, warrants and supports its other fascinating capacity, namely, to fabricate frank yet appealing illusions. In certain instances, audiences may respond to the fantastic creations as if to a new...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (3): 369–393.
Published: 01 September 2020
..., yet struggle with the specters of an older, enchanted cosmos. Through variants of the literary fantastic, and unreliable and polyperspectival narration, these books develop a view of the world that goes beyond facile dichotomies of faith and reason. © 2020 by Porter Institute for Poetics...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (4): 641–674.
Published: 01 December 2016
... of the disproportionate or excessive. As it happens with the fanciful, the construction of the fantastic also rests on a double basis. First is the construction of a commonly accepted frame of balance, the disruption of which results in excess, and the second involves the series of disruptions that shatter...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (3): 597–622.
Published: 01 September 2018
... “ Fantastic Cognition ,” in Burke and Troscianko 2017 : 151 – 68 . Kukkonen Karin Caracciolo Marco 2014 “ Introduction: What Is the ‘Second Generation’? ,” Style 48 , no. 3 : 261 – 74 . Kuzmičová Anezka . 2014 “ Literary Narrative and Mental Imagery: A View from Embodied...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (3): 625–630.
Published: 01 September 2006
... considers the feelings of strangeness that they pro- voke and the comic or fantastic effects that they achieve. Focusing on the transgressions that they constitute, Sabine Schlickers examines instances of metalepsis from French and Spanish literature that illustrate her and Meyer-Minnemann’s...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 131–156.
Published: 01 June 2023
...: Metafictive Female Heroism in Fire and Hemlock .” Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts 21 , no. 2 : 233 – 45 . Gavin Adrienne , ed. 2012 . The Child in British Literature: Literary Constructions of Childhood, Medieval to Contemporary . Basingstoke, UK : Palgrave Macmillan . Green...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 477.
Published: 01 June 2000
..., narrative, theory of genre, and the fantastic. She has published articles on Dickens, Wilkie Collins, science fiction, and the fascist body in Textual Practice, Science-Fiction Studies, Victorian Journal Institute, Post- Identity...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (4): 866–867.
Published: 01 December 2001
... deals with Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow and Christine Brooke-Rose’s Out. In discussing them Heise addresses the question of the relationship between time and history under- stood as a social and not only an individual parameter of experience. Both novels are characterized by their fantastic...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (1): 113–139.
Published: 01 March 2005
...: TSR Games). 1979 Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Dungeon Master's Guide (Lake Geneva, WI: TSR Games). Gygax, Gary, and Dave Arneson 1974 Dungeons and Dragons: Rules for Fantastic Medieval Wargames Campaigns Playable with Paper and Pencil and Miniature Figures . 3 vols. (Lake Geneva, WI: TSR...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (4): 853–861.
Published: 01 December 2001
..., rather than an excerpt from The Fantastic or The Poetics of Prose Duff chose to include the later essay ‘‘The Origin of Genres’’ The account of genre given in Todorov’s earlier writings is of course well known as the standard structuralist treatment of the topic, but in this essay he at- tempts...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (4): 673–688.
Published: 01 December 2004
... must per- petuate his lies, so he offers to hire the blind young girl as a masseuse in his fantastical hotel. In the huge, darkish spaces of the deserted state fac- tory where they used to work, he and his friends put together a makeshift massage room with corrugated metal and carpet remnants...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (4): 864–866.
Published: 01 December 2001
.... In discussing them Heise addresses the question of the relationship between time and history under- stood as a social and not only an individual parameter of experience. Both novels are characterized by their fantastic transformations of twentieth- century history and their multidimensional explorations...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (1-2): 191–193.
Published: 01 June 2014
... in the usual sense of the term; however, compared with the miscellaneous short story collection, it does show significant novelistic tendencies in its underlying coherence and thematic unity. An interesting essay in this part is Rabkin’s on science fiction, defined as “that branch of fantastic literature...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (3): 325–356.
Published: 01 September 2014
... the radically different Israeli landscape. In “A mayse vegn nisim fun har-tov” (“A Story about Nissim from Har-Tov”; 1956) by Eizenman, a Sephardic man riding a donkey visits the narrator in his Warsaw courtyard. In this story, the use of the fantastic and of Yiddish folk motifs enables the narrator...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 569–587.
Published: 01 September 2017
... of the postmodernist instability that has remained in the contemporary novel. Huber (ibid.: 10 – 11) writes: The fantastic elements are explicitly exposed as fictional within the reality of the text-world that the frame tale establishes. There is therefore, for the most part, little ontological claim...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (3): 465–505.
Published: 01 September 2010
... . . . these satires were written primarily in prose with verse interludes and were used to ridicule philosophical opponents. . . . Varro introduced Menippean satire into Latin and wrote ‘narratives of fantastic adventure told in the first person’” (ibid.: 29). The main features ascribed...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 157–179.
Published: 01 June 2023
... plot of escape as Julian races to give birth beyond the clutches of Xan's oppressive regime. As the plot accelerates—reflected in the narrative discourse by the breathless escape in a car—the novel trades the realism of the pre-pregnancy section for the thrills of the fantastic: the father of the child...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 283–304.
Published: 01 June 2004
... Psychiatry 37 : 1041 -48. Sparks, Glenn G., and Joanne Cantor 1986 “Developmental Differences in Fright Responses to a Television Program Depicting a Character Transformation,” Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media 30 : 309 -23. Todorov, Tzvetan 1975 The Fantastic: A Structural...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (4): 589–630.
Published: 01 December 2023
.... To take an example, sixteenth-century medical and teratological treatises deemed harpies to be a real phenomenon (Morgan 2016 : 74–75, 107–8). Similarly, the hybrids appearing in imagery of witchcraft quite evidently belong to the category of the fantastic; yet, given the epoch's belief in the genuine...
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