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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 295–315.
Published: 01 June 2017
... Apollo and Daphne in Feeling Beauty: The Neuroscience of Aesthetic Experience (2013), this essay expands on her work by stressing the importance of the phenomenological body and a theory of time to an understanding of the aesthetic experience. © 2017 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2017...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (2): 349–389.
Published: 01 June 2011
... strategic empathy for feeling humanity in an indifferent, Godless universe. Hardy's work demonstrates engagement with a variety of empathetic narrative strategies outlined in my Empathy and the Novel (2007), from the fellow-feeling of eighteenth-century moral sentimentalism, to the role-taking imagining...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (2): 289–321.
Published: 01 June 2011
... metaphorical relation between the two dominant conceptions of affect in theory: the development of systems of transport that seemed to threaten the autonomy of persons and feelings by putting into circulation feelings and persons from abroad; and the emergence of philosophical ideas about sympathy (Adam Smith...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (4): 693–715.
Published: 01 December 2011
... by recent developments in the study of embodied cognition, now taken as shaped by feelings and by our different senses, including kinesthetic and other bodily processes. Cognition extends to the environment around us in terms of affordances—ways we interact immediately with objects in the environment...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (4): 541–574.
Published: 01 December 2021
... it is ontological, in contemporary literature we contend this dominant is affective. The prevailing questions are “How can I feel reality (myself, the other, the past, the present, etc.)?”; “How can I feel to belong to reality?”; and “How can I feel reality to be real?” This affective dominant manifests itself...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 171–203.
Published: 01 June 2004
...) explicit descriptions of feelings in response to situations and events in the text, (2) blurred boundaries between oneself and the narrator of the text, and (3) active and iterative modification of an emergent affective theme. The self-modifying feelings characteristic of expressive enactment give...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (1): 171–201.
Published: 01 March 2011
... in psychology is cited to bring together disparate fields in affirming that affective feelings convey information about the interface between self and environment. By setting the novel in a single day in London, after 9/11 and during preparations for war in Iraq, McEwan affirms a constructivist theory...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (3): 327–346.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Matthew Wickman Postsecular thought and criticism involves heightened attention to religious feeling as well as to religious practices. Such feeling, often described as spirituality, enjoys broad cultural currency, though it is far less frequently an object of scholarly attention in the humanities...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 265–281.
Published: 01 June 2004
... broad areas. First, it supports a position called the willing construction of disbelief and relates that to readers' feelings of having been transported to narrative worlds. The data suggest that readers must expend strategic effort to reject the information they acquire from literary narratives. Second...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (4): 711–730.
Published: 01 December 2004
...William Waters Critics have warned readers against feeling personally addressed by the many commands in Rilke's Duino Elegies and Sonnets to Orpheus . The essay argues, through readings of imperative sonnets, that such critics are misguided: the poems do seek a reader's intimate and personal...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (1): 79–111.
Published: 01 March 2005
... on moral, social, cultural, aesthetic, and even generic assumptions shared with the reader: these allow the latter either to see the narrator as “reliable” and to develop a feeling of rapport with him or her or to easily assume the existence of an implied author who manipulates thenarrator for his or her...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (2): 257–279.
Published: 01 June 2005
..., became the primary venue where the narratives and the emotions collected. Its intrinsic democratic character was utilized, and every testimony of emotion or witness was accepted as equally privileged, so a television witness had as much right to feel and express this emotion as an actual witness...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (1): 163–188.
Published: 01 February 2017
... of grotesque imagery thereby juxtaposes semantic fields and their worlds with frightening consequences, and this impacts upon the bidirectionality inherent in the process of metaphor comprehension. Furthermore, this essay will show how the poetic texts enable both embodied simulation and bodily feeling, both...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 569–587.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Basic Elements of Narrative to reveal that the contemporary novel has reconceived accuracy in a nonliteral way. For post-postmodernists, experiential accuracy is more important than empirical accuracy. The contemporary novel often focuses on revealing what it feels like to be certain characters...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (1): 51–79.
Published: 01 March 2010
... are blatant examples of commercial literature, that is, literature not written on the initiative of an individual author eager to give a personal form to certain ideas or feelings but ordered by a publisher to fulfill certain commercial needs. Despite all the prejudices against the genre, however...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (4): 721–785.
Published: 01 December 2010
... but points out differences between humor and narrative. While narrative has minimally two layers of intentionality (oriented to the action and to its presentation), humor need not have them. While humor always requires agents to perceive incongruity and induces (or confirms) feelings of superiority in them...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (1): 21–42.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Paul Hernadi Since prehistoric times literature has been serving two complementary functions: to expand the cognitive, emotive, and volitional horizons of human awareness and to integrate our beliefs, feelings, and desires within the fluid mentality required for survival in the complex social...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (1): 59–126.
Published: 01 March 2012
... to perceive incongruity and feel superiority, narrative is not defined by incongruity and superiority, although it can produce them. Third, part I went on to redefine the composite concept “narrative humor,” describing it as the production and/or exploitation of incongruity and superiority relations among...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (4): 595–610.
Published: 01 December 2022
... was ultimately merely a gesture toward the realness that it thereby signified, and Proust assumed a simile ought to be precise, singular, and novel—but Flaubert's similes actually interact with his famously ironic narration to depict a particular kind of thought and feeling on the part of his characters...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (1): 79–101.
Published: 01 March 2022
... and Seven Walks from the Office for Soft Architecture (2003) as a multi-genre study in Vancouver becoming “money” and the effects of this process on work characterized as temporary or feminine. Indeterminacy becomes a double bind for the speakers of her “Office,” in that freedoms of expression, feeling...