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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (4): 731–736.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Bohumil Fořt Doležel Lubomír , Heterocosmica II. Fikční světy postmoderní české prózy (Heterocosmica II: Fictional Worlds of Postmodern Czech Prose) . Prague : Karolinum , 2014 . 190 pp. Copyright © 2017 Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2017 References Doležel...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (4): 679–720.
Published: 01 December 2010
...—the information explicitly conveyed by a representation. As an effect of processing meaning, diegesis is, then, not a narratological tool but an epistemic phenomenon that requires further examination. Diegesis and Representation: Beyond the Fictional World, on the Margins of Story and Narrative Remigius...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (3): 614–616.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Eyal Segal Bell Alice , The Possible Worlds of Hypertext Fiction . Basingstoke, UK : Palgrave Macmillan , 2010 . xii + 205 pp . © 2011 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2011 New Books at a Glance Geert Brône and Jeroen Vandaele, eds., Cognitive Poetics...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (3): 401–403.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Eyal Segal Aldama Frederick ., ed., Analyzing World Fiction: New Horizons in Narrative Theory . Austin : University of Texas Press , 2011 . xiii + 311 pp. © 2013 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2013 New Books at a Glance Frederick Aldama, ed., Analyzing...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (1): 1–33.
Published: 01 March 2003
... artist or fiction writer to speak or embody a world-making voice other than her or his own. The final requirement for double coding to enable representation of a new art form is the imaginative leap of a perceiver, who interprets the artwork in the fictional world (the artwork made by the fictional world...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (3): 569–595.
Published: 01 September 2018
... by a fictional text, while Uri Margolin has conceived of defamiliarization as directing the reader’s attention to the artificial nature of the construction of the fictional world. In this article we set out to show that it is productive to distinguish between different types of readerly engagement, typified...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (4): 653–671.
Published: 01 December 2004
...Derek Attridge The distinctive ethical force of literature inheres not in the fictional world portrayed but in the handling of language whereby that fictional world is brought into being. Literary works that resist the immediacy and transparency of language— as is the case in modernist writing—thus...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (2): 251–284.
Published: 01 June 2010
... opposition, this baffling segment revolves in fact around a blank (the absence of any perceiving consciousness internal to the fictional world) and encourages the reader to fill it in by imaginatively moving into the fictional world with a virtual body (as defined by Maurice Merleau-Ponty). Porter...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (1): 113–139.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Daniel Punday Role-playing games have many qualities of narrative (character, plot, setting), yet they have received virtually no attention from narratologists. This essay discusses the way that role-playing games construct narrative worlds and compares that to recent theories of fiction based...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (3): 461–487.
Published: 01 September 2011
... perspective from the reader reading to the writer writing, drawing on commentary by authors regarding the autonomy of their characters and the work of Marjorie Taylor on “imaginary friends.” I argue that the free, unpredictable element of fictional world creation is matched by a freedom of fiction...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (4): 633–656.
Published: 01 December 2002
... in the light of the changes they bring about in the transitivity of the clause and consequently in the reader's conceptualizing of the fictional world, especially the characters. The analysis is grounded on cognitive theories of information processing, and on the assumption that language form is not fortuitous...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 107–136.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Daniel Candel Bormann The article analyzes the “fictionalworlds employed by literary historians with a tool grounded in possible worlds theory. The core of the tool's spatiotemporal framework is applied to four literary histories which cover the history of the novel from its beginnings...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (4): 633–674.
Published: 01 December 2006
... types of story common in fantasy and science fiction: the narrative of transworld exploration, the narrative of alternate history, and the time-travel narrative. Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2006 Ǻberg, Claes 1989 “On Characterizing Possible Worlds of Physics: Discussion of J...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 521–541.
Published: 01 September 2000
... and values cannot be reduced to imitation and that mere observation of nature cannot suffice for creating and understanding fiction. The poet and the reader must know how to distance themselves from the world of “is,” the empirical realm, in order to explore its dependence on the world of“ought,” the realm...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 113–129.
Published: 01 February 2018
... the novel, Gallagher contends, readers willingly suspend disbelief as they follow the adventures of characters who are nobodies. Furthermore, whereas fictionality outside the novel yielded practical payoffs as its inventions led to indirect engagements with the world, fictionality in the novel, although...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 349–377.
Published: 01 June 2000
... : 17 -29. Malmgren, Carl 1991 Worlds Apart:Narratology of Science Fiction (Bloomington: Indiana University Press). McCaffrey, Larry 1991 Stormingthe Reality Studio: A Casebook of Cyberpunk and Postmodern Fiction (Durham,NC: Duke University Press). McHale, Brian 1991...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (3): 415–442.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Adam Stock Most twentieth-century dystopian fictions such as Aldous Huxley's Brave New World (1932), Katharine Burdekin's Swastika Night (1937), George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), and John Wyndham's The Chrysalids (1955) adhere to a generic convention by which they project forward...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (3-4): 329–483.
Published: 01 December 2012
... by Quotation; 7.3 Appeal to Existence or to Perspective? Unrealistic World and/or Unreliable Subject?; 7.4 Fictional Motivation under the Proteus Principle; 7.5 Sibling Rivalry and Contingent Resolution within the Family of Mimesis I am an art theoretician.... I know what motivation is! Viktor Shklovsky...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (1): 91–135.
Published: 01 March 2004
... as a woman and still look and act, after undergoing a vir- tual sex-change operation on his way into the fictional world, in exactly the same manner. It is true, as O’Brien (1949: 942) alleges, that Albertine’s com- portment is unconventional by prewar standards: she cohabits with Marcel in Paris and even...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (3): 523–542.
Published: 01 September 2018
... unearths the narrative features, such as literal mind reading, that cannot be reduced to real-world possibilities, whereas a cognitive approach may focus on what is analogous to real-world cognition, or it may explain how unusual fiction is made sense of in cognitive terms. This article offers a synthesis...