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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 113–129.
Published: 01 February 2018
...James Phelan This essay constructs a dialogue between Catherine Gallagher’s influential historical and theoretical account of the nexus among fictionality, readerly disposition, and character in the new genre of the novel and rhetorical theory’s alternative account of that nexus. In reading...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 67–92.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Monika Fludernik Catherine Gallagher’s arguments for a rise of fictionality in the eighteenth century, reinventing the rise of the novel as a rise in fictionality, provides a starting point for the article. It will compare Gallagher’s thesis to other proposals about the rise of fictionality...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (3): 473–494.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Karin Kukkonen; Henrik Skov Nielsen Cognitive and unnatural approaches to literature take very different stances on the issue of fictionality. While cognitive approaches consider everyday nonfictional and literary fictional narratives to highlight their similarities, unnatural approaches...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (1): 131–134.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Eyal Segal Punday Daniel , Five Strands of Fictionality: The Institutional Construction of Contemporary American Fiction . Columbus : Ohio State University Press , 2010 . viii + 240 pp . © 2012 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2012 New Books at a Glance...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 549–568.
Published: 01 September 2017
... of nineteenth-century historiography to explore potential differences between fictional and historiographical treatments of crowds. It concludes that, while histories tend to be pragmatically inclined to treat crowds as social minds, the distinctive affordances of fiction allowed nineteenth-century novelists...
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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 (2018) 39 (1): 93–111.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Simona Zetterberg Gjerlevsen Building on recent theory of fictionality as a rhetorical concept, this article examines fictionality in the history of the novel. It argues that the Danish eighteenth-century novel provides answers to the question of the origin of the novel. A smaller novel corpus than...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 183–199.
Published: 01 February 2018
... of contemporary fiction and explores some of its emerging features, such as the shift from an ironic to a sincere mode and the drawing of attention to the materiality of the novel. As the context of the new digital media ecology in which the post-postmodern novel appears becomes more and more interrelated...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (3): 523–542.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Lars Bernaerts; Brian Richardson In the analysis and interpretation of fictional minds, unnatural and cognitive narratology may seem mutually exclusive. They each highlight different aspects of what narrators and characters think and feel, and their explanatory grounds differ. An unnatural reading...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (4): 775–777.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Jan Baetens Lavocat Françoise , Fait et Fiction. Pour une frontière . Paris : Éditions du Seuil, coll. Poétique , 2016 . 625 pp. Copyright © 2018 Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2018 ...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (1): 33–57.
Published: 01 March 2019
... artifacts yet do not perform in the cultural matrix as such actually prove that literary materials and tools are “leaking” through the permeable cultural borders of the literary field to other cultural and social fields, serving various purposes and objectives. Exploring two examples – a fiction describing...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 543–557.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Margrethe Bruun Vaage The article proposes an explanation for why spectators may enjoy excessive punishment when watching fiction, even in Scandinavia where harsh punishment is roundly condemned. Excessive punishment is typically carried out by a vigilante avenger, and in fiction this character...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 559–577.
Published: 01 September 2019
... and Identity .” PAN , no. 3 Knowledge, Understanding, Well-Being: Cognitive Literary Studies : 41 – 55 . Booth Wayne C . 1988 . The Company We Keep: An Ethics of Fiction . Berkeley : University of California Press . Bracher Mark . 2014 . Literature and Social Justice: Protest Novels...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 579–596.
Published: 01 September 2019
... . 2016 . Strange Narrators in Contemporary Fiction: Exploration in Readers’ Engagement with Characters . Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press . de Waal Frans . 2008 . “ Putting the Altruism Back into Altruism: The Evolution of Empathy .” Annual Review of Psychology , no. 59 : 279 – 300...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (4): 541–574.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Hans Demeyer; Sven Vitse Abstract Contemporary developments in fiction have so far primarily been interpreted as an attempt to move beyond postmodernism toward a renewed sense of realism and communication. This article suggests an alternative conceptualization and puts forward the hypothesis...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (3): 399–436.
Published: 01 September 2004
... fictions also developed their own specific forms of coincidence involving analogical relationships of correspondence. Both in the question of recognition and explanation, this new form of literary coincidence differs substantially from traditional coincidence, notably because of its subversion...
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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 (2005) 26 (1): 79–111.
Published: 01 March 2005
... considered low-class literature. For “good” literature, according to Relevance Theory, is characterized by a complexity and multiplicity of contextual effects produced fundamentally by way of weak implicature. Funny Fiction; or, Jokes and Their Relation to the Humorous Novel Cristina Larkin Galiñanes...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 521–541.
Published: 01 September 2000
...Thomas Pavel This article begins with a discussion of the views on mimesis defended in recent works by Lubomír Doležel, Dorrit Cohn, and Jean-Marie Schaeffer. It then argues that literary fiction typically represents human beings in their relationship with norms and values. But since norms...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (3): 706–708.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Brian McHale 2001 706 Poetics Today 22:3 Ronald Sukenick, Narralogues: Truth in Fiction. SUNY series, The Margins of Litera- ture, edited by Mihai I. Spariosu. Albany: State University of New York Press, pp. Ronald Sukenick professes ignorance of narrative theory and claims to de...