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Poetics Today (1 February 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 the...
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Poetics Today (1 February 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 at...
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Poetics Today (1 September 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 to...
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Poetics Today (1 March 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 (1 June 2004) 25 (2): 305–334.
Published: 01 June 2004
...Margrit Schreier This article is concerned with how recipients evaluate the reality status of media products, how they distinguish and how they interrelate elements of“fact” and “fiction.” On the basis of an overview of recent theories of fictionality, an approach comprising three independent...
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Poetics Today (1 February 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 (1 December 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 (1 December 2007) 28 (4): 573–606.
Published: 01 December 2007
... authors' success in the affirmation of their respective identity depends on the success of the love quest. Dante's case is especially relevant to this essay insofar as his poem instantiates his authorial identity as coincident with that of his fictional character. Augustine's confessions, however driven...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2016) 37 (1): 217–220.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Eyal Segal Dawson Paul , The Return of the Omniscient Narrator: Authorship and Authority in Twenty-First Century Fiction . Columbus : Ohio State University Press , 2013 . viii + 278 pp. © 2016 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2016 New Books at a Glance Walter...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2016) 37 (4): 675–685.
Published: 01 December 2016
...H. Porter Abbott Spolsky Ellen , The Contracts of Fiction: Cognition, Culture, Community . Oxford University Press , 2015 . xxxi + 283 pp. © 2016 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2016 References Abbott H. Porter 2013 Real Mysteries: Narrative and the...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2016) 37 (4): 713–715.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Bohumil Fořt Koten Jiří , Jak se dělá fikce slovy. Pragmatické aspekty vyprávění (How to Do Fiction with Words: The Pragmatic Aspects of Narration) . Brno : Host , 2013 . 160 pp. © 2016 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2016 New Books at a Glance Mark J. Bruhn...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2013) 34 (1-2): 255–258.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Eyal Segal Hühn Peter , Eventfulness in British Fiction . Berlin : de Gruyter , 2010 . viii + 213 pp. © 2013 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2013 New Books at a Glance Peter Hu¨ hn, Eventfulness in British Fiction. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2010. viii 1213 pp...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2012) 33 (3-4): 329–483.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Meir Sternberg This paper deals with “motivation” as fiction’s twofold logic of patterning and relates it to other concepts or lines of sense-making (e.g., integration, naturalization). The argument is best summarized through the paper’s headings. 1. Why Is the Discourse Like That? Motivation as...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2012) 33 (3-4): 495–499.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Eyal Segal Hansen Per Krogh Iversen Stefan Nielsen Henrik Skov Reitan Rolf , eds., Strange Voices in Narrative Fiction . Berlin : de Gruyter , 2011 . vi + 268 pp. © 2013 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2013 New Books at a Glance Marina...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2000) 21 (2): 470–473.
Published: 01 June 2000
...Carole Dornier 2000 470 Poetics Today 21:2 6104 Poetics Today / 21:2 / sheet 206 of 214 Jürgen Siess, ed., La lettre entre réel et fiction. Paris: Sedes, pp. This collection brings together specialists in...
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Poetics Today (1 September 2017) 38 (3): 549–568.
Published: 01 September 2017
... 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 to...
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Poetics Today (1 December 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 (1 February 2018) 39 (1): 183–199.
Published: 01 February 2018
... 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 with...
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Poetics Today (1 September 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 (1 December 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 ...