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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 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 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 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 June 2015) 36 (1-2): 133–136.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Eyal Segal Mangham Andrew , ed., A Cambridge Companion to Sensation Fiction . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2013 . xvi + 234 pp. © 2015 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2015 New Books at a Glance Neil Fraistat and Julia Flanders, eds., A Cambridge...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2002) 23 (4): 633–656.
Published: 01 December 2002
...M. Angeles Martínez This study investigates linguistic differences between two fictional narrative texts—one a revision of the other—by Thomas Pynchon. New syntactic and lexical choices made by Pynchon when rewriting his early short story “Under the Rose” as chapter 3 in the novel V . are analyzed...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2002) 23 (4): 699–705.
Published: 01 December 2002
...Eyal Segal © 2002 by the Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2002 Cohn, Dorrit 1978 Transparent Minds:Narrative Modes for Presenting Consciousness in Fiction (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press). Genette, Gérard 1990 “Fictional Narrative, Factual Narrative...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2008) 29 (2): 309–351.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Guillemette Bolens This essay considers David Rudrum's claim that narrative is a type of language act that needs to be construed with regard to its use. Here this claim is related to one of the most influential literary traditions in the history of fiction: the Eastern Book of Sindibad and its...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2010) 31 (2): 153–215.
Published: 01 June 2010
... Pistol serve to illustrate the other pole on the closure/openness spectrum. Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2010 Alewin, Richard 1983 [1974] “The Origins of the Detective Novel,” translated by Glenn Most, in The Poetics of Murder: Detective Fiction and Literary Theory , edited by...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2010) 31 (4): 679–720.
Published: 01 December 2010
... Diegese ,'' Montage/AV 16 ( 2 ): 93 – 104 . Bordwell David 1985 Narration in the Fiction Film ( Madison : University of Wisconsin Press ). Breitinger Johann Jacob 1966 [ 1740 ] Critische Dichtkunst: Worinnen die Poetische Mahlerey in Absicht auf die Erfindung/Im Grunde...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2010) 31 (2): 374–375.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Eyal Segal Hilary P. Dannenberg, Coincidence and Counterfactuality: Plotting Time and Space in Narrative Fiction . Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press , 2008 . xii + 289 pp . Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2010 New Books at a Glance Rebecca Beasley, Theorists of...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2010) 31 (2): 379–380.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Eyal Segal Warren Motte, Fiction Now: The French Novel in the Twenty-first Century . Champaign, IL: Dalkey Archive , 2008 . 237 pp . Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2010 New Books at a Glance Rebecca Beasley, Theorists of Modernist Poetry: T. S. Eliot, T. E. Hulme...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2010) 31 (4): 787–790.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Eyal Segal Boyd Brian , On the Origin of Stories: Evolution, Cognition, and Fiction . Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press , 2009 . xiii + 540 pp. © 2011 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2011 New Books at a Glance Brian Boyd, On the Origin of Stories...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2011) 32 (4): 663–692.
Published: 01 December 2011
.... 2000 “ The Role of Transportation in the Persuasiveness of Public Narratives ,” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 79 ( 5 ): 701 – 21 . Green Melanie C. Garst J. Brock Timothy C. 2004 “ The Power of Fiction: Persuasion via Imagination and Narrative ,” in The...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2012) 33 (1): 130–131.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Eyal Segal Jusdanis Gregory , Fiction Agonistes: In Defense of Literature . Stanford : Stanford University Press , 2010 . 154 pp . © 2012 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2012 New Books at a Glance Hugo Bowles, Storytelling and Drama: Exploring Narrative...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2012) 33 (2): 169–216.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Joshua Landy While it is often assumed that fictions must be informative or morally improving in order to be of any real benefit to us, certain texts defy this assumption by functioning as training grounds for the capacities : in engaging with them, we stand to become not more knowledgeable or more...