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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (3): 661–664.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Eyal Segal Leech Geoffrey , Language in Literature: Style and Foregrounding . Harlow, Essex, UK : Longman , 2008 . xii + 222 pp . © 2011 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2011 New Books at a Glance Geoffrey Leech,Language in Literature: Style...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (4): 653–682.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Sonia Zyngier; Willie van Peer; Jèmeljan Hakemulder This article approaches from an empirical perspective the interrelation between foregrounding and complexity in the evaluation of literary texts. For this purpose, a reading experiment is reported. Participants from three cultures (Brazil, Egypt...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 393–412.
Published: 01 June 2017
... foregrounding neurocognitive poetics empirical aesthetics References Altmann Ulrike Bohrn Isabel C. Lubrich Oliver Menninghaus Winfried Jacobs Arthur M. 2012a “Fact versus Fiction: How Paratextual Information Shapes Our Reading Processes,” Social Cognitive and Affective...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (3): 151–174.
Published: 01 September 2015
... felt. © 2016 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2016 ostranenie defamiliarization estrangement deautomatization foregrounding References Aristotle 2008 Poetics . Translated by Butcher S. H. Project Gutenberg , www.gutenberg.org/files/1974/1974.txt...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (4): 561–589.
Published: 01 December 2014
.... The combination of several factors suggests that it was the element of femininity, both artificial and somewhat exaggerated, in performance , that made watching boy actors in the roles of young maidens so pleasurable for spectators. Among the factors involved are the playwright's decision to foreground...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (4): 729–758.
Published: 01 December 2003
... and the introduction of a rigorous ethical framework which foregrounds the interpretative investment of the researcher. © 2003 by the Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2003 Appleby, Joyce, Lynn Hunt, and Margaret Jacob 1994 Telling the Truth about History (London:Norton). Benjamin, Walter 1968...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (2): 305–347.
Published: 01 June 2005
... studies, which privilege words (the “original”) over images (the adaptation itself). Instead, the analysis foregrounds the specificity of the Latin American cultural framework as one of camouflage, in which encryption and decoding are central and potentially empowering. This utopian thrust is located...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (4): 541–574.
Published: 01 December 2021
... in motifs such as desire, attachment, fantasy, and identification. Formal and narrative devices that in modernist or postmodernist fiction contributed to an epistemological or ontological dominant tend to foreground questions of affectivity in contemporary fiction. Through the analysis of novels by Ben...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (1): 27–52.
Published: 01 March 2022
...). More precisely, this article will look harder at Phelan's so-called synthetic component of character, that is, those aspects that foreground the character as a construct (rather than as a possible person or a theme), to argue that much more work can be done with this category. In the course...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (4): 729–771.
Published: 01 December 2022
... to conceptualize metareferential interfaces as interfaces that foreground and draw attention to their own mediality. They thus allow for videogame-specific forms of metareference and metalepsis to be employed as part of often quite experimental and aesthetically ambitious approaches to videogame design. Using...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (1): 63–89.
Published: 01 March 2002
... and aesthetic ends. The argument is propounded in four stages. The first stage deals with an issue of poetic prosody, foregrounding the conflict between the influence-hunting and the cognitive-constraint approaches to the same problem. The second stage adduces an instance of how, “in the process of repeated...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (4): 611–631.
Published: 01 December 2002
... within the context of fiction. The analysis considers the mechanisms through which criticism differentiates itself from reading and how Thru manages to expose such distinctions. I foreground the text's disrupted graphic surface in order to suggest that this may be the basis for the pragmatic reader...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (4): 657–684.
Published: 01 December 2002
... of such encounters or the unique pleasures they may bring to the reader. I urge the importance of distinguishing between group talk, in which there is some element of cohesion and shared goals, and multiparty talk, in which the representation foregrounds fragmentation and explores the often subtle power games played...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (2): 313–329.
Published: 01 June 2010
... literary studies have recently argued that narrative serves an adaptive function, the approach outlined here foregrounds the opportunity to have experiences without the restraints of the everyday world as a crucial factor in the prominence of narrative across ages and cultures. Porter Institute...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (2): 255–288.
Published: 01 June 2011
... are significantly diminished in relationships with outgroups, as defined by sociological difference. I argue that narrative empathy is uniquely capable of circumventing the similarity bias through compositional strategies related to foregrounding and perspective. Turning to modern research on reading as well...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (4): 721–785.
Published: 01 December 2010
... analysts add “comic character” and “comic action logic” as forms of narrative humor. This is wrong, because narrative is not just story (actions, characters) but discourse (narration) about story, although it is true (and relevant) that narrators can back- or foreground themselves and their characters...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (3): 623–643.
Published: 01 September 2018
... that the concepts foregrounded by unnatural approaches may serve to pinpoint where digital narratives create impossibilities in their departure from older media, or where they adopt impossible configurations that are part of particular narrative traditions. In turn, cognitive-theoretical approaches help us see how...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (3): 429–445.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Jan Alber; Marco Caracciolo; Stefan Iversen; Karin Kukkonen; Henrik Skov Nielsen This special issue presents a “crossover” between two strands of contemporary narrative theory: a second-generation cognitive approach that foregrounds the linkage of stories, mind, and the human body; and an unnatural...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (3): 341–359.
Published: 01 September 2021
... surpasses the time scale of individual humans or human societies, or even of the human species. This is not to say that narrative is at ease with this deep temporality; as a practice, it seems fundamentally skewed toward the ethical and hermeneutic concerns that Ricoeur foregrounds in his work. But deep...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 457–461.
Published: 01 June 2000
... is placed at one end of the scale, and the conventional dimension at the other; each text discussed by Bradford is ‘‘measured’’ by the degree to which it foregrounds each of these two elements, and its position on the scale...