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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (4): 853–861.
Published: 01 December 2001
...). 1992 Acts of Literature ,edited by Derek Attridge (New York: Routledge). Fowler, Alastair 1982 Kinds of Literature:An Introduction to the Theory of Genres and Modes (Cambridge:Harvard University Press). 1989 “The Future of Genre Theory,” in The Future of Literary Theory , edited by Ralph...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (3): 465–505.
Published: 01 September 2010
... approaches to categorization via prototype, exemplar, and knowledge theories. Against this background, I review the many genres that have been attributed to Gravity's Rainbow , then examine three influential generic framings of this text and what the text can tell us about the nature of categories and how...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (3): 455–478.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Katra Byram Abstract The current reckoning with systemic bias and discrimination calls for centering historical and social context in narrative theory, as in other domains of academic and public life. This article undertakes that centering in rhetorical narrative theory. Informed by genre theory...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 363–391.
Published: 01 June 2017
... Lakoff 's theory of the multiple levels of framing in discourse, concentrating on the interplay of argument and narrative frames. Studies of emotion and mood in narrative genres are adapted to refine Lakoff's account of narrative, making it more complex, systematic, and sensitive to historical context...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (4): 561–593.
Published: 01 December 2020
... and vatic sayings that pretend to universal or transcendent knowledge are marks of the lyric as a genre. Sketching a theory of poetic license, this article addresses the lyrical entanglement of enchantment and embarrassment. The author argues for a concept of the lyric as a medium for regulating the balance...
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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 (2016) 37 (1): 29–53.
Published: 01 March 2016
... that takes up a borderline position between literature and literary theory. The fact that the book was written and first published in Berlin ensured its place in studies of e´migre´ literature concerned with geographic borders. In light of this twofold understanding of border as a boundary between genres...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (3): 475–497.
Published: 01 September 2007
...George Pattison Noting the apparent chaos of Søren Kierkegaard's writing, the essay shows that Kierkegaard did, nevertheless, have a highly self-conscious relation to issues of genre, which was a central concern in the aesthetic theory of his critical role model, J. L. Heiberg. Salient features...
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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 (2006) 27 (1): 125–235.
Published: 01 March 2006
... context. Narrative, Shklovsky's own forte, would appear the paradigm case, as the most inclusive genre and the most akin to art's and life's temporal movement. I accordingly revisit “making strange,” with its branches and afterlives, from the viewpoint of narrative theory and history—especially...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (1-2): 53–118.
Published: 01 June 2013
..., previously unrecognized features of medieval and other premodern texts. Possible world theory and the concept of virtual narratives, in particular, can show that medieval narratives are also structured by events (e.g., plans, dreams) that, though thoroughly described, are never realized: they remain, instead...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 159–181.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Daniel Hartley This article outlines a systematic theory of style that aims to combine “social formalism” with narratology. Beginning with a reading of a little-known essay by Raymond Williams on the history of English novelistic prose, the article argues that Williams’s insights into the social...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (1): 61–92.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Margaret H. Freeman In this article the author explores the notion of possible bidirectionality in metaphor through an examination of Black's (1962, 1993) interaction theory, Fauconnier and Turner's (2002) blending theory, and several studies that document cases of interdomain influence...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (3): 670–673.
Published: 01 September 2010
..., and genre theory) within the academic landscape and briefly outlining its his- tory. Chapter 3, “Text and Authorship,” examines the contextual phe- nomena that are usually excluded from the purely text-based approach of traditional theories of narrative, such as the figure of the author...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (3): 661–664.
Published: 01 September 2010
..., and genre theory) within the academic landscape and briefly outlining its his- tory. Chapter 3, “Text and Authorship,” examines the contextual phe- nomena that are usually excluded from the purely text-based approach of traditional theories of narrative, such as the figure of the author...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (3): 664–667.
Published: 01 September 2010
... it to neighboring disciplines (such as linguistics, poetics, semiotics, and genre theory) within the academic landscape and briefly outlining its his- tory. Chapter 3, “Text and Authorship,” examines the contextual phe- nomena that are usually excluded from the purely text-based approach...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (3): 667–670.
Published: 01 September 2010
...) characters. Chapter 2, “The Theory of Narrative,” attempts to draw the boundaries of narratology as a discipline, relating it to neighboring disciplines (such as linguistics, poetics, semiotics, and genre theory) within the academic landscape and briefly outlining its his- tory. Chapter 3...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (3): 673–675.
Published: 01 September 2010
... it to neighboring disciplines (such as linguistics, poetics, semiotics, and genre theory) within the academic landscape and briefly outlining its his- tory. Chapter 3, “Text and Authorship,” examines the contextual phe- nomena that are usually excluded from the purely text-based approach...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (2): 185–190.
Published: 01 June 2003
... Today 23 : 21 -42. Forthcoming “Review of Modern Genre Theory, edited by David Duff,” Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture 36 . Hernadi, Paul, and Francis Steen 1999 “The Tropical Landscapes of Proverbia: A Crossdisciplinary Travelogue,” Style 33 (1): 1 -20. Jackson, Tony 2000...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 March 2001
...Ruth Amossy Examining the rhetorical notion of ethos at the crossroads of disciplines,this article builds up an integrated model attempting to reconcile Bourdieu's theory of language and power with pragmatic views of illocutionary force. For the sociologist, the authority of the orator depends...