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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (2): 187–204.
Published: 01 June 2020
... and general principles of emotion modulation and involve ideals that are both hedonic and ethical. We may better understand the complex relations among narrative, emotion, and morality in terms of these story universals, their sources in emotion systems, and their associated ideals, which collectively predict...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 33–60.
Published: 01 March 2000
... and emphasis on the immediate. To some extent in repudiation of modernist ideals, rock songs find themes and literary techniques in the poetry of the nineteenth century,particularly the Victorian and Decadent. While some of the parallels may appear accidental, others are deliberate to the point...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (4): 713–763.
Published: 01 December 2001
... but a revolutionary anticipation of them. Situating Shelley by means of this double perspective, I show how he disposes the modern mixed style in Prometheus Unbound and The Cenci to make it subserve the ideal poetics and metaphysics of antiquity. As his Defence of Poetry argues and his stylistic treatment of Beatrice...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (1): 43–62.
Published: 01 March 2002
... our representational powers are not ideal they are sufficient. It is possible then to argue further that the very flexibility that destabilizes meaning is not only good enough, it is responsible for our success, such as it has been, in building and revising human cultures. © 2002 by the Porter...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (4): 657–684.
Published: 01 December 2002
...Bronwen E. Thomas This article argues that studies of fictional dialogue have hitherto neglected the specific dynamics of multiparty talk. I will contend that this neglect contributes to the perpetuation of an “ideal” of conversation that allows no space for either the frustrations and inequalities...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (2): 283–302.
Published: 01 June 2007
... what can be expressed by “I exist” as a philosophically significant piece of knowledge and to entertain Berkeleyan idealism as a serious hypothesis. He also presents two philosophical perplexities concerning prayer, which he leaves unresolved. Anselm's Proslogion , which is both a prayer and an inner...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (4): 607–618.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Joshua Landy How similar is Proust's Recherche to Dante's Commedia ? Not very, as it turns out. In the first place, Proust's protagonist does not require an experience of ideal love as a precondition for conversion: Mlle de Saint-Loup is no Beatrice. And in the second, what he produces...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (4): 563–603.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Strauss’s three framing justifications for his manner of reading the Symposium as a document in the “ancient quarrel” of philosophy and poetry concerning which of the two should rightly shape the culture and ethical ideals of the Greeks (part 1). Then, following the course of Plato’s Symposium , the essay...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (2): 209–255.
Published: 01 June 2005
...-looking obliquities, I conclude, Primo Levi's unachievable ideal (as opposed to his splendid documentary performance) is realized in Pagis's bold fictions of testimony. © 2005 by the Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2005 Alter, Robert 1981 “Introduction,” in Points of Departure...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (3): 351–386.
Published: 01 September 2005
... questioning of genre hierarchies and period distinctions grew out of an attempt to correct what he saw as the limitations of contemporary historiographic and literary critical representations. Following his renunciation of revolutionary ideals,these inquiries were framed by a “conservative iconoclasm...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (3): 459–498.
Published: 01 September 2005
... as a universal idea across cultural traditions. It also examines how the artistic ideal is conceived of in Chinese and Western representation, how Chinese mimetic theory differs from its Western counterpart, and what implications an understanding of the differences may have for the comparative study of Western...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (1): 43–87.
Published: 01 March 2007
... situation. Then it goes on to discuss two contrasting approaches to fictional unreliability, the rhetorical and the cognitivist or constructivist. The rhetorical approach deals, in an idealized way, with the gap between the narrator and the implied author and is only concerned with the “implied...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (4): 573–578.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Angus Fletcher Against the idea that there is one true form of tragedy that can anchor a universal human ethics, Darwinism suggests that life is filled with endless kinds of tragic circumstance. But even as this biological view of tragedy spells the end of moral idealism, it opens up an inclusive...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (1): 161–168.
Published: 01 March 2005
..., 2003. 412 pp. If the ideal resides within the world, why is the world so remote from it? And if it is not to be found there, why does it possess so manifest a normative value? (134) Ask yourself the following question: why, if the world is so full of corruption, do so many human beings...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (4): 707–717.
Published: 01 December 2002
... fictional domain). This theory is followed by a careful correlation among media, their basic varieties, and the kind(s) of art experiencing they enable or are most conducive to. The final stage defines Ryan’s ideal mode of art experiencing—namely, maximum simultaneous interaction with and immersion...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 391–412.
Published: 01 June 2001
... in southern Africa in the nineteenth century] were to lead the heathen was to retrace their own jour- ney through contemporary British society—or, rather, toward an image of that society as they wished to see it. And what they wished to see was a neat fusion of three idealized worlds...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (2): 397–401.
Published: 01 June 2003
... in interpretations that turn detailed formal aspects into meaning, theorists of literary narrative have always considered their object of investigation in terms of its effect on an ideal reader. Even reception aesthetics, as practiced by Wolfgang...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 521–541.
Published: 01 September 2000
... as the world, since Plato’s famous rejection of literary mimesis in his Republic (book ) is based on his mistrust of immersion, while Aristotle, in his Poetics, considers mime- sis as a useful learning strategy. In book  of The Republic, Socrates and his friends discuss the ideal state and ask themselves...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (2): 357–359.
Published: 01 June 2002
... of existence’’ to ‘‘modes of action’’ and focuses on the aesthetic (or artistic) function of artworks. The first book is informed by a basic distinction made by Genette be- tween two different modes of existence. ‘‘Immanence’’ is the manner in which a work consists in a physical or an ideal object or event...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (4): 591–613.
Published: 01 December 2014
... , ed. 1961 Selected Letters by Thomas More ( Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press ). Tanselle G. Thomas 1996 “Textual Instability and Editorial Idealism,” Studies in Bibliography 49 : 1 – 60 . 2009 Bibliographical Analysis: A Historical Introduction ( Cambridge...