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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (4): 621–632.
Published: 01 December 2000
...Siegfried J. Schmidt The academic debate on the interpretation of literary texts has always suffered from the semantic ambiguity of key concepts (literature, meaning,interpretation, literary study, etc.). To get out of this dead end, literary scholars have to step back from their daily routine from...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (2): 185–190.
Published: 01 June 2003
..., and the Human Sciences: An Experiment in Philosophical Analysis,” in Speech Genres and Other Late Essays , translated by Vern W. McGee, edited by Caryl Emerson and Michael Holquist, 103 -31 (Austin: University of Texas Press). Culler, Jonathan 1981 [1976] “Beyond Interpretation,” in The Pursuit of Signs...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (2): 191–205.
Published: 01 June 2003
... Science and Literature: Bridging the Two Cultures (Gainesville:University Press of Florida). ‘‘Literary Interpretation’’ and Cognitive Literary Studies Tony E. Jackson English, North Carolina at Charlotte 6865 Poetics Today / 24...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (4): 669–692.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Chris Andrews Certain members of the Oulipo, notably Raymond Queneau and Georges Perec, have used constraints to encode meanings as well as to structure and generate their works. Such formal encoding recruits and trains a readership prone to paranoid interpretation, a tendency opposed in recent...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (3): 597–622.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Steven Willemsen; Rikke Andersen Kraglund; Emily T. Troscianko Narratology and literary studies have always had ambivalent attitudes toward interpretation. This article proposes that the recent divide between the research programs of cognitive and unnatural narratology is a new expression...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (4): 519–562.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Shoshana Benjamin My essay argues for the proposition that there are uniquely correct interpretations for cryptic texts. By cryptic text I mean a narrative that is designed to pose perplexing problems, the answers to which constitute hidden meanings or secrets. As a test case, I choose Henry...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (3): 519–533.
Published: 01 September 2005
... Science, Evolutionary Psychology, and Literary Criticism,” Poetics Today 21 : 319 -47. 2002 “Issues and Problems in the Blending of Cognitive Science, Evolutionary Psychology, and Literary Study,” Poetics Today 23 : 161 -79. 2003 “`Literary Interpretation' and Cognitive Literary Studies...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (3): 413–421.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Tom Kindt; Hans-Harald Müller This contribution discusses the two programmatic assumptions made by David Darby in his outline of the history of narratology or Erzähltheorie (narrative theory).The first is that narratology ought to be remodeled into a contextualist theory of interpretation...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (1-2): 233–253.
Published: 01 June 2013
... ( Oxford : Oxford University Press ). Hutto Daniel D. 2005 “ Knowing What? Radical versus Conservative Enactivism ,” Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 4 : 389 – 405 . Jackson Tony E. 2003 “ ‘Literary Interpretation’ and Cognitive Literary Studies ,” Poetics Today 24...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (3): 447–471.
Published: 01 September 2018
.... Thomas’s The White Hotel , a prototypically “unnatural” novel in that the protagonist’s experience is caused by future events rather than by past ones. Our discussion of this novel shows situation models and interpretive strategies at work, exemplifying our claims and grounding them in a textual example...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (4): 499–528.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Tamar Yacobi Interpretive disputes about the text's implied normative framework (its aesthetics, ideology, reality-model) involve the reliability of the fictive narrator who mediates between interpreter and implied author. Narrative and normative reconstruction must go together. But how...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (1): 93–121.
Published: 01 February 2017
... the source and the target, instead of the target itself. The examples demonstrate that context plays a major role in this process by identifying the source and the target of a visual metaphor. Interpreting Visual Metaphors: Asymmetry and Reversibility Bipin Indurkhya Jagiellonian University, Cracow...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (3-4): 253–299.
Published: 01 December 2012
... precisely around 1630, and mainly in Italy. The most likely explanation is twofold. First, the interpretation of catastrophes no longer relies solely on religious explanations, but political and polemical ones are also starting to be considered. Second, the expression of a point of view contributes...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (4): 619–643.
Published: 01 December 2019
..., hermeneutics, interpretation 1. Literature and Psychoanalysis Psychoanalytic literary criticism, Peter Brooks (1987: 334) wrote, has always been something of an embarrassment. It remains unclear how criti- cism might be at once psychoanalytic and literary, without compromising either half of the equation...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (3): 429–445.
Published: 01 September 2018
.... narratology interpretation defamiliarization mimetic bias embodiment The first drafts of the essays in this special issue were presented in November 2016 at a workshop hosted by the Department of Culture and Aesthetics, Stockholm University (Sweden). The editors would like to thank Christer...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 561–590.
Published: 01 September 2000
... is one to negotiate or manage such flux?Critics tend to select “key” lines or passages, treating these as interpretative centers or “nodes” around which to organize the heterogeneous materials of the poem. Other materials come to be subordinated in various ways (explicitly or, more often, implicitly...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 319–347.
Published: 01 June 2000
... well displace the relativistic interpretive paradigms that have dominated the humanities for the last few decades. Through a review of a number of recently published works, I assess the situation of these two fields in relation to the specific, currently reigning approaches to literary study as well...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (3): 461–487.
Published: 01 September 2011
...H. Porter Abbott From a cognitivist perspective, I defend the utility of the implied author for the interpretation of fictional texts that support more than one intentional reading. David Herman (2008) provides a foil in his opposition to the implied author as object-like source and his promotion...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (3): 347–367.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Douglas Morrey Submission (2015), a novel in which a Muslim political party is elected to govern France, has been widely interpreted as part of a ubiquitous discourse of “declinism” in contemporary French intellectual culture. The novel has been accused of complicity with a reactionary politics...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (1): 59–81.
Published: 01 March 2020
... in opposition to poetic content— this is a false definitional binary. Second, form and free verse are another false binary, as poems can be written in free verse and also have form, as Whitman’s poetry is and does. Third, form is not just a rubric with which critics interpret poems but the logic by which poems...