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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (4): 575–595.
Published: 01 December 2021
..., and other humorous meanings that literary recipes often seem to produce, which is linked to the operational and structural dimensions of the recipe—its comically posited procedural form. Copyright © 2021 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2021 OuLiPo constrained writing recipes food...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (1): 59–126.
Published: 01 March 2012
... erroneously regard such books as representative of humanist-interpretive analyses of humor in general—and therefore keep excluding cultural and literary studies from their interdisciplinary enterprise. Yet Humor Studies likewise betrays problems in the face of narrative humor. As with Zupančič, those problems...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (3): 225–301.
Published: 01 September 2014
... enjoying extraordinary popularity in the major urban centers of North America, new dialects of spoken and written Yiddish came into being there: this new vocal strain ranged from Yiddish humor magazines to the Yiddish American polyphony of Jacob Glatstein's Yidishtaytshn ( Yiddishmeanings ; 1937). After...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (4): 659–661.
Published: 01 December 2021
... in Literature at the Department of Music, Art, and Culture Studies, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Since his doctoral dissertation on experimental, procedural, and conceptual writing in Finnish literature (2012), he has taught creative writing and published, among other things, on literary humor, conceptual...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (1): 79–111.
Published: 01 March 2005
... and its greatly extended length? After all, a humorous novel is not an anthology of jokes, and, as a novel, it surely must aspire to literary effects. Does the narrative structure characteristic of jokes have anything to do with that of humorous novels? One would tend to think it must, yet, as Marie...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (4): 641–674.
Published: 01 December 2016
... it into a literary irony through the rhetorical device of self-referential allegory? The result is ironically humorous, while complying with Poe’s maxim of unity of effect by means of an imaginative balance between novelty and combination. The exquisite taste of Poe’s poetic genius brings his com- positions...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (1): 169–170.
Published: 01 March 2005
... (2004). He is at work on a book on the eighteenth-century novel. Harris Friedberg is an associate professor of English literature at Wesleyan Univer- sity in Middletown, Connecticut. He has published articles on Renaissance poetry, cultural studies, and literary theory. Joshua Landy is an associate...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (2): 221–249.
Published: 01 June 2002
... of Literary Semantics : ‘‘Analyses de l’ironie Poétique Mulkay, Michael On Humour: Its Nature and Place in Modern Society (Cambridge, U.K.: Polity). Nash, Walter The Language of Humor (New York: Longman). Norrick, Neal R. ‘‘A Frame-Theoretical Analysis of Verbal Humor: Bisociation...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (4): 721–785.
Published: 01 December 2010
... literary inten- tions, I may need to defend my proposal further. I could point out that my notion of intentionality goes beyond intentions stricto sensu (i.e., pur- poseful intentions), yet this argument will not save me here: my “metanar- rative” humor involves purposeful intentions. Another standard...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (3): 607–611.
Published: 01 September 2011
... Antonopoulou and Kiki Nikiforidou aim at illus- trating the explanatory power of construction grammar for the analysis of verbal humor in literary texts. Their key concept, with which construc- tion grammar is centrally concerned, is “coercion”: it refers to the clash between the syntactic...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (3): 611–614.
Published: 01 September 2011
...- tance, and irony. Eleni Antonopoulou and Kiki Nikiforidou aim at illus- trating the explanatory power of construction grammar for the analysis of verbal humor in literary texts. Their key concept, with which construc- tion grammar is centrally concerned, is “coercion”: it refers to the clash...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (3): 614–616.
Published: 01 September 2011
... Antonopoulou and Kiki Nikiforidou aim at illus- trating the explanatory power of construction grammar for the analysis of verbal humor in literary texts. Their key concept, with which construc- tion grammar is centrally concerned, is “coercion”: it refers to the clash between the syntactic...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (4): 657–684.
Published: 01 December 2002
... of everyday speech serve to privilege and univer- salize certain conversational practices and mechanisms based almost exclusively on the duologue. Multiparty Talk: Some Preliminaries The study of literary representations of speech has been largely preoccu- pied with what Andrew Kennedy has called...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 181–213.
Published: 01 March 2016
... the field of natural history (Gronjowski 1999: 17).40 To the conventional categories provided by literary criticism, which index the writers according to the literary movements they belong to, Huret (1999 [1891]: 48) added his own humorous categories based on his observations of the authors’ interview...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (4): 797–799.
Published: 01 December 2010
... Literary Studies 387 Goris, Ann. See de Geest, Dirk, and Goris, An Grethlein, Jonas The Narrative Reconfiguration of Time beyond Ricoeur 313 Grimstad, Paul Antebellum AI: “Maelzel’s Chess-­Player” and Poe’s Reverse Constraints...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (4): 731–738.
Published: 01 December 2019
... as Technique .” In Russian Formalist Criticism: Four Essays , edited by Lemon Lee T. Reis Marion J. , 3 – 24 . Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press . Takanashi Hiroko . 2007 . “ Orthographic Puns: The Case of Japanese Kyoka .” Humor 20 , no. 3 : 235 – 59 . Takashi...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (1): 1–53.
Published: 01 March 2011
...; and affective qualities of narrativity in humor and the roots of aesthetic feelings in infant experience. Here, too, a generous eclecticism shows: individual essays investigate the affective ele- ments of literary theories expressed by mature literary critics of the twen- tieth century, the responses...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (2): 363–364.
Published: 01 June 2002
..., for ex- ample, Moo Pak and The Big Glass and the dialogue novels. She argues that all three types compensate for their unpromising settings and the lack of a traditional plot by an excess of irony, humor, and absurdity. According to Fludernik, they are notable for their conjunction of formal...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (2): 367–368.
Published: 01 June 2002
... literature, text-image relations, the reading experience, film, literary canon formation, and the intersections of text, language, and human perception. David Herman, professor of English at North Carolina State University and adjunct professor of English linguistics at Duke University, is the author...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (2): 371–375.
Published: 01 June 2008
... at demonstrating how formal plot analysis can decisively contribute to the interpretation of literary works. It thus addresses one of the most frequent objections raised against formalist research by those who believe it distracts literary studies from its natural concerns. It is much...