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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (2): 205–222.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Haiyan Lee This article seeks to historicize the affinity between narrative fiction and the cognitive function known as theory of mind. The author believes this affinity holds true mostly in modern commercial societies structured by stranger sociality, cosmopolitanism, and social mobility...
Poetics Today (2003) 24 (1): 35–63.
Published: 01 March 2003
... communication milieu. The reception of the poetry by the specific listening audience is considered, with special attention given to the functioning of metaphor in relation to states of mind brought about by the use of psychedelics, such as LSD. The poetry itself is situated as both contribution to and...
Poetics Today (2004) 25 (3): 553–554.
Published: 01 September 2004
... discussion of ‘‘compound’’ aﬀects. A compound aﬀect incorporates intellectual and imaginative elements, and his use of the term ‘‘compound’’ calls to mind other recent attempts to model the intellectual component of emotion, such as Martha Nussbaum’s (2001) use of ‘‘arche- ology’’ to indicate the layers...
Poetics Today (2019) 40 (4): 752–754.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Wen Yongchao Lau Beth , ed., Jane Austen and Sciences of the Mind . London : Routledge , 2018 . viii + 237 pp. Copyright © 2019 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2019 References Austin Michael . 2010 . Useful Fictions: Evolution, Anxiety, and the...
Poetics Today (2001) 22 (3): 708–709.
Published: 01 September 2001
... possibilities within its own potential, absolutely no need for a partitioned, self-contained practice of criticism or critical theory’’ Brian McHale, West Virginia University Vladimir Tumanov, Mind Reading: Unframed Direct Interior Monologue in European Fiction. Amsterdam...
Poetics Today (2009) 30 (3): 373–422.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Mark J. Bruhn This essay reconstructs Percy Shelley's theory of mind from his letters and many unfinished essays as well as his Defence of Poetry (1821), emphasizing his radical insistence on the formal and teleological roles of analogy in human cognition, communication, and culture. Adopting the...
Poetics Today (2015) 36 (1-2): 130–133.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Eyal Segal Herman David , Storytelling and the Sciences of the Mind . Cambridge, MA : MIT Press , 2013 . xiv + 428 pp. © 2015 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2015 New Books at a Glance Neil Fraistat and Julia Flanders, eds., A Cambridge Companion to Textual...
Poetics Today (2013) 34 (1-2): 267–270.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Eyal Segal Herman David , ed., The Emergence of Mind: Representations of Consciousness in Narrative Discourse in English . Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press , 2011 . viii + 315 pp. New Books at a Glance Peter Hu¨ hn, Eventfulness in British Fiction. Berlin: de Gruyter...
Poetics Today (2013) 34 (1-2): 119–146.
Published: 01 June 2013
... storytelling, “mind-tricking narratives.” These employ narrative techniques — to be more precise, focused and temporary surprise gaps — that deliberately deceive the audience. They play with the viewers’ experiences, expectations, and responses during the viewing of a film and spring an utterly surprising...
Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 17–39.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Maria Mäkelä The article challenges both cognitive-universalist and unnatural-exceptionalist approaches to fictional minds by analyzing how the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century novel merges the premodern poetics of exemplarity with emergent modern techniques of representing consciousness. It...
Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 549–568.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Alan Palmer; Adam Stier An internalist perspective on the mind stresses those aspects that are inner, introspective, private, solitary, individual, psychological, mysterious, and detached. An externalist perspective stresses those aspects that are outer, active, public, social, behavioral, evident...
Poetics Today (2005) 26 (4): 613–636.
Published: 01 December 2005
... Romantic Criticism , edited by A. Leslie Willson, translated by Christian-Albrecht Gollub, 238 -44 (New York: Continuum). 1997 Sämtliche Werke und Briefe , vol. 4 , edited by Klaus Müller-Salget and Stefan Ormanns (Frankfurt am Main: Deutscher Klassiker Verlag). Minding the Gap: Toward a...
Poetics Today (2019) 40 (1): 169–171.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Thomas Scholz Hatavara Mari Hyvärinen Matti Mäkelä Maria Mäyrä Frans , eds. Narrative Theory, Literature, and New Media: Narrative Minds and Virtual Worlds . New York : Routledge , 2016 . xii + 314 pp. Copyright © 2019 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics...
Poetics Today (2018) 39 (3): 523–542.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Lars Bernaerts; Brian Richardson In the analysis and interpretation of fictional minds, unnatural and cognitive narratology may seem mutually exclusive. They each highlight different aspects of what narrators and characters think and feel, and their explanatory grounds differ. An unnatural reading...
Poetics Today (2018) 39 (4): 651–678.
Published: 01 December 2018
... feminine power. This essay asks what Austen’s portrayal of minds attempting to read others tells us about her narrator’s entry into her characters’ minds, and it finds answers to this question in the novel’s word games. In their presentation, solutions, and responses, riddles reveal Austen’s foundation of...
Poetics Today (2002) 23 (1): 141–160.
Published: 01 March 2002
... lead to a fundamentally new reading of Jane Austen's last novel, Persuasion (1818). Austen's was a period when a dominant constructionist psychology—associationism—vied with emergent brain-based,organicist, and nativist theories of mind. Austen pointedly contrasts a heroine seemingly formed by a...
Poetics Today (2011) 32 (2): 215–234.
Published: 01 June 2011
... Fallacy ,'' in The Verbal Icon: Studies in the Meaning of Poetry , by Wimsatt William K. , 21 – 39 ( Lexington : University Press of Kentucky ). Suspicious Minds Rita Felski University of Virginia, English Abstract The hermeneutics of suspicion is a term coined by Paul Ricoeur to...
Poetics Today (2011) 32 (4): 717–752.
Published: 01 December 2011
... presuppositions that still inform much of cognitive science, such as the relation of language to our experience of the natural world, the nature of subjective and objective representations, and the role of the arts in the evolutionary development of the human mind. In basing my approach to literature on Vico’s...
Poetics Today (2014) 35 (4): 689–730.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Monika Fludernik Taking its inspiration from cognitive narratology and particularly the work of Alan Palmer on the Victorian novel, this essay examines to what extent collective minds can be traced in early modern narratives. One of the typical sites of intermental thought is the representation of...
Poetics Today (2015) 36 (4): 567–569.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Eyal Segal Bernaerts Lars , de Geest Dirk , Herman Luc , and Vervaeck Bart , eds., Stories and Minds: Cognitive Approaches to Literary Narrative . Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press , 2013 . 223 pp. © 2016 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2016 New...