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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (4): 693–715.
Published: 01 December 2011
... of feeling, the shaping powers of the mind, and empathy. An earlier version of this essay was presented at the conference of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR) at Duke University, May 21–24, 2009. I am indebted to Mark J. Bruhn and Meir Sternberg for their suggestions...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (2): 205–222.
Published: 01 June 2020
... is overstated when in social life we resort to a much wider range of folk psychological heuristics. Copyright © 2020 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2020 theory of mind opacity principle mind shaping stranger sociality kinship sociality References Blum Susan . 2007...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (2): 243–259.
Published: 01 June 2020
... languages require distinct knowledges of predictive patterns. The predictive patterns related to different languages are not irrelevant variants, but as Gary Lupyan (2012a, 2012b) and Andy Clark (2008) argue, they also shape thought in different ways. The mind is understood to extend into the material...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (1): 141–160.
Published: 01 March 2002
... and events, and not of any original determination that they bring into the world ‘‘innate principles’’ and ‘‘original differ- ences’’ of physiological ‘‘structure’’ have no role in shaping mind or charac- ter (Godwin Education in particular, and the effects of social and political life—institutions...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 213–233.
Published: 01 June 2017
... shape at the level of the personal: in our conversations, our folk psychology, and our narrative culture. Bruner’s appeal to the level of human meaning was echoed by Haugeland in his 1995 programmatic essay “Mind Embodied and Embedded.” A note to the text conveys something of the intellectual...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 March 2002
... by cultural and histori- cal contingency, these essays in their quite different ways situate the literary mind within what the poet Gary Snyder has called humankind’s ‘‘deep history Reuven Tsur is also concerned with the ‘‘adaptation devices’’ that shape the generation of cultural and literary forms...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (3): 459–498.
Published: 01 September 2005
... of a literary work. ‘‘All shapes and colors, sounds and appearances he said, ‘‘depend on these four qualities to rise and propa- gate, and to become known and manifest’’ (Ye 1979: 23). By relating the triad in nature with the quartet in a writer’s mind, Xie Ye (ibid.: 23–24) proposed a view of literary...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (3): 299–323.
Published: 01 September 2023
... ). In the wave-shaped poems, the percent of stressing alternates: it is low on syllables 2 and 6, and high on 4 and 8: x- x -x-X / x- x -x-X: “And the mind whirls, and the heart sings” (“The Trial by Existence,” 47), “And they are better for her praise” (“My November Guest,” 20), “From my...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 15–35.
Published: 01 June 2023
... the typical features of stream of consciousness as part of the techniques deployed in the discourse, or syuzhet . The gaps earlier in the novel operated on the level of the sjuzhet , as they could not avoid showing the mind of Maarten being involved in shaping (and distorting) the continuous self-experience...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (1): 55–79.
Published: 01 March 2011
... supramodal qualities of shape or contour, intensity, motion, duration, and rhythm. These vitality affects exist in our minds as dynamic forces that are not bound to any particular feeling or event—sensations of surging, fading away, fleetingness, buoyancy, tensility, jerkiness, sudden explosive- ness...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (4): 751–781.
Published: 01 December 2000
... of the phonological signifier. It is argued, by analogy with synesthesia, that stable characteristic visual shapes obstruct smooth perceptual fusion, and, on the basis of speech perception, that speech sounds are special in our cognitive economy, and visual patterning cannot achieve the naturalness...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 295–315.
Published: 01 June 2017
... David Gallese Vittorio 2007 “Motion, Emotion, and Empathy in Esthetic Experience,” Trends in Cognitive Sciences 11 , no. 5 : 197 – 203 . Gallagher Shaun 2005 How the Body Shapes the Mind ( Oxford : Oxford University Press ). Gallagher Shaun Zahavi Dan...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (3): 423–470.
Published: 01 September 2009
... is experienced within the reader’s mind and how this experience in turn shapes poetic meaning. Image and Nonimage Metaphors in Imagist Poetry But first, how common is image metaphor within Imagist poetry? One might expect that image metaphor would be quite common. After all, if Imagist poetry...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 273–293.
Published: 01 June 2017
... Representations for Visually Presented Actions and Linguistic Phrases Describing Actions,” Current Biology 16 , no. 18 : 1818 – 23 . Barrett Louise 2011 Beyond the Brain: How Body and Environment Shape Animal and Human Minds ( Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press ). Barsalou...
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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...
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Poetics Today (2024) 45 (1): 45–78.
Published: 01 March 2024
... that is America appears via synecdoche in the shapes of gun-minded, red-leaning states with political sway. The gun states stand as an emblem of ideals abandoned in favor of the fantasy of homogeneity pursued in politics seeking to keep America white and the world serving capitalism in the name of democracy...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (2): 251–284.
Published: 01 June 2010
... satisfying! How restful! All the odds and ends of the day stuck to this magnet; her mind felt swept, felt clean. And then there it was, suddenly entire shaped in her hands, beauti- ful and reasonable, clear and complete, the essence sucked out of life and held rounded here—the sonnet” (ibid.: 131...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 319–347.
Published: 01 June 2000
...Tony Jackson Cognitive science and evolutionary psychology show great potential as explanatory paradigms for a wide array of cultural products and activities,including literature. In some scholars' minds these two fields are emerging as the cornerstones of a major “new interdisciplinarity” that may...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 341–362.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Ben Morgan The article uses the example of the European bildungsroman as represented paradigmatically in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship (1795 – 96) to investigate the effects of reading. Goethe's text is sensitive to the embodied encounters that shape how we relate...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (1): 127–137.
Published: 01 March 2003
... the exact shape of the machinery, the verbs float and hurry seem entirely sufficient to stimulate the required picture in my mind, even though they contain no semantic references to shape. I imagine the scene clearly, and Eliot seems to know...