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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 519–541.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Mark Bracher Drawing on empirical studies, the article argues that developing moral character and advancing social justice through literary study is both eminently feasible and profoundly ethical, and that claims to the contrary are based on faulty notions of the psychological bases of morality...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (1): 81–106.
Published: 01 March 2011
... structure event memory and co-construct the narratives that children use for self and moral identities. The bioemotional landscape formed by experience influences the narratives that shape the life course. Initially, this occurs nonverbally through touch and emotional response; later, it occurs through...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (2): 187–204.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Patrick Colm Hogan Some recent writers on ethics, prominently Jonathan Haidt, have seen emotion and narrative as central to moral judgment and behavior. However, much of this work is not clear about the precise nature of emotion and narrative or the relation of the two to each other and to ethics...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (4): 635–658.
Published: 01 December 2014
... by social forces, but New Historicism equally argues that a sense of autonomous self is often encoded within documents based on the discourse of power. Among such documents is the emblem, a conjunction of several texts and one image delivering a moral lesson. Using the theoretical framework of New...
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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 (2017) 38 (2): 273–293.
Published: 01 June 2017
...” and “moral” emotions (as differentiated by the clinical psychologists Bunmi O. Olatunji and Jorge Moll). The article analyzes how these embodied prompts activate readers' preconscious modes of perception, modify cognitive skills, and intensify the effects of reading by anchoring ideational content in readers...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 363–391.
Published: 01 June 2017
.... Applying the revised theory, the essay characterizes contrasts between Edmund Burke's and Thomas Paine's thought at all levels of framing. It shows how their lexical frames for “revolution” diverge as their main arguments craft opposing issue-defining frames for the central moral issue of revolution versus...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 549–568.
Published: 01 September 2017
... of England , and Charles Dickens's Barnaby Rudge. In particular, it examines the behavior of crowds as a whole, individuals (especially leaders), and subgroups in terms of the key notions of agency, moral responsibility, organization, and action. Finally, it places this debate within the context...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (4): 605–634.
Published: 01 December 2017
... patterns, ethnic stereotypes, and commonsense morality. Copyright © 2017 Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2017 cultural narratology negotiation circulation Pierre Bourdieu Lemony Snicket References Abbott H. Porter . 2008 [2002] The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 393–421.
Published: 01 June 2000
... fueled a desire to “naturalize” society by rejecting traditional morality. In parallel, there arose a dream of new subjectivity of the scientific Übermensch , whose imitation of the cruelty of nature would elevate him above ordinary humanity. Science became a source of a sublime experi-ence based...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (2): 169–216.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Joshua Landy While it is often assumed that fictions must be informative or morally improving in order to be of any real benefit to us, certain texts defy this assumption by functioning as training grounds for the capacities : in engaging with them, we stand to become not more knowledgeable or more...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (4): 573–594.
Published: 01 December 2004
...Michael Eskin This essay deals with the complex relationship between literature and ethics. More specifically, it inquires into and problematizes the conceptual ways in which such discursive distinctions as that between literature and moral philosophy have been upheld, as well as the assumptions...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (1): 79–111.
Published: 01 March 2005
... on moral, social, cultural, aesthetic, and even generic assumptions shared with the reader: these allow the latter either to see the narrator as “reliable” and to develop a feeling of rapport with him or her or to easily assume the existence of an implied author who manipulates thenarrator for his or her...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (2): 191–218.
Published: 01 June 2022
... paradigm for the critical examination of storytelling cultures. It concludes by envisioning future forms of public critical engagement for narrative theorists. Popular notions of narrative tend to celebrate the cognitive and moral benefits of storytelling while downplaying the limits of narrative...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (2): 243–263.
Published: 01 June 2022
.... This politically charged landscape for the telling of personal narrative (and the speed and ease with which stories circulate via mass media) creates unique challenges for veterans, who need to find meaning in their experiences for their own sakes, but resist the ready-made plots and morals imposed on them...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 205–230.
Published: 01 June 2023
... afford epistemological and moral benefits within a productivist culture of speed that stigmatizes slowness and inactivity. In order to pursue an answer to this question, the essay turns to what critics have begun to call “slow cinema” and examines two films about people suffering from senescence-related...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 297–309.
Published: 01 June 2006
... documents. Historians are slowly coming to agree that survivor accounts are a crucial source of evidence for appreciating the unorthodox and unprecedented moral universe of the Holocaust. Writers as diverse as Charlotte Delbo, Imre Kertész, Arnošt Lustig, and Aharon Appelfeld find ways of stripping...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (2): 191–246.
Published: 01 June 2007
... to draw some morals about exegesis and scholarly specialization. Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2007 Adkins, A. W. H. 1960 Merit and Responsibility: A study in Greek values (Oxford: Clarendon). 1973 “`Arete' `Techne' Democracy and Sophists: Protagoras 316b-328d,” The Journal...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (3): 443–474.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Laura Byrne While the goal of Spinoza's Ethics has strong affinities with the Aristotelian goal of eudaimonia , structurally the text itself is modeled on Euclid's Elements . Does Spinoza think that the precision and certainty of mathematics can be extended to moral philosophy? To answer...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (2): 303–336.
Published: 01 June 2007
... moral is about matching outer to inner self. While the project is never complete, the search itself becomes an identity; Abelard achieves authenticity in his rejection of all the models of it that were available to him. This is not done to unmask a self without place or parallel but to make the case...