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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (3-4): 329–483.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Meir Sternberg This paper deals with “motivation” as fiction’s twofold logic of patterning and relates it to other concepts or lines of sense-making (e.g., integration, naturalization). The argument is best summarized through the paper’s headings. 1. Why Is the Discourse Like That? Motivation...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (4): 619–662.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Mark J. Bruhn This essay argues that Percy Bysshe Shelley’s (1792–1822) analogical poetics at once anticipates and challenges contemporary cognitive-scientific models of conceptual structure. Section 1 outlines unresolved logical and motivational issues that limit the explanatory power...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (1): 21–42.
Published: 01 March 2002
... into thrilling and gratifying types, inclining audiences toward recognizable subvarieties of either crying or laughing; and (c) the motivating impact of fictive stories about imagined characters on the will of actual people to change themselves and their worlds. © 2002 by the Porter Institute for Poetics...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (4): 669–712.
Published: 01 December 2008
..., which were excluded from the long-term preservation policy of state archival authorities in the Soviet bloc countries. At the same time, the singularity of the historical context that had motivated the emergence and spread of samizdat also engendered the peculiar logic of its circulation. A significant...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2009
... (1948–89), that is, examine it as a nonstatic, developing phenomenon, and then I will offer criteria by which to classify it. Such texts are classifiable by motivations for publishing and distributing samizdat; the originator; traditionally recognized types of printed material; date of production...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (3): 373–422.
Published: 01 September 2009
... took him at once to the heart of a range of psychosocial issues that are today studied under the cognitive scientific rubric of “theory of mind,” including the developmental interrelations of, and motivations for, social imitation, language acquisition, and mental representation. Taking first...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (4): 673–694.
Published: 01 December 2003
... to align themselves with the critical motives and methods of theory is dismissed for being un- or trans-historical. The primary goal of this essay is to suggest a middle way between these polarities, especially concerning recent scholarly interest in the history of the book. Specifically, this essay argues...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 205–240.
Published: 01 June 2004
...Els Andringa The aim of this study is to investigate how reading experiences intertwine fiction and life and how such experiences change over time. Twelve reading autobiographies of young, motivated readers (age range twenty-two to thirty-two; six men, six women) were analyzed using qualitative...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (2): 235–268.
Published: 01 June 2019
... to motivate an inherently embodied semiotic account that nevertheless maintains close contact with broader accounts of narrative and larger-scale “text” organization. References Antunes Luis Rocha . 2016 . The Multisensory Film Experience: A Cognitive Model of Experiential Film Aesthetics...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (4): 641–668.
Published: 01 December 2020
... different meanings depending on the context and is a complex physical, linguistic, and cultural phenomenon. The article concludes that Müller both relies on and defamiliarizes the tentative yet motivated association between space and voice. Copyright © 2020 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (2): 255–288.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Mary-Catherine Harrison Modern and historical scholarship on empathy has consistently demonstrated that people are more likely to empathize with those who are similar to themselves. This empathic bias for similarity means that the affective bonds and ethical motivations that accompany empathy...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (4): 721–785.
Published: 01 December 2010
... perspectives”: between the intentions, goals, beliefs, motivations, emotions, and so forth of different agents or participants. Although an important idea, it does not explain the difference between humor and narrative or the composite concept of narrative humor. My essay shares Wright's intentionalist thrust...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (1): 55–79.
Published: 01 March 2011
... reveal “proto-”aesthetic characteristics that babies prefer to adult-directed speech, suggesting that adult psychology and experience grow from and build upon inborn motives and preferences. Synthesizing contemporary concepts and findings from developmental psychology, ethology, evolutionary psychology...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (3): 489–520.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Ellen Spolsky The project of describing how people understand each other’s unspoken motivations, beliefs, commitments, and intentions had been housed in departments of linguistics or philosophy until about twenty-five years ago, when some developmental cognitive scientists intervened with different...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (4): 563–603.
Published: 01 December 2013
... the philosophical “demotion of poetry”: a criticism of poets as motivated by the Eros of fame and of tragic poetry as at its best creating captivating images of gods and heroes which reflect their creators’ self-love and patriotic love of “one’s own,” as against any transpolitical truth. Part 4 then looks...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (1): 125–235.
Published: 01 March 2006
...”), and, especially, recognition (“surprise”)? Or is it only a pretender to the title, a fortiori to literature's and art's supreme value and motive power? The answer hinges on the equation, current since Formalism, of perceptual estrangement with temporal disarrangement: artistic sjuzhet is disordered, hence...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 267–292.
Published: 01 June 2000
... around the individual text's strategies of characterization: the quasi-psychological (“character”-based)motivation that a given text may adduce for cultural patterns, and the way a text constructs salient features concerning a given nation as“typical” or “characteristic.” (2) “Deep structures...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (4): 529–560.
Published: 01 December 2015
...”) (ibid.: 3). On the other hand, my own usage of mimetic refers more generally to all referential, reality-like patterns and patternings of the fictive world, regard- less of their realism. And following the approach outlined in Meir Sternberg’s “Mimesis and Motivation” (2012), I use mimetic...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 485–518.
Published: 01 September 2017
... on Mikhail Lermontov, claims that his poetry had to become more “‘contentful,’ more programmatic,” because the historical moment demanded that “the emotional and ideational motiv- ation of poetic speech had to be intensified in order once more to justify its very existence” (Medvedev 1983 [1925]: 56).10...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (1): 59–126.
Published: 01 March 2012
... argues that our interaction with the world, including our cognitive activity, is fundamentally motivational/ emotive and that narrative and humor are important evidence of this fact. Human activity is “motivated by pains and pleasures, and by the memories of those [pains or pleasures...