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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (3): 543–567.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Christopher D. Kilgore; Dan Irving This article tracks the evolution of the concept “event” through several iterations in narrative theory, from the compact, nugget-like verbal object favored in structuralist accounts, through the expanded multipart schema adapted from cognitive studies, to a more...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (3): 597–622.
Published: 01 September 2018
... of a profound methodological schism. Reviewing the status of interpretation in cognitive and unnatural approaches to narrative, we contend that scholars in the cognitive camp have tended to treat interpretation as an object of study (i.e., investigating the interpretive process), while those in the unnatural...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 353–383.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Marianne Hirsch; Leo Spitzer Focusing on a book of recipes and a miniature artists' book from the Terezín and Vapniarka concentration camps, this essay argues that such material remnants can serve as testimonial objects that carry memory traces from the past and embody the process of its...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (1): 135–158.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Matthew Flaherty Over the past two decades a growing number of scholars has resisted attitudes and methods associated with critique in favor of an array of “postcritical” reading methods indebted to phenomenological thought. Methods like “reparative reading” (Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick), “object...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 403–423.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Renate Brosch This article examines the uses of ekphrasis in recent popular novels, situated in a cultural economy in which there is great public interest in art objects and the world of artists, dealers, and collectors. Discussing novels by Siri Hustvedt, Thomas van Essen, Ali Smith, and Donna...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (2): 349–389.
Published: 01 June 2011
... of Romanticism, to the projection of feeling onto inanimate objects theorized by late-nineteenth-century German aesthetics as Einfühlung . Hardy's diction and notes show his knowledge of the related concepts, sympathy and altruism. At the time, sympathy (feeling for someone) was differentiated from empathy...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (1): 113–139.
Published: 01 March 2005
... on possible-world models. In both, emphasis is placed on the objects that make up this world. In role-playing games and recent theories of fictional world, this essay argues, emphasis on objects makes possible intertextual comparisons, which in turn help to define and rejuvenate the agency of readers...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (3): 433–458.
Published: 01 September 2005
... mechanisms proposed by these theories, valence can contribute to the affective meaning of a metaphor as part of an experiential gestalt, as a pattern, or in a more componential fashion, as an attribute of an attribute of an object or category and as an attribute of an object or category itself. Metaphor...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (4): 637–664.
Published: 01 December 2005
... or estrangement of an object sharpens our perception and stimulates our senses, thereby arousing us to artistic (as opposed to drably everyday) experience. For the dialogic Bakhtin, the mandate to “be outside” that which you create is a matter of subject-subject relations, not subject-object. This essay considers...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (1-2): 1–49.
Published: 01 June 2014
..., it mixes features of an oral interaction and of a written or edited communication. As a result, the literary interview as an object of study raises important questions about notions like genre, authorship, authorial positioning, and discourse at large. From a literary perspective, moreover, new light...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (4): 759–780.
Published: 01 December 2003
...David Ayers Contemporary materialist theory is converging with the study of material culture, as evidenced by increasing attention given to the book as a material object produced, circulated, and consumed as a commodity. It is, however,problematic to conceive of the book as a material object, since...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 205–240.
Published: 01 June 2004
... different objects of identification and from different kinds of cognitive and emotional effects. Three major results are presented and discussed. One outcome was the difference in autobiographical style between the two earliest periods of life(childhood and adolescence) and the last, most recent period...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 255–272.
Published: 01 June 2017
... vivid images occur when fictional acts of seeing force readers to shift from action-oriented visualization to object visualization. Some pertinent examples of these close-up, focalized descriptions of perception are discussed, which encourage substituting the automatic default mode with a more conscious...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (4): 517–538.
Published: 01 December 2016
... by which the sign mediates among three poles: the producer of the sign, the receiver of the sign, and the object of their joint attention. In the third part, taking Boccaccio's Decameron as an example, I illustrate how this approach to the semiotics of narrative elucidates aspects of literary narrative...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (3): 461–487.
Published: 01 September 2011
...H. Porter Abbott From a cognitivist perspective, I defend the utility of the implied author for the interpretation of fictional texts that support more than one intentional reading. David Herman (2008) provides a foil in his opposition to the implied author as object-like source and his promotion...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (2): 323–348.
Published: 01 June 2011
... emotion modifies another; and a tendency to animism, the interpretation of objects and events through human emotions, especially in the early phases of response, prior to consciousness. Emotions and the Structuring of Narrative Responses David S. Miall University of Alberta, Eng­lish and Film Studies...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (4): 693–715.
Published: 01 December 2011
... by recent developments in the study of embodied cognition, now taken as shaped by feelings and by our different senses, including kinesthetic and other bodily processes. Cognition extends to the environment around us in terms of affordances—ways we interact immediately with objects in the environment...
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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...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (4): 437–518.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Inbar Shaham The structure of repetition, as Meir Sternberg (1978) defines it, consists in the repeated presentation of a fabulaic event along the text continuum. It has three types of component members: (1) forecast (e.g., command, scenario); (2) enactment (representing the forecast’s objective...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (2): 217–240.
Published: 01 June 2012
... “Newspaper,” Joy Harjo’s “When the World as We Knew It Ended—,” and Reginald Shepherd’s “Objects in Mirror Are Closer than They Appear” illustrate how some poets after 9/11 envisioned community as tense, contradictory, and fragmented. The article discusses those three poems and their relationship...