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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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (2000) 21 (1): 221–262.
Published: 01 March 2000
... act of setting the text and letting it stand. Cryptography is a form of productive reading , a practice that involves taking the poem neither as an isolated object nor merely as a document for cultural study, but as the product of multiple forces, some of them deriving from the poet (his or her psyche...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 561–590.
Published: 01 September 2000
...” often appears to make sense locally, inviting the reader to expect to make global sense of the poem. Instead, one encounters an intractable flux of verbal “found objects,” shifting styles and registers, teasing literary allusions and echoes, fragmentary narrative episodes and descriptive scenes. How...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (4): 681–709.
Published: 01 December 2000
... interrelationships between art and reality, ranging from mirroring to interpenetration. The engraved sentence, a well-known quote from an earlier Chekhov story, had been first used by a woman who confessed her love for him through an inscribed medallion. Chekhov used the same object as a prop in the premiere...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (1): 89–127.
Published: 01 March 2001
...Lilach Lachman Romantic critics have traditionally viewed Keats as a master of the lyrical“still object” and his Hyperion as a narrative failure. In this article, I aim to present a different Keats, one whose work, moreover,sheds light on the relationship between our making sense of the world...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (2): 251–289.
Published: 01 June 2002
... ( si ) between disparate objects, the discrepancy between appearance and actuality. Illusion , thus defined, may appear as confusing or uncanny in everyday experience (the doppelgänger, the mirage, the philanderer posing as saint, or linguistic ambiguity); yet this clash between form and content...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (3): 489–512.
Published: 01 September 2002
... studies doxa across historical, cultural, and ideological issues in discourse and more specifically discourse endowed with a legitimizing power and a pedagogical vocation. One of the objectives of this study is to show that the neutrality of dictionary is only apparent: self-evidence is a cultural...