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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (3-4): 253–299.
Published: 01 December 2012
... experience constructed by the narrative. The fictional accounts of catastrophe will be characterized as such: fiction allows the disaster to be experienced in a paradoxical relation to time, through the point of view of an “impossible witness.” © 2013 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2013...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 341–362.
Published: 01 June 2017
... of an engagement with narrative and to recent discussions of the so-called paradox of fiction. To explore in more concrete terms the effect of reading Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship , the article then turns to George Eliot's response in Daniel Deronda (1876). Goethe's novel appeals to the bodies of its...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (4): 633–674.
Published: 01 December 2006
... (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). 1978 ‘‘Truth in Fiction American Philosophical Quarterly 15: 37–46. 1986a On the Plurality of Worlds (Oxford: Blackwell). 1986b ‘‘The Paradoxes of Time Travel in Philosophical Papers, 2:67–80 (New York: Oxford University Press). 2004 ‘‘How Many Lives...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (2): 349–389.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Suzanne Keen Pursuing my earlier theory of strategic narrative empathy, this essay shows Thomas Hardy's bounded strategic empathy for his fictional creations, Wessex countrymen and women; his ambassadorial strategic empathy for animals and select members of despised outgroups; and his broadcast...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (3): 495–521.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Maria Mäkelä; Merja Polvinen Any new narratological theory faces the test of being applicable to much-analyzed classics of prose fiction and of yielding new insights into narratives that have served as textbook examples of narrative strategies for decades. This essay is a constructed dialogue...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 435–441.
Published: 01 June 2000
... by Benjamin Sher (Elmwood Park, IL: Dalkey Archive). Wilson, Barbara 1990 GaudíAfternoon (Seattle: Seal). Winks, Robin W., ed. 1988 Detective Fiction: A Collection of Critical Essays (Woodstock, VT: Foul Play). Paradoxes vs. Contradictions D. S...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (1): 161–168.
Published: 01 March 2005
... -41. Walton, Kendall L. 1994 “Morals in Fiction and Fictional Morality,” Proceedings of Mind Supplementary 68 : 26 -50. The Paradox of Perfection Joshua Landy French and Italian, Stanford Thomas G. Pavel, La pensée du roman. Paris: Gallimard, 2003. 412 pp. If the ideal resides...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 113–129.
Published: 01 February 2018
...,” the fictionality of the new genre liberates its reader from the pursuit of such thematizing. This fictionality leads to such paradoxes of character as the following: it is undeniably textual yet unable to be reduced to its textuality; it generates emotions that are by their nature “excessive,” because...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (3): 625–630.
Published: 01 September 2006
... Bessière argues that, rather than being transgressive, metalepsis is inherent to narrative fiction and its display of the past as present. Christine Baron traces some of the ways in which metalep- ses confront reality and the paradoxes and possibilities of fiction. Philippe 628 Poetics Today 27:3...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (1): 1–36.
Published: 01 March 2020
...), and Frederik Pohl s Schematic Man (1969), which all use logical paradoxes to question the potential of artificial intelli- gence, introduce a more serious and persistent science-fiction moral: that the ability to parse such paradoxes can serve as a dividing line between human and machine. Other texts like...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (3): 473–494.
Published: 01 September 2016
... ). Baccolini Raffaella 2003 “‘A Useful Knowledge of the Present Is Rooted in the Past’: Memory and Historical Reconciliation in Ursula K. Le Guin's The Telling,” in Dark Horizons: Science Fiction and the Dystopian Imagination , edited by Baccolini Raffaella Moylan Tom , 113 – 34 ( New...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (2): 281–299.
Published: 01 June 2020
... invented fictional lovers, or selected a historical romance less morally problematic or marred by inevita- ble, offstage tragedy, why did Monteverdi and Busenello choose this story to tell?4 The goal seems analogous to that of the paradoxical encomium described above: only by attempting a sympathetic...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (3): 427–442.
Published: 01 September 2002
... Balzac: Fictions d'un critique, critiques d'une fiction (Paris: A. Michel). Cauquelin, Anne 1999 L'Art du lieu commun:Du bon usage de la doxa (Paris: Seuil). Ducrot, Oswald, and Jean-Claude Anscombre 1983 L'Argumentation dans la langue (Brussels:Mardaga). Dufays, Jean-Louis 1994...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (4): 635–652.
Published: 01 December 2009
... , the initial discussion of Nelson Goodman's paradox of induction (the “grue” paradox) demonstrates, on the one hand, the utility of the future-in-the-past of moment t , and, on the other hand, how this paradox exercises an abolition of time: all composition is now . The ensuing discussion of condensation...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (3): 603–609.
Published: 01 September 2008
... and interest for “intransitive” politics, as best expressed by bomb-throwing anarchist terrorism. The paradoxical nature of Céline’s both democratic and antidemocratic fiction should probably be seen in the light of these ambiguities, and Roussin might have underlined more force- fully...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (4): 729–771.
Published: 01 December 2022
...’ interactivity makes them “always already metaleptic.” As Marie-Laure Ryan ( 2004 : 458) suggests in her early exploration of metalepses in videogames, the latter “offer a particularly favorable environment for metalepsis: as programs that produce fictional worlds, they can play with the levels of world and code...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (3): 175–200.
Published: 01 September 2015
... fictions Milan Kundera References Banerjee Maria Němcová 1990 Terminal Paradox: The Novels of Milan Kundera ( New York : Grove Weidenfeld ). Banville John 2004 “Light but Sound,” Guardian , April 30 , www.theguardian.com/books/2004/may/01/fiction.johnbanville...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (2): 237–295.
Published: 01 June 2003
... explain, in short, the ‘‘paradox’’ of representing worldly objects via fictional 36 or narrative signs. The first symbol had to be understood already as a meta- is it something we learn? There is no question...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (2): 309–351.
Published: 01 June 2008
... (Paris: Editions du CNRS). 1996 “‘Je mens’: Histoires sémantique et logique d’un paradoxe,” in Le paradoxe en lin- Bolens • Narrative Use and the Practice of Fiction 347 guistique et en littérature, edited by Ronald Landheer and Paul J. Smith, 17–38 (Geneva...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (4): 529–560.
Published: 01 December 2015
... “The Time-Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger,” Independent , January 18 . Lewis David 1976 “The Paradoxes of Time Travel,” American Philosophical Quarterly 13 ( 2 ): 145 – 52 . McHale Brian 1987 Postmodernist Fiction ( London : Routledge ). Moore Ward...