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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (1): 59–126.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Jeroen Vandaele This is part II of a two-part essay on narrative humor. Part I appeared in Poetics Today 31:4; it explained Wright’s (2005) idea that both humor and narrative require audiences/readers to switch between “intentional perspectives,” that is, between the cognitive-emotive states...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (4): 563–603.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Strauss’s three framing justifications for his manner of reading the Symposium as a document in the “ancient quarrel” of philosophy and poetry concerning which of the two should rightly shape the culture and ethical ideals of the Greeks (part 1). Then, following the course of Plato’s Symposium , the essay...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (4): 721–785.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Jeroen Vandaele What is narrative humor? With this question in mind, my essay (in two parts) reviews several studies of narrative and humor. Part 1 discusses Edmond Wright (2005), who argues that both humor and narrative crucially require audiences or readers to switch between “intentional...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (3): 447–471.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Mimesis and Paul Ricoeur’s Time and Narrative . In this article, we use Ricoeur’s tripartite model of mimesis as a catalyst for a dialogue between unnatural and cognitive approaches to narrative. In the first part, we argue that, as a form of simulation (and not just passive imitation), mimesis is best...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 241–263.
Published: 01 June 2004
... of literary reading and their meaning in terms of coping with daily life and in terms of a person's biography]. In the first, ethnographic part of this study, six volunteer readers (who had spontaneously purchased a recently published novel) observed their own reading practices. The subjects were interviewed...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (4): 517–538.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Adam Lively In this article I discuss the importance for narrative theory of the concept, drawn from developmental psychology, of “joint attention.” In the first part, I explain the basic concept and its significance for the emergence of narrative in young children. In the second part, I draw out...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (3): 423–470.
Published: 01 September 2009
... of reference. These findings indicate that readers may be particularly likely to understand image metaphor through visual imagery, especially when the terms of the metaphor correspond physically. This essay is drawn from a larger project on the “poetics of literary visualization”—a part-by-part investigation...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (1): 23–47.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Thomas Clément Mercier This article examines Jacques Derrida’s work of self-reflection on his own teaching practice by using as a guiding thread the problematics of reproduction in the seminars of the 1970s. The first part of the article examines the sequence of seminars taught by Derrida at École...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (2): 207–227.
Published: 01 June 2021
... to manipulate their experience of time. The main part of the article focuses on cultural norms and readers’ expectations in relation to reading time, while the last, shorter part discusses the structuring temporal effects of a literary text, such as presence, narrative, and endings. The article concludes...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (2): 191–246.
Published: 01 June 2007
...) there was a sharp division between analytic philosophy commentators and other commentators, but near-unanimity in adopting a “Democritean” conception of the text as composed of discrete, separable parts. In the second period (1983-92), an “Aristotelian” conception of the text, in which functionally distinct parts...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (4): 627–651.
Published: 01 December 2004
...James Phelan Rhetorical literary ethics are part and parcel of the larger rhetorical interchange between authors and audiences offered by literary texts; in this respect, ethics are an intrinsic part of (rhetorical) form. More specifically,this rhetorical ethics attends to the interactions among...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (1): 15–33.
Published: 01 February 2017
... changed in the twentieth century, starting with the work of I. A. Richards and the early gestalt psychologists, who put forward arguments and evidence that led, by the later part of the century, to the view that metaphor was more than a digression from literal language; rather, it was a trace of how...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 453–483.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Lukács, Walter Benjamin, Fredric Jameson). The discussion is in part descriptive and in part programmatic: a reconstruction that does not pretend to do full justice to any one of these thinkers independently but strives to outline a field, the various inflections of which produce complementary...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 299–318.
Published: 01 June 2018
..., the recipient is no longer simply reading an ekphrastic poem but engaged in an activity of reading, viewing, and listening, whereby ekphrasis becomes part of a multisensory “event.” Digital “remediation” has given the ekphrastic writer a new creative freedom to work with the visual arts. In particular, software...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (4): 729–771.
Published: 01 December 2022
... to conceptualize metareferential interfaces as interfaces that foreground and draw attention to their own mediality. They thus allow for videogame-specific forms of metareference and metalepsis to be employed as part of often quite experimental and aesthetically ambitious approaches to videogame design. Using...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 591–618.
Published: 01 September 2000
..., a totally impersonal network of positions and roles that creates the impression of an independent entity with a will of its own. With respect to individual group members, the narrative adopts a collective perspective on them. The individual is accordingly presented as part of a collectivity or a social self...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 515–548.
Published: 01 June 2001
... magazines authorize “aspired to,” not necessarily“given” states of affairs. More specifically it examines how the use of English in consumer magazines for black South Africans has been strategically mobilized and (re)activated as (1) part and parcel of the urban,middle-class repertoire of discursive...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (3): 395–426.
Published: 01 September 2002
... and poetic categories in the context of the Rhetoric , the Topics , and the Poetics . On the basis of these analyses, I discuss in the last part three endoxical dimensions of mimesis: (i) astonishment and pleasure, (ii)ethos and social praxis, and (iii) style and representation. © 2002 by the Porter...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (4): 683–794.
Published: 01 December 2007
... and artistic sense-making, between factual and fictional storytelling. Equally involved, at a higher level still, are the relations between part and whole, form and force or function, typology and teleology, theory and history, (meta)discourse and ideology, the realities of literature and the desires...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (1): 129–153.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Mark M. Anderson The article examines two major German writers of documentary fiction, Alexander Kluge and W. G. Sebald, who incorporate photographs into their work as part of a complex strategy of realism. Both authors are strongly marked by the legacy of Nazi propaganda and its manipulation...