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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 (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 (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 (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 (2023) 44 (4): 571–588.
Published: 01 December 2023
... in painting, because where metaphors lead us to see one thing in the light of the other, so with hybrid creatures we can see either or any part of the hybrid in the light of the other part or parts. With some of the similarities between metaphorical speech and visual perception and interpretation identified...
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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 (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 (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 (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 (2023) 44 (4): 513–543.
Published: 01 December 2023
... one single familiar entity. Nevertheless, we argue here that the construction of hybrid entities is indeed governed by principles forming part of our structured imagination. These principles refer to a set of five abstract schemas, defined in terms of properties such as parts, symmetry, and spatial...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (4): 635–658.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Historicism, I mean to show that Henry Peacham's Minerva Britanna (1612), a book of emblems illustrating part of King James I's Basilikon Doron (1599), can be understood as an attempt to construct a new sense of self within the discourse of power it is based upon. The essay will also examine how Minerva...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (4): 529–560.
Published: 01 December 2015
... of the interplay between the storyworld chronology and its order of presentation. In the latter part, the emphasis falls on Niffenegger's rich use of the compositional resources provided by the existence of two time perspectives in the novel: those of the “time traveler” (Henry) and of his non-time-traveling wife...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (3): 473–494.
Published: 01 September 2016
... beyond the confines of the current socioeconomic order, a possibility that has been under pressure since the rise of neoliberalism in the 1980s. Elliott Hall's dystopian noir thriller The Rapture (2010), which is part of his Strange trilogy, offers an acute diagnosis of the difficulties besetting...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 235–253.
Published: 01 June 2017
... and contextual aspects of the archive would be taken into account not just as contingent factors but as part of the exercise of calibrating the cultural reach of cognition: what it is capable of, and its constraints, in different local ecologies. The literary archive, it will be argued, offers...