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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (4): 499–528.
Published: 01 December 2015
... “Fictional Reliability as a Communicative Problem,” Poetics Today 2 ( 2 ): 113 – 26 . 1985 “Hero or Heroine? Daisy Miller and the Focus of Interest in Narrative,” Style 19 ( 1 ): 1 – 35 . 1987a “Narrative and Normative Pattern: On Interpreting Fiction,” Journal of Literary...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 205–240.
Published: 01 June 2004
... of reading. Also, the female readers reported more than twice as many identification experiences. In a third finding, we observed a developmental pattern in identification: the transition from childhood to puberty and adolescence manifested a shift from wish to similarity identification. This pattern matches...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (4): 751–781.
Published: 01 December 2000
... effect. Whereas rhyme, meter, and alliteration impose additional patterning on the phonological signifiers, picture poems, acrostics, and some other manneristic devices impose additional patterning upon the graphemic signifiers. When alliterations are turned into puns, they become manneristic patterning...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 267–292.
Published: 01 June 2000
... around the individual text's strategies of characterization: the quasi-psychological (“character”-based)motivation that a given text may adduce for cultural patterns, and the way a text constructs salient features concerning a given nation as“typical” or “characteristic.” (2) “Deep structures...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (2): 317–352.
Published: 01 June 2009
... their existences as characters in a story world, they create a pattern that Dorrit Cohn calls dissonant narration. But otherwise dissonant narrators close this distance and deviate from their pattern if they link a character trait to both their narrating- and their experiencing-self, thereby asserting...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (3): 501–568.
Published: 01 September 2006
... shows differences in evaluative patterns between her early and later receptions, due to shifts in both social structure and conceptions of literary value. The quantitative data (numbers of mentions and translations/editions) are compared with other modernist authors from the same “cohort” (Joyce...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (3): 399–436.
Published: 01 September 2004
.... An analysis of this narrative core of the coincidence plot centers on the depiction of the characters' cognitive processes and the suspense generated by the reader's anticipation of a recognition scene. Beyond this, the narrative explanation of coincidence is a key feature: a variety of explanatory patterns...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 597–614.
Published: 01 September 2019
..., meditation means the reduction of activity in the brain’s default mode network; phenomenally, it means repeatedly bringing wandering attention back to a chosen meditation object. Poetry can be isomorphic with meditative practice because the image of meditation has an identifying pattern of movement...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 55–105.
Published: 01 March 2016
... and rereading, manage to overcome common cognitive biases or patterns of error that most people make when processing information. In this respect, the value of rereading the Recherche extends beyond Proust and even beyond literature, for ultimately the question at hand is whether literature can change our...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 107–136.
Published: 01 March 2016
... . The analysis confirms adherence to the tool's patterns in the four histories. Such adherence may help us understand ways academics and specifically historians think about literature and validate the spatiotemporal framework as an analytic tool. In the current “post-postmodern” context of history as both...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 393–412.
Published: 01 June 2017
... psychosomatic perceptual patterns which are used on all levels of speech reception in cultural and political contexts. This makes rhetorically conspicuous texts efficient as stimulus material for empirical research into neurocognitive modeling of how poetic texts are read. Adaptations as revisitations of prior...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (4): 605–634.
Published: 01 December 2017
... patterns, ethnic stereotypes, and commonsense morality. Copyright © 2017 Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2017 cultural narratology negotiation circulation Pierre Bourdieu Lemony Snicket References Abbott H. Porter . 2008 [2002] The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 337–357.
Published: 01 June 2018
... circulate with unparalleled intensity. The rich presence of images in contemporary fiction galvanizes anew the question of ekphrastic practices and word-image interactions: what is the “visual-textual” contract in the case of novels in which images are reproduced? What patterns of mobility are there between...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (3-4): 329–483.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Meir Sternberg This paper deals with “motivation” as fiction’s twofold logic of patterning and relates it to other concepts or lines of sense-making (e.g., integration, naturalization). The argument is best summarized through the paper’s headings. 1. Why Is the Discourse Like That? Motivation...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (1): 49–78.
Published: 01 March 2008
... on the imagination of the beholder of photographs, and the more skeptical photographic readings in Maron's novel illustrate that photos can also be used to block off incommensurate times and spaces. The meaningful layout pattern established by both authors is broken up in the English translation of their works...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (1): 107–132.
Published: 01 March 2009
... Roth's 1985 novella The Prague Orgy and the theoretical implications of the book's central plot device—the narrative of a failed tamizdat mission. The article argues that Roth's work exposes the patterns in which tamizdat, together with the fate of the Eastern European political émigré, becomes...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (4): 711–749.
Published: 01 December 2000
..., as in the detective story, and/or to functional drives, like surprise, no less than to the teller's blind spots. What distinguishes the perspectival or the unreliability hypothesis is that it brings discordant elements into pattern by attributing them to the peculiarities of the speaker through whom the world...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (4): 717–752.
Published: 01 December 2011
..., Susanne K. Langer’s (1953, 1967), and Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s (1962 [1945], 1968) theories, I argue that the language of literature is distinguished from conventional language use by its imaginative use of aesthetic patterns that make manifest the inherent character of the external world as we experience...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (4): 633–674.
Published: 01 December 2006
... holes and, on the level of subatomic particles, to avoid the paradoxes of quantum mechanics. In narratology, the philosophical idea of a plurality of possible worlds and the contrast between the actual and the possible provide a model of the cognitive pattern into which readers organize information...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2004
.... I further point out that the ostensible “arbitrary connectedness” (Cohen 1987) of New Historicist writing is in fact aesthetically coded and patterned, both stylistically and in terms of potential semantic correspondences between various representations of the past. I then move on to address...