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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (4): 545–570.
Published: 01 December 2023
...Michalle Gal Abstract This essay characterizes the perception of the visual hybrid as nonconceptual, introducing the terminology of nonconceptual content theory to aesthetics. The visual hybrid possesses a radical but nonetheless exemplary aesthetic composition and is well established in culture...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 255–272.
Published: 01 June 2017
... images, a difference experienced by readers regardless of whether they are prone to more or less visual imagining. It argues that the default mode of visualization is unlike actual perception. It is indistinct, transient, and lacking in saturation and memorability, since it relies on cultural schemata...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (4): 695–727.
Published: 01 December 2003
... surrounding the mediation of historical understanding by material things. In order to get at the thorny issues surrounding the material as an authorizing category in cultural analysis, I focus on Shakespeare's well-known literary meditation on visual proof (and visual perception) in Othellogy . Reemphasizing...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (1): 3–33.
Published: 01 March 2006
... these questions, we trace the key notion of Shklovsky's theory, the automatization of perception, back to its “personified version” —l'homme-automate of Diderot. The modernity of both these authors consists in their special concern with the deliberate distancing of artistic representation from the reality...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 137–154.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of the highly dialogic Russian novels appear already at the beginning of the nineteenth century? The first problem is explained by some psychological features of readers' perceptions of dialogues. The second problem is answered by the theory of evolution. The third problem is solved by a brief analysis...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 273–293.
Published: 01 June 2017
...” and “moral” emotions (as differentiated by the clinical psychologists Bunmi O. Olatunji and Jorge Moll). The article analyzes how these embodied prompts activate readers' preconscious modes of perception, modify cognitive skills, and intensify the effects of reading by anchoring ideational content in readers...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 393–421.
Published: 01 June 2000
... argues that Dr. Death is a variant of the fascist New Man, a new modality of corporeal subjectivity, produced through the utilization of the sublime experience of violence for ideological ends. Rooted in the aftershocks of the Darwinian revolution, the new perception of nature as cruel and rapacious...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (3): 443–464.
Published: 01 September 2002
... in a text by Edouard Bled with the distanced doxa in a text by Jean Cau and/or the ambivalent doxa in Enfance by Nathalie Sarraute(each of which is presented in the Appendix). However, it concludes on the idea that the perception of these effects primarily depends on the reader's ideological flexibility...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (4): 619–662.
Published: 01 December 2011
... or less consistent mental representations and thereby rendering those processes perceptible. The analysis thus illustrates a reciprocal exchange between poetics and cognitive science: the systematic deviances of Shelley’s verse can be exactly characterized in terms developed by cognitive metaphor theory...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (4): 561–589.
Published: 01 December 2014
... often derives from phenomenology-inflected theater studies, which examines perceptions of experience onstage and off. However, the assumption in New Historicist criticism that early modern drama actively participates in its culture, not merely reflecting the public sphere but actively shaping it, leads...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (1): 65–90.
Published: 01 March 2003
... as exemplifications of their own kind erases their“realness,” turning them into images in the public's perception. However, a totalization of the performance and of the display of circus traveling reifies the animal and human images and the circus image, with the effect of placing them out of social time...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (1): 29–66.
Published: 01 March 2004
... analytic response is to attend to the ways in which such films produce experiences, and call for responses, at the edge of the knowable. Such an approach begins with abandoning methodological certainty; the spiritual film demands an alignment of perception that cannot be contained by a predetermined goal...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 305–334.
Published: 01 June 2004
... identify it as fiction, almost 40 percent are at least temporarily uncertain as to the product type. To substantiate their perceptions of or their doubts concerning the film's ontic status, both recipients that consider it to be fiction and recipients who are uncertain frequently refer to information...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (4): 573–594.
Published: 01 December 2004
... and presuppositions underlying the ascription to literature of an ethically exemplary role. Accepting the methodological and conceptual challenges presented by some of the major philosophical and theoretical positions informing literature's perception as ethically exemplary (from Aristotle to Jakobson and Derrida...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (1): 39–78.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Theo Damsteegt It is argued that in internal focalization (e.g., interior monologue or internal sensory perception), the present tense serves to establish a seemingly direct, unmediated link with a character's mind. In reports of actions, too, the present tense may have this effect of providing...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (4): 471–499.
Published: 01 December 2021
... on older categories supplied by psychoanalysis). On one hand, Foucault reminds us of all the “warped and twisted forms of reflection” that arise from anthropological thought, with its assumptions regarding the “unthought” and the hidden structures of sense and perception. This same Foucault, on the other...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (4): 751–781.
Published: 01 December 2000
... of the phonological signifier. It is argued, by analogy with synesthesia, that stable characteristic visual shapes obstruct smooth perceptual fusion, and, on the basis of speech perception, that speech sounds are special in our cognitive economy, and visual patterning cannot achieve the naturalness...
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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 (2006) 27 (1): 35–66.
Published: 01 March 2006
... estrangement on the self were certainly not limited to the therapeutic value of refreshing perception that is commonly ascribed to artistic estrangement. Indeed, estrangement of the self was a key device in secret police interrogation and reeducation practices; as such, it was instrumental in the politicized...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (2): 227–244.
Published: 01 June 2008
... of causation so acute that it disallows any perceptible chain of causation that could serve as a narrative thread. Narrative can and does play a limited role in our understanding of emergent behavior but does so only at the micro level of individual agents (the horse ancestor) and the macro level of the whole...