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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (1): 67–88.
Published: 01 March 2009
... Gosizdat system of publishable literature and institutionalized censorship. Playing “hot and cold” becomes a mode of reading between the lines, a trope for Aesopian language itself. The children’s playful activities of “revenge,” “testing the willpower” and “walking on the edge” in House...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (4): 747–749.
Published: 01 December 2019
... potential of Kokes s pioneering theoretical explications and practical appli- cations deserves to be emphasized and appreciated. Bohumil For t Masaryk University DOI 10.1215/03335372-7739155 DonBialostosky, How to Play a Poem. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2017. xvii1 235 pp. Don Bialostosky...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (1-2): 143–146.
Published: 01 June 2015
... focus on the relationship of metaphors to various types of discourse. Chapter 7 considers metaphors and humor, though the actual discussion of metaphors here is backstage to the survey of theories of humor and play. Among the topics addressed is the playful use of tautologies (e.g., “boys...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (1): 127–130.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Eyal Segal Bowles Hugo , Storytelling and Drama: Exploring Narrative Episodes in Plays . Amsterdam : John Benjamins , 2010 . ix + 216 pp . © 2012 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2012 New Books at a Glance Hugo Bowles, Storytelling and Drama: Exploring...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (1): 113–139.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Daniel Punday Role-playing games have many qualities of narrative (character, plot, setting), yet they have received virtually no attention from narratologists. This essay discusses the way that role-playing games construct narrative worlds and compares that to recent theories of fiction based...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 475–498.
Published: 01 September 2019
... that can be improved by actively engaging sympathetic curiosity. Baillie insisted that her plays had pedagogical value and that having audiences watch them would help them learn how to avoid the destructive nature of the passions. Working with Bonanno and Burton’s (2013) model of regulatory flexibility...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (4): 561–589.
Published: 01 December 2014
... naturally to an investigation of the interactions among theater audiences and the various parts of the theater industry. To demonstrate the possibilities of audience studies, this essay includes an analysis of Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher's play Love's Cure; or, The Martial Maid (1647), a comic drama...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (4): 619–640.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Yael Zarhy-Levo This article engages with the issue of the factors determining theatrical prominence, endorsing the “institutional approach.” In discussing the major mediating role played by theater reviewers in the canonization of individual playwrights, the article focuses particularly on two...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (4): 529–560.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Eyal Segal This article discusses time travel stories as being of particular interest to narratology: they play by their nature with the temporality of the storyworld itself (rather than with that of its narration, which is the type of time maneuver that narratology has mostly privileged...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (4): 539–571.
Published: 01 December 2016
... on King Lear ), and those bargains allow us to play off knowledge and wishfulness in ways that help us turn to interactions with others also in our condition to cope with the brute and blind fact of the natural world. Much work has been done in the distributed cognition required for complex social tasks...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (3): 549–581.
Published: 01 September 2022
... and nonhuman own-worlds ( Umwelten ), playing a role in processes of structural coupling within a habitat, understood as a hybrid assemblage or collective of multispecies inhabitants. The article describes how oral poiesis, as a modeling system, contributes to sustaining the various modes of identification...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (4): 683–794.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Meir Sternberg Since modernism, narrative omniscience has been much attacked, yet little studied and understood. This in inverse ratio to the central role it actually plays in narrative discourse and metadiscourse alike: the telling, reading, grouping, evolving, conceptualizing of stories, invented...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (2): 227–244.
Published: 01 June 2008
... in which there is no centralized control and in which chance often plays a major role (tragedies, comedies, most novels and films). I argue that the principal reason for the incompatibility of emergent behavior with narrative understanding is its massive distribution of causal agents—a complexity...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (2): 295–308.
Published: 01 June 2016
... Žižek, and Etienne Balibar, have taken up some of the conceptual difficulties in play in Lenin's ideas (and in Mao's) with a view to recasting communism in the present (I take my title, for instance, from Badiou's Communist Hypothesis ). This essay addresses both key elements in this rethinking...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (1): 93–121.
Published: 01 February 2017
... the source and the target, instead of the target itself. The examples demonstrate that context plays a major role in this process by identifying the source and the target of a visual metaphor. References Ads of the World 2015 adsoftheworld.com/ (accessed October 26, 2015) . Binkley...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (3): 473–494.
Published: 01 September 2016
... the mobilization of memory for a utopian future. At the same time, the novel shows that one particular element in the discourse of memory studies, the notion of “trauma,” can play a vital role in restoring the conditions under which the utopian imagination can flourish again. References Assmann Jan...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (1-2): 119–146.
Published: 01 June 2013
... of such storytelling, “mind-tricking narratives.” These employ narrative techniques — to be more precise, focused and temporary surprise gaps — that deliberately deceive the audience. They play with the viewers’ experiences, expectations, and responses during the viewing of a film and spring an utterly surprising...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (1-2): 177–231.
Published: 01 June 2013
... semantic modalities of PWT and reflecting on the use of the tool (“metacognition”); and (3) systematizing reader expectations, as the tool’s orientation toward value makes it cognitive. To show how the tool fares under such conditions and how it could play a role in education, it is then applied...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 245–263.
Published: 01 June 2018
... that reception theory and the phenomenology of reading and viewing must be taken into account in analyzing this new experience of a digital virtual world. The emergence of a mental image conjured up by the word/image interaction plays a role not only in our cognitive but also in our bodily experience. I propose...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (3): 521–591.
Published: 01 September 2011
... that illuminate the role played by human constants in literary communication. © 2011 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2011 References Adelman Janet 1992 Suffocating Mothers: Fantasies of Maternal Origins in Shakespeare’s Plays, “Hamlet” to “The Tempest” ( New York : Routledge...