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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (4): 747–749.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Jayme Stayer Bialostosky Don , How to Play a Poem . Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press , 2017 . xvii + 235 pp. Copyright © 2019 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2019 explication with practical application, they may be considered model studies...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (1): 67–88.
Published: 01 March 2009
... was concealed throughout the text and marked by subtle hints. In this essay, I explore the implications of game playing as elaborated in Trifonov's most subversive, though officially published and uncensored, text, the novella House on the Embankment ( Dom na Naberezhnoi , 1976). In analyzing Trifonov's novella...
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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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (2018) 39 (2): 383–401.
Published: 01 June 2018
.... Yet Lauterbach, in proposing Hopper, the visual artist, as a lyrical guide to negotiate the tensions between public and private, self and other, and individual and collective at play in his iconic painting, references central concerns of ekphrasis in the digital age. Copyright © 2018 by Porter...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (1): 33–57.
Published: 01 March 2019
... cultural role played by literature even when its social function seems to be declining. References Angrosino Michael V. 1998 Opportunity House: Ethnographic Stories of Mental Retardation . Walnut Creek, CA : AltaMira . Anzaldúa Gloria 1987 Borderlands/La frontera: The New...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 429–451.
Published: 01 September 2019
... to arise and that emotional valence has a role to play in the process alongside thematic saliency. References Andringa Els . 2004 . “ The Interface between Fiction and Life: Patterns of Identification in Reading Autobiographies .” Poetics Today 25 , no. 2 : 205 – 40 . Andsager...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (1): 37–57.
Published: 01 March 2020
... play on the interests of the Merton Calculators, who used the logical thinking Scholasticism had developed in response to theological problems to investigate problems associated with natural philosophy. Chaucer’s joke reveals the way that the logical work of philosophers like Thomas Aquinas...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (2): 281–299.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Casey Schoenberger The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in China and the West saw a wave of skeptical approaches to metaphysics, ethics, and the physical sciences, including a related interest in “playing devil’s advocate” for seemingly weak propositions. This article analyzes two works...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (2): 205–222.
Published: 01 June 2020
... concerning “crafty” figures. The author presents her arguments with reference primarily to premodern Chinese literary classics. For comparative purposes she also brings into discussion the Sanskrit play Shakuntala and a King Solomon legend. In the coda, she asks if the importance of theory of mind...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 503–519.
Published: 01 September 2000
... to show (1)why it appeared useful for literary theory and what happens when literature is construed as fundamentally performative; (2) how it functions in theory and criticism associated with deconstruction, and (3) what role it plays in recent work in gender studies and queer theory, where Judith Butler...