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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (1): 143–144.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Eyal Segal 2003 New Books at a Glance 6828 POETICS TODAY / 24:1 / sheet 145 of 151 Brian Richardson, ed., Narrative Dynamics: Essays on Time, Plot, Closure, and Frames. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, xi...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (1-2): 147–175.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Dan Shen In many fictional narratives, especially shorter ones, the plot exists in tension with a very different and powerful dynamic that runs at a deeper and hidden level throughout the text. I designate this undercurrent as “covert progression” and investigate how the implied author creates...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (2): 243–259.
Published: 01 June 2020
... thought, but it does so in a flexible exchange between verbal markers and language-created contexts. The author models this exchange for literary texts by means of salient verbal markers that indicate plot events and outlines possible shared avenues of future research for cognitive literary studies...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (1): 27–52.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Kai Mikkonen Abstract This article discusses the literary character's plot function as an element of the author's rhetorical strategy, and in relation to the reader's active role in responding to that strategy. The main focus will be on characterological instances in narrative fiction...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (2): 396–398.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Eyal Segal Shklovsky Viktor , Energy of Delusion: A Book on Plot , translated by Avagyan Shushan . Champaign : Dalkey Archive Press , 2007 . ix + 428 pp. © 2011 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2011 New Books at a Glance Guillemette Bolens, Le...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (2): 374–375.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Eyal Segal Hilary P. Dannenberg, Coincidence and Counterfactuality: Plotting Time and Space in Narrative Fiction . Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press , 2008 . xii + 289 pp . Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2010 New Books at a Glance Rebecca Beasley, Theorists...
Published: 01 September 2021
Figure 1 Four spatial traces for nonlinear plots: discontinuous progression, the loop, the network, and the rhizome (author's creation). From Caracciolo 2021 , reprinted with permission. More
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (3): 399–436.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Hilary P. Dannenberg In the major form of the traditional coincidence plot, estranged relatives meet in remarkable circumstances. In complex representations, the central aspect is cognitive and involves a recognition scene in which the estranged characters discover each other's identity...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (1-2): 33–58.
Published: 01 June 2015
... by connecting characters in different locations. This article argues that the technical capabilities of different communication systems, when represented within a novel's story world, help determine the forms of plot, characterization, and narrative voice that a novelist can feasibly present. To demonstrate...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (4): 705–729.
Published: 01 December 2020
... of cultural-semantic analysis necessary to understand 300 . The article then reads the overt plot and analyzes the narrator’s voice to assess distances between implied reader/author, narrator, and characters, which previous criticism has established. Next, the article analyzes the covert progression...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (3): 361–380.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Jonas Grethlein Abstract Ricoeur's Time and Narrative is duly cited in footnotes but does not seem to have had a strong impact on anglophone narratology. One of the reasons for this is certainly Ricoeur's emphasis on plot, which does not harmonize with the focus on consciousness in cognitive...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (1): 59–126.
Published: 01 March 2012
... such development as a feature of narrative in general; by the standards of serious narrative, comic plots can even unroll “incongruously” many causal-temporal developments (as when farcical plots run wild). More generally, Zupančič shows little awareness of existing research on humor and comedy. Humor Studies may...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (1): 79–111.
Published: 01 March 2005
... own purposes. The use of strong implicature, which characterizes these works and seems necessary for the sustained creation of humor, explains the air of inevitability that permeates their plots and, finally, would also seem to explain the fact that they are intuitively and almost invariably...
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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 (2002) 23 (4): 581–609.
Published: 01 December 2002
... becomes a character in a plot similar to those of Victorian novels or Shakespearean tragedies. Both of these myths rely on questionable assumptions:that any permutation of a collection of lexias results in a coherent story;that it is aesthetically desirable to be the hero of a story; and that digital...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (3): 395–426.
Published: 01 September 2002
...-bound character of catharsis in discussing pity and fear within the framework of Aristotle's theory of the passions. Since the understanding of the meaning and the function of the plot necessitates a comprehension of the necessary, the probable, and the contingent, I then analyze these logical...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (1-2): 53–118.
Published: 01 June 2013
..., virtual to the end. This essay studies Geoffrey Chaucer’s Franklin’s Tale because, among medieval narratives, it flaunts the richest domain of the virtual. Its plot largely revolves around not what happens in its story world but what could happen in it and yet does not. Paying attention to virtual strings...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (4): 605–634.
Published: 01 December 2017
... of The Lump of Coal (2008) by Lemony Snicket. The analysis shows that stories can be interpreted as ways of circulating and negotiating narrative templates on three levels. First, the plot of the text itself can be read as a circulation of elements taken from various domains mentioned in the story (especially...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (3-4): 329–483.
Published: 01 December 2012
... as Twofold Reason-Giving 2. Reality, Artifice, and Motivation: Doctrinal Biases, Variable Products, Universal Modes; 2.1 Aristotle’s Mimesis of Nature by Art; or, Why Plot above Character?; 2.2 Viktor Shklovsky and Mimesis Fallen below Art 3. How the Extremes Compare: Toward an Alternative Theory 4...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (1): 101–116.
Published: 01 March 2020
... in the conventions of the bildungsroman and the marriage plot only to ruthlessly dispense with them. Both works use a particular kind of modernist therapeutic pedagogy reliant on logic and form. © 2020 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2020 nonsense logic modernism therapy silence pedagogy...