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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 107–136.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Daniel Candel Bormann The article analyzes the “fictional” worlds employed by literary historians with a tool grounded in possible worlds theory. The core of the tool's spatiotemporal framework is applied to four literary histories which cover the history of the novel from its beginnings...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (3): 614–616.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Eyal Segal Bell Alice , The Possible Worlds of Hypertext Fiction . Basingstoke, UK : Palgrave Macmillan , 2010 . xii + 205 pp . © 2011 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2011 New Books at a Glance Geert Brône and Jeroen Vandaele, eds., Cognitive Poetics...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (1): 113–139.
Published: 01 March 2005
... on possible-world models. In both, emphasis is placed on the objects that make up this world. In role-playing games and recent theories of fictional world, this essay argues, emphasis on objects makes possible intertextual comparisons, which in turn help to define and rejuvenate the agency of readers...
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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 (2013) 34 (1-2): 177–231.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Daniel Candel Bormann This article presents a tool of literary analysis developed by the author as an alternative to existing possible world theories (PWT). The aim is to create links between the latter’s neutral, descriptive accuracy and more value-laden approaches with an eye to both research...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 359–382.
Published: 01 June 2018
... immersive environments that more readily activate a holistically embodied and dialogical experience for the reader in represencing images, but digital ekphrastic praxis also exploits its multimodal, polysemiotic possibilities to critically reflect on the nature of the digital image and its relations...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (1-2): 276–278.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Eyal Segal Houen Alex , Powers of Possibility: Experimental American Writing since the 1960s . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2012 . viii + 282 pp. © 2013 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2013 New Books at a Glance Peter Hu¨ hn, Eventfulness in British...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (4): 745–747.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Bohumil Fořt New Books at a Glance Radom ´r D. Kokes , Sve ty na pokrac ova´n Rozbor moz nost ´ seria´love´ho vypra´ve n ´ (Worlds to Be Continued: Analyzing Possibilities of Serial Narrativity). Prague: Akro- polis, 2016. 236 pp. Intermediality and interdisciplinarity are undoubtedly among...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (1): 61–92.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Margaret H. Freeman In this article the author explores the notion of possible bidirectionality in metaphor through an examination of Black's (1962, 1993) interaction theory, Fauconnier and Turner's (2002) blending theory, and several studies that document cases of interdomain influence...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 267–292.
Published: 01 June 2000
... conclusions: (1) It is possible to make an analytical distinction,based on cogent textual observation, between the discursive registers of factual reporting and stereotyping. That distinction revolves not only around the commonplace nature and intertextual dissemination of certain characterizations but also...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (1): 123–139.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Lisa Zunshine In this article I explore the possibility of a dialogue between cultural studies and cognitive science by proposing a “cognitive” reading of Anna Laetitia Barbauld's 1781 book Hymns in Prose for Children . Literary critics have pointed out that the tacitly catechistic mode...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (4): 719–735.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Warren Motte Constraint is often conceived of as a restrictive process, one that severely limits the field of possibilities available to a writer. While it is undoubtedly true that the use of systematic artifice and writing rules in a literary text does narrow an author's choices (one cannot use...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 29–53.
Published: 01 March 2016
... geographic displacement (e.g., exile) provides a vantage point from which a reevaluation of established genres and discourses of textual production becomes possible. The experience of exile allows Shklovsky to challenge such categories as fiction (in literary and historical narratives) and nonfiction (both...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (3): 473–494.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Pieter Vermeulen In the last few years, the fields of utopian studies and memory studies have independently developed an interest in how a concern with the past can inform the imagining of alternative futures. Both fields have interrogated the present possibility of utopian projects that look...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (1-2): 53–118.
Published: 01 June 2013
..., previously unrecognized features of medieval and other premodern texts. Possible world theory and the concept of virtual narratives, in particular, can show that medieval narratives are also structured by events (e.g., plans, dreams) that, though thoroughly described, are never realized: they remain, instead...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 319–347.
Published: 01 June 2000
... as in relation to more general issues of academic literary interpretation. What do we have so far, and what can we possibly expect these essentially empirical-scientific disciplines to add to literary criticism? If cognitive science and evolutionary psychology are to become important in a truly interdisciplinary...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 299–318.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Mats Jansson Digital technologies entail new possibilities and challenges for the production and reception of ekphrasis. The ekphrastic poet is given the opportunity not only to write a poem “describing” a work of art, but to create a multimedial artwork involving several senses. In consequence...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (4): 619–640.
Published: 01 December 2020
... that represent two distinctive possibilities, whereby either both factors are at play and canonization follows, or neither is at play and canonization fails. McDonagh represents an intriguing, different possibility in which one factor is at play while the other is absent. Thus, while the careers of three...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (4): 539–559.
Published: 01 December 2020
... manifest in their literary works, a Deleuzian reading sees them as physicians of their cultures responding to an intolerable mode of existence, which is indiscernibly both personal and collective. A Deleuzian reading thus explores both the symptoms of pathological social present and new possibilities...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 March 2000
... was generated in collaboration with a computer program called Prose. Next, I outline five possible typologies of machine poetry, none of which is fully adequate to the range of phenomena in question,although the fifth one proves less inadequate than the others. First, however,two binary partitions of the field...