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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (3): 465–505.
Published: 01 September 2010
... approaches to categorization via prototype, exemplar, and knowledge theories. Against this background, I review the many genres that have been attributed to Gravity's Rainbow , then examine three influential generic framings of this text and what the text can tell us about the nature of categories and how...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (2): 187–204.
Published: 01 June 2020
.... Research in distinct narrative traditions — a form of comparative literary study — offers a possible solution. The author has argued that a number of prototype-based story structures recur across a broad range of genetically and areally distinct traditions. These structures derive from emotion systems and...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 255–272.
Published: 01 June 2017
... and prototypes for efficient processing of the text. These indeterminacies do not, however, disturb readers or cause dissonance. Rather, they are advantageous, as they allow the constant accommodation of new incoming facts. In contrast to what is assumed by traditional reader response theories, gaps...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (1): 25–39.
Published: 01 March 2001
...Seymour Chatman This article questions recent arguments that “parody” is the prototypical postmodern genre, an argument which not only goes needlessly beyond the traditional definition of the term but handicaps stylisticians from distinguishing between it and its neighboring kinds of texts. Citing...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (3): 447–471.
Published: 01 September 2018
.... Thomas’s The White Hotel , a prototypically “unnatural” novel in that the protagonist’s experience is caused by future events rather than by past ones. Our discussion of this novel shows situation models and interpretive strategies at work, exemplifying our claims and grounding them in a textual example...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (3): 437–472.
Published: 01 September 2008
... categorization processes more generally, exploring what might constitute the “basic” level of a taxonomy of text types (i.e., the most cognitively fundamental level) and also what might be considered prototypical features of descriptions, explanations, and stories (i.e., the features found fully realized in...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (1-2): 197–200.
Published: 01 June 2014
... regionalism and cultural geography. Next, “Teaching with Style: Brooks and Warren’s Literary Pedagogy” by Tara Lockhart addresses New Critical pedagogy and its theoretical ramifications by reference to a little-known domain of New Critical work — on the (not prototypically literary) genre of 200 Poetics...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (4): 787–790.
Published: 01 December 2010
...-­less” rather than an “either/or” logic, so that a given story can be a more-­or-­less central (or prototypical) instance of the category, and the borderlines between narrative and other text types or discourse categories (such as description, list, or argument) are permeable. In Herman’s view...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (4): 790–793.
Published: 01 December 2010
... that a given story can be a more-­or-­less central (or prototypical) instance of the category, and the borderlines between narrative and other text types or discourse categories (such as description, list, or argument) are permeable. In Herman’s view, four basic elements turn a text, or a...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 463–465.
Published: 01 June 2000
... langue is by far the toughest. It effectively covers issues of morpho-syntax (fixed expressions) and of semantics: Putnam’s stereotypes, prototypes, argumentation in language, and the notion of polyphony.These theories might have...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (3): 305–307.
Published: 01 September 2015
... running through the streets of Berlin to meet her deadline dominates the movie. Hence Schenk’s metaphoric use of running to designate filmic FNs in this book. An interesting point Schenk raises with regard to Lola Rennt is that it might be viewed as featuring a “time-loop” plot (prototypically...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (3): 308–310.
Published: 01 September 2015
... metaphoric use of running to designate filmic FNs in this book. An interesting point Schenk raises with regard to Lola Rennt is that it might be viewed as featuring a “time-loop” plot (prototypically exemplified by Harold Ramis’s film Groundhog Day [1993 In this type of plot the protagonist returns...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (3): 310–312.
Published: 01 September 2015
.... Hence Schenk’s metaphoric use of running to designate filmic FNs in this book. An interesting point Schenk raises with regard to Lola Rennt is that it might be viewed as featuring a “time-loop” plot (prototypically exemplified by Harold Ramis’s film Groundhog Day [1993 In this type of plot the...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (3): 313–314.
Published: 01 September 2015
... filmic FNs in this book. An interesting point Schenk raises with regard to Lola Rennt is that it might be viewed as featuring a “time-loop” plot (prototypically exemplified by Harold Ramis’s film Groundhog Day [1993 In this type of plot the protagonist returns more than once to the same point in...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (3): 315–318.
Published: 01 September 2015
... running through the streets of Berlin to meet her deadline dominates the movie. Hence Schenk’s metaphoric use of running to designate filmic FNs in this book. An interesting point Schenk raises with regard to Lola Rennt is that it might be viewed as featuring a “time-loop” plot (prototypically...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (3): 318–320.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Berlin to meet her deadline dominates the movie. Hence Schenk’s metaphoric use of running to designate filmic FNs in this book. An interesting point Schenk raises with regard to Lola Rennt is that it might be viewed as featuring a “time-loop” plot (prototypically exemplified by Harold Ramis’s film...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (3): 320–324.
Published: 01 September 2015
... movie. Hence Schenk’s metaphoric use of running to designate filmic FNs in this book. An interesting point Schenk raises with regard to Lola Rennt is that it might be viewed as featuring a “time-loop” plot (prototypically exemplified by Harold Ramis’s film Groundhog Day [1993 In this type of plot...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (4): 633–656.
Published: 01 December 2002
.... They are abstract constructs, ideal- ized representations that contain all the elements we have learned to expect in a prototypical object or event. Our mental representation of a chair, for example, includes four legs, the purpose of sitting down, and prob- ably the typical settings where a chair...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (4): 615–617.
Published: 01 December 2013
... the Odyssey, as a prototype). Liberalism at its roots has a paradoxical attraction to the war epic, which stands at the beginning of Western literature: it “requires the primal scene of epic, because our last great myth of individual agency cannot let go of the first great drama of heroic killing...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (4): 617–622.
Published: 01 December 2013
... logic of heroic agency, that confronts the reality of killing at war’s heart, and that is written in a high style as part of a ‘great tradition’” (16 – 17; regarding the foundational Homeric epics, then, this definition clearly views the Iliad, rather than the Odyssey, as a prototype). Liberalism at...