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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (4): 539–571.
Published: 01 December 2016
... arise out of these ways of coping: they give us incentives to cope, even as they express the fundamental psychological need felt by creatures who know their own mortality to cope with the fact that coping is ad hoc and fundamentally meaningless. We bargain wishfulness against knowledge and knowledge...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 319–347.
Published: 01 June 2000
...Tony Jackson Cognitive science and evolutionary psychology show great potential as explanatory paradigms for a wide array of cultural products and activities,including literature. In some scholars' minds these two fields are emerging as the cornerstones of a major “new interdisciplinarity” that may...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (2): 397–401.
Published: 01 June 2003
...: On the Psychological Activities of Reading (New Haven,CT: Yale University Press). Iser, Wolfgang 1974 [1972] The Implied Reader: Patterns of Communication in Prose Fiction from Bunyan to Beckett (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press). 1978 [1976] The Act of Reading: A Theory of Aesthetic...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (1): 161–179.
Published: 01 March 2002
..., Evolutionary Psychology, and Literary Criticism,” Poetics Today 21 : 319 -47. Koestler, Arthur 1964 The Act of Creation (New York: Macmillan). Storey, Robert 1996 Mimesis and the Human Animal: On the Biogenetic Foundations of Literary Representation (Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 265–281.
Published: 01 June 2004
...Richard J. Gerrig; David N. Rapp Most psychological researchers now accept the premise that literary narratives have an effect on people's everyday lives. Contemporary research examines the types of psychological processes that give rise to literary impact. The article describes experiments in two...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (1): 55–79.
Published: 01 March 2011
... reveal “proto-”aesthetic characteristics that babies prefer to adult-directed speech, suggesting that adult psychology and experience grow from and build upon inborn motives and preferences. Synthesizing contemporary concepts and findings from developmental psychology, ethology, evolutionary psychology...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (4): 475–501.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Benjamin Kossak I. A. Richards is often remembered as a father of close reading and New Criticism, but his work was also deeply indebted to experimental psychology. That cross-disciplinary foundation introduces not only a reader but also a reading body. This article traces Richards’s continual...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 463–472.
Published: 01 June 2006
... for such survivors, the freedom to articulate those sentiments can be psychologically important. Moreover, hearing those sentiments can be illuminating for those, especially in America, who seek to learn about the Holocaust and about the full range of reactions that its survivors have had. Examples are given...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (3): 387–432.
Published: 01 September 2010
... is to integrate these varied cognitive literary studies into our own response to Richards, specifically through the empirical study of poetic texts within the tradition of the Gestalt school of psychology. In the first section, we discuss the poem as a gestalt, which stands behind Richards's presentation...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (3): 461–487.
Published: 01 September 2011
... of the reading of intentionality as it appears in a distributed field of cues. This understanding of intentionality, he argues, is embedded in our “folk psychology” and is triggered when any configuration of marks is apprehended as artifactual. I argue that the intentionality of an originating cause is equally...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (4): 529–560.
Published: 01 December 2015
... and psychological power than usual, and it combines the play with temporality on the level of the storyworld with a high degree of complexity and sophistication in the deployment of the textual sequence. The novel is first examined in terms of the reality model underlying the storyworld and then in terms...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 137–154.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of the highly dialogic Russian novels appear already at the beginning of the nineteenth century? The first problem is explained by some psychological features of readers' perceptions of dialogues. The second problem is answered by the theory of evolution. The third problem is solved by a brief analysis...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (4): 517–538.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Adam Lively In this article I discuss the importance for narrative theory of the concept, drawn from developmental psychology, of “joint attention.” In the first part, I explain the basic concept and its significance for the emergence of narrative in young children. In the second part, I draw out...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (1): 15–33.
Published: 01 February 2017
... topics allow us to understand the vehicles. In other words, the parts of a metaphor implicate each other in tandem. This article will argue for a bidirectional model of metaphor. Such a model has implications for both linguistics and psychology — mainly, that the traditional view of metaphor as a process...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 181–213.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., in the way the interlocutors handle the question and answer form typical of media interviews. Through struggle for the interview's control but also through cooperation, the interviewer and interviewee produce a physical, psychological, and intellectual portrait of the interviewee. Literariness is also...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (1): 35–59.
Published: 01 February 2017
... argue further that metaphor comprehension involves both use of these factors and pragmatic knowledge and that, unfortunately, in the typical psychology experiments, metaphors are presented for processing in impoverished pragmatic conditions. Under these conditions, the main pragmatic knowledge available...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (4): 579–603.
Published: 01 December 2016
... are intended to be logically necessary, accurately and exhaustively defined, and purified of any “subjective” or “psychological” connotations. It is here argued that Genette's notion of concept formation and use is in fact based on the model of the exact natural sciences. As an example, his concepts...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (1-2): 53–118.
Published: 01 June 2013
... that The Franklin’s Tale marks a moment in the history of genre development when medieval lais, due to Chaucer’s interest in unrealized possibilities, begin to resemble modern psychological narratives more than medieval romances. © 2013 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2013 I am grateful...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 341–362.
Published: 01 June 2017
... to the experience of reading, showing the forms of sensuous interaction in which literary reading has its roots. The model of reading presented in Goethe's text is contextualized with reference to debates about fiction circa 1800 but also to developmental psychology research into the emotional preconditions...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 519–548.
Published: 01 September 2017
... dialectology, associationist psychology, and avant-garde ideology. This is in contrast to claims that Russian formalism was from the start inspired by Saussurean structuralism. Separating the foundations of modern literary theory from a structuralist paradigm allows us to disassociate the formalists' original...