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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (1): 103–119.
Published: 01 March 2021
... . Albany, NY : SUNY Press . Response On Derrida s Seminars: Reading Derrida s Readers Herman Rapaport Wake Forest University Abstract This article contextualizes Derrida s seminars within the European seminar tradition familiar to French and German academic cultures as a prerequisite to dis- cussing...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (3): 433–463.
Published: 01 September 2010
... in the light of the psychology of face perception and the neuroscience of the mirror neuron system. We distinguish between intensity of experience and accuracy of mental images and compare two models of reader response to descriptions: the jigsaw model (the reader constructs a mental image from items of verbal...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (3): 561–607.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Howard Sklar This essay examines some of the ways that narratives produce sympathy in readers. First, I compare several models that have been proposed to explain how fictional texts structure readers' emotional responses. In this connection, I highlight some of the ways that narratological analyses...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (3): 473–523.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Daniel Allington Literature has at times been theorized in terms of a message passing from author to reader, and this has often been done by reference to general theories of language use: the work is the vehicle of intentions that are realized (or not) in the reader's responses; the work...
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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 left...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (3): 461–487.
Published: 01 September 2011
... to accommodate competing intentional interpretations. The principal exchange value of my hypothesis for the sciences of cognition lies in the questions it raises regarding the complexity of reader response. © 2011 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2011 References Abbott H. Porter...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 225–243.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Renate Brosch This introduction briefly surveys the current expansion of ekphrasis in terms of genres, visual objects, modes of writing, and cues for reader response. Drawing on suggestions from the subsequent individual essays that provide categories for organizing the great variety of ekphrases...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (2): 207–236.
Published: 01 June 2003
...Chanita Goodblatt; Joseph Glicksohn In Practical Criticism: A Study of Literary Judgment (1963[1929]), I. A. Richards marks his standing as the herald of three trends of literary criticism: the empirical study of literature, New Criticism, and Reader-Response Criticism. What is more, in this book...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 171–203.
Published: 01 June 2004
... reconcile ourselves to the real (ibid.: 555). But how, more precisely, does literary reading exert such effects? How and when does it implicate the self and penetrate everyday life? 2. Self-Implication and Self-Modifying Feelings To investigators of reader response, the suggestion that literary reading...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (2): 323–348.
Published: 01 June 2011
...-response potentials) studies that focus on the first 500 msecs of response. These studies suggest the possibility that emotion plays a key role in subsequent cognitive processing, including the making of inferences, invoking the reader's memory, or relating empathically to a character. Emotions evoked...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (3): 387–432.
Published: 01 September 2010
..., wherein “we” pertains exclusively to the poetic speaker and the other sinners—those “numberless infinities / Of souls.” We can thus point to a conjunction of two types of closure in a reader’s response to the problem of the pronominal switch to “we.” One involves grammatical closure and the other...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (1): 43–87.
Published: 01 March 2007
..., there is a secret communion between them at the expense of the narrator (ibid.: 307). The rhetorical approach sees unreliability as involving “a feedback loop among the implied author’s agency, textual phenomena, and reader response” (Phelan 2005: 38). 2. Yacobi (2005: 109–10) defines...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 287–297.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Emma Kafalenos The proliferation of (copies of) images in recent decades facilitates viewing the image to which an ekphrastic text responds. Typically, I have argued previously ( Poetics Today 33, no. 1: 27–57), whenever readers of an ekphrasis view the visual artwork to which the ekphrasis...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 453–473.
Published: 01 September 2019
... of the emotional content of readers’ narrative experiences. Our goal is to highlight the diversity of processes that contribute to readers’ affective responses. Finally, we consider how ordinary processes of learning and memory might explain changes in readers’ social cognition. References Allbritton...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 341–362.
Published: 01 June 2017
... as it is portrayed in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship (1795 – 96) and George Eliot’s Daniel Deronda (1876), the latter being, as Terence Cave (2011) and others have shown, a response to the former.1 I will be asking what these fictional educations do to, for, or with readers...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 383–401.
Published: 01 June 2018
... in which strangers have assem- bled is the ideal site to elegize, and potentially salvage, the sense of shared community. Indeed, the ekphrastic responses below are exercises in joint looking with the reader, hence the frequent use of “we” and “you”: Samuel Yellen (1995: 32), “Nighthawks”: We who...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 403–423.
Published: 01 June 2018
... traditional ideas of sublimity and epistemological benefit with an ethical effect. Copyright © 2018 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2018 reader response empathy power of art reauratization cultural memory References Assmann Jan , 2005 [1992] Das kulturelle Gedächtnis...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 183–199.
Published: 01 February 2018
... analytic tool, we need to consider digital epitexts among the resources at an author’s disposal to generate certain responses in readers. The article concludes with some considerations on the synergetic use of textual and digital resources to show how the rhetorical choice not to use a certain resource...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (4): 751–781.
Published: 01 December 2000
... of their patterning. That is why visual patterning is not admitted in nonmanneristic styles. Cognitive poetics suggests that in the response to poetry, adaptive devices are turned to an aesthetic end. In a universe in which “the center cannot hold,” readers of poetry find pleasure not so much in the emotional...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 429–451.
Published: 01 September 2019
...) with Mixed Corroboration .” Psychonomic Bulletin and Review 6 , no. 1 : 136 – 41 . Wimsatt William K. Beardsley Monroe C. 1949 . “ The Affective Fallacy .” Sewanee Review 57 , no. 1 : 31 – 55 . reader response literature narrative processing personal relevance...