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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (3): 495–521.
Published: 01 September 2018
... , especially the narrative dynamics of “alien” Neanderthal focalization versus “naturalizing” Homo sapiens narration. Ultimately, The Inheritors reminds the cognitivist of how language-bound the readerly effects of estrangement and integration in internal focalization can be. Conversely, the same novel serves...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (3): 175–200.
Published: 01 September 2015
... to be recognized, accepted, and valued by others. Far from any didacticism, however, the way this truth is communicated underscores the individual process of reaching it in and even beyond the reading. © 2016 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2016 novel readerly reflection transformative...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (1): 27–52.
Published: 01 March 2022
... audience's developing response, thus providing us with a means to study the shaping of textual and readerly dynamics over the course of the narrative: readers “are concerned with how authors generate, sustain, develop, and resolve readers’ interest in narrative” (15). The question that I want to pose...
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Poetics Today (2024) 45 (1): 131–174.
Published: 01 March 2024
... with the moment of the reader's greatest satisfaction in the mystery novel's capacity to fulfill its generic pact and, more broadly, in narrative's capacity to produce meaning. Modernism's relationship with readerly satisfaction is more complex. Though most modernist novels do gain a form of enigmatic affect...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 403–423.
Published: 01 June 2018
... viewing options become a matter for readerly reflection. 5. The Benefit of Art In The Center of the World, as subjective ekphrasis surfaces across the course of two centuries, each of the characters experiences a kind of transcendence and transformation through the encounter with the artwork...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 113–129.
Published: 01 February 2018
...James Phelan This essay constructs a dialogue between Catherine Gallagher’s influential historical and theoretical account of the nexus among fictionality, readerly disposition, and character in the new genre of the novel and rhetorical theory’s alternative account of that nexus. In reading...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (1-2): 111–125.
Published: 01 June 2015
..., or textual dynamics], and the other governing the developing inter- ests and responses of the audience to that unfolding [tensions, or readerly dynamics]” (Phelan 2005a: 359; see also Phelan 1996: 90; Shang 2011: 49ff In accordance with the subtitle of her book, Shen concentrates not so much on narrative...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (1): 183–185.
Published: 01 March 2022
... at the end, which further supports this possible use of the book. Further, although it is not usual for a book review of this sort to comment on the index, nevertheless the richness of the indexed items is exceptional and worth noting. It is worth noting too—and this is otherwise a sad reflection...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (1-2): 197–200.
Published: 01 June 2014
... of diegetic worlds result from transfor- mations in these worlds’ capacity to reflect reality or from transformations in the actual nature of the real; and the degree of flexibility inherent in the categories of Realism, Romanticism, and Modernism as defined in this book — and particularly...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (1-2): 194–197.
Published: 01 June 2014
... in the history of diegetic worlds result from transfor- mations in these worlds’ capacity to reflect reality or from transformations in the actual nature of the real; and the degree of flexibility inherent in the categories of Realism, Romanticism, and Modernism as defined in this book — and particularly...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (1-2): 200–203.
Published: 01 June 2014
...,” has to gain from it. The final two essays, Cecily Devereux’s “‘A Kind of Dual Attentiveness’: Close Reading after the New Criticism” and an epilogue by the two editors titled “Toward a New Close Reading,” share an interest reflected in their titles. Both deal with the practice of close reading...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (4): 595–608.
Published: 01 December 2004
... as divided is an error. In this article, I suggest that by thinking through the relationship between ethics, literature, and truth it is possible to envisage a way of thinking that does more justice to Wittgenstein’s insight and more fully reflects a sense of what is at stake in ‘‘ethics and literature...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (3): 409–433.
Published: 01 September 2023
... to both the immanence and insufficiency of the world. In summary, if the spectators of the pageant (who in turn reflect Coetzee's readerly audience) are affected by David's narrative, it is primarily because of their witnessing of somebody who, by all accounts, is other worldly: Suddenly...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (1): 125–235.
Published: 01 March 2006
... reflects a larger contemporary shift in generic priorities toward the most world-centered discourse kind; and actually retraces the Formal- ist originator’s own movement toward ‘‘prose though on very different grounds. What has happened in the modern study of literature and culture therefore invites...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (4): 327–498.
Published: 01 December 2015
... – 107 . Antor Heinz 2001 “Unreliable Narration and (Dis-)Orientation in the Postmodern Neo-Gothic Novel: Reflections on Patrick McGrath's The Grotesque (1989),” Miscelanea 24 : 11 – 37 . Baah Robert 1999 “Rethinking Narrative Unreliability,” Journal of Literary...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (4): 653–671.
Published: 01 December 2004
... with the illusion of immediacy, and in every one of his novels, Coetzee’s intense prose can produce a readerly involvement that overrides all markers of fictionality. It is, however, always possible to shift our attention to the numbering and to its antirealist implications. The device also encourages the reader...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (4): 615–617.
Published: 01 December 2013
.... This tradition is based on a tense coexistence of two elements, reflected in Adams’s term. On the one hand are the values of liberal humanism; on the other hand is the epic, defined by Adams as “a narrative that seriously takes up the content of war, that sees war as ruled by the logic of heroic agency...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (4): 617–622.
Published: 01 December 2013
... tradition of writing. This tradition is based on a tense coexistence of two elements, reflected in Adams’s term. On the one hand are the values of liberal humanism; on the other hand is the epic, defined by Adams as “a narrative that seriously takes up the content of war, that sees war as ruled...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (4): 622–625.
Published: 01 December 2013
.... This tradition is based on a tense coexistence of two elements, reflected in Adams’s term. On the one hand are the values of liberal humanism; on the other hand is the epic, defined by Adams as “a narrative that seriously takes up the content of war, that sees war as ruled by the logic of heroic agency...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (4): 625–628.
Published: 01 December 2013
... is based on a tense coexistence of two elements, reflected in Adams’s term. On the one hand are the values of liberal humanism; on the other hand is the epic, defined by Adams as “a narrative that seriously takes up the content of war, that sees war as ruled by the logic of heroic agency, that confronts...