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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (2): 301–315.
Published: 01 June 2021
...Amy Spencer Abstract This article considers the experience and process of reading works of ambient literature, a form of situated literary experience delivered by pervasive computing platforms, responding to the presence of a physically situated reader to deliver a story. This form of situated...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 273–293.
Published: 01 June 2017
... dimensions of reading. In particular, it examines a narrative technique termed “embodied anchors,” by which Roy conveys her characters' experiences and their interpretations of those experiences through image clusters that function both as metaphors and as physical cues, simultaneously affecting both “basic...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 205–240.
Published: 01 June 2004
...Els Andringa The aim of this study is to investigate how reading experiences intertwine fiction and life and how such experiences change over time. Twelve reading autobiographies of young, motivated readers (age range twenty-two to thirty-two; six men, six women) were analyzed using qualitative...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 171–203.
Published: 01 June 2004
...). These forms of self-implication can be differentiated within readers' open-ended comments about their reading experiences. The results of a phenomenological study indicate that such metaphors of personal identification are a pivotal feature of expressive enactment, a type of reading experience marked by (1...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (4): 653–682.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Sonia Zyngier; Willie van Peer; Jèmeljan Hakemulder This article approaches from an empirical perspective the interrelation between foregrounding and complexity in the evaluation of literary texts. For this purpose, a reading experiment is reported. Participants from three cultures (Brazil, Egypt...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (3): 423–470.
Published: 01 September 2009
... of the formal features of texts that elicit visual imagery. Such an account helps reveal the workings of the visual imagination and restore critical attention to this neglected aspect of the reading experience. Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2009 Auden, W. H. 1945 The Collected Poetry...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 383–401.
Published: 01 June 2018
... for a readership well versed in relational thinking, who have come to expect the copresence of image and text in nearly every reading experience. In this paper, my questioning of ekphrasis’s continued relevance proceeds via ekphrastic responses—in particular, Ann Lauterbach’s (1995) “Edward Hopper’s Way”—to Edward...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (1): 81–106.
Published: 01 March 2010
... strategies that enable the aspiring writer to conceive of romance writing as an accessible and feasible yet highly constrained activity. In this article, three such dominant strategies are carefully discussed. One is the handbooks' constant appeal to the reading experience of the romance. Another...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 255–272.
Published: 01 June 2017
... in default visualization do not for the most part need filling in. At certain stages in the reading process, however, narrative texts do trigger a kind of vivid imagery that is akin to actual perception. Based on recent neuroscientific experiments, this article suggests that these highlighted and especially...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (3): 403–423.
Published: 01 September 2021
... immersive narratives. Copyright © 2021 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2021 narrative journalism immersion information reading experience The work of Paul Ricoeur has been at the heart of the development of media narratology (Lits 1997b , 2008 ; Arquembourg and Lambert 2005...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (4): 475–501.
Published: 01 December 2020
... invocation and deferral of the body, with particular attention to the eyes, which for Richards stand at the beginning and outside of the literary experience. The author argues that this deferral exists in Richards’s work and persists into embodied cognitive science’s research into eye movement in reading...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (2): 207–227.
Published: 01 June 2021
... to manipulate their experience of time. The main part of the article focuses on cultural norms and readers’ expectations in relation to reading time, while the last, shorter part discusses the structuring temporal effects of a literary text, such as presence, narrative, and endings. The article concludes...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 113–129.
Published: 01 February 2018
... to harness the indirections of fictionality in the service of both the intrinsic pleasures of reading somebody’s story about the experiences of somebody else and the practical payoffs of relating those experiences to the actual world. Copyright © 2018 Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2018...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 393–412.
Published: 01 June 2017
..., MA : Harvard University Press ). Hsu Chun-Ting Conrad Markus Jacobs Arthur M. 2014 “Fiction Feelings in Harry Potter: Haemodynamic Response in the Mid-Cingulate Cortex Correlates with Immersive Reading Experience,” Neuroreport 25 , no. 17 : 1356 – 61 . Hutcheon...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (2): 229–251.
Published: 01 June 2021
...Mette Steenberg; Charlotte Christiansen; Anne Line Dalsgård; Anne Maria Stagis; Liv Moeslund Ahlgren; Tine Lykkegaard Nielsen; Nicolai Ladegaard Abstract This article responds to this special issue's overarching interest in the relation between modes of reading and the experiences of actual readers...
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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 (2007) 28 (3): 499–526.
Published: 01 September 2007
... . This mode and that book particularly exerted a profound influence on Ludwig Wittgenstein, and in a fairly self-contained sector of his masterpiece, Philosophical Investigations , we see a modernized version of such self-interrogation in action. In his remarks on the experience of reading—a familiar...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 245–263.
Published: 01 June 2018
... that reception theory and the phenomenology of reading and viewing must be taken into account in analyzing this new experience of a digital virtual world. The emergence of a mental image conjured up by the word/image interaction plays a role not only in our cognitive but also in our bodily experience. I propose...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 299–318.
Published: 01 June 2018
..., the recipient is no longer simply reading an ekphrastic poem but engaged in an activity of reading, viewing, and listening, whereby ekphrasis becomes part of a multisensory “event.” Digital “remediation” has given the ekphrastic writer a new creative freedom to work with the visual arts. In particular, software...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (3): 623–643.
Published: 01 September 2018
... of video games and webcomics. Our analysis draws upon and adapts Jan Alber’s cognitive reading strategies, already integral to unnatural narratology, while also taking into account new developments in cognitive approaches, notably those focused on reading as an embodied experience. In sum, we contend...