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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (2): 173–191.
Published: 01 June 2021
...Karin Kukkonen Abstract Reading literature is often contrasted to the use of digital media in terms of speed. While readers engage slowly with a book, they rush through digital environments at an ever faster pace. This article argues against a simple binary between slow/literary and fast/digital...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (2): 193–206.
Published: 01 June 2021
... and reading, such as consonant writing, speed-reading apps, and the PDF file format, borrow from the language of compression yet, precisely in so doing, obscure the constitutive multilayered temporality of reading and the embodied role of the reader. While discussing different methods aspiring to compress...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (2): 207–227.
Published: 01 June 2021
... storytel.dk: “Speed up your pulse with a thriller!” “Turn your everyday life into an adventure!” However, readers I spoke to also read to slow down and relax before going to bed or when on holiday. The paper book is still considered the most relaxing, because one can read it at one's own speed...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (2): 131–147.
Published: 01 June 2021
... factors, not least including readers and their obstinate bodies. Karin Kukkonen examines how the objects of reading, in this case literary texts, themselves have the ability to structure our reading experiences by either slowing or accelerating our reading speed. Drawing on insights from narratology...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (4): 503–537.
Published: 01 December 2020
... rem, was published as Working Memory Array (2011b). Figure 3 Ian Hatcher, Working Memory (2011a). Screenshot. Courtesy of the artist. 510 Poetics Today 41:4 practice of speed-reading and enacting voice stutters. Using two blocks that help create two points of eye fixation (figure 3), Working...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (1): 67–90.
Published: 01 March 2004
.... The interplay between analogue and digital takes place in a different way with screenic text than with print, and these differences turn out to be important for human perception. With present-day screens, reading speed on screen is typically about 28 percent slower than with print (for an analysis...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (2): 281–300.
Published: 01 June 2021
... touch on the screen activates a voice that narrates the text, while video clips from the brothers’ childhood and the war flicker in the background. The juxtaposition of text, moving images, the touching of the interface, and reading speed, determined by the movement of the fingers mimicking the usual...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 205–230.
Published: 01 June 2023
...Daniel Dufournaud Abstract If speed is a cornerstone of contemporary life, then one of the most difficult hurdles to overcome in the fight against agism is the fact that senescence entails a slowing down of the human body and mind. The question this essay asks is whether this form of life can...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (4): 475–501.
Published: 01 December 2020
... that often seems to threaten the reader s ability to keep pace; in this way, it resembles rapid serial visual presentation (RSVP), a technique to present text on screen in the same location in order to limit oculomotor movement (and thought to increase reading speed). By drawing this comparison, Roberts et...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (1-2): 33–58.
Published: 01 June 2015
... seen as socially incompatible in that they live or work in dissimilar places. In all three texts, communication systems help connect the characters and bridge the environments in which they normally reside, thereby allowing romance to develop. However, the speed, reliability, and materiality...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (2): 355–365.
Published: 01 June 2019
... . Experiencing Fiction: Judgments, Progressions, and the Rhetorical Theory of Narrative . Columbus : Ohio State University Press . Phelan James . 2011 . “ Progression, Speed, and Judgment in Kafka’s ‘Das Urteil’ .” In Franz Kafka: Narration, Rhetoric, and Reading , edited by Lothe Jakob...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 March 2000
...Brian McHale When, in 1944, William Carlos Williams defined a poem as “a small (or large) machine made of words,” he had in mind as a model for poetry the precision machines of speed and power celebrated by other modernist writers and visual artists. But this was not the only machine model current...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (3): 408–411.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Eyal Segal Jakob Lothe, Beatrice Sandberg, and Ronald Speirs, eds., Franz Kafka: Narration, Rhetoric, and Reading . Columbus : Ohio State University Press , 2011 . x + 251 pp. © 2013 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2013 New Books at a Glance Frederick Aldama, ed...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (3): 401–403.
Published: 01 September 2013
... including three essays. Part 1, titled “Centers,” opens with Alex Woloch’s “Character Insecurity in Sense and Sensibility.” Here yet another shift in the meaning of “middle” reveals itself, aided by the near synonym center, for this essay is concerned with the center of attention, or focus of reading...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (3): 404–407.
Published: 01 September 2013
... including three essays. Part 1, titled “Centers,” opens with Alex Woloch’s “Character Insecurity in Sense and Sensibility.” Here yet another shift in the meaning of “middle” reveals itself, aided by the near synonym center, for this essay is concerned with the center of attention, or focus of reading...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (3): 411–414.
Published: 01 September 2013
... including three essays. Part 1, titled “Centers,” opens with Alex Woloch’s “Character Insecurity in Sense and Sensibility.” Here yet another shift in the meaning of “middle” reveals itself, aided by the near synonym center, for this essay is concerned with the center of attention, or focus of reading...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (3): 414–417.
Published: 01 September 2013
... “Character Insecurity in Sense and Sensibility.” Here yet another shift in the meaning of “middle” reveals itself, aided by the near synonym center, for this essay is concerned with the center of attention, or focus of reading, in Jane Austen’s novel. Sense and Sensibility (1811...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (3): 418–421.
Published: 01 September 2013
... including three essays. Part 1, titled “Centers,” opens with Alex Woloch’s “Character Insecurity in Sense and Sensibility.” Here yet another shift in the meaning of “middle” reveals itself, aided by the near synonym center, for this essay is concerned with the center of attention, or focus of reading...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (3): 421–425.
Published: 01 September 2013
... including three essays. Part 1, titled “Centers,” opens with Alex Woloch’s “Character Insecurity in Sense and Sensibility.” Here yet another shift in the meaning of “middle” reveals itself, aided by the near synonym center, for this essay is concerned with the center of attention, or focus of reading...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (3): 425–428.
Published: 01 September 2013
... including three essays. Part 1, titled “Centers,” opens with Alex Woloch’s “Character Insecurity in Sense and Sensibility.” Here yet another shift in the meaning of “middle” reveals itself, aided by the near synonym center, for this essay is concerned with the center of attention, or focus of reading...