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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (2): 364–366.
Published: 01 June 2002
... more idiom- atic and more playful versions of the same communicational and existential problems. Jan Alber, Freiburg Marie-Laure Ryan, Narratives as Virtual Reality. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Uni- versity Press, pp. Marie-Laure Ryan’s Narratives...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 305–334.
Published: 01 June 2004
...Margrit Schreier This article is concerned with how recipients evaluate the reality status of media products, how they distinguish and how they interrelate elements of“fact” and “fiction.” On the basis of an overview of recent theories of fictionality, an approach comprising three independent...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (1): 155–173.
Published: 01 March 2008
... to some sort of universal reality. When photographs are reproduced in literature, the subjective and not the objective is paramount in determining their evidential value. In other words, the photograph's evidential value is secured through a transformative process that is put into play by an active...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (3): 471–515.
Published: 01 September 2009
... of representation and reality. Through a juxtaposition of Ramachandran's emphasis on caricature as a central principle of art and Ellis's focus on distorted and questionable realities, this essay suggests new possibilities for the integration of cognitive science with literary and philosophical criticism. Porter...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (4): 529–560.
Published: 01 December 2015
...). The discussion focuses on Audrey Niffenegger's Time Traveler's Wife , which has two strong claims to notice in this regard. Both have to do with the narrative's handling of a reality model that includes time travel: it charges the special features of such reality with considerably greater emotional...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (1): 29–66.
Published: 01 March 2004
...Jeffrey Pence Cinema's power to represent animate life, and produce a profound impression of reality, warrants and supports its other fascinating capacity, namely, to fabricate frank yet appealing illusions. In certain instances, audiences may respond to the fantastic creations as if to a new...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (4): 541–574.
Published: 01 December 2021
... it is ontological, in contemporary literature we contend this dominant is affective. The prevailing questions are “How can I feel reality (myself, the other, the past, the present, etc.)?”; “How can I feel to belong to reality?”; and “How can I feel reality to be real?” This affective dominant manifests itself...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (4): 595–610.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Spencer Lee-Lenfield Abstract Reexamining Flaubert's use of simile in Madame Bovary yields fresh insights into old, deep questions in the study of realism: depiction of thought, free indirect speech, the relationship between representation and reality. Barthes thought the content of a simile...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (4): 681–709.
Published: 01 December 2000
... inter alia to explore interactions between art and reality. Starting with detailed textual analyses of the engraved sentence itself and the scene in which it appears, this article draws ever-widening circles around them,examining characterizations; major features of Chekhov's poetics; literary reference...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (4): 633–674.
Published: 01 December 2006
...Marie-Laure Ryan This essay explores how theoretical physics, narratology, and narrative itself deal with the idea that reality consists of a plurality of worlds. In physics, the existence of parallel universes has been postulated on the cosmic level to describe what lies on the other side of black...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (4): 499–528.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Tamar Yacobi Interpretive disputes about the text's implied normative framework (its aesthetics, ideology, reality-model) involve the reliability of the fictive narrator who mediates between interpreter and implied author. Narrative and normative reconstruction must go together. But how...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (3): 415–442.
Published: 01 September 2016
... reality. By providing scattered hints from which further information can be deduced or inferred, often but not always with the help of contextual knowledge, this temporal narrative strategy invites the reader to actively participate and politically engage in the reconstruction of future histories...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (3-4): 329–483.
Published: 01 December 2012
... as Twofold Reason-Giving 2. Reality, Artifice, and Motivation: Doctrinal Biases, Variable Products, Universal Modes; 2.1 Aristotle’s Mimesis of Nature by Art; or, Why Plot above Character?; 2.2 Viktor Shklovsky and Mimesis Fallen below Art 3. How the Extremes Compare: Toward an Alternative Theory 4...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (4): 717–752.
Published: 01 December 2011
... it. By introducing the concepts of minding, metaphor, and icon as structures of the imagination, I show how the language of poetic expression in Matthew Arnold’s poem “Dover Beach” enables us to apprehend the ways we intuitively participate in the reality that underlies our conscious experience. Such participation...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (3): 361–388.
Published: 01 September 2013
... (Südwestrundfunk 2010), a German transmedial story system that comprises a TV miniseries, radio plays, fictional web pages, and links to nonfictional texts created independently of the project, the article asks under which conditions an alternate reality game (ARG) could be added to the system without spoiling...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2004
... historical reality “as it might have been,” reviving the way history is experienced and concretely reproduced by contemporary readers of literary history. Finally, the essay confirms how the textual reproduction of anecdotal evidence also enables the New Historicist mode of“literary” history to secure its...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (4): 689–710.
Published: 01 December 2004
... of the people around him, as the ego so often, in Murdoch's view, obscures reality. On the other hand, love also supplies real insight, and Murdoch, closely following Plato's Phaedrus , shows how Bradley's passion for Julian forces him out of himself, enabling him to see much more than he had previously seen. I...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (1): 53–77.
Published: 01 March 2022
... as originating in cultural and historical reality. At different points in time, new places, discourses, practices, and events arise, and, because of their cultural ubiquity, these cultural phenomena possess obvious conventional functions and meanings, a sort of cultural doxa. Second, however, literature...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 111–129.
Published: 01 June 2023
... a unique and somewhat ambivalent case study for examining how the privileging of difficulty and discordance are met and informed by the lived realities of aging and longevity. Paying attention to the publication history of each poem, this article first examines Barnes's redrafting process for “Rite...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (3): 409–433.
Published: 01 September 2023
...” temporality and the redemptive potentialities of literature, resulting in a sense of reality that stubbornly leads outside of it. What my argument here emphasizes is that there is no relationship with the divine without a gap or absence in the fabric of being that wrenches reality away from...