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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 499–518.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Marshall Alcorn; Michael O’Neill The concept of adaptive affective cognition is developed to explain the affective impact of Richard Wright’s novel Native Son on the judicial reasoning of the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case of 1954. Although research in neuroscience clearly argues...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (3): 369–393.
Published: 01 September 2020
... Collector of Worlds , and Sibylle Lewitscharoff’s Blumenberg explore the gaps, fissures, and contradictions in the dichotomy of faith and reason which so haunts the present engagement with religion. They depict nineteenth- and twentieth-century protagonists who embrace a disenchanted outlook on the world...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (3): 469–471.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Taylor Johnston Book Review Talal Asad, Secular Translations: Nation-State, Modern Self, and Calculative Reason. New York: Columbia University Press, 2018, vii 1 222 pp. The connection between translation and original is a mystical site for Walter Benjamin, one that, as his readers knowwell...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (2): 371–375.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Thomas Pavel © 2008 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2008 Emma Kafalenos, Narrative Causalities , Columbus: Ohio State University Press, Theory and Interpretation of Narrative Series, edited by James Phelan and Peter J. Rabinowitz, 2006. 247 pp. Reasons for Action...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (3): 513–537.
Published: 01 September 2002
... of reasoning about the world, of finding connections and meaning in it, of perceiving a direction over the course of things, of posing oneself as a subject in society and history, and legitimizing this worldview, no longer differ only in their presuppositions,premises, and the basic axiology, but in the very...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (1): 59–81.
Published: 01 March 2020
.... The list, or enumeration, is also the most basic form of inductive reasoning. By recognizing that Whitman reasons logically through his poetic form, not only is the common account of Whitman changed, but the concept of form must be revised in three crucial ways. First, form should not be defined...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (4): 327–498.
Published: 01 December 2015
... of Sense-Making; 3.2 The Perspectival Mechanism vis-à-vis Its Rivals and Partners; 3.3 The Theory Reviewed from a Different Perspective: Correcting Some Misunderstandings and Misapplications; 3.3.1 The Figurative Mechanism; 3.3.2 Reasoning in Face of Unreason: (Un) Reliability as Explained Problem...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2016
.... The distinctive features of all these miscarriages of justice were the public confessions of the accused to the most heinous felonies against the party and the Socialist regime with which they were charged. What was the reason for this? My article scrutinizes, from the generic perspective, the proceedings...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (1): 93–121.
Published: 01 February 2017
..., as well as in interaction theory. However, the asymmetry of visual metaphor, in which concepts are depicted in images, is debated in the existing literature. The authors argue that the main reason behind this is that images lack an explicit copula (“X is Y”); so it is not always clear what a visual...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (1-2): 1–49.
Published: 01 June 2014
... by) a literary author. The literary interview can be regarded as a hybrid genre for several reasons. First, it belongs to both the media and the literary domains. Second, its authorship is not only divided between interviewee and interviewer but also affected by editing and publishing interventions. Third...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 113–129.
Published: 01 February 2018
..., that of the authorial audience, involves the awareness not only that the characters and events are invented but also that they have been invented for some reason. The narrative audience’s affective and ethical investments in characters combine with the authorial audience’s awareness of them as inventions with a purpose...
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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
... of the natural sciences. These insights differ from those acquired by scientific exploration, because they arise not from the conceptual logic of reason but from the precategorial intuition of imagination. Aesthetics provides a methodology whereby we are able to understand how art enables us to experience...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (4): 539–560.
Published: 01 December 2014
... of something it is not—the original building. We may therefore talk of theatricality, of created fictionality, and of the theater building being staged as if in a performance. It becomes an inseparable material component of every production presented on its stage. This is why, among other reasons...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (1-2): 33–58.
Published: 01 June 2015
... this, the argument compares three novels that share the generic conventions of romantic fiction: Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice (1813) and Helen Fielding's modern adaptations of Austen, Bridget Jones's Diary (1996) and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (1999). Each novel depicts potential lovers who are initially...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (1): 91–126.
Published: 01 March 2003
... Luhmann's Constructivism—are becoming increasingly popular. To some extent, this is due to the misconception that the more recent forms of system theory have superseded their polysystemic predecessor. This is a misconception for two reasons. On the one hand, Polysystem Theory offers students of literature...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (3): 413–421.
Published: 01 September 2003
...; the second is that such a “contextualist narratology” necessarily requires the category of the “implied author.” By contrast, we argue that the “contextualists” can state convincing reasons neither for a change of narratology's aims nor for a necessary widening of its object domain. Finally, we demonstrate...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 283–304.
Published: 01 June 2004
... to the time of the study. These consequences attest to the enduring power of emotional memory even when the viewer is aware that the response is to a large extent irrational. Possible reasons for these lingering effects are discussed. © 2004 by the Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2004...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 305–334.
Published: 01 June 2004
... gathered from other media. By comparison, cues that permit the unambiguous identification of the film as fiction (impossible content elements, disclaimer as part of the credits) are only rarely given as reasons. These results show that novel, unfamiliar hybrid genres have the potential to confuse...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (3): 361–380.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Jonas Grethlein Abstract Ricoeur's Time and Narrative is duly cited in footnotes but does not seem to have had a strong impact on anglophone narratology. One of the reasons for this is certainly Ricoeur's emphasis on plot, which does not harmonize with the focus on consciousness in cognitive...