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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 Asad Talal , Secular Translations: Nation-State, Modern Self, and Calculative Reason . New York : Columbia University Press , 2018 , vii + 222 pp. © 2020 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2020 Reference Benjamin Walter . 1969...
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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 (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 (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 (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 (2018) 39 (2): 359–382.
Published: 01 June 2018
... to material ontology. This critique, and its emphasis on both representational and experiential reasoning, primarily takes the form of lyrical meditations on the material and immaterial realities of code, of computer-mediated poetry, of images, and of human-computer interaction. The result of these poetic...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (2): 215–234.
Published: 01 June 2019
... with basic concepts of abduction and defeasible reasoning help capture the fine-grained mechanics of meaning construction in comics as an approach to their basic semantics. References Asher Nicholas Lascarides Alex . 2003 . Logics of Conversation . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (1): 83–100.
Published: 01 March 2020
.... This essay argues that in fact there are good reasons to think that if we follow the turn to formal logic through, it instead pushes philosophy back into a transformed and perhaps deeper kind of conversation with literature. The terms that organize this renewed conversation are those of a shared...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (2): 281–299.
Published: 01 June 2020
... of musical theater from these geographically remote traditions to argue that use of historically problematic romances to explore the relationship of ethics, emotion, and reason resulted in novel depictions of attachment emotions as neither purely selfless “gut reactions” nor calculating facades. Scenes...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (3): 327–346.
Published: 01 September 2020
.... For this reason, spirituality remains an undertheorized and widely misunderstood category in the humanities, even as it implicitly informs several sites of humanistic inquiry. The aim of this essay, therefore, is to shed light on the presence of evocatively (and sometimes overtly) spiritual thinking in humanities...
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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...
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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 (2000) 21 (4): 621–632.
Published: 01 December 2000
... the title“interpretation.” The point is not can interpretation be reasonable, possible, or neglectable; rather, can literary scholars perform the operation called interpretation in terms of theory-guided operationalized productions of experiential knowledge which can be stabilized in respective scholarly...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (4): 751–781.
Published: 01 December 2000
... disorientation caused by manneristic devices, but rather in the reassertion that their adaptive devices, when disrupted, function properly. This is one reason manneristic styles recur in cultural and social periods in which more than one scale of values prevails. © 2000 by the Porter Institute for Poetics...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (4): 669–692.
Published: 01 December 2009
... years by Umberto Eco and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick. This article reviews the arguments put forward by those theorists and offers three additional reasons for resisting form-focused paranoid reading: (1) such reading skews interpretation toward puzzle solving, (2) it tends to produce progressively weaker...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (2): 153–215.
Published: 01 June 2010
... to the closural mechanisms operating in the detective story and the reasons for their special force.To round out the picture, the argument concludes by examining two detective novels with unconventionally open endings: Anthony Berkeley's The Poisoned Chocolates Case and Chester Himes's Blind Man with a Pistol...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 489–495.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Thane Rosenbaum A “post-Holocaust novelist” describes the reason for insisting on this category and explains why he thinks the Holocaust itself should not be directly portrayed. The Audacity of Aesthetics: The Post-Holocaust Novel and the Respect for the Dead Thane Rosenbaum Law, Fordham...