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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (1): 79–111.
Published: 01 March 2005
... appear to be characterized by an increased demand in processing effort for the attainment of maximum contextual effects, but this increase is limited to the resolution of incongruities typical of this sort of utterance. Also, social-behavioral theories of humor relate the effect of jokes...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (3): 539–556.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Ruth Amossy © 2002 by the Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2002 Doxa and Related Notions: A Selected Annotated Bibliography of Francophone Research 6722 Poetics Today / 23:3 / sheet 173 of 214 Ruth Amossy...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (2): 287–315.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Galia Yanoshevsky Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2009 The Literary Manifesto and Related Notions: A Selected Annotated Bibliography Galia Yanoshevsky French, Bar-Ilan University The bibliography starts with the four earliest, pioneering collections. The next section...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (3): 471–516.
Published: 01 September 2003
... sensible world, combining “vision” and “design.”Literature's counterpart to the geometry of spatial relations were the temporal relations of Cambridge time philosophy. Contrary to a common assumption, Woolf adopted not Henri Bergson's philosophy but G. E. Moore and Bertrand Russell's realism. Time passes...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (4): 639–661.
Published: 01 December 2022
... a network aesthetic that evokes infinite connections among ideas that are analogically related. Firstly, taking its cue from recent developments in literary history and relational aesthetics, the article investigates how Carson's poem participates in a network aesthetic typical of the digital age...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (4): 683–794.
Published: 01 December 2007
... question of epistemic privilege vs. disprivilege alone at stake. The argument shows afresh its bearings on larger issues yet, especially narrative's open-ended art of relations. Thus the relations between axes of perspective, between perspective and plot, between power and performance, between mimetic...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (1): 123–140.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Roy Porat; Yeshayahu Shen It is widely held that the direction of mapping from the source to the target domain in metaphors derives directly from the conceptual relations between its members (e.g., from concrete to abstract, from salient to less salient). In contrast, the authors propose...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 319–347.
Published: 01 June 2000
... well displace the relativistic interpretive paradigms that have dominated the humanities for the last few decades. Through a review of a number of recently published works, I assess the situation of these two fields in relation to the specific, currently reigning approaches to literary study as well...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (2): 187–204.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Patrick Colm Hogan Some recent writers on ethics, prominently Jonathan Haidt, have seen emotion and narrative as central to moral judgment and behavior. However, much of this work is not clear about the precise nature of emotion and narrative or the relation of the two to each other and to ethics...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (4): 635–658.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Jean-Jacques Chardin New Historicism, a reaction against formalist criticism, attempts to read literary texts of the Renaissance in relation to the nonliterary text production of the period. One of its central assumptions is that early modern humans are the subject of power relations shaped...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (4): 499–528.
Published: 01 December 2015
... to determine the relations between the text's overt (narratorial) and implicit (authorial) frameworks, considering that the one can never be taken on trust and the other can never speak except through its questionable proxy? Here two modes of discourse necessarily interact, one given (in or as fiction...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (3-4): 253–299.
Published: 01 December 2012
... to this increased recourse to the narrative. This article argues that the flourishing of catastrophe narratives is related to interpretative conflicts. The second issue raised by this article is the difference between factual and fictional narratives. This question is examined in the context of the historical...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (4): 635–666.
Published: 01 December 2017
.... The experience of involuntary memory, in other words, constitutes a type of anachronism: the intrusion of a past sensation within the present. Marcel Proust’s idea of anachronism should be understood in relation to the intellectual world of the turn of the twentieth century, in particular that historical science...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (3-4): 301–328.
Published: 01 December 2012
... the reifying tendencies of “official” Soviet dialectical materialism and is intimately related to the key Formalist category of “estrangement.” This dialectic proceeds from textual relationships (hence the initial focus on parody) as opposed to relationships between “base concepts.” It can usefully be related...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (1): 59–126.
Published: 01 March 2012
... to perceive incongruity and feel superiority, narrative is not defined by incongruity and superiority, although it can produce them. Third, part I went on to redefine the composite concept “narrative humor,” describing it as the production and/or exploitation of incongruity and superiority relations among...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 205–240.
Published: 01 June 2004
... (young adulthood).The readers described their reading experiences in the latter period in a more general and abstract way, whereas the earlier memories had a more “recollective” character. We discuss this finding in relation to general knowledge and theories about autobiographical memory. The second...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (4): 541–574.
Published: 01 December 2021
... Lerner, Alejandro Zambra, and Zadie Smith this article substantiates this hypothesis. This approach allows us to study contemporary fiction both diachronically, in relation to postmodernism, and synchronically, in relation to its social and ideological context. Copyright © 2021 by Porter Institute...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (1): 79–101.
Published: 01 March 2022
.... For criticism that challenges the status quos of social and political life, it is often the interpretive condition that can unsettle existing patterns of recognition and judgment. What this essay finds in the work of Lisa Robertson is a more situated notion of indeterminacy, one that relates indeterminacies...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 205–230.
Published: 01 June 2023
... afford epistemological and moral benefits within a productivist culture of speed that stigmatizes slowness and inactivity. In order to pursue an answer to this question, the essay turns to what critics have begun to call “slow cinema” and examines two films about people suffering from senescence-related...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (3): 435–462.
Published: 01 September 2023
..., in such a way that we acknowledge the agency of genes but also the agency of nonmaterial molecular networks in which internal-external epigenetic relations indelibly alter the structure of the genome. 4 Epigenetic formalism borrows from theories of relationality articulated by new materialism and new...
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