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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 393–412.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Pascal Nicklas; Arthur M. Jacobs Rhetorical effects in speech and writing have a great strategic importance in achieving the communicative end of being persuasive: they are key in the exertion of power through language. Persuasion occurs by cognitive-affective stimulation, relying on specific...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 267–292.
Published: 01 June 2000
...,” stereotypical schemata characterized by their inherent temperamental ambivalence and capable of being triggered into different actual manifestations. On the basis of these insights, it must be possible to move from textual analysis and intertextual inventory to a pragmatic/rhetorical study of national...
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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 (2005) 26 (2): 209–255.
Published: 01 June 2005
... of reliability and rhetoric, truth and persuasion, norm and narrative discourse. To illustrate them, my essay juxtaposes the testimonial viewpoints and practices of two survivors of the Nazi camps: Primo Levi and Dan Pagis. The two may seem poles apart: while Levi is considered the quintessential witness, Pagis...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 March 2001
...Ruth Amossy Examining the rhetorical notion of ethos at the crossroads of disciplines,this article builds up an integrated model attempting to reconcile Bourdieu's theory of language and power with pragmatic views of illocutionary force. For the sociologist, the authority of the orator depends...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 365–389.
Published: 01 June 2001
...Louise Bethlehem Under apartheid, discussions of literary function and value in South African literature in English are refracted through an elaborate rhetoric that posits “urgency” as the necessary correlative and consequence of political commitment. My essay examines this “rhetoric of urgency...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (4): 795–827.
Published: 01 December 2001
...Andrew Cowell This article examines the earliest examples of advertising and consumer commodities in medieval texts in relation to twentieth-century critical theories of the social role of advertising and its relation to both“literature” and “rhetoric.” It discusses the ways advertising...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (1): 123–139.
Published: 01 March 2002
... on a functional approach to human beings (i.e.,“children are made to praise God who made them”). I argue that, to get an integrated account of the rhetorical appeal and the ideological potential of such a functional approach, we should inquire into the ways it mobilizes the contingencies of our evolved cognitive...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (3): 363–391.
Published: 01 September 2007
... are at once serious, ironical, and critical. Giordano Bruno's Italian dialogues are a case in point. This essay scrutinizes the structure of these works, with special attention to the role of the interlocutors in his rhetoric. © 2007 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2007 Aquilecchia...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (4): 795–805.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Michael Eskin Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2008 James Phelan, Living to Tell about It: A Rhetoric of Ethics and Character Narration . Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2005. xvi + 236 pp. Aristotle 1994 The “Art” of Rhetoric , translated by John Henry Freese...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (4): 631–646.
Published: 01 December 2023
...Petra Aczél Abstract Rhetoric is broadly referred to as the theory and practice of suasory communication enabling humans to participate actively in public. Although traditionally viewed as strongly tied with exclusively verbal persuasion, rhetoric has always extended beyond this limitation...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 113–129.
Published: 01 February 2018
...James Phelan This essay constructs a dialogue between Catherine Gallagher’s influential historical and theoretical account of the nexus among fictionality, readerly disposition, and character in the new genre of the novel and rhetorical theory’s alternative account of that nexus. In reading...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (4): 627–651.
Published: 01 December 2004
...James Phelan Rhetorical literary ethics are part and parcel of the larger rhetorical interchange between authors and audiences offered by literary texts; in this respect, ethics are an intrinsic part of (rhetorical) form. More specifically,this rhetorical ethics attends to the interactions among...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Sarah Copland; James Phelan Abstract This article proposes to revise rhetorical narrative theory's model of audiences in fiction (actual, authorial, narrative, ideal narrative, and narratee) by replacing the term/concept of the ideal narrative audience with that of the ideal narratee , defined...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (1): 27–52.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Kai Mikkonen Abstract This article discusses the literary character's plot function as an element of the author's rhetorical strategy, and in relation to the reader's active role in responding to that strategy. The main focus will be on characterological instances in narrative fiction...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (3): 455–478.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Katra Byram Abstract The current reckoning with systemic bias and discrimination calls for centering historical and social context in narrative theory, as in other domains of academic and public life. This article undertakes that centering in rhetorical narrative theory. Informed by genre theory...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (2): 353–358.
Published: 01 June 2010
...David Gorman Richard Walsh, The Rhetoric of Fictionality: Narrative Theory and the Idea of Fiction , Ohio State University Press, 2007. x + 194 pp. Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2010 Reconsidering Narrative Theory Rhetorically David Gorman Northern Illinois University...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (2): 355–365.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Jakob Lothe Phelan James , Somebody Telling Somebody Else: A Rhetorical Poetics of Narrative . Columbus : Ohio State University Press , 2017 . xv + 1274 pp. Copyright © 2019 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2019 References Chatman Seymour . 1978...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (2): 299–318.
Published: 01 June 2019
... show therefore integrates TV-and Internet-specific modes of address, presentation, and appeal to enable new possibilities for identification. Copyright © 2019 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2019 rhetorical identification Last Week Tonight with John Oliver late-night TV...
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Poetics Today (2024) 45 (1): 17–44.
Published: 01 March 2024
...Roger Edholm Abstract James Phelan presents his rhetorical approach to narrative in opposition to the existing paradigm in contemporary narrative theory. His rhetorical poetics is therefore described as a search for a new paradigm. This article argues, however, that Phelan's view of narrative does...