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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 (2019) 40 (2): 355–365.
Published: 01 June 2019
... Communication: James Phelan’s Rhetorical Poetics of Narrative .” Style 52 , nos. 1–2 : 83 – 87 . Lothe Jakob . Forthcoming . “ Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim .” In Handbook of the English Novel, 1830–1900 , edited by Petrzak-Franger Monika Middeke Martin . Berlin : de Gruyter...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (2): 299–318.
Published: 01 June 2019
... .” Political Communication 22 , no. 3 : 259 – 76 . Burke Kenneth . 1955 . A Rhetoric of Motives . New York : Braziller . Carvell Tim Gurewitch Dan Oliver John , writers 2016 . Last Week Tonight with John Oliver . Season 3, episode 3 , “ Donald Trump .” Aired February 28...
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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 (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 (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 (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 (2007) 28 (4): 795–805.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Michael Eskin Narratology Made User-friendly: Rhetoric, Ethics, Storytelling Michael Eskin German and Comparative Literature, Columbia University James Phelan, Living to Tell about It: A Rhetoric of Ethics and Character Narration. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2005. xvi + 236...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (2): 353–358.
Published: 01 June 2010
...David Gorman Reconsidering Narrative Theory Rhetorically David Gorman Northern Illinois University, English Richard Walsh, The Rhetoric of Fictionality: Narrative Theory and the Idea of Fiction, Ohio State University Press, 2007. x + 194 pp. What is frustrating about this book...
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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 (2007) 28 (1): 43–87.
Published: 01 March 2007
... situation. Then it goes on to discuss two contrasting approaches to fictional unreliability, the rhetorical and the cognitivist or constructivist. The rhetorical approach deals, in an idealized way, with the gap between the narrator and the implied author and is only concerned with the “implied...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 183–199.
Published: 01 February 2018
... with its emerging features, the present essay argues that to better define this interrelation we can rely on the rhetorical approach to narrative and, in particular, on James Phelan’s (2011 James Phelan’s (2014) model of narrative communication. On the other hand, for this model to provide a fruitful...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 225–243.
Published: 01 June 2018
... of rhetorical and performative understandings of ekphrasis that can augment theoretical conceptualizations and bring them into line with the participatory and hybrid practices of ekphrasis today. Increasingly, what used to be a central aim of ekphrasis — the description of an artwork — has been replaced...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (4): 683–698.
Published: 01 December 2019
... elaborate authoritarian fictional works use specific rhetorical tactics to soften or compensate for the excess of their message and to appeal to nonsympathizers. Focusing on chapters 9 and 10 of Runaway Horses , where the novel shifts from a classical and realist tone (chapters 1 to 8) to an ideological...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (3): 465–487.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Ruth Amossy Based on a rhetorical approach, claiming that shared values and beliefs work not only for communication but also for verbal efficacy, this essay explores the constructive functions of doxa in literary and nonliterary genres of discourse. Instead of condemning commonplaces in the name...