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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 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 (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
...@helsinki.fi Copyright © 2022 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2022 fictional character plot function ficelle narrativity rhetorical narrative theory James Phelan The basic duality of fictional characters as text-embedded constructs of an artistic design and possible persons...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 113–129.
Published: 01 February 2018
... the genre. Rhetorical theory sees the novel as activating a double consciousness in its readers, and this view goes hand in hand with its conception of character. The first consciousness, that of the narrative audience, involves the reader projecting herself or himself into an observer position within...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 183–199.
Published: 01 February 2018
... (2011, 2014) proposal for a new communi- cation model. This approach conceives narrative as a rhetorical act rather than as an object (Herman et al. 2012: 3) and grounds its theory on the principle that narrative is “a communicative event, a rhetorical action in which an author addresses...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (4): 829–852.
Published: 01 December 2001
... the German tradition has concentrated on rhetoric and voice (with reception theory constituting a largely separate area of inquiry), narratology, which frames the text within a symmetry of real, implied, and fictional intelligences, has always had the potential to pose questions about how narrative functions...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 225–243.
Published: 01 June 2018
..., such as pictured and picture-less, mimetic and transformed, notional and actual, abbreviated and described, printed and screen, canonical artwork and non-art image, narrative and poetic ekphrasis, the introduction further discusses ekphrastic theories with a specific focus on their relevance to its practices...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (4): 679–701.
Published: 01 December 2018
..., with implications for the reader’s empathy. It examines how “resonance” between paired voices on separate narrative levels occurs when repetition of a deictic across juxtaposed passages or narration and dialogue leads readers to sense a rhetorical continuity despite the grammatical discontinuity. References...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (1-2): 111–125.
Published: 01 June 2015
.... Hillis Miller. Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Stylistics, vol. 7. New York: Routledge, 2014. 175 pp. It is a long-standing, though not undisputed, postulate of narrative theory and criticism that the core of storytelling is plot structure. From Aristotle’s muthos through the Russian formalists...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (4): 795–805.
Published: 01 December 2007
... to lay out a general theory of engaging with narrative and not merely to document his personal experiences with certain texts. In other words, if Phelan’s rhetorical-ethical approach is to pass muster as a theory of narrative, its claims must hold beyond the confines of his own critical prac- tice...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (1): 187–189.
Published: 01 March 2022
...), Literary Second Cities (2017), The Materiality of Literary Narratives in Urban History (2019), and Literatures of Urban Possibility (2021). Sarah Copland is associate professor of English at MacEwan University. She has published work on rhetorical and cognitive approaches to narrative theory...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (4): 717–729.
Published: 01 December 2017
... rhetorical approaches to narrative to fully investigate questions of authorship and ethos. She notes that this orientation, with its focus on the narratologist as interpreter, combines what W. H. Abrams (in his fourfold distinction among “theories of poetry”) called the “mimetic” and the “expressive...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 293–318.
Published: 01 June 2000
... 1999 “Rhetoric and Its Double: Reflections of the Rhetorical Turn in the Human Sciences,”in Contemporary Rhetorical Theory: A Reader , edited by John Louis Lucaites, Celeste Michelle Condit, and Sally Caudill, 194 -212 (New York: Guilford). Genette, Gérard 1990 “Fictional Narrative, Factual...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 221–223.
Published: 01 February 2018
... History. James Phelan, Distinguished University Professor of English at Ohio State University, is editor of Narrative and coeditor of the Ohio State University Press series Theory and Interpretation of Narrative. He has devoted much of his own scholarship to developing a rhetorical theory of narrative...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (4): 627–651.
Published: 01 December 2004
..., and Winston). Gerlach, John 1989 ‘‘The Margins of Narrative: The Very Short Story, the Prose Poem, and the Lyric in Short Story Theory at a Crossroads, edited by Susan Lohafer and Jo E. Clarey, 74–84 (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University). Phelan • Rhetorical Literary...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (2): 355–365.
Published: 01 June 2019
... University Press . Phelan James . 2007 . Experiencing Fiction: Judgments, Progressions, and the Rhetorical Theory of Narrative . Columbus : Ohio State University Press . Phelan James . 2011 . “ Progression, Speed, and Judgment in Kafka’s ‘Das Urteil’ .” In Franz Kafka: Narration...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 159–181.
Published: 01 February 2018
... Goldman, 40 – 51 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). Patron, Sylvie 2010 “The Death of the Narrator and the Interpretation of the Novel: The Example of Pedro Pa´ramo by Juan Rulfo,” Journal of Literary Theory 4, no. 2: 253 – 72. Phelan, James 1996 Narrative as Rhetoric: Technique...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (1): 43–87.
Published: 01 March 2007
..., Reading Plots (Chicago: University of Chicago Press). 1996 Narrative as Rhetoric (Columbus: Ohio State University Press). 2005 Living to Tell about It (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press). Phelan, James, and Peter J. Rabinowitz, eds. 2005 A Companion to Narrative Theory (Oxford...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (4): 327–498.
Published: 01 December 2015
... to Theories of Unreliable Narration,” Journal of Narrative Theory 24 ( 1 ): 18 – 42 . Walsh Richard 1997 “Who Is the Narrator?,” Poetics Today 18 ( 4 ): 495 – 513 . 2007 The Rhetoric of Fictionality: Narrative Theory and the Idea of Fiction ( Columbus : Ohio State...