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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (1): 141–150.
Published: 01 March 2020
... for Poetics and Semiotics 2020 C. P. Snow two cultures James Clerk Maxwell Lewis Carroll scientific abstraction References Babbage Charles . 1830 . Reflections on the Decline of Science in England: And on Some of Its Causes . London : B. Fellowes . Best Stephen Marcus...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (4): 717–752.
Published: 01 December 2011
... is even more of a generalization/abstraction. At the furthest extreme of scientific abstraction, water is represented, both notationally and analytically, as H2O. Through science, we know the constitution of water; through aes- thetics, we know what it means to experience it. When we...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (4): 621–632.
Published: 01 December 2000
... items. If literary scholars aim at a scientific solution for their respective problems,they have to meet the usual standards of science; that is, they have to solve explicitly spelled-out problems via explicit problem-solving strategies or methods. This holds equally true for all problems subsumed under...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (4): 579–603.
Published: 01 December 2016
... : Klett ). Time, Space, and Subjectivity in Ge´rard Genette’s Narrative Discourse Liisa Steinby University of Turku Abstract In this article, the questions of narrative temporality and narrative subjec- tivity in Ge´rard Genette’s Narrative Discourse are examined, with special attention...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (1): 159–165.
Published: 01 March 2020
... on abstraction over concreteness, systemic coherence over referential con- firmability. The salient feature of British mathematics of the latter nine- teenth century, shewrites, was its preoccupationwith formal structures and procedures per se, quite apart from their practical applications (4). Thus for non...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (3): 341–359.
Published: 01 September 2021
... change per se remains a scientific abstraction (which explains why it is so easy to deny or at least ignore its existence). This means that the relationship between the climate crisis and everyday experience is a deeply nonlinear one. The ecological crisis thus destabilizes the linearity of storytelling...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 293–318.
Published: 01 June 2000
..., NY: Cornell University Press). Iggers, Georg G. 1997 “The `Linguistic Turn':The End of History as a Scholarly Discipline,” in Historiography in the Twentieth Century: From Scientific Objectivity to the Postmodern Challenge , 118 -33 (Hanover, NH: Wesleyan University Press). Kreiswirth, Martin...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (2): 217–250.
Published: 01 June 2010
... of the burgeoning modernism, with its abstractions and its ethos of alienation. Although the concept of empathy has been continually reformulated from its inception to the present day, reflecting the various scientific and .  Koss (2006) provides a cogent analysis of the turn-of-the-century approach...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 February 2018
...? The polemical fault lines between these two scholarly enterprises are well established. One is historical, ideological, thematic, and interpretative; the other is ahistorical, scientific, formalist, and abstract. These distinctions are simplistic but recognizable and retain a rhetorical force that frames our...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (1): 161–179.
Published: 01 March 2002
... and Francis Steen use concepts from cognitive scientific studies to interpret specific literary texts. Alan Richardson uses what cognitive science now shows us about the mind to look anew at the way older versions of mind—both scientific and folk-psychological—operated in literary texts. Of course other...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (3): 437–472.
Published: 01 September 2008
... and explanation in contexts of scientific inquiry in particular. © 2008 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2008 Aarts, Bas, David Denison, Evelien Keizer, and Gergana Popova, eds. 2004 Fuzzy Grammar: A Reader (Oxford: Oxford University Press). Abbott, H. Porter 2003 “Unnarratable...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 107–136.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Allan 1989 In Pursuit of Scientific Culture: Science, Art, and Society in the Victorian Age ( Madison : University of Wisconsin Press ). Doležel Lubomír 1998 Heterocosmica: Fiction and Possible Worlds ( Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press ). 2006 “Czech Poetics Today...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 393–421.
Published: 01 June 2000
... fueled a desire to “naturalize” society by rejecting traditional morality. In parallel, there arose a dream of new subjectivity of the scientific Übermensch , whose imitation of the cruelty of nature would elevate him above ordinary humanity. Science became a source of a sublime experi-ence based...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (4): 641–671.
Published: 01 December 2003
...- butions to ‘‘BetweenThing and Theory The result is an overall project that attempts to intervene in contemporary critical discourse in four important ways. First, we seek not to resurrect theoretical abstraction for its own sake, 2...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (1): 7–31.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Reading Does for the Mind .” Journal of Direct Instruction 1 , no. 2 : 137 – 49 . de Freytas-Tamura Kimiko 2017 “ George Orwell’s 1984 Is Suddenly a Best-Seller .” New York Times , January 25 . Dixon Peter Bortolussi Marisa 2011 “ The Scientific Study of Literature...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (4): 613–636.
Published: 01 December 2005
... a Historical Poetics of Estrangement Michael Holquist Comparative Literature, Yale Ilya Kliger Slavic Languages and Literatures, Yale Abstract Under different names, alienation has been around for a long time. How- ever, Immanuel Kant’s Copernican revolution marks a new and deeper degree...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (4): 711–722.
Published: 01 December 2006
... to the norm, the other to the exception; the one to the general, the other to the particular. This is why, post 1967, so many old-timers reacted viscerally to what was and is still called ‘‘theorynot because they were old, or conservative, or incapable of abstract reasoning but because what was common...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (2): 161–183.
Published: 01 June 2003
... 115 : 310 -14. Jackendoff, Ray 1983 Semantics and Cognition (Cambridge: MIT Press). Jacob, Margaret C. 1981 The Radical Enlightenment: Pantheists, Freemasons, and Republicans (London:Allen & Unwin). Lakatos, Imre 1970 “Falsification and the Methodology of Scientific Research...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (4): 623–644.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Haifeng Hui Abstract Though particular texts have long held culturally foundational authority, debates over the idea of a canon and the texts that are to compose it are a much more recent phenomenon, one that originated in the United States and quickly spread to other countries. The present article...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (2): 191–205.
Published: 01 June 2003
... on the most abstract level. Beyond this most general discursive similarity, the criteria for what will work as an argument in a literary-interpretive context differ rather broadly from what will work in a scientific context. It matters...