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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (1): 129–244.
Published: 01 March 2001
... as an integrative activity : out of the wide repertoire of sense-making resources available to humans, the inferrer opts for the mechanism(s) that will best integrate the given text in or with the context. Among inference types, presupposition figures here as exemplary because it is the most encoded and determinate...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (4): 713–733.
Published: 01 December 2008
..., in the Soviet Union itself, the term samizdat was used in a broader sense, to mean diverse phenomena of unofficial cultural production—not necessarily of literary origin or dissident politics. In this broader sense, the term may be used to describe music samizdat (also known as magnitizdat ), cinematic samizdat...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (3): 465–487.
Published: 01 September 2002
... to be reconstructed as such or an aggregate of elements participating in a loose intertext? Is it the expression of a universal common sense or the mark of a given sociohistorical worldview? There follows an attempt at a taxonomy to provide some tools for text analysis. Rhetorical topoi as empty structures...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (3): 409–433.
Published: 01 September 2023
... event and the ecstatic sense of the world, this essay traces the thematic cohesion of the trilogy in terms of an understanding of divinity that provides an atheological grounding of phenomenological sense. This reading not only emphasizes Coetzee's turn toward a “leaner” style in his late writing...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (4): 635–658.
Published: 01 December 2014
... by social forces, but New Historicism equally argues that a sense of autonomous self is often encoded within documents based on the discourse of power. Among such documents is the emblem, a conjunction of several texts and one image delivering a moral lesson. Using the theoretical framework of New...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (3): 355–368.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Traveller, Dated from the Ruinous Portico of St. Paul's in the Year 2199, to a Friend Settled in Boston, the Metropolis of the Western Empire” (1780) and Anna Barbauld's Eighteen Hundred and Eleven (1812). Imagining the absence of a future in their place of composition, these poems attempt to make sense...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (3-4): 329–483.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Meir Sternberg This paper deals with “motivation” as fiction’s twofold logic of patterning and relates it to other concepts or lines of sense-making (e.g., integration, naturalization). The argument is best summarized through the paper’s headings. 1. Why Is the Discourse Like That? Motivation...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (3): 521–591.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Donald R. Wehrs This essay explores Shakespeare’s qualification of romance conventions as a significant event in Western literary history. It may be seen as part of a sustained challenge to the subordination of somatic and affective sense to intellectual, conceptual significance advocated...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (4): 693–715.
Published: 01 December 2011
...David S. Miall In his early poetic writing (around 1797–99), William Wordsworth (1770–1850) often expressed a sense of animism: a sentience to be found not only in living beings but also in the air and in stones. Support for the underlying, psychological meaning of Wordsworth’s account is provided...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (4): 595–608.
Published: 01 December 2004
... that this, in conjunction with an understanding of metaphysical inquiry as ethical, offers a deeper and as yet unexplored sense of “ethics and literature” as an expression of truth. This sense of truth contrasts with what I take to be the two“wings” of recent “ethical criticism” (roughly, a more narrative-based neo...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 561–590.
Published: 01 September 2000
...” often appears to make sense locally, inviting the reader to expect to make global sense of the poem. Instead, one encounters an intractable flux of verbal “found objects,” shifting styles and registers, teasing literary allusions and echoes, fragmentary narrative episodes and descriptive scenes. How...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (3): 433–463.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Elspeth Jajdelska; Christopher Butler; Steve Kelly; Allan McNeill; Katie Overy Vividness is used in a range of senses which often conflate the intensity of an experience with the accuracy of mental images. In this article we consider the vividness of responses to literary descriptions of faces...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (4): 327–498.
Published: 01 December 2015
... of Sense-Making; 3.2 The Perspectival Mechanism vis-à-vis Its Rivals and Partners; 3.3 The Theory Reviewed from a Different Perspective: Correcting Some Misunderstandings and Misapplications; 3.3.1 The Figurative Mechanism; 3.3.2 Reasoning in Face of Unreason: (Un) Reliability as Explained Problem...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (2): 327–351.
Published: 01 June 2016
... that the future of speculative materialism, both in the sense of the future such a theory imagines and in that of the future of the theory itself as a politically viable materialism, must engage with the heritage of Bloch's thought. Beyond the Turn: Ernst Bloch and the Future of Speculative Materialism Cat...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (1): 61–92.
Published: 01 February 2017
... is metaphorical bidirectionality possible, it explains how the arts enable us to iconically connect with the world through our embodied cognition, not as objective observers in the Western classical sense but as participatory sharers of that world. References Barnden John A. Glasbey Sheila R. Lee...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (1-2): 119–146.
Published: 01 June 2013
... outcome in the end that calls for a distinct reviewing — as in M. Night Shyamalan’s The Sixth Sense , David Fincher’s Fight Club , and Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige . After problematizing recent work on complex storytelling in film studies, this article analyzes mind-tricking narratives in greater...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 235–253.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Terence Cave Literary utterances reflect the situatedness of cognition itself both through their historico-cultural specificity and through their deployment of highly particularized language. It follows that the literary archive (in the broadest sense, all forms of storytelling, fiction, poetry...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 299–318.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Mats Jansson Digital technologies entail new possibilities and challenges for the production and reception of ekphrasis. The ekphrastic poet is given the opportunity not only to write a poem “describing” a work of art, but to create a multimedial artwork involving several senses. In consequence...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 293–318.
Published: 01 June 2000
... decided to“trust the tale”? Is their sense of narrative the same as say,literary theorists'? And what might these things say about their own discipline and the relations between it and other disciplines in the human sciences? © 2000 by the Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2000 Ankersmit...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 319–347.
Published: 01 June 2000
... sense, then what kinds of claims will they need to make?Most important, how will the problematic but unavoidable distinction between nature and nurture be dealt with? Though the kinds of explanations offered in both fields can obviously enough be relevant to defining what literature is in relation...