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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (3): 484–486.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Eyal Segal Page Ruth E. , Stories and Social Media: Identities and Interaction . New York : Routledge , 2012 . xvi + 240 pp . © 2015 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2015 New Books at a Glance Deborah Cartmell, A Companion to Literature, Film, and Adaptation...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 453–483.
Published: 01 September 2017
... perspectives and points of emphasis. The focus is on the central problematic of the paradigm: an attempt to construct a universal history of literary forms in their relation to the social conditions — and modes — of their production on the basis of a certain understanding of the past's vitality and mobility...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (2): 255–288.
Published: 01 June 2011
...' criteria for similarity. In an extended case study of Elizabeth Gaskell's novel Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life (1848), I argue that Victorian social-problem literature thematizes empathy across difference and that the self-conscious treatment of cultural difference is particularly helpful...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (1): 65–87.
Published: 01 March 2001
...Vered Shemtov At the core of this study is the assumption that the sound of discourse transfers the text from its silent fictional existence to an independent entity that refers, through its linguistic dialect, to a social context outside the text. This assumption makes it possible to move beyond...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (2): 149–172.
Published: 01 June 2021
... is “done” on the internet and analyzes the values attached to the media practices involved. In particular, in millennial book culture, social aspects of reading are often emphasized. This trend is usually associated with the new affordances of social media and either assessed positively (e.g...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (2): 367–372.
Published: 01 June 2019
... References Bruner Jerome . 1991 . “ The Narrative Construction of Reality .” Critical Inquiry 18 , no. 1 : 1 – 21 . Freeman Mark . 2013 . “ Storied Persons: The Double Triad of Narrative Identity .” In The Psychology of Personhood: Philosophical, Historical, Social-Developmental...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 499–518.
Published: 01 September 2019
... . “ Black Children, White Preference: The Doll Tests and the Politics of Self-Esteem .” American Quarterly 6 , no. 2 : 299 – 332 . Bion Wilfried . 1962 . Learning from Experience . London : William Heinemann . Bracher Mark . 2013 . Literature and Social Justice: Protest Novels...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 453–473.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Micah L. Mumper; Richard J. Gerrig Research evidence supports the claim that engagement with works of fiction may benefit readers’ social cognitive abilities of empathy and theory of mind. However, there is little direct evidence to support claims about the causal mechanisms underlying the positive...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 519–541.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Mark Bracher Drawing on empirical studies, the article argues that developing moral character and advancing social justice through literary study is both eminently feasible and profoundly ethical, and that claims to the contrary are based on faulty notions of the psychological bases of morality...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (2): 171–186.
Published: 01 June 2020
...), and practices of thinking across the boundaries of media. It discusses both fields’ indebtedness to cultural studies, as well as cognitive literary theorists’ commitment to historicizing and their sustained focus on the embodied social mind. Copyright © 2020 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2020...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (3): 521–591.
Published: 01 September 2011
... than the metaphysical primary in romance, Shakespeare suggests that receptivity to affective upheaval disrupts ideological consolidations of elite complacency, awakening us to a redemptive sociality that is implicitly experienced by protagonists and audiences together (characters in the course...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (2): 301–314.
Published: 01 June 2020
... Degas’s 1873 Dance Class enable audiences to experience a form of social connection unavailable to them in everyday life. Drawing on perspectives from sociolinguistics, discourse comprehension, and empirical aesthetics, the author shows how the cumulative experience of grasping what a literary text...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (2): 205–222.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Haiyan Lee This article seeks to historicize the affinity between narrative fiction and the cognitive function known as theory of mind. The author believes this affinity holds true mostly in modern commercial societies structured by stranger sociality, cosmopolitanism, and social mobility...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 549–568.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Alan Palmer; Adam Stier An internalist perspective on the mind stresses those aspects that are inner, introspective, private, solitary, individual, psychological, mysterious, and detached. An externalist perspective stresses those aspects that are outer, active, public, social, behavioral, evident...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 159–181.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Daniel Hartley This article outlines a systematic theory of style that aims to combine “social formalism” with narratology. Beginning with a reading of a little-known essay by Raymond Williams on the history of English novelistic prose, the article argues that Williams’s insights into the social...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (3): 501–568.
Published: 01 September 2006
... of, inter alia, Jan Mukařovský, Felix Vodička, Hans Robert Jauss, Pierre Bourdieu, and Itamar Even-Zohar) results in two main research questions that serve as a guideline for further investigation: How do reception processes reflect or relate to social segmentation, stratification, and change, and how do...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (1): 79–111.
Published: 01 March 2005
... appear to be characterized by an increased demand in processing effort for the attainment of maximum contextual effects, but this increase is limited to the resolution of incongruities typical of this sort of utterance. Also, social-behavioral theories of humor relate the effect of jokes...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 17–39.
Published: 01 February 2018
.... It focuses on the “immature” forms of free indirect discourse in Madame de Lafayette’s Princesse de Clèves (1678) while also briefly digressing to some relevant European novels in the eighteenth-century sentimental tradition. In these novels the negotiation between the socially shared and the imaginatively...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (3): 373–422.
Published: 01 September 2009
... the assumptions, method, and terminology he inherited from the vigorous associationist tradition in eighteenth-century British philosophy and psychology, Shelley sought to demonstrate the innate and thus indefeasible foundations of human morality, especially its master principle of social equity. His analysis...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (1): 65–90.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Yoram S. Carmeli This article deals with exclusion and the construction of periphery as modes of ritualizing and binding together a dominant social order. Under scrutiny is the peripheral British traveling circus and the way its traveling and performance define the margins of the modern fragmented...