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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (1): 33–57.
Published: 01 March 2019
... cultural role played by literature even when its social function seems to be declining. References Angrosino Michael V. 1998 Opportunity House: Ethnographic Stories of Mental Retardation . Walnut Creek, CA : AltaMira . Anzaldúa Gloria 1987 Borderlands/La frontera: The New...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (4): 623–644.
Published: 01 December 2021
... and the more recent Marxist teaching of dialectical thinking predated the introduction of canon studies, such that this introduction functioned more as a transplantation of Western critical theories than as an organic development from within. When this academic discourse, with its unique demographic, social...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (1): 7–31.
Published: 01 March 2019
... studies as they are practiced today. This alleged decline does not mean that nonpractical texts, whether written or oral, have lost their various and often indispensable functions for socialization, developing skills, or emotional intelligence. It essentially means that the centrality...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 361–396.
Published: 01 June 2004
...Ann Rigney This article seeks to contribute to contemporary discussions on the workings of cultural memory and examines in particular the way in which literary texts can function as a social framework for memory. Through a detailed study of the genesis, composition, and long-term reception...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (2): 281–303.
Published: 01 June 2005
...Leona Toker Literary testimony combines the pragmatic function of attesting to historical events with the aesthetic function that becomes marked after their function as testimony has become redundant. Whereas the social identity of the target audience addressed impinges upon the shape of the work...
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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 (2002) 23 (1): 21–42.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Paul Hernadi Since prehistoric times literature has been serving two complementary functions: to expand the cognitive, emotive, and volitional horizons of human awareness and to integrate our beliefs, feelings, and desires within the fluid mentality required for survival in the complex social...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (1): 123–139.
Published: 01 March 2002
... with the premise that some groups of people (social classes, castes, sexes) were ‘‘made’’ to perform certain duties implicitly taps our cognitive pro- 10 clivity to associate ‘‘made’’ objects with certain rigidly defined functions. On the other hand...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (1): 149–171.
Published: 01 March 2022
... presents with distinct social, political, and personal functions and consequences. Thus Kuortti's testimonies present an illuminative case study for the examination of the context-dependent and dynamic nature of memory in culture. This article focuses on what I call memory ideologies—the underlying...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (2): 257–279.
Published: 01 June 2005
.... In public places and forums, there began to surface poems in which aesthetics were apparently subordinated to communicative function and “direct”expression. Indeed, poetry has acquired a long lost social purpose—to order, inform, unite, and console a confused and grieving people. The Internet, accordingly...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (3): 597–614.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Kenneth Little This article comments on Yoram Carmeli's stimulating analysis of the narrative structure of Captain Sidney Howes's lion act performed in Gerry Cottle's British circus. I begin by discussing Carmeli's analysis of how the act functions socially and semiotically. According to him...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (3): 395–426.
Published: 01 September 2002
...-bound character of catharsis in discussing pity and fear within the framework of Aristotle's theory of the passions. Since the understanding of the meaning and the function of the plot necessitates a comprehension of the necessary, the probable, and the contingent, I then analyze these logical...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 273–293.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Naomi Rokotnitz This article contributes to studies of the heuristic, metacognitive, and social values of literary works by interrogating ways literary description can induce experiential involvement in the reading process through mobilizing what the neuropsychologists Maria Vandekerckhove and Jaak...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 377–394.
Published: 01 September 2019
... the ethical and pedagogical functions of literature. Broadly contextualizing the issue’s contributions within literary and cognitive theory, the essay describes their various explorations of reader processing and ethical involvement, including personal, social, and environmental improvement. References...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (2): 281–299.
Published: 01 June 2020
... behavior in a manner beneficial to themselves, then they are functioning exactly as emotions usually function. Though knowledge of a culture s socially constructed vocabulary of emotional signals may allow one to falsify an emotional experience by imitating its stereotyped manifes- tations, the fact...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (4): 751–781.
Published: 01 December 2000
... disorientation caused by manneristic devices, but rather in the reassertion that their adaptive devices, when disrupted, function properly. This is one reason manneristic styles recur in cultural and social periods in which more than one scale of values prevails. © 2000 by the Porter Institute for Poetics...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 475–498.
Published: 01 September 2019
... James J. . 2015 . “ Emotion Regulation Flexibility .” Cognitive Therapy and Research 39 : 263 – 78 . Alea Nicole Bluck Susan 2003 . “ Why Are You Telling Me That? A Conceptual Model of the Social Function of Autobiography Memory .” Memory 11 , no. 2 : 165 – 78...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 161–169.
Published: 01 June 2004
... to recent equivalents, situat- ing the clubs in their respective sociocultural and economical contexts. Although she points out some similarities, she also finds some salient dif- ferences that relate, in her view, to the changing contexts women live in. The early book clubs had a serious social function...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (1): 127–130.
Published: 01 March 2012
... quality, which plays a major part in the book’s argument. Jusdanis shows how parabasis serves cognitive and social functions by foregrounding the New Books at a Glance 131 borders between the real and the imaginary. This allows us to imagine...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (1): 130–131.
Published: 01 March 2012
... in the book’s argument. Jusdanis shows how parabasis serves cognitive and social functions by foregrounding the New Books at a Glance 131 borders between the real and the imaginary. This allows us to imagine alternate possibilities of human...