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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (2): 363–385.
Published: 01 June 2022
.... Bluets and The White Book show their authors as deeply involved in imagining alternative acts of literary representation that exceed the scripts and protocols that are usually activated and called up through the story-ing of the self. As Nelson and Kang explore the story-critical affordances...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (2): 191–218.
Published: 01 June 2022
... the instrumentalization of storytelling in social media; and the third suggests story-critical alternatives by drawing on the affordances of contemporary literary fiction. The first section, “Narrative Politics and Campaigning,” focuses on politics and campaigning in the age of the storytelling boom. Andrea Macrae...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (2): 335–362.
Published: 01 June 2022
... only. 4 We now begin to unpack this illusion for the purposes of a story-critical approach through reevaluating the key concepts of affordance and affect. Adopting a relational approach to the concept of affordance offers a useful way for narrative theorists to understand digital environments...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 205–230.
Published: 01 June 2023
... afford epistemological and moral benefits within a productivist culture of speed that stigmatizes slowness and inactivity. In order to pursue an answer to this question, the essay turns to what critics have begun to call “slow cinema” and examines two films about people suffering from senescence-related...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (2): 265–286.
Published: 01 June 2022
... to the hugely popular feature of Stories on Snapchat and Instagram (also Facebook and Weibo). This article offers a methodology for studying such designed stories, underpinned by a technographic, corpus-assisted narrative analysis that tracks media affordances, including platforms’ directives to users for how...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 63–87.
Published: 01 June 2023
... a literary text also affords is a conceptualization of excess and overuse as aesthetic practices that may open up new or additional functions of stereotypes. For example, a stereotype can fill a gap, signify a lack of meaning, and connect a chain of observations and life stories. The unoriginality...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (2): 309–334.
Published: 01 June 2022
... strategy efficiently, so I turn to social media and its affordances as a viral storytelling environment. Online social media platforms allow potentially millions of people to join in on producing, consuming, and reproducing a story (Page 2018 : 2). The digital public sphere has the capacity for quick...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (2): 287–308.
Published: 01 June 2022
... to perform the story, regardless of the story's ownership. Questions of narrative form as well as ownership and performance rights to a story are thus important in any critical investigation of the “voice” afforded to tellers in different contexts, especially when stories get told in “new” contexts...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (2): 281–300.
Published: 01 June 2021
... which the reader moves, all become part of the digital reading condition. In line with Koepnick, we study the audiobook not only as a story read aloud or as a remediation of a written text but also as a part of digital, mobile audio culture and a tertiary orality afforded by digital media (Have...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 317–339.
Published: 01 June 2017
... will be quite different. And indeed, the twentieth-century artists have created that new context. We still need mothers and lots of what they can provide, and so they remain as the organizing focus of an archetype — an affordance — when a new story and set of characters is created around her. The opening...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 235–253.
Published: 01 June 2017
... and fragmented archive from which evolutionary stories are inferred. You might then consider that analyzing the literary archive in a cognitive perspective and according to cognitive critical instruments means recovering an enormous number of insights and case histories of the kind I mentioned earlier...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (2): 387–414.
Published: 01 June 2022
... social cohesion. In this regard, Shields's novel has a story-critical dimension. Even though the text originally appeared in 1993, the way it thematizes the functioning of gossipy narratives affords critical insights relevant to the current storytelling boom, as it is precisely such easily shareable...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 15–35.
Published: 01 June 2023
... with the customary protocols of literary criticism. Indeed, most of my energy has been invested in the re-interpretation of two rarified, fairly experimental works, and in meta-critical reflection on the affordances of form (a process in which I have admittedly bracketed historical contextualization that situates...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (4): 517–538.
Published: 01 December 2016
... that are obscured by classical semiotics. Joint attention offers affordances for quasirecursive recontextualization, since the object of joint attention may consist of another act of joint attention: literary narrative can create complex joint attentional structures by which the story is “seen” through nested...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (4): 675–685.
Published: 01 December 2016
... our many diverse, com- plex, and interconnecting social affairs. As with affordances at every other level of homeostatic maintenance, the inherent fuzziness of these contracts is critical. Without their flexible enmeshment in the hard work of negotiating social change, society would lose its...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (1-2): 203–206.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Eyal Segal Patea Viorica , ed., Short Story Theories: A Twenty-First Century Perspective . Amsterdam : Rodopi , 2012 . vii + 346 pp. © 2014 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2014 New Books at a Glance 203 “Affordances of Form...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (1-2): 200–203.
Published: 01 June 2014
... Perspective. Amster- dam: Rodopi, 2012. vii 1 346 pp. This collection, comprising sixteen essays, is devoted to theoretical issues raised by the short story as a genre and offers critical perspectives on the genre’s history and on the poetics of particular authors. The volume is divided into four...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (2): 131–147.
Published: 01 June 2021
... the multimodal affordances of digital media to activate a number of senses. One of these works, The Cartographer's Dream , takes the form of an audio walk through London. To progress through the story and release the next chapter, readers have to walk to certain geotagged locations, and the reading of this work...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (4): 773–776.
Published: 01 December 2022
... 2022 This book analyzes and theorizes unnatural (that is, antimimetic) narratives in digital media; in doing so it promises to greatly extend the range of unnatural studies, revise and add to narrative theory, intervene in the theory and analysis of digital narratives, and critically deploy...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (3): 429–454.
Published: 01 September 2022
... anticlimactically little of its time. Moreover, for reasons that may be idiosyncratic, the novels we've discussed here do not represent the private chamber as the kind of transformative personal space that “The Story of an Hour” provides for Louisa Mallard. Although the chamber affords momentary sanctuary...