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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 265–281.
Published: 01 June 2004
... broad areas. First, it supports a position called the willing construction of disbelief and relates that to readers' feelings of having been transported to narrative worlds. The data suggest that readers must expend strategic effort to reject the information they acquire from literary narratives. Second...
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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 (2017) 38 (2): 317–339.
Published: 01 June 2017
..., a productive grotesque, is an archetype. However, with the support of some recent hypotheses in evolutionary anthropology and biology, the article refurbishes the term archetype for reuse, recognizing that it signals a painful cognitive failure. The cognitive perspective allows us to understand how our brains...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (1): 81–106.
Published: 01 March 2011
... orientations are Security, Engagement, and Imagination. One or more can become a dispositional orientation and each can be situationally primed. Cultures encourage one or another ethic through their support systems and common discourse. Mature moral behavior in most traditions involves self-actualization...
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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 (1): 29–66.
Published: 01 March 2004
...Jeffrey Pence Cinema's power to represent animate life, and produce a profound impression of reality, warrants and supports its other fascinating capacity, namely, to fabricate frank yet appealing illusions. In certain instances, audiences may respond to the fantastic creations as if to a new...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (3): 433–458.
Published: 01 September 2005
... the metaphor comprehension process to provide the full import of metaphorical meaning. Four major metaphor processing theories, which enjoy the most support from psychological studies, are discussed: conceptual structure, salience imbalance, class inclusion, and structure mapping. Given the comprehension...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 323–364.
Published: 01 June 2001
...; and fourth, the mutually supporting roles of journalism, travel, and performance in rehearsing a national act of identity formation. The Cape-to-Cairo idea coincides with the historical moment of the forging of union. It also coincides with a period of transition in Western culture from the late Victorian...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (1): 43–62.
Published: 01 March 2002
... cognitive science is that the meanings of texts are indeed unstable and dependent upon contingent contexts. While theories of neuronal activity can be understood as analogous to the critique of representation, the cognitive evolutionary argument supports Stanley Cavell's counterproposal, that is, that while...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (1): 35–66.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Cristina Vatulescu Critics have frequently accused Russian Formalism of supporting an apolitical separation of art from life. As a central Formalist term, estrangement (ostranenie) often bore the brunt of this accusation. Taking issue with this critique, this essay focuses on the entangled...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (1): 175–195.
Published: 01 March 2008
... narratives influence the relationship between word and image and the fictiveness of photographs within novels. Unlike earlier writers, who used photographs for illustration of place, postmodern novelists frequently use photographs as documentation, both in support of and in opposition to the written...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (3): 423–470.
Published: 01 September 2009
... the two images within each metaphor. The structural correspondence and the mediating visual template allow readers to mentally shift back and forth between the two images, yet readers cannot fuse the two terms through visual imagery. Research supports these claims: reader reports have demonstrated...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (3): 461–487.
Published: 01 September 2011
...H. Porter Abbott From a cognitivist perspective, I defend the utility of the implied author for the interpretation of fictional texts that support more than one intentional reading. David Herman (2008) provides a foil in his opposition to the implied author as object-like source and his promotion...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (2): 261–279.
Published: 01 June 2020
... detachment from patients to delude themselves that they will not sicken and die. David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest and the Wittgensteinian and enactive/embodied cognitive and phenomenological concepts that support his work offer models for clinicians committed to authentic care of patients. Copyright ©...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (4): 513–543.
Published: 01 December 2023
... images of hybrid entities formed from these word pairs. The resulting corpus of 356 hybrids was found to provide strong empirical support for the above three principles. In doing so, it showed how human creativity is not unbound, but rather subject to substantive cognitive constraints, constituting our...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (1): 123–140.
Published: 01 February 2017
... metaphor, conceptual metaphor, grammatical asym- metry, language This research was supported by the Israel Science Foundation administered by the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, no. 1196/12, for Yeshayahu Shen. Poetics Today 38:1 ( February 2017) DOI 10.1215/03335372-3716252 q 2017...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 443–447.
Published: 01 June 2000
... © by the Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics. Tseng 2000.5.22 09:29 444 Poetics Today 21:2 construction of ‘Romantic’ ’’ The remainder of the book is devoted to supporting this claim...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (2): 361–362.
Published: 01 June 2002
... is right in claim- ing that the theme of poststructuralist ‘‘influence’’ on the development of computer-supported hypertext is exhausted by now and that it is time to think of a new theoretical language, one that will provide the appropriate description and explanation for this Brave New World called...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (2): 360–361.
Published: 01 June 2002
... theory/theoretician here] is clearly really a prediction/description of [fill in your favorite digital medium here Aarseth is right in claim- ing that the theme of poststructuralist ‘‘influence’’ on the development of computer-supported hypertext is exhausted by now and that it is time to think...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (4): 655–658.
Published: 01 December 2021
... that reflects the principle of relative stress. The Indo-Iranian tradition is the subject of two articles. Following on from earlier work on Rgvedic poetics, Dieter Gunkel and Kevin M. Ryan support their theory with both valid arguments and new phonological data, to produce evidence that the distich/couplet...