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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (3): 607–650.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Ruth HaCohen Sympathy , in the sense of the ability to suffer with or for the other, entered English usage toward the end of the sixteenth century. This marks an important moment in Western culture, the birth of a new artistic sensibility nourished by the Aristotelian notion of poetic compassion...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (2): 289–321.
Published: 01 June 2011
... metaphorical relation between the two dominant conceptions of affect in theory: the development of systems of transport that seemed to threaten the autonomy of persons and feelings by putting into circulation feelings and persons from abroad; and the emergence of philosophical ideas about sympathy (Adam Smith...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (3): 561–607.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Howard Sklar This essay examines some of the ways that narratives produce sympathy in readers. First, I compare several models that have been proposed to explain how fictional texts structure readers' emotional responses. In this connection, I highlight some of the ways that narratological analyses...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (2): 349–389.
Published: 01 June 2011
... of Romanticism, to the projection of feeling onto inanimate objects theorized by late-nineteenth-century German aesthetics as Einfühlung . Hardy's diction and notes show his knowledge of the related concepts, sympathy and altruism. At the time, sympathy (feeling for someone) was differentiated from empathy...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (1): 79–111.
Published: 01 March 2005
... to the establishment of a climate of normative sympathy between teller and receiver. Humorous novels, far longer and more complex than jokes, largely base the process of incongruity-resolution on an interplay of, on the one hand, text-internal coherence established by the persistent use of strong implicature...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (3): 351–386.
Published: 01 September 2005
...” that was fostered by the need to adjust loyalist sympathies to fit his own peripheral status. Committed both professionally and temperamentally to a pluralist understanding of history writing, D'Israeli integrated into his work from the 1790s through to the 1840s biographical, political, social, and psychological...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (2): 255–288.
Published: 01 June 2011
... Benjamin 1981 [1845] Sybil, or The Two Nations ( Oxford : Oxford University Press ). Dyson A. E. 1970 The Inimitable Dickens: A Reading of the Novels ( New York : Macmillan ). Eisenberg Nancy 2000 `` Empathy and Sympathy ,'' in Handbook of Emotions , 2nd ed. , edited...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (3): 609.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Sklar recently completed his doctorate in the Department of English at the University of Helsinki, where he also teaches. The title of his dissertation is “The Art of Sympathy: Forms of Moral and Emotional Persuasion in Fiction.” He has contrib- uted essays on narrative sympathy to academic...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (4): 713–763.
Published: 01 December 2001
.... Perceiving such miscreations sensorily, as if in the flesh, Prometheus exclaims, ‘‘Whilst I behold such execrable shapes, / Methinks I grow like what I contemplate / And laugh and stare in loathsome sympathy’’ Beholding the low, the grotesque, the evil, Prometheus threatens to become it, to mirror...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (2): 397–401.
Published: 01 June 2003
... perspective does not necessarily influence opinions in the direction of sympathy with the person whose perspective is chosen in the narrative. Literary texts, however, can combine perspectives in such a way that it becomes very difficult...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (2): 187–204.
Published: 01 June 2020
... preferences. Haidt (2012: 38) asks, Do people feel revulsion and sympathy when they read accounts of torture, and then invent a story about universal rights to help justify their feelings? This overstates the case. Emotion systems do not simply activate on their own; they are not auton- omous. Indeed...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (3): 387–436.
Published: 01 September 2008
... in contemporary fiction. What types of terrorism appear in recent novels? What types of representation are these types of terrorism submitted to? What varieties of narrative tra- jectories and moral sympathies is terrorism recruited to serve? These ques- tions too have seldom been asked...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (4): 763–765.
Published: 01 December 2011
... 403 Burgess, Miranda On Being Moved: Sympathy, Mobility, and Narrative Form 289 Dissanayake, Ellen Prelinguistic and Preliterature Substrates of Poetic Narrative 55 Felski, Rita Suspicious Minds 215 Freeman, Margaret H. The Aesthetics of Human...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (3): 373–422.
Published: 01 September 2009
... of “Innate Passions,” “co-existent with our organization” (ibid.: 205, 328). Innate passions would provide what an earlier letter termed “instinc- tive . . . motives of action” for those social dispositions—for example, “con- geniality, sympathy, unaccountable attractions of intellect...
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Poetics Today (2024) 45 (2): 207–214.
Published: 01 June 2024
... experiences exemplifying powers of sympathy and empathy that extend beyond the specific work to the worlds represented in it or evoked by it. I wrote a book adapting Ludwig Wittgenstein's critique of his culture's emphasis on knowing because it ignored all the possible activity involved in making expressive...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 377–394.
Published: 01 September 2019
... as Perceptual Systems . Boston : Houghton Mifflin . Halpern Faye . 2018 . “ Closeness through Unreliability: Sympathy, Empathy, and Ethics in Narrative Communication .” Narrative 26 , no. 2 : 125 – 45 . Johnson Mark . 2007 . The Meaning of the Body: Aesthetics of Human Understanding...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 287–290.
Published: 01 June 2023
...” are slumbering young women who are spied upon and subsequently pursued by older men. Dawson traces Wharton's sympathy for this vulnerable position as it grows over her career, culminating in the closing scene of The Children (1928) where fifteen-year-old Judith Wheater rejects an unwanted proposal from Martin...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 559–577.
Published: 01 September 2019
... Feldman , 757 – 75 . New York : Guilford . Scarry Elaine . 2001 . Dreaming by the Book . Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press . Sklar Howard . 2013 . The Art of Sympathy in Fiction: Forms of Ethical and Emotional Persuasion . Amsterdam : John Benjamins . Smith...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (4): 773–776.
Published: 01 December 2017
... as bourgeois complacency. Those for whom art is not a dirty word have watched with sympathy and considerable appreciation as Mittell has endeavored to create a dialogue between the academic world of television (mass culture) and the academic world of cinema (style and authorship), which have had...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (3): 495–521.
Published: 01 September 2018
...: Immersion and Interactivity in Literature and Electronic Media ( Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press ). Sklar Howard . 2013 The Art of Sympathy in Fiction: Forms of Ethical and Emotional Persuasion ( Amsterdam : Benjamins ). Stewart John Gapenne Olivier Di Paolo...