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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (1): 125–235.
Published: 01 March 2006
... in relation to my account of narrative dynamics, in this “Telling in Time” series and elsewhere. Above all, given Shklovsky's perceptual emphasis, does his master effect constitute the genre's universal, overlapping and/or rivaling the dynamics of prospection (“suspense”), retrospection (“curiosity...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 591–618.
Published: 01 September 2000
... Flugzeug über dem Haus” in Das Suhrkamp Taschenbuch , 448 -52(Frankfurt: Suhrkamp). Wittig, Monique 1969 Les guerilleres (Paris: Minuit). Telling in the Plural: From Grammar to Ideology Uri Margolin Comparative Literature, Alberta Abstract This article aims to provide a definition...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 293–318.
Published: 01 June 2000
...? Why have we decided to trust the tale? This essay develops some of the questions that my earlier work left open; more specifically, it deals with the inherent “bivalency” of narrative—its dependency on the temporalities both of the telling and of the told—and charts the history of the recent...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (4): 669–704.
Published: 01 December 2020
... une histoire en une image .” PhD diss., Université Paris Sorbonne . Speidel Klaus . 2017a . “ How Single Pictures Tell Stories: A Critical Introduction to Narrative Pictures and the Problem of Iconic Narrative in Narratology ” ( in Polish ).” In Narratologia transmedialna: Wyzwania, teorie...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (1): 151–159.
Published: 01 March 2005
...: A Chronological Check-List of Prose Fiction Printed in Britain and Ireland (Newark: University of Delaware Press). Who Knew? What Anonymity Tells Us Robert Folkenflik English, UC Irvine Robert J. Griffin, ed., The Faces of Anonymity: Anonymous and Pseudonymous Pub- lication from the Sixteenth...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (3): 486–489.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Eyal Segal Zunshine Lisa , Getting inside Your Head: What Cognitive Science Can Tell Us about Popular Culture . Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press , 2012 . xiii + 217 pp . © 2015 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2015 New Books at a Glance Deborah...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (3): 403–423.
Published: 01 September 2021
... to as narrative journalism, that is, journalism that uses the writing techniques of fiction to tell news stories. This article further examines the dialectic between immersion and information in narrative journalism by exploring both journalists’ goals when writing their texts and receivers’ experiences when...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (2): 237–255.
Published: 01 June 2009
...H. M. Daleski The point of departure for the article is Gérard Genette's distinction between “the world in which one tells” and “the world of which one tells,” the division between the worlds being referred to as a “boundary” and a “frontier.” I propose to discuss the crossing of four kinds...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (3): 175–200.
Published: 01 September 2015
... statements and propositions. The fact that narrative operation often implies a poetics of truth telling makes literary narratives—and complex novels, above all—a privileged genre for conveying insights about life and the world, especially at a time when we no longer believe in one absolute truth universally...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (3): 381–402.
Published: 01 September 2021
.... The histories of World War II discussed here, for example, do not all tell a story; several of them take the form of synchronic analyses bearing on some aspects of the conflict. Furthermore, those histories of the war that tell a story follow different models and have widely divergent degrees of narrativity...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (4): 695–727.
Published: 01 December 2003
... of things with the stories we tell about them. I conclude that as cultural history moves into its next phase—beyond the return to the archive—it must respond to the phenomenological challenge and avoid the temptation to stop with either thing or theory, always working to occupy the space between. © 2003...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (4): 627–651.
Published: 01 December 2004
... the ethical dimensions of the telling and those of the told as well as to the ethical positions the author invites the audience to adopt and those the audience brings with them. Demonstrating the usefulness of this approach to Robert Frost's wrenching lyric narrative “Home Burial” provides a response...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (4): 719–751.
Published: 01 December 2005
... autobiography of the Dostoevskian narrator familiar to readers of thegreat novels, a narrator who dismantles the very structure of knowing and telling, a would-be guide to the text's action who becomes mired in a confession of what he does not understand. © 2005 by the Porter Institute for Poetics...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (4): 683–794.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Meir Sternberg Since modernism, narrative omniscience has been much attacked, yet little studied and understood. This in inverse ratio to the central role it actually plays in narrative discourse and metadiscourse alike: the telling, reading, grouping, evolving, conceptualizing of stories, invented...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (1): 141–161.
Published: 01 February 2017
... they tell us something about our cognitive mechanisms? The present paper reviews research on directionality in synesthesia and metaphors and attempts to propose some future research directions in order to answer this question. © 2017 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2017 synesthesia...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 569–587.
Published: 01 September 2017
... history. This essay argues that these claims are most visible in “reflexive double narratives,” books that tell two versions of their stories and explain why they have done so. This essay relies on Brian Richardson's term “denarration” from Unnatural Voices and David Herman's conception of “qualia” from...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (2): 235–253.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Blakey Vermeule In an important book of evolutionary literary theory, William Flesch argues that we tell stories to exercise our sense of moral outrage. In this essay I try to spell out some of the consequences of his view. First I give an overview of his argument. Then I revisit a major work...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (3): 465–505.
Published: 01 September 2010
... approaches to categorization via prototype, exemplar, and knowledge theories. Against this background, I review the many genres that have been attributed to Gravity's Rainbow , then examine three influential generic framings of this text and what the text can tell us about the nature of categories and how...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (1): 25–39.
Published: 01 March 2001
.... Often the most telling clue in a parody is the imitation of subject matter, but subject matter so handled as to point to the preoccupations of the author of the original. © 2001 by the Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2001 Beardsley, Monroe 1958 Aesthetics: Problems...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (2): 245–275.
Published: 01 June 2008
... masters of older methodologies, here represented by John Freccero and Helen Vendler, may have more to tell us than any methodological innovation as such could hope to convey. © 2008 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2008 Bloom, Harold 1973 The Anxiety of Influence (New York...