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Poetics Today (1 June 2013) 34 (1-2): 177–231.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Daniel Candel Bormann This article presents a tool of literary analysis developed by the author as an alternative to existing possible world theories (PWT). The aim is to create links between the latter’s neutral, descriptive accuracy and more value-laden approaches with an eye to both research and...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2012) 33 (3-4): 490–495.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Eyal Segal Carroll Joseph , Reading Human Nature: Literary Darwinism in Theory and Practice . New York : State University of New York Press , 2011 . xvi + 352 pp. © 2013 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2013 New Books at a Glance Marina Grishakova and Marie...
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Poetics Today (1 September 2017) 38 (3): 519–548.
Published: 01 September 2017
... dialectology, associationist psychology, and avant-garde ideology. This is in contrast to claims that Russian formalism was from the start inspired by Saussurean structuralism. Separating the foundations of modern literary theory from a structuralist paradigm allows us to disassociate the formalists' original...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2017) 38 (4): 605–634.
Published: 01 December 2017
... habitus. The second part of the essay compares the proposed theory of narrative in culture to existing narrative theories about circulation and negotiation and to the traditional model of narrative as a form of communication, which it tries to overcome. Finally, the essay offers a detailed analysis of The...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2017) 38 (4): 769–771.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Stephen Halliwell Zoran Gabriel , Bodies of Speech: Text and Textuality in Aristotle . Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars , 2014 . xv + 256 pp. Copyright © 2017 Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2017 An Aristotelian Theory of Communication Stephen...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2017) 38 (4): 781–783.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Robert T. Tally, Jr. Ryan Marie-Laure Foote Kenneth Azaryahu Maoz , Narrating Space/Spatializing Narrative: Where Narrative Theory and Geography Meet . Columbus : Ohio State University Press , 2016 . viii + 312 pp. Copyright © 2017 Porter Institute for Poetics and...
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Poetics Today (1 February 2018) 39 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 February 2018
... methodological exchange. It sketches out the interrelated disciplinary histories of the fields of narrative theory and novel studies and anatomizes the theoretical ground they share in determining their objects of study before identifying four topics of convergence: fictionality, surface reading and...
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Poetics Today (1 February 2018) 39 (1): 183–199.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Virginia Pignagnoli As we enter a new literary period succeeding postmodernism, the models and methods of our theories are called into question vis-à-vis their ability to effectively frame the formal features describing contemporary literary narratives. The article surveys current discussions of...
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Poetics Today (1 September 2018) 39 (3): 429–445.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Jan Alber; Marco Caracciolo; Stefan Iversen; Karin Kukkonen; Henrik Skov Nielsen This special issue presents a “crossover” between two strands of contemporary narrative theory: a second-generation cognitive approach that foregrounds the linkage of stories, mind, and the human body; and an unnatural...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2019) 40 (1): 169–171.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Thomas Scholz Hatavara Mari Hyvärinen Matti Mäkelä Maria Mäyrä Frans , eds. Narrative Theory, Literature, and New Media: Narrative Minds and Virtual Worlds . New York : Routledge , 2016 . xii + 314 pp. Copyright © 2019 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2010) 31 (2): 353–358.
Published: 01 June 2010
...David Gorman Richard Walsh, The Rhetoric of Fictionality: Narrative Theory and the Idea of Fiction , Ohio State University Press, 2007. x + 194 pp. Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2010 Reconsidering Narrative Theory Rhetorically David Gorman Northern Illinois University...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2010) 31 (2): 368–370.
Published: 01 June 2010
... Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 368 Poetics Today 31:2 Action Française; thus Eliot’s theory of the “dissociation of sensibility” that took place at the time of the English civil war was indebted to Maurras’s arguments on the connection between Romanticism and the French Revo- lution. Pound...
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Poetics Today (1 June 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 of...
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Poetics Today (1 September 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 (1 December 2011) 32 (4): 619–662.
Published: 01 December 2011
... conceptual metaphor and blending theories with respect to conceptual conflict and creativity. The deficiency may be supplied by recourse to English Romantic theories of poetic imagination, which are centrally occupied with the logic of conceptual conflict and the motive for creativity. Particularly pertinent...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2013) 34 (4): 611–613.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Oleg Sobchuk Yuri Lotman’s Semiotic Theory for Beginners Oleg Sobchuk University of Tartu, Comparative Literature Aleksei Semenenko, The Texture of Culture: An Introduction to Yuri Lotman’s Semiotic Theory. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. xvi 1 177 pp. According to Aleksei Semenenko...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2012) 33 (2): 241–244.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Eyal Segal New Books at a Glance Nele Bemong, Pieter Borghart, Michel De Dobbeleer, Kristoffel Demoen, Koen De Temmerman, and Bart Keunen, eds., Bakhtin’s Theory of the Literary Chronotope: Reflections, Applications, Perspectives. Gent: Academia, 2010. v + 213 pp. This volume is...
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Poetics Today (1 September 2013) 34 (3): 401–403.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Eyal Segal Aldama Frederick ., ed., Analyzing World Fiction: New Horizons in Narrative Theory . Austin : University of Texas Press , 2011 . xiii + 311 pp. © 2013 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2013 New Books at a Glance Frederick Aldama, ed., Analyzing...
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Poetics Today (1 September 2015) 36 (3): 318–320.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Eyal Segal Meretoja Hanna , The Narrative Turn in Fiction and Theory: The Crisis and Return of Storytelling from Robbe-Grillet to Tournier . Basingstoke, UK : Palgrave Macmillan , 2014 . xviii + 282 pp. © 2016 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2016 New Books at a...
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Poetics Today (1 September 2001) 22 (3): 669–670.
Published: 01 September 2001
... 1999 “The Use and Abuse of Speech-Act Theory in Criticism,” Poetics Today 20 : 93 -119. Petry, Sandy 1990 Speech Acts and Literary Theory (New York: Routledge). The Use and Abuse of Speech-Act Theory in Criticism: A Corrective Note David Gorman English, Northern Illinois Since...