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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (2): 205–222.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Haiyan Lee This article seeks to historicize the affinity between narrative fiction and the cognitive function known as theory of mind. The author believes this affinity holds true mostly in modern commercial societies structured by stranger sociality, cosmopolitanism, and social mobility...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (3): 373–422.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Mark J. Bruhn This essay reconstructs Percy Shelley's theory of mind from his letters and many unfinished essays as well as his Defence of Poetry (1821), emphasizing his radical insistence on the formal and teleological roles of analogy in human cognition, communication, and culture. Adopting...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (1): 169–171.
Published: 01 March 2019
.../AClashBetweenGameAndNarrative.pdf . Copyright © 2019 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2019 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. ...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (2): 223–241.
Published: 01 June 2020
... is to begin to articulate opportunities and challenges of using research in theory of mind for the comparative study of literature. Copyright © 2020 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2020 opacity doctrine theory of mind novel performance genres comparative literature Works Cited...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (1): 141–160.
Published: 01 March 2002
... lead to a fundamentally new reading of Jane Austen's last novel, Persuasion (1818). Austen's was a period when a dominant constructionist psychology—associationism—vied with emergent brain-based,organicist, and nativist theories of mind. Austen pointedly contrasts a heroine seemingly formed...
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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 (2011) 32 (3): 489–520.
Published: 01 September 2011
... projects, using older and newer theories of mind to advantage. Although a full-scale comparison of all the work in the separate and combined fields cannot be attempted here, I would like to make some preliminary comments about the relationship among philosophical and cognitive theories of understanding...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (4): 651–678.
Published: 01 December 2018
... of her novelistic style in the mental habits and shortcomings of her characters’ very human natures. Copyright © 2018 Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2018 free indirect discourse narrative closure cognitive science theory of mind riddles I would like to thank Emily...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (4): 695–715.
Published: 01 December 2017
.... This confrontation will also serve as an occasion to reflect on the stakes of these two practices of narratology or narrative theory. Copyright © 2017 Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2017 fictional and factual narratives representation of consciousness fictional minds exceptionality thesis...
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Poetics Today (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 (2018) 39 (3): 495–521.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Luc Vervaeck Bart 2014 “ The Storied Lives of Non-human Narrators ,” Narrative 22 , no. 1 : 68 – 93 . Caracciolo Marco . 2013 “ Blind Reading: Toward an Enactivist Theory of the Reader’s Imagination ,” in Stories and Minds: Cognitive Approaches to Literary Narrative , edited...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (4): 619–662.
Published: 01 December 2011
...; so characterized, those deviances may in turn be systematically manipulated to test and improve blending theory’s account of what it itself describes as “the mind’s hidden complexities” (Fauconnier and Turner 2002). This essay has been much improved by the generous and exacting criticism...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (4): 717–752.
Published: 01 December 2011
..., University of Toronto Libraries , http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/poem/89.html . Langer Ellen J. 1989 Mindfulness ( Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press ). Langer Susanne K. 1953 Feeling and Form: A Theory of Art ( New York : Scribner ). 1967 Mind: An Essay on Human Feeling...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (1): 171–201.
Published: 01 March 2011
... with narrative through a focus on the neurobiology of consciousness. By casting a neurosurgeon as his protagonist, McEwan attends to what damaged brains can reveal about how story-loving human beings “mind the world. Moreover, in this essay the work of Gerald Edelman in neuroscience and Lisa Feldman Barrett...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 17–39.
Published: 01 February 2018
... for cognitive universals (see, however, Fludernik 2014). Eva von Contzen (2015) challenges the universality of Palmer’s (2010) “social mindstheory by demonstrating how collectives in medieval texts form primarily functional, not “intermental,” units and how the exemplarity of a character translates...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (2): 235–253.
Published: 01 June 2011
... of fiction—George Eliot's Middlemarch —with his arguments in mind. Eliot's novel also raises issues about the way that narrative connects with emotions, issues that, I argue, illuminate the structure of narrative itself. A Comeuppance Theory of Narrative and Emotions Blakey Vermeule Stanford...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (1): 125–235.
Published: 01 March 2006
... context. Narrative, Shklovsky's own forte, would appear the paradigm case, as the most inclusive genre and the most akin to art's and life's temporal movement. I accordingly revisit “making strange,” with its branches and afterlives, from the viewpoint of narrative theory and history—especially...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (1): 35–63.
Published: 01 March 2003
... and coincidence. In other words, the poetic consciousness becomes, to the acid mind, the only consciousness available. George Lakoff ’s essay ‘‘The Contemporary Theory of Metaphor’’ Tseng 2003.2.21 06:53 42 Poetics Today 24:1...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 245–263.
Published: 01 June 2018
... that reception theory and the phenomenology of reading and viewing must be taken into account in analyzing this new experience of a digital virtual world. The emergence of a mental image conjured up by the word/image interaction plays a role not only in our cognitive but also in our bodily experience. I propose...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 395–428.
Published: 01 September 2019
... of Nebraska Press . Herman David . 2010 . “ Narrative Theory after the Second Cognitive Revolution .” In Zunshine 2010 : 155 – 75 . Herman David . 2013 . Storytelling and the Sciences of Mind . Cambridge, MA : MIT Press . Hogan Patrick Colm . 2003 . The Mind and Its...