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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 February 2018
... of 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...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (4): 570–572.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Eyal Segal Stein Daniel and Thon Jan-Noël , eds., From Comic Strips to Graphic Novels: Contributions to the Theory and History of Graphic Narrative . Berlin : De Gruyter , 2013 . vi + 416 pp. © 2016 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2016 New Books at a Glance...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 113–129.
Published: 01 February 2018
...James Phelan This essay constructs a dialogue between Catherine Gallagher’s influential historical and theoretical account of the nexus among fictionality, readerly disposition, and character in the new genre of the novel and rhetorical theory’s alternative account of that nexus. In reading...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (1): 105–134.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Moshe Simon-Shoshan This article presents a new approach to understanding the discourse of the Babylonian Talmud and the ways it generates meaning. This approach is rooted in Mikhail Bakhtin’s theory of dialogism as explicated in his “Discourse in the Novel” and is based on a reevaluation...
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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 (2018) 39 (1): 159–181.
Published: 01 February 2018
... by Goldman Bryony Randall Jane , 40 – 51 ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press ). Patron Sylvie 2010 “ The Death of the Narrator and the Interpretation of the Novel: The Example of Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo ”, Journal of Literary Theory 4 , no. 2 : 253 – 72 . Phelan James...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (1): 135–158.
Published: 01 March 2019
... The Craft of Fiction . New York : Smith . Lukács Georg (1916) 1971 The Theory of the Novel: A Historic-Philosophical Essay on the Forms of Great Epic Literature , translated by Bostock Anne . Cambridge : MIT Press . McDonald Rónán 2015 “ After Suspicion: Surface, Method...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (1): 79–111.
Published: 01 March 2005
... considered low-class literature. For “good” literature, according to Relevance Theory, is characterized by a complexity and multiplicity of contextual effects produced fundamentally by way of weak implicature. Funny Fiction; or, Jokes and Their Relation to the Humorous Novel Cristina Larkin Galiñanes...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 17–39.
Published: 01 February 2018
... reactions. Von Contzen’s (ibid.: 149) juxtaposition of exemplarity with cognitivist mind attribution theories is also valuable in the context of the seven- teenth- and eighteenth-century novel: “The concept of exemplarity implies that a character who functions as a model is both very much alike...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (3): 475–497.
Published: 01 September 2007
... theory of his critical role model, J. L. Heiberg. Salient features of Heiberg’s aesthetics are discussed and their echoes in Kierkegaard’s writing illustrated. Kierkegaard is also aware that Heiberg’s schema of genres breaks down in the face of modernity and such modern art forms as the novel...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 93–111.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Simona Zetterberg Gjerlevsen Building on recent theory of fictionality as a rhetorical concept, this article examines fictionality in the history of the novel. It argues that the Danish eighteenth-century novel provides answers to the question of the origin of the novel. A smaller novel corpus than...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 107–136.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Daniel Candel Bormann The article analyzes the “fictional” worlds employed by literary historians with a tool grounded in possible worlds theory. The core of the tool's spatiotemporal framework is applied to four literary histories which cover the history of the novel from its beginnings...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (1): 167–169.
Published: 01 March 2020
...-century literature, the history and theory of the novel, and gender and sexuality studies. He is the author of Empty Houses: Theatrical Failure and the Novel (2012) and of recent or forth- coming pieces in ELH, The Cambridge Companion to Narrative Theory, and On Style in Victorian Literature. Michael...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 137–154.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of the highly dialogic Russian novels appear already at the beginning of the nineteenth century? The first problem is explained by some psychological features of readers' perceptions of dialogues. The second problem is answered by the theory of evolution. The third problem is solved by a brief analysis...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (4): 619–662.
Published: 01 December 2011
..., nobody has yet been able to explain how new experience emerges. The prob- lem is that if we try to give a causal explanation of novel experience or novel thought, these come out looking causally determined, rather than creative and imaginative. An embodied theory of meaning will suggest only...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 453–483.
Published: 01 September 2017
... . Translated by Bone Edith ( London : Hillway ). 1976 [1971] History and Class Consciousness: Studies in Marxist Dialectics . Translated by Livingstone Rodney ( Cambridge, MA : MIT Press ). 1996 [1916] Theory of the Novel: A Historico-Philosophical Essay on the Forms of Great...
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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 (2003) 24 (3): 471–516.
Published: 01 September 2003
... we have the method of experiment was the formulation of Woolf ’s father’s friend, the Victorian physicist John Tyndall The ‘‘mathematical method’’ utilized for the construction of a novel out of short stories, I will argue, is the mathematical theory of continuity. The ‘‘method of experi...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (2): 349–389.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Suzanne Keen Pursuing my earlier theory of strategic narrative empathy, this essay shows Thomas Hardy's bounded strategic empathy for his fictional creations, Wessex countrymen and women; his ambassadorial strategic empathy for animals and select members of despised outgroups; and his broadcast...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (1): 171–201.
Published: 01 March 2011
... in psychology is cited to bring together disparate fields in affirming that affective feelings convey information about the interface between self and environment. By setting the novel in a single day in London, after 9/11 and during preparations for war in Iraq, McEwan affirms a constructivist theory...