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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (4): 689–730.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Monika Fludernik Taking its inspiration from cognitive narratology and particularly the work of Alan Palmer on the Victorian novel, this essay examines to what extent collective minds can be traced in early modern narratives. One of the typical sites of intermental thought is the representation...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (1-2): 117–171.
Published: 01 June 2014
... on the differences between realist and modernist forms of thought representation and uses quantitative techniques to determine whether, and to what extent, there was linguistic and stylistic innovation in how the French novel represented thought before and during the “inward turn” of the 1910s and 1920s. By tracing...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (3): 327–346.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Matthew Wickman Postsecular thought and criticism involves heightened attention to religious feeling as well as to religious practices. Such feeling, often described as spirituality, enjoys broad cultural currency, though it is far less frequently an object of scholarly attention in the humanities...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (4): 673–688.
Published: 01 December 2004
... (Ithaca, NY:Cornell University Press). Jay, Martin 1993 Downcast Eyes: The Denigration of Vision in Modern French Thought (Berkeley:University of California Press). Mulvey, Laura 1989 [1975] “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema,” in Visual and Other Pleasures , 14 -26 (Bloomington: Indiana...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (4): 651–678.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Jeanne M. Britton Characters in Jane Austen’s Emma (1816) frequently, eagerly, and usually mistakenly impute thoughts to others. This essay explores cognitive science’s claims about thought-attribution—people guessing other people’s thoughts—in order to reinvigorate long-standing formal concerns...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (4): 595–610.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Spencer Lee-Lenfield Abstract Reexamining Flaubert's use of simile in Madame Bovary yields fresh insights into old, deep questions in the study of realism: depiction of thought, free indirect speech, the relationship between representation and reality. Barthes thought the content of a simile...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 363–391.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Michael Sinding This article draws together overlapping cognitive analyses of political thought, emotion, and language and shows how they can be supplemented with literary analyses of genre to illuminate the workings of the French Revolution debate of 1790s Britain. It focuses on enriching George...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (4): 471–499.
Published: 01 December 2021
... on older categories supplied by psychoanalysis). On one hand, Foucault reminds us of all the “warped and twisted forms of reflection” that arise from anthropological thought, with its assumptions regarding the “unthought” and the hidden structures of sense and perception. This same Foucault, on the other...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (1): 59–79.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of cognitive capitalism, the increasing casualization of intellectual labor creates the conditions for unstructured, unrestrained, and deterritorialized flows of thought that escape the constraints placed on those in the institution. By harnessing literature’s subversive potential, literary studies can use...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (2): 327–351.
Published: 01 June 2016
... that the future of speculative materialism, both in the sense of the future such a theory imagines and in that of the future of the theory itself as a politically viable materialism, must engage with the heritage of Bloch's thought. Beyond the Turn: Ernst Bloch and the Future of Speculative Materialism Cat...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 17–39.
Published: 01 February 2018
.... The theoretical framework draws from Monika Fludernik’s (1993) pioneering cognitive-narratological theory of schematic speech and thought representation, suggesting that this linguistic theory should be modified to encompass a pertinent theme in the Western novelistic tradition. Exceptionality or Exemplarity...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (3-4): 301–328.
Published: 01 December 2012
... to Fredric Jameson’s recent attempt to reconnect dialectical thought with the rise and fall of various strands of twentieth-century theory (structuralism and deconstruction chief among them). Jameson’s revisionism is then extended to a consideration of a personalized, “dialogic” dialectic in the work...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 267–292.
Published: 01 June 2000
...), national thought, as one of the most pervasive and enduring cultural ideologies, should be critically and systematically studied in its literary manifestation. In order to propose an agenda for such a study, I survey the existing constructivist and structuralist literary practice, drawing two general...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (4): 563–603.
Published: 01 December 2013
... as meaningfully different from and superior to poetry. Yet he is unable to give coherence to the central idea of the Good (versus the Beautiful) in Platonic thought, which he agrees with other commentators is decisive for Plato’s attempt to differentiate philosophical inquiry from poetic creation. So readers...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (3): 413–421.
Published: 01 September 2003
... that Darby's thoughts on Wayne C. Booth's concept of the “implied author” are based on the mixing of two definitions of this concept that are in fact mutually exclusive. © 2003 by the Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2003 Bal, Mieke 1990 “The Point of Narratology,” Poetics Today 11...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (4): 759–780.
Published: 01 December 2003
... and Benjamin. To consider the materiality of the book we need in place an architext of the use of the terms matter and materiality in theoretical thought. These terms are central but elusive, even when they are consciously thematized, as they are, for example, in the work of Judith Butler. This elusiveness...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (3): 351–386.
Published: 01 September 2005
... elements that led him ultimately to a distinctively literary historical mode of thought. Drawing on the resources of opinion, anecdote, and secret history, he articulates possibilities for historicist inquiry that continue to stand as powerful alternatives to the romantic ideology. © 2005 by the Porter...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (3): 429–454.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Susan S. Lanser; Shlomith Rimmon-Kenan Abstract As a thought experiment, this article conjoins the approaches of two theorists with very different worldviews, Mikhail Bakhtin and Gérard Genette, in the hope of generating a model for a “postclassical chronotope” within the framework of a situated...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (4): 633–652.
Published: 01 December 2000
... period were introduced in the structuralist thought of the Prague school. Abrams, M. H. 1977 “The Deconstructive Angel,” Critical Inquiry 3 : 425 -38. Allport, Gordon W. 1937 Personality: A Psychological Interpretation (New York: Holt). 1946 “Personalistic Psychology as Science...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (1): 143–164.
Published: 01 March 2007
... to a movement of thought that unfolds in excess of received hermeneutic paradigms. Aristotle 1961 Poetics , translated by S. H. Butcher (New York: Hill and Wang). Attridge, Derek 1988 “Unpacking the Portmanteau, or Who's Afraid of Finnegans Wake?” in On Puns , edited by Jonathan Culler, 140 -55...