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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 March 2010
... than viewing the constraint as a literary technique, the authors argue that it is also relevant to other, nonliterary phenomena, for example, to the theater. There the idea of constraint can be put to use as a tool for theoretical reflection on and critical or historical analysis of performance...
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Poetics Today (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...
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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 (2002) 23 (3): 443–464.
Published: 01 September 2002
... ideological maxim. It proceeds to emphasize the connection of doxa to the question of stereotype and its crucial role in the process of reading. Doxa can be assimilated to ideological stereotypes and, as such, does not reduce to content inscribed in the text; it also functions as a tool in meaning...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (4): 579–603.
Published: 01 December 2016
... framework for describing narrative temporality and subjectivity that excludes the specificity of human experience, including questions of meaning and interpretation, can be an appropriate and fruitful tool in the study of literature in all its great historical and cultural variety. References...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 183–199.
Published: 01 February 2018
... analytic tool, we need to consider digital epitexts among the resources at an author’s disposal to generate certain responses in readers. The article concludes with some considerations on the synergetic use of textual and digital resources to show how the rhetorical choice not to use a certain resource...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (3): 465–487.
Published: 01 September 2002
... to be reconstructed as such or an aggregate of elements participating in a loose intertext? Is it the expression of a universal common sense or the mark of a given sociohistorical worldview? There follows an attempt at a taxonomy to provide some tools for text analysis. Rhetorical topoi as empty structures...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (2): 137–168.
Published: 01 June 2012
..., novelizations are works of literature that can be enjoyed without knowledge of the film they are based on; on the other, they can be (and often are) seen as mere tools of film advertising. This latter aspect becomes particularly evident when looking at the cover design of a novelization. It invariably features...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (4): 705–729.
Published: 01 December 2020
.... In addition, reading 300 for its covert progression also contributes to reassessing a work surrounded by controversies over its quality and ideological bias. The article first discusses the critical background of 300 , assesses style—a basic element of covert progression—in comics, and introduces a tool...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (1): 67–83.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Samir Haddad This article examines Derrida’s use of untranslatables as a tool for teaching in his seminars. Focusing specifically on two related clusters of terms that appear in the seminar sessions published in Of Hospitality—xenos/étranger /foreigner and hostis/hôte /host/guest—the author shows...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (2): 191–218.
Published: 01 June 2022
... understanding and popular story formulas; this article thus identifies the dissemination of tools for a critical narrative analysis among various audiences as an important task for narrative scholars. We propose that one solution to the need for narrative scholarship that critically engages with the current...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (2): 335–362.
Published: 01 June 2022
... in current analyses of the digital as a context for narrative. The aim is to construct tools for a semiotics of the imperceptible, an approach to analyze the ways in which the digital shapes human agency in dimensions the users cannot directly perceive but which nevertheless affect users’ sense of what...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (4): 611–637.
Published: 01 December 2022
... twelve years is bringing the field into view as a global, transhistorical, and anti-disciplinary practice, spanning many centuries and continents, and encompassing a wealth of methodological tools and approaches. These new developments promise to revitalize a field that currently finds itself...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 479–502.
Published: 01 September 2000
..., the equation between speech acts and acts of looking is underlined. Attending to the subtleties of Proust's text helps understand what a visual act can be instead. The example allows us to speculate that, among the many advantages the work around the notion of poetics has offered as a tool toward a more...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 515–548.
Published: 01 June 2001
... magazines function seminally as “cultural tools” through which specifically urban,middle-class repertoires are confirmed, codified, disseminated, and transformed for and by black South Africans living in urban(izing)environments, the essay singles out their evocative power, that is, the way consumer...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (2): 247–281.
Published: 01 June 2007
..., springboards for syncretistic clarification, elaboration, and creative interpretation. Two case studies (Galen 129-219 CE, Simplicius ca. 530 CE) will illustrate the range of exegetical tools available at the end of a long tradition in medical science and in reading Aristotle through Neoplatonic eyes...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (4): 679–720.
Published: 01 December 2010
...—the information explicitly conveyed by a representation. As an effect of processing meaning, diegesis is, then, not a narratological tool but an epistemic phenomenon that requires further examination. © 2011 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2011 References Anz Thomas 2007...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (1): 33–57.
Published: 01 March 2019
... artifacts yet do not perform in the cultural matrix as such actually prove that literary materials and tools are “leaking” through the permeable cultural borders of the literary field to other cultural and social fields, serving various purposes and objectives. Exploring two examples – a fiction describing...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (4): 619–640.
Published: 01 December 2020
... 1996). Within the context of the initial critical responses to McDonagh s first dramatic work, the review by Fintan O Toole (1996) at the end of the first week of the play s production in Galway is of special significance here. O Toole s review was not restricted merely to a description and initial...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (4): 653–668.
Published: 01 December 2009
... tool that enables a conflict necessary for the renewal of poetic form. “Without conflict, form exhausts itself,” insists Jouet (2001: 15). An emphasis on conflict as a means of cre- ating continuity and advancing thought about the possibilities of form indicates that a fundamental...