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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (2): 317–352.
Published: 01 June 2009
... their existences as characters in a story world, they create a pattern that Dorrit Cohn calls dissonant narration. But otherwise dissonant narrators close this distance and deviate from their pattern if they link a character trait to both their narrating- and their experiencing-self, thereby asserting...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (3): 525–564.
Published: 01 September 2008
... and clarified by reading these holographic sonnets through the application of three basic tenets: (1) the dialectic of idem -self and ipse -self, (2) temporality as a primary trait of the self, and (3) the dialectic of possession and dispossession. The implications of such a reading are wide-ranging, affecting...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (1): 129–153.
Published: 01 March 2008
.... Sebald's semiautobiographical fictions, whose German narrators are riven by their disrupted family histories, can only be partially understood through Marianne Hirsch's notion of “postmemory.” Despite common political and stylistic traits, the writings of Kluge and Sebald ultimately forge quite different...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (2): 237–295.
Published: 01 June 2003
... mistaken and,furthermore, that we won't get clear about the central issues in the debate over cognitivism in literary studies until we get clear about the problem of representation. The problem is essentially one of how to define the human in terms of its most unique trait: the capacity for symbolic...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 519–541.
Published: 01 September 2019
... blamelessness for negative life outcomes, behaviors, and character traits—as well as a key fact about themselves: that they are inherently compassionate, as manifested by their compassionate impulses and the gratification they get from helping others in need. Copyright © 2019 by Porter Institute for Poetics...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (4): 619–640.
Published: 01 December 2020
... essential factors that contribute to and affect the processes of their canonization: a convergence of the mediating agents concerning the prominent theatrical contribution of the playwright in question; and the formulation of the playwright’s critical construct (an aggregation of traits recurring...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (4): 669–704.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Klaus Speidel Temporality has long been recognized as a defining trait of narrative. This article introduces new concepts, methods, and arguments to analyze the relationships between represented and representational timelines for a transmedia narratology with a strong focus on emotions, rethinking...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (4): 705–729.
Published: 01 December 2020
... of the story by following the overt plot along the sequence curiosity ! suspense ! surprise and reinterpreting that sequence, analyzing images and combinations of images and language, with an emphasis on stylistic traits. The article closes by discussing the significance of covert progression for 300...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 265–281.
Published: 01 June 2004
... “Readers' Trait-Based Models of Characters in Narrative Comprehension,” Journal of Memory and Language 45 : 737 -50. Shoda, Yuichi 1999 “A Unified Framework for the Study of Consistency: Bridging Person x Situation Interaction and the Consistency Paradox,” European Journal of Personality 13...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (3): 501–517.
Published: 01 September 2005
...: Elles’attablait,l’enfantsursesgenouxetellesemettaitàchercher,àdétaillerlares- semblance de la petite avec eux deux. Un trait était à lui, un autre à elle. C’EST TON NEZ, C’EST MES YEUX.VOIS-TU,VOILÀ TES MAINS C’ESTTOUTTOI. (Goncourt, Germinie Lacerteux) [Shesatdownatthetable...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (4): 795–805.
Published: 01 December 2007
... capacities, traits, atti- tudes, beliefs, values, and other properties that play an active role in the construction of the particular text” (45; italics in text). In emphasizing the real, if com- plex, continuity between flesh-and-blood author and the author’s implied ‘self ’, Phelan purports to move...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (2): 291–326.
Published: 01 June 2002
... discourse is the externalization of moral or intellectual traits in public theatrical performance. When a character, such as Thersites, acts out another person’s distinctive traits, those that seem to lie behind his or her claims to moral or intellectual...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (2): 185–190.
Published: 01 June 2003
... contributions by an anatomical or behavioral trait (say, by wisdom teeth or by the propensity to enjoy fictional narratives) to the fitness of the individuals possessing it today. Obviously enough, if a particular trait no longer contributes...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (2): 241–244.
Published: 01 June 2012
... in some human domain (e.g., beauty, cour- age, cunning, or leadership); (2) there is a significant tension between some of the protagonist’s traits (e.g., he is extremely strong but has a weak point; she is attractive but dangerous); and (3) the protagonist’s actions are asso- ciated with some...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (2): 244–247.
Published: 01 June 2012
... are related to the nature of the character of the protagonist and the kind of interest it arouses: (1) the protagonist represents an apex in some human domain (e.g., beauty, cour- age, cunning, or leadership); (2) there is a significant tension between some of the protagonist’s traits (e.g., he...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (2): 247–249.
Published: 01 June 2012
... are related to the nature of the character of the protagonist and the kind of interest it arouses: (1) the protagonist represents an apex in some human domain (e.g., beauty, cour- age, cunning, or leadership); (2) there is a significant tension between some of the protagonist’s traits (e.g., he...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (3): 465–505.
Published: 01 September 2010
... “the limitless field of general textuality” with textual categories, he defines the latter as follows: The trait common to these classes of classes [i.e., types, genres modes, forms, etc.] is precisely the identifiable recurrence of a common trait by which one rec- ognizes, or should recognize...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (2): 285–311.
Published: 01 June 2010
... race, forming a stark contrast to that son’s treat- ment of his fellow blacks (see the detailed discussion below). The light-skinned (“yellow”) mulatto nurse of Désirée’s son also dis- criminates against colored people. After discovering the African traits of Désirée’s son and mistakenly...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (1): 79–101.
Published: 01 March 2008
... artwork, his essay on photography complicates this historical narrative, associating aura with early por- trait photography but also with its successor, the commercial studio portrait. The childhood photograph of Franz Kafka, whose melancholy air serves Benjamin as an example of a paradoxical, post...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (1): 141–160.
Published: 01 March 2002
... that certain pat- terns of neurophysiological organization associated with specific tempera- ments or character traits can be passed down within families like a snub nose or a predisposition to hemophilia. Physiological psychology and a re- newed interest in the hereditary transmission of character traits...