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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (3): 175–200.
Published: 01 September 2015
... is communicated underscores the indi- vidual process of reaching it in and even beyond the reading. Keywords novel, readerly reflection, transformative fictions, Milan Kundera [A novel] can either impress us (if, that is, it is one of the very good ones) with the sort of truths that Nietzsche, Kafka...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 361–396.
Published: 01 June 2004
... of Walter Scott's The Heart of Midlothian (1982 [1818]), I argue that literary texts play a variety of roles in the formation of cultural memory and that these roles are linked to their status as public discourse, to their fictional and poetical qualities, and to their longevity. This analysis...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (3): 471–516.
Published: 01 September 2003
...’’ and ‘‘At the Bay The interlude ‘‘Time Passes’’ transforms story into novel by relating past to future in a time-series, creating a post-impressionist ‘‘modern fiction I would like to thank Elizabeth Abel for reading and commenting on an earlier version of this essay and William Smock for using his technical...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (1): 83–100.
Published: 01 March 2020
.... At the same time, the development of analytic philosophy is also tied to a turn away from what had until that time been a natural and often mutually beneficial exchange with poetry, drama, and fiction. It is easy to assume that the turn away from literature is a necessary consequence of the turn to logic...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 17–39.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Maria Mäkelä The article challenges both cognitive-universalist and unnatural-exceptionalist approaches to fictional minds by analyzing how the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century novel merges the premodern poetics of exemplarity with emergent modern techniques of representing consciousness...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (2): 169–216.
Published: 01 June 2012
... capacities by means of their form; far from seducing with the promise of instantaneous transformation, they recognize, with Aristotle, that change is a matter of sustained and patient practice. This essay is for the most part excerpted from the introduction to my How to Do Things with Fictions (Landy...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (1): 127–147.
Published: 01 March 2022
... from environmental policy terms, this article suggests an analogy between how literary fiction functions and how human populations are described as behaving in the language of policy. Literature is adapting in formal terms to a changing climate; it is retreating from the effects of climate disruption...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 403–423.
Published: 01 June 2018
... Tartt and casting side-glances at several others, it identifies some common strategies for presenting the ekphrastic object. These novels typically present the artwork through the subjective and highly affective gaze of a fictional character; they problematize the status and role of the artist...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 161–169.
Published: 01 June 2004
.... The change Long has detected is a change in the social function of literary discourse within developing historical sociocultural settings. Ann Rigney’s reconstruction of how a real-life story is transformed into a novel by Walter Scott and how this life story in its fictionalized form, as The Heart...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (3): 463–486.
Published: 01 September 2023
... . This disproportionate emphasis on the transformative powers of imagination also puts literary fiction on the spot by demanding a culturally resonant narrative presentation of, say, ecological systems (e.g., Mertens and Craps 2018 ; Garrad 2009: 708). At the same time, mainstream analyses of how well fiction performs...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (4): 605–634.
Published: 01 December 2017
... negotiation” as the process by which “ways of organizing information — information structures — are adopted, adapted, and incorporated into the narrative of cultural imagination with a particular focus on literary fiction” (ibid.: 9). The information structures are culturally organized and transformed...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 341–362.
Published: 01 June 2017
... by the specifically literary aspects of the texts or by the mere fact of their being stories, highbrow or lowbrow, fiction or nonfiction. Moreover, is it the texts themselves or the discussions and reflections they prompt after reading that are most transformative for readers (Caracciolo and Van Duuren 2015...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (1): 107–128.
Published: 01 March 2011
... directly to fiction, namely, the desire to prove one’s innocence and non-­responsibility. Every narrative protagonist whose actions are made (culturally, logically, psychologically) excusable stands in for the reader/listener. 4. Emotion Transformation At least since Aristotle’s Poetics...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (2): 191–218.
Published: 01 June 2022
... environment for contemporary storytellers promotes the instrumentalization and commodification of stories of personal experience. Literary fiction as the primary locus for narrative experimentation finds itself conditioned and challenged by the story logic of social media, but it also possesses unique...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (3): 425–448.
Published: 01 September 2021
... by the amplifications and corrections that the theory of history and the theory of literary narrative will bring to it” (Ricoeur 1984 : 65). This first argument should be understood as follows: the temporal experience would initially be formless, and the cross-response of fiction and history would be to transform...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (2): 261–279.
Published: 01 June 2020
... by Geroulanos Stefanos Meyers Todd . New York : Fordham University Press . Caracciolo Marco . 2012 . “ Fictional Consciousnesses: A Reader’s Manual .” Style 46 , no. 1 : 42 – 65 . Caracciolo Marco . 2018 . “ Notes for an Econarrative Theory of Character .” Frontiers...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (1): 113–139.
Published: 01 March 2005
... fictional worlds in literature are likewise negotiating their own critical agency. RPGs and this particular way of understanding fictional worlds have remarkably simi- lar genealogies. Both came to prominence in the early 1970s and reached their full articulation by the end of that decade by transforming...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (2): 209–255.
Published: 01 June 2005
... of fictive testi- mony. Hence, the very notion of (un)reliability transforms in the case of fiction: from fidelity to the facts, or the ‘‘truth toward correspondence to the implied norms of the text. Here the reference point must be sought in the communicative premises and goals transmitted through...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (2): 387–414.
Published: 01 June 2022
... with others, to encounter other people as unique subjects, and to participate in constructing intersubjective narrative in-betweens that make possible new relationships and forms of solidarity. 11 Whether and how the transformative potential of metanarrative fiction is actualized, however, depends...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (1): 129–244.
Published: 01 March 2001
... to the whole insideview, from transformer to inset, from predication You knew to 43 presupposition your friend had lied about it We register the claim as a truth, the factive as a fact (here, within the fictional world). What’s more, and still less ‘‘realistic its other...