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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (3): 437–472.
Published: 01 September 2008
...David Herman Description, narrative , and explanation can be viewed both as cognitive activities and as forms of communication, that is, text types embedded within sociocultural, institutional, and discipline-specific histories of practice. I relate these three text-type categories to research...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (3): 541–545.
Published: 01 September 2004
...David Herman © 2004 by the Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2004 On the Notion ‘‘Post-Deconstructive Narrative Text Type or Textual Condition? David Herman English, Ohio State Daniel Punday, Narrative after Deconstruction. Albany: State University of New York Press...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2009
... (1948–89), that is, examine it as a nonstatic, developing phenomenon, and then I will offer criteria by which to classify it. Such texts are classifiable by motivations for publishing and distributing samizdat; the originator; traditionally recognized types of printed material; date of production...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 245–263.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Liliane Louvel This article aims at offering a reassessment of ekphrasis, expanding on the definitions in work by Tamar Yacobi and James A. W. Heffernan, to name only two. It aims to distinguish between different types of ekphrasis according to the various functions it may assume: narrativizing...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (3): 691–696.
Published: 01 September 2001
...). Zach, Wolfgang 1987 “Das Stereotyp als literarische Norm. Zum dominanten Denkmodell des Klassizismus,” in Erstarrtes Denken: Studien zu Klischee, Stereotyp und Vorurteil in englischsprachiger Literatur , edited by G. Blaicher, 97 -113 (Tübingen: Narr). Types, Tropes, and the Poetics...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (1): 129–244.
Published: 01 March 2001
... as an integrative activity : out of the wide repertoire of sense-making resources available to humans, the inferrer opts for the mechanism(s) that will best integrate the given text in or with the context. Among inference types, presupposition figures here as exemplary because it is the most encoded and determinate...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (4): 721–785.
Published: 01 December 2010
...”) of narrative texts: author, narrator, reader, spectator, character. Thus to explain narrative humor is to show how narrative enables its participants (“agents”) to produce humor. I analyze some types of narrative humor: “metanarrative humor,” “comic narrative suspense,” and “comic narrative surprise.” Some...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (4): 437–518.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Inbar Shaham The structure of repetition, as Meir Sternberg (1978) defines it, consists in the repeated presentation of a fabulaic event along the text continuum. It has three types of component members: (1) forecast (e.g., command, scenario); (2) enactment (representing the forecast’s objective...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (1-2): 147–175.
Published: 01 June 2013
... it for thematic purposes. Being characteristically ironic in nature, covert progression is first distinguished from known types of irony, then from other types of covert meaning. This is followed by an analysis of the covert progression in Katherine Mansfield’s “The Fly.” The analysis shows that to miss...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (4): 635–666.
Published: 01 December 2017
.... The experience of involuntary memory, in other words, constitutes a type of anachronism: the intrusion of a past sensation within the present. Marcel Proust’s idea of anachronism should be understood in relation to the intellectual world of the turn of the twentieth century, in particular that historical science...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (3): 543–567.
Published: 01 September 2018
... of unnatural narrative (types most generally accepted as unnatural), the “event-as-system” concept is shown to be versatile in dealing with complex, problematic event types, including cases where events are posited and then negated, or proposed and then continuously revised— cases that problematize notions...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 429–451.
Published: 01 September 2019
... or geographically distant narratives “closer” to the recipient under the assumption that their impact will increase. In this article, we review experimental and other empirical evidence on narrative processing in order to unravel which types of personal relevance are more likely to be impactful than others, which...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 561–590.
Published: 01 September 2000
... and outflank the reader. The present essay undertakes to examine three types of key or nodes in “The Skaters,”demonstrating how Ashbery's text anticipates and preempts interpretative moves in each case. The types of keys to be considered are (1) descriptive(world-oriented) statements; (2) autobiographical...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 305–334.
Published: 01 June 2004
... perspectives for evaluating the reality status of media products is proposed:a pragmatic perspective concerning the product type (“fact,”“fiction,” and “hybrids”), a semantic perspective concerning product content (degrees of plausibility), and a perspective of mode referring to the (perceived) realism...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (3): 497–528.
Published: 01 September 2004
... types of discourse,narrative and exegetical, that navigate between these voices, creates a unique type of reading dynamic that I call dialogical reading. It is this dynamic that enables the midrashic text to create new meanings from old and highlights the challenge this genre presents to the theory...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (1): 59–126.
Published: 01 March 2012
... the participants (agents, intentional perspectives) of narrative texts: author, narrator, reader/spectator, character. Fourth, it analyzed some types of narrative humor, mainly “metanarrative humor,” “comic narrative suspense,” and “comic narrative surprise.” Part II surveys and compares other approaches to humor...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (1): 39–78.
Published: 01 March 2005
... a link with a character's mind, in the sense that an action reported by the narrator in the present tense may be taken to be internally focalized by the character performing the action. Expressing awareness on the character's part of the action being performed, this type of internal focalization...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (1): 79–111.
Published: 01 March 2005
... of verbal humor, such as jokes. Here I look into incongruity-resolution theories of humor and certain linguistically based accounts of joking as well as the insights provided by Sperber and Wilson's theory of relevance into the type of pragmatic processing attendant on the appreciation of humor. Jokes...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (4): 633–674.
Published: 01 December 2006
... types of story common in fantasy and science fiction: the narrative of transworld exploration, the narrative of alternate history, and the time-travel narrative. Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2006 Ǻberg, Claes 1989 “On Characterizing Possible Worlds of Physics: Discussion of J...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (1-2): 33–58.
Published: 01 June 2015
... of the different types of technology available in their respective historical periods radically affect how their plots are expressed. Letters, instant messaging, and mobile telephony are “semiotic resources” that the novelist can use to structure her plot and narrative voice. © 2015 by Porter Institute...