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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (1): 93–121.
Published: 01 February 2017
..., as well as in interaction theory. However, the asymmetry of visual metaphor, in which concepts are depicted in images, is debated in the existing literature. The authors argue that the main reason behind this is that images lack an explicit copula (“X is Y”); so it is not always clear what a visual...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (3): 565–593.
Published: 01 September 2008
.... Lesemöbel und Leseverhalten vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart (Frankfurt am Main: Museum für Kunsthandwerk). Heffernan, James 1993 Museum of Word: The Poetics of Ekphrasis from Homer to Ashbery (Chicago: University of Chicago Press). 2006 Cultivating Picturacy: Visual Art and Verbal...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (3): 423–470.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Daniel W. Gleason In this essay I investigate how image metaphors—metaphors that link one concrete object to another, such as “her spread hand was a starfish”—promote visualization in the reader. Focusing on image metaphors in Imagist poetry, I assert that the two terms (e.g., the hand...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 255–272.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Renate Brosch This article deals with the phenomenology of reading narrative fictions, in particular with the production of mental imagery in the process of reading. Because readers differ in their capacities to visualize, this article proposes a distinction between default visualization and vivid...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 273–293.
Published: 01 June 2017
... Representations for Visually Presented Actions and Linguistic Phrases Describing Actions,” Current Biology 16 , no. 18 : 1818 – 23 . Barrett Louise 2011 Beyond the Brain: How Body and Environment Shape Animal and Human Minds ( Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press ). Barsalou...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 479–502.
Published: 01 September 2000
... in theoretical debate. The debate, in this case, concerns the status of visuality in linguistic texts. This is a happy coincidence, since this is a hotly debated issue in today's humanities. After the linguistic and anthropological turns, we are now in the middle of the visual turn. In an attempt to articulate...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 287–297.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Emma Kafalenos The proliferation of (copies of) images in recent decades facilitates viewing the image to which an ekphrastic text responds. Typically, I have argued previously ( Poetics Today 33, no. 1: 27–57), whenever readers of an ekphrasis view the visual artwork to which the ekphrasis...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (3): 551–605.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Siglind Bruhn Not only poets may respond to a work of visual art with a creative act in their own medium, transposing the style and structure, the message and metaphors from the visual to the verbal. Composers, more and more frequently,are also exploring this interartistic mode of transfer...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (4): 711–749.
Published: 01 December 2000
... is a dramatic monologue in which the narrator manifests (un)reliability through verbalization of a visual artwork (through ekphrasis , in short). Here the difficulties of translating between media or art forms intersect with those of managing a quote within a quote. Semiotic and perspectival complexities...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (4): 751–781.
Published: 01 December 2000
... of the phonological signifier. It is argued, by analogy with synesthesia, that stable characteristic visual shapes obstruct smooth perceptual fusion, and, on the basis of speech perception, that speech sounds are special in our cognitive economy, and visual patterning cannot achieve the naturalness...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (4): 673–688.
Published: 01 December 2004
...Rey Chow Taking as its point of departure the unresolved problematic of ethics in poststructuralist theory, this essay approaches ethics from the perspective of mediated visuality in contemporary cultural politics. Noting how the sensitivity to otherness—be it in the form of mass culture, gender...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (1-2): 1–52.
Published: 01 June 2013
... doublet. However, I would argue, their analysis, apart and a fortiori together, yields theoretical, interpretative, even art-historical conclusions that extend beyond either of the special cases or their joint product. Ekphrastic double exposure simultaneously evokes a number of totally unrelated visual...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (3): 525–564.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Judith A. Deitch Holograms are three-dimensional visual records capable of transmitting peculiar and arresting special effects. A number of Shakespeare's sonnets reveal particular holographic effects, in which scenes of looking and speaking are enhanced by the lyric “I's” creation of distorted...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (4): 695–727.
Published: 01 December 2003
... surrounding the mediation of historical understanding by material things. In order to get at the thorny issues surrounding the material as an authorizing category in cultural analysis, I focus on Shakespeare's well-known literary meditation on visual proof (and visual perception) in Othellogy . Reemphasizing...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 337–357.
Published: 01 June 2018
... circulate with unparalleled intensity. The rich presence of images in contemporary fiction galvanizes anew the question of ekphrastic practices and word-image interactions: what is the “visual-textual” contract in the case of novels in which images are reproduced? What patterns of mobility are there between...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 383–401.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Jessica Bundschuh In an Internet age dominated by network structures and visuality, contemporary ekphrastic critics and writers have felt prompted to question anew the value of ekphrasis to its readers. That is, it has become important to demarcate a site for ekphrasis’s continued cultural currency...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (2): 215–234.
Published: 01 June 2019
... of inference to the analysis of visual narratives begun to attract attention, mostly with regard to bridging hypotheses between panels on the level of narrative structure. This article, in contrast, addresses the general question of meaning construction at the level of narrative panels and even smaller units...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 187–220.
Published: 01 March 2000
... of the visual sign and the aural fragment in order to investigate the “templet noise / between each word,” Roberson's poems attempt to refigure the visual practices of reading and writing in ways that can bring unclaimed experiences and traumatic histories into public, collective memory. Although his work...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (1): 27–57.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Emma Kafalenos Ekphrastic texts are usually published separately from the visual representations they re-represent. The relation between the text and the image is one of substitution: the text replaces the image. But when an ekphrastic response and the image that inspires it are placed next to each...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (1): 3–33.
Published: 01 March 2006
... represented. Studying the phenomenon of the delinearization of human perception from the semiotic viewpoint, the article discusses visual counterparts of literary estrangement, such as anamorphic structures in painting and the art of pantomime in the theater. Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2006...