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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 (2022) 43 (3): 583–587.
Published: 01 September 2022
... and the Visual Arts.] Hildesheim : Olms , 2019 . 596 pp. Copyright © 2022 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2022 For anyone who regards books as merely two-dimensional surfaces whose task it is to make texts available, this volume is an eye-opener. Spanning nearly six hundred pages...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 231–260.
Published: 01 June 2023
... and visual strategies, which magnify the protagonist's cultivation of masochistic pleasure as a specific correlative of aging. The article demonstrates that the narrative uses the rhetoric of cinema and photography—central terms of reference in Tanizaki's work—to frame Utsugi's experiences of old age...
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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 (2023) 44 (4): 545–570.
Published: 01 December 2023
...Michalle Gal Abstract This essay characterizes the perception of the visual hybrid as nonconceptual, introducing the terminology of nonconceptual content theory to aesthetics. The visual hybrid possesses a radical but nonetheless exemplary aesthetic composition and is well established in culture...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (4): 571–588.
Published: 01 December 2023
... enrich and inflect the meanings of our words as we use them, and, finally, (3) the significance that these issues concerning verbal or linguistic meaning hold for our comprehension of parallel forms of meaning in the visual arts. The emphasis is on the artistic representation of hybrid creatures...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (4): 631–646.
Published: 01 December 2023
.... Semiforgotten elements of the ancient faculty prove that rhetoric requires creative visual imagination from both parties (orator and audience) and that the practice emanates from and embeds in visuospatial, sensual experiences. These visual features are combined with the verbal in rhetorical practice resulting...
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Published: 01 December 2023
Figure 1 Visual hybrids: half-man, half-bird hybrids and their original categories. Printed with permission from Yeshayahu Shen and David Gil. More
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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 (2022) 43 (3): 479–532.
Published: 01 September 2022
... specifically for the sake of posting a picture on Instagram. Publishing polished pictures for the sake of popularity does not merely apply to activities like brewing kombucha or practicing yoga, however, but in posting inspirational micro-poems. The extremely visual short-form genre of Instapoetry boasts 14.2...
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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 (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 (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 (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...