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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (3): 403–423.
Published: 01 September 2021
... on ” (emphasis added). This shows that information can sometimes give way to immersion, at least for some readers. Jo did not learn any new information from the piece, yet she greatly enjoyed it for the immersive experience that it created. Yet when the participants talked about the pieces that they liked...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 241–263.
Published: 01 June 2004
... “Empathy: Affect from Bearing Witness to the Emotions of Others,” in Responding to the Screen: Reception and Reaction Processes , edited by Jennings Bryant and Dolf Zillmann, 135 -67 (Hillsdale, NJ:Lawrence Erlbaum). Reading Strategies in Everyday Life: Different Ways of Reading a Novel Which Make...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 515–548.
Published: 01 June 2001
...Sonja Laden Against arguments that would reduce the magazine form among black South Africans to a form of cultural imperialism, in this essay I argue that the socio-semiotic work of magazines extends way beyond their immediate or most apparent use value. Assessing some of the ways consumer...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (4): 571–588.
Published: 01 December 2023
...Garry L. Hagberg Abstract Metaphors make possible creative and personally expressive ways of describing the world in a way that exceeds blunt literal description. In this article, the author considers (1) the ways metaphors function, (2) the ways that connotation, association, and implication can...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 293–318.
Published: 01 June 2000
...Martin Kreiswirth This essay is part of a long-term cross-disciplinary research project,entitled “Narrative between the Disciplines,” which looks at the way narrative is used within and between different disciplinary formations. Its goal is to say something about narrative itself as a form...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 37–62.
Published: 01 June 2023
...Elizabeth Barry Abstract This article considers the form of dementia conversation as it features in literary memoirs, in sociological and drama research papers, and in theatrical works, exploring the intersubjective nature of such conversation, and in particular the way that laughter serves...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 383–401.
Published: 01 June 2018
... for a readership well versed in relational thinking, who have come to expect the copresence of image and text in nearly every reading experience. In this paper, my questioning of ekphrasis’s continued relevance proceeds via ekphrastic responses—in particular, Ann Lauterbach’s (1995) “Edward Hopper’s Way”—to Edward...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (4): 539–571.
Published: 01 December 2016
... arise out of these ways of coping: they give us incentives to cope, even as they express the fundamental psychological need felt by creatures who know their own mortality to cope with the fact that coping is ad hoc and fundamentally meaningless. We bargain wishfulness against knowledge and knowledge...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 273–293.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Naomi Rokotnitz This article contributes to studies of the heuristic, metacognitive, and social values of literary works by interrogating ways literary description can induce experiential involvement in the reading process through mobilizing what the neuropsychologists Maria Vandekerckhove and Jaak...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 569–587.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Basic Elements of Narrative to reveal that the contemporary novel has reconceived accuracy in a nonliteral way. For post-postmodernists, experiential accuracy is more important than empirical accuracy. The contemporary novel often focuses on revealing what it feels like to be certain characters...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 225–243.
Published: 01 June 2018
... by modes of rewriting the artwork and in the process questioning accepted meanings, values, and beliefs, not just relating to the particular artwork in question but referencing the ways of seeing and the scopic regimes of the culture at large. Since these changes in writing and reading practices tend...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 267–292.
Published: 01 June 2000
... around the individual text's strategies of characterization: the quasi-psychological (“character”-based)motivation that a given text may adduce for cultural patterns, and the way a text constructs salient features concerning a given nation as“typical” or “characteristic.” (2) “Deep structures...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (3): 513–537.
Published: 01 September 2002
... of insurmountable disagreement is superficial, the conflict between the individuals in question being attached to mannerisms of thinking and expression; (2) argumentative impasses that are linked to presuppositions and premises resolutely placed beyond any doubt; (3) finally,and most radically, certain ways...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (4): 717–752.
Published: 01 December 2011
... emotions caused by sense impressions. This methodology lies at the heart of Giambattista Vico’s Principi di scienza nuova (1725–44), which attempts to account for the way we live and participate in cultural, social, and civic communities. Vico’s theory challenges certain Western philosophical...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (3): 175–200.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Daniel Just While not all literary fictions teach us valuable truths about life and the world, this expectation is what makes most of us read them. Literary texts communicate their truths in various ways, but what all of them have in common is that their truths are irreducible to unequivocal...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (4): 615–633.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Julia Reinhard Lupton In the current study of Shakespearean drama, historical approaches have been supplemented by phenomenological attention to the ways human actors relate to their settings across time. Thinking phenomenologically, I use affordance theory to understand hospitality as both a theme...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (1): 29–66.
Published: 01 March 2004
... of being and the limits of the knowable. Recent film criticism has inadequately responded to this genre. Film studies has aligned itself in various ways behind Walter Benjamin's call for an iconoclasm that would sever art's connections with cultic traditions and contribute to social progress...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 205–240.
Published: 01 June 2004
... (young adulthood).The readers described their reading experiences in the latter period in a more general and abstract way, whereas the earlier memories had a more “recollective” character. We discuss this finding in relation to general knowledge and theories about autobiographical memory. The second...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (1): 149–171.
Published: 01 March 2022
... different types of memory ideologies: instrumental and reflexive. Moreover, the article suggests that the significance of the notion of memory ideology is that it affords systematic analysis of the ways in which memory is conceptualized on various levels of culture in general and mobilized in literary...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (1): 53–77.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Carsten Meiner Abstract This article sets out to rethink literary topology by way of a three-step argument. The article first critically analyzes how Curtius grounds topoi in Jung's archetypes and how Bakhtin grounds topoi in temporality. The article then proposes to think of literary topoi...