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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (3): 403–423.
Published: 01 September 2021
.... ). Fiction, on the other hand, aims to explore “the innumerable ways in which intentio and distentio compete with, and complement, each other. In this, literature is the irreplaceable instrument for exploring the discordant concordance that makes the cohesion of a life” ( ibid.: 248–49). (Baroni 2018...
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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 (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 (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 (2001) 22 (1): 129–244.
Published: 01 March 2001
... (vis-à-vis, say, implicature) yet also the most controversial and the most resistant on inspection to the idea of formal systematizing, whether the logico-semantic or the so-called“pragmatic” way. After fifty years of formalist sound and fury,therefore, resystematizing presupposition by appeal...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (3): 551–605.
Published: 01 September 2001
.... Although the musical medium is reputedly abstract, composers, just like poets, can respond in many different ways to a visual representation. They may transpose aspects of both structure and content; they may supplement, interpret, respond with associations, problematize, or play with some...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (4): 795–827.
Published: 01 December 2001
...Andrew Cowell This article examines the earliest examples of advertising and consumer commodities in medieval texts in relation to twentieth-century critical theories of the social role of advertising and its relation to both“literature” and “rhetoric.” It discusses the ways advertising...
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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 (2009) 30 (3): 561–607.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Howard Sklar This essay examines some of the ways that narratives produce sympathy in readers. First, I compare several models that have been proposed to explain how fictional texts structure readers' emotional responses. In this connection, I highlight some of the ways that narratological analyses...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Christian Biet; Karel Vanhaesebrouck This article investigates the way the notion of constraint could be extended to theater studies and theater history, focusing on the case of French classical tragedy in the seventeenth century. Can classical poetics be regarded as a set of constraints? Rather...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (3): 429–445.
Published: 01 September 2018
...) to illustrate these ways of theorizing about narrative and to discuss the conceptual divides that separate them. From an unnatural perspective, the cognitive approach flattens narrative to real-world psychology; from a cognitive perspective, the unnatural approach ignores the way that every narrative, no matter...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (1): 81–103.
Published: 01 March 2019
... mediated. Next it argues that the notion of excess must also be studied the other way around, by looking into the excessiveness of the “real.” This amounts to an effort to cross the uncrossable divide between words and things to find out where literature “cuts” the real, creates affects and sense...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2019
.... Is it principally a research methodology — a way of observing, reading collecting, organizing, and interpreting information on reality? Or is it an object in itself? The article addresses this unresolved tension, outlining several new ways to manage this cultural and academic unclarity. References Becher...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (2): 319–353.
Published: 01 June 2019
... that interactivity does not affect all works the same way, but manifests characteristics according to authorial design and the content and form of each work. Through a close reading of three digital life stories which employ interactivity differently—a web comic, a clickable scrapbook, and a narrative video game...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 597–614.
Published: 01 September 2019
..., center on recurring images in a manner consistent with the modern practice of mindfulness meditation. There is a significant overlap between the way meditation was understood by seventeenth-century Christians and the way it is understood by modern meditators in a secular and therapeutic context. Neurally...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (1): 37–57.
Published: 01 March 2020
... and the scholarly controversies over Chaucer’s familiarity with this field of knowledge. It focuses on the way Chaucer uses disciplinary-specific jargon from philosophy, and from medieval logic more particularly, in “The Summoner’s Tale.” The language and content of the joke in “The Summoner’s Tale” are a burlesque...
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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...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (1): 127–147.
Published: 01 March 2022
..., by way of a diluted language; and it is trying to find ways to soften and mitigate those effects—with mitigation approached in its first, now largely obsolete meaning of the word, as compassion. Exploring such analogies, this article emphasizes literary form's participation in a broader discursive...