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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (4): 731–733.
Published: 01 December 2006
... an overview of contemporary trends in argumenta- tion theory and practice in France and in Europe. Though addressed to anyone interested in argumentative discourse, the book is mainly useful for specialists in the field.What is common to all the different approaches here is their emphasis on the linguistic...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (2): 281–303.
Published: 01 June 2005
...Leona Toker Literary testimony combines the pragmatic function of attesting to historical events with the aesthetic function that becomes marked after their function as testimony has become redundant. Whereas the social identity of the target audience addressed impinges upon the shape of the work...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 267–292.
Published: 01 June 2000
...” in national stereotyping, involving the construction of binaries around oppositional pairs such as North/South, strong/weak, and central/peripheral, should be addressed diachronically and historically. The end result of such (historically variable but unfalsifiable) stereotypical oppositions is that most...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (4): 711–730.
Published: 01 December 2004
...William Waters Critics have warned readers against feeling personally addressed by the many commands in Rilke's Duino Elegies and Sonnets to Orpheus . The essay argues, through readings of imperative sonnets, that such critics are misguided: the poems do seek a reader's intimate and personal...
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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 (2019) 40 (2): 299–318.
Published: 01 June 2019
... in creating different “medialities,” oscillating between a rather classic if somewhat dated late-night show TV mediality and a comparatively more up-to-date online mediality. Last Week Tonight thus establishes both a unique look and a hybrid communicative strategy to address a wide audience and answer...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (2): 301–315.
Published: 01 June 2021
... and ending can become blurred. This article addresses the specifics of this fluid literary form, open to distraction and unpredictability for the reader, and examines the potential of a reading experience informed by pervasive and ubiquitous computing practices. In doing so, it draws on Ulrich Schmidt's...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (4): 681–709.
Published: 01 December 2000
... of his novels: “If you should ever need my life, then come and take it.”In terms of her relationship with Trigorin, Nina mixes the roles of addresser and addressee, confessing her love for him through his own published words. In terms of Chekhov's text, this scene is a crucial element in a play designed...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 323–364.
Published: 01 June 2001
...Peter Merrington Cecil Rhodes's vision of an all-British “Cape-to-Cairo” road,rail, and telegraph route is addressed by a reconstruction of the cultural matrix that appears to have held this concept before the public eye for nearly five decades. This cultural matrix constitutes a kind of colonial...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (3): 551–605.
Published: 01 September 2001
... musical ekphrasis within the grid of interartistic interactions laid out by Hans Lund and address some central issues of terminology in research onmusical ekphrasis. Next I draw on three groups of symphonic compositions and two hybrid works (one pairing music with dance, the other pairing music...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (4): 765–793.
Published: 01 December 2001
... conditions of political change. In The Mask of Anarchy , Shelley's poem on the Peterloo Massacre of 1819, the indirection of poetic address is presented as a means by which to circumvent the impasse of contemporary political opposition. This conception of poetic indirection—which extends the time frame...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (3): 355–368.
Published: 01 September 2016
... that become more common in the later eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries? This essay addresses these questions through a reading of two poems that fantasize the imagined ruins of London: Thomas Littleton's “The State of England and the Once Flourishing City of London. In a Letter from an American...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (2): 295–308.
Published: 01 June 2016
... Žižek, and Etienne Balibar, have taken up some of the conceptual difficulties in play in Lenin's ideas (and in Mao's) with a view to recasting communism in the present (I take my title, for instance, from Badiou's Communist Hypothesis ). This essay addresses both key elements in this rethinking...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (1): 197–224.
Published: 01 March 2008
... and taking into account not merely the relationship between photograph and quatrain but all of the numerous paratexts (original newspaper captions, titles, explanatory notes, foreword, jacket copy, title page, and author's signature), the article argues that the diverse modes of address constructed...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (1): 67–88.
Published: 01 March 2009
..., I examine different forms of “actual” play among author, censor, and reader, on the one hand, and rhetorical game playing in the narrative, on the other. More specifically, the essay analyzes children's games in the text to suggest that games become an Aesopian mechanism for addressing the Stalinist...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (1): 89–106.
Published: 01 March 2009
... of December 1970. It was a memo addressed to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union reporting on the status of samizdat in the country and suggesting some practical steps that would diminish the spread and impact of uncontrolled publications in the USSR. The second document, dated...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (2): 207–235.
Published: 01 June 2009
...David-Antoine Williams Two decades have passed since Joseph Brodsky used his Nobel address to advance the idea that “aesthetics is the mother of ethics.” Yet despite the increasing prominence of ethics in literary studies during this time, very little has been written to elucidate his claim. One...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2004
.... I further point out that the ostensible “arbitrary connectedness” (Cohen 1987) of New Historicist writing is in fact aesthetically coded and patterned, both stylistically and in terms of potential semantic correspondences between various representations of the past. I then move on to address...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (1): 29–66.
Published: 01 March 2004
.... The consequent suppression, or translation to secular terms, of films' spiritual aspirations comes at great cost. Complex works that address spiritual topics in form and content, such as Lars von Trier's Breaking the Waves (1996), are treated as evidence by a self-affirming and secularizing critical method...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (2): 195–220.
Published: 01 June 2002
... to literature, this commentary addresses a number of issues related to, but also exceeding, the field of cognitive literary studies. These issues include the interrelation of the terms cognitive and literary and of human history versus evolution; the rhetoric and dynamics of paradigm change; the history...