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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 261–285.
Published: 01 June 2023
...Aagje Swinnen Abstract Scholars in literary aging studies typically engage in oppositional readings that reveal the often-hidden age ideologies of texts while addressing points of exit from these ideologies. This form of research is ethical and political in that it aims to clarify cultural meanings...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 157–179.
Published: 01 June 2023
.... This article reads the sterility dystopia—a subgenre of science fiction where a global inability to have children results in aging populations and societal collapse—as registering the anxiety that arises at the intersection of age and the environment. Taking The Children of Men as a case study, I suggest...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 131–156.
Published: 01 June 2023
... Course . London : Sage . Jones Diana Wynne . (1985) 2000 . Fire and Hemlock . London : HarperCollins . Joosen Vanessa . 2015 . “ Second Childhoods and Intergenerational Dialogues: How Children's Literature Studies and Age Studies Can Supplement Each Other .” Children's...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 111–129.
Published: 01 June 2023
... a unique and somewhat ambivalent case study for examining how the privileging of difficulty and discordance are met and informed by the lived realities of aging and longevity. Paying attention to the publication history of each poem, this article first examines Barnes's redrafting process for “Rite...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 205–240.
Published: 01 June 2004
...Els Andringa The aim of this study is to investigate how reading experiences intertwine fiction and life and how such experiences change over time. Twelve reading autobiographies of young, motivated readers (age range twenty-two to thirty-two; six men, six women) were analyzed using qualitative...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 377–394.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Nancy Easterlin In what ways does literary study contribute to human knowledge, understanding, and flourishing? This introductory essay emphasizes the importance of an age-old question in the face of the devaluation of the humanities. Cognitive literary studies are well situated to address...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 41–65.
Published: 01 February 2018
... omniscience of the nineteenth might reflect an age of increasing state control. The article argues that only our impressionistic use of mostly canonical examples permits such sweeping statements and that the very notion of the period (never mind episteme or paradigm) is undermined by a quantitative...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (3): 373–422.
Published: 01 September 2009
... took him at once to the heart of a range of psychosocial issues that are today studied under the cognitive scientific rubric of “theory of mind,” including the developmental interrelations of, and motivations for, social imitation, language acquisition, and mental representation. Taking first...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (2): 313–329.
Published: 01 June 2010
... literary studies have recently argued that narrative serves an adaptive function, the approach outlined here foregrounds the opportunity to have experiences without the restraints of the everyday world as a crucial factor in the prominence of narrative across ages and cultures. Porter Institute...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 295–297.
Published: 01 June 2023
... Copyright © 2023 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2023 Elizabeth Barry is professor of modern literature in the Department of English at the University of Warwick, UK. She works in the fields of modern literary studies, medical humanities and—predominantly—literary age studies...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 291–294.
Published: 01 June 2023
... and Disability . New York : New York University Press . Twigg Juila . 2004. “The Body, Gender, and Age: Feminist Insights in Social Gerontology.” Journal of Aging Studies 18 , no. 1 : 59 – 73 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaging.2003.09.001 . Yoshizaki-Gibbons Hailee M . 2018...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 1–14.
Published: 01 June 2023
... of the volume collectively, they do more than reflect the role of new formalism within aging studies and broader social discourses on aging. They attest to the possibility of an old formalism, where age figures centrally as a principle of organization and formal inquiry rather than a marginalized category...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 63–87.
Published: 01 June 2023
.... , 121 – 43 . Englewood Cliffs, NJ : Prentice-Hall . Charise Andrea . 2012 . “ ‘Let the Reader Think of the Burden:’ Old Age and the Crisis of Capacity .” Occasion: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities , no. 4 . https://arcade.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/article_pdfs...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 287–290.
Published: 01 June 2023
... Wharton and the Modern Privileges of Age makes a distinct and valuable contribution to studies of Edith Wharton through its attention to the theme of age as it evolves in her work. The book does more, too. Dawson expertly places Wharton's fiction in the broader cultural context of the early twentieth...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 181–204.
Published: 01 June 2023
... the field of Aging Studies have critiqued so-called fantasies of immortality, which are cultivated in real life by such scientists as Aubrey de Grey, who claims that we will soon be able to defeat aging. 5 Other critics accuse contemporary society of promoting the idea that one can live, if not forever...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 89–110.
Published: 01 June 2023
... the pension age for women in the UK, for example). 5. For more on how Lee Edelman's No Future is used in age studies, see Port 2012 and Falcus 2020 . 6. Amira Paz, Israel Doron, and Aviad Tur-Sinai ( 2018 : 185) examine the gendered aspects of “active aging” policies and draw attention...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (3): 369–393.
Published: 01 September 2020
... Hans . ( 1966 ) 1988 . Die Legitimität der Neuzeit: Erneuerte Ausgabe . Frankfurt : Suhrkamp . Blumenberg Hans . 1983 . The Legitimacy of the Modern Age: Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought . Cambridge, MA : MIT Press . Bradley Arthur Carruthers...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 205–230.
Published: 01 June 2023
... social justice is, and much else besides.” The case studies in this essay are similarly invested in these questions, and they link their most powerful messages about morality to the experiential richness of old age. Through older characters whose slowness allows them to focus their attention on people...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 231–260.
Published: 01 June 2023
... Morganroth . 2003 . “ From Life Storytelling to Age Autobiography .” Journal of Aging Studies 17 , no. 1 : 101 – 11 . Heath Kay . 2006 . “ In the Eye of the Beholder: Victorian Age Construction and the Specular Self .” Victorian Literature and Culture 34 , no. 1 : 27 – 45...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 37–62.
Published: 01 June 2023
... and age studies together, “Rehearsing Age,” and her 2018 piece for the Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics : “What Theatre Taught Me about Alzheimer's (or, The Giraffe in the Hallway Problem).” I will also engage intermittently with the ideas in Janet Gibson's 2020 Dementia, Narrative, and Performance...