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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (4): 645–681.
Published: 01 December 2019
... by models of syntax and musical phrasing. Second, it argues that these misclassifications — far from being esoteric matters of taxonomy — lie at the heart of African American aesthetics and identity politics in the 1920s and 1930s. Whereas literary blues verse has long been oversimplified with conventional...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 463–472.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Walter Reich Western cultures, and especially American culture, commonly disapprove of persons who refuse to forgive those who have harmed them and disapprove even more strongly of persons who harbor a desire for revenge. As a consequence, persons who live within those cultures and hold...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (4): 726–730.
Published: 01 December 2006
...). John Pier, ed., The Dynamics of Narrative Form: Studies in Anglo-American Narra- tology. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2004. 272 pp. This volume, number 4 in the Narratologia series, is based on a narratology panel held at the Sixth Congress of the European Society for the Study of English in Strasburg (2002...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (1): 131–134.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Eyal Segal Punday Daniel , Five Strands of Fictionality: The Institutional Construction of Contemporary American Fiction . Columbus : Ohio State University Press , 2010 . viii + 240 pp . © 2012 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2012 New Books at a Glance...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 220–222.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Eyal Segal Phelan James , Reading the American Novel 1920 – 2010 . Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell , 2013 . viii + 270 pp. © 2016 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2016 New Books at a Glance Walter Bernhart and Lawrence Kramer, eds., On Voice. Amsterdam: Rodopi...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 235–237.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Eyal Segal White Gillian , Lyric Shame: The “Lyric” Subject of Contemporary American Poetry . Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press , 2014 . 360 pp. © 2016 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2016 New Books at a Glance Walter Bernhart and Lawrence Kramer, eds...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (1-2): 276–278.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Eyal Segal Houen Alex , Powers of Possibility: Experimental American Writing since the 1960s . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2012 . viii + 282 pp. © 2013 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2013 New Books at a Glance Peter Hu¨ hn, Eventfulness in British...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (1-2): 191–193.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Eyal Segal Bendixen Alfred , ed., A Companion to the American Novel . Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell , 2012 . lxx + 633 pp. © 2014 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2014 New Books at a Glance Alfred Bendixen, ed., A Companion to the American Novel. Malden, MA...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (2): 253–279.
Published: 01 June 2021
... much faculty were assigning) and perceptions (of how much they felt students were completing). For several decades, American researchers have been measuring how much of their assigned reading college students are completing. While results vary across studies, one indisputable conclusion...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (4): 605–634.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Luc Herman; Bart Vervaeck This essay aims to clarify how literary and nonliterary narratives function in society and culture. To reach this broad goal, it first presents a general framework inspired by the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu and the American New Historicist Stephen Greenblatt...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 383–401.
Published: 01 June 2018
... Hopper’s Nighthawks, 1942 , one of the most iconic paintings in American art. My consideration draws on Harriet Tarlo’s recognition (2009) of the contemporary value of found poetry, here applied to advance the concerns of ekphrasis in the process of retooling its response to a changing public sphere...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (3): 417–436.
Published: 01 September 2020
... at work in religiously inspired jazz. It distinguishes different levels of religious meaning, purpose, and spiritual experience. In so doing, it explores productive resonances between the characteristics of jazz and Paul Corrigan’s definition of “postsecular” American poetry written in the late twentieth...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (1): 41–63.
Published: 01 March 2001
...Hana Wirth-Nesher Abraham Cahan's first English novel, Yekl: A Tale of the New York Ghetto , is a multilingual narrative whose literary strategies bear the marks of both Yiddish language and literature and American local color writing at the end of the nineteenth century. This article examines two...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (4): 685–697.
Published: 01 December 2002
... narrators and focalizers is suggested and briefly exemplified through a number of well-known Anglo-American novels. © 2002 by the Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2002 Bal, Mieke 1981 “Notes on Narrative Embedding,” Poetics Today 2 (2): 41 -59. 1985 [1977] Narratology...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (4): 693–717.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Marjorie Perloff This essay argues that “language poetry,” usually taken to be a North American invention, with debts to the objectivists, the Black Mountain school, and New York poetry, also carries on the tradition of two seemingly unrelated non-U.S. movements: concretism and Oulipo. In Charles...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (2): 305–347.
Published: 01 June 2005
... studies, which privilege words (the “original”) over images (the adaptation itself). Instead, the analysis foregrounds the specificity of the Latin American cultural framework as one of camouflage, in which encryption and decoding are central and potentially empowering. This utopian thrust is located...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (2): 277–308.
Published: 01 June 2008
... sequence. I conclude with close readings of two moments from Michael Roemer's 1964 film about African American life, Nothing but a Man : they illustrate how suture enables the narration of intersubjectivity in film, in its embodiments (including the political) from violation and humiliation to evasion...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (1): 107–132.
Published: 01 March 2009
... positions, central among which is that of the dissident author Ivan Klíma. Ultimately, Roth's resistance to stereotypical discourse on the socialist Other comes at an important sociocultural moment in the 1980s, when other American intellectuals prefer the security granted by the narrative of tamizdat...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (3): 225–301.
Published: 01 September 2014
... enjoying extraordinary popularity in the major urban centers of North America, new dialects of spoken and written Yiddish came into being there: this new vocal strain ranged from Yiddish humor magazines to the Yiddish American polyphony of Jacob Glatstein's Yidishtaytshn ( Yiddishmeanings ; 1937). After...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (2): 217–240.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Pavla Veselá In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, the US establishment strove to reaffirm a vision of a unified American nation. The dominant rhetoric employed strategies typical of community building, such as delineating boundaries and focusing around symbols. However, Robert Pinsky’s...