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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2004
... the question of why anecdotal evidence features centrally and has come to play a key role in New Historicist writing. Here, I contend that, as components of narrative discourse, anecdotal materials are central in enabling New Historicists to make discernible on the surface of their discourse procedures...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (3): 351–386.
Published: 01 September 2005
... elements that led him ultimately to a distinctively literary historical mode of thought. Drawing on the resources of opinion, anecdote, and secret history, he articulates possibilities for historicist inquiry that continue to stand as powerful alternatives to the romantic ideology. © 2005 by the Porter...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (3-4): 253–299.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Françoise Lavocat When, why, and how do people write about a natural disaster? The article characterizes three ways of narrating catastrophe—allegorical, anecdotal, and historical—and shows that a shift toward the historical narrative takes place at the beginning of the seventeenth century, more...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (4): 495–513.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Historicisms in Renaissance Studies,” in The Uses of the Canon: Elizabethan Literature and Contemporary Theory , 142 – 69 ( Oxford : Clarendon ). Fineman Joel 1989 “The History of the Anecdote: Fiction and Fiction,” in Veeser 1989 , 49 – 76 . Foucault Michel 1990 [1978...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 291–294.
Published: 01 June 2023
... narrative and use of anecdotal theory in combination with literary and cultural analysis allows her to make a compelling argument that the changes that disability and aging bring can be surprising, erotic, desirable, and transformative, sexually and otherwise. Gallop concludes her book with a thought...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 515–548.
Published: 01 June 2001
... of intimacy or hint of consciousness, implies no relationship or stance, recounts no anecdotal experience, either personal, social, or otherwise; and offers no inside knowledge or interpretation. For our puposes, although it clearly conveys a didactic message and may well be of interest to female readers...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 55–105.
Published: 01 March 2016
... claims. Moreover, the narrator makes this statement in the midst of telling us about how memory failed Swann. Proust would have us smile at the narrator’s unwarranted confidence in memory or, at the very least, at his decision to make such a remark during an anecdote that illustrates the contrary...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (2): 387–414.
Published: 01 June 2022
..., but concerns, rather, the more general problem that people have a tendency to reduce the complexity of an individual life to a simple, sentimental storyline. Through gossipy storytelling, Daisy is reduced to an anecdote about two dramatic episodes in her life: her birth process, during which her mother died...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (4): 695–727.
Published: 01 December 2003
... Historicist’s anecdote, somehow gets us closer, even if its ultimate insights are somewhat similar. There is a sense that the attention to materiality confirms the account by 12 virtue...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (4): 695–715.
Published: 01 December 2017
... behind public, political, and mili- tary actions: Arrigo Caterino Davila’s The History of the Civil Wars of France (translated into English from the Italian in 1644, into French in 1657) and Antoine Varillas’s Histoire de Charles X (1683) and Les anecdotes de Florence; ou, L’histoire secre`te de la...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (2): 253–279.
Published: 01 June 2021
... not actively incorporated into the course structure, many students may be unlikely to complete them. How much reading are faculty assigning? Very little research has been done on this question. Anecdotally, the first author recalls from her undergraduate days that each semester-long course...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 129–150.
Published: 01 March 2000
... and anecdote that the effect was closer to citation than reading. At one point, he addressed the crowd: ‘‘I mean, you want me to be a poet He claimed instead to be ‘‘a result of having listened’’ to the poets who’d read earlier in the week...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 249–260.
Published: 01 June 2006
... psychologist, demonstrates in his analysis of the effects of atrocity on the survivor’s life. The deeply personal nature of testimony is of the essence and has its impact on listener and viewer. I do not wish to insist, however, that we always have to be addressed in the form of story or anecdote to take...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (4): 659–688.
Published: 01 December 2014
... time the essay form invented by Francis Bacon in the Renaissance. Joel Fineman, “The History of the Anecdote: Fiction and Fiction” New Historicism and History New Historicism enthusiastically embraced Fredric Jameson’s (1982: 9) imperative “always historicize!” in the service of locating texts...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (4): 591–613.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Companion to Shakespeare and the Text , edited by Murphy Andrew , 221 – 38 ( Chichester, UK : Wiley Blackwell ). Fineman Joel 1989 “The History of the Anecdote: Fiction and Fiction,” in The New Historicism , edited by Aram Veeser H. , 49 – 76 ( New York : Routledge...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 181–213.
Published: 01 March 2016
.... In Rodden’s (2001: 10) terms they would probably be called raconteurs “whose main unit of discourse is the anecdote.” Singer found it hard to resist interviews,8 yet he seemed anxious about them. For example, during the preparations for an interview on Swedish television, he nervously requested, “Don’t...
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Poetics Today (2024) 45 (2): 325–329.
Published: 01 June 2024
... anecdotes like the ones I've just proffered, whose appeal lies in the reassurance that our own fraught moment will one day be recollected in tranquility. It is true there was never anything “natural” about writing. The word has always already been processed, as I think Varley himself understood...
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Poetics Today (2024) 45 (1): 131–174.
Published: 01 March 2024
... a favorite anecdote about critical response to the novel. 2 Even the recent Pléiade edition features the incident in its introduction to the text (Perec 2017 : 998), such that this critic's error has become an integral part of La disparition 's reception history. In particular, the Albérès story has...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (4): 581–611.
Published: 01 December 2005
..., and the exploration of new everyday genres of the public lit- erary sphere: the newspaper feuilleton, the sketch (ocherk), the anecdote, and the document, in order to produce ‘‘the literature of facts’’ (Shklovsky 1929).Yet Shklovsky’s own practice of ocherk and literatura fakta harks back to Charles Baudelaire’s...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (1): 125–235.
Published: 01 March 2006
..., people, society, the current world. To apply his own nomenclature, they are all ‘‘motivateddistanced, camouflaged, materi- alized—and in real-life terms at that, not just realistic. Thus, an anecdote about the writer Alexei Remizov (Shklovsky 1971 [1923]: 21, 24) alludes to 164 Poetics Today 27:1...