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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (4): 571–588.
Published: 01 December 2023
...Garry L. Hagberg Abstract Metaphors make possible creative and personally expressive ways of describing the world in a way that exceeds blunt literal description. In this article, the author considers (1) the ways metaphors function, (2) the ways that connotation, association, and implication can...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (4): 641–668.
Published: 01 December 2020
... that Müller defamiliarizes conventional spatial language used to make sense of voice. She encourages her readers to recognize the figurative meaning of such language and invites them to build new and original associations between space and voice. The analysis focuses on verticality, figure-ground organization...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 393–421.
Published: 01 June 2000
...Elana Gomel This article discusses the cultural genealogy of the image of Dr. Death:the godlike surgeon with power over life and death, who uses this power to torture and mutilate. First appearing in H. G. Wells's The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), this image has become firmly associated with Nazi...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (1): 37–57.
Published: 01 March 2020
... play on the interests of the Merton Calculators, who used the logical thinking Scholasticism had developed in response to theological problems to investigate problems associated with natural philosophy. Chaucer’s joke reveals the way that the logical work of philosophers like Thomas Aquinas...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (1-2): 1–49.
Published: 01 June 2014
... is also thrown on some of the basic characteristics associated with the personal interview in general: the “pact” or assumption of authenticity; the tension between format, on the one hand, and spontaneity, on the other hand; and the formal strategies used to (re-)create the encounter in the interview...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (1-2): 117–171.
Published: 01 June 2014
... (notably free indirect thought) displaced their marked counterparts (e.g., plain indirect thought). Indeed, the modernist “inward turn” in France, on which this article concentrates, included a continued recourse to the supposedly more “primitive” (i.e., marked) forms of thought representation associated...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 349–377.
Published: 01 June 2000
... fiction not only reveals the narratives' reliance on events in “real” space but also shows how their assumptions about organizing space and distributing power are more colonialist than futurist. In conjunction with this geography, these narratives also employ the genre most closely associated...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (2): 217–240.
Published: 01 June 2012
... to the corpus of poetry associated with 9/11 at large. The author wishes to thank the editorial team of Poetics Today , particularly Meir Sternberg and Sharon Himmelfarb, as well as Justin Quinn of Charles University, Prague, for their suggestions and critical remarks. © 2012 by Porter Institute...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 335–359.
Published: 01 June 2004
... groups in both nineteenth- and twentieth-century Houston, Texas. Nineteenth-century groups found in their literary and associational practices the warrant to embark on a broad program of collective action; twentieth-century groups, by and large, severed this link yet still met important needs for women...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (2): 149–172.
Published: 01 June 2021
... is “done” on the internet and analyzes the values attached to the media practices involved. In particular, in millennial book culture, social aspects of reading are often emphasized. This trend is usually associated with the new affordances of social media and either assessed positively (e.g...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (4): 575–595.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Juri Joensuu Abstract This article looks into fictitious meals and the use of culinary recipe form in experimental and procedural literature, namely, works of constrained writing associated with OuLiPo (Ouvroir de Littérature Potentielle). The recipe form is first scrutinized from the procedural...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (1): 149–171.
Published: 01 March 2022
... testimonies and memoirs in particular. It is a useful concept for analyzing beliefs, conceptions, and principles that people and societies reflexively associate with memory. The importance of understanding memory ideologies lies in the fact that they regiment the ways in which people and societies use...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 63–87.
Published: 01 June 2023
... as a particularly rich test case in which stereotypes and clichés abound: a grumpy and “dirty” old man sees in aging nothing but decline, tragedy, and an accumulation of illnesses—associations that age scholars have challenged for decades. These stereotypes, however, also have less predictable affordances...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 157–179.
Published: 01 June 2023
...Jacob Jewusiak Abstract Associated with disaster metaphors such as floods, avalanches, tsunamis, and icebergs, older people have come to take the symbolic form of the environmental impacts they are imagined causing. Yet even as older people are posited as the cause and imaginatively take the shape...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 205–230.
Published: 01 June 2023
... and Lee's films associate the value of slowing down our thinking and expanding our attention spans with the perceptual potentialities of age-related slowness within a culture of speed. dan.dufournaud@gmail.com Copyright © 2023 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2023 agism slow...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 503–519.
Published: 01 September 2000
... to show (1)why it appeared useful for literary theory and what happens when literature is construed as fundamentally performative; (2) how it functions in theory and criticism associated with deconstruction, and (3) what role it plays in recent work in gender studies and queer theory, where Judith Butler...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 435–452.
Published: 01 June 2001
... Breytenbach himself has been dismissive of the cultural productivity of his work, especially of the youthful rebelliousness of the work associated with the so-called Sestiger movement, the treason/translation of Confessions blazes a trail for a new politics of Afrikaans by insisting on the language's...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 475–513.
Published: 01 June 2001
... shows how the comics critically engage with participants' desires for the modernity and success associated with urban lifestyles as well as life skills. It also highlights Heart to Heart 's differences from many other rural culture-for-development projects elsewhere in southern Africa, including theater...
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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 (2002) 23 (1): 21–42.
Published: 01 March 2002
... and women. Such a view of literature's role in the coevolution of human nature and cultures helps explain its worldwide presence and perhaps even some of its shared characteristics across cultural divides. Three features respectively associated with the cognitive, emotive, and volitional dimensions...