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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (2): 375–377.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Eyal Segal Paul John Eakin, Living Autobiographically: How We Create Identity in Narrative . Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press , 2008 . xvii + 184 pp . Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2010 New Books at a Glance Rebecca Beasley, Theorists of Modernist Poetry: T. S...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 561–590.
Published: 01 September 2000
... and outflank the reader. The present essay undertakes to examine three types of key or nodes in “The Skaters,”demonstrating how Ashbery's text anticipates and preempts interpretative moves in each case. The types of keys to be considered are (1) descriptive(world-oriented) statements; (2) autobiographical...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (4): 663–695.
Published: 01 December 2022
..., Richard Menary, and Lynne Rudder Baker have retorted that embodiment and a first-person ownership—a “mineness” in Brandon's terms—are both necessary for and prior to such a narrative self. The article proposes that the self that is evident in autobiographical art problematizes both of these accounts...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (1): 43–87.
Published: 01 March 2007
...” or “authorial” reader (critics who try to enter that position). The constructivist approach, by contrast, is also concerned with how actual readers try to resolve textual problems with different integration mechanisms. The present study defines and explores autobiographical unreliability in relation to both...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (3): 499–526.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Garry L. Hagberg Since the time of Socrates and perhaps even that of Heraclitus, philosophical reflection has found expression in some form of autobiographical or selfinterrogative work; one of the outstanding exemplars of this mode of philosophical engagement was Augustine's Confessions...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 205–240.
Published: 01 June 2004
... different objects of identification and from different kinds of cognitive and emotional effects. Three major results are presented and discussed. One outcome was the difference in autobiographical style between the two earliest periods of life(childhood and adolescence) and the last, most recent period...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (4): 667–693.
Published: 01 December 2017
... elides categorical distinctions of first-and second-order autobiographical memory, or memory and story. Thus survivors’ stories seem descendants’ memories. Previous scholarship discusses collective and post-memory but does not explain descendants’ trauma embodiment and how corporeal and psychic traumas...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 131–158.
Published: 01 February 2018
... in chronological order or narrated achronologically. We readily accept Cohn’s hypothesis that a radically dechronologized order is typical of memory narratives and monologues but question her claim that autobiographical narratives and monologues follow a chronological order. Our own studies of narrative order have...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (2): 323–348.
Published: 01 June 2011
... in these ways during literary reading embody a number of distinctive processes, and some of their implications are then examined here. These include self-reference (e.g., autobiographical memory), which may occur more often in response to literary than to other texts; anticipation (e.g., suspense, forming goals...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (4): 581–611.
Published: 01 December 2005
... of freedom and dissent is traced here through Victor Shklovsky's experimental autobiographical texts of the 1920s and their critical reception. In this analysis, estrangement is not regarded as an escape from the political; instead, it helps us think anew the relationship between aesthetic and political...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 261–273.
Published: 01 June 2006
... as an archive of trauma stories and set off against other forms of autobiographical discourse, on the one hand, and legal testimonies, on the other. It is argued that its specific value lies in forging a transgenerational link between the faces and voices of victims and those who listen to them, thus...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (2): 303–336.
Published: 01 June 2007
... coherence between surface and depth. This reading shows an emerging sense of self and self-knowledge based on the relationship between external act and internal intention. While using traditional medieval narrative forms, I argue, Abelard gives his story a modern-sounding autobiographical twist: that its...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (4): 573–606.
Published: 01 December 2007
... by a love quest, belong to the more conventionally autobiographic genre of the personal memoir. The fiction of the Commedia is that the biography of its fictional protagonist is the author's autobiography. The same principle, which challenges the narratological distinction among real author, implied author...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (2): 175–207.
Published: 01 June 2005
... to be autobiographical,have no known basis in the historical record—I argue that the limits of representation are best conceived as functions of the limits of intention. Further, because intention's failure—whether conceived as an inability or as an unwillingness to form meaningful utterance—is necessarily...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (1): 49–66.
Published: 01 March 2021
... institutions of France. As early as 1968 and as late as 2003, the word, concept, figure, and institution of “the seminar” was one that Derrida worked to define and problematize. The author thus asks how Derrida’s autobiographical relationship with the institution of the seminar both influenced...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (3): 379–407.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Jeremy Lowenthal Abstract This article presents a mediacentric reading of the autobiographical-lyric (auto-lyric) sound structures of Ted Hughes's 1998 poetry collection Birthday Letters , which broke his decades-long silence on the controversies surrounding his life with and after Sylvia Plath...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (3): 697–701.
Published: 01 September 2001
... the field of the current work on autobiographical writing and indicating directions for future research.Whereas Les brouillons de soi [Drafts of self ] investigates how autobiographical writing ramifies when the text does not offer the definitive version (of the self or of the text), Pour l’autobiographie...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (2): 363–385.
Published: 01 June 2022
... existence when he puts the principle accent upon his life, especially upon the story of his own personality,” the notion of narrative looms large in autobiographical theory. According to Paul John Eakin ( 1999 ) this conspicuous predominance of narratives in the field of autobiographical writing is either...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (2): 367–368.
Published: 01 June 2010
.... In between these extremes, Dannenberg places eighteenth-century fictional autobiographical narratives, especially those of Defoe and Samuel Richardson. Such life stories mark a crucial stage in the extended use of counterfactuals due to the effort they make to simulate the cognitive processes...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (2): 368–370.
Published: 01 June 2010
...-century literature, including the alternate history genre (which arose in the late nineteenth century), historiographic metafiction, and radical multiple-world experimentation in postmodernist fiction. In between these extremes, Dannenberg places eighteenth-century fictional autobiographical...