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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (4): 471–499.
Published: 01 December 2021
... understanding of the being of literature as more than a limpid reflection of the body. In his reading of Bataille and Blanchot in particular, Foucault offers a unique vision of literature that is neither suspicious nor negative but that, in connection with his well-known critique of finitude, culminates...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (4): 595–608.
Published: 01 December 2004
... of the matter, this being ‘‘one and the same’’ that Ludwig Wittgenstein suggests. I suggest that this is because we already think of the two as being divided (ethics and literature), though, in the work of Martin Heidegger and perhaps Wittgenstein, there are sugges- tions that this view of the two...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 55–105.
Published: 01 March 2016
... as In Search of Lost Time or Remembrance of Things Past ) cannot be read without also being reread. The answer to this question illuminates a new facet of Proust's aesthetic philosophy, namely, his vision of what literature offers that nonliterary texts cannot. As my title suggests, it is a notable variant...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (3): 225–301.
Published: 01 September 2014
... marked the end of the European phase of the vocal strain in Yiddish literature. 7. Yidishtaytshn: A Yiddish-American Polyphony In America, where new dialects of spoken and written Yiddish came into being, the story of the vocal strain started from the beginning. The first Roskies...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (4): 653–671.
Published: 01 December 2004
...Derek Attridge The distinctive ethical force of literature inheres not in the fictional world portrayed but in the handling of language whereby that fictional world is brought into being. Literary works that resist the immediacy and transparency of language— as is the case in modernist writing—thus...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 479–502.
Published: 01 September 2000
... to the call by Harshav (then Hrushovski) for norms and models drawn from other cultural discourses than literature. For example, the reflection on the changing nature of beings, êtres de fuite, articulates the issue of ontology— what is the other?—as one of epistemology—how can I know that? Thus, Morel...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (1): 9–20.
Published: 01 March 2002
... by side with other historical alternatives. Historical systems de- velop emergent structure, and they rely on accidents. (For example, our Turner • The Cognitive Study of Art, Language, and Literature 19 being alive at all probably depends upon an accident sixty-five million years ago...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 267–292.
Published: 01 June 2000
...Joep Leerssen This article studies the notion of “national character” as it is formulated in literature and as it influences literary praxis. Starting from the insights of image studies or “imagology” (a comparatist specialism developed over the last five decades, mainly in France and Germany...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (2): 131–147.
Published: 01 June 2021
... As we enter the third decade of the twenty-first century, the literary field is in transition, and patterns of literary production, distribution, and consumption are transforming rapidly. After a long history of being a privileged form of expression, printed literature is now increasingly in competition...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (4): 673–694.
Published: 01 December 2003
... ‘‘applies to the mode of being of literature’’ (ibid.: 159), he launches into a brief analysis of reading practices— the differences between reading a literary work of art and looking at a paint- ing or sculpture—that anticipates...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (3): 459–498.
Published: 01 September 2005
... (divine principle), which Liu Xie con- ceived of as a mysterious and supernatural entity responsible for the appear- ance of the natural world, human beings, and literature and culture: From Hetu, the Yellow River Map, were born the eight trigrams, and from Luo- shu, the Writing from the River...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 429–451.
Published: 01 September 2019
...: The Processing Consequences of Explicit and Implicit Invocations of Empathy .” Acta Psychologica 142 , no. 3 Knowledge, Understanding, Well-Being: Cognitive Literary Studies : 349 – 55 . Koopman Emy . 2011 . “ Predictors of Insight and Catharsis among Readers Who Use Literature as a Coping...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (2): 301–315.
Published: 01 June 2021
... as situated narratives (of which ambient literature is a form). In particular, we must understand the difference between the act of reading in place, which is an immersive act, and being part of a situated narrative, which offers the addition of an embodied experience. Such place-based writing includes...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (2): 191–205.
Published: 01 June 2003
... often end up being ‘‘less than exhilarating’’ for students of literature. This is because, they write, the literary analysis that is practiced by and appeals to most literary scholars is not ashamed to be ‘‘speculative to set out...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (1): 21–42.
Published: 01 March 2002
... with the exercise of such powers.Therefore my present attempt to ex- plore literature’s evolutionary reasons for being presupposes that the social, the natural, and the personal are intertwined dimensions of being human. Do not ask whether more or less than  percent of you is determined by your genes...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 453–473.
Published: 01 September 2019
... of Abnormal and Social Psychology 63 , no. 3 Knowledge, Understanding, Well-Being: Cognitive Literary Studies : 575 – 82 . Baron-Cohen Simon Wheelwright Sally Hill Jacqueline Raste Yogini Plumb Ian 2001 . “ The ‘Reading the Mind in the Eyes’ Test Revised Version: A Study...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 519–541.
Published: 01 September 2019
... . Brave New Words: How Literature Will Save the Planet . Iowa City : University of Iowa Press . Aquino Karl Reed Americus II 2002 . “ The Self-Importance of Moral Identity .” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 83 , no. 6 : 1423 – 40 . Bandura Albert . 1976...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (2): 195–220.
Published: 01 June 2002
... Zukow-Goldring, 91 -121(Washington, DC: American Psychological Association). Sauder, Gerhard, ed. 1987 Johann Gottfried Herder 1744–1803 (Hamburg: Meiner). Schings, Hans-Jürgen, ed. 1994 Der ganze Mensch: Anthropologie und Literatur im 18. Jahrhundert [The whole human being: Anthropology...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 521–541.
Published: 01 September 2000
... literature as a springboard for reflection about human condition, and because of this, to gauge the mimetic success of fic- tion is far less important than to seek in it the opportunity for raising ques- tions, pondering hypotheses, and debating issues relevant for the kind of beings we are.1 In his...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (1): 85–102.
Published: 01 March 2021
... , translated by Miller A.V. . Oxford : Oxford University Press . Kamuf Peggy . 2013 “ At the Heart of the Death Penalty .” Oxford Literary Review 35 , no. 2 : 241 – 51 . Kamuf Peggy . 2018 . Literature and the Remains of the Death Penalty . New York, NY : Fordham...