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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (1): 245–251.
Published: 01 March 2001
...Ziva Ben-Porat © 2001 by the Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2001 Benjamin Harshav (Hrushovski): A Personal Retrospect Ziva Ben-Porat Poetics and Comparative Literature, Tel Aviv Sometime in a group of Benjamin Harshav’s former students, col- leagues, and friends...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (1): 253–259.
Published: 01 March 2001
... 2001 Benjamin Harshav (Hrushovski): Selected Publications Books and Pamphlets Segmentation and Motivation in the Text Continuum of Literary Prose: The First Epi- sode of War and Peace. Papers on Poetics and Semiotics No. . Tel Aviv University. Ritmus Ha-Rakhavut [The rhythm...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (1): 79–101.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Carolin Duttlinger This article explores Walter Benjamin's famous concept of the aura in relation to his writings on photography. Although Benjamin's “Artwork” essay charges photography with the decline of the aura of the traditional artwork, his essay on photography complicates this historical...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (4): 519–562.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Shoshana Benjamin My essay argues for the proposition that there are uniquely correct interpretations for cryptic texts. By cryptic text I mean a narrative that is designed to pose perplexing problems, the answers to which constitute hidden meanings or secrets. As a test case, I choose Henry...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (4): 693–717.
Published: 01 December 2009
... Bernstein's 2005 libretto for Brian Ferneyhough's opera “about” Walter Benjamin, Shadowtime , visual poetics, Oulipo constraint, and citation from Benjamin's own writings come together to produce a playful but also profound “poem including history” (Pound 1954: 86) for our current moment. At once homage...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (2): 175–207.
Published: 01 June 2005
...Benjamin Friedlander Trauma theory posits an unrepresentable excess to experience, but because most studies of trauma deal with experiences that are known and named, at least in general terms (for instance, the Holocaust), there is a tendency to treat the limits of representation as objective...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (4): 475–501.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Benjamin Kossak I. A. Richards is often remembered as a father of close reading and New Criticism, but his work was also deeply indebted to experimental psychology. That cross-disciplinary foundation introduces not only a reader but also a reading body. This article traces Richards’s continual...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 453–483.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Lukács, Walter Benjamin, Fredric Jameson). The discussion is in part descriptive and in part programmatic: a reconstruction that does not pretend to do full justice to any one of these thinkers independently but strives to outline a field, the various inflections of which produce complementary...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (4): 759–780.
Published: 01 December 2003
... and Benjamin. To consider the materiality of the book we need in place an architext of the use of the terms matter and materiality in theoretical thought. These terms are central but elusive, even when they are consciously thematized, as they are, for example, in the work of Judith Butler. This elusiveness...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (1): 29–66.
Published: 01 March 2004
... of being and the limits of the knowable. Recent film criticism has inadequately responded to this genre. Film studies has aligned itself in various ways behind Walter Benjamin's call for an iconoclasm that would sever art's connections with cultic traditions and contribute to social progress...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (2): 173–191.
Published: 01 June 2021
.... This binary is in fact not native to the public debate about literature in the digital age but can be traced back from the digital revolution to modernist attitudes on literature, as they emerge in Viktor Shklovsky and Walter Benjamin. Drawing on results about reading speed in reading science and on current...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (4): 611–637.
Published: 01 December 2022
... to two recent interventions in the field— Philology by James Turner and World Philology by Sheldon Pollock, Benjamin A. Elman, and Ku-ming Kevin Chang—the article explores the practices, history, and current state of philology. It argues that a resurgence of philological self-reflection over the past...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 479–502.
Published: 01 September 2000
...Mieke Bal Taking up the time of my encounter with Benjamin Harshav, which was also when PTL became Poetics Today and a key moment in the development of literary studies toward a more theoretical grounding, this essay raises the issue of the place and status of poetics in today's field of literary...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (4): 681–709.
Published: 01 December 2000
... and fact/fiction interactions as a theoretical problem in literary studies (with Benjamin Harshav's theory as a point of departure); the“legitimacy” of using biographical material in the analysis of fictional works; literary allusion; passivity and activity in art and reality;and the reciprocal...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (1): 197–224.
Published: 01 March 2008
... is World War II. Critics have tended to view the War Primer as a didactic piece that offers a Marxist corrective to “Western” histories of the war. This article, however, argues against this view. By contextualizing the work in terms of Brecht's and Benjamin's writings on photography in the 1920s and 1930s...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 435–441.
Published: 01 June 2000
...D. S. Neff © 2000 by the Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2000 Benjamin, Walter 1968 [1955] Illuminations , translated by Harry Zohn, edited by Hannah Arendt (New York: Schocken). 1973 [1969] Charles Baudelaire: A Lyric Poet in the Era of High Capitalism...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 453–474.
Published: 01 June 2001
... as lies that reveal a different kind of truth from the one the TRC had expected to uncover. Benjamin, Walter 1968 “Theses on the Philosophy of History,” in Illuminations , edited and introduced by Hannah Arendt, 255 -66 (Glascow:Collins). Bhabha, Homi 1994a “Dissemination,” in The Location...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (3): 469–471.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Taylor Johnston Book Review Talal Asad, Secular Translations: Nation-State, Modern Self, and Calculative Reason. New York: Columbia University Press, 2018, vii 1 222 pp. The connection between translation and original is a mystical site for Walter Benjamin, one that, as his readers knowwell...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (4): 753–755.
Published: 01 December 2011
... two editors and Benjamín Torrico. Reyes Coll-Tellechea­ studies the book’s editorial his- Poetics Today 32:4 (Winter 2011) © 2012 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 754 Poetics Today 32:4 tory as a political battleground, focusing on two key events: the placing of Lazarillo...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (4): 755–758.
Published: 01 December 2011
... to be reframed within a more rigorously observed historical context. Of the eight essays, those that seem to follow most directly the pro- gram outlined in the introduction are those by the book’s two editors and Benjamín Torrico. Reyes Coll-Tellechea­ studies the book’s editorial his...