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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (4): 749–752.
Published: 01 December 2019
... and the shelves that support them. I am not volunteering for the job, but given the near-contempt and oblivion into which poetry has fallen in our culture, it is a task that desperately needs doing. Jayme Stayer John Carroll University DOI 10.1215/03335372-7739169 Fred Moten, Black and Blur (consent...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (4): 503–537.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Álvaro Seiça This article analyzes Ian Hatcher’s online and kinetic poem “⌰ (Total Runout)” (2015) from a point of view of a critique of corporate and governmental black boxing, at the level of its code, text, visual output, sound, and live performance. The multimodal poem is part of the Drone...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 413–433.
Published: 01 June 2001
...Jonathan Crewe This article examines Black Hamlet , written in 1937 by the pioneering South African psychoanalyst Wulf Sachs. Sachs's book stages a cultural exchange in the guise of a professional dialogue between the author and a Manyika healer-diviner given the pseudonym John Chavafambira...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 515–548.
Published: 01 June 2001
...Sonja Laden Against arguments that would reduce the magazine form among black South Africans to a form of cultural imperialism, in this essay I argue that the socio-semiotic work of magazines extends way beyond their immediate or most apparent use value. Assessing some of the ways consumer...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (4): 657–684.
Published: 01 December 2002
... by the participants. Focusing on a scene from Evelyn Waugh's Black Mischief (1986 [1932]), I argue that Waugh is sensitive to the dynamics of multiparty talk while orchestrating the representation for comic effect. I propose that analyzing such scenes of multiparty talk must make us reassess not only how we theorize...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (4): 689–710.
Published: 01 December 2004
...Martha Nussbaum Erotic love both illuminates and blinds. In The Black Prince ,perhaps her most insightful novel about love, Iris Murdoch shows us both facets of erotic love in operation. On the one hand, Bradley's love and the anxiety that is closely related to it blind him to many features...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (4): 703–733.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Mark J. Bruhn This article proposes an essential pragmatic adjustment to the model of bidirectionality in verbal metaphor comprehension that has been developed from Max Black’s interaction theory of metaphor, most recently in the 2017 special issue of Poetics Today titled “Bidirectionality...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (2): 285–311.
Published: 01 June 2010
... text. Through the interaction of various details in the text, the implied author suggests three racist dichotomies: (1) white characters' nondiscrimination versus black characters' discrimination, (2) positive slavery under white masters versus negative slavery under a black master, and (3) superior...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 299–318.
Published: 01 June 2018
... (2006) by M. D. Coverley (Marjorie Luesebrink), published in ELO’s first collection of electronic literature, is based on old black-and-white remediated photographs that are linked to ekphrastic poems. The article shows that ekphrasis in all of these cases becomes part of a multi-medial experience...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (3): 473–494.
Published: 01 September 2018
... through close readings of Ian McEwan’s On Chesil Beach and Hilary Mantel’s Beyond Black . In a first step, Nielsen defines fictionality for unnatural approaches to fiction as “invention.” Kukkonen argues that there are many mental operations that qualify as invented, such as thought experiments...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 499–518.
Published: 01 September 2019
... affective cognition explains the paradox of how Native Son , while triggering racist fears with the image of the violent, angry black man, also paradoxically reduced those fears. References Alcorn Marshall . 2013 . Resistance to Learning: Overcoming the Desire Not to Know in Classroom Teaching...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 435–452.
Published: 01 June 2001
... Afrikaans as a defiantly impure language of local and national dissent (neither black nor white, neither traditionally African nor Europeanly modern) pitted against global and international systems of an anglophone world order. © 2001 by the Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2001 Benjamin...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (4): 693–717.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Marjorie Perloff This essay argues that “language poetry,” usually taken to be a North American invention, with debts to the objectivists, the Black Mountain school, and New York poetry, also carries on the tradition of two seemingly unrelated non-U.S. movements: concretism and Oulipo. In Charles...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (1): 61–92.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Margaret H. Freeman In this article the author explores the notion of possible bidirectionality in metaphor through an examination of Black's (1962, 1993) interaction theory, Fauconnier and Turner's (2002) blending theory, and several studies that document cases of interdomain influence...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (1): 67–96.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Anna Wexler Katsnelson In the late 1920s, the Russian avant-garde artist Kazimir Malevich embarked on a new direction in art that eighty years later continues to perplex the art historical establishment: the artist formerly known for the radical abstraction of The Black Square returned...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (4): 633–674.
Published: 01 December 2006
...Marie-Laure Ryan This essay explores how theoretical physics, narratology, and narrative itself deal with the idea that reality consists of a plurality of worlds. In physics, the existence of parallel universes has been postulated on the cosmic level to describe what lies on the other side of black...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (1): 197–224.
Published: 01 March 2008
...J. J. Long Bertolt Brecht's War Primer , first published in 1955, is a collection of what Brecht termed “photo-epigrams.” These consist of a photograph—usually one cut from the illustrated press—mounted on a black background and accompanied by a four-line poem by Brecht. The theme of the book...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 365–389.
Published: 01 June 2001
... in Writing and Culture 3 (1–2): 130 -34. 1993 J. M. Coetzee: South Africa and the Politics of Writing (Berkeley, Los Angeles, Oxford: University of California Press; Cape Town, Johannesburg: David Philip). Barnett, Ursula A. 1983 A Vision of Order:A Study of Black South African Literature...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 391–412.
Published: 01 June 2001
... and the Politics of Writing (Berkeley: University of California Press; Cape Town: David Philip). 1997 “Intimate Enmity in the Journal of Tiyo Soga,” Critical Inquiry 23 (3): 557 -77. Bhabha, Homi K. 1986 “Foreword: Remembering Fanon,” in Black Skin, White Masks , vii -xxvi (London: Pluto...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 187–220.
Published: 01 March 2000
... “Visual Performance of the Poetic Text,” in Close Listening: Poetry and the Performed Word , edited by Charles Bernstein, 131 -61 (Oxford: Oxford University Press). DuBois, W. E. B. 1961 [1903] The Souls of Black Folk (New York: Dodd, Mead). Felman, Shoshana, and Dori Laub 1992 Testimony...