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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 391–412.
Published: 01 June 2001
... in apparent complicity with prescribed forms of Western civility. The essay argues that conventional notions of postcolonial resistance are unable to provide an adequate explanation for identity politics which are based on the desire for Western acculturation instead of resistance to it. By recourse...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (1): 89–116.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Jo Labanyi The essay argues that modernity is best understood not as the cultural expression of capitalist modernization, but as a particular set of relations of present to past. It examines the varying attitudes toward the violent past of the civil war that have characterized Spain since...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 151–186.
Published: 01 March 2000
... to the experimentation, ellipsis, and fragmentary style critics have called for as the logical consequence of the Shoah conceived as the breakdown of civilization. © 2000 by the Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2000 Aaron, Frieda W. 1990 Bearing the Unbearable: Yiddish and Polish Poetry...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (1): 35–66.
Published: 01 March 2006
..., in the work of Nicolae Steinhardt and Joseph Brodsky, and also in secret police interrogation and reeducation practices and in CIA manuals. In Sentimental Journey, Shklovsky wrote that during the civil war, life itself was made strange and became art. Shklovsky's memoirs shed light on the effects...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 263–298.
Published: 01 June 2001
... that reinvented people as ‘‘civilized’’ or ‘‘savagewas resisted, negotiated, used, and transformed by African sub- jects and in many cases subverted from within. Second, the colonizers them- selves were afflicted by the necessary partiality of their representations and by the unacknowledged but haunting sense...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (2): 175–207.
Published: 01 June 2005
... and the Civil War (New York: Knopf). Adorno, Theodor W. 1973 [1966] Negative Dialectics , translated by E. B. Ashton (New York:Continuum). 1983 [1955] “Cultural Criticism and Society,” in Prisms , translated by Samuel and Shierry Weber, 19 -34 (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press). 1992 [1962...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 323–364.
Published: 01 June 2001
... Cape to Cairo (London: Harrap). Curl, James Stevens 1991 The Art and Architecture of Freemasonry (London: Batsford). Dart, Raymond 1925 “The Historical Succession of Cultural Impacts upon South Africa,” Nature 115 : 425 -29. De Kock, Leon 1996 Civilizing Barbarians:Missionary...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (1): 127–147.
Published: 01 March 2022
... of which everything civilized and positive-tending teeters—spirits, efforts, hopes, dreams, memories . . . buildings, for sure—all in jeopardy of spiralling down and down” (31). This intimation of “a hole in the world” opening up, of sudden ontological gaps and absences, links Let Me Be Frank with You...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (1): 125–128.
Published: 01 March 2021
... would gladly read a book where the same cast of authors deals with the question I found insufficiently Book Reviews 127 addressed in this one: how to actually have more dialogue in society in the first place. References Bazalgette, Peter. 2017. The Empathy Instinct: How to Create a More Civil Society...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (3): 459–498.
Published: 01 September 2005
... Civilization in China: Reflections on How It Became Chinese,” in Heritage of China: Contemporary Perspectives on Chinese Civilization , edited by Paul S. Ropp, 15 -54 (Berkeley: University of California Press). Lao Tzu 1963 Tao Te Ching ,translated by D. C. Lau (Harmondsworth, U.K.: Penguin). Lao Zi...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (3): 415–442.
Published: 01 September 2016
... the authorial present and the time in which the story is principally set, are juxtaposed with this age of the Machine. Hence we learn that Vashti “had studied the civilization that had immediately preceded her own — the civilization that had mistaken the func- tions of the system and had used...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 521–541.
Published: 01 September 2000
... University Press). Larmore, Charles 1993 Modernité et morale (Paris: Presses Universitaires de France). Larmore, Charles Forthcoming Les pratiques du moi (Paris: Presses Universitaires de France). Lucan 1992 Civil War ,translated by Susan H. Braund. The World's Classics (New York: Oxford...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (3): 347–367.
Published: 01 September 2020
... that evokes a West- ern civilization now ending before our very eyes (Houellebecq 2016: 6) and the last vestiges of a dyingwelfare state (8). Later in the novel, we are told by the narrator that it was obvious that France, like all the other countries of western Europe, had been drifting towards civil...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (3): 443–472.
Published: 01 September 2016
... historical materialism speaks are the “working class”(257, 260), but enlighten- ment models of humanity and history have had most power as justifications of empire. In Toward a Global Idea of Race, Denise Ferreira da Silva (2007: xii) demonstrates that colonial hierarchies of civilization rely...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 619–620.
Published: 01 September 2000
... Bremond, De Barthes à Balzac: Fictions d’un critique et critiques d’une fiction Susan Rubin Suleiman, C. Douglas Dillon Professor of the Civilization of France and professor of comparative literature at Harvard University...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (4): 863–864.
Published: 01 December 2001
... would have happened ifTheessays, written by nine English and American historians, thus explore nine such roads not taken in actual history. What if no English Civil War or no American War of Independence had occurred? What if Ireland had never been divided? What if Britain had stayed out...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (2): 171–173.
Published: 01 June 2005
... of this diversity in unity deserve special emphasis. One con- cernsthevarietyof‘‘contextshistoricalperiods,nationalaffiliations For example, whereas the Holocaust usually figures as generic paradigm, the images of testimony studied here range from the Civil War in America to the Gulag to the Holocaust to the Dirty...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (2): 309–351.
Published: 01 June 2008
... espoused the civilians’ principle of affirmative proof ” (ibid.: 54; more below). Legal systems in the common law—predominant in the Anglo-Saxon world—operate by means of decisions made by judges and grounded on precedents. In contrast, civil law, derived from Roman law, functions on the basis...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (4): 719–751.
Published: 01 December 2005
... (Moscow: Nauka). Grossman, Leonid 1959 “Dostoevskij-khudozhnik,” in Tvorchestvo F. M. Dostoevskogo , edited by N. L. Stepanov, 330 -416 (Moscow: Ak. Nauk). 1963a Dostoevskii (Moscow: Molodaia gvardiia). 1963b [1935] “`Grazhdanskaia Smert' F. M. Dostoevskogo” [F. M. Dostoevsky's “Civil...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 365–389.
Published: 01 June 2001
... De Man Reading , edited by Lindsay Waters and Wlad Godzich, 223 -43 (Minneapolis:University of Minnesota Press). Rich, Paul 1984 “Apartheid and the Decline of the Civilization Idea: An Essay on Nadine Gordimer's July's People and J. M. Coetzee's Waiting for the Barbarians,” Research in African...