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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (4): 635–652.
Published: 01 December 2009
... , edited by Hermannus Mutschmann (Leipzig, Germany: Teubner). Compose, Condense, Constrain Jacques Roubaud Translated by Jean-Jacques Poucel Abstract  An elaboration of the Oulipian practice of writing under constraint, this lecture illuminates select philosophical arguments in a manner...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (3): 551–605.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Siglind Bruhn Not only poets may respond to a work of visual art with a creative act in their own medium, transposing the style and structure, the message and metaphors from the visual to the verbal. Composers, more and more frequently,are also exploring this interartistic mode of transfer...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (3): 517–560.
Published: 01 September 2009
... nonrepresentational painters write about “languages” composed of sets of colors or shapes. Moreover, representational artists claim to engage in a “conversation” with the viewers of their works, whereas nonrepresentational artists prefer to “converse” with their materials or canvases. In general, representational...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (2): 191–246.
Published: 01 June 2007
...) there was a sharp division between analytic philosophy commentators and other commentators, but near-unanimity in adopting a “Democritean” conception of the text as composed of discrete, separable parts. In the second period (1983-92), an “Aristotelian” conception of the text, in which functionally distinct parts...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 41–65.
Published: 01 February 2018
... that peaks at a certain point, after which use steadily declines. Because the novel as a whole is composed of multiple forms in constant flux, it becomes impossible to isolate periods of homogeneous practice that could be said to operate according to some deeper sociocultural logic. Copyright © 2018 Porter...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 319–335.
Published: 01 June 2018
.... Finally, a Japanese composer produced a musical composition in response to the poem and the artist’s book. It could be argued that poetry written in response to calligraphic marks is at the very limits of both mimesis and ekphrasis. However, I argue that it is precisely at such limits that intermediality...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (3): 417–436.
Published: 01 September 2020
... of transcendence. In which ways, though, do jazz artists connect their spiritual and religious experiences and beliefs with their individual musical language? In contrast to Western, composed sacred music, jazz generates religious meaning through its improvisatory practices, which unfold differently in each...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (1): 107–125.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Paul Grimstad In his essay “The Philosophy of Composition” (1846), Edgar Allan Poe describes how he composed his lyric poem “The Raven” by following a series of predetermined steps. My essay shows how Poe's description of composition as rule following both has suggestive affinities...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (4): 437–518.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., the argument proceeds with special reference to these genres, as well as to the cinema’s medium, practice, and conventions in general, often citing literary parallels or precedents for comparison. It examines the different elements that serve to (re)compose the repetition structure for certain ends; the types...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (3): 497–528.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Joshua Levinson This article investigates the reading dynamics of the rewritten Bible or the exegetical narrative in rabbinic literature of late antiquity. The exegetical narrative is composed of a story which simultaneously represents and interprets its biblical counterpart. Its singularity...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 March 2000
... écrit certains de mes livres [How I wrote certain of my books], these texts were not ‘‘freely’’ composed but produced by the operation of me- chanical techniques for generating and/or manipulating bits of language...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (2): 317–320.
Published: 01 June 2021
... . To counter this overload and make the data digestible, writers start using the coding of the archive and database. Digitization strips events of their qualities and transforms them into digits that are easy to process. These quantitative techniques generate novels composed of concatenations, endless lists...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (4): 497–516.
Published: 01 December 2016
..., artistic systems could be characterized as complex systems, composed of multiple parts (e.g., institutions, artists, “experts,” artifacts), structured by different kinds of relations among those parts (social, semiotic, conventional, and so on), and supporting multiple mechanisms to achieve its purposes...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (1-2): 33–58.
Published: 01 June 2015
... It is important that Elizabeth experiences almost simultaneously the changing tones of the two letters in these three parts, each composed on a different day. The moment is so effective, because the letters give us two perspectives, one immediately after the other, and both imply a sense of hurry. First...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (3): 393–441.
Published: 01 September 2007
...,” aphoristic lines of the chorus. The entire six-line passage (1524–30, of which 1527–30 is the aphorism quoted in the previous note) is very likely an insertion by a later hand, not something composed by Sophocles. Bernard Knox’s (1957: 185n1) judgment that these lines are not worthy of Sophocles...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (4): 611–634.
Published: 01 December 2009
... on the strength of the books that its members have composed by using self-imposed rules, the presence of which may not always be apparent to the unsuspecting reader. Take, for example, La disparition (1969), the three-hundred-page mys- tery novel written by Georges Perec. The first reviews...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (3): 607–650.
Published: 01 September 2001
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (4): 653–668.
Published: 01 December 2009
... imply that other tools have already been made available? His parenthetical reference to “rein- venting” restrictions would suggest this. Or do the constraints that the Oulipo devises give those who wish to compose literature (and are they enthusiastic about literature or about...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 215–217.
Published: 01 March 2016
... arises from the literary voice pro- duced by the “rhythm of language” (126), despite the highly stylized nature of the character monologues of which most of the text is composed. Axel Englund, in “The Mahlerian Mask: On Heine’s Voice and Visage in Post-war Germany,” observes the enormous importance...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 217–220.
Published: 01 March 2016
... novel, Pedersen claims, a parallel effect arises from the literary voice pro- duced by the “rhythm of language” (126), despite the highly stylized nature of the character monologues of which most of the text is composed. Axel Englund, in “The Mahlerian Mask: On Heine’s Voice and Visage in Post-war...