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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 435–441.
Published: 01 June 2000
... by Benjamin Sher (Elmwood Park, IL: Dalkey Archive). Wilson, Barbara 1990 GaudíAfternoon (Seattle: Seal). Winks, Robin W., ed. 1988 Detective Fiction: A Collection of Critical Essays (Woodstock, VT: Foul Play). Paradoxes vs. Contradictions D. S...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (2): 269–294.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Alastair Renfrew The demise of the Soviet Union has for the past twenty-five years stood as effective “proof” of the error of utopia. This article returns to an ambivalent source of Soviet utopianism, Lenin's State and Revolution (1917), in order to show how the contradictions inherent...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (1): 59–79.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., this article situates the current state of literary studies in the wider networks of power relations that differentially distribute nomadic experiences in the contemporary world. The article begins with an examination of the contradictions of nomadic mobility in the era of globalized capitalism and how...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (1): 129–244.
Published: 01 March 2001
..., and by its intersection with various other disciplines, from epistemology to narrative theory. The argument starts by exposing the “dead end fallacy” that vitiates traditional approaches: they would rule out a priori, as“unacceptable/unreadable,” instances of factivity that apparently contradict themselves...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (3): 369–393.
Published: 01 September 2020
... Collector of Worlds , and Sibylle Lewitscharoff’s Blumenberg explore the gaps, fissures, and contradictions in the dichotomy of faith and reason which so haunts the present engagement with religion. They depict nineteenth- and twentieth-century protagonists who embrace a disenchanted outlook on the world...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 61–93.
Published: 01 March 2000
... to the contradiction between avant-garde poetry's stance of rebellion and its inevitable historicization. Less attention has been paid to the relationship between the negated or undermined tradition and the process whereby experimentation becomes a new tradition. In this paper I explore these questions with reference...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (1): 91–122.
Published: 01 March 2002
... to this apparent contradiction by examining how Behn employs the psychology of transgressive love to model the relation between the king and his subjects. By drawing selectively from the different sets of inferences present in the conceptual spaces of passionate love and autocratic power, Behn produces an unstable...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (3): 597–614.
Published: 01 September 2006
... of postmodern capitalism, its tensions, oppositions, and contradictions. Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2006 Beck, Ulrich 1995 Ecological Politics in the Age of Risk (Cambridge, UK: Polity). Benjamin, Walter 1969 “Theses on the Philosophy of History,” in Illuminations , translated...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (4): 619–652.
Published: 01 December 2007
... of Swann's passion, the story presents nine different falling-in-love scenes, which, it seems, contradict the prevailing view that Swann's tale is a relatively “easy” section of Proust's novel. Indeed, I argue here that the illusive transparency of Un amour de Swann is at the heart of a textual mechanism...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (4): 437–518.
Published: 01 December 2013
... of member brought together within the structure; their size, number, forms of transmission, order of appearance, representational proportion, and possible interrelations (overlap, partial overlap, contradiction, expansion or summary of a previous member). Above all, the analysis relates these interplays...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (4): 641–674.
Published: 01 December 2016
... contradictions resulting from the recent aesthetically and historically detached approaches of narratological and postmodernist analyses. © 2016 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2016 Edgar Allan Poe detective fiction self-reflective irony narratology References Baudrillard...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (1): 117–139.
Published: 01 March 2020
... . In their conclusions, End Zone and the Tractatus analogously seek to undo themselves to overcome the inherent limitations of logic and language. © 2020 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2020 logic form tautology contradiction silence References Adorno Theodor . ( 1967 ) 1983...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (1): 151–158.
Published: 01 March 2020
... a moving invocation of the primal unity between the two lovers. It is also a classic example of a logi- cal contradiction: I am not-I. Catherine s recourse to bad logic, Wright argues, allows her to seize on the communicability and social intelligibility of logical reasoning without sacrificing...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 443–447.
Published: 01 June 2000
... analysis of the poem: she exploits ambiguities and inherent contradictions to show the ten- sion between human desire for stability, on the one hand, and inevitable tendencies toward disorder and dissolution, on the other. In later chap...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (2): 377–384.
Published: 01 June 2008
... contradiction . . . liée á une contradiction en savoir et vouloir” (254) [sus- pense by means of contradiction . . . linked to a contradiction between knowing and wishing] and “rappel” (ibid.; recalling). Although chapters 8 through 11 are devoted to these five categories, the claim Baroni makes...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (3): 603–609.
Published: 01 September 2008
...). Bellosta, Marie-Christine 1990 Céline ou l'art de la contradiction: Lecture de Voyage au bout de la nuit (Paris: Presses universitaires de France). Birnbaum, Pierre 1993 “La France aux Français!” Histoire des haines nationalistes (Paris: Seuil). Compagnon, Antoine 2006 Les Antimodernes...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (1): 139–142.
Published: 01 March 2003
... contours of some of this corpus, in par- ticular Le Dernier mot, L’Idylle, and Le Très-Haut. A number of contradictions also come to trouble the solidity of certain arguments. For instance, Blanchot’s fiction is not the ‘‘new novel...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (4): 633–674.
Published: 01 December 2006
... tied to human awareness? If we were not here to observe the world, would wave functions never collapseWastheuniverse a vastly different place before human consciousness evolved on planet earth For the proponents of multiple universes, the logical contradiction as well as the problematic decisive...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (1): 161–179.
Published: 01 March 2002
... is of course nonscientific, may be leaky with self-contradiction, and often enough is not even articulable by the ‘‘folk Still it is a quite specifiable, real, and powerful understanding of the mind. On the one hand, because folk psy- chology in some form exists universally, it must have emerged over time...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (4): 651–655.
Published: 01 December 2021
... discrete beginnings or endings” (56). The genealogical branch that matters most here takes us from Henri Bergson to T. S. Eliot and his essay “Tradition and the Individual Talent” (1919). Baron's journey through the intricacies and contradictions of Bergson's theories provides a fascinating bridge between...