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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (2): 207–227.
Published: 01 June 2021
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (3): 414–417.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Eyal Segal Olson Greta ., ed., Current Trends in Narratology . Berlin : de Gruyter , 2011 . viii + 367 pp. © 2013 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2013 New Books at a Glance Frederick Aldama, ed., Analyzing World Fiction: New Horizons in Narrative Theory...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (4): 628–631.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Jaén Isabel and Simon Julien J. , eds.. Cognitive Literary Studies: Current Themes and New Directions . Austin : University of Texas Press , 2012 . xv + 261 pp. © 2014 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2014 New Books at a Glance Edward Adams, Liberal...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (2): 191–218.
Published: 01 June 2022
... affordances for a critical engagement with the current celebration of narrative. How should a narrative theorist position oneself vis-à-vis these developments that are currently changing the public notions of what narratives are and what they can do? By drawing from narrative hermeneutics and cognitive...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 319–347.
Published: 01 June 2000
... well displace the relativistic interpretive paradigms that have dominated the humanities for the last few decades. Through a review of a number of recently published works, I assess the situation of these two fields in relation to the specific, currently reigning approaches to literary study as well...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 579–596.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Erin James Highlighting a trend in current models of narrative empathy that suggests that readers’ ability to empathize with nonhuman characters is dependent wholly on anthropomorphization, this essay explores two narratives that feature chimp characters—Colin McAdam’s A Beautiful Truth and Karen...
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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 (2003) 24 (1): 91–126.
Published: 01 March 2003
... of the literary system. This critical introduction aspires to rekindle interest in Polysystem Theory and briefly illustrates its application from the author's current research. © 2003 by the Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2003 Abzug, Robert H. 1999 America Views the Holocaust, 1933–1945...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (4): 673–694.
Published: 01 December 2003
...Douglas A. Brooks The guest editors of this special issue, James A. Knapp and Jeffrey Pence,contend that the current preoccupation with the materiality of things has usually generated a polarization between “history” and“theory” in literary criticism, whereby the work of scholars who continue...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 March 2000
...Brian McHale When, in 1944, William Carlos Williams defined a poem as “a small (or large) machine made of words,” he had in mind as a model for poetry the precision machines of speed and power celebrated by other modernist writers and visual artists. But this was not the only machine model current...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 515–548.
Published: 01 June 2001
... and cultural disposi-tions initially derived from the nineteenth-century missionary enterprise in South Africa and(2) a means of strategically transforming this repertoire “from below,” in keeping with the current needs and interests of many black South Africans. Providing their readers with an efficient means...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (4): 795–827.
Published: 01 December 2001
... and rhetoric have been linked in these recent theories and the ways literature has been excluded from this nexus. Turning to the Middle Ages,the article examines a different nexus between literature and rhetoric. Whereas advertising is typically seen in current theory as fundamentally“antipoetic...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (1): 141–160.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Alan Richardson The new intellectual climate inaugurated by the cognitive revolution can help elicit neglected contexts for literary historical study, to pose new questions for analysis and reopen old ones. The current challenge to social constructionist accounts of subjectivity, for example, can...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (3): 473–494.
Published: 01 September 2016
... beyond the confines of the current socioeconomic order, a possibility that has been under pressure since the rise of neoliberalism in the 1980s. Elliott Hall's dystopian noir thriller The Rapture (2010), which is part of his Strange trilogy, offers an acute diagnosis of the difficulties besetting...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 417–428.
Published: 01 September 2017
.... The foreword also attempts to resituate Historical Poetics within current debates on “world literature.” In this light it reconsiders the work of Mikhail Bakhtin, suggesting that he performed a flight away from the largely Eurocentric tenor of the Russian Formalists. © 2017 by Porter Institute for Poetics...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 183–199.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Virginia Pignagnoli As we enter a new literary period succeeding postmodernism, the models and methods of our theories are called into question vis-à-vis their ability to effectively frame the formal features describing contemporary literary narratives. The article surveys current discussions...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 225–243.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Renate Brosch This introduction briefly surveys the current expansion of ekphrasis in terms of genres, visual objects, modes of writing, and cues for reader response. Drawing on suggestions from the subsequent individual essays that provide categories for organizing the great variety of ekphrases...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2019
... texts, and visual artifacts) have “invaded” the disciplinary borders, while literary texts have “leaked” into other disciplines, such as history, sociology, political science, and medicine. Moreover, in the academic field of literature, two opposing camps are currently competing. On one side...
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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 (2019) 40 (2): 183–187.
Published: 01 June 2019
... that until now have attracted comparatively little attention in multimodality studies, including not only multimodal novels, comics, and films but also current television programs, video games, and other forms of digital media. On the other hand, and no less importantly, the articles collected here engage...