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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (3): 439–469.
Published: 01 September 2003
... Tolstoy's extensions and elaborations of metaphors for Truth and Falsehood in his postconversion works, and I argue that they comprise a central metaphorical motif, the full complexity of which has yet to be appreciated, in his novella “The Death of Ivan Il'ich.” © 2003 by the Porter Institute for Poetics...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (1): 85–102.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Brian McGrath In the Death Penalty seminar, Derrida is on the side of abolition. The seminar has in mind an end: the end of the death penalty. But this end is not simple or straightforward, for as Derrida explores, the death penalty is nothing other than an attempt to control the end by making...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (3): 615–623.
Published: 01 September 2006
... Violence and the Sacred, translated by Patrick Gregory (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press). Horrox, Rosemary 1999 “Purgatory, Prayer, and Plague: 1150-1380,” in Death in England , edited by Peter C. Jupp and Clare Gittings, 90 -118 (Manchester: Manchester University Press). Jacob...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (2): 261–279.
Published: 01 June 2020
... Investigations’ .” Philosophical Topics 27 , no. 2 : 255 – 85 . Baider Lee Wein Simon 2001 . “ Reality and Fugues in Physicians Facing Death: Confrontation, Coping, and Adaptation at the Bedside .” Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology 40 , no. 2 : 97 – 103 . Benjamin Walter...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 393–421.
Published: 01 June 2000
...Elana Gomel This article discusses the cultural genealogy of the image of Dr. Death:the godlike surgeon with power over life and death, who uses this power to torture and mutilate. First appearing in H. G. Wells's The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), this image has become firmly associated with Nazi...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (1): 103–119.
Published: 01 March 2021
... published and unpublished seminars that Derrida delivered chiefly in Europe and North America. Highlights of the various essays are reviewed and at various points some few issues of a critical nature are raised for consideration. The seminars Life Death (1975–76), Hospitality (1995–96) and Death Penalty...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 181–204.
Published: 01 June 2023
... that, blows up conventional chronological accounts of life. In this poem, death, instead of looming on the horizon, is internalized as the point of transition from one page to the next, the death of an event being the birth of another. Everyday life thus reveals itself in all its subtle variety, its...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 299–321.
Published: 01 June 2001
... difficult by wide-scale language death during the twentieth century and the accompanying death of cultural traditions. In the case of the first people of South Africa, the bushmen, this process was further complicated by their depiction in museum exhibits and displays as “living fossils,”alienated from...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (3): 597–614.
Published: 01 September 2006
... to the circus in ruins and the ever-present nightmare shadows of death, in the midst of dreamworld pleasure and titillation, which hovers over the circus. This means rethinking the role of representation and nostalgia which Carmeli finds underlying the lion act to see how the act, the artist Howes...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (3): 387–413.
Published: 01 September 2016
.... Both writers, as discussed in the article, treat life and matter as open and dynamic in their potentiality, filled with hope for transcendence of death and perishing without transcending the material, which in turn redefines our thinking of nature and the social world. These two thinkers, though...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (3): 443–472.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Alexis Lothian The theme of this and the previous special issue has been a flashpoint in the interdisciplinary field of queer studies since Lee Edelman's influential No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive (2004). Edelman argues that to be queer is to oppose futurity, coining the term...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., and New York University, encompass material presented as early as 1959 and as late as 2003.With Derrida’s death in 2004, the seminar publications —projected to continue well into the 2050s — became the principal source of all Derrida’s future, posthumous publications, now under the direction of Katie...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 261–285.
Published: 01 June 2023
..., and creative writing exercises of the participants will show how these readers draw on both form and ideology when making sense of and coming to terms with the life and death of the main character, an eighty-two-year-old widow who descends from the hill to die and to follow her beloved to the grave...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (3): 409–433.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Ian Tan Abstract This essay considers the abstract aesthetics of J. M. Coetzee's Jesus trilogy— The Childhood of Jesus , The Schooldays of Jesus , and The Death of Jesus —as emphasizing the pertinence of the religious in terms of a rupturing of an ontotheological vision of the world. It analyzes...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (1): 125–235.
Published: 01 March 2006
... repertoire with the temporalities of history, via survival tactics and more strategic dishabituating resources; the models that capture, or emplot, its birth-death-revival (hi)stories; its transfer from the life of art to the art of living; and, most fundamental, its endless form/function interplay in both...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (3): 395–416.
Published: 01 September 2020
... returning to life exactly as they were at the point of death and in search of a renewed purpose and an ultimate destiny. This, the article suggests, can constitute a form of latter-day resurrection. The article shows how both series present established religion as incapable of recognizing the return...
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Published: 01 December 2023
Figure 2 The Devil Striking Witches out of the Book of Life, and Inscribing them in the Book of Death , woodcut, in Francesco Maria Guazzo's Compendium maleficarum , Milan: Apud Haeredes August. Tradati, 1608. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library. More
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (1): 9–21.
Published: 01 March 2021
... sublated by philosophy and its teaching. Keywords life/death, Nietzsche, Franc ois Jacob, program, death penalty, Jacques Derrida It is a little before 5:00 p.m. on a Wednesday afternoon. In a large room, which we would call an auditorium rather than a classroom, still less a semi- nar room, many people...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (1): 121–124.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Armando Mastrogiovanni Reproducing with Derrida Dawne McCance, The Reproduction of Life Death: Derrida s La vie la mort. New York, NY: Fordham University Press, 2019. ix1191 pp. During the academic year 1975 76, Jacques Derrida taught a seminar at the E´cole normale supe´rieure (ENS) under...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (3): 379–407.
Published: 01 September 2023
... that he altered, censured, and destroyed key pieces of Plath's late writings to control the narrative surrounding her death and their tumultuous marriage, and, presumably, to protect his public image. In addition to altering Plath's intended arrangement of Ariel , Hughes omitted some of its most damming...