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Poetics Today (1 September 2003) 24 (3): 439–469.
Published: 01 September 2003
... examine 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...
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Poetics Today (1 September 2006) 27 (3): 615–623.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Yoram S. Carmeli Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2006 Spectacle, Death, and a European Traveling One-Ring Circus: A Response to Kenneth Little Yoram S. Carmeli Sociology and Anthropology, Haifa I appreciate the thought that my colleague Kenneth Little has invested in...
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Poetics Today (1 June 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 (1 June 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 (1 September 2006) 27 (3): 597–614.
Published: 01 September 2006
... 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, and the...
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Poetics Today (1 September 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 (1 September 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 (1 March 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 (1 June 2000) 21 (2): 467–469.
Published: 01 June 2000
... relation- ship between voices.The multiplication of the versions of one and the same story shows that words cannot really achieve their meaning: within the sig- nifying process, death and waste are at work. Unexpectedly, this enormous...
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Poetics Today (1 September 2003) 24 (3): 639.
Published: 01 September 2003
... cognitive verbal semantics, on the relationship between a conceptual theory of metaphor and Peircean semiotic theory, and on sensory imagery in ‘‘The Death of Ivan Il’ich He is currently working on a study of Tolstoy’s use of metaphorical analogy in Anna Karenina. David Darby is an associate professor...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2005) 26 (4): 753.
Published: 01 December 2005
... 2005 Notes on Contributors Svetlana Boym is Curt Hugo Reisinger Professor of Slavic and Comparative Litera- ture at Harvard University. She is the author of Death in Quotation Marks (1991), Common Places: Mythologies of Everyday Life in Russia (1994), The Future of Nostalgia (2001...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2013) 34 (1-2): 147–175.
Published: 01 June 2013
... development may be divided into three acts. Act 1 is the Woodifield episode, act 2 is the reenactment of the son’s death, and act 3 is the killing of the fly, with “a mounting intensity, a transition from the near-comic to the near-tragic” (52).1 As various critics have indicated, this plot development has...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2015) 36 (4): 529–560.
Published: 01 December 2015
... condition. Also, when Henry travels to the future a few years after the time of his death, it turns out that his condition has acquired a scientific-sounding term — chrono-dis- placed person (CDP) (374). Moreover, Henry’s time traveling is involuntary and largely unpredict- able: when he leaves...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2016) 37 (4): 605–639.
Published: 01 December 2016
...- tences his son to death by drowning, whereupon the son rushes out of the house and onto a bridge, from which he nimbly jumps into the river below. This bizarre ending seems almost to beg for performative analysis and also suggests that the narrative as a whole might yield new insights when exam- ined...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2006) 27 (2): 489–495.
Published: 01 June 2006
... by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 490 Poetics Today 27:2 they had witnessed during the Holocaust, yet in the end, they had noth- ing further to say. They wrote about the deaths of others and their own survival, but they would not write about their own eventual, self-inflicted...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2012) 33 (2): 217–240.
Published: 01 June 2012
... subjects was integral to a deeper social transformation during which there emerged other institutions besides the prison: for example, the hos- pital and the psychiatric clinic. Their function was to exclude and confine silently what the emergent social system perceived as negative, whether death...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2017) 38 (4): 778–781.
Published: 01 December 2017
...” as the signifier of one’s “death-to-come,” a supposedly inanimate name that continues to “live”—in the sense of living on —“once the animal itself has become cadaverously inanimate” (46). Auto- biography comes to be seen as a “type of automatic regeneration,” adding something to the life that...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2018) 39 (2): 287–297.
Published: 01 June 2018
...] “ The Photographic Message ”, in Barthes 1977 : 15 – 31 . Barthes Roland 1977 [1964] “ Rhetoric of the Image ”, in Barthes 1977 : 32 – 51 . Barthes Roland 1977 [1968] “ The Death of the Author ”, in Barthes 1977 : 142 – 148 . Cortázar Julio 1984...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2010) 31 (2): 313–329.
Published: 01 June 2010
... Dasein manifests itself in the structure of “Being-to-an-end,” of “Being-to-death”: “Temporality gets experienced in a phenomenally primordial way in Dasein’s authen- tic Being-a-whole, in the phenomenon of anticipatory resoluteness” (ibid.: 351 The status of “anticipatory resoluteness” as an...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2002) 23 (1): 181–182.
Published: 01 March 2002
..., College Park. His books include Death is the Mother of Beauty: Mind, Metaphor, Criticism Reading Minds: The Study of English in the Age of Cognitive Science The Literary Mind: The Origins of Thought and Language and Cognitive Dimensions of Social Science Lisa Zunshine is an assistant professor of...