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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 (2020) 41 (2): 261–279.
Published: 01 June 2020
... Affeldt Steven . 1999 . “ Captivating Pictures and Liberating Language: Freedom as the Achievement of Speech in Wittgenstein’s ‘Philosophical Investigations’ .” Philosophical Topics 27 , no. 2 : 255 – 85 . Baider Lee Wein Simon 2001 . “ Reality and Fugues in Physicians Facing Death...
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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
...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...
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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 (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 published and unpublished seminars that Derrida delivered chiefly in Europe and North America.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 (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 (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 (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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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 (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 (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 (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 (2021) 42 (1): 49–66.
Published: 01 March 2021
... clarified how topics such as the death penalty, testimony, and philosophical nationalism occupied him for years at a time.1 And yet, at the same time, the project has tended to efface or overlook a series of questions that ought, in principle, to come prior to any such publication: questions concerning...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (4): 663–695.
Published: 01 December 2022
... aging, disability, insufficient chains of psychological continuity, or death). 2 I employ the terms bottom-up and top-down here and throughout what follows with something like a game of Jenga in mind, with the former attending to how the self is built up over time, and the latter attending...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (2): 217–240.
Published: 01 June 2012
... 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 itself or “only” disease...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (1-2): 147–175.
Published: 01 June 2013
... it dies, leaving the boss wretched, frightened, and forgetful. As F. W. Bateson and B. Shahevitch (1962) observe, this plot 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...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (4): 605–639.
Published: 01 December 2016
... 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 from...