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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (3-4): 253–299.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Françoise Lavocat When, why, and how do people write about a natural disaster? The article characterizes three ways of narrating catastrophe—allegorical, anecdotal, and historical—and shows that a shift toward the historical narrative takes place at the beginning of the seventeenth century, more...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 157–179.
Published: 01 June 2023
...Jacob Jewusiak Abstract Associated with disaster metaphors such as floods, avalanches, tsunamis, and icebergs, older people have come to take the symbolic form of the environmental impacts they are imagined causing. Yet even as older people are posited as the cause and imaginatively take the shape...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (4): 695–727.
Published: 01 December 2003
... the problems that nag materialist epistemologies, I examine the role of material(ocular) proof in Othellogy , in the form of the much discussed handkerchief. Drawing on Maurice Merleau-Ponty's ontology of perception, I argue that Othellogy provides a parable about the disaster of confusing the objecthood...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 89–110.
Published: 01 June 2023
.... In place of a linear time fixed by intentional goals, life for all the tragic, transient figures who populate Weather is characterized by a kind of waiting described as “milling.” Sylvia—Lizzie's old college professor and now a celebrity academic—explains, “There is a period after every disaster in which...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (2): 257–279.
Published: 01 June 2005
... (1906 [1779]: 112), explaining his distaste for John Milton’s elegiac ‘‘Lycidas and the obverse rule of thumb is apparent in the art that reacted to the immedi- ate disaster. Grief seemed to instill a desire to communicate ‘‘directly’’ and to disdain ‘‘art’’ificial figures, elegant verse, complex...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 473–488.
Published: 01 June 2006
... (Boston: Mariner Books). Raczymow, Henri 1994 “Memory Shot through with Holes,” Yale French Studies 85 : 98 -105. Randle, Judith 2004 “Deaths, Disasters, and Traumas: Changing Meanings of the Word `Survivor,' 1850-Present.” PhD diss. , University of California, Berkeley. van Alphen...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (1): 81–103.
Published: 01 March 2019
... , by Jameson Fredric , translated and epilogue by SokerSchwager Hanna , 103 – 33 . Tel Aviv : Resling . Forthcoming . “ The Birth of Poetry from the Music of Disaster: Divine Violence in the Poetry of Meir Wieseltier .” Modern Jewish Studies . Soker-Schwager Hanna , ed. 2014...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 399–423.
Published: 01 June 2006
...). But in the poster’s din we also see a blowup of Delbo’s left arm, its concentration camp number an indelible smudge. How to respond? The proportions are eye-catching, visually pleasing; they reproduce Delbo’s image as forethought to the symposium’s title: ‘‘Disaster and After But something jars: everything...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (1): 127–147.
Published: 01 March 2022
... such an act of erasure also to themselves, retreating from the endangered coast or disappearing altogether. Frank had already moved to higher ground before disaster struck. Witnessing the devastation visited by Hurricane Sandy on his former beach house, he imagines a disaster tourist asking himself: “What can...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (1): 171–201.
Published: 01 March 2011
... Hazard , 516 – 29 ( New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich ). Siegel Lee 2005 `` The Imagination of Disaster (Review of McEwan, Saturday) , Nation , April 11 , www.thenation.com/issue/april-11–2005 . Slimak Louis Jason 2007 `` A Mind with a View: Cognitive Science...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (2): 349–389.
Published: 01 June 2011
... with the par- 352 Poetics Today 32:2 ticipants in and victims of the events of The Dynasts is a fruitless task for the Spirit of the Pities, because it cannot act compassionately or altruistically to avert the disasters into which human agents blunder. Yet, for Hardy, this Spirit’s strenuous...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (3): 327–346.
Published: 01 September 2020
.... Outliving the disaster brought back from the deep as though from the grave these random items acquired the aura of religious relics. This conforms with our general experience, the narrator muses: Every spirit passing through the world fingers the tangible and mars the mutable, and finally has come to look...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (2): 241–244.
Published: 01 June 2012
... fundamentally different chronotopes, namely, the epic and the novelistic (or protonove- listic in Milton’s case), as defined by Bakhtin. In both cases, this hetero- chronicity stems from the text’s response to what is perceived by its author as a historical disaster of great magnitude—the failure...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (2): 244–247.
Published: 01 June 2012
..., this hetero- chronicity stems from the text’s response to what is perceived by its author as a historical disaster of great magnitude—the failure of the seventeenth century English Republic and the terrorist attack of 9/11, respectively. Joy Ladin reflects on the chronotope in lyric poetry—a topic...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (2): 247–249.
Published: 01 June 2012
... by Bakhtin. In both cases, this hetero- chronicity stems from the text’s response to what is perceived by its author as a historical disaster of great magnitude—the failure of the seventeenth century English Republic and the terrorist attack of 9/11, respectively. Joy Ladin reflects on the chronotope...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 363–391.
Published: 01 June 2017
... are hurled from their thrones by the Supreme Director of this great drama and become the objects of insult to the base, and of pity to the good, we behold such disasters in the moral, as we should behold a miracle in the physical order of things. We are alarmed into reflection; our minds (as it has...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (4): 581–611.
Published: 01 December 2005
... into our conception of the past. Looking back at twentieth-century history, Arendt proposes to estrange the immanency of disaster. To do so, one has to ‘‘look for the unforseeable and unpredictable for ‘‘the more heavily the scales are weighted in favor of the disaster, the more miraculous...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (3): 463–486.
Published: 01 September 2023
... aristocracy, and the Red Army. It keeps an eye on the 2014 war with Russia by introducing ruminations on death from an army surgeon. It includes the 1986 Chornobyl nuclear disaster and the Holocaust to show how both events affected the family of one of its central characters. The novel also ridicules what...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (1): 79–111.
Published: 01 March 2005
... as Lord Chelmsford, whose forces had been massacred by the Zulus at Isandhlwana. Stormberg, Spion Kop, Magers- fontein, might have been even more appalling disasters had he been in com- mand’’ (ibid cast a revealing light on the reasons for the waves of vio- lence which accompanied his appointment...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (2): 217–240.
Published: 01 June 2012
... Are Closer than They Appear ,” in Fata Morgana , 67 – 68 ( Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press ). 2007b “ Reflections on Poetry and Disaster ,” Reginald Shepherd’s Blog , reginaldshepherd.blogspot.com/search?q=september+11 . 2010 “ The Other’s Other ,” in Orpheus in the Bronx: Essays...