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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 181–204.
Published: 01 June 2023
... generative evanescence paradoxically enriching the life of the poet. Silliman's epic poetry is not, that is, a matter of mastery or life extension (it makes no claims to totalization or immortality) but rather one of life enchantment, achieved through a greater bardic attunement to the granularities...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (1): 117–142.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Nadine Kuperty-Tsur This essay considers the aesthetic changes in French poetry and painting as a result of the Saint Bartholomew's Day massacre in August 1572. By the end of the same year, the formal purity and striving for detailed perfection that defined mannerism were no longer relevant goals...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (4): 779–781.
Published: 01 December 2022
... studies. His book Poetic Prosthetics: Trauma and Language in Contemporary Veteran Writing is forthcoming via the Edinburgh University Press series Advances in Critical Military Studies. Sophus Helle is a postdoctoral researcher at Freie Universität Berlin. His research focuses on Babylonian epic...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (1-2): 258–260.
Published: 01 June 2013
... of key scenes from this epic, shows how it weaves together nostalgia for the heroic ideals of the past with concern for the immediate political and cultural anxieties of the Anglo-Saxon present. Part 2, “Middle English Poetry,” begins with three contextual essays ar- ranged in a way similar...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (1-2): 255–258.
Published: 01 June 2013
... operated in a very different cultural context (by Daniel Anlezark); on wisdom poetry (by David Ashurst); and on the greatest Old English poem, Beowulf (in a second essay by Anlezark). The last essay, through a reading of key scenes from this epic, shows how it weaves together nostalgia for the heroic...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (1-2): 260–263.
Published: 01 June 2013
..., Beowulf (in a second essay by Anlezark). The last essay, through a reading of key scenes from this epic, shows how it weaves together nostalgia for the heroic ideals of the past with concern for the immediate political and cultural anxieties of the Anglo-Saxon present. Part 2, “Middle English Poetry...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (1-2): 263–267.
Published: 01 June 2013
... of key scenes from this epic, shows how it weaves together nostalgia for the heroic ideals of the past with concern for the immediate political and cultural anxieties of the Anglo-Saxon present. Part 2, “Middle English Poetry,” begins with three contextual essays ar- ranged in a way similar...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (1-2): 267–270.
Published: 01 June 2013
..., Beowulf (in a second essay by Anlezark). The last essay, through a reading of key scenes from this epic, shows how it weaves together nostalgia for the heroic ideals of the past with concern for the immediate political and cultural anxieties of the Anglo-Saxon present. Part 2, “Middle English Poetry...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (1-2): 270–273.
Published: 01 June 2013
..., Beowulf (in a second essay by Anlezark). The last essay, through a reading of key scenes from this epic, shows how it weaves together nostalgia for the heroic ideals of the past with concern for the immediate political and cultural anxieties of the Anglo-Saxon present. Part 2, “Middle English Poetry...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (1-2): 273–275.
Published: 01 June 2013
..., Beowulf (in a second essay by Anlezark). The last essay, through a reading of key scenes from this epic, shows how it weaves together nostalgia for the heroic ideals of the past with concern for the immediate political and cultural anxieties of the Anglo-Saxon present. Part 2, “Middle English Poetry...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (1-2): 276–278.
Published: 01 June 2013
..., Beowulf (in a second essay by Anlezark). The last essay, through a reading of key scenes from this epic, shows how it weaves together nostalgia for the heroic ideals of the past with concern for the immediate political and cultural anxieties of the Anglo-Saxon present. Part 2, “Middle English Poetry...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (3): 475–497.
Published: 01 September 2007
..., certain things are allowable in, say, epic poetry that are inappropri- ate for the stage. Supernatural elements that a sympathetic reader can re- create in fantasy will necessarily be incredible on the stage and will destroy the suspension of disbelief that aesthetic pleasure requires (Heiberg...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (3): 393–441.
Published: 01 September 2007
... on beliefs that are justified or true), the positive account given in Ion of epic poetry as inspired rehabilitates literature (epic can be based on beliefs that are true—albeit not logically justified). If, however, epic poetry is not an art, dialectical philosophy is an art. The mature...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (3): 395–426.
Published: 01 September 2002
... at the beginning of a section on the aston- ishing in poetry: One must create the astonishing (thaumastón) in the tragedies; on the other hand, in the epic the incomprehensible (álogon)—which is the chief source of the aston...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 67–92.
Published: 01 February 2018
... (written) Islamic culture, as with the Fulani epics. His concept of oral narrative seems to be identical to oral poetry on the model of the Homeric and guslar (i.e., Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian singers) epics or Gilgamesh. I find this equation of epic oral poetry with oral narrative per se problem- atic...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (3): 521–591.
Published: 01 September 2011
... with critique of epic, for Homer “is the original master and leader of all those fine tragic poets” (Plato Republic 595b; see also Murray and Dorsch 2004: 40). The complaints of Plato (Republic 376d–400c, 576c–92b, 602c–8b) and others that such poetry induces indiscriminate emotional arousal and so...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (1): 89–127.
Published: 01 March 2001
... (Lachman The foregrounding of image details at the expense of plot has become an accepted norm in relation to the modern verse epic: for instance, see Kenner on ‘‘the method of Luminous Detail which is characteristic of Pound’s aesthetics in the Cantos. 102 Poetics Today 22:1 poetry and thus...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (2): 155–205.
Published: 01 June 2009
... American students learn poetry by heart, to their occasional discontent (Lamont 1974; Loseff 2007; Kopper 2007; Tischler 2005). 158 Poetics Today 30:2 book Memory in Oral Traditions: The Cognitive Psychology of Epic, Ballads, and Counting-Out Rhymes. Rubin has shown that in these oral...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (2): 313–329.
Published: 01 June 2010
... to combine a phenomenological approach with structuralist narratology is illustrated by a comparison of Homeric epic with modernist novels. They reconfigure time very differently and highlight that narratives allow us both to enact and to distance the temporal structures of our lives. Whereas evolutionary...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (4): 615–617.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Adams Edward ., Liberal Epic: The Victorian Practice of History from Gibbon to Churchill . Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press , 2011 . x + 322 pp. © 2014 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2014 New Books at a Glance Edward Adams, Liberal Epic...