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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (4): 695–715.
Published: 01 December 2017
.... Reading them one after the other is an interesting experience, because there are numerous divergences, and these raise important questions concerning especially the relationship between narratology, or narrative theory, and history. This essay aims to deepen this experience and to offer a comparative...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (4): 829–852.
Published: 01 December 2001
...David Darby This essay compares two distinct traditions of narrative theory: on the one hand, that of structuralist narratology as it emerged in the 1960s and in its various subsequent manifestations; on the other, that of German-language Erzähltheorie as codified in the 1950s, with a prehistory...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (1): 173–180.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Gal Hertz galhertz@gmail.com Amir Eshel , Poetic Thinking Today: An Essay . Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press , 2019 . xvi + 219 pp. Copyright © 2022 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2022 Amir Eshel has an ambitious project, which he began formulating...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (4): 710–712.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Eyal Segal New Books at a Glance Mark J. Bruhn and Donald R. Wehrs, eds., Cognition, Literature, and History. New York: Routledge, 2014. xii 1 271 pp. This collection of essays mirrors the promise, the accomplishments, and the challenges of cognitive literary studies. Not only the academic...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (1): 143–144.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Eyal Segal 2003 New Books at a Glance 6828 POETICS TODAY / 24:1 / sheet 145 of 151 Brian Richardson, ed., Narrative Dynamics: Essays on Time, Plot, Closure, and Frames. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, xi...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (4): 753–755.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Eyal Segal Coll-Tellechea Reyes McDaniel Sean , eds., The “Lazarillo” Phenomenon: Essays on the Adventures of a Classic Text . Lewisburg, PA : Bucknell University Press , 2010 . 202 pp. © 2012 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2012 New Books at a Glance...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (4): 617–622.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Rader Ralph W. ., Fact, Fiction, and Form: Selected Essays ., edited by Phelan James and Richter David H. . Columbus : Ohio State University Press , 2011 . xii + 369 pp. © 2014 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2014 New Books at a Glance Edward Adams...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (3): 548–550.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Eyal Segal 2004 New Books at a Glance Julian Preece, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Kafka. Cambridge: Cambridge Uni- versity Press, 2002. xix + 254 pp. This collection of fourteen essays aims to offer a rounded contemporary account and appraisal of this distinctive and influential...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 205–230.
Published: 01 June 2023
...Daniel Dufournaud Abstract If speed is a cornerstone of contemporary life, then one of the most difficult hurdles to overcome in the fight against agism is the fact that senescence entails a slowing down of the human body and mind. The question this essay asks is whether this form of life can...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (1): 107–125.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Paul Grimstad In his essay “The Philosophy of Composition” (1846), Edgar Allan Poe describes how he composed his lyric poem “The Raven” by following a series of predetermined steps. My essay shows how Poe's description of composition as rule following both has suggestive affinities...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (2): 289–321.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Miranda Burgess This essay explores two approaches to affect in literary theory. The first of these approaches locates affect in discrete bodies and persons. The second views affect as a phenomenon anterior to the distinction of persons: a flow of energy among bodies as well as between bodies...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 129–150.
Published: 01 March 2000
...Libbie Rifkin This essay attempts to reframe the scholarship on postwar avant-gardist practice by rereading an event some commentators consider the beginning of the academic cooptation of the avant-garde: the Berkeley Poetry Conference of 1965. Held just after the anthology wars had established...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (4): 563–603.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Matthew Sharpe This essay undertakes a close analysis of Leo Strauss’s remarkable but undertreated Leo Strauss on Plato’s “Symposium,” reading it as opening a privileged purview of his own (and his students’) wider understandings of philosophy, poetry, and politics. The essay begins by drawing out...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (4): 689–730.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Monika Fludernik Taking its inspiration from cognitive narratology and particularly the work of Alan Palmer on the Victorian novel, this essay examines to what extent collective minds can be traced in early modern narratives. One of the typical sites of intermental thought is the representation...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (4): 605–634.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Luc Herman; Bart Vervaeck This essay aims to clarify how literary and nonliterary narratives function in society and culture. To reach this broad goal, it first presents a general framework inspired by the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu and the American New Historicist Stephen Greenblatt...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (1): 175–195.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Timothy Dow Adams This essay considers the history of photography in fiction, concentrating on issues of genre. Starting with a survey of nineteenth-century novels which included physical photographs, the essay moves to twentieth-century novels, discussing ways in which the generic rules of written...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (1): 67–88.
Published: 01 March 2009
... was concealed throughout the text and marked by subtle hints. In this essay, I explore the implications of game playing as elaborated in Trifonov's most subversive, though officially published and uncensored, text, the novella House on the Embankment ( Dom na Naberezhnoi , 1976). In analyzing Trifonov's novella...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (1): 51–79.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Jan Baetens This essay deals with the question of the multiple constraints that determine the production of highly commercialized literature, namely, novelization. As a literary genre, novelization is easy to define: it is the novelistic adaptation of an original film or, more specifically...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (2): 153–215.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Eyal Segal This essay explores closure in the detective story, a genre that is generally recognized as a paradigm case of strong closure and thus has a special claim to notice in a general study of narrative closure. The essay starts by outlining a theoretical model of narrative closure based...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (4): 721–785.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Jeroen Vandaele What is narrative humor? With this question in mind, my essay (in two parts) reviews several studies of narrative and humor. Part 1 discusses Edmond Wright (2005), who argues that both humor and narrative crucially require audiences or readers to switch between “intentional...