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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (3): 543–567.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Christopher D. Kilgore; Dan Irving This article tracks the evolution of the concept “event” through several iterations in narrative theory, from the compact, nugget-like verbal object favored in structuralist accounts, through the expanded multipart schema adapted from cognitive studies, to a more...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (1-2): 255–258.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Eyal Segal Hühn Peter , Eventfulness in British Fiction . Berlin : de Gruyter , 2010 . viii + 213 pp. © 2013 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2013 New Books at a Glance Peter Hu¨ hn, Eventfulness in British Fiction. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2010. viii 1213 pp...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (1): 49–66.
Published: 01 March 2021
... for his teaching but also as a problematic of the seminars that he gave, the author argues that Derrida precisely embraced the ambivalence of a space at once caught up in the politics of reproduction, hegemony, and tradition and, to that very extent, the site of a potential “event.” © 2021 by Porter...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (3): 437–460.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Darja Filippova This article discusses the performance events “Do Not Believe Your Eyes” (2000) and “Ally/Foe” (2010) by Russian artist Oleg Mavromatti in the framework of a single durational event that critiques the sacralization of public space in Russia. The public reception of the performances...
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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 (2018) 39 (1): 113–129.
Published: 01 February 2018
... conception of character. The first consciousness, that of the narrative audience, involves the reader projecting herself or himself into an observer position within the story world—as if under an invisibility cloak—and thus taking the characters and events as real. The second consciousness...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 299–318.
Published: 01 June 2018
..., the recipient is no longer simply reading an ekphrastic poem but engaged in an activity of reading, viewing, and listening, whereby ekphrasis becomes part of a multisensory “event.” Digital “remediation” has given the ekphrastic writer a new creative freedom to work with the visual arts. In particular, software...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (4): 669–704.
Published: 01 December 2020
... pictures can convey essential story events in a predetermined order and reliably convey the timeline of these events. This implies that such single pictures can be narratives even according to narrow definitions of the concept. Copyright © 2020 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2020...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (4): 503–537.
Published: 01 December 2020
... as variable events, boldly problematize communication and cognitive processes in networks—whether they are implemented in computer systems by secret agencies or corporations. Hatcher’s critique of black boxes entails re-creating issues of security, control and surveillance, as digital systems are increasingly...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (3): 425–448.
Published: 01 September 2021
... these prototypes on narrative genres such as historiography and fiction, it compares the configuration of narratives designed to inform readers about the signification of a past event with the emplotment of narratives aiming to immerse readers in a simulated past or a fictive storyworld. While contemporary...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (2): 175–207.
Published: 01 June 2005
... borders determined by the inherent character of specific events rather than as subjective borders determined by the way an event is experienced. In this essay I propose a different model. Taking as my example the work of Emily Dickinson—a poet whose descriptions of psychic distress, often presumed...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 261–273.
Published: 01 June 2006
... of past events, thus advancing from a rival to a partner of historiography. The question to be asked is no longer merely what has happened? but also how was the event experienced, how is it remembered and passed on to succeeding generations? The new mnemo-historical genre of video testimony is analyzed...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (1-2): 53–118.
Published: 01 June 2013
..., previously unrecognized features of medieval and other premodern texts. Possible world theory and the concept of virtual narratives, in particular, can show that medieval narratives are also structured by events (e.g., plans, dreams) that, though thoroughly described, are never realized: they remain, instead...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (1): 137–158.
Published: 01 March 2004
... of what has been called the poetry of witness or trauma literature. Critics of those subgenres have suggested that literature need not be historically accurate, nor even refer directly to those traumatic events. Yasusada takes that a step further, offering an example of how heteronyms can be used to offer...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 503–519.
Published: 01 September 2000
... has developed a performative theory of gender. The shifts in this concept pose questions about how to think about the constitutive force of language, the nature of discursive events, and literature as an act. © 2000 by the Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2000 Austin, J. L. 1975...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (2): 249–268.
Published: 01 June 2016
... that historicization denies the very nature of the revolutionary event. By considering the French revolutionary calendar and the concept of time it expresses, this article argues that neither interpretation fully grasps the French Revolution's own temporality. I apply Andrew Abbott's distinction between lyrical...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (4): 659–688.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Lauren Shohet Andrew Marvell's “Upon Appleton House” meditates on when and how forms and events become meaningful. The poem reveals the limitations of criticism that assumes rather than questions what constitutes history. Drawing on the literary-historical conventions of its inherited country house...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (2): 295–308.
Published: 01 June 2016
... (such as concepts of repetition and event) and an exegesis of what remains, and remains to be elaborated, in the utopianism of Leninism. I am particularly interested in the force of Fredric Jameson's call for “anti-anti-utopianism” in understanding the aesthetic and political processes of “repeating Lenin...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2009
... and of issuance, if different; textual content; occurrence in the chronology of political and cultural events under the totalitarian regime; and type of technology used in production. The applicability of such criteria is tested against the varied samizdat activities of the Czech poet and philosopher Egon Bondy...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2004
... of meaning production typically found in literary forms. In particular, anecdotal materials are the fragmented“stuff” of historical narratization: they facilitate the shaping of historical events into stories and more or less formalized“facts.” This essay examines how the New Historicist anecdote remodels...