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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (1): 81–103.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of incompatibility and incongruence. Between two powerful superfluities – of language and of the real – this article situates the poetic text in the space made by a pincer movement. First it discusses linguistic excess – the realization that there is nothing outside text, that reality is always linguistically...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (1): 143–164.
Published: 01 March 2007
... to a movement of thought that unfolds in excess of received hermeneutic paradigms. Neologizing in Finnegans Wake: Beyond a Typology of the Wakean Portmanteau Ruben Borg English, Hebrew University, Jerusalem Abstract  This essay discusses the portmanteau as a privileged rhetorical figure...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (4): 641–674.
Published: 01 December 2016
... terms would be its “climax” by retarding the satisfaction of curiosity in readers through rhetori- cal means that work to sustain the reader’s interest through excess as the Ferna´ ndez-Santiago † Divination and Comparison 645 satisfaction of curiosity in the primary story...
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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 (2005) 26 (2): 175–207.
Published: 01 June 2005
...Benjamin Friedlander Trauma theory posits an unrepresentable excess to experience, but because most studies of trauma deal with experiences that are known and named, at least in general terms (for instance, the Holocaust), there is a tendency to treat the limits of representation as objective...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (1): 155–173.
Published: 01 March 2008
..., a constructive process that in announcing itself as and passing for the real renders description itself excessive. The photograph’s documentary power, then, relies less on the preci- sion of representation or on any apparent transparency than on the super- fluity of the descriptive. This excess...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (2): 295–308.
Published: 01 June 2016
... ). 2002a “I Am a Fighting Atheist,” interview with Henwood Doug , Bad Subjects 59 ( 2002 ), bad.eserver.org/issues/2002/59/zizek.html . 2002b Revolution at the Gates ( New York : Verso ). 2002c Welcome to the Desert of the Real ( New York : Verso ). 2003 The Puppet...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (2): 289–321.
Published: 01 June 2011
.... Each allegedly arises from a pervasive urge “to detoxify the excesses of body, thought, and feeling” by separating acts of mind from the impulses of a body represented as “lump- ish” and “recalcitrant” (ibid.: 113). In common usage and current theory alike, that is, Sedgwick detects...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (4): 683–698.
Published: 01 December 2019
... elaborate authoritarian fictional works use specific rhetorical tactics to soften or compensate for the excess of their message and to appeal to nonsympathizers. Focusing on chapters 9 and 10 of Runaway Horses , where the novel shifts from a classical and realist tone (chapters 1 to 8) to an ideological...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (4): 499–528.
Published: 01 December 2015
... world itself: from the channel to the object of narration. In communicative terms, when a represented object bears on “real life,” all the components of discourse (the object, the representation, the judging of its truthfulness or reliability, the speaker as representer, and the addressee...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (4): 795–805.
Published: 01 December 2007
... and insights of narratology accessible to the nonspecialist because narratives cannot fail to be bound up with the real- life contexts of their production and reception and because all readers are affected, in one way or another and to a greater or lesser degree, by the ways in which “living gets...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (3): 461–465.
Published: 01 September 2021
.... Wong have recently stated in “Undisciplining Victorian Studies” ( 2020 ): “Engaging histories of slavery and empire aren't simply optional presentist critical moves, but rather required methods for understanding the endurance of conflict and strife precisely as real and ongoing violence...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (4): 605–634.
Published: 01 December 2017
... Theory ( Berlin : De Gruyter ). Nielsen Henrik Skov . 2011 “ Unnatural Narratology, Impersonal Voices, Real Authors, and Non-Communicative Narration .” In Unnatural Narratives—Unnatural Narratology , edited by Alber Jan Heinze Rüdiger , 71 – 88 ( Berlin : De Gruyter...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (3): 443–472.
Published: 01 September 2016
... as in narratives of progress and hope. In the quotation with which I opened, for example, Orwell’s boot stamping on the human face is portrayed as a future to fear. Yet as we are invited to contemplate the horrors of the future, our attention is directed away from real faces already ground into oblivion...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 131–158.
Published: 01 February 2018
... of narrative anachronies implicitly assumes “the existence of a kind of zero degree that would be a condition of perfect temporal correspondence between narrative and story. This point of reference is more hypothetical than real. Folklore narrative habitually con- forms, at least in its major articulations...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 393–421.
Published: 01 June 2000
..., is the paradigmatic figure of Dr. Death, a ruthless surgeon, a monster-maker who indiscriminately destroys and creates life. This icon, often related to the real-life Auschwitz physician Josef Mengele, is found everywhere: in anguished...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (3): 387–413.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., Rozanov 2008a, 2008b. 6. For an introduction to post – World War I Western messianic thought, see Moltmann, 1996: 29 – 48. 7. The Spirit of Utopia later unfolded into the excessive ensemble of the utopian images of The Principle of Hope (1995) (Das Prinzip Hoffnung, 1954 – 59). 390 Poetics Today 37...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (2): 251–289.
Published: 01 June 2002
..., orderliness and precision—a prevalent topic is the necessity of unity and, correspondingly, the exigency of eliminating ambiguity, deviation, and excess. As an example of the book’s political theory, we may consult an essay suitably titled ‘‘Sticking to One [Principle Zhi yi’’ An army must...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (4): 635–652.
Published: 01 December 2009
... disconcerting character trait about the inventor whose concepts I am attempting to describe: he would, so to speak, never actually compose. He wanted to distract the attention, in his view excessive, that is brought to bear on the products of all the operations in the artistic creation of verbal...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 March 2008
.... In a paradoxical movement, photographs, when taken out of their original contexts and included in a fictional narrative, become fictional themselves. Inversely, the narrative is ostensibly turned toward the real (i.e., it is substantiated). Analyses of photography in fiction thus need...