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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (1): 81–103.
Published: 01 March 2019
... 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 excessthe realization that there is nothing outside text, that reality is always linguistically...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (2): 281–299.
Published: 01 June 2020
... and Early Modern China 291 ing to share, a degree of control over psychosomatic resources; only when such sharing seems excessively one-sided, cynical, or detrimental to well- being does it strike us as unhealthy indeed, as a social species, some degree of attachment to others, and the resulting...
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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, that of the...
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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 and...
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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 (2001) 22 (4): 829–852.
Published: 01 December 2001
... the German tradition has concentrated on rhetoric and voice (with reception theory constituting a largely separate area of inquiry), narratology, which frames the text within a symmetry of real, implied, and fictional intelligences, has always had the potential to pose questions about how narrative...
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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 (2017) 38 (2): 273–293.
Published: 01 June 2017
... affec- tive responsiveness. By virtue of our shared physiques, a measure of these feelings is then incorporated into readers’ lived experience not as anecdotal details but as sense-felt and sense-verified knowledge. Reading thus engen- ders learning of the same kind people gain by real-life...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 429–451.
Published: 01 September 2019
... types of impact (e.g., aesthetic, therapeutic, persuasive) they have been found to generate, and where their power becomes excessive or outright detrimental to reader experience. Together, the evidence suggests that narratives are read through the lens of the reader’s self-schema independently of genre...
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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 (2001) 22 (1): 129–244.
Published: 01 March 2001
..., regret, mind, be sad/glad/odd/ amusing, whose occurrence in the main clause (e.g., ‘‘He knew/real- izedpresupposes the truth of the embedded clause John had left — change-of-state verbs, finish or stop, responsible for the insinuation carried by the proverbial query about whether...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (4): 689–710.
Published: 01 December 2004
... people around him, as the ego so often, in Murdoch's view, obscures reality. On the other hand, love also supplies real insight, and Murdoch, closely following Plato's Phaedrus , shows how Bradley's passion for Julian forces him out of himself, enabling him to see much more than he had previously seen. I...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (1-2): 117–171.
Published: 01 June 2014
... anti- dote, to the excesses of realism and his own English-language predecessors, the Georgians and the Victorians. For Pound (ibid.: 248), the enemy of modernism was “the prevailingly active line-up in England in the 1900 to 1910s” of “Wells-Bennet-Chesterton.” “Joyce’s influence,” Pound (ibid...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (3): 501–568.
Published: 01 September 2006
... Rules of Art , translated by Susan Emanuel (Cambridge: Polity). Briggs, Julia 2005 Virginia Woolf: An Inner Life , 1st U.S. ed. (Orlando, FL: Harcourt). Buelens, Geert 2004 “An Excessive, Catholic Heretic from a Nation in Danger: James Joyce in Flemish Literature,” in The Reception of James...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (4): 711–749.
Published: 01 December 2000
... to divergences from the generally ac- cepted picture of ‘‘real life . The existential mechanism reconciles incongruities by ascribing them to the norms of the represented world—whether a preexisting reality- model, as in science fiction, or one peculiar to the work, as in Franz...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (2): 237–295.
Published: 01 June 2003
... explaining the human condition. But the real debate is not over whose interpretive strategy should be privileged in the exercise of interpreting literary texts, but what enables us to engage in this exercise in the first place. On this score...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 393–421.
Published: 01 June 2000
... related to the real-life Auschwitz physician Josef Mengele, is found everywhere: in anguished investigations of the Holocaust, such as Rolf Hochhuth’s play The Deputy; in meditations on the psychology and philoso- 6104 Poetics Today / 21:2 / sheet...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (3): 437–464.
Published: 01 September 2004
... readings of ‘‘The Windhover Commentators on ‘‘The Windhover however, refer to their procedure most commonly as symbolic, a term that, since the Romantic period, has frequently meant the antithesis of allegory. ‘‘The falcon is not only a real natural object says Raymond Schoder (1969 [1949]: 33...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (2): 289–321.
Published: 01 June 2011
... 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 a “privileging” of what the latter calls emo- tion (ibid.: 6). Their...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (1): 125–235.
Published: 01 March 2006
... convergence over the decades, upon a shared generic priority. Significantly for my present argument, latecomers tend to favor narrative in the broadest sense—across media, even across the divides among invented, real-life, and lived story—at the expense of poetry. The tendency more than counterbalances the...