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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (2): 207–235.
Published: 01 June 2009
... final. Instead, in collocating Levinasian reflection on encounter, the originary, and the face-à-face with Brodsky's writings on poetry, I want to give philosophical substance to Brodsky's musings on the ethics of aesthetic encounter while simultaneously demonstrating one way Levinas can inform...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 299–321.
Published: 01 June 2001
... . Communications 1 (Cape Town: University of Cape Town, Centre for African Studies). Van Niekerk, Philip 1996 “Skeletons in White Man's Cupboard,” London Observer , February 18. © 2001 by the Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2001 ‘‘Civilised Off the Face of the Earth Museum Display...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (4): 539–571.
Published: 01 December 2016
... and Semiotics 2016 Facing Fictions: The Insights and the Limits of Evolutionary Literary Psychology William Flesch Brandeis University Abstract In Evolving Hamlet: Seventeenth Century English Tragedy and the Ethics of Natural Selection, Angus Fletcher rightly argues against the idea...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (4): 573–578.
Published: 01 December 2016
...: Costly Signaling, Altruistic Punishment, and Other Biological Components of Fiction ( Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press ). 2012 “Other Memes, Other Minds,” Early Modern Culture , no. 9 : n.p. http://emc.eserver.org/1-9/flesch.html . 2016 “Facing Fictions: The Insights...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (3-4): 329–483.
Published: 01 December 2012
.... Conceptualizing Motivation: Basic Requirements 5. Motivation and Integration: The Concept of Functional Mediacy; 5.1 Motivation in Tomashevsky’s “Thematics”: The Shift from Cover to Coherence; 5.2 From Polarity to Threefold: The Typology of Motivation; 5.3 Motivating and Integrating Distinguished in Face...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (3): 433–463.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Elspeth Jajdelska; Christopher Butler; Steve Kelly; Allan McNeill; Katie Overy Vividness is used in a range of senses which often conflate the intensity of an experience with the accuracy of mental images. In this article we consider the vividness of responses to literary descriptions of faces...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 275–295.
Published: 01 June 2006
... gained belated recognition and huge efforts have been made to record their experiences. Faced now with the largest collection of testimony ever gathered about one specific event in history, historians and others representing the past are faced with the dilemma of what to do with this remarkable archive...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (4): 327–498.
Published: 01 December 2015
... of Sense-Making; 3.2 The Perspectival Mechanism vis-à-vis Its Rivals and Partners; 3.3 The Theory Reviewed from a Different Perspective: Correcting Some Misunderstandings and Misapplications; 3.3.1 The Figurative Mechanism; 3.3.2 Reasoning in Face of Unreason: (Un) Reliability as Explained Problem...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (3): 355–368.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Jonathan Sachs What sort of temporality does a prediction about the future suggest? What does it mean specifically to predict decline and to imagine the absence of a future? How does the meaning of the present change in the face of anxieties about decline and an uncertain or absent future...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 267–292.
Published: 01 June 2000
... imputed national characteristics will exhibit a binary nature, capable of attributing strongly contradictory characteristics to any given national group (“is a nation of contrasts”). I propose that national stereotyping be studied at a more fundamental level as a pattern of Janus-faced “imagemes...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (1): 59–126.
Published: 01 March 2012
... erroneously regard such books as representative of humanist-interpretive analyses of humor in general—and therefore keep excluding cultural and literary studies from their interdisciplinary enterprise. Yet Humor Studies likewise betrays problems in the face of narrative humor. As with Zupančič, those problems...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (1): 9–21.
Published: 01 March 2021
... of institutions. It is a gesture that puts before us and on the line the mortal face of the “glorious body” sublated by philosophy and its teaching. Teaching to Live, Finally Peggy Kamuf University of Southern California Abstract This article aligns moments from three of Derrida s seminars and seeks...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (4): 719–751.
Published: 01 December 2005
... underlay his earlier political activism—and for which he suffered a decade of Siberian exile, spent partly in a hard-labor camp— withered in the face of actual, enforced contact with the common class. Upon his return to the capital on the eve of peasant emancipation in 1861, Dostoevsky staked...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (1): 67–96.
Published: 01 March 2006
... to figuration. My analysis attempts to unpack this about-face and address the many questions that surround it. How does Malevich's late work relate to the regime of Socialist Realism? Was his return to figuration a conversion, an aesthetic rethinking, or a calculated move? I argue that this return was designed...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 261–273.
Published: 01 June 2006
... as an archive of trauma stories and set off against other forms of autobiographical discourse, on the one hand, and legal testimonies, on the other. It is argued that its specific value lies in forging a transgenerational link between the faces and voices of victims and those who listen to them, thus...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (4): 633–674.
Published: 01 December 2006
... and mere possibility. This does not mean that the PW model is incompatible with the many-worlds cosmology proposed by physics: faced with a narrative that presents multiple realities as existing objectively, the theory would simply claim that the actual domain is made up of a number of different worlds...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (3): 475–497.
Published: 01 September 2007
... of Heiberg's aesthetics are discussed and their echoes in Kierkegaard's writing illustrated. Kierkegaard is also aware that Heiberg's schema of genres breaks down in the face of modernity and such modern art forms as the novel. Here Mikhail Bakhtin (a reader of Kierkegaard) can help us see a carnivalistic...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (3): 495–521.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Maria Mäkelä; Merja Polvinen Any new narratological theory faces the test of being applicable to much-analyzed classics of prose fiction and of yielding new insights into narratives that have served as textbook examples of narrative strategies for decades. This essay is a constructed dialogue...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 377–394.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Nancy Easterlin In what ways does literary study contribute to human knowledge, understanding, and flourishing? This introductory essay emphasizes the importance of an age-old question in the face of the devaluation of the humanities. Cognitive literary studies are well situated to address...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 231–260.
Published: 01 June 2023
...” (148). Older age instead leads to a new orientation of sexual desire and expression of aging masculinity. He transforms the physical rigors of chronic pain and physical frailty, and the “ugly face” of othered old age that the mirror reflects back at him, into a masochistic aesthetic which elevates...