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Poetics Today (1 June 2016) 37 (2): 309–326.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Ryan Trimm Givenness frequently forecloses the future; however, the term has a complex legacy through both economic accounts of the gift and phenomenological explorations of the given. Jean-Luc Marion, Jacques Derrida, and Jean-Luc Nancy all invoke both gift and given; however, their formulations...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2000) 21 (2): 267–292.
Published: 01 June 2000
... around the individual text's strategies of characterization: the quasi-psychological (“character”-based)motivation that a given text may adduce for cultural patterns, and the way a text constructs salient features concerning a given nation as“typical” or “characteristic.” (2) “Deep structures” in...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2018) 39 (2): 299–318.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Mats Jansson Digital technologies entail new possibilities and challenges for the production and reception of ekphrasis. The ekphrastic poet is given the opportunity not only to write a poem “describing” a work of art, but to create a multimedial artwork involving several senses. In consequence...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2001) 22 (1): 129–244.
Published: 01 March 2001
... integrative activity : out of the wide repertoire of sense-making resources available to humans, the inferrer opts for the mechanism(s) that will best integrate the given text in or with the context. Among inference types, presupposition figures here as exemplary because it is the most encoded and determinate...
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Poetics Today (1 September 2002) 23 (3): 513–537.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Marc Angenot Are public languages (as opposed to esoteric , i.e., scholarly or disciplinary discourses) that coexist in a given state of society to be distinguished–beyond their diverging points of view, the clash of data retained or set aside, the disparity of their objectives as well as of the...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2013) 34 (1-2): 1–52.
Published: 01 June 2013
... monologue presumably uttered by the twentieth-century painter David Hockney. But where is the ekphrasis? The given two-in-one invites a search for Hockney paintings, concealed behind the text’s ostensible glances at the medieval painting by Giovanni. A close reading discloses that some Hockney artworks are...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2014) 35 (1-2): 1–49.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Anneleen Masschelein; Christophe Meurée; David Martens; Stéphanie Vanasten This article brings together the scattered research from the French, English, and German research traditions on the literary interview, that is, the extensive personal interview given by (or in some cases also conducted by...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2017) 38 (2): 295–315.
Published: 01 June 2017
...John Lutterbie Innovations in neural imaging have given rise to the relatively new field of neuroaesthetics, an interdisciplinary approach to issues of aesthetics located at the intersection of the cognitive sciences, arts, and humanities. Using G. Gabrielle Starr's discussion of Gian Bernini's...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2011) 32 (1): 107–128.
Published: 01 March 2011
... multiplicity of versions. Given an excuse, there is not just a plurality of possible plot developments but also a consideration of linguistic nuances when weighing responsibility. The excuse generates a context within which the acts of the speaker appear in a different light or as elements of a different story...
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Poetics Today (1 September 2000) 21 (3): 591–618.
Published: 01 September 2000
...Uri Margolin This article aims to provide a definition, description, and typology of collective narrative agents and of collective narratives. A collective narrative agent occurs in a given narrative if three conditions are satisfied:(a) the argument position in numerous narrative propositions is...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2000) 21 (4): 621–632.
Published: 01 December 2000
... time to time to consider what kind of activity they are actually engaged in, since nothing in academia is natural or self-evident; instead, all is contingent. That is,scholars are not talking about literary texts as givens or data; they are talking about problems they have with what they deem literary...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2001) 22 (2): 413–433.
Published: 01 June 2001
...Jonathan Crewe This article examines Black Hamlet , written in 1937 by the pioneering South African psychoanalyst Wulf Sachs. Sachs's book stages a cultural exchange in the guise of a professional dialogue between the author and a Manyika healer-diviner given the pseudonym John Chavafambira in the...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2001) 22 (2): 515–548.
Published: 01 June 2001
... magazines authorize “aspired to,” not necessarily“given” states of affairs. More specifically it examines how the use of English in consumer magazines for black South Africans has been strategically mobilized and (re)activated as (1) part and parcel of the urban,middle-class repertoire of discursive and...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2002) 23 (1): 91–122.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Francis F. Steen Given her influential and decidedly liberal feminist social agenda, Aphra Behn's political convictions during the struggles of the 1680s between Parliament and Charles II have struck several critics as incongruously reactionary. This essay proposes a partial resolution to this...
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Poetics Today (1 September 2002) 23 (3): 465–487.
Published: 01 September 2002
... reconstructed as such or an aggregate of elements participating in a loose intertext? Is it the expression of a universal common sense or the mark of a given sociohistorical worldview? There follows an attempt at a taxonomy to provide some tools for text analysis. Rhetorical topoi as empty structures...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2010) 31 (1): 51–79.
Published: 01 March 2010
... screenplay of this film. As a cultural practice, however, novelization is hardly known, given its lack of prestige, therefore its near-absence in the scholarly field (novelizations seem so “bad” that nobody thinks they deserve any serious interest). Culturally and institutionally speaking, novelizations are...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2016) 37 (2): 295–308.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Peter Hitchcock Given the collapse of communism and actually existing socialism, we should not be surprised that there have been various attempts to revisit the meaning of V. I. Lenin and Leninism. While political answers have seemed relatively easy, several thinkers, including Alain Badiou, Slavoj...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2015) 36 (4): 499–528.
Published: 01 December 2015
... determine the relations between the text's overt (narratorial) and implicit (authorial) frameworks, considering that the one can never be taken on trust and the other can never speak except through its questionable proxy? Here two modes of discourse necessarily interact, one given (in or as fiction) and the...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2003) 24 (1): 35–63.
Published: 01 March 2003
... communication milieu. The reception of the poetry by the specific listening audience is considered, with special attention given to the functioning of metaphor in relation to states of mind brought about by the use of psychedelics, such as LSD. The poetry itself is situated as both contribution to and...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2003) 24 (4): 759–780.
Published: 01 December 2003
...David Ayers Contemporary materialist theory is converging with the study of material culture, as evidenced by increasing attention given to the book as a material object produced, circulated, and consumed as a commodity. It is, however,problematic to conceive of the book as a material object, since...