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Poetics Today (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 (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...
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Poetics Today (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 (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...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (1): 129–244.
Published: 01 March 2001
... as an 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 (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 (2015) 36 (4): 499–528.
Published: 01 December 2015
... to 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...
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Poetics Today (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...
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Poetics Today (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...
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Poetics Today (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 (2002) 23 (3): 465–487.
Published: 01 September 2002
... to be 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 (2011) 32 (1): 107–128.
Published: 01 March 2011
... a 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 (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...
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Poetics Today (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...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 305–334.
Published: 01 June 2004
... gathered from other media. By comparison, cues that permit the unambiguous identification of the film as fiction (impossible content elements, disclaimer as part of the credits) are only rarely given as reasons. These results show that novel, unfamiliar hybrid genres have the potential to confuse...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (3): 433–458.
Published: 01 September 2005
... the metaphor comprehension process to provide the full import of metaphorical meaning. Four major metaphor processing theories, which enjoy the most support from psychological studies, are discussed: conceptual structure, salience imbalance, class inclusion, and structure mapping. Given the comprehension...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., the complete seminars of Jacques Derrida. These seminars, given variously at the Sorbonne, the École normale supérieure, the École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Johns Hopkins University, Yale University, the University of California, Irvine, the New School for Social Research, the Cardozo Law School...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (4): 471–499.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Ryan Devitt Abstract The article argues for the renewed relevance of Foucault's early essays on literature, written throughout the 1960s, given a return to anthropological reflection in so much literary theory today (especially through affect theory and “new” phenomenologies—both of which rely...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (1): 103–125.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Witold Sadowski Abstract In the poetry of many nations, the interjection O! is a marker of poeticalness, a marker that contributes to the factors distinguishing poetry from colloquial speech. O! is treated not so much as an expression derived from the language in which a given poem was written (i.e...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (2): 243–263.
Published: 01 June 2022
... is antisocial at best, and at worst pathological. Instead, the management of narrative—learning to select and edit stories for a given audience—is critical to avoiding the stigmatized identity of the traumatized veteran, who is either stubbornly silent or disturbingly voluble. Framing the withholding...