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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 417–428.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Galin Tihanov This invited foreword to a cluster of four essays on historical poetics seeks to establish how the relevance of Historical Poetics is reclaimed today. Affinities, differences, and questions of commensurability and historical contextualization are raised as part of the discussion...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 453–483.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Ilya Kliger This essay explores the manner in which the persistence of literary forms in history has been addressed by the Russian tradition of Historical Poetics (Alexander Veselovsky, Viktor Zhirmunsky, Mikhail Bakhtin, Russian Formalism) and within a certain strain of Western Marxism (Georg...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 485–518.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Boris Maslov Historical Poetics, while in many ways an ally of Russian Formalism, finds itself in an uneasy relationship with the empiricist mode of formalist enquiry inasmuch as the latter is seen as generally inimical to historical contextualization. On the other hand, representatives of both...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 519–548.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Jessica Merrill The article seeks to establish the intellectual history of the Russian formalists' concept of poetic language. Focusing on Roman Jakobson and the Moscow Linguistic Circle, it argues that the study of poetic language drew on Alexander Veselovsky's Historical Poetics, historical...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 549–568.
Published: 01 September 2017
.... ). Scott Walter 1994 [1818] The Heart of Midlothian . Edited by Inglis Tony ( Harmondsworth, UK : Penguin ). Crowds in Nineteenth-Century Fiction and Historical Writing Alan Palmer Independent Scholar Adam Stier Lake Erie College Abstract An internalist perspective...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 589–599.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Michael Holquist; Eyal Segal Kliger Ilya and Maslov Boris , eds., Persistent Forms: Explorations in Historical Poetics . New York : Fordham University Press , 2016 . xviii + 477 pp. © 2017 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2017 References Bakhtin...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2004
... of meaning production typically found in literary forms. In particular, anecdotal materials are the fragmented“stuff” of historical narratization: they facilitate the shaping of historical events into stories and more or less formalized“facts.” This essay examines how the New Historicist anecdote remodels...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (3): 381–402.
Published: 01 September 2021
... that they report. Copyright © 2021 by Philippe Carrard 2021 historical discourse stage narrative linear narrative degrees of narrativity counterfactuals rewriting Issues pertaining to the relations between narrative and historiography have been extensively debated by historians, philosophers...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (4): 613–636.
Published: 01 December 2005
...-Albrecht Gollub, 238 -44 (New York: Continuum). 1997 Sämtliche Werke und Briefe , vol. 4 , edited by Klaus Müller-Salget and Stefan Ormanns (Frankfurt am Main: Deutscher Klassiker Verlag). © 2005 by the Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2005 Minding the Gap: Toward a Historical...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (3-4): 253–299.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Françoise Lavocat When, why, and how do people write about a natural disaster? The article characterizes three ways of narrating catastrophe—allegorical, anecdotal, and historical—and shows that a shift toward the historical narrative takes place at the beginning of the seventeenth century, more...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (4): 659–688.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Lauren Shohet Andrew Marvell's “Upon Appleton House” meditates on when and how forms and events become meaningful. The poem reveals the limitations of criticism that assumes rather than questions what constitutes history. Drawing on the literary-historical conventions of its inherited country house...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 267–292.
Published: 01 June 2000
...” in national stereotyping, involving the construction of binaries around oppositional pairs such as North/South, strong/weak, and central/peripheral, should be addressed diachronically and historically. The end result of such (historically variable but unfalsifiable) stereotypical oppositions is that most...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (4): 539–560.
Published: 01 December 2014
... a historical building, such as the Globe or the Fortune, is reconstructed, it seems as if two temporal and spatial structures are blended and staged. The theater becomes a sign of the past brought into the present of the local inhabitants or visitors; thus it is not only a piece of architecture but a sign...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 137–154.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Oleg Sobchuk The main question posed in the article is, was the historical development of the novel characterized by an increase in the quantity of dialogues? To test whether this is true, the author conducted a quantitative study of four hundred Russian novels of the nineteenth century. Using...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (4): 641–674.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Allan Poe's poetic genius to find expression as it surpasses those models. These views should give coherence and cohesion to Poe's work by attending to his personal and professional experience in its geographical, historical, economic, cultural, and social contexts in an attempt to solve the apparent...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 429–451.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Kate Holland The idea of narrative hybridity was central to the work of the Russian literary theorist Alexander Veselovsky (1838 – 1906), particularly to his unfinished work Historical Poetics . For Veselovsky and the Russian theorists who followed him, including Mikhail Bakhtin and Yuri M. Lotman...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (3-4): 301–328.
Published: 01 December 2012
... of historical forms. Rather than viewing this interest in dialectics as a tactically convenient phase in the accommodation of Formalism to the ideological requirements of the Soviet 1920s, the present article interprets Tynianov as the author of a particular “literary-historical” dialectic: it pre-dates...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (4): 695–727.
Published: 01 December 2003
...James A. Knapp A new materialism in literary and cultural criticism has regrounded much scholarly debate in the archive as a corrective to ahistorical theorizing. Often, in granting archival discoveries the evidentiary status of fact,historical criticism fails to attend to the difficulties...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (3): 347–378.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Chris Townsend Abstract Historical poetics often seeks to read “from the inside out,” to understand form's history by starting with the features of form themselves. In that sense, it is uniquely placed to understand the intersections of poetics and politics, and to uncover the places where rhythmic...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 187–220.
Published: 01 March 2000
...Kathleen Crown Although avant-garde poetic practices have been understood historically in terms of producing disjunction, rupture, and shock in public consciousness,recent critical accounts of vanguard poetry have focused on its affirmative potential to create communities, empower...