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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (4): 659–688.
Published: 01 December 2014
... form while also engaging its immediate historical context of 1651 northern England, “Upon Appleton House” offers a dynamic, relational model of how history, form, and interpretation articulate one another's conditions of possibility. This suggests that criticism should acknowledge form as an element...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (4): 669–712.
Published: 01 December 2008
..., which were excluded from the long-term preservation policy of state archival authorities in the Soviet bloc countries. At the same time, the singularity of the historical context that had motivated the emergence and spread of samizdat also engendered the peculiar logic of its circulation. A significant...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (1): 125–235.
Published: 01 March 2006
... to Russian Formalism, and per- sistent ever since, estrangement yet remains an ill-defined term.We have nothing like a comprehensive approach to it, equipped to specify its workings by kind, medium, art form, discourse level, historical context. Narrative, Shklovsky’s own forte, would appear the paradigm...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 137–154.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of the historical context of the epoch. © 2016 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2016 literary evolution distant reading dialogue Russian novel References Al'tshuller Mark 1996 Epokha Val'tera Skotta v Rossii: Istoricheskii roman 1830 – h godov [The Walter Scott era...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 33–60.
Published: 01 March 2000
...Karen Alkalay-Gut The impersonal and elitist poetry of modernism, with its demand for knowledge of culture in a historical context and its tendencies toward academic exclusivity, is the total antithesis of the democratic, emotional,and affective goals of rock, with its vague, raw hunger...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (2): 285–311.
Published: 01 June 2010
... whites versus inferior blacks. This implied racist stance reflects the historical context of Chopin's personal experiences, but it contrasts with the quite different racial stances of the implied authors of some other Chopin narratives with different thematic designs. The complexity of the narratives...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 363–391.
Published: 01 June 2017
... Lakoff 's theory of the multiple levels of framing in discourse, concentrating on the interplay of argument and narrative frames. Studies of emotion and mood in narrative genres are adapted to refine Lakoff's account of narrative, making it more complex, systematic, and sensitive to historical context...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (4): 539–560.
Published: 01 December 2014
... original context, which was not historical at all (the example of staging the Chaste Maid in Cheapside is used here). The semiosis of the theater results in the specific performative function of architecture, which is staged in a historical costume for modern audiences. Elizabethan Theater Reconstructions...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (3): 455–478.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Katra Byram Abstract The current reckoning with systemic bias and discrimination calls for centering historical and social context in narrative theory, as in other domains of academic and public life. This article undertakes that centering in rhetorical narrative theory. Informed by genre theory...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (1): 1–36.
Published: 01 March 2020
... that its central category ambiguity: a poetic device in logical structure (Ransom 1941: 103) undercuts philo- sophical analysis. In the second vein (the more avowedly logical), Eliot is a key mediating figure, supplying the impulse to shelter poetic tradition from mere historical context, to treat...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 107–136.
Published: 01 March 2016
... revalorization of introspection” (12). Pavel is talking about the past but with an eye on the present. Yet there are also differences. McKeon is led toward traditionalism and sometimes institutionalism because of the strong socioethical component of his work. Pavel’s reference to historical context...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (3-4): 253–299.
Published: 01 December 2012
... to this increased recourse to the narrative. This article argues that the flourishing of catastrophe narratives is related to interpretative conflicts. The second issue raised by this article is the difference between factual and fictional narratives. This question is examined in the context of the historical...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (4): 581–611.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Svetlana Boym This essay proposes to place the poetics of Russian Formalism within a broader European context of literary, philosophical, and political reflection on modernity. The historical metamorphosis of estrangement from a technique of art to an existential art of survival and a practice...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (4): 703–733.
Published: 01 December 2018
... and Metaphor” (38.1). My target first proposal stipulates that, in the creation and comprehension of metaphoric expressions in natural discourse contexts, bidirectional processing always initiates with an abstraction from the target domain that is effectively projected on the source domain, promoting...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (4): 713–763.
Published: 01 December 2001
...- . Of course this ‘‘manner’’ has its own cultural-historical context, but Brown insists that stylistic features ‘‘must first be defined formally, even though a full account would ultimately return to the context of the play—and to the social, economic, and political as well as the intellectual, cultural...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (4): 697–718.
Published: 01 December 2005
... border crossings were still possible. He argued for literature's independence from politics. The dynamics of diasporic literary life and its evolving “articulations of identity” are considered in the context of Soviet literary politics. The semantic unfolding of estrangement and its “historical...
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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 (2001) 22 (1): 89–127.
Published: 01 March 2001
...“spatial form”) as an interaction of the axes of world and composition, as well as in relation to temporality. Time-space organization functions in this context as an image of the world and as a device for activating the reader. Historically, the changing hierarchy between world and composition...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (1): 141–160.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Alan Richardson The new intellectual climate inaugurated by the cognitive revolution can help elicit neglected contexts for literary historical study, to pose new questions for analysis and reopen old ones. The current challenge to social constructionist accounts of subjectivity, for example, can...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (2): 245–275.
Published: 01 June 2008
... attempting to enrich a poem's setting in its cultural context, the other attempting to complicate a poem's relation to its literary background. For the former, I attempt to read Donne's “Valediction: Forbidding Mourning” with the combination of attention to nonliterary texts contemporaneous with the poem...