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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (3): 443–464.
Published: 01 September 2002
... in a text by Edouard Bled with the distanced doxa in a text by Jean Cau and/or the ambivalent doxa in Enfance by Nathalie Sarraute(each of which is presented in the Appendix). However, it concludes on the idea that the perception of these effects primarily depends on the reader's ideological flexibility...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (2): 370–372.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Eyal Segal David Bevington, Shakespeare's Ideas: More Things in Heaven and Earth . Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell , 2008 . 234 pp . Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2010 New Books at a Glance Rebecca Beasley, Theorists of Modernist Poetry: T. S. Eliot, T. E. Hulme...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (3): 437–464.
Published: 01 September 2004
... of Criticism: Problems and Exercises (Denver, CO: Alan Swallow). Yoder, Emily 1975 “Evil and Idolatry in `The Windhover,'” Hopkins Quarterly 2 : 33 -46. Hopkins’s ‘‘The Windhover Not Ideas about the Thing but the Thing Itself Peter Cosgrove English, Dartmouth Abstract This article...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (1): 59–126.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Jeroen Vandaele This is part II of a two-part essay on narrative humor. Part I appeared in Poetics Today 31:4; it explained Wright’s (2005) idea that both humor and narrative require audiences/readers to switch between “intentional perspectives,” that is, between the cognitive-emotive states...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (2): 207–235.
Published: 01 June 2009
...David-Antoine Williams Two decades have passed since Joseph Brodsky used his Nobel address to advance the idea that “aesthetics is the mother of ethics.” Yet despite the increasing prominence of ethics in literary studies during this time, very little has been written to elucidate his claim. One...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (4): 623–644.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Haifeng Hui Abstract Though particular texts have long held culturally foundational authority, debates over the idea of a canon and the texts that are to compose it are a much more recent phenomenon, one that originated in the United States and quickly spread to other countries. The present article...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (4): 633–674.
Published: 01 December 2006
...Marie-Laure Ryan This essay explores how theoretical physics, narratology, and narrative itself deal with the idea that reality consists of a plurality of worlds. In physics, the existence of parallel universes has been postulated on the cosmic level to describe what lies on the other side of black...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (3): 459–498.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Ming Dong Gu Mimesis is one of the most fundamental ideas in Western poetics. Mimetic theories constitute a mainstream in Western aesthetics. In comparative studies of Chinese and Western poetics, however, there exists a widely accepted opinion that mimetic theory is a cultural invention unique...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (4): 639–661.
Published: 01 December 2022
... a network aesthetic that evokes infinite connections among ideas that are analogically related. Firstly, taking its cue from recent developments in literary history and relational aesthetics, the article investigates how Carson's poem participates in a network aesthetic typical of the digital age...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (4): 633–652.
Published: 01 December 2000
... trends and the first system of structuralism, the pre-World War II system of the Prague school, an examination that indicates the contrast between poststructuralism and structuralism has to be considerably mitigated. Many of the theoretical ideas and methods of analysis advanced in the poststructuralist...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 323–364.
Published: 01 June 2001
...; and fourth, the mutually supporting roles of journalism, travel, and performance in rehearsing a national act of identity formation. The Cape-to-Cairo idea coincides with the historical moment of the forging of union. It also coincides with a period of transition in Western culture from the late Victorian...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 391–412.
Published: 01 June 2001
... to the idea of a “civil imaginary,” the essay offers an alternative framework for understanding the intermeshing processes of colonial subjectification and African nationalism in South Africa. © 2001 by the Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2001 Anderson, Benedict 1983 Imagined...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (1): 129–244.
Published: 01 March 2001
... (vis-à-vis, say, implicature) yet also the most controversial and the most resistant on inspection to the idea of formal systematizing, whether the logico-semantic or the so-called“pragmatic” way. After fifty years of formalist sound and fury,therefore, resystematizing presupposition by appeal...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (3): 551–605.
Published: 01 September 2001
... with a biblical text), all composed in response to works of visual art, in order to attempt an assessment of the possible scope (and limitations) of the undertaking to reflect images in tones. To concretize the idea of correspondence between pictorial and musical configurations, I conclude with a comparative case...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (4): 829–852.
Published: 01 December 2001
... in relation to a surrounding world of ideas. Of the two only narratology can therefore theorize both authorship and reading. In specific terms, this essay argues that the controversial narratological abstraction of implied authorship represents the only point at which a negotiation between textual...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (3): 427–442.
Published: 01 September 2002
... of“received ideas,” and on the impact of this problematics on literary story since the 1970s. © 2002 by the Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2002 Adert, Laurent 1996 Les Mots des autres:Flaubert, Sarraute, Pinget (Lille: Presses Universitaires du Septentrion). Amossy, Ruth 1991...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (4): 635–652.
Published: 01 December 2009
... by evoking horizons for potentiality that outstrip ordinary ideas of literature. Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2009 Translated by Jean-Jacques Poucel Allais, Alphonse 1895 “La question des ours blancs devant le Captain Cap,” in Deux et deux font cinq , fr.wikisource.org/wiki...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 March 2010
... than viewing the constraint as a literary technique, the authors argue that it is also relevant to other, nonliterary phenomena, for example, to the theater. There the idea of constraint can be put to use as a tool for theoretical reflection on and critical or historical analysis of performance...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (1): 17–50.
Published: 01 March 2010
... creation of terms, keywords, genres, structures, and institutions as it is the production of new literary objects. The ideas of cybervisionaries Paul Otlet, Vannevar Bush, and Ted Nelson, foundational to the electronic storage, recovery, and processing of texts, go beyond practical insights and can be seen...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (1): 51–79.
Published: 01 March 2010
... are blatant examples of commercial literature, that is, literature not written on the initiative of an individual author eager to give a personal form to certain ideas or feelings but ordered by a publisher to fulfill certain commercial needs. Despite all the prejudices against the genre, however...