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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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (2005) 26 (1): 79–111.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Cristina Larkin Galiñanes This article aims to put forward some ideas as to the narrative characteristics of funny novels. Since the chief common denominator of this kind of work is the goal to make the reader laugh, one would suppose that these works have a lot in common with other forms...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (1): 3–33.
Published: 01 March 2006
... origins of the metaphors that aesthetics “lived by” in mid-eighteenth-century France and in Russia at the beginning of the twentieth century. What kind of cultural crisis engenders the cult of difficulty and retardation? How is this aesthetics connected to the idea of freedom? In order to answer...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (1): 125–235.
Published: 01 March 2006
... in two silent Formalist logics of making strange: one absolute and universalist, the other more relativized to history, both originating in Shklovsky's own ambivalence, or thoughtlessness, and still going strong. The reversions include the underground pushing of the idea to some extremein (Post...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 473–488.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Ernst van Alphen In discussions of second- and third-generation Holocaust literature and testimony, it is an accepted idea that the trauma of Holocaust survivors is often transmitted from the first to the second and later generations. This article analyzes the “problems” of survivors' children...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (2): 295–308.
Published: 01 June 2016
... Žižek, and Etienne Balibar, have taken up some of the conceptual difficulties in play in Lenin's ideas (and in Mao's) with a view to recasting communism in the present (I take my title, for instance, from Badiou's Communist Hypothesis ). This essay addresses both key elements in this rethinking...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (4): 539–571.
Published: 01 December 2016
...William Flesch In Evolving Hamlet: Seventeenth Century English Tragedy and the Ethics of Natural Selection , Angus Fletcher rightly argues against the idea, enthusiastically embraced by literary Darwinism, that evolution explains how exquisitely the individual mind and perhaps the progressive...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (4): 573–578.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Angus Fletcher Against the idea that there is one true form of tragedy that can anchor a universal human ethics, Darwinism suggests that life is filled with endless kinds of tragic circumstance. But even as this biological view of tragedy spells the end of moral idealism, it opens up an inclusive...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (4): 579–603.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Liisa Steinby In this article, the questions of narrative temporality and narrative subjectivity in Gérard Genette's Narrative Discourse are examined, with special attention to the underlying basis of Genette's conceptual apparatus. The idea of basing concepts in narrative theory on linguistics...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 235–253.
Published: 01 June 2017
..., song, drama, and their offshoots) is also a cognitive archive and that a history of cognition and of reflection on cognition might be traced through imaginative literature rather than through a history of science, a history of philosophy, or a history of ideas. In such a project, the local...
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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 (2017) 38 (4): 635–666.
Published: 01 December 2017
.... The experience of involuntary memory, in other words, constitutes a type of anachronism: the intrusion of a past sensation within the present. Marcel Proust’s idea of anachronism should be understood in relation to the intellectual world of the turn of the twentieth century, in particular that historical science...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 319–335.
Published: 01 June 2018
...David Kennedy First, I survey ideas of translation, intersemiosis, and intermediality drawing on the work of European scholars. These include Roman Jakobson and his 1959 definition of intersemiosis as “an interpretation of verbal signs by means of non-verbal sign systems” ( Jakobson 2000 [1959...
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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...