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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (3): 417–436.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Uwe Steinmetz Jazz, today a broadly defined, global form of improvised music, remains a music between heaven and earth, with its roots in both nightclubs and churches. Jazz can be dance music, as well as music that triggers emotions, memories, and subjective images. It can also lead to experiences...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 37–62.
Published: 01 June 2023
... path that Brecht offers: give up the “certainty of drama,” renounce closure, and embrace endless process. Take on, she says finally, “the risk of improvisation” (2016: 153). Another lesson that both theater and aging have taught her is that this is a valid narrative shape: to submit to the discipline...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (4): 635–658.
Published: 01 December 2014
... knowledge, the methodology of New Historicism has not been sufficiently used in emblem studies. In my view, such operative concepts as “self-fashioningmobility,” and “improvisation,” all theorized by Stephen Greenblatt in Renaissance Self-Fashioning (1980), might prove enlightening and provide emblem...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (4): 645–681.
Published: 01 December 2019
... is unique in two ways. First, many of its distinctive prosodic characteristics (e.g., syncopation, stress-mismatch, improvisation, and polyrhythm) are of West African origin. Second, the verse Skansgaard How Not to Introduce Blues Prosody 647 forms of the African American vernacular tradition were adapted...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (3): 473–474.
Published: 01 September 2020
... and international awards for his artistic work. He has released fourteen CDs with his ownmusic and appeared on numerous jazz CDs as a soloist. In his compositional work he often deals with biblical or theological themes, and he has appeared on panels and television documentaries about improvised music, church music...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (4): 437–518.
Published: 01 December 2013
... of the film involves an unforeseen setback, forcing the characters to abandon their original plan and improvise to achieve their original goal (or a revised one, as the case may be). Thus, unlike the conventional structure of adventure films — a sequence of spontaneous members...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (3): 452–460.
Published: 01 September 2021
... distinctive improvisations of creative individuals that minutely but constantly transform facets of la langue. Saussurean linguistics has never done much to help us understand how literary works are created and how they contribute to language. For Humboldt in Germany in the early nineteenth century...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 470–473.
Published: 01 June 2000
...- ized opening and closing sequences; the same norms of politeness, pregnant with meaning; the same alternation of speech terms. She also calls attention to the differences: improvised interview versus premediated, hence orga- nized...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (4): 675–685.
Published: 01 December 2016
...,” that is, “an invitation to improvisation in the disorders of desire” (cited in 136). In applying this guiding vision of universal homeostatic process with its necessary disorder, it is worth stressing that there is a significant qualitative leap in the way the process works and fails to work when what is being 678...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 235–253.
Published: 01 June 2017
... beyond a specific habitual environment, to improvise solu- tions to problems that few other creatures can even begin to handle except by long-term phylogenetic attrition, and hence exponentially and at remarkable speed to increase the range and complexity of local habitats and thought worlds...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (4): 677–683.
Published: 01 December 2023
..., and each chapter in this book is an improvisation. To begin to make sense of Shklovsky's thoughts about narrative, genre, verbal art, and so forth, a good index would be essential. Creating one to post online would be a great project for a graduate seminar. Another shortcoming of this publication...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (4): 713–733.
Published: 01 December 2008
... movements, such as sotsrealizm (socialist realism), neorealism, and so forth. They began by improvising various “irrational” events and provocations in the public urban space in front of unsuspecting witnesses. As with the mit’ki (the two groups were not acquainted at the time), when the necro...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 March 2021
... mustn t forget what a seminar is, with its share of contingency, improvisation, and labor, and a relatively unjustifiable fixation on certain statements) (2008: 144).3 2. For a fuller account of Derrida s various teaching engagements, see Bennington et al. 2016. 3. Thanks to Francesco Vitale...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (3): 489–520.
Published: 01 September 2011
... utterance is an invitation to improvisation in the disorders of desire.” Macbeth’s letter to his wife is just such an invitation.9 He not only tells her that the witches saluted him as “king that shalt be” (1.5.10) but also explains why he is writ- ing to her even as he is on his way home: “This have...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (1-2): 1–49.
Published: 01 June 2014
... — nonfictionality, authenticity, and spontaneity — that govern the inter- view in various “interview societies.” The dialogue or conversation is marked by hesitation, improvisation, and discontinuity. “Conversational interactions hardly fit into a generic frame,” as opposed to “institutionalized” genres...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 475–513.
Published: 01 June 2001
... a prominent place in our discussion because the series of texts, especially the linking Students’ Story, represents the process of its own production and thus highlights the students’ difficult but necessary negotia- tion in structured enactments and improvisations, friendly and unfriendly, of the tension...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 589–599.
Published: 01 September 2017
... but plotless text” (199). She provides examples from ancient India, biblical commentary, Dante, and recent commentary on Bakhtin. Her basic argument is that “in traditional culture, commentary, including oral and improvised commen- tary, on an authoritative and sometimes poorly understood inherited text...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (3): 317–326.
Published: 01 September 2020
... instrumental, liturgical practice seemingly able to sit both in the concert hall and the church. At the heart of the argument is a close analysis of key aspects of jazz aesthetics and technique. In particular, the core practice of improvisation, by which jazz musicians both evoke but also disrupt estab- lished...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (4): 735–758.
Published: 01 December 2008
.... But for this devel- opment to take place, Shalamov’s works had to have been kept available. It is impossible to overestimate the role of the samizdat in having rescued them from a memory hole in the first place. In “A Piece of Meat” it is the convict surgeon’s improvisation with the Hippocratic oath...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (2): 301–315.
Published: 01 June 2021
...) wrote that “walking in the city is an acting out of place.” Both walking and language are creative acts, with which you can improvise and make connections. Such an experience of walking is evident for the readers of It Must Have Been Dark by Then as it becomes a creative act where they are given...