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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (3): 403–423.
Published: 01 September 2021
... of media narrative (or récit médiatique ) as defined by Marc Lits (1997a). Following Lits, Ricoeur's legacy—and, more specifically, the distinction it inspired between immersive and informative narratives (Baroni 2018)—has been used to shed light on a specific kind of journalism often referred...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (3): 425–448.
Published: 01 September 2021
... these prototypes on narrative genres such as historiography and fiction, it compares the configuration of narratives designed to inform readers about the signification of a past event with the emplotment of narratives aiming to immerse readers in a simulated past or a fictive storyworld. While contemporary...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 331–351.
Published: 01 June 2006
..., the physical ability of ghetto residents to work became a central interest of the ghetto's Jewish authorities: a health department was established in all large and medium-sized ghettos. Documentation kept in the ghetto archives provided information about health services. Reports from clinics and hospitals...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (1): 27–57.
Published: 01 March 2012
... other, the result is not redundancy. Rather, the juxtaposition draws attention to the polysemy of the image and to what I call the polysemy of looking. Ekphrasis that narrativizes, moreover, necessarily adds information to what is depicted, whereas ekphrasis that describes may add information but need...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 61–93.
Published: 01 March 2000
...) and the interplay between autobiography and poetics inform the gradual self-codification of his work. Of central importance is the dynamic whereby quotation montage is made to carry the transgressive force of Yeshurun's work—with ideological and historical, as well as poetic, consequences. All this leads...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 95–128.
Published: 01 March 2000
... of the oppositional discursive economy that shaped and informed discussions of innovative or new avant-garde poetries (Language Poetry in particular) as these poetries gradually gained currency in the academy during the late Cold War period. Tracing a necessary reconfiguration of practices in light of the increasing...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 151–186.
Published: 01 March 2000
... and the issuance of numerous anthologies in the 1990s. It then endeavors to provide psychoanalytically informed readings of a number of these poems to illustrate the range of issues raised by individual works. The form of the poems seems to function as the basis for an articulation of the poets' traumatic...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (4): 653–679.
Published: 01 December 2000
... of justice. To explain the phenomenon, this essay draws an analogy to poetic techniques that inform Franz Kafka's universe of discourse (prolepsis, actualization of figures of speech, illocutions lacking conventional force). The concluding section illustrates howguilt that was suppressed for fifteen years...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (1): 25–39.
Published: 01 March 2001
...)are extremely informative about the features that characterize individual styles. I also question whether equating parody with “irony” or“difference” (themselves such problematic terms) helps much in our understanding of it. Finally, I propose that stylistics should not limit itself unduly to the study of forms...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (3): 607–650.
Published: 01 September 2001
... of the period, this amounted to the substitution of Echo, the compassionate nymph,for Narcissus, the self-centered deity. This analysis is informed by the fate of these cultural figures as well as by theoretical discussions of sympathy/compassion in antiquity (Plato and Aristotle) and in the seventeenth...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (4): 693–717.
Published: 01 December 2009
... and critique, documentary and fantasy, Shadowtime points the way for a digital poetics—a poetics that takes into account the information glut and déjà dit of the twenty-first century and demonstrates what appropriation, framing, and recycling can accomplish. Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2009...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (4): 327–498.
Published: 01 December 2015
..., Reflector, Informant; 2.2.2 Author vs. Narrator, Narrator vs. Nonnarrator: Distinctions Compared and Correlated; 2.3 Do Narrators Act, Reliably or Otherwise? Narrating-I vs. Experiencing-I; 2.3.1 “Speaks or Acts”?; 2.3.2 Other Variations on the Enacted Narrator: A Brief Comparison of Oddities; 2.3.3...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 55–105.
Published: 01 March 2016
... and rereading, manage to overcome common cognitive biases or patterns of error that most people make when processing information. In this respect, the value of rereading the Recherche extends beyond Proust and even beyond literature, for ultimately the question at hand is whether literature can change our...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (2): 207–235.
Published: 01 June 2009
... final. Instead, in collocating Levinasian reflection on encounter, the originary, and the face-à-face with Brodsky's writings on poetry, I want to give philosophical substance to Brodsky's musings on the ethics of aesthetic encounter while simultaneously demonstrating one way Levinas can inform...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (4): 633–656.
Published: 01 December 2002
... in the light of the changes they bring about in the transitivity of the clause and consequently in the reader's conceptualizing of the fictional world, especially the characters. The analysis is grounded on cognitive theories of information processing, and on the assumption that language form is not fortuitous...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (3): 427–442.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Anne Herschberg Pierrot This essay studies the uses and valuation of doxa in the work of Roland Barthes. Omnipresent and multiform, doxa appears there as a power informed by metaphors. The essay then focuses on the analysis of doxa in Barthes's S/Z , on its relation to the Flaubertian problematics...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (2): 303–336.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Eileen C. Sweeney In this essay, I offer an interpretation of Abelard's Historia Calamitatum and letters exchanged with Heloise, arguing that both are informed by the attempt to look below the surfaces of language, self, and action to a reality beneath and to achieve authenticity, by which I mean...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 337–357.
Published: 01 June 2018
... image and text? How exactly does the narrative engage with the image that is embedded in it? These questions inform my analysis of how ekphrasis is reshaped in a highly unorthodox novel, Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2019
.... Is it principally a research methodology — a way of observing, reading collecting, organizing, and interpreting information on reality? Or is it an object in itself? The article addresses this unresolved tension, outlining several new ways to manage this cultural and academic unclarity. References Becher...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 475–498.
Published: 01 September 2019
...M. Soledad Caballero; Aimee Knupsky The article considers how Joanna Baillie’s concept of “sympathetick curiosity” informs contemporary discussions about emotion regulation. By focusing on Baillie’s De Monfort (1798) and Orra (1812), the article argues that regulatory flexibility is a learned skill...