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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (1-2): 33–58.
Published: 01 June 2015
... of the different types of technology available in their respective historical periods radically affect how their plots are expressed. Letters, instant messaging, and mobile telephony are “semiotic resources” that the novelist can use to structure her plot and narrative voice. © 2015 by Porter Institute...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (2): 301–314.
Published: 01 June 2020
... Communication and Para-social Interaction: Observations on Intimacy at a Distance .” Psychiatry 19 , no. 3 : 215 – 29 . Konečni Vladimir J . 1984 . “ Elusive Effects of Artists’ ‘Messages’ .” Advances in Psychology 19 : 71 – 93 . Kosslyn Stephen Brunn Jennifer Cave Kyle R...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 55–105.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., for an instant, is, so to speak, sine materia. No doubt the notes that we hear at such moments tend, according to their pitch and volume, to spread out before our eyes over surfaces of varying dimensions, to trace arabesque designs, to give us the sensation of breadth, tenuity, stability, caprice...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 403–423.
Published: 01 June 2018
.... For authors, the dialogue with the creative work of others is a means of energizing and upgrading their own fictions. Referencing works of high art can confer on the referencing medium an instant rise in status. For these novels, adding the motif of a visual art object confers a surplus boost of prestige...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (3): 327–346.
Published: 01 September 2020
... . Lyotard Jean-François . ( 1984 ) 1991 . “ The Sublime and the Avant-Garde .” In Lyotard 1991 : 89 – 107 . Lyotard Jean-François . ( 1985 ) 1989 . “ Newman: The Instant, ” translated by Macey David . In The Lyotard Reader , edited by Benjamin Andrew , 240...
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Poetics Today (2024) 45 (1): 45–78.
Published: 01 March 2024
..., “product features” in bulleted lists, resistance to waiting periods, and the instant results guns deliver. In linking the immediate gratification of shopping and shooting, the poem hints not that one leads to the other but that they might explain and reinforce each other. Timely availability, though...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (3): 471–516.
Published: 01 September 2003
...—McTaggart’s position? Is continuity ‘‘destroyed’’ when space and time ‘‘are resolved into points and instants’’ by mathema- ticians (Russell a: Bergson’s position? Russell answers ‘‘no He holds, like Bergson, that each side of the dualism, ‘‘Physical and Percep- tual Space-Time’’ (Russell or ‘‘public...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (3): 387–413.
Published: 01 September 2016
... philosophical-literary project, as Rozanov did, to formulating an ontology of hope — allows us to see the philosophical foundation of Rozanov’s “eschatological” thought more clearly. What is more, through Bloch we can see that Rozanov’s image of the world contained a messianic message after all. Rozanov...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (3): 393–441.
Published: 01 September 2007
... the framework of formal and material causes. On the one hand, Morson emphasizes the structure of the aphorism; he points to its (memo- rable) brevity. On the other hand, he focuses on the subject matter, the claim or message embodied in the aphorism—the Dionysian allegation that explanation...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (3): 489–520.
Published: 01 September 2011
... predic- tion of their irreversible descent into further evil and madness (“From this instant / There’s nothing serious in mortality. / All is but toys” [2.3.108– 10]) turns out to have been correct. When, sleepwalking in act 5, Lady Macbeth speaks madly to blood she imagines on her own hands (“Out...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 365–389.
Published: 01 June 2001
... much beloved of white liberals, ‘‘is not the Queen’s language that you know as written by say Wordsworth and Coleridge. It is the lan- guage of urgency which we use because we have got an urgent message to deliver to anyone who cares to listen to it In Mtshali’s statement the means...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (2): 295–308.
Published: 01 June 2016
... to the present as its instant, a properly dialectical event of the universal singular. Second, by repetition Zˇ izˇek means both calling on Lenin’s utopian spark and attempting what he failed to do — not repeating the failures neces- sarily but the possibilities that remained unfulfilled in Lenin’s lifetime...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (3): 473–523.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Daniel Allington Literature has at times been theorized in terms of a message passing from author to reader, and this has often been done by reference to general theories of language use: the work is the vehicle of intentions that are realized (or not) in the reader's responses; the work...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (4): 619–643.
Published: 01 December 2019
... arrives at Poe s door because Poe s story contains in its purloined, circulating, unrevealed letter a message Lacan takes to be more generally significant; The Purloined Letter provides Lacan with a particularly good exemplar, but this is as literary as the criticism gets. The analyst who has scoured...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (1): 91–126.
Published: 01 March 2003
... for the contextualization of semiotic phenomena (specifically communication events) was given by Roman Jakobson in his well-known communication scheme. In this scheme, the message that is exchanged between an addresser and an addressee needs...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (3): 479–532.
Published: 01 September 2022
... celebrates pre-established poets, while simultaneously insinuating their own entitlement to similar readership. 7. A prior attempt to contact several Instapoets through the platform proved futile, as none responded, most likely due to the sheer amount of spam messages they receive from users asking...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (4): 713–733.
Published: 01 December 2008
... messages of the Party were true or false and instead occupied themselves with interests, values, and pursuits that were neither in support of nor in opposition to that ideology. They avoided talking about politics, considering politics “uninteresting” and “irrelevant The model...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (3): 341–359.
Published: 01 September 2021
.... ‘What's that?’ Spike asked. ‘It's what I told you about, today, yesterday, when, I don't know when, it seems a lifetime ago. The Stone Gods .’ ‘I wonder who left it there?’ ‘It was me.’ ‘Why, Billie?’ A message in a bottle. A signal. But then I saw it was still there . . . round and round on the Circle...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 205–230.
Published: 01 June 2023
.... This message expressed at the level of form soon finds its reflection in the narrative. In her exchanges with her remorseless grandson, Mija struggles to get his attention. He responds coldly and dismissively to her questions, often demanding food while keeping his eyes trained on the television in their tiny...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (4): 681–709.
Published: 01 December 2000
... in the text, and ready for instant use. Thus it is a composite textual entity (e.g., the medallion scene), rather than a character (e.g., Konstantin or Trigorin), that represents Chekhov’s authorial attitude. But this attitude resides in the level of the final, fullest textual integration, where all...