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Poetics Today (1 February 2018) 39 (1): 113–129.
Published: 01 February 2018
... novel, Gallagher contends, readers willingly suspend disbelief as they follow the adventures of characters who are nobodies. Furthermore, whereas fictionality outside the novel yielded practical payoffs as its inventions led to indirect engagements with the world, fictionality in the novel, although it...
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Poetics Today (1 September 2018) 39 (3): 473–494.
Published: 01 September 2018
... through close readings of Ian McEwan’s On Chesil Beach and Hilary Mantel’s Beyond Black . In a first step, Nielsen defines fictionality for unnatural approaches to fiction as “invention.” Kukkonen argues that there are many mental operations that qualify as invented, such as thought experiments and...
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Poetics Today (1 February 2018) 39 (1): 67–92.
Published: 01 February 2018
... present an argument for the invention of factuality in the eighteenth century as a response to the alleged invention of fictionality during that period. Copyright © 2018 Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2018 fictionality rise of the novel Catherine Gallagher Françoise Lavocat...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2007) 28 (1): 143–164.
Published: 01 March 2007
... structure as a whole. The essay draws on Gilles Deleuze's concept of “the virtual” and on Jacques Derrida's notion of “invention” in order to theorize this relation. After reviewing previous discussions of Joyce's technique of word combination, it proceeds to consider the Wakean portmanteau as a textual...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2009) 30 (4): 635–652.
Published: 01 December 2009
... memory, it is an exception to the Dummettian rule of the publicity of meaning . In the final discussion, the activity of constraint is considered simultaneous to that of composition and condensation. Comparing Le Lionnais's inventions to those of his friend and fellow Oulipian, Marcel Duchamp, the...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2009) 30 (4): 693–717.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Marjorie Perloff This essay argues that “language poetry,” usually taken to be a North American invention, with debts to the objectivists, the Black Mountain school, and New York poetry, also carries on the tradition of two seemingly unrelated non-U.S. movements: concretism and Oulipo. In Charles...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2004) 25 (1): 137–158.
Published: 01 March 2004
...Bill Freind This essay argues that the work of Araki Yasusada, an alleged Hiroshima survivor and poet who was later discovered to be an invention, offers an important example of the potential of heteronyms to satisfy the reader's desire for an author figure behind the text while simultaneously...
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Poetics Today (1 September 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 to...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2006) 27 (2): 399–423.
Published: 01 June 2006
... language that swerves away from this witnessing? This essay explores the ways that testimonies handle the ethical question of community, entanglement, or proximity by inventing figures of speech or body language that deflect an audience's rapport even as they summon us. Porter Institute for Poetics and...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2007) 28 (4): 683–794.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Meir Sternberg Since modernism, narrative omniscience has been much attacked, yet little studied and understood. This in inverse ratio to the central role it actually plays in narrative discourse and metadiscourse alike: the telling, reading, grouping, evolving, conceptualizing of stories, invented...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2002) 23 (1): 9–20.
Published: 01 March 2002
..., many of its central research questions, and many of its methods from traditions of the humanities as old as classical rhetoric. Its purpose in combining old and new,the humanities and the sciences, poetics and cognitive neurobiology is not to create an academic hybrid but instead to invent a practical...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2009) 30 (4): 737–738.
Published: 01 December 2009
... Yale University. He is the author of Jacques Roubaud and the Invention of Memory (2006), has published articles on Oulipo, and edited, with Warren Motte, “Pereckonings: Reading Georges Perec,” a special issue of Yale French Studies 105 (2004). Jacques Roubaud is a poet and has been a...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2010) 31 (1): 151–152.
Published: 01 March 2010
...- losophy, and other journals. He is completing his first book, “Experience and Experi- mental Writing from Emerson to the Jameses.” Jean-Jacques Poucel is associate professor of French at Yale University. He is the author of Jacques Roubaud and the Invention of Memory (2006), has published...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2005) 26 (1): 113–139.
Published: 01 March 2005
... works of art I will link this understanding of worlds to changing ideas in contem- porary culture about creativity and invention. RPGs are especially inter- esting as a cultural phenomenon because they are distinctly contempo- rary—usually dating in their earliest forms to the 1960s but...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2007) 28 (4): 607–618.
Published: 01 December 2007
... material he had simply invented? If his project was to pen a lightly fiction- alized memoir, then it is hard to understand why he made his protagonist an only child, depriving him of the brother that his counterpart had in Jean Santeuil and that Proust himself had in real life. Nor is it easy to imag...
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Poetics Today (1 February 2018) 39 (1): 41–65.
Published: 01 February 2018
... History and Society in Early Modern Europe , 71 – 117 ( Chicago : University of Chicago Press ). Hipp Marie-Thérèse 1976 Mythes et réalités: Enquête sur le roman et les mémoires, 1660–1700 ( Paris : Klincksieck ). Hunt Lynn 2007 Inventing Human Rights: A History ( New York...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2008) 29 (1): 31–48.
Published: 01 March 2008
... the “pictorial third.” Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2008 Armstrong, Nancy 1999 Fiction in the Age of Photography: The Legacy of British Realism (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press). Auster, Paul 1982 The Invention of Solitude (London: Faber and Faber). 1990...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2009) 30 (4): 653–668.
Published: 01 December 2009
... 96 : 45 -63. Nietzsche, Friedrich 1989 Beyond Good and Evil , translated by Walter Kaufmann (New York: Vintage). Perec, Georges 1995 [1969] A Void , translated by George Adair (London: Harvill). Poucel, Jean-Jacques 2006 Jacques Roubaud and the Invention of Memory (Chapel Hill...
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Poetics Today (1 February 2018) 39 (1): 93–111.
Published: 01 February 2018
... signaled communicated invention, the present article suggests a new answer to the question of the novel’s origin. I argue that the novel emerges as a discourse that exhibits an awareness of its own fictional status. That is, the novel is established as a genre by the rhetorical appeal it makes to its...
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Poetics Today (1 September 2000) 21 (3): 543–559.
Published: 01 September 2000
... Autobiography: Studies in the Art of Self-Invention (Princeton,NJ: Princeton University Press). Ezrahi, Sidra DeKoven 1996 “Representing Auschwitz,” History and Memory 7 (2) (fall): 121 -64. Ganzfried, Bruno 1998a “Die geliehene Holocaust-Biographie,” Weltwoche , August 27. 1998b “Fakten...