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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (3): 413–421.
Published: 01 September 2003
..., the discussion centered on the question whether narrative theory still had any kind of future, following the decline of structuralism—the intellectual tra- dition to which it owed its name, its development, and its consolidation (see, for example, Rimmon-Kenan Bal and Brooke-Rose In recent years...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 319–347.
Published: 01 June 2000
... sense, then what kinds of claims will they need to make?Most important, how will the problematic but unavoidable distinction between nature and nurture be dealt with? Though the kinds of explanations offered in both fields can obviously enough be relevant to defining what literature is in relation...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (2): 269–297.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Jan-Noël Thon From John Grierson’s influential early definition of documentary as “the creative treatment of actuality” via documentary studies’ reconstruction of the multitude of existing forms to philosophers’ attempts to develop comprehensive accounts of documentary as a specific kind...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (1): 101–116.
Published: 01 March 2020
... that the Tractatus is finally nonsense. Accordingly, the Tractatus acts as a kind of therapy, enabling us to dispense with certain types of philosophical, linguistic, and analytical claims. I argue that Woolf’s The Voyage Out takes a similar approach to the nineteenth-century novel, fully investing...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (3): 527–570.
Published: 01 September 2007
... it philosophically interesting. Instead of looking to philosophy to provide a theory of biography, we should, I maintain, look to biography to provide a crucially important example and model of what Ludwig Wittgenstein called “the kind of understanding that consists in seeing connections.” This kind of understanding...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (1): 65–90.
Published: 01 March 2003
... as exemplifications of their own kind erases their“realness,” turning them into images in the public's perception. However, a totalization of the performance and of the display of circus traveling reifies the animal and human images and the circus image, with the effect of placing them out of social time...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 205–240.
Published: 01 June 2004
... different objects of identification and from different kinds of cognitive and emotional effects. Three major results are presented and discussed. One outcome was the difference in autobiographical style between the two earliest periods of life(childhood and adolescence) and the last, most recent period...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (4): 609–625.
Published: 01 December 2004
...Kathrin Stengel An inquiry into Wittgenstein's ethics and aesthetics has to start with the following questions: Can an aesthetics and/or ethics be extracted from his philosophical texts at all? If yes, what kind of aesthetics and/or ethics does Wittgenstein offer beyond his well-known aphoristic...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (4): 673–688.
Published: 01 December 2004
..., or race—has often been accompanied by iconophobia, a fundamental distrust and rejection of images, the author offers an analysis of the contemporary Chinese film Happy Times , directed by Zhang Yimou, as an instance of a kind of ethical film practice in which a responsible, noniconophobic thinking about...
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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 (2000) 21 (1): 221–262.
Published: 01 March 2000
...John Shoptaw Poetry readers have traditionally followed Alexander Pope's dictum,“The sound must seem an echo to the sense.” In this model, poetic sounds at most second or underscore meanings already there. In this article I describe a different kind of poetry writing and reading, one in which sound...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 591–618.
Published: 01 September 2000
... is occupied by an expression designating a group of some kind; (b) the predicate position in these propositions is occupied by predicates that designate the group's holistic attributes or collective actions; (c) the group as such fulfills a range of thematic roles in the narrated sequence. A narrative...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (4): 621–632.
Published: 01 December 2000
... time to time to consider what kind of activity they are actually engaged in, since nothing in academia is natural or self-evident; instead, all is contingent. That is,scholars are not talking about literary texts as givens or data; they are talking about problems they have with what they deem literary...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (1): 25–39.
Published: 01 March 2001
...Seymour Chatman This article questions recent arguments that “parody” is the prototypical postmodern genre, an argument which not only goes needlessly beyond the traditional definition of the term but handicaps stylisticians from distinguishing between it and its neighboring kinds of texts. Citing...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 323–364.
Published: 01 June 2001
...Peter Merrington Cecil Rhodes's vision of an all-British “Cape-to-Cairo” road,rail, and telegraph route is addressed by a reconstruction of the cultural matrix that appears to have held this concept before the public eye for nearly five decades. This cultural matrix constitutes a kind of colonial...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 435–452.
Published: 01 June 2001
...Simon Lewis This essay argues that Breyten Breytenbach's use of the English language to write his prison memoir True Confessions of an Albino Terrorist (1994[1984]) represented a kind of linguistic treason consistent with Breytenbach's legally defined treason against the apartheid state. While...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 453–474.
Published: 01 June 2001
... as lies that reveal a different kind of truth from the one the TRC had expected to uncover. Benjamin, Walter 1968 “Theses on the Philosophy of History,” in Illuminations , edited and introduced by Hannah Arendt, 255 -66 (Glascow:Collins). Bhabha, Homi 1994a “Dissemination,” in The Location...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (1): 123–139.
Published: 01 March 2002
... architecture involved in our differentiation between natural kinds and artifacts. © 2002 by the Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2002 Atran, Scott 1990 Cognitive Foundations of Natural History: Toward an Anthropology of Science (Cambridge:Cambridge University Press). Barbauld, Anna...
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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 (2017) 38 (1): 163–188.
Published: 01 February 2017
... argues is “a kind of discordia concors ; a combination of dissimilar images.” Through both a cognitive-literary and an empirical study of the metaphors in Donne's poems “The Bait” and “The Flea,” the authors discuss the grotesque nature of his poetic imagery as constituting “a clash of incompatibles...