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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (4): 539–571.
Published: 01 December 2016
... and Semiotics 2016 Facing Fictions: The Insights and the Limits of Evolutionary Literary Psychology William Flesch Brandeis University Abstract In Evolving Hamlet: Seventeenth Century English Tragedy and the Ethics of Natural Selection, Angus Fletcher rightly argues against the idea...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 337–357.
Published: 01 June 2018
..., Street Fashion, and Jewelry (2009) by Leanne Shapton. Accentuating its own visuality, the novel systematically sets words against the reproduced pictures, playfully testing the limits of ekphrasis. Above all, Important Artifacts raises the question of the logic that binds the succession of images...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (4): 619–662.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Mark J. Bruhn This essay argues that Percy Bysshe Shelley’s (1792–1822) analogical poetics at once anticipates and challenges contemporary cognitive-scientific models of conceptual structure. Section 1 outlines unresolved logical and motivational issues that limit the explanatory power...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (4): 475–501.
Published: 01 December 2020
... to open new ground for criticism, disrupt our understanding of reading, and develop new bodily poetics. Eye Movement, I. A. Richards, and the Limits of Embodied Reading Benjamin Kossak Independent Scholar Abstract I. A. Richards is often remembered as a father of close reading and New Criticism, but his...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (3): 347–378.
Published: 01 September 2023
... of rhyme's limits when its echo is too complete. The other extreme would seem too obvious even to merit stating: that words don't rhyme when they don't sound alike. That's the observation made by the “blankness” in “blank verse”: here there is verse, yet here there are no rhymes. Once again we've crossed...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (2): 175–207.
Published: 01 June 2005
...Benjamin Friedlander Trauma theory posits an unrepresentable excess to experience, but because most studies of trauma deal with experiences that are known and named, at least in general terms (for instance, the Holocaust), there is a tendency to treat the limits of representation as objective...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 319–335.
Published: 01 June 2018
.... Finally, a Japanese composer produced a musical composition in response to the poem and the artist’s book. It could be argued that poetry written in response to calligraphic marks is at the very limits of both mimesis and ekphrasis. However, I argue that it is precisely at such limits that intermediality...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (1): 29–66.
Published: 01 March 2004
... of being and the limits of the knowable. Recent film criticism has inadequately responded to this genre. Film studies has aligned itself in various ways behind Walter Benjamin's call for an iconoclasm that would sever art's connections with cultic traditions and contribute to social progress...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (3): 463–486.
Published: 01 September 2023
... from its core regions to the semi-periphery. Reframing the problem of the future as that of collective action rather than of complexity, the author proposes that the perceived failure of narrative imagination is, in fact, an expression of the generic limits of the novel, limits that are particularly...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (4): 719–735.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Warren Motte Constraint is often conceived of as a restrictive process, one that severely limits the field of possibilities available to a writer. While it is undoubtedly true that the use of systematic artifice and writing rules in a literary text does narrow an author's choices (one cannot use...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (1): 117–139.
Published: 01 March 2020
... , like many of DeLillo’s other early novels, frequently represents states of silence and unspeakability. DeLillo’s early fiction shares these concerns with Ludwig Wittgenstein’s early philosophy, particularly the remarks on tautology, silence, and the limits of language in Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (4): 659–688.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Lauren Shohet Andrew Marvell's “Upon Appleton House” meditates on when and how forms and events become meaningful. The poem reveals the limitations of criticism that assumes rather than questions what constitutes history. Drawing on the literary-historical conventions of its inherited country house...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 293–318.
Published: 01 June 2000
... of redescription, a mode of knowledge, and how the claims made for it by the various disciplines say something about their own opera-tions, limitations,and presuppositions. By examining the diverse ways narrative is inflected in different institutional settings, we might also discover something about our concern...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (3): 361–388.
Published: 01 September 2013
... the experience of those people who limit their exploration of the storyworld to watching the TV show. In turn, the last section asks what kind of stories lend themselves to transmedial projects and why such projects are currently popular. References Aristotle 1996 Poetics . Translated by Heath...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (3): 399–421.
Published: 01 September 2014
...-Holocaust contemporary writing, Yiddish as incorporated into non-Yiddish writing is at times represented as a language of limits, untranslatability, and loss. Two recent works of literature provide case studies for the way in which Yiddish, as voice and as alphabetic image, is represented in English...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (3): 471–516.
Published: 01 September 2003
... canvas. Katherine Mansfield was the decisive influence yet exemplified Impressionism's limits. “The mere expression of things adequately and sensitively, is not enough,” Woolf quotes Mansfield. As the painter transformed vision into design, Woolf turned story into novel via continuity of moments through...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 241–263.
Published: 01 June 2004
.... Different readers in different situations thus preferred different reading strategies. In the second part of our study, we conducted interviews with a representative sample of 1,025 experienced German novel readers and asked about their reading habits in general—not limited to the specific novel of part one...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (4): 609–625.
Published: 01 December 2004
... as“general necessity seen sub specie eterni.” It explains how logical necessity implodes within the limits of propositional language to open onto the realm of style, within which ethical necessity is to be understood in terms of aesthetic life-form and aesthetic expression is to be understood in terms...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (4): 627–651.
Published: 01 December 2004
... to Charles Altieri's challenge that the dominant approaches to literary ethics are limited because they privilege texts, especially narratives, ultimately committed to judicious rationality. The response offers an account of the rhetorical dynamics of lyric narrative in general and of the rhetorical...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (1): 79–111.
Published: 01 March 2005
... appear to be characterized by an increased demand in processing effort for the attainment of maximum contextual effects, but this increase is limited to the resolution of incongruities typical of this sort of utterance. Also, social-behavioral theories of humor relate the effect of jokes...