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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (1): 81–103.
Published: 01 March 2019
... incompatibility and incongruence. Between two powerful superfluities – of language and of the real – this article situates the poetic text in the space made by a pincer movement. First it discusses linguistic excess – the realization that there is nothing outside text, that reality is always linguistically...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (3): 383–397.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Monika Adamczyk-Garbowska The article focuses on Julian Stryjkowski's best-known novel, Voices in the Darkness , analyzed in the context of this leading Jewish Polish writer's biography and his complicated linguistic and cultural position. A special emphasis is placed on the author's use of the...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (1-2): 117–171.
Published: 01 June 2014
... Morton Levitt (2006) and Pericles Lewis (2007). One of the most common but seldom tested presuppositions about the alleged “inward turn” is that the linguistic innovations of the modernist period helped portray the mental states of characters in a more advanced manner. This article reviews the debates on...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 479–502.
Published: 01 September 2000
... theoretical debate. The debate, in this case, concerns the status of visuality in linguistic texts. This is a happy coincidence, since this is a hotly debated issue in today's humanities. After the linguistic and anthropological turns, we are now in the middle of the visual turn. In an attempt to articulate...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (1): 129–169.
Published: 01 March 2011
... explores the expression of highly emotional experience in private letters, written at the time by professional literary writers and now available in print. Starting from existing linguistic, stylistic, and narrative studies of verbal emotional expression, a selection of representative epistolary texts is...
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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 (2007) 28 (1): 143–164.
Published: 01 March 2007
... which contribute information are relevant to linguistics,’ we must then conclude that, here, signification is undone by its own excess” (my translation Building on Paris’s argument, Derek Attridge has observed that port- manteau words operate on meaning in a far more destabilizing manner...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 129–150.
Published: 01 March 2000
... performance. Olson's reading is considered by some a tour de force and by others a drunken ramble. This essay interprets it as an attempt to articulate an institution and contends that its excesses derive from his simultaneously marginal and central positioning as the “boss poet”of a community committed to...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (2): 251–289.
Published: 01 June 2002
... ( si ) between disparate objects, the discrepancy between appearance and actuality. Illusion , thus defined, may appear as confusing or uncanny in everyday experience (the doppelgänger, the mirage, the philanderer posing as saint, or linguistic ambiguity); yet this clash between form and content is an...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (4): 751–781.
Published: 01 December 2000
...Reuven Tsur This article explores some cognitive and aesthetic principles about picture poems. It regards language as a hierarchy of signs: the graphemic string signifies a phonological string, which signifies units of meaning, which signify referents in extralinguistic reality. Our linguistic...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (1): 117–139.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Michael LeMahieu Don DeLillo’s early novels explore the relationship between formal logic and literary form. In End Zone , DeLillo uses tautology as a linguistic tactic of diminishment to advance a larger aesthetic strategy of repleteness. The novel says less to show more. As a result, End Zone...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (1): 107–128.
Published: 01 March 2011
... multiplicity of versions. Given an excuse, there is not just a plurality of possible plot developments but also a consideration of linguistic nuances when weighing responsibility. The excuse generates a context within which the acts of the speaker appear in a different light or as elements of a different story...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (2): 261–279.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Rita Charon The linguistic, rhetorical, and metaphorical powers of language profoundly influence events of health care. Physicians are professionalized into their own isolating language at the cost of fluency in their native tongue. Translation is always inadequate. Physicians resort to ironizing...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (4): 613–636.
Published: 01 December 2005
... way both to accept the gap in Kantian epistemology and, at least partially—through language understood as inner speech—to overcome the gap. Reacting to later appropriations of von Humboldt, Russian linguists and such literary theorists as Victor Shklovsky, Roman Jakobson, Sergej Karcevskij, and...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (3): 661–664.
Published: 01 September 2010
... linguistic description and a literary interpretation of texts. In this framework, a key concept of stylistics is foregrounding, mentioned in the book’s title (and based on the concept’s development by Jan Mukařovský of the Prague school). Foregrounding is perceived as “formally . . . a...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (3): 664–667.
Published: 01 September 2010
... discipline between linguis- tics and literary studies in constituting the interface between a linguistic description and a literary interpretation of texts. In this framework, a key concept of stylistics is foregrounding, mentioned in the book’s title (and based on the concept’s development by...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (3): 667–670.
Published: 01 September 2010
... previously in books and journals but are certainly put in a wider and richer perspective by their collocation here. Leech views stylistics as a crucial bridge discipline between linguis- tics and literary studies in constituting the interface between a linguistic description and a...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (3): 670–673.
Published: 01 September 2010
... chapter) appeared previously in books and journals but are certainly put in a wider and richer perspective by their collocation here. Leech views stylistics as a crucial bridge discipline between linguis- tics and literary studies in constituting the interface between a linguistic...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (3): 673–675.
Published: 01 September 2010
... studies in constituting the interface between a linguistic description and a literary interpretation of texts. In this framework, a key concept of stylistics is foregrounding, mentioned in the book’s title (and based on the concept’s development by Jan Mukařovský of the Prague school...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (4): 641–674.
Published: 01 December 2016
...: 458). The discursive elaboration of the primary story increases suspense to what in Poe’s terms would be its “climax” by retarding the satisfaction of curiosity in readers through rhetori- cal means that work to sustain the reader’s interest through excess as the Ferna´ ndez...