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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (1): 81–103.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of 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...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (4): 545–570.
Published: 01 December 2023
..., art, and even design. The essay supplies a philosophical analysis of the results of cross-cultural experiments, showing that while categorization or conceptual hierarchization kicks in when the visual hybrids are juxtaposed with linguistic descriptions, no conceptual scheme takes effect when...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (1): 143–164.
Published: 01 March 2007
.... Through its modifications, the signifier comes to refer to unfamiliar and even incom- patible meanings; if we concede that ‘only those elements which contribute information are relevant to linguistics,’ we must then conclude that, here, signification is undone by its own excess” (my translation...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (4): 651–655.
Published: 01 December 2021
... the hybridity of Kristeva's writing, particularly in her “Word, Dialogue, Novel” essay of 1967. Structuralist, formalist, psychoanalytical, philosophical, linguistic, mathematical, and biological discourses come together to create what Baron styles as the “excessive, befuddling circularity” of Kristeva's style...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (4): 635–652.
Published: 01 December 2009
..., Constrain 637 future perfect ( futur antérieur), is thus the linguistic tense that dominates med- itation on composing. @4 An incidental remark: It occurs to me that replacing “that is what the composition will be” with “that is what the composition will have been” reveals an initially...
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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 (2010) 31 (3): 661–664.
Published: 01 September 2010
... 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). Foregrounding is perceived as “formally...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (3): 664–667.
Published: 01 September 2010
... 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). Foregrounding is perceived as “formally...
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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...
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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 (2008) 29 (1): 197–224.
Published: 01 March 2008
... concerns and intellectual development. .  For a detailed account of the genesis of the Kriegsfibel, see Knopf 1988: 410–14. The Kriegs- fibel has been translated into English (Brecht 1998). Since I wish to draw attention to particu- lar linguistic features of Brecht’s quatrains, I have provided my own...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (4): 573–594.
Published: 01 December 2004
...,” in Rezeptionsästhetik: Theorie und Praxis , edited by Rainer Warning, 253 -76 (Munich: Fink). Jakobson, Roman 1987 [1960] “Linguistics and Poetics,” in Language in Literature , edited by Krystyna Pomorska and Stephen Rudy, 62 -94 (Cambridge:Harvard University Press). Jonas, Hans 1996 Mortality...
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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 (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 (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...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (4): 619–662.
Published: 01 December 2011
.... , eds. 2007 Methods in Cognitive Linguistics ( Amsterdam : John Benjamins ). Hall Jean 1980 The Transforming Image: A Study of Shelley’s Major Poetry ( Urbana : Illinois University Press ). Higginson Thomas Wentworth 1891 “ Emily Dickinson’s Letters ,” Atlantic Magazine...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (2): 353–362.
Published: 01 June 2009
...- ary device recurrently used in biblical or other narratives to portray char- acters, actions, places, and so forth. Its linguistic and literary features are analyzed in biblical texts with an eye to a poetics of point of view. Second, point of view is defined as a feature of the reception...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (1): 107–128.
Published: 01 March 2011
... a 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...