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Poetics Today (1 June 2003) 24 (2): 207–236.
Published: 01 June 2003
...Chanita Goodblatt; Joseph Glicksohn In Practical Criticism: A Study of Literary Judgment (1963[1929]), I. A. Richards marks his standing as the herald of three trends of literary criticism: the empirical study of literature, New Criticism, and Reader-Response Criticism. What is more, in this book...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2000) 21 (2): 319–347.
Published: 01 June 2000
... in relation to more general issues of academic literary interpretation. What do we have so far, and what can we possibly expect these essentially empirical-scientific disciplines to add to literary criticism? If cognitive science and evolutionary psychology are to become important in a truly...
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Poetics Today (1 September 2006) 27 (3): 501–568.
Published: 01 September 2006
... used to show how Woolf's work evolved as a frame of reference for literary critics and essayists. Woolf's translation and publishing history is analyzed in terms of changing strategies and shifting interests on these fronts. Reconstruction of values that underlie judgments in reviews of Woolf's work...
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Poetics Today (1 September 2010) 31 (3): 387–432.
Published: 01 September 2010
... presentation of the real reader's “poetic experience” in his Principles of Literary Criticism . We exemplify this by developing a particular technique, used by Richards to teach poetry at Harvard, into an empirical study of the haiku form of poetry. In the second section, we explicate Richards's own empirical...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2001) 22 (2): 365–389.
Published: 01 June 2001
... the context of the overwhelmingly realist dominant of South African literary culture in English. I suggest that South African literary critics of both liberal and radical orientations have been unwitting partners in a commonly held instrumentalist concept of language. A clear regime of meaning may be...
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Poetics Today (1 September 2005) 26 (3): 351–386.
Published: 01 September 2005
... questioning of genre hierarchies and period distinctions grew out of an attempt to correct what he saw as the limitations of contemporary historiographic and literary critical representations. Following his renunciation of revolutionary ideals,these inquiries were framed by a “conservative iconoclasm” that...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2011) 32 (2): 215–234.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Rita Felski The hermeneutics of suspicion is a term coined by Paul Ricoeur to describe the practice of reading texts against the grain to expose their repressed or hidden meanings. This essay examines the distinctive features of such a hermeneutics as they have shaped literary theory and criticism...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2009) 30 (2): 207–235.
Published: 01 June 2009
... thing the “turn to ethics” in literary studies has produced is a rise in popularity of Emmanuel Levinas among critics. The invocation of Levinasian responsibility, with its refusal to entertain a practical or normative ethics, demonstrates, among other things, how far some streams of ethical criticism...
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Poetics Today (1 September 2011) 32 (3): 403–460.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Mark J. Bruhn Theory of literature, literary criticism and interpretation, literary and cultural history, semiotics of culture, linguistics, rhetoric and communications, cultural anthropology, cognitive studies, translation theory:... the common denominator of all this diversity is the ambition to...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2009) 30 (2): 257–286.
Published: 01 June 2009
... an evolution of the manifesto. Second, this article seeks to show the relationship between scholarly work on manifesto and the position of the researcher in the academic field. The researcher’s position in the field of literary criticism is determined by the subject matter of his or her...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2008) 29 (2): 245–275.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Leslie Brisman The question considered here is not what are the most interesting or most discussed recent movements in literary criticism, but what are the methodological innovations that might actually contribute to a better understanding of a specific poem? I look in two directions, the one...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2003) 24 (4): 673–694.
Published: 01 December 2003
...Douglas A. Brooks The guest editors of this special issue, James A. Knapp and Jeffrey Pence,contend that the current preoccupation with the materiality of things has usually generated a polarization between “history” and“theory” in literary criticism, whereby the work of scholars who continue to...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2011) 32 (1): 171–201.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Jane F. Thrailkill Drawing on cognitive science, literary critics such as Mark Turner have affirmed that for human beings thinking is crucially bound up with narrative. This essay examines how Ian McEwan in his novel Saturday (2005) adds a specifically affective element to the human engagement with...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2002) 23 (1): 123–139.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Lisa Zunshine In this article I explore the possibility of a dialogue between cultural studies and cognitive science by proposing a “cognitive” reading of Anna Laetitia Barbauld's 1781 book Hymns in Prose for Children . Literary critics have pointed out that the tacitly catechistic mode of...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2005) 26 (4): 637–664.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Caryl Emerson As literary critics and language theorists, Viktor Shklovsky and Mikhail Bakhtin each utilize “aesthetic distance” in an unconventional way—unrelated, it would seem, to the usual aesthetic criteria of beauty, goodness, or truth. For the Formalist Shklovsky, the distancing or...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2003) 24 (2): 191–205.
Published: 01 June 2003
... Press). Jackson, Tony E. 2000 “Questioning Interdisciplinarity: Cognitive Science, Evolutionary Psychology, and Literary Criticism,” Poetics Today 21 : 319 -47. Jackson, Tony E. 2002 “Issues and Problems in the Blending of Cognitive Science, Evolutionary Psychology, and Literary Study...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2019) 40 (1): 135–158.
Published: 01 March 2019
... an era of postcritical literary studies. Copyright © 2019 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2019 postcritical phenomenology canon realism novel References Altieri Charles 1983 “ An Idea and Ideal of a Literary Canon .” Critical Inquiry 10 , no. 1 : 37...
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Poetics Today (1 September 2001) 22 (3): 669–670.
Published: 01 September 2001
... 1999 “The Use and Abuse of Speech-Act Theory in Criticism,” Poetics Today 20 : 93 -119. Petry, Sandy 1990 Speech Acts and Literary Theory (New York: Routledge). The Use and Abuse of Speech-Act Theory in Criticism: A Corrective Note David Gorman English, Northern Illinois Since...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2014) 35 (1-2): 197–200.
Published: 01 June 2014
... reductive manner. The New Criticism’s emphases on “close reading” and “the text itself” are often disparaged or dismissed as “unfortunately insensitive to authorial intentions and readerly response; to the historical conditions of literary production and reception; and to the cultural relevance and the...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2009) 30 (2): 353–362.
Published: 01 June 2009
..., using the historical-critical method. The second tendency, even though it recognizes that biblical texts are the product of a complex development, leaves aside this compositional process to concentrate, instead, on the literary form of the texts in their final stages. This literary approach...