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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (2): 361–362.
Published: 01 June 2002
... to Context (London: Routledge). Marie-Laure Ryan, ed., Cyberspace Textuality: Computer Technology and Literary Theory. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, vii + pp. This collection of essays contributes to the field of hypertext and cyber- culture studies, which has developed in parallel...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 519–548.
Published: 01 September 2017
... dialectology, associationist psychology, and avant-garde ideology. This is in contrast to claims that Russian formalism was from the start inspired by Saussurean structuralism. Separating the foundations of modern literary theory from a structuralist paradigm allows us to disassociate the formalists' original...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (4): 539–559.
Published: 01 December 2020
... primary case. This reading studies the novel through three conceptual problems in literary theory: the author as the site of the creative process, the use of language as an expression of an author’s literary technique, and the conditions for literary enunciation. It also demonstrates the strengths...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (1): 43–62.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Ellen Spolsky Rather than denying the insights of post-structuralist theory, literary interpretation and theory with an evolutionary cognitive perspective actually nestles nicely within a central niche of deconstructionist thinking, that is,the critique of representation. What we learn from recent...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (2): 241–244.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Eyal Segal Bemong Nele Borghart Pieter De Dobbeleer Michel Demoen Kristoffel De Temmerman Koen Keunen Bart , eds., Bakhtin’s Theory of the Literary Chronotope: Reflections, Applications, Perspectives . Gent : Academia , 2010 . v + 213 pp . © 2012 by Porter...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (2): 368–370.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Eyal Segal Jonathan Culler, The Literary in Theory . Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press , 2007 . xi + 276 pp . New Books at a Glance Rebecca Beasley, Theorists of Modernist Poetry: T. S. Eliot, T. E. Hulme, Ezra Pound. London: Routledge, 2007. xi + 144 pp. This book belongs...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (3-4): 490–495.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Eyal Segal Carroll Joseph , Reading Human Nature: Literary Darwinism in Theory and Practice . New York : State University of New York Press , 2011 . xvi + 352 pp. © 2013 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2013 New Books at a Glance Marina Grishakova and Marie...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 29–53.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Asiya Bulatova From its first publication in 1923, Viktor Shklovsky's book Zoo, or Letters Not about Love has been discussed as a text that takes up a borderline position between literature and literary theory. The fact that the book was written and first published in Berlin ensured its place...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 503–519.
Published: 01 September 2000
...Jonathan Culler The notion of the performative—an utterance that accomplishes the act that it designates—was proposed by the philosopher J. L. Austin to describe a type of utterance neglected by philosophers. This article follows the vicissitudes of the concept in literary and cultural theory...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 485–518.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Historical Poetics and the morphological method have at different points been accused of favoring atomizing analysis over aesthetic appreciation. This putative inability to grasp the work of art as a totality is a taint that literary theory inherited from nineteenth-century philology, whose mission...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (4): 471–499.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Ryan Devitt Abstract The article argues for the renewed relevance of Foucault's early essays on literature, written throughout the 1960s, given a return to anthropological reflection in so much literary theory today (especially through affect theory and “new” phenomenologies—both of which rely...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (1): 1–36.
Published: 01 March 2020
... — this introduction outlines various connections between literary formalism and formal logic. It surveys historical interactions and reciprocal influences between literary and logical writers from antiquity through the twentieth century, and it examines how literary theory and criticism have been institutionally...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (2): 289–321.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Miranda Burgess This essay explores two approaches to affect in literary theory. The first of these approaches locates affect in discrete bodies and persons. The second views affect as a phenomenon anterior to the distinction of persons: a flow of energy among bodies as well as between bodies...
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Poetics Today (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 (2005) 26 (1): 113–139.
Published: 01 March 2005
... and critics against the backdrop of challenges to that agency by market culture and structuralist literary theory. © 2005 by the Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2005 Auerbach, Erich 1957 Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature , translated by Willard Trask (New York...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (2): 131–147.
Published: 01 June 2021
... as a phenomenon evolves in the intersections among media developments, literary trends, and social practices. By bringing together scholars from literary theory, media studies, aesthetics, anthropology, psychology, and linguistics, the special issue explores different perspectives on how the technological...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (2): 235–253.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Blakey Vermeule In an important book of evolutionary literary theory, William Flesch argues that we tell stories to exercise our sense of moral outrage. In this essay I try to spell out some of the consequences of his view. First I give an overview of his argument. Then I revisit a major work...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (3): 381–402.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Philippe Carrard Abstract Most theorists of history now seem to regard narrative as the only discursive model on which historians rely to make sense of the past. The structure of many works in current historiographic production, however, is not that of a narrative as defined in literary theory...
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Poetics Today (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...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 377–394.
Published: 01 September 2019
... the ethical and pedagogical functions of literature. Broadly contextualizing the issue’s contributions within literary and cognitive theory, the essay describes their various explorations of reader processing and ethical involvement, including personal, social, and environmental improvement. References...