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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (3): 615–623.
Published: 01 September 2006
... [1889] The Religion of the Semites: The Fundamental Institutions (New York: Meridian). Tait, Peta 2005 Circus Bodies: Cultural Identity in Aerial Performance (London: Routledge). Spectacle, Death, and a European Traveling One-Ring Circus: A Response to Kenneth Little Yoram S. Carmeli...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (3): 597–614.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Kenneth Little This article comments on Yoram Carmeli's stimulating analysis of the narrative structure of Captain Sidney Howes's lion act performed in Gerry Cottle's British circus. I begin by discussing Carmeli's analysis of how the act functions socially and semiotically. According to him...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (2): 327–351.
Published: 01 June 2016
... possible, but there is little or nothing human beings can practically do to bring it about. Meanwhile, according to Bloch's understanding of the concept, human beings are capable of bringing about a better future for all through practical political struggle. Comparing these two thinkers, I argue...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 159–181.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Daniel Hartley This article outlines a systematic theory of style that aims to combine “social formalism” with narratology. Beginning with a reading of a little-known essay by Raymond Williams on the history of English novelistic prose, the article argues that Williams’s insights into the social...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 201–219.
Published: 01 February 2018
... as alternately pleased and overwhelmed by the ease with which they can reach into outward records of their lives, over whose seemingly inevitable permanence and meticulousness they realize they have little control. The article traces the environmental origins of Lerner’s and Knausgaard’s characters to the recent...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (1-2): 117–171.
Published: 01 June 2014
... and 1929. I conclude that these common reporting clauses and mental verbs appeared in a wide variety of texts, particularly in the French novels of the 1830s, 1910s, and 1920s, alongside other, “free” techniques, which are more often studied. There is, thus, very little evidence that such “free” forms...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (1): 59–126.
Published: 01 March 2012
... such development as a feature of narrative in general; by the standards of serious narrative, comic plots can even unroll “incongruously” many causal-temporal developments (as when farcical plots run wild). More generally, Zupančič shows little awareness of existing research on humor and comedy. Humor Studies may...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (2): 137–168.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Johannes Mahlknecht Hollywood movie novelizations are novels based on mainstream films and published about the time these films are released in theaters. The present article explores the ambiguous status of this generally little-esteemed and frequently ignored form of adaptation. On the one hand...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (3): 325–356.
Published: 01 September 2014
... present two examples of how Yiddish exerted a (largely unacknowledged) influence on Israeli literature. The first concerns the striking similarities and intersections between two literary groups active in Israel during the 1950s: a famous Hebrew group (Likrat) and a little-known Yiddish group (Yung...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 171–203.
Published: 01 June 2004
...Don Kuiken; David S. Miall; Shelley Sikora Literary reading has the capacity to implicate the self and deepen self-understanding, but little is known about how and when these effects occur. The present article examines two forms of self-implication in literary reading. In one form, which functions...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 181–204.
Published: 01 June 2023
... , the second book in the series: “Page 43 / you will read / differently if / there are 94 to the book / than if there are just / 45, What about / 523 what then / little hen.” Notorious for his massive tomes of verse, Silliman establishes an analogy between the length of his life and the length of his work...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (3): 479–532.
Published: 01 September 2022
... million posts to #poetsofinstagram alone, yet this so-called fidget-spinner literature has received little scholarly attention. While some magazines have featured the well-known Rupi Kaur, no academic work to date has extensively analyzed the aesthetics and cultural antecedents of Instapoetry...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (1): 67–96.
Published: 01 March 2006
... into the literary aspect of these phenomena, very little has been written on their pictorial incarnation. Focusing on Malevich's late paintings of Russian peasants and his 1933 Self-Portrait, I try to trace the complex art historical moment of the late 1920s and early 1930s and map out the representational...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (4): 683–794.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Meir Sternberg Since modernism, narrative omniscience has been much attacked, yet little studied and understood. This in inverse ratio to the central role it actually plays in narrative discourse and metadiscourse alike: the telling, reading, grouping, evolving, conceptualizing of stories, invented...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (2): 227–244.
Published: 01 June 2008
...H. Porter Abbott The difficulty of understanding emergent behavior is usually attributed to our need to see in it the operation of some kind of centralized control where there is in fact none (Keller 1985, Resnick 1994). Yet as a species, we seem to have little difficulty with complex narratives...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (2): 207–235.
Published: 01 June 2009
...David-Antoine Williams Two decades have passed since Joseph Brodsky used his Nobel address to advance the idea that “aesthetics is the mother of ethics.” Yet despite the increasing prominence of ethics in literary studies during this time, very little has been written to elucidate his claim. One...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (2): 331–351.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Jean-Pierre Sonnet God's enigmatic answer to Moses' question about his name— Ehyeh asher ehyeh , usually translated “I am who I am” (Exod. 3:14)—has provoked philological analysis for centuries, often coupled with high philosophical and theological reflection; yet little attention has been paid...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (2): 183–187.
Published: 01 June 2019
... that until now have attracted comparatively little attention in multimodality studies, including not only multimodal novels, comics, and films but also current television programs, video games, and other forms of digital media. On the other hand, and no less importantly, the articles collected here engage...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 453–473.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Micah L. Mumper; Richard J. Gerrig Research evidence supports the claim that engagement with works of fiction may benefit readers’ social cognitive abilities of empathy and theory of mind. However, there is little direct evidence to support claims about the causal mechanisms underlying the positive...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 429–451.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Anežka Kuzmičová; Katalin Bálint Although personal relevance is key to sustaining an audience’s interest in any given narrative, it has received little systematic attention in scholarship to date. Across centuries and media, adaptations have been used extensively to bring temporally...