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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (2): 253–279.
Published: 01 June 2021
...Naomi S. Baron; Anne Mangen Abstract Long-form reading of literary and non-literary texts is historically an essential component of education. However, in many schooling contexts, the amount of long-form reading is diminishing. Are digital technologies augmenting this trend...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (1): 17–50.
Published: 01 March 2010
... to participate in a long-standing ambition to construct a world literature in the sense put forward by David Damrosch (2003: 5): “not an infinite ungraspable canon of works but rather a mode of circulation and of reading... that is applicable to individual works as to bodies of material.” The model...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (1): 55–79.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Ellen Dissanayake Despite its long oral and unrecorded history, literature means for most people printed texts and reading. Yet shades of this preliterate past remain and continue to affect our responses to written literary forms today. Studies of mothers' interactions with prelinguistic infants...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (2): 131–147.
Published: 01 June 2021
... and Norway, where the authors have observed a clear decline in so-called long-form reading. Baron and Mangen use the information gleaned from their interviews with a number of teachers in higher education to discuss possible reasons for this decline. Their analysis of these interviews leads them to conclude...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (1): 89–127.
Published: 01 March 2001
... in the composition of the long poem. Various possibilities of space poetics are examined, always (unlike Joseph Frank’s ‘‘spatial form as an interaction of the axes of world and composition, as well as in relation to tempo- rality.Time-space organization functions in this context as an image of the world...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 15–35.
Published: 01 June 2023
..., as Agamben-inspired discourses do, tying dementia to form helpfully shifts the debate to the less apocalyptic scale of “the ethics and politics of long life, illness, dependency, and care” (Burke 2019 : 18). Representations of the care home in dementia literature have up until now been largely ambivalent...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (3): 425–448.
Published: 01 September 2021
... difference between factual and fictional discourse, since the former is always dependent on external sources of information. Another form of discordance can be read in the body of the article when the journalist recalls that “the crash came hours after Iran launched a ballistic missile attack targeting...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 1–14.
Published: 01 June 2023
... with a particular representational mode, such as cinema (Dufournaud) or the diary (Crossley); social forms such as institutions (Vermeulen), the reading group (Swinnen), generations (Joosen), economic precarity (Kruger), and late style (French); genres such as the epic (Guimarães) and science fiction (Jewusiak...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (1): 59–81.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Johanna Winant In this article, the author argues that we should understand Walt Whitman’s catalog as a poetic form that is also a logical form — enumerative induction. Whitman’s catalogs — his characteristic technique of generating long lists — have long been recognized as central to his poetics...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 335–359.
Published: 01 June 2004
... organizational forms from sister clubs. Author and reformer Julia Ward Howe’s ‘‘How Can Women Best Associate’’ (1874), a speech she delivered at many venues across the country, also provided organizational guidelines. Long • Perspectives of Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Reading Groups 339 selves...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (2): 323–348.
Published: 01 June 2011
... in these ways during literary reading embody a number of distinctive processes, and some of their implications are then examined here. These include self-reference (e.g., autobiographical memory), which may occur more often in response to literary than to other texts; anticipation (e.g., suspense, forming goals...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (3): 611–614.
Published: 01 September 2011
... attempting to promote an interdisciplinary dialogue. It comprises eleven long articles followed by short responses (and in some cases a response to the response as well), thus allowing the direct interaction of different critical voices. This dia- logical aspect is further enhanced...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (2): 301–314.
Published: 01 June 2020
.... Literary critics have long recognized Thomas Hardy as a writer with uncommonly acute visual sensi- tivity, a trait that enables him to achieve a form of literary pictorialism that David Lodge (1974: 252) describes as intensely cinematic. WhereasHardy s approach to verbal representation has been celebrated...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (3): 175–200.
Published: 01 September 2015
... the form of blocks of summary. Part 3, the most extreme example of narrative fragmentation in this novel, introduces a new character — Franz — but almost immediately, after two brief chapters about Franz’s meeting with Sabina in Switzerland, starts to break up the event sequence with long sections...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (4): 639–661.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Helena Van Praet Abstract This article addresses the literary response to network forms in twenty-first-century print poetry. Through the case of Anne Carson's long poem The Beauty of the Husband (2001), it explores how contemporary poetry, whose textuality will be termed prosthetic , can engender...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 589–599.
Published: 01 September 2017
..., one that persisted in shape-shifting appearances that evolved over long periods of time and through manifold (but superficial) changes in the history of what is conventionally called “literature”—the “persistent forms” that give this book its title. As Pindar (1969: 185; Pythian 5.100-1) wrote...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 561–590.
Published: 01 September 2000
... of “The Skaters,” even if it does not “solve” the problems and puzzles with which the poem challenges us, at least enunciates those problems and puzzles and compels us to reflect on our own interpretative procedures. How (Not) to Read Postmodernist Long Poems: The Case of Ashbery’s ‘‘The Skaters’’ Brian...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 61–93.
Published: 01 March 2000
... Rift Yeshurun achieved semimythic status and received long overdue recognition, as manifested in the award of the Israel Prize. However, until his death at the age of eighty-nine, he was read primarily by a minority of poetry lovers...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (2): 207–227.
Published: 01 June 2021
... in anthropology and related disciplines have focused considerably on how that literary content becomes part of readers’ lives (e.g., Radway 1984 , 1997; Long 2003 ; Reed 2011 ). Stories, told or read, may enter one's understanding of human motivations and form one's worldview. Stories may also become part...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (1): 197–224.
Published: 01 March 2008
... elements of the work for a reading of the War Primer in its entirety. 1. Brecht (and Benjamin) on Photography The War Primer appeared in book form in the GDR (German Democratic Republic) in 1955, but it was the culmination of almost three decades of intermittent activity. As early as the 1920s...