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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (1): 91–122.
Published: 01 March 2002
... to this apparent contradiction by examining how Behn employs the psychology of transgressive love to model the relation between the king and his subjects. By drawing selectively from the different sets of inferences present in the conceptual spaces of passionate love and autocratic power, Behn produces an unstable...
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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 (2009) 30 (2): 363–370.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Irving Massey Gambling on Love Irving Massey English and Comparative Literature, University at Buffalo Anna Maria Jones, Problem Novels: Victorian Fiction Theorizes the Sensational Self. Columbus: Ohio University Press, 2007. viii + 163 pp. This modest-looking little book challenges...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (4): 689–710.
Published: 01 December 2004
...Martha Nussbaum Erotic love both illuminates and blinds. In The Black Prince ,perhaps her most insightful novel about love, Iris Murdoch shows us both facets of erotic love in operation. On the one hand, Bradley's love and the anxiety that is closely related to it blind him to many features...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (4): 619–652.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Hervé G. Picherit Much in Marcel Proust's Un amour de Swann —notably its position in the Recherche and the title itself—suggests that we might derive from the tale of Swann's love for Odette a general “law” about love, applicable throughout the Recherche . Yet far from conveying a clear account...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (3): 525–564.
Published: 01 September 2008
... History,” in A Companion to Shakespeare's Sonnets , edited by Michael Schoenfeldt, 204 -21 (Oxford: Blackwell). Pellauer, David 2007 “Selfhood and Personal Identity,” in Ricoeur: A Guide for the Perplexed , 90 -108 (London: Continuum). Pequigney, Joseph 1985 Such Is My Love: A Study...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (1): 151–158.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Toril . 2017 . Revolution of the Ordinary: Literary Studies after Wittgenstein, Austin, and Cavell . Chicago : University of Chicago Press . Trollope Anthony . ( 1875 ) 2008 . The Way We Live Now , edited by Sutherland John . Oxford : Oxford University Press . Love s Logic...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (4): 573–606.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Gian Balsamo This essay discusses the literary genre of Proust's In Search of Lost Time as analogous with the genre peculiar to Dante's Commedia and Augustine's Confessions . Both Dante and Augustine narrate their autobiography in terms of a writerly vocation pursued by means of a love quest; both...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (4): 681–709.
Published: 01 December 2000
...Harai Golomb The theoretical and text-analytical perspectives of this article are inseparably linked. In Act 3 of Chekhov's The Seagull , the young Nina gives the famous writer Trigorin, with whom she is falling in love, a medallion with inscribed page-and-line reference to a sentence from one...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (4): 563–603.
Published: 01 December 2013
... the philosophical “demotion of poetry”: a criticism of poets as motivated by the Eros of fame and of tragic poetry as at its best creating captivating images of gods and heroes which reflect their creators’ self-love and patriotic love of “one’s own,” as against any transpolitical truth. Part 4 then looks...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (3): 443–472.
Published: 01 September 2016
... of a Nazi victory before Britain's entry into World War II. It prefigures many concerns of queer studies in its disturbing depictions of homoerotic love among Nazi soldiers and women reduced to mindlessly reproductive bodies. Focusing on the significance of the women in her narrative, the article argues...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (1): 171–201.
Published: 01 March 2011
... with narrative through a focus on the neurobiology of consciousness. By casting a neurosurgeon as his protagonist, McEwan attends to what damaged brains can reveal about how story-loving human beings “mind the world. Moreover, in this essay the work of Gerald Edelman in neuroscience and Lisa Feldman Barrett...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (4): 561–589.
Published: 01 December 2014
... naturally to an investigation of the interactions among theater audiences and the various parts of the theater industry. To demonstrate the possibilities of audience studies, this essay includes an analysis of Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher's play Love's Cure; or, The Martial Maid (1647), a comic drama...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (4): 607–618.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Joshua Landy How similar is Proust's Recherche to Dante's Commedia ? Not very, as it turns out. In the first place, Proust's protagonist does not require an experience of ideal love as a precondition for conversion: Mlle de Saint-Loup is no Beatrice. And in the second, what he produces...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 559–577.
Published: 01 September 2019
... and empathetic emotions for an actual environment—the Appalachian Mountains—that is wounded and scarred. I argue that the novel’s protagonists allow readers to imaginatively experience what it is like to love an environment and then witness its destruction by mountaintop removal mining. Pancake’s decision...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 33–60.
Published: 01 March 2000
... for the cinnamon girl. Paw send me money Now I’m going to make it somehow. Paw I need another chance. See your baby loves to dance...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (3): 175–200.
Published: 01 September 2015
... the encounter between Tomas and Tereza was love or not. While noting ironically that Tomas’s feeling of “wanting to die beside her was clearly exaggerated: he had seen her only once before in his life!” (ibid.: 7), he admits that this feeling and the affair with Tereza was 3. A brief reminder of what...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (4): 619–643.
Published: 01 December 2019
..., in his making of poems, to create and preserve . . . the voices of the people he has loved, the voices of the poems that have mattered most to him, the changing sounds of his own voice in the course of his life (both in speech and in the poems that he has written), as well as the sounds of ancestral...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (2): 285–311.
Published: 01 June 2010
... characters are never guilty of discrimination against black ones. After Désirée is mistaken for a mulatto, she sends a despairing letter to her white foster mother. The answer is very affectionate: “My own Désirée: Come home to Valmondé; back to your mother who loves you. Come with your child” (177...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (2): 205–222.
Published: 01 June 2020
... . The Anthropology of Intentions: Language in a World of Others . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press . Illouz Eva . 2012 . Why Love Hurts: A Sociological Explanation . Cambridge : Polity Press . Feng Jiang 姜峰. 2006 . Yicixing zhihui, youhuo zhentan yu xiaogui’r bangmang: Baogong...