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Poetics Today (1 March 2002) 23 (1): 91–122.
Published: 01 March 2002
... 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 (1 December 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 of...
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Poetics Today (1 June 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 an...
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Poetics Today (1 March 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 in...
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Poetics Today (1 December 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 of the...
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Poetics Today (1 December 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 (1 September 2008) 29 (3): 525–564.
Published: 01 September 2008
... My Love: A Study of Shakespeare's Sonnets (Chicago: University of Chicago Press). Plato 1988 “Platon (Plato),” in Sappho and the Greek Lyric Poets , translated and annotated by Willis Barnstone, 178 -82 (New York: Schocken). Randazzo, Dean 1993 “ Loss and Recovery: Some Thoughts on the...
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Poetics Today (1 December 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 of...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2013) 34 (4): 563–603.
Published: 01 December 2013
... 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 at...
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Poetics Today (1 September 2016) 37 (3): 443–472.
Published: 01 September 2016
... 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 (1 March 2011) 32 (1): 171–201.
Published: 01 March 2011
... 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 in...
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Poetics Today (1 December 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 (1 December 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 is not an...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2000) 21 (1): 33–60.
Published: 01 March 2000
.... See your baby loves to dance. Yeah Yeah Yeah. The ideal of art that attempts to escape from the realities of capitalism is often doomed in rock music. The dream of living with a ‘‘Cinnamon Girl’’ can...
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Poetics Today (1 September 2014) 35 (3): 209.
Published: 01 September 2014
.... As it is, editing this project became a labor of love faced with challenges, especially at the final stages, between the guest editor’s and the style editor’s work. I would therefore like to thank the advisers — Yiddishist, Hebraist, or comparatist — who helped me to review and finalize a special...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2010) 31 (2): 285–311.
Published: 01 June 2010
... Désirée: Come home to Valmondé; back to your mother who loves you. Come with your child” (177). It implies the welcome from Désirée’s foster father (the owner of Valmondé) as well. It is true that Mr. Valmondé asks Armand to consider Désirée’s obscure origin when Armand wants to marry her. But Mr...
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Poetics Today (1 February 2017) 38 (1): 15–33.
Published: 01 February 2017
... (2000) and elabo- rated somewhat later by Danesi (2004). The main evidence for the SIH is anecdotal and descriptive, but it has implications for empirical work. For instance, in a metaphor such as “Love is sweet,” the SIH would see both love and sweetness as implicating each other— thus, we...
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Poetics Today (1 September 2015) 36 (3): 175–200.
Published: 01 September 2015
... , ed. 1999 Critical Essays on Milan Kundera ( New York : Hall ). Picherit Hervé G. 2007 “The Impossibly Many Loves of Charles Swann: The Myth of Proustian Love and the Reader's ‘Impression’ in Un amour de Swann,” Poetics Today 28 ( 4 ): 619 – 52 . Píchová Hana 1992...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2018) 39 (4): 741–759.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Tamar Hager Michie Helena Warhol Robyn , Love Among the Archives: Writing the Lives of Sir George Scharf, Victorian Bachelor . Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press , 2015 . xxv 1246 pp. Copyright © 2018 Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2018 References...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2017) 38 (4): 778–781.
Published: 01 December 2017
... single-cell biology to poetry and painting, from war to love, from the cinema of Jean-Luc Godard to the musical art of the songbird and allows him to conceptualize in all these domains the “natural” core of prosthetic, artificial, and specifically inanimate attachments. The book is structured in...