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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 235–237.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Eyal Segal White Gillian , Lyric Shame: The “Lyric” Subject of Contemporary American Poetry . Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press , 2014 . 360 pp. © 2016 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2016 New Books at a Glance Walter Bernhart and Lawrence Kramer, eds...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 221–262.
Published: 01 March 2000
......” is partly shaped by the syllables of the author's name. I call this process lyric cryptography . I justify cryptography by recourse not to authorial intention (Milton and Shakespeare may not even have been aware of the cryptographs I identify in their texts) but to what I call the textual act : the poet's...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (3): 651–668.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Shira Wolosky Discussions of lyric tend to bifurcate into, on the one hand, theoretical reflection, in which lyric is defined as a self-referring language artifact,and on the other hand, historical reference, which tends to ignore formal considerations. This article argues against...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (4): 561–593.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Klas Molde In a supposedly enlightened and disenchanted age, why has lyric poetry continued to make claims and perform gestures that are now otherwise inadmissible or even unimaginable? Animation, invocation, and unmotivated praise, apparently artificially imposed (dis)order, and spurious gnomic...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (4): 595–617.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Morani Kornberg This article introduces, for the first time, the marginalized writings of Israeli-statehood-generation poet Maxim Ghilan (1931–2005), who lived in self-exile in Paris as a result of his political activism. By investigating the relationship between lyric poetry and nationalism...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (3): 611–614.
Published: 01 September 2011
... and Semiotics doi 10.1215/03335372-1375207 Monique R. Morgan, Narrative Means, Lyric Ends: Temporality in the Nineteenth-­ Century British Long Poem. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2009. x + 233 pp. This book examines the varied and complex interplay between...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (1): 189–201.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Eva Zettelmann Culler Jonathan , Theory of the Lyric . Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press , 2015 . x + 391 pp . © 2017 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2017 References Aristotle 1991 On Rhetoric . Translated by Kennedy George A. ( Oxford...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (4): 731–733.
Published: 01 December 2006
... that uses the concept of focalization figuratively. Peter Hühn’s ‘‘Transgeneric Narratology: Applications to Lyric Poetry’’ discusses the narrative dimension of lyric poetry, which is usually consid- ered to be an essentially nonnarrative genre. Most of the essay is devoted to a discussion of W...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (4): 627–651.
Published: 01 December 2004
... the ethical dimensions of the telling and those of the told as well as to the ethical positions the author invites the audience to adopt and those the audience brings with them. Demonstrating the usefulness of this approach to Robert Frost's wrenching lyric narrative “Home Burial” provides a response...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (3): 387–432.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Mark J. Bruhn The infrequent, indefinite, and cumulatively incoherent use of place deixis in the representation even of conceptually unified space is characteristic of the greater English lyric from Milton through the eighteenth century. In these poems, as Balz Engler has suggested, such deixis...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (1): 89–127.
Published: 01 March 2001
...Lilach Lachman Romantic critics have traditionally viewed Keats as a master of the lyrical“still object” and his Hyperion as a narrative failure. In this article, I aim to present a different Keats, one whose work, moreover,sheds light on the relationship between our making sense of the world...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (1): 21–42.
Published: 01 March 2002
... of mental functioning appear to be universal and will be discussed in detail: (a) the verbalizing of semantic and episodic memory and of ego-centric and participatory orientation through thematic, narrative, lyric, and dramatic modes of discourse; (b) the polarization of literary entertainment...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (1): 35–63.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Brent Wood This essay takes an oral poetics approach to the analysis of the song lyrics of Robert Hunter as performed by the Grateful Dead from the late 1960s to the early 1990s. Hunter's work is treated as an exemplary case for the study of the use of oral poetry within the contemporary electronic...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (2): 245–275.
Published: 01 June 2008
... and analysis of cultural bias that has characterized New Historical readings. For the latter, I attempt to read Stevens's “Puella Parvula” as a crisis lyric and battleground for the anxieties of influence as elaborated by Harold Bloom. I conclude by comparing the two modes of “unknowing” that these methods...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (3): 525–564.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Judith A. Deitch Holograms are three-dimensional visual records capable of transmitting peculiar and arresting special effects. A number of Shakespeare's sonnets reveal particular holographic effects, in which scenes of looking and speaking are enhanced by the lyric “I's” creation of distorted...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (1): 107–125.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Paul Grimstad In his essay “The Philosophy of Composition” (1846), Edgar Allan Poe describes how he composed his lyric poem “The Raven” by following a series of predetermined steps. My essay shows how Poe's description of composition as rule following both has suggestive affinities...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 359–382.
Published: 01 June 2018
... to material ontology. This critique, and its emphasis on both representational and experiential reasoning, primarily takes the form of lyrical meditations on the material and immaterial realities of code, of computer-mediated poetry, of images, and of human-computer interaction. The result of these poetic...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 383–401.
Published: 01 June 2018
.... Yet Lauterbach, in proposing Hopper, the visual artist, as a lyrical guide to negotiate the tensions between public and private, self and other, and individual and collective at play in his iconic painting, references central concerns of ekphrasis in the digital age. Copyright © 2018 by Porter...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 597–614.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Elizabeth Bradburn Is reading poetry good for you? Drawing on evidence that reading poetry involves some of the same brain structures as those upon which human psychological well-being depends, this essay argues that George Herbert’s devotional lyrics, long understood as Christian meditations...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (2): 249–268.
Published: 01 June 2016
... that historicization denies the very nature of the revolutionary event. By considering the French revolutionary calendar and the concept of time it expresses, this article argues that neither interpretation fully grasps the French Revolution's own temporality. I apply Andrew Abbott's distinction between lyrical...