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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (3): 561–607.
Published: 01 September 2009
... of fictional narratives can complement approaches to the study of reader response that rely exclusively, or heavily, on psychological assumptions. I demonstrate some of the advantages of a narratologically based approach by analyzing in detail Toni Cade Bambara's short story “The Hammer Man.” I contend...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (2): 253–279.
Published: 01 June 2021
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 393–421.
Published: 01 June 2000
... argues that Dr. Death is a variant of the fascist New Man, a new modality of corporeal subjectivity, produced through the utilization of the sublime experience of violence for ideological ends. Rooted in the aftershocks of the Darwinian revolution, the new perception of nature as cruel and rapacious...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (4): 711–730.
Published: 01 December 2004
... “Snake-Charming,” to views of Rilke as an effeminate man. Male critics' warding gestures when confronted with Rilke's imperatives—the caution lest this seductive man touch us—resembles male homosexual panic, the alarm of men confronted with male desire. The essay's broader point concerns our...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (2): 277–308.
Published: 01 June 2008
... sequence. I conclude with close readings of two moments from Michael Roemer's 1964 film about African American life, Nothing but a Man : they illustrate how suture enables the narration of intersubjectivity in film, in its embodiments (including the political) from violation and humiliation to evasion...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (2): 153–215.
Published: 01 June 2010
... to the closural mechanisms operating in the detective story and the reasons for their special force.To round out the picture, the argument concludes by examining two detective novels with unconventionally open endings: Anthony Berkeley's The Poisoned Chocolates Case and Chester Himes's Blind Man with a Pistol...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (3): 523–542.
Published: 01 September 2018
.... The argument is developed through a reading of Peter Verhelst’s The Man I Became and through a discussion of the case of mind reading. Copyright © 2018 Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2018 antimimetic cognitive narratology fictional minds mind reading unnatural narratology...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 499–518.
Published: 01 September 2019
... affective cognition explains the paradox of how Native Son , while triggering racist fears with the image of the violent, angry black man, also paradoxically reduced those fears. References Alcorn Marshall . 2013 . Resistance to Learning: Overcoming the Desire Not to Know in Classroom Teaching...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (1): 149–171.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Ulla Savolainen Abstract This article attends to literary testimonies of the Gulag and Soviet terror by an Ingrian Finnish man called Aatami Kuortti from the perspective of cultural memory. By analyzing two testimonies by Kuortti published in Finland in 1934 and 1964, the article focuses on “memory...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (3): 225–301.
Published: 01 September 2014
... developed the new orality by introducing gendered speech and professional argot, creating in turn a Yiddish of the common man, woman, and child and a Yiddish Sublime. In the next phase, two verbal artists, Eliezer Shteynbarg and Itzik Manger, perfected a single, minor speech genre that was performable...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 363–391.
Published: 01 June 2017
... opponents by ridiculing deserved failures and absurd successes. Thus narrative genre ties surface-frame phrases like “rights of man” and “swinish multitude” to deep-frame assumptions about more fundamental concepts (human nature, society, government). © 2017 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (3): 475–497.
Published: 01 September 2007
... transgression of classical genre definitions at work in Kierkegaard's writing. This, in turn, can be shown to relate to Kierkegaard's fundamental religious concerns and to reflect the carnivalesque destabilization of social, cultural, and artistic forms enacted in the paradoxical figure of the God-man. © 2007...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (1): 61–92.
Published: 01 February 2017
... to the social and natural worlds, not as the object-in-space-before- subject of Platonic philosophical thought that separates man from world, but as cognitive participants in and intimately connected with the social and natural worlds (Rosen 2015). The arts play upon the multimodalities of metaphor...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 February 2017
... then provide a brief introduction to each of the essays that appear in the issue. Keywords interaction theory, gestalt, blending, tension, cognition The Interaction Theory of Metaphor It is not inconsequential that in developing his interaction theory of meta- phor, Max Black uses the metaphor “man...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (4): 471–499.
Published: 01 December 2021
... at the heart of Foucault's literary criticism—an idea and a function specific to the reduplicative language of literature, which is completely tied up with his critique of finitude and his prediction (well known, often misunderstood, and doubtless over-hasty) about the death and disappearance of man. From what...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (1): 107–128.
Published: 01 March 2011
...- tionary consideration of the function of the excuse narrative and indicates how the excuse narrative is a key feature of fiction. And he said, Who told thee that thou [wast] naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat? And the man said, The woman...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 503–519.
Published: 01 September 2000
... difficult, there is the question of what is the act that a literary performative accomplishes. To this question I shall return later. The next key moment in the fortunes of the performative comes in the work of Jacques Derrida and Paul de Man. Austin’s analysis has been taken up...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (3): 529–540.
Published: 01 September 2004
... of unseeing’’ (178) is subtly, tacitly informed by a dialectic of blindness and insight (Paul de Man) and a Stevensian seeing and unseeing of the eye, what the curiously comparable poem ‘‘The Snow Man’’ calls the ‘‘Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is With Wolosky’s gentle guidance, one...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (1): 91–135.
Published: 01 March 2004
... : 131 -46. Constant, Benjamin 1958 Adolphe (Paris: Gallimard). Danto, Arthur 1981 The Transfiguration of the Commonplace (Cambridge: Harvard University Press). de Botton, Alain 1997 How Proust Can Change Your Life (New York: Vintage). de Man, Paul 1979 Allegories...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (2): 309–351.
Published: 01 June 2008
.... The accusations are patently preposterous, and the counterclaims work in favor of the defense because they apply successfully the same surreal- istic logic. For instance, a one-eyed man accuses the main protagonist of stealing his missing eye. Instead of denying the charge, the latter offers...