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Poetics Today (1 June 2016) 37 (2): 327–351.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Cat Moir This article makes a case for the relevance of Ernst Bloch's philosophy to thinking through the political consequences of contemporary “speculative materialist” theory. Quentin Meillassoux's speculative materialism offers a vision of the world in which a future of justice may be materially...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2003) 24 (4): 759–780.
Published: 01 December 2003
...David Ayers Contemporary materialist theory is converging with the study of material culture, as evidenced by increasing attention given to the book as a material object produced, circulated, and consumed as a commodity. It is, however,problematic to conceive of the book as a material object, since...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2000) 21 (2): 457–461.
Published: 01 June 2000
... Herrnstein 1968 Poetic Closure: A Study of How Poems End (Chicago: University of Chicago Press). Poetic History between Reference and Materiality Eyal Segal Poetics and Comparative Literature, Tel Aviv 6104 Poetics Today / 21:2...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2019) 40 (2): 235–268.
Published: 01 June 2019
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Poetics Today (1 December 2008) 29 (4): 669–712.
Published: 01 December 2008
... International Samizdat [Research] Association is to find and work out possible solutions to overcome the decay of samizdat materials both physically and “virtually”—in the collective memory of the present and for the cultural memory of future generations. © 2009 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2003) 24 (4): 673–694.
Published: 01 December 2003
...Douglas A. Brooks The guest editors of this special issue, James A. Knapp and Jeffrey Pence,contend that the current preoccupation with the materiality of things has usually generated a polarization between “history” and“theory” in literary criticism, whereby the work of scholars who continue to...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2003) 24 (4): 695–727.
Published: 01 December 2003
...James A. Knapp A new materialism in literary and cultural criticism has regrounded much scholarly debate in the archive as a corrective to ahistorical theorizing. Often, in granting archival discoveries the evidentiary status of fact,historical criticism fails to attend to the difficulties...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2004) 25 (1): 67–90.
Published: 01 March 2004
... matters. Central to repositioning critical inquiry, so it can attend to the specificity of the medium, is a more robust notion of materiality. Materiality is reconceptualized as the interplay between a text's physical characteristics and its signifying strategies, a move that entwines instantiation and...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2017) 38 (4): 667–693.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Rob Baum Archives, such as libraries, museums, or memorials, are typically repositories of memory. But archives may also be experienced as somatized trauma, for example, in survivors of genocide, where transmitted memory becomes the material “object” of intergenerational trauma. Transmitted trauma...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2018) 39 (2): 359–382.
Published: 01 June 2018
... 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 (1 December 2014) 35 (4): 539–560.
Published: 01 December 2014
... something it is not—the original building. We may therefore talk of theatricality, of created fictionality, and of the theater building being staged as if in a performance. It becomes an inseparable material component of every production presented on its stage. This is why, among other reasons...
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Poetics Today (1 September 2000) 21 (3): 561–590.
Published: 01 September 2000
... one to negotiate or manage such flux?Critics tend to select “key” lines or passages, treating these as interpretative centers or “nodes” around which to organize the heterogeneous materials of the poem. Other materials come to be subordinated in various ways (explicitly or, more often, implicitly) to...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2004) 25 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2004
... question of why anecdotal evidence features centrally and has come to play a key role in New Historicist writing. Here, I contend that, as components of narrative discourse, anecdotal materials are central in enabling New Historicists to make discernible on the surface of their discourse procedures of...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2006) 27 (2): 451–461.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Joanne Weiner Rudof This article discusses postwar efforts to document the survivor experience, which continue to the present time. Many historians today acknowledge the importance of these primary source materials to their work as well as the necessity for careful analysis of them. These materials...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2012) 33 (3-4): 301–328.
Published: 01 December 2012
... reifying tendencies of “official” Soviet dialectical materialism and is intimately related to the key Formalist category of “estrangement.” This dialectic proceeds from textual relationships (hence the initial focus on parody) as opposed to relationships between “base concepts.” It can usefully be related...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2017) 38 (2): 393–412.
Published: 01 June 2017
... psychosomatic perceptual patterns which are used on all levels of speech reception in cultural and political contexts. This makes rhetorically conspicuous texts efficient as stimulus material for empirical research into neurocognitive modeling of how poetic texts are read. Adaptations as revisitations of prior...
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Poetics Today (1 February 2018) 39 (1): 183–199.
Published: 01 February 2018
... contemporary fiction and explores some of its emerging features, such as the shift from an ironic to a sincere mode and the drawing of attention to the materiality of the novel. As the context of the new digital media ecology in which the post-postmodern novel appears becomes more and more interrelated with...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2019) 40 (1): 33–57.
Published: 01 March 2019
... artifacts yet do not perform in the cultural matrix as such actually prove that literary materials and tools are “leaking” through the permeable cultural borders of the literary field to other cultural and social fields, serving various purposes and objectives. Exploring two examples – a fiction describing...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2019) 40 (2): 189–213.
Published: 01 June 2019
... corpus of novels in which various design features (such as layout) and semiotic systems (such as pictures or maps) offer experiences that are not linguistically shaped. They observe that these additional modal and material resources can strengthen or weaken what readers infer from the written words in...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2015) 36 (1-2): 33–58.
Published: 01 June 2015
... materiality of the different types of technology available in their respective historical periods radically affect how their plots are expressed. Letters, instant messaging, and mobile telephony are “semiotic resources” that the novelist can use to structure her plot and narrative voice. © 2015 by Porter...