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Poetics Today (1 June 2005) 26 (2): 305–347.
Published: 01 June 2005
...Aarnoud Rommens This article explores how a minor medium such as comics—specifically,Alberto Breccia's version of Edgar Allan Poe's “William Wilson”—used its counter-censorial potential to activate memory in a context stifled by harsh repression. Through the development of several reading...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2006) 27 (2): 311–330.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Robert N. Kraft Videotaped oral testimony of Holocaust survivors documents the extended (disjointed) memories of individuals who suffered through the industrial cruelty of the Third Reich. This testimony is studied cognitively in an effort to understand memory for atrocity and to characterize the...
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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 March 2008) 29 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 March 2008
... Richard Howard (London: Fontana Paperbacks). Barzilai, Maya 2006 “On Exposure: Photography and Uncanny Memory in W. G. Sebald's Die Ausgewanderten and Austerlitz,” in W. G. Sebald: History—Memory—Trauma , edited by S. Denham and M. McCulloh, 205 -18 (Berlin: de Gruyter). Batchen, Geoffrey 1997...
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Poetics Today (1 September 2000) 21 (3): 543–559.
Published: 01 September 2000
...Susan Rubin Suleiman This essay explores questions about memory and its relation to historical truth, chiefly through an examination of the “Wilkomirski case,”involving a highly acclaimed Holocaust memoir that has now been shown to be a fake. I argue that the categorical distinction between memoir...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2004) 25 (2): 361–396.
Published: 01 June 2004
...Ann Rigney This article seeks to contribute to contemporary discussions on the workings of cultural memory and examines in particular the way in which literary texts can function as a social framework for memory. Through a detailed study of the genesis, composition, and long-term reception of...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2006) 27 (2): 261–273.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Aleida Assmann The essay focuses on the relationship between memory and history, which has changed in many ways under the impact of the Holocaust. Memory that had been discarded by historians as an unreliable and distorting source came to be acknowledged as an important factor in the reconstruction...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2006) 27 (2): 353–383.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Marianne Hirsch; Leo Spitzer Focusing on a book of recipes and a miniature artists' book from the Terezín and Vapniarka concentration camps, this essay argues that such material remnants can serve as testimonial objects that carry memory traces from the past and embody the process of its...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2007) 28 (1): 89–116.
Published: 01 March 2007
... Franco dictatorship and continuing to the present day. The obsessive memorialization of the Nationalist war dead throughout the Franco dictatorship led, at the time of the transition to democracy, to a desire to break with the past; it was not, as is often argued, a determination to forget, but a...
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Poetics Today (1 September 2016) 37 (3): 473–494.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Pieter Vermeulen In the last few years, the fields of utopian studies and memory studies have independently developed an interest in how a concern with the past can inform the imagining of alternative futures. Both fields have interrogated the present possibility of utopian projects that look...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2018) 39 (4): 741–759.
Published: 01 December 2018
... : 773 – 97 . Spivak Gayatri Chakravorty 1987 In Other Worlds: Essays in Cultural Politics ( New York : Routledge ). Steedman Carolyn 1998 “ The Space of Memory: In an Archive ,” History of the Human Sciences 11 , no. 4 : 65 – 83 . Steedman Carolyn...
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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 June 2011) 32 (2): 323–348.
Published: 01 June 2011
...-response potentials) studies that focus on the first 500 msecs of response. These studies suggest the possibility that emotion plays a key role in subsequent cognitive processing, including the making of inferences, invoking the reader's memory, or relating empathically to a character. Emotions evoked in...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2004) 25 (2): 205–240.
Published: 01 June 2004
... (young adulthood).The readers described their reading experiences in the latter period in a more general and abstract way, whereas the earlier memories had a more “recollective” character. We discuss this finding in relation to general knowledge and theories about autobiographical memory. The second...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2017) 38 (4): 635–666.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Robert S. Kawashima The Proustian search consists of a dialectic process. Time, for example, must be “lost” before it can be “regained.” Involuntary memory itself takes the form of this dialectic: an experience (the taste of the madeleine, e.g.) must be forgotten before it can be remembered. The...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2000) 21 (1): 187–220.
Published: 01 March 2000
... visual sign and the aural fragment in order to investigate the “templet noise / between each word,” Roberson's poems attempt to refigure the visual practices of reading and writing in ways that can bring unclaimed experiences and traumatic histories into public, collective memory. Although his work...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2002) 23 (1): 21–42.
Published: 01 March 2002
... 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 into...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2009) 30 (2): 155–205.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Mikhail Gronas To the extent that memorability is one of the poet's chief (even if unconscious) concerns, poetic composition may be seen as a kind of mnemonic “reverse engineering” that utilizes the very operating procedures of verbal memory. In this article, I focus on the similarities between the...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2009) 30 (4): 635–652.
Published: 01 December 2009
... memory, it is an exception to the Dummettian rule of the publicity of meaning . In the final discussion, the activity of constraint is considered simultaneous to that of composition and condensation. Comparing Le Lionnais's inventions to those of his friend and fellow Oulipian, Marcel Duchamp, the...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2011) 32 (1): 81–106.
Published: 01 March 2011
... structure event memory and co-construct the narratives that children use for self and moral identities. The bioemotional landscape formed by experience influences the narratives that shape the life course. Initially, this occurs nonverbally through touch and emotional response; later, it occurs through...