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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (1): 127–147.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Lieven Ameel Abstract This article examines narrative engagement with strange weather and rising waters in Richard Ford's Let Me Be Frank with You (2014). It applies three terms from climate policy— adaptation , retreat , and mitigation —as heuristic concepts to approach the formal responses...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (4): 633–652.
Published: 01 December 2000
... trends and the first system of structuralism, the pre-World War II system of the Prague school, an examination that indicates the contrast between poststructuralism and structuralism has to be considerably mitigated. Many of the theoretical ideas and methods of analysis advanced in the poststructuralist...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (3): 587–589.
Published: 01 September 2022
... in canon law in C, by omitting some canonical mitigations, curtails the clerical power of absolution if the law of restitution is not carried out. Chapters 4 and 5 have the richest and most suggestive analyses of what Thomas calls the “poetics” of canon law—if by “poetics” we mean an attention...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (2): 187–204.
Published: 01 June 2020
... texts. As we would expect, imperial law . . . prohibit[ed] mur- der for the sake of social order (38). I suggest that the partial mitigation of the problems with revenge has the same source in both plays; moreover, that source may partially explain the success of both plays. Specifically, both works...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 231–260.
Published: 01 June 2023
... will be an account of the numbness, heaviness, or ache in his limbs, and the medicines taken to mitigate the pain.                      October 2 The pain continues. Miss Sasaki called Dr. Sugita and gave me an injection of Salsobrocanon.                      October 4 Since I don't like the Nobulon...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (1): 107–132.
Published: 01 March 2009
... original Prague Orgy position. But this defense may in fact only be serving a necessary mitigating function, con- sidering the acerbity of Klíma’s extensive answer, which details the Czech intellectuals’ resentment of Kundera. Portions of this answer, so central to what I have been discussing...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (4): 637–664.
Published: 01 December 2005
... of others. Such suffering is not so easily mitigated as Bakhtin would like us to think’’ (ibid.: 93–94). Here Haynes joins the many radical activists who have faulted Bakhtin for his indifference to power relations and their distorting pressure. Bakhtin’s discussion of outsideness, she notes, ‘‘focused...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 473–488.
Published: 01 June 2006
..., not even in indirect or mitigated form. Their trauma is caused by being raised by a traumatized Holocaust survivor. In order to develop this argument, I will first elaborate on the concept of trauma involved. As I explained in my book Caught by History (1997), trauma is not caused by an event...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (4): 613–628.
Published: 01 December 2008
... performances did not violate any existing laws, they ill fit the expectations of the regular Soviet citizen’s behavior. Hence their subversive potential, however mitigated. These happenings upset, if only for a fleeing moment, the rigid normative system governing life in Communist...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (4): 721–785.
Published: 01 December 2010
..., to build an in-­group and an out-group,­ to let the communicating agents relax, to cope with difficulties, to manage a conflict, to mitigate aggression or to make it socially acceptable, and so forth. Many of these functions show that humor is not just a frustrated expectation. It also involves...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 569–587.
Published: 01 September 2017
..., Beryl’s version sounds like the sort of thing that an adult might tell a child to mitigate the horror of what she has witnessed. Ultimately, each woman’s account of her mother’s suicide attempt reflects how that woman feels about her father. Marietta hates her father. When her mother did die...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (4): 653–671.
Published: 01 December 2004
... more like pastiche.What is hard not to experience as parodic, however, is the rapidity with which Klawer is dispatched, a rapidity which the formulaic bids for pathos fail to mitigate. ‘‘Companion after all, is part of the self-deceiving rhetoric of mastery, and the parenthetical comment about...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (2): 229–251.
Published: 01 June 2021
... to mitigate” . . . (citation cont.) “hell's terrors but perhaps makes them all the worse,” >and you know, that makes a lot of sense that it just makes it even worse that you won't own up to it in a way, like, and you can't apologize for it, for example.< RL. Mmmm! (comprehending) Mathilde...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (1): 149–171.
Published: 01 March 2022
... toward Ingrians among his readership, and thus mitigate the difficult position of Ingrians. Against this background, the martyrdom of Ingrians mentioned by Kuortti in his forewords functions as a rhetorical legitimation of the views he advocated in regard to the position of Ingrian Finns...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 359–382.
Published: 01 June 2018
... effectively mitigates Mark B. Hansen’s subordination of technology to the body in his highly influential work on immersion and embodiment — key concepts in much recent theorizing on ekphrasis, especially in the field of neuroaesthetics (see Starr 2013). Hansen censures digital technology’s privileging...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 131–158.
Published: 01 February 2018
... to dodge Cohn’s use of Free Fall but rather to mitigate the possibility of somehow slanting the playing field by relying entirely on our own data to test Cohn’s theory. Fortunately, Patrick A. McCarthy (1997) has 140 Poetics Today 39:1 published a chronology for The Good Soldier that is sufficiently...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (1): 107–128.
Published: 01 March 2011
... to oppose the interpretation that the eat- ing of the apple by itself constitutes guilt. Like the daughter caught in bed, Adam adds mitigating circumstances that would enable him to escape from the accusation of wrongdoing. This creative side of the excuse is best called a context...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (3): 303–323.
Published: 01 September 2014
... of the Mikra’ot Gedolot, or Rabbinic Bible: he thereby attempted “to mitigate the innovative nature of his work through a variety of traditional strategies,” in “the hope that the reader’s immediate visual experience of the Bible would contain no surprises.” 316 Poetics Today 35:3 verse. Einspruch...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (3): 475–497.
Published: 01 September 2007
...” in the dedication of The Concept of Anxiety), Poul Martin Møller, who had included an anecdote about an absentminded bookseller in a philosophical discussion of immortality. “Perhaps,” Kierke- gaard muses in this early journal reference, “it will become the usual thing to mitigate the more strictly scholarly...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (2): 327–350.
Published: 01 June 2002
... and Levinson Scollon and Scollon What is more, there are an indefinite number of ways of mitigating a request through indirection, as in requesting the salt by saying My, but this food is underseasoned!orI wonder how this food might be made less bland?or How I wish I were sitting closer to the salt shaker...