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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 61–93.
Published: 01 March 2000
... to the work of the Israeli poet, Avot Yeshurun—in particular, how the mother tongue underlying his Hebrew writing forms a subversive tradition and, as such,fulfills new, unprecedented roles in his poetry. I discuss the ways in which the montage (of words, perspectives, languages, and cultural worlds...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (1): 55–79.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Ellen Dissanayake Despite its long oral and unrecorded history, literature means for most people printed texts and reading. Yet shades of this preliterate past remain and continue to affect our responses to written literary forms today. Studies of mothers' interactions with prelinguistic infants...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (2): 207–235.
Published: 01 June 2009
...David-Antoine Williams Two decades have passed since Joseph Brodsky used his Nobel address to advance the idea that “aesthetics is the mother of ethics.” Yet despite the increasing prominence of ethics in literary studies during this time, very little has been written to elucidate his claim. One...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (3): 225–301.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., accessible, and sophisticated at the same time. Shteynbarg's Mesholim ( Fables ; 1932) and Manger's Khumesh-lider ( Bible Poems ; 1935) created a sovereign space for spoken Yiddish where all communication occurred in the mother tongue. Even while the oral-based writings of Sholem Aleichem and Peretz were...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (3): 639.
Published: 01 September 2003
..., Russell and the Epistemolo of Modernism Her current project is a book on Samuel Beckett, the mother tongue, and the exploitation of the ‘‘syntacticon David S. Danaher is an assistant professor of Slavic languages and literatures at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He has published articles on...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (2): 285–311.
Published: 01 June 2010
... mixed race. Armand spurns both mother and child for their black blood, and Désirée, carrying her baby, commits suicide. Eventually, Armand learns that the son’s African features come from him- self instead of Désirée. This narrative has attracted much critical attention. Most critics take...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (4): 731–738.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Norbert Francis Yokota-Murakami Takayuki , Mother-Tongue in Modern Japanese Literature and Criticism: Toward a New Polylingual Poetics . Singapore : Palgrave Macmillan , 2018 . xv + 183 pp. Copyright © 2019 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2019 References...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (1): 181–182.
Published: 01 March 2002
..., College Park. His books include Death is the Mother of Beauty: Mind, Metaphor, Criticism Reading Minds: The Study of English in the Age of Cognitive Science The Literary Mind: The Origins of Thought and Language and Cognitive Dimensions of Social Science Lisa Zunshine is an assistant professor of...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 569–587.
Published: 01 September 2017
... ones that we know are false. This story splits into multiple versions twice. First, we get two versions of the story of the narrator’s grandmother’s possible suicide attempt. The narrator’s mother, Marietta, remembers finding her mother (the narrator’s grandmother) in their barn, noose around her...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 453–455.
Published: 01 June 2000
... raconté cette histoire’’ the childhood memory that haunts Mathias cannot be accessed through visual representation.The child dispenses with the concrete images that would have provided him with replacements for the mother...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (1-2): 177–231.
Published: 01 June 2013
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 317–339.
Published: 01 June 2017
... possibility of salvation from another world and, as in Fra Angelico’s Annunciation, the artist himself produces the connection. The mother is again an intermediary between a child savior and an intervention- ist superpower. Now the Terminator of the title is a cyborg who supports her in maintaining the...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (1): 103–128.
Published: 01 March 2008
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (4): 741–759.
Published: 01 December 2018
... Her Infant Daughter in 1878 .” In Criminalized Mothers: Criminalizing Motherhood , edited by Minaker Joanne Hogeveen Bryan , 184 – 210 ( Toronto : Demeter ). Hager Tamar 2016 “ Justice, Morality, or Politics: Why Did the British Legal System Execute Selina...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (3): 443–472.
Published: 01 September 2016
... baby in the mother’s womb,” in the struggle against which “we must under no circumstances leave out the children.” For Edelman, Benjamin’s description of “a power that has its source no less deep in history than fascism” shows the flattening universality that comes from emphasizing children and...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 463–472.
Published: 01 June 2006
... experiences before and during the Holocaust as well as about his life after the war. I first met Salsitz in 1992. He quickly discovered that the Polish town in which he had grown up, and about which he had written so much, was the one in which my mother had grown up. He remembered my mother, who was...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (4): 529–560.
Published: 01 December 2015
... weeks. Although Henry does not control the destinations of his time travel, they are not completely random, either, since he often travels to places and times related to his own personal history. For example, he witnesses again and again the gruesome car accident that kills his mother on the...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (1): 1–41.
Published: 01 March 2007
... texts and imagery continued to be an option for filmmakers. James Broughton was both a prolific poet and an accomplished filmmaker. From Mother’s Day (1949) on, his films reflect a poetic sensibility, and by the 1970s they regularly include poetic voice-overs, often of previously...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (4): 667–693.
Published: 01 December 2017
... the majority of the memory is a representation based on something unseen (SS officers at decadent dinners) in the face of the seen (a silver spoon), something untold (this SS soldier) in the face of the told (another SS officer, pulling my mother as a small child onto his black-booted knee). How...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 403–423.
Published: 01 June 2018
... primarily as a Brosch † Ekphrasis in Recent Popular Novels 413 plot device. Around the image of the painting, Tartt engineers a complicated Bildungsroman about Theo Decker, whose adolescent world is violently turned upside down when his mother is killed in a terrorist bomb...