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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...
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...
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...
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...
Poetics Today (2010) 31 (2): 285–311.
Published: 01 June 2010
..., is a foundling adopted by the Valmondés. After growing to womanhood, she is wooed and wed by Armand Aubigny, a neighboring planter who bears one of the finest names in Louisiana. Désirée gives birth to a son who appears to be of mixed race. Armand spurns both mother and child for their black...
Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 569–587.
Published: 01 September 2017
... articulates why we need stories, even 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...
Poetics Today (2019) 40 (4): 731–738.
Published: 01 December 2019
... – xvii . Yeh Michelle . 1992 . “ Light a Lamp in a Rock: Experimental Poetry in Contemporary China .” Modern China 18 , no. 4 : 379 – 409 . Cross-Language Poetics in East Asia Norbert Francis Northern Arizona University Takayuki Yokota-Murakami, Mother-Tongue in Modern Japanese...
Poetics Today (2008) 29 (1): 103–128.
Published: 01 March 2008
... of these preformed screen images. What more potent such image than the image of the lost mother and the fantasy of her recovery? In Maus, the photograph of mother and son, a postwar image embedded in the inserted “Prisoner on the Hell Planet: A Case History,” anchors and authenticates the work...
Poetics Today (2013) 34 (1-2): 177–231.
Published: 01 June 2013
...). Candel Bormann † Moving Possible World Theory to Value 205 United States stands opposed to Russia, the world of Baba Yaga. Each of the stories also represents a three-person world: Max, the mother, and the wild things in Wild Things; the mouse, the fox/snake/owl, and the gruffalo in The Gruffalo...
Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 317–339.
Published: 01 June 2017
... 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 saving connection between worlds. Both the earlier...
Poetics Today (2016) 37 (3): 443–472.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., and Social Change, 1918 – 38 ( Providence, RI : Berg ). Koonz Claudia 1987 Mothers in the Fatherland: Women, the Family, and Nazi Politics ( New York : St. Martin's ). Lewes Darby 1995 Dream Revisionaries: Gender and Genre in Women's Utopian Fiction, 1870 – 1920 ( Tuscaloosa...
Poetics Today (2015) 36 (4): 529–560.
Published: 01 December 2015
... 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 Christmas Eve of his sixth year (an accident that Henry himself survives only because he time travels at the moment of its...
Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 335–359.
Published: 01 June 2004
...). Caplow, Theodore, and Bruce Chadwick 1979 “Inequality and Life-Style in Middletown, 1920–1978,” Social Science Quarterly 60 (3): 367 -86. Cowan, Ruth Schwartz 1983 More Work for Mother: The Ironies of Household Technology from the Open Hearth to the Microwave (New York: Basic Books). Croly...
Poetics Today (2017) 38 (4): 667–693.
Published: 01 December 2017
...), 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 can my body not react to the memory even when it is mixed with what was not told and not seen — a combination of stories I have heard and seen and which...
Poetics Today (2007) 28 (1): 1–41.
Published: 01 March 2007
... 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 published Broughton poems which Broughton himself reads.18 Examples include...
Poetics Today (2008) 29 (2): 353–370.
Published: 01 June 2008
... Form Miming Meaning: Iconicity in Language and Literature (Amsterdam: John Benjamins). Turner, Mark 1987 Death Is the Mother of Beauty: Mind, Metaphor, Criticism (Chicago: University of Chicago Press). Ungerer, Friedrich 1999 “ Diagrammatic Iconicity in Word-formation ,” in Nänny...
Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 463–472.
Published: 01 June 2006
.... 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 about ten years older than he. Not only that: he remembered her eight siblings, reciting their names...
Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 453–474.
Published: 01 June 2001
... family head, the mother assumes the name and stands in for the absent male. She is mother of the nation, the phallic mother. Madikizela-Mandela herself enacted a fantasy of agent of castration when she accused Paul Verryn, a Methodist minister, of sodomizing Seipei and others, instigated the boy’s...
Poetics Today (2020) 41 (2): 205–222.
Published: 01 June 2020
... and breaking the stonewalling of thick-skulled wrongdoers. In a play reminis- cent of King Solomon s wise adjudication of the disputed baby (West and Idema 2010: 237 82), Judge Bao is faced with two wives fighting over a male child. Their husband has just been murdered, and the senior wife (the false mother...
Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 453–455.
Published: 01 June 2000
... 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, choosing...