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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (2): 331–351.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Jean-Pierre Sonnet God's enigmatic answer to Moses' question about his name— Ehyeh asher ehyeh , usually translated “I am who I am” (Exod. 3:14)—has provoked philological analysis for centuries, often coupled with high philosophical and theological reflection; yet little attention has been paid...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 55–105.
Published: 01 March 2016
... as In Search of Lost Time or Remembrance of Things Past ) cannot be read without also being reread. The answer to this question illuminates a new facet of Proust's aesthetic philosophy, namely, his vision of what literature offers that nonliterary texts cannot. As my title suggests, it is a notable variant...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (1): 35–59.
Published: 01 February 2017
... components of this space: distance of concepts A and B, varieties of distances (namely, those unique to the concepts themselves and those that are descriptive of higher-order relations), the density of space in which A and B reside, and the nature of such space for concrete and abstract concepts. The authors...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (1): 141–161.
Published: 01 February 2017
..., research has suggested that metaphors might work in the other direction also, namely, from abstract to concrete. For example, induction of suspicion leads to improved detection of the smell of fish than of other odors. Are these similarities between synesthesia and metaphors just superficial or do...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 245–263.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Liliane Louvel This article aims at offering a reassessment of ekphrasis, expanding on the definitions in work by Tamar Yacobi and James A. W. Heffernan, to name only two. It aims to distinguish between different types of ekphrasis according to the various functions it may assume: narrativizing...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 265–285.
Published: 01 June 2018
... landscapes of our digital age. Against the backdrop of intermediality theory, my functional analysis of the cultural work of ekphrasis builds its argument on the analysis of three novels: No Violet Bulawayo’s We Need New Names (2014), Taiye Selasi’s Ghana Must Go (2013), and Teju Cole’s Open City (2011). I...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 349–377.
Published: 01 June 2000
... with colonialism—namely, adventure. The reliance on first-world/third-world divisions leads us to question why these seemingly innovative narratives would rely on “old” geographies and “old” genres in their re-vision of a new, postdistance world. The innovations of Pat Cadigan's Mindplayers offer sharp contrast...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (3): 465–487.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Ruth Amossy Based on a rhetorical approach, claiming that shared values and beliefs work not only for communication but also for verbal efficacy, this essay explores the constructive functions of doxa in literary and nonliterary genres of discourse. Instead of condemning commonplaces in the name...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (4): 563–603.
Published: 01 December 2013
... ascends through Strauss’s readings of the first five speeches in Plato’s dialogue (part 2) toward the highlight of Strauss’s reading, namely, his three remarkable sessions on Socrates’s speech. Part 3 analyses Strauss’s reading of this speech up to its climax, which Strauss argues involves...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (4): 539–560.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Jerzy Limon This essay concentrates on a relatively neglected aspect of theater reconstructions, namely, the various ways the “reconstructed space” impacts today's spectator, an impact that is substantially different from the impact the original building had on the Elizabethan audience. When...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (1): 29–66.
Published: 01 March 2004
...Jeffrey Pence Cinema's power to represent animate life, and produce a profound impression of reality, warrants and supports its other fascinating capacity, namely, to fabricate frank yet appealing illusions. In certain instances, audiences may respond to the fantastic creations as if to a new...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (2): 175–207.
Published: 01 June 2005
...Benjamin Friedlander Trauma theory posits an unrepresentable excess to experience, but because most studies of trauma deal with experiences that are known and named, at least in general terms (for instance, the Holocaust), there is a tendency to treat the limits of representation as objective...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (4): 561–593.
Published: 01 December 2020
... between enchantment and disenchantment in an always imbalanced environment. Engaging other scholars and using examples from modern French and German poetry, the article also ventures a new understanding of lyric modernity. Rather than naming a historical event to be lamented, disenchantment unveils a risk...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (4): 595–617.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., the article introduces Ghilan’s early poetry, followed by a close analysis of his groundbreaking and understudied poem “In Enemy Land,” written upon his return to Israel. Ghilan’s poetry overturns nationalist discourse by revisiting the events of 1948 and evoking the dual notion of return, namely, the Israeli...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (4): 575–595.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Juri Joensuu Abstract This article looks into fictitious meals and the use of culinary recipe form in experimental and procedural literature, namely, works of constrained writing associated with OuLiPo (Ouvroir de Littérature Potentielle). The recipe form is first scrutinized from the procedural...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (1): 149–171.
Published: 01 March 2022
... ideologies,” namely, the underlying conceptions concerning the nature, functions, and consequences of memory reflected in the testimonies. Contextualizing the works with respect to the times of their publication and analyzing differences between them, it will argue that Kuortti's testimonies represent two...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 221–262.
Published: 01 March 2000
......” is partly shaped by the syllables of the author's name. I call this process lyric cryptography . I justify cryptography by recourse not to authorial intention (Milton and Shakespeare may not even have been aware of the cryptographs I identify in their texts) but to what I call the textual act : the poet's...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (1): 25–39.
Published: 01 March 2001
... constitutes praise for the original (in Hutcheon's phrase, parody “authorizes”the original). I am concerned that an overly expansive definition of parody may lose the crucial distinction that makes parody so important to stylisticians, namely that well-done parodies (like Beerbohm's of Henry James...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (4): 829–852.
Published: 01 December 2001
... and contextual worlds can logically take place. Evidence of how crucial such theorization has been in the development of contextualist narratology is sought in the examination of a test case, namely the much-disputed project of feminist narratology. Bal, Mieke 1985 Narratology: Introduction to the Theory...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (1): 123–139.
Published: 01 March 2002
... of Barbauld's Hymns implicates it in the eighteenth-century ideological project of socializing children, particularly those coming from working-class families, to their proper stations in life. I investigate possible cognitive underpinnings of one particular aspect of Barbauld's “catechist,”namely its reliance...