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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (1-2): 197–200.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Eyal Segal Hickman Miranda and McIntyre John , eds., Rereading the New Criticism . Columbus : Ohio State University Press , 2012 . viii + 255 pp. © 2014 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2014 New Books at a Glance 197...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (3): 529–540.
Published: 01 September 2004
... Places': Frost and Hawthorne,” in Frost Centennial Essays ,edited by Jac L. Tharpe, 275 -87 (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi). New Criticism for the Twenty-First Century Leslie Brisman English, Yale Shira Wolosky, The Art of Poetry: How to Read a Poem. Oxford: Oxford University...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (1): 1–37.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Harris Friedberg Foremost theorist of the New Criticism, W. K. Wimsatt, inherits from the Romantics the desire to differentiate poetry from prose on essentialist rather than formal grounds. In I. A. Richards, a new antithesis between the symbolic or referential use of language and its emotive use...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (4): 475–501.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Benjamin Kossak I. A. Richards is often remembered as a father of close reading and New Criticism, but his work was also deeply indebted to experimental psychology. That cross-disciplinary foundation introduces not only a reader but also a reading body. This article traces Richards’s continual...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (3): 347–378.
Published: 01 September 2023
... for being bad rhymers, and not feminine enough. Beginning with what may seem like the opposite school to historical poetics—the contextless “Practical Criticism” exercises of New Criticism—it makes the case for a close attention to rhyme types and rhyme practices within politically aware critical reading...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (4): 629–667.
Published: 01 December 2008
... testimony about the production and circulation of samizdat in the USSR and in the West. Juxtaposing the theory of gift giving with new critical approaches to book history, textual culture, and bibliography, the article aims to highlight the interest of personal testimony and material texts in a critical...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (1): 79–101.
Published: 01 March 2022
... of speech, form, and affect to the destabilizing effects that postindustrial capitalism can have and has had on cities and their inhabitants. Following a brief overview of indeterminacy as a critical concept, from New Criticism to poststructuralist theory, the essay closely reads Robertson's Occasional Work...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (2): 207–236.
Published: 01 June 2003
...Chanita Goodblatt; Joseph Glicksohn In Practical Criticism: A Study of Literary Judgment (1963[1929]), I. A. Richards marks his standing as the herald of three trends of literary criticism: the empirical study of literature, New Criticism, and Reader-Response Criticism. What is more, in this book...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (4): 699–720.
Published: 01 December 2019
.... Cognizance of this resonance not only deepens our understanding the novel’s thematic trajectory, but offers a new critical framework to examine temporal shifts, and their implications, within narrative and character. Body Time : A Cognitive Perspective on Don DeLillo s The Body Artist Isabelle Wentworth...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (1): 1–36.
Published: 01 March 2020
... shadowed by a logical unconscious, from the New Criticism and (post)structuralism to recent debates about historicism and formalism. It further considers how the subfield of logic and literature, in its constitutive attention to form, is neatly positioned to cut across these debates, and it sketches ways...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (4): 683–794.
Published: 01 December 2007
... (e.g., novelistic) or inspired (biblical, Homeric). Here I review the various old-new critical thrusts against epistemic superprivilege (outright denials, partisan judgments, attempted confinements, impairments, replacements, as well as genuine misunderstandings) arisen since my constructive theory...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (4): 561–589.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Jennifer A. Low This essay constructs a genealogy for early modern audience studies, showing how this subcategory of scholarship on early modern drama responds to some of the questions raised by early New Historicist criticism. The foundation of audience studies is theater history; its methodology...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2004
...Sonja Laden This essay argues that the critical practice of New Historicism is a mode of “literary” history whose “literariness” lies in bringing imaginative operations closer to the surface of nonliterary texts and briefly describes some of the practice's leading literary features and strategies...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (4): 591–613.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Jürgen Meyer New Historicism has alerted critics to the complex conditions of literary production in the age of the printing press. The revisionist challenge presented by Jerome J. McGann to the concept of “the” writer as autonomous authority in the publication of a text has necessitated...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (4): 695–727.
Published: 01 December 2003
...James A. Knapp A new materialism in literary and cultural criticism has regrounded much scholarly debate in the archive as a corrective to ahistorical theorizing. Often, in granting archival discoveries the evidentiary status of fact,historical criticism fails to attend to the difficulties...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (2): 245–275.
Published: 01 June 2008
... : 99 -110. The Wall Is Down: New Openings in the Study of Poetry Leslie Brisman Yale University, English Abstract  The question considered here is not what are the most interesting or most discussed recent movements in literary criticism, but what are the methodological innovations...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (1): 31–48.
Published: 01 March 2008
... Wren's Christmas Story,” New York Times , December 24 . Baker, Carlos 1960 “Sensation and Vision in Wordsworth,” in English Romantic Poets: Modern Essays in Criticism , edited by M. H. Abrams, 95 -109 (New York: Oxford University Press). Barthes, Roland 1981 Camera Lucida: Reflections...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (1): 89–127.
Published: 01 March 2001
... of Chaos (New York: Bantam Books). Rajan, Tilottama 1980 Dark Interpreter: The Discourse of Romanticism (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press). 1985 “Romanticism and the Death of Lyric Consciousness,” in Lyric Poetry: Beyond New Criticism , edited by Chaviva Hosek and Patricia Parker, 197...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 319–347.
Published: 01 June 2000
... Reader , edited by Toril Moi, 89 -136 (New York: Columbia University Press). Lakoff, George, and Mark Turner 1989 More than Cool Reason: A Field Guide to Poetic Metaphor (Chicago:University of Chicago Press). Miers, Paul 1992 “The Other Side of Representation: Critical Theory and the New...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (1): 53–77.
Published: 01 March 2022
... (the horse carriage), new social practices (gallantry), new discourses (discourse of gastronomy), and new types of events (revolutions). These phenomena became culturally conventional, as they were relatively ubiquitous and possessed a sort of instrumental normativity. I argue that literature critically uses...