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Poetics Today (1 March 2012) 33 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2012
... Anthology of Poetry is tested against a number of poems in the anthology, and the treatment of dolnik verse in a number of poetry handbooks is considered. Finally, Langston Hughes’s “Song for a Dark Girl” is discussed as an example of how dolnik verse might be taught. © 2012 by Porter Institute for...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2007) 28 (1): 89–116.
Published: 01 March 2007
... decision not to let the past affect the future. Thus attempts toward the end of the Franco dictatorship to deal cinematically with this violent heritage were followed by a ten-year gap, until the appearance in the mid-1980s of a number of novels and films representing the civil war and their escalation...
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Poetics Today (1 February 2017) 38 (1): 93–121.
Published: 01 February 2017
... metaphor is about (what its target is). The authors explore the asymmetry of visual metaphors by considering a number of examples, and also by using the results of an empirical study they conducted with forty-four participants. Their study shows that, although the source and the target of visual metaphors...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2013) 34 (1-2): 1–52.
Published: 01 June 2013
... doublet. However, I would argue, their analysis, apart and a fortiori together, yields theoretical, interpretative, even art-historical conclusions that extend beyond either of the special cases or their joint product. Ekphrastic double exposure simultaneously evokes a number of totally unrelated visual...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2000) 21 (2): 319–347.
Published: 01 June 2000
... well displace the relativistic interpretive paradigms that have dominated the humanities for the last few decades. Through a review of a number of recently published works, I assess the situation of these two fields in relation to the specific, currently reigning approaches to literary study as well as...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2018) 39 (2): 299–318.
Published: 01 June 2018
... use of the digital possibilities in various degrees. The Swedish writer Lotta Lotass’s tetralogy Redwood (2008–9), Hemvist (2009, Abode ), Kraftverk (2009–10), and Nya Dikter (2011, New Poems ), published on the website Autor Eter, relies on ekphrasis as a mode of writing in relation to a vast number...
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Poetics Today (1 September 2018) 39 (3): 447–471.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Jan Alber; Marco Caracciolo; Irina Marchesini Among literary-theoretical concepts, mimesis has one of the longest histories, dating back to Plato and Aristotle. In the twentieth century, discussion of mimesis resulted in a number of highly influential contributions, including Eric Auerbach’s...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2019) 40 (1): 135–158.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Matthew Flaherty Over the past two decades a growing number of scholars has resisted attitudes and methods associated with critique in favor of an array of “postcritical” reading methods indebted to phenomenological thought. Methods like “reparative reading” (Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick), “object...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2011) 32 (2): 323–348.
Published: 01 June 2011
... these ways during literary reading embody a number of distinctive processes, and some of their implications are then examined here. These include self-reference (e.g., autobiographical memory), which may occur more often in response to literary than to other texts; anticipation (e.g., suspense, forming...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2013) 34 (4): 437–518.
Published: 01 December 2013
... of member brought together within the structure; their size, number, forms of transmission, order of appearance, representational proportion, and possible interrelations (overlap, partial overlap, contradiction, expansion or summary of a previous member). Above all, the analysis relates these...
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Poetics Today (1 September 2014) 35 (3): 225–301.
Published: 01 September 2014
... the destruction of European Jewry, Glatstein, Yitskhok Bashevis Singer, and Aaron Zeitlin made the monologue into a vehicle of inner-cultural dialogue. As if to compensate for the ever-dwindling number of Yiddish speakers, professional actors, notably Hertz Grossbard, turned the written-as-spoken...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2000) 21 (1): 151–186.
Published: 01 March 2000
... the issuance of numerous anthologies in the 1990s. It then endeavors to provide psychoanalytically informed readings of a number of these poems to illustrate the range of issues raised by individual works. The form of the poems seems to function as the basis for an articulation of the poets' traumatic...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2001) 22 (1): 65–87.
Published: 01 March 2001
... defining prosodic forms merely according to the number of syllables or feet in a line toward an investigation of larger units and meta-constructions of prosodic elements where form and ideological content are inseparable. Following Mikhail Bakhtin, the article defines the phenomenon of metrical...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2002) 23 (2): 195–220.
Published: 01 June 2002
... literature, this commentary addresses a number of issues related to, but also exceeding, the field of cognitive literary studies. These issues include the interrelation of the terms cognitive and literary and of human history versus evolution; the rhetoric and dynamics of paradigm change; the history of...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2002) 23 (4): 581–609.
Published: 01 December 2002
... distinctive properties of the digital medium. Two myths have dominated this theorization. The myth of the Aleph (as I call it) presents the digital text as a finite text that contains an infinite number of stories. The myth of the Holodeck envisions digital narrative as a virtual environment in which the user...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2002) 23 (4): 685–697.
Published: 01 December 2002
... narrators and focalizers is suggested and briefly exemplified through a number of well-known Anglo-American novels. © 2002 by the Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2002 Bal, Mieke 1981 “Notes on Narrative Embedding,” Poetics Today 2 (2): 41 -59. 1985 [1977] Narratology...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2010) 31 (1): 81–106.
Published: 01 March 2010
... writing romances is carefully analyzed. Such handbooks meticulously guide aspiring writers through the entire process of writing romances, from the first ideas to the final act of having their texts published. This product- and process-orientated approach is ultimately based on a number of discursive...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2016) 37 (1): 137–154.
Published: 01 March 2016
... “coefficient of dialogic liveliness” — a measure suggested by Boris Yarkho in the 1930s — this article suggests an answer in the affirmative. In addition, it attempts to answer three subsequent questions: (1) Why did the number of dialogues increase? (2) Why was this increase not linear? (3) Why did some of...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2004) 25 (1): 91–135.
Published: 01 March 2004
... and because it incorporates scenes borrowed from Proust's own life, the fictional narrative is routinely read as his thinly veiled autobiography, if not as evidence for any number of psychiatric disorders. At the very least, critics tend to have no hesitation in taking theses put forward by the...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2004) 25 (2): 241–263.
Published: 01 June 2004
... interviewed before, during, and after reading the novel. On the basis of these interviews, a great number of strategies for dealing with a literary text emerged. Most of these strategies appeared to be polyfunctional; nevertheless, certain techniques proved to be better than others for attaining specific...