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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 231–260.
Published: 01 June 2023
...Alice Crossley Abstract This essay reads Tanizaki Jun'ichirō’s controversial novel Diary of a Mad Old Man (1961) for its contribution to discourses about aging masculinity and male sexuality in later life. The Diary meditates on the mental and physical vicissitudes of aging masculinity, arousal...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 205–230.
Published: 01 June 2023
... cinema phenomenology YasujirōOzu Lee Chang-dong If speed is a cornerstone of contemporary life, then one of the most difficult hurdles to overcome in the fight against agism is the fact that senescence entails a slowing down of the human body and mind. Senescence distinguishes old age from other...
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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 (2002) 23 (1): 9–20.
Published: 01 March 2002
..., many of its central research questions, and many of its methods from traditions of the humanities as old as classical rhetoric. Its purpose in combining old and new,the humanities and the sciences, poetics and cognitive neurobiology is not to create an academic hybrid but instead to invent a practical...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 317–339.
Published: 01 June 2017
... not only organize but also re -organize, as the world turns, not only our literary experience but also our ethical and political thinking. Artists and poets return to old stories and reconsider old images not because they are, as Northrop Frye considered them, successfully integrated clusters, but because...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 299–318.
Published: 01 June 2018
... techniques have allowed the ekphrastic writer/artist to experiment with the kinetics of text and image, thus developing new ways to problematize and overcome the old dichotomy of stasis and movement within the arts. This article focuses on three examples of computer-mediated ekphrasis that make use...
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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 (2004) 25 (3): 497–528.
Published: 01 September 2004
... types of discourse,narrative and exegetical, that navigate between these voices, creates a unique type of reading dynamic that I call dialogical reading. It is this dynamic that enables the midrashic text to create new meanings from old and highlights the challenge this genre presents to the theory...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (1): 1–37.
Published: 01 March 2005
... replaces the old one of prose and poetry. Wimsatt also recognizes two kingdoms of discourse, but for him, a formal or functional difference—the complementary distribution of the logical and counterlogical figures—confirms that poetry and prose really do differ: “the difference between prose and verse...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 151–186.
Published: 01 March 2000
... “useful” to some inmates. They demonstrate the enduring power of old forms in critical situations and suggest that classical meter,conventional rhythm, and rhyme provided a needed sense of order and stability. Such uses of conventional poetic forms and traditional versification present a sharp contrast...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (1): 141–160.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Alan Richardson The new intellectual climate inaugurated by the cognitive revolution can help elicit neglected contexts for literary historical study, to pose new questions for analysis and reopen old ones. The current challenge to social constructionist accounts of subjectivity, for example, can...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 337–357.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Danuta Fjellestad It is common to claim that the recent surge in scholarship on ekphrasis has been stimulated by the pervasive presence of the image in what is broadly—if vaguely—referred to as “new media.” However, also in the “old” medium of print and its primary embodiment, the codex, images now...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (2): 235–268.
Published: 01 June 2019
... resources are employed in a host of media, both new and old. With this expansion it has become increasingly evident that an adequate understanding of the workings of such media will need to involve close attention to receivers’ embodied, experiential engagement with them. Nevertheless, the most widely used...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 377–394.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Nancy Easterlin In what ways does literary study contribute to human knowledge, understanding, and flourishing? This introductory essay emphasizes the importance of an age-old question in the face of the devaluation of the humanities. Cognitive literary studies are well situated to address...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (4): 595–610.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Spencer Lee-Lenfield Abstract Reexamining Flaubert's use of simile in Madame Bovary yields fresh insights into old, deep questions in the study of realism: depiction of thought, free indirect speech, the relationship between representation and reality. Barthes thought the content of a simile...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 63–87.
Published: 01 June 2023
... as a particularly rich test case in which stereotypes and clichés abound: a grumpy and “dirty” old man sees in aging nothing but decline, tragedy, and an accumulation of illnesses—associations that age scholars have challenged for decades. These stereotypes, however, also have less predictable affordances...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 131–156.
Published: 01 June 2023
... and Hemlock , given that it is addressed to young readers and there is concern that children's books could be used for grooming. Controversially, both novels locate the desire in the young girl rather than the old man and explore the agency and moments of disempowerment that the female characters experience...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 157–179.
Published: 01 June 2023
... that P. D. James's novel expresses the demographic dread arising from the relative shift in younger and older populations—not of a world lacking children, as we might expect, but of one catastrophized by the overabundance of the old and aging. Pushing against the link between climate activism...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 261–285.
Published: 01 June 2023
..., and creative writing exercises of the participants will show how these readers draw on both form and ideology when making sense of and coming to terms with the life and death of the main character, an eighty-two-year-old widow who descends from the hill to die and to follow her beloved to the grave...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (4): 689–730.
Published: 01 December 2014
... of crowds. The essay discusses how collectivity and intermentality are textualized in depictions of riots. It first analyzes Sir Philip Sidney's The Old Arcadia (1580) as a case study of rebellion in early modern fiction. The results of the analysis are then compared with selected passages from Raphael...