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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (2): 249–268.
Published: 01 June 2016
... and narrative modes to reformulate the Furet/Badiou dispute as a more general problem of understanding the performative function of revolutionary language and symbolic dates. No Future or Still in Year One? Revisionist versus Lyricist Approaches to the French Revolution Sanja Perovic King’s College London...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (4): 595–608.
Published: 01 December 2004
...Robert Eaglestone The aim of this article is to come to terms with the implications of Wittgenstein's remark that “ethics and aesthetics are one and the same.” Arguing that ethics, truth, and aesthetics have been implicitly or explicitly part of literary discourse for many years, despite being...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 425–429.
Published: 01 June 2006
... Muzeum Oswiecim Brzezinka). One Line at a Time Jan T. Gross History, Princeton Abstract The article calls for close reading of Holocaust testimonies and reminiscences. I beg forgiveness from those of you who have contributed to, or simply fol- lowed as fascinated readers, the meta...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (3): 615–623.
Published: 01 September 2006
... [1889] The Religion of the Semites: The Fundamental Institutions (New York: Meridian). Tait, Peta 2005 Circus Bodies: Cultural Identity in Aerial Performance (London: Routledge). Spectacle, Death, and a European Traveling One-Ring Circus: A Response to Kenneth Little Yoram S. Carmeli...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 543–557.
Published: 01 September 2019
... is often a fantastic character (e.g., not realistic, taking on superhuman and/or supernatural characteristics). We allow ourselves to enjoy punishment more readily when the character who punishes is clearly fictional. In The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Let the Right One In , fantastic elements seep...
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Poetics Today (2024) 45 (2): 291–299.
Published: 01 June 2024
... AI is involved in the process, the more it will feel like interacting with a non-entity, parroting a human voice. It will be like having a conversation with no one” (Biles 2023 ). The metaphor of text as conversation suggests a bilateral exchange of information and ideas between author...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (2): 397–401.
Published: 01 June 2003
... (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press). 2001 “How Narrativity Makes a Difference,” Narrative 9 (2): 115 -22. Narratology and Psychology: Holding on to One’s Perspective Luc Herman 6865 Poetics Today / 24:2 / sheet...
Published: 01 June 2024
figure 4 three pages from mattis kuhn, selbstgespräche mit einer ki ( monologues with an AI , 2021). On the left one of the literary outputs, in the middle the code of the language model's encoder, and on the right an excerpt from the dataset the language model was trained with. Courtesy More
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (4): 499–528.
Published: 01 December 2015
... to determine the relations between the text's overt (narratorial) and implicit (authorial) frameworks, considering that the one can never be taken on trust and the other can never speak except through its questionable proxy? Here two modes of discourse necessarily interact, one given (in or as fiction...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (1): 123–140.
Published: 01 February 2017
... the following: (1) The relation between the same two concepts/domains can, in principle, be either bidirectional or unidirectional. Hence, even if there is a conceptual asymmetry between the metaphor concepts/domains (so that one of them is a better candidate for being assigned the source function than...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 131–158.
Published: 01 February 2018
...William Nelles; Linda Williams The topic of narrative order remains the one understudied component of Gérard Genette’s model of narrative. One significant exception to the neglect of order is Dorrit Cohn’s claim that first-person narratives may be classified according to whether they are narrated...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 201–219.
Published: 01 February 2018
... their notions of selfhood. Contrary to what one might expect, these novels’ outlooks are strangely communitarian rather than hyper-individualist. Knausgaard’s and Lerner’s writing suggests that to get to know one’s self in such detail paradoxically leads one to recognize how commonplace and easily sharable...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (1): 27–57.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Emma Kafalenos Ekphrastic texts are usually published separately from the visual representations they re-represent. The relation between the text and the image is one of substitution: the text replaces the image. But when an ekphrastic response and the image that inspires it are placed next to each...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (1): 49–66.
Published: 01 March 2021
... institutions of France. As early as 1968 and as late as 2003, the word, concept, figure, and institution of “the seminar” was one that Derrida worked to define and problematize. The author thus asks how Derrida’s autobiographical relationship with the institution of the seminar both influenced...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 181–204.
Published: 01 June 2023
... of the book's length for a general discussion of aging, poetry and temporality. One should bear in mind that Universe is not a retrospective work of synthesis but rather a present and future-oriented project. The point of departure for the article's analysis will be the following passage from Northern Soul...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (4): 711–749.
Published: 01 December 2000
...Tamar Yacobi As defined in my previous work, (un)reliability is one of five types of hypothesis or integration mechanism, whereby readers account for textual incongruities. In principle, we may always appeal to alternative logics of resolution: ambiguous data may be attributed to generic convention...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (4): 735–758.
Published: 01 December 2008
... of the accuracy, structure, and accessibility of his work. Lack of such control was, in a sense, an extension of the Gulag prisoners' inability, despite their best-laid plans, to rule their own fate—a theme explored in Shalamov's story “A Piece of Meat.” One of Shalamov's last acts in the struggle for the control...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (3): 423–470.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Daniel W. Gleason In this essay I investigate how image metaphors—metaphors that link one concrete object to another, such as “her spread hand was a starfish”—promote visualization in the reader. Focusing on image metaphors in Imagist poetry, I assert that the two terms (e.g., the hand...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (4): 683–698.
Published: 01 December 2019
... novels therefore tend to divide readers into two categories: proponents on the one hand, denigrators on the other. Based on a close reading of Runaway Horses (1969), Mishima Yukio’s most overtly ideological fictional work, this article is meant to enrich Suleiman’s model by showing that the most...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (4): 545–570.
Published: 01 December 2023
... or concepts of the hybrids’ components are not combined into one, and their properties are not applied to one another, therefore none of the components reconstructs the other such that it is introduced to a new category. Language freezes the hybridity of the visual hybrid into conceptuality. Given...
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