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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 311–330.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Robert N. Kraft Videotaped oral testimony of Holocaust survivors documents the extended (disjointed) memories of individuals who suffered through the industrial cruelty of the Third Reich. This testimony is studied cognitively in an effort to understand memory for atrocity and to characterize...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (1): 35–63.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Brent Wood This essay takes an oral poetics approach to the analysis of the song lyrics of Robert Hunter as performed by the Grateful Dead from the late 1960s to the early 1990s. Hunter's work is treated as an exemplary case for the study of the use of oral poetry within the contemporary electronic...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (3): 225–301.
Published: 01 September 2014
... talk, and Hasidic speech with parody. Not until 1864–66, however, did the new orality enter its second phase, when the Hebrew writer Shalom-Yankev Abramovitsh fashioned an autonomous Yiddish-speaking voice and manipulated the Jewish textual tradition at will. Sholem Aleichem and I. L. Peretz further...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 515–548.
Published: 01 June 2001
... of integrating and transforming oral traditions, such as public debate, oral poetry and song,storytelling and oral narrative, all received sources of African“cultural capital,” into literate modes of print culture and“urban ways of knowing,” consumer magazines for black South Africans also operate...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 331–351.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Dalia Ofer The essay addresses the issues of health and medicine in the ghettos of eastern Europe, emphasizing the centrality of oral testimonies and memoirs to historical analysis. It opens with some general remarks on Holocaust testimonies and then moves on to a discussion of medicine...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (1): 55–79.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Ellen Dissanayake Despite its long oral and unrecorded history, literature means for most people printed texts and reading. Yet shades of this preliterate past remain and continue to affect our responses to written literary forms today. Studies of mothers' interactions with prelinguistic infants...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 399–423.
Published: 01 June 2006
... or conversational speech change shape in the context of testimony? What happens when Charlotte Delbo uses metaphor, simile, or personification to convey her experiences in Auschwitz? What happens to oral testimony when Holocaust survivors bear witness while the camera records parasemantic body language that swerves...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (1-2): 1–49.
Published: 01 June 2014
..., it mixes features of an oral interaction and of a written or edited communication. As a result, the literary interview as an object of study raises important questions about notions like genre, authorship, authorial positioning, and discourse at large. From a literary perspective, moreover, new light...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (1): 133–151.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Albena Lutzkanova-Vassileva The article focuses on the brief history of Bulgarian samizdat and its attempts to challenge the regime through written discourse as well as on two forms of oral discursive resistance: the Seminar, a mode of discourse rather than any organized and rigid structure...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (1): 7–31.
Published: 01 March 2019
... studies as they are practiced today. This alleged decline does not mean that nonpractical texts, whether written or oral, have lost their various and often indispensable functions for socialization, developing skills, or emotional intelligence. It essentially means that the centrality...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 275–295.
Published: 01 June 2006
... Shoah: An Oral History of the Holocaust (New York: Pantheon). Lanzmann 1986 “Shoah as Counter-Myth,” Jewish Quarterly , 11 -12. Lappin, Elena 1999 “The Man with Two Heads,” Granta 66 : 9 -65. Lejeune, Philippe 1989 [1975] On Autobiography , edited and with a foreword by Paul John...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 249–260.
Published: 01 June 2006
..., let alone under- standing it or forming a remedial response on the basis of such knowledge. One of the distinctive characteristics of the contributions brought to- gether in this special issue of Poetics Today derives from their focus on video- taped oral testimony. Giving a voice...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (2): 247–281.
Published: 01 June 2007
..., Han 2000 Theophrastus against the Presocratics and Plato: Peripatetic Dialectic in the De sensibus (Leiden: Brill). 2002a “Philology or Philosophy? Simplicius on the Use of Quotations,” in Epea and Grammata: Oral and Written Communication in Ancient Greece , vol. 4 , edited by Ian...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (1-2): 51–116.
Published: 01 June 2014
... with interviews in general or in nonliterary contexts, especially in the popular media, in research (e.g., social sciences, anthropology, oral history), and in the arts (e.g., visual and performance arts). This selection includes only those works that are in our view useful to the study of the literary...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (2): 155–205.
Published: 01 June 2009
... memory in oral poetry—whose very survival obviously depends on the mechanisms of mnemonic transmission—has been recognized since the pioneering studies of Milman Parry (1953) and Albert B. Lord (1960). The underlying premise here is that preliterate soci- eties need to select, store...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 297–309.
Published: 01 June 2006
... is with the legacy of Holocaust survivors and the vital contributions of that group to our understanding of the experience, let me begin with some distinctions. For reasons I have never understood, the earli- est forms of those contributions, the literature of oral testimony, a sample of which I cited above...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 261–273.
Published: 01 June 2006
... the specific quality of this genre, it may be helpful to set it off against two other genres to which it is closely related: written autobiography and oral testimony. I will start with some observations on generic differences between written autobiography and video testimony as a genre for registering...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 67–92.
Published: 01 February 2018
... 2011 “ What Would Napoleon Do? Historical, Fictional, and Counterfactual Characters ”, New Literary History 42 , no. 2 : 315 – 36 . Goody Jack 2006 “ From Oral to Written: An Anthropological Breakthrough in Storytelling .” In The Novel, vol. 1, History, Geography, and Culture...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (4): 731–752.
Published: 01 December 2004
...-fashioning is not the poet’s identity, it is a set of oral functions: breath, sound, voice, kiss. Hence divine breath is nothing else but the breath [Hauch, Odem9 (2:136, 143, 153)] of poetry. The significance of this observa- tion becomes evident when we look at the two functions that breath assumes...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 March 2002
... in Oral Traditions: The Cognitive Psychology of Epic, Ballads, and Counting-out Rhymes (New York: Oxford University Press). Schank, Roger C. 1995 Tell Me a Story:Narrative and Intelligence (Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press). Schank, Roger C., and Robert P. Abelson 1977 Scripts...