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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 (2003) 24 (1): 65–90.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Yoram S. Carmeli This article deals with exclusion and the construction of periphery as modes of ritualizing and binding together a dominant social order. Under scrutiny is the peripheral British traveling circus and the way its traveling and performance define the margins of the modern fragmented...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (4): 711–749.
Published: 01 December 2000
... orders of (un)reliability (e.g., between flat and fine judgments, as on the speaker here) correlate with different orders of reading. © 2000 by the Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2000 Adams, Pat, ed. 1993 [1986] With a Poet's Eye: A Tate Gallery Antholoy (London: Tate Gallery...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 March 2000
... in the postmodern period and provide the model for “mechanical” writing practices in postmodernist poetry. The present essay examines the heterogeneity of postmodernist machine-writing practices and seeks, however provisionally, to reduce that heterogeneity to some degree of conceptual order. Four representative...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 521–541.
Published: 01 September 2000
... and values cannot be reduced to imitation and that mere observation of nature cannot suffice for creating and understanding fiction. The poet and the reader must know how to distance themselves from the world of “is,” the empirical realm, in order to explore its dependence on the world of“ought,” the realm...
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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 (2000) 21 (1): 187–220.
Published: 01 March 2000
... of the visual sign and the aural fragment in order to investigate the “templet noise / between each word,” Roberson's poems attempt to refigure the visual practices of reading and writing in ways that can bring unclaimed experiences and traumatic histories into public, collective memory. Although his work...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 561–590.
Published: 01 September 2000
...) to these“key” passages or are simply passed over in silence, so that the poem is reduced to a skeletal structure of points that yield most readily to a particular interpretative orientation. However, in “The Skaters”Ashbery anticipates this sort of reading, appearing to cater to it butonly in order to entrap...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 365–389.
Published: 01 June 2001
... be discerned in literary studies in English which seeks to effect closure between the word and the world in order to safeguard the ethical claims of South African literary culture. © 2001 by the Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2001 Attwell, David 1990a “The Problem of History...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 435–452.
Published: 01 June 2001
... Afrikaans as a defiantly impure language of local and national dissent (neither black nor white, neither traditionally African nor Europeanly modern) pitted against global and international systems of an anglophone world order. © 2001 by the Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2001 Benjamin...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (3): 551–605.
Published: 01 September 2001
... with a biblical text), all composed in response to works of visual art, in order to attempt an assessment of the possible scope (and limitations) of the undertaking to reflect images in tones. To concretize the idea of correspondence between pictorial and musical configurations, I conclude with a comparative case...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (4): 529–560.
Published: 01 December 2015
... of the interplay between the storyworld chronology and its order of presentation. In the latter part, the emphasis falls on Niffenegger's rich use of the compositional resources provided by the existence of two time perspectives in the novel: those of the “time traveler” (Henry) and of his non-time-traveling wife...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (1): 15–33.
Published: 01 February 2017
... concrete vehicles in order to shed light on (and even construct) abstract topics. By and large, these models have not entertained the possibility that metaphor is actually a “bidirectional” process, not only enlisting concrete vehicles to guide abstract conceptualization but also the reverse: abstract...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (3): 561–607.
Published: 01 September 2009
... that Bambara's story systematically moves readers from dislike to sympathy for the story's protagonist. In order to verify my claims about the story's effect on readers, I also review the results of tests that I conducted to measure subjects' levels of sympathy at the beginning and the end of the story. Finally...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (1): 51–79.
Published: 01 March 2010
... are blatant examples of commercial literature, that is, literature not written on the initiative of an individual author eager to give a personal form to certain ideas or feelings but ordered by a publisher to fulfill certain commercial needs. Despite all the prejudices against the genre, however...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (3): 325–356.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Yisroel). The second example consists in the parallels and intertwined literary histories of two writers, Yossl Birshtein (who was a member of Yung Yisroel) and the Hebrew writer Ya'acov Shabtai, in order to demonstrate the presence of Yiddish in Shabtai's poetic work and to discover an untold story...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (2): 269–294.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Alastair Renfrew The demise of the Soviet Union has for the past twenty-five years stood as effective “proof” of the error of utopia. This article returns to an ambivalent source of Soviet utopianism, Lenin's State and Revolution (1917), in order to show how the contradictions inherent...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (1): 133–151.
Published: 01 March 2009
... in Communism's breakdown. The article's main goal is thus to elucidate the peculiar nature of this resistance—to explicate the role of discourse in undermining the political order. Why did the end of totalitarian terror in Bulgaria take a theoretical turn? Is it fair to say that the breakdown of the regime...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (3): 423–470.
Published: 01 September 2009
... and the starfish) of many of these metaphors are similar in shape and that this “structural correspondence” encourages the reader to visualize those metaphors. Readers may spontaneously form a “visual template,” a schematic middle ground that mediates between those similar shapes, in order to smoothly move between...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (4): 695–727.
Published: 01 December 2003
... surrounding the mediation of historical understanding by material things. In order to get at the thorny issues surrounding the material as an authorizing category in cultural analysis, I focus on Shakespeare's well-known literary meditation on visual proof (and visual perception) in Othellogy . Reemphasizing...