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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (4): 787–790.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Eyal Segal New Books at a Glance Brian Boyd, On the Origin of Stories: Evolution, Cognition, and Fiction. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2009. xiii + 540 pp. In this ambitious and wide-­ranging book, Brian Boyd presents an account of the origins of art and storytelling from...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 93–111.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Simona Zetterberg Gjerlevsen Building on recent theory of fictionality as a rhetorical concept, this article examines fictionality in the history of the novel. It argues that the Danish eighteenth-century novel provides answers to the question of the origin of the novel. A smaller novel corpus than...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (4): 539–560.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Jerzy Limon This essay concentrates on a relatively neglected aspect of theater reconstructions, namely, the various ways the “reconstructed space” impacts today's spectator, an impact that is substantially different from the impact the original building had on the Elizabethan audience. When...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (1): 25–39.
Published: 01 March 2001
... constitutes praise for the original (in Hutcheon's phrase, parody “authorizes”the original). I am concerned that an overly expansive definition of parody may lose the crucial distinction that makes parody so important to stylisticians, namely that well-done parodies (like Beerbohm's of Henry James...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (4): 675–691.
Published: 01 December 2006
...Robert Folkenflik A stage in the history of reading underlies the origins of Wolfgang Iser's method. His distinctive theory of reading is adumbrated in the writings of the period of his original specialty, the eighteenth century. In The Implied Reader Iser takes his theoretical hints and directions...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (4): 713–733.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Alexei Yurchak The Russian term samizdat originally referred to self-published literature that was forbidden by or at least unavailable in the Soviet state, circulated through unofficial channels, and represented certain views that were alternative to the official ideology of that state. Sometimes...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (2): 223–241.
Published: 01 June 2020
... as her starting point the “opacity of mind” doctrine, found in the South Pacific and Melanesia, the author compares cultural practices originating in communities in which people think but do not talk publicly about others’ internal states, to those originating in communities in which people both think...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (3): 387–432.
Published: 01 September 2010
... of John Donne's “Holy Sonnet 7,” originally presented in Practical Criticism , which is a good example of the renaissance in Donne criticism at the beginning of the twentieth century. Richards's experimental technique is discussed in relation to what was then contemporary experimental psychology. We...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (2): 289–321.
Published: 01 June 2011
... through which late-eighteenth-century anxieties about the mobility of affect were displaced, I trace the philosophical genealogy through which this figural mode is inherited by recent theory, even in the absence of the unease that originally impelled the turn to metaphor. This essay demonstrates how...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (3): 461–487.
Published: 01 September 2011
... of the reading of intentionality as it appears in a distributed field of cues. This understanding of intentionality, he argues, is embedded in our “folk psychology” and is triggered when any configuration of marks is apprehended as artifactual. I argue that the intentionality of an originating cause is equally...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (1): 55–79.
Published: 01 March 2011
..., emotional, and aesthetic aspects of literary narrative and other arts originated in an adaptive social context in our evolutionary past. Prelinguistic and Preliterate Substrates of Poetic Narrative Ellen Dissanayake University of Washington, Seattle, Music Abstract Despite its long oral...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (1): 107–128.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Fritz Breithaupt This article argues that the origin of narrative lies in the “excuse and that the structure of the excuse marks what we nowadays consider as narrative. The defining feature of the excuse is that it provides a counter-version to the master story of the accusation and thereby opens...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (2): 305–347.
Published: 01 June 2005
... studies, which privilege words (the “original”) over images (the adaptation itself). Instead, the analysis foregrounds the specificity of the Latin American cultural framework as one of camouflage, in which encryption and decoding are central and potentially empowering. This utopian thrust is located...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (1): 3–33.
Published: 01 March 2006
... origins of the metaphors that aesthetics “lived by” in mid-eighteenth-century France and in Russia at the beginning of the twentieth century. What kind of cultural crisis engenders the cult of difficulty and retardation? How is this aesthetics connected to the idea of freedom? In order to answer...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (1): 125–235.
Published: 01 March 2006
... in two silent Formalist logics of making strange: one absolute and universalist, the other more relativized to history, both originating in Shklovsky's own ambivalence, or thoughtlessness, and still going strong. The reversions include the underground pushing of the idea to some extremein (Post...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 311–330.
Published: 01 June 2006
... of the tormented. Drawing on close observation of this testimony, this article examines how atrocity is remembered and how it is communicated to others. Most notably, the testimony reveals two levels of representation: core memory and narrative memory. Core memory consists of representations of the original...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (3): 597–614.
Published: 01 September 2006
..., and the circus itself serve as vehicles for a nostalgic spectacle of an exotic world that reformulates nature and culture into an even deeper message about the loss of originality as a discourse that conditions European modernity. My comments are meant to urge Carmeli to extend the work of nostalgia...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (1): 1–41.
Published: 01 March 2007
... Day and No Memories” in a manner that confirms the accomplishment of the original poem while embedding it, subtly as well as evocatively, within the filmmaker's personal context. nebel ( mist ), by German filmmaker Matthias Müller, re-presents a cycle of poems by Ernst Jandl, Gedichte an die kindheit...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (1-2): 177–231.
Published: 01 June 2013
... and education. Establishing such links demands careful monitoring to prevent the tool from becoming arbitrary. This is done by (1) showing the steps that lead from common versions of PWT to this tool of analysis; (2) building control mechanisms into the tool, above all by keeping in touch with the original...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (4): 615–633.
Published: 01 December 2014
.... Affordances have entered into theater studies as both an aid to historicism and a way of considering plays outside their original contexts. My main example of affordances in Shakespearean drama is Perdita's offering of flowers to her guests in the sheepshearing episode of The Winter's Tale . Her two floral...