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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (4): 637–664.
Published: 01 December 2005
... only one aspect of this intersection: the role of pain (the hurting body as the norm) in these two aesthetic economies, Shklovsky's and Bakhtin's. Bakhtin, Mikhail M. 1984 [1963] Problems of Dostoevsky's Poetics , translated by Caryl Emerson (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 393–421.
Published: 01 June 2000
... on violence and pain that promised to transform the torturer-physician into a New Man without bodily weakness and psychological self-division. The essay combines a theoretical argument on the connection between sublimity and pain with a historical overview of the rise of bio-ideologies. It ends...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 317–339.
Published: 01 June 2017
..., a productive grotesque, is an archetype. However, with the support of some recent hypotheses in evolutionary anthropology and biology, the article refurbishes the term archetype for reuse, recognizing that it signals a painful cognitive failure. The cognitive perspective allows us to understand how our brains...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 363–391.
Published: 01 June 2017
.... Applying the revised theory, the essay characterizes contrasts between Edmund Burke's and Thomas Paine's thought at all levels of framing. It shows how their lexical frames for “revolution” diverge as their main arguments craft opposing issue-defining frames for the central moral issue of revolution versus...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (1): 85–102.
Published: 01 March 2021
... death (the end of all ends) calculable. The death penalty aims to put an end to the surprise of death. Though Derrida announces an aim for the Death Penalty seminar, at several key moments he is at pains to distinguish the work of reading, the work of the seminar—the work of a seminar that reads...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (2): 349–389.
Published: 01 June 2011
... meliorism and his belief that individual altruism might yet alleviate the painful drama of human existence. The essay details Hardy's employment of aesthetic Einfühlung to represent inanimate objects, to feel with the dead, and, paradoxically, to imagine the evolution of consciousness on the part...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 231–260.
Published: 01 June 2023
...” (148). Older age instead leads to a new orientation of sexual desire and expression of aging masculinity. He transforms the physical rigors of chronic pain and physical frailty, and the “ugly face” of othered old age that the mirror reflects back at him, into a masochistic aesthetic which elevates...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 463–472.
Published: 01 June 2006
... sentiments expressed. In America, when friends, relatives, or others recount experiences they have had of victimization and trauma, whether in their private or public lives, we tend to want to hear that they have forgiven those who caused them pain, Poetics Today 27:2 (Summer 2006) doi 10.1215...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 311–330.
Published: 01 June 2006
..., Zlata 1994 Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Sarajevo , translated by Christina Pribichevich-Zoric (New York: Viking). Fowler, Jerry 2002 “Rwanda Struggles to Memorialize Painful Past,” Update , March/April, 3. Greenspan, Henry 1998 On Listening to Holocaust Survivors: Recounting and Life...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (3): 437–460.
Published: 01 September 2020
... performance artists that subject their body to pain, or they can be seen as a form of critique of the Russian institutions of power, such as the church and the law. However, such a reading does not account for the postsecular context within which the performance actions unfold or for the reactions...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (3): 395–426.
Published: 01 September 2002
... Tragic events are defined by Aristotle in the passage quoted, 1452a 1, by the fact that they must elicit éleos and phóbos.IntheRhetoric, he defines pity and fear as follows: Let pity be a kind of pain caused by the sight of some evil...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 399–423.
Published: 01 June 2006
...-Louise’s experience as trauma, but he also seems to fit her trauma into the backpack of their marriage as something to be carried upon his capable shoulders with the confidence that he alone can encom- pass what happened to her and encircle her pain. It is also our privilege as scholars to seem to see...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (1): 89–116.
Published: 01 March 2007
... Hyman). Sontag, Susan 2004 Regarding the Pain of Others (London: Penguin). Subirats, Eduardo 1981 La Ilustración insuficiente (Madrid: Taurus). Torres, Rafael 2003 Heridos de la guerra: Secuelas de la sublevación de Franco (Madrid: Oberon). Trueba, David, dir. 2003 Soldados...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (3): 299–323.
Published: 01 September 2023
... been (“Some flower. . .”) (“Locked Out,” 11) XII Stresses omitted on syllables 2, 4, 6, unique, just one example in our material: “And the pain that has but one close” (“The Trial by Existence,” 71) XIII Stresses omitted on syllables 2, 4, 8, very rare: “All he owes...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (4): 721–785.
Published: 01 December 2010
... be understood in terms of bodily pain and pleasure. Each individual mind at each moment in time “is motivated by pains and pleasures, and by the memories of those [pains or pleasures] now invested with consequent fear or desire to select por- tions from [the] evidence” (ibid.: 41). A subject’s memory...
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Poetics Today (2024) 45 (2): 207–214.
Published: 01 June 2024
... in the choices the poet is making, and the failure to distinguish between generalized talk about love or about pain and the actual intense experience of a speaker structurally intensifying and complicating the activity of engaging a beloved. These qualities, I hasten to add, are present not only in Shakespeare...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (1): 127–137.
Published: 01 March 2003
... in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World (New York: Oxford University Press). 1999 On Beauty and Being Just (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press). Sebeok, Thomas, ed. 1960 Style in Language (Cambridge: MIT Press). Spolsky, Ellen 2001 Satisfying Skepticism:Embodied Knowledge...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 111–129.
Published: 01 June 2023
...” by its archaic meaning (although, she was at pains to note, “one should not explain”): Final image of slapping the soul's face. . . the action of hauling out of (mother.. stretch the imagination ----!) fox from destruction. . . slap (in human case, which is here most in mine) the childs [sic] bottom...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (1): 203–205.
Published: 01 February 2017
...; such metaphors are crucial to the communi- cation of the qualities of the wine in question. Jonathan Charteris-Black (chapter 8) presents the volume’s most directly functional (or purposive) account of mixed metaphors in his discussion of the use of complex metaphors in patients’ accounts of chronic pain...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (1): 205–208.
Published: 01 February 2017
... functional (or purposive) account of mixed metaphors in his discussion of the use of complex metaphors in patients’ accounts of chronic pain. He claims that in such a context, mixing metaphors typically occurs “where the speak- er’s purpose is to emphasize the intensity of embodied experience by repre...