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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (2): 309–326.
Published: 01 June 2016
.... . Vol. 3 of Moral Essays ( Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press ). Bestowing Past and Future: The Given as Foreclosure in Marion, Derrida, and Nancy Ryan Trimm University of Rhode Island, Department of English Abstract Givenness frequently forecloses the future; however, the term has...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (3): 415–442.
Published: 01 September 2016
... narrated future to look back critically toward the present. In this focus on the past, such dystopias include slivers of contested and incomplete accounts of how the dystopian state came to exist, here termed future histories . Such accounts exist in a time frame that runs from the authorial present to the...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (4): 669–712.
Published: 01 December 2008
.../gough.pdf . Grimsted, Patricia Kennedy 1998 “ Archives of Russia Seven Years After: `Purveyors of Sensations' or `Shadows Cast to the Past'? ” The Cold War International History Project, Working Papers no. 20, pt. 1, September, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (1): 89–116.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Jo Labanyi The essay argues that modernity is best understood not as the cultural expression of capitalist modernization, but as a particular set of relations of present to past. It examines the varying attitudes toward the violent past of the civil war that have characterized Spain since the...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 353–383.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Marianne Hirsch; Leo Spitzer Focusing on a book of recipes and a miniature artists' book from the Terezín and Vapniarka concentration camps, this essay argues that such material remnants can serve as testimonial objects that carry memory traces from the past and embody the process of its...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (3): 211–224.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Hana Wirth-Nesher This introductory essay maps significant contributions to the study of modern Yiddish literature over the past two decades. Studies of Yiddish modernism have tended to focus on three aspects of this literature: continuity through the use of traditional, mythic, and ethnographic...
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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 (2017) 38 (3): 453–483.
Published: 01 September 2017
... perspectives and points of emphasis. The focus is on the central problematic of the paradigm: an attempt to construct a universal history of literary forms in their relation to the social conditions — and modes — of their production on the basis of a certain understanding of the past's vitality and mobility in...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (4): 635–666.
Published: 01 December 2017
... experience of involuntary memory, in other words, constitutes a type of anachronism: the intrusion of a past sensation within the present. Marcel Proust’s idea of anachronism should be understood in relation to the intellectual world of the turn of the twentieth century, in particular that historical science...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (3): 471–516.
Published: 01 September 2003
... through“the interlude.” According to this hypothesis, “The Window” and “The Lighthouse” in To the Lighthouse are short stories uncannily reminiscent of Mansfield's “Prelude”and “At the Bay.” The interlude “Time Passes”transforms story into novel by relating past to future in a time-series,creating a post...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Omri Herzog; Tamar Hager Complex changes have buffeted the discipline of literature during the past decades, calling on us to rethink its academic and cultural definitions, boundaries, and territories. Texts which until recently have not been examined within literary studies (such as films, online...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (1): 33–57.
Published: 01 March 2019
... the unthinkable nuclear future and a microhistory reconstructing an elusive past – the article suggests that fictions which have been constructed outside the literary realm (by historians, political scientists, physicists, and others) are useful methodologies when standard disciplinary research...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (1): 135–158.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Matthew Flaherty Over the past two decades a growing number of scholars has resisted attitudes and methods associated with critique in favor of an array of “postcritical” reading methods indebted to phenomenological thought. Methods like “reparative reading” (Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick), “object...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (2): 189–213.
Published: 01 June 2019
... exceed linguistic comprehension. Thus the article argues that if studies of multimodality in literature intend to subvert “language-based” thinking, they need to move past the preoccupation with meaning making and also recognize those embodied experiences afforded by literary texts that do not seem to...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (3): 447–471.
Published: 01 September 2018
.... Thomas’s The White Hotel , a prototypically “unnatural” novel in that the protagonist’s experience is caused by future events rather than by past ones. Our discussion of this novel shows situation models and interpretive strategies at work, exemplifying our claims and grounding them in a textual example...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 361–396.
Published: 01 June 2004
... multiple roles of literary texts in what I call “memorial dynamics” sheds light on the complex communicative processes by which images of the past are formed and transformed over time. It indicates the need to consider discontinuity as a feature of memorial dynamics and to recognize, for better or for...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2004
.... I further point out that the ostensible “arbitrary connectedness” (Cohen 1987) of New Historicist writing is in fact aesthetically coded and patterned, both stylistically and in terms of potential semantic correspondences between various representations of the past. I then move on to address the...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (4): 697–718.
Published: 01 December 2005
... exile, citing past models, from Dante to the Hebrew Poetic Renaissance in the Russian empire at the turn of the twentieth century. © 2005 by the Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2005 Andreev, Nikolai 1957 “A. M. Remizov,” Grani 34 –35: 202 -14. Auerbach, Erich 1969...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 261–273.
Published: 01 June 2006
... of past events, thus advancing from a rival to a partner of historiography. The question to be asked is no longer merely what has happened? but also how was the event experienced, how is it remembered and passed on to succeeding generations? The new mnemo-historical genre of video testimony is...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 275–295.
Published: 01 June 2006
... gained belated recognition and huge efforts have been made to record their experiences. Faced now with the largest collection of testimony ever gathered about one specific event in history, historians and others representing the past are faced with the dilemma of what to do with this remarkable archive...