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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 (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 (2016) 37 (3): 415–442.
Published: 01 September 2016
... into a 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...
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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...
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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 (2021) 42 (3): 425–448.
Published: 01 September 2021
... these prototypes on narrative genres such as historiography and fiction, it compares the configuration of narratives designed to inform readers about the signification of a past event with the emplotment of narratives aiming to immerse readers in a simulated past or a fictive storyworld. While contemporary...
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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 (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 (2009) 30 (4): 635–652.
Published: 01 December 2009
... , the initial discussion of Nelson Goodman's paradox of induction (the “grue” paradox) demonstrates, on the one hand, the utility of the future-in-the-past of moment t , and, on the other hand, how this paradox exercises an abolition of time: all composition is now . The ensuing discussion of condensation...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (4): 539–560.
Published: 01 December 2014
... a historical building, such as the Globe or the Fortune, is reconstructed, it seems as if two temporal and spatial structures are blended and staged. The theater becomes a sign of the past brought into the present of the local inhabitants or visitors; thus it is not only a piece of architecture but a sign...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2016
... sine qua non of the genre. Through them the malefactors willingly repenting the sins of the past demonstratively returned to the party's fold, and the party, in turn, claimed yet another victory in its ongoing war on the bourgeoisie. © 2016 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2016...
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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 (2016) 37 (1): 55–105.
Published: 01 March 2016
... as In Search of Lost Time or Remembrance of Things Past ) cannot be read without also being reread. The answer to this question illuminates a new facet of Proust's aesthetic philosophy, namely, his vision of what literature offers that nonliterary texts cannot. As my title suggests, it is a notable variant...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (1): 67–88.
Published: 01 March 2009
... past and a metaphor for Aesopian language itself. The essay also suggests that game playing as an extratextual practice and rhetorical mode can be seen as bridging the gap between samizdat (underground publishing enterprises) and Gosizdat (the state publishing house). Porter Institute for Poetics...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (3): 471–516.
Published: 01 September 2003
...“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-impressionist...
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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...
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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...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (4): 635–666.
Published: 01 December 2017
.... The 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 (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 (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...