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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 503–519.
Published: 01 September 2000
...Jonathan Culler The notion of the performative—an utterance that accomplishes the act that it designates—was proposed by the philosopher J. L. Austin to describe a type of utterance neglected by philosophers. This article follows the vicissitudes of the concept in literary and cultural theory...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 March 2010
... than viewing the constraint as a literary technique, the authors argue that it is also relevant to other, nonliterary phenomena, for example, to the theater. There the idea of constraint can be put to use as a tool for theoretical reflection on and critical or historical analysis of performance...
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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 (2006) 27 (3): 597–614.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Kenneth Little This article comments on Yoram Carmeli's stimulating analysis of the narrative structure of Captain Sidney Howes's lion act performed in Gerry Cottle's British circus. I begin by discussing Carmeli's analysis of how the act functions socially and semiotically. According to him...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (4): 605–639.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Michael Huffmaster This essay investigates Kafka's first great story, “The Judgment,” through the lens of speech act theory. It argues that performative analysis can yield new insights into the text, with consequences for our understanding of the author's larger poetic project. It also shows how...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 473–474.
Published: 01 June 2000
...Idit Nov 2000 New Books at a Glance 473 6104 Poetics Today / 21:2 / sheet 209 of 214 Reuven Tsur, Poetic Rhythm—Structure and Performance, An Empirical Study in Cog- nitive...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (4): 655–658.
Published: 01 December 2021
... the theoretical interests of the volume in the context of general questions pertaining to the relationship between 1) language and meter and 2) metrics and practices (performance and composition, music, dance, and genre), focusing on how these two elements fit together and are causally connected. I have...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (4): 515–538.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Ingo Berensmeyer This article proposes media ecology—a combination of media studies and performance studies with literary and cultural history—as a research perspective for Shakespeare studies. In contrast to a hermeneutics of renewal—as evinced in both New Historicism and what has been called...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (3): 437–460.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Darja Filippova This article discusses the performance events “Do Not Believe Your Eyes” (2000) and “Ally/Foe” (2010) by Russian artist Oleg Mavromatti in the framework of a single durational event that critiques the sacralization of public space in Russia. The public reception of the performances...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (3): 417–436.
Published: 01 September 2020
... performance, depending on the performers, listeners, and performance spaces. Often, jazz musicians feel the poetic quality of their music to reside in the ambiguity and “fragile” religiosity of their music. This article discusses from a historical and contemporary perspective the “fragilization” processes...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (4): 503–537.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Álvaro Seiça This article analyzes Ian Hatcher’s online and kinetic poem “⌰ (Total Runout)” (2015) from a point of view of a critique of corporate and governmental black boxing, at the level of its code, text, visual output, sound, and live performance. The multimodal poem is part of the Drone...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 129–150.
Published: 01 March 2000
... performance. Olson's reading is considered by some a tour de force and by others a drunken ramble. This essay interprets it as an attempt to articulate an institution and contends that its excesses derive from his simultaneously marginal and central positioning as the “boss poet”of a community committed...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (4): 539–560.
Published: 01 December 2014
... of something it is not—the original building. We may therefore talk of theatricality, of created fictionality, and of the theater building being staged as if in a performance. It becomes an inseparable material component of every production presented on its stage. This is why, among other reasons...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (4): 561–589.
Published: 01 December 2014
.... The combination of several factors suggests that it was the element of femininity, both artificial and somewhat exaggerated, in performance , that made watching boy actors in the roles of young maidens so pleasurable for spectators. Among the factors involved are the playwright's decision to foreground...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (3): 225–301.
Published: 01 September 2014
... developed the new orality by introducing gendered speech and professional argot, creating in turn a Yiddish of the common man, woman, and child and a Yiddish Sublime. In the next phase, two verbal artists, Eliezer Shteynbarg and Itzik Manger, perfected a single, minor speech genre that was performable...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (1): 39–78.
Published: 01 March 2005
... a link with a character's mind, in the sense that an action reported by the narrator in the present tense may be taken to be internally focalized by the character performing the action. Expressing awareness on the character's part of the action being performed, this type of internal focalization...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (4): 621–632.
Published: 01 December 2000
... the title“interpretation.” The point is not can interpretation be reasonable, possible, or neglectable; rather, can literary scholars perform the operation called interpretation in terms of theory-guided operationalized productions of experiential knowledge which can be stabilized in respective scholarly...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 323–364.
Published: 01 June 2001
...; and fourth, the mutually supporting roles of journalism, travel, and performance in rehearsing a national act of identity formation. The Cape-to-Cairo idea coincides with the historical moment of the forging of union. It also coincides with a period of transition in Western culture from the late Victorian...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 475–513.
Published: 01 June 2001
... of many educational programs in its focus on urban stories and contexts, Heart to Heart is the result of a collaboration in which rural secondary school students produced and revised a graphic story using workshop performances to reenact and revise a story about lives similar to their own. The article...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (2): 249–268.
Published: 01 June 2016
... and narrative modes to reformulate the Furet/Badiou dispute as a more general problem of understanding the performative function of revolutionary language and symbolic dates. © 2016 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2016 Alain Badiou François Furet revolution temporality history...