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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (3-4): 253–299.
Published: 01 December 2012
... in the Early Modern Period: Awareness of Historicity and Emergence of Interpretative Viewpoints Franc¸oise Lavocat University Paris 3-Sorbonne Nouvelle. Department of Comparative Literature (EA 172) Abstract When, why, and how do people write about a natural disaster? The article characterizes...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 41–65.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Nicholas Paige When literary scholars analyze narrative personhood historically, they typically see periods , explained as an effect of deeper psychosocial mutations. Thus the dominant first person of the eighteenth century is the counterpart to a new bourgeois subject, while the third-person...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 205–240.
Published: 01 June 2004
... different objects of identification and from different kinds of cognitive and emotional effects. Three major results are presented and discussed. One outcome was the difference in autobiographical style between the two earliest periods of life(childhood and adolescence) and the last, most recent period...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 385–397.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Annette Wieviorka This essay traces transformations in the figure of the witness from the period of the ghettos to the present, focusing on the meaning and contexts of the predominant forms of testimony during the Holocaust and since. Efforts to bear witness in diaries, chronicles, and unpublished...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (2): 191–246.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Jonathan Lavery After a review of some general issues surrounding the interpretation of Plato's dialogues, I consider in detail the reception of Plato's Protagoras in English scholarship since 1956, that is, during the last half century. That scholarship falls into three periods. At first (1956-82...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 95–128.
Published: 01 March 2000
... of the oppositional discursive economy that shaped and informed discussions of innovative or new avant-garde poetries (Language Poetry in particular) as these poetries gradually gained currency in the academy during the late Cold War period. Tracing a necessary reconfiguration of practices in light of the increasing...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (1): 1–37.
Published: 01 March 2005
... enjambed blank verse, with the sense variously drawn out, which emulates the periodic syntax of Milton's own prose. The attempt to differentiate the logical language of prose from the emotive, counterlogical language of poetry, which the New Critics silently adopt from the Romantics, fails...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (3): 351–386.
Published: 01 September 2005
... questioning of genre hierarchies and period distinctions grew out of an attempt to correct what he saw as the limitations of contemporary historiographic and literary critical representations. Following his renunciation of revolutionary ideals,these inquiries were framed by a “conservative iconoclasm...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (4): 719–751.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Nancy Ruttenburg During the transitional period between the early works of the late 1840s and production of the “great novels” in the mid-1860s, Dostoevsky confronted the problem of the Russian common people with particular urgency and immediacy. The consolations of the social theories which...
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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 (2016) 37 (4): 641–674.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Miriam Fernández-Santiago This article explores the birth of detective fiction as a dialogical contestation to its gothic, sensational, and pseudoscientific sources in the periodical publications of its time and suggests the use of self-reflective irony as the rhetorical device that allows Edgar...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (1-2): 117–171.
Published: 01 June 2014
... Morton Levitt (2006) and Pericles Lewis (2007). One of the most common but seldom tested presuppositions about the alleged “inward turn” is that the linguistic innovations of the modernist period helped portray the mental states of characters in a more advanced manner. This article reviews the debates...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (1-2): 33–58.
Published: 01 June 2015
... of the different types of technology available in their respective historical periods radically affect how their plots are expressed. Letters, instant messaging, and mobile telephony are “semiotic resources” that the novelist can use to structure her plot and narrative voice. © 2015 by Porter Institute...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (4): 635–658.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Jean-Jacques Chardin New Historicism, a reaction against formalist criticism, attempts to read literary texts of the Renaissance in relation to the nonliterary text production of the period. One of its central assumptions is that early modern humans are the subject of power relations shaped...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (2): 249–268.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Sanja Perovic Since 1989 there have been competing accounts of the French Revolution. For self-styled revisionist historians such as François Furet, the revolutionary period that began in 1789 is over and should be analyzed historically. The philosopher Alain Badiou, in contrast, claims...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (3): 387–436.
Published: 01 September 2008
.... Over a thousand novels were documented, including both thrillers and mainstream works. A sample of twenty-five novels from the period was then selected for careful reading, analysis, and comparison. Preliminary results establish that though there is a great deal of diversity in terrorism novels, both...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (4): 713–733.
Published: 01 December 2008
... experienced political crisis and suddenly collapsed, these two groups achieved phenomenal fame in Russia. They became popularly associated with the period of “late socialism” in the 1970s–1980s, before the collapse of the Soviet state was yet imaginable. This is why the essay first describes a certain new...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 429–451.
Published: 01 September 2017
.... The article examines how Veselovsky's account of the role of narrative tradition and narrative hybridization on the periphery demonstrates the potential of geographic borderlands and periods of historical transition and borderline genres and is a useful touchstone for the work of scholars arguing...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (4): 695–715.
Published: 01 December 2017
...), a collection edited by David Herman, and La représentation de la vie psychique dans les récits factuels et fictionnels de l’époque classique (The Representation of Mental Life in Factual and Fictional Narratives in the Classical Period , 2015), coedited by Marc Hersant and Catherine Ramond, respectively...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 67–92.
Published: 01 February 2018
... for the invention of factuality in the eighteenth century as a response to the alleged invention of fictionality during that period. Copyright © 2018 Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2018 fictionality rise of the novel Catherine Gallagher Françoise Lavocat Nicholas Paige References...