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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (3): 387–432.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Mark J. Bruhn The infrequent, indefinite, and cumulatively incoherent use of place deixis in the representation even of conceptually unified space is characteristic of the greater English lyric from Milton through the eighteenth century. In these poems, as Balz Engler has suggested, such deixis...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 559–577.
Published: 01 September 2019
... to Literary Theory and Interpretation . Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press . Easterlin Nancy . 2016 . “ Ecocriticism, Place Studies, and Colm Tóibín’s ‘A Long Winter’: A Biocultural Perspective .” In Handbook of Ecocriticism and Cultural Ecology , edited by Zapf Hubert , 226 – 48...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (3): 521–591.
Published: 01 September 2011
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (1-2): 33–58.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Alistair Brown How time and place are constructed in the novel and how readers perceive these features have been studied extensively. Less attention has been devoted to how communicative devices, such as letters, electronic messaging, or telephone calls, can influence both time and place...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (4): 607–618.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Joshua Landy How similar is Proust's Recherche to Dante's Commedia ? Not very, as it turns out. In the first place, Proust's protagonist does not require an experience of ideal love as a precondition for conversion: Mlle de Saint-Loup is no Beatrice. And in the second, what he produces...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Peter Steiner One of the most unique phenomena of the Stalinist political culture was the political trials of leading Communist functionaries that took place in the Soviet Union and the people's democracies from the 1930s to the 1950s, usually culminating with the defendants' executions...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (1): 59–79.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of cognitive capitalism, the increasing casualization of intellectual labor creates the conditions for unstructured, unrestrained, and deterritorialized flows of thought that escape the constraints placed on those in the institution. By harnessing literature’s subversive potential, literary studies can use...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (1): 105–134.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of a Talmudic passage which demonstrates how this new approach sheds fresh light on the place of the feminine voice in the Talmud. Copyright © 2019 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2019 Talmud Mikhail Bakhtin feminist narratology theory of the novel References Talmudic texts...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (3): 569–595.
Published: 01 September 2018
... from Chaucer, Kafka, and Borges, we argue for cases that exhibit a more complex dynamic, with the reader’s direction of attention varying from the real to fictional world and from low to high suspension of disbelief. We claim that immersion may also take place in works where the reader is more focused...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (4): 683–698.
Published: 01 December 2019
... anticipates the reader’s likely negative comments and thus becomes in tune with his perspective; and (3) the tactic of enlarging the audience by which the narrator reincorporates a sectarian ideology into a larger and more universal ensemble. The conclusion questions the place of the reader and investigates...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (2): 205–222.
Published: 01 June 2020
... “characters” who effortlessly embody socially shared values. The hierarchical structures of these societies also place a greater premium on theory of mind for subordinates than for the powerful, hence attaching a tinge of opprobrium to its exercise. In literature this translates into the moral ambivalence...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (4): 729–758.
Published: 01 December 2003
... and theoretical frameworks which continue to condition our approach to the archive, coming to rest at the place where the procedures and concerns of psychoanalysis overlap with those of archaeology. I conclude that any study of this archive requires both a theoretical redefinition of the concept of the archive...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (4): 759–780.
Published: 01 December 2003
... and Benjamin. To consider the materiality of the book we need in place an architext of the use of the terms matter and materiality in theoretical thought. These terms are central but elusive, even when they are consciously thematized, as they are, for example, in the work of Judith Butler. This elusiveness...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (1): 113–139.
Published: 01 March 2005
... on possible-world models. In both, emphasis is placed on the objects that make up this world. In role-playing games and recent theories of fictional world, this essay argues, emphasis on objects makes possible intertextual comparisons, which in turn help to define and rejuvenate the agency of readers...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (2): 257–279.
Published: 01 June 2005
.... In public places and forums, there began to surface poems in which aesthetics were apparently subordinated to communicative function and “direct”expression. Indeed, poetry has acquired a long lost social purpose—to order, inform, unite, and console a confused and grieving people. The Internet, accordingly...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (4): 581–611.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Svetlana Boym This essay proposes to place the poetics of Russian Formalism within a broader European context of literary, philosophical, and political reflection on modernity. The historical metamorphosis of estrangement from a technique of art to an existential art of survival and a practice...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (4): 665–696.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Galin Tihanov I discuss here Shklovsky's theory of estrangement as formulated in a number of texts written before the October revolution of 1917. The concept of estrangement can only be properly grasped if the early Shklovsky is placed in the context of World War I; we need to begin to see him...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (2): 303–336.
Published: 01 June 2007
... moral is about matching outer to inner self. While the project is never complete, the search itself becomes an identity; Abelard achieves authenticity in his rejection of all the models of it that were available to him. This is not done to unmask a self without place or parallel but to make the case...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (2): 207–235.
Published: 01 June 2009
... have traveled from the politically inflected theory of earlier decades. In this article I place Levinas's writings alongside the critical prose of Brodsky, whose radical commitment to poetry—what Seamus Heaney called his “peremptory trust in words”—is set at a similar theoretical distance from the idea...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (3): 461–487.
Published: 01 September 2011
... an element of our folk psychology and inseparable from the value placed on the particularity of artistic achievement. My defense of the implied author is unorthodox in that it applies to fictional texts that are susceptible to multiple intentional interpretations. To make this case, I switch my cognitivist...