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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 (2011) 32 (3): 521–591.
Published: 01 September 2011
... that illuminate the role played by human constants in literary communication. Placing Human Constants within Literary History: Generic Revision and Affective Sociality in The Winter’s Tale and The Tempest Donald R. Wehrs Auburn University, English Abstract This essay explores Shakespeare’s...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 559–577.
Published: 01 September 2019
... , edited by Zunshine Lisa , 257 – 75 . Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press . Easterlin Nancy . 2012 . A Biocultural Approach to Literary Theory and Interpretation . Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press . Easterlin Nancy . 2016 . “ Ecocriticism, Place Studies...
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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 (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 (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 (2022) 43 (1): 53–77.
Published: 01 March 2022
... as originating in cultural and historical reality. At different points in time, new places, discourses, practices, and events arise, and, because of their cultural ubiquity, these cultural phenomena possess obvious conventional functions and meanings, a sort of cultural doxa. Second, however, literature...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 29–53.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Asiya Bulatova From its first publication in 1923, Viktor Shklovsky's book Zoo, or Letters Not about Love has been discussed as a text that takes up a borderline position between literature and literary theory. The fact that the book was written and first published in Berlin ensured its place...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (3): 355–368.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Traveller, Dated from the Ruinous Portico of St. Paul's in the Year 2199, to a Friend Settled in Boston, the Metropolis of the Western Empire” (1780) and Anna Barbauld's Eighteen Hundred and Eleven (1812). Imagining the absence of a future in their place of composition, these poems attempt to make sense...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 181–213.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Galia Yanoshevsky This article explores the literary functions of the author interview in all types of media (printed or broadcast, single or collected interviews). It claims that the literariness of the interview resides in the conversational exchange that takes place during the interview...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (1): 35–59.
Published: 01 February 2017
... easily obtained when the metaphors are placed in a discourse context. To date, the influence of semantic density has not been shown in metaphor comprehension, and the authors present the first studies that have examined this variable in metaphor understanding. Future research directions are suggested...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (3-4): 253–299.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Françoise Lavocat When, why, and how do people write about a natural disaster? The article characterizes three ways of narrating catastrophe—allegorical, anecdotal, and historical—and shows that a shift toward the historical narrative takes place at the beginning of the seventeenth century, more...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 549–568.
Published: 01 September 2017
... of England , and Charles Dickens's Barnaby Rudge. In particular, it examines the behavior of crowds as a whole, individuals (especially leaders), and subgroups in terms of the key notions of agency, moral responsibility, organization, and action. Finally, it places this debate within the context...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (1): 175–195.
Published: 01 March 2008
... narratives influence the relationship between word and image and the fictiveness of photographs within novels. Unlike earlier writers, who used photographs for illustration of place, postmodern novelists frequently use photographs as documentation, both in support of and in opposition to the written...
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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...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 479–502.
Published: 01 September 2000
...Mieke Bal Taking up the time of my encounter with Benjamin Harshav, which was also when PTL became Poetics Today and a key moment in the development of literary studies toward a more theoretical grounding, this essay raises the issue of the place and status of poetics in today's field of literary...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (1): 9–20.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Mark Turner The cognitive turn in the humanities is an aspect of a more general cognitive turn taking place in the contemporary study of human beings. Because it interacts with cognitive neuroscience, it can seem unfamiliar to students of the humanities, but in fact it draws much of its content...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (4): 829–852.
Published: 01 December 2001
... and contextual worlds can logically take place. Evidence of how crucial such theorization has been in the development of contextualist narratology is sought in the examination of a test case, namely the much-disputed project of feminist narratology. © 2001 by the Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (3): 513–537.
Published: 01 September 2002
... of insurmountable disagreement is superficial, the conflict between the individuals in question being attached to mannerisms of thinking and expression; (2) argumentative impasses that are linked to presuppositions and premises resolutely placed beyond any doubt; (3) finally,and most radically, certain ways...