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Poetics Today (1 March 2000) 21 (1): 95–128.
Published: 01 March 2000
...Jonathan Monroe In leading off the section “Aftershock: Poetry and Cultural Politics since 1989,” this essay takes as its point of departure the pivotal historical, cultural, and political questions posed by the fall of the Berlin Wall. It explores, in particular, the concomitant collapse of the...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2000) 21 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 March 2000
...Brian McHale When, in 1944, William Carlos Williams defined a poem as “a small (or large) machine made of words,” he had in mind as a model for poetry the precision machines of speed and power celebrated by other modernist writers and visual artists. But this was not the only machine model current...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2001) 22 (4): 866–867.
Published: 01 December 2001
... of postmodernism and its relation to modernism. Eyal Segal, Tel Aviv John Hollander, The Work of Poetry. New York: Columbia University Press, xii + pp. Hollander’s book consists of twenty-three essays written in the course of twenty years, beginning...
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Poetics Today (1 September 2002) 23 (3): 395–426.
Published: 01 September 2002
... Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2002 Adorno, T. W. 1973 Ästhetische Theorie (Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp). Butcher, S. H. 1951 Aristotle's Theory of Poetry and Fine Art, with a Critical Text and Translation of the Poetics (New York: Dover Publications). Bywater, I. 1907...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2003) 24 (1): 35–63.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Brent Wood This essay takes an oral poetics approach to the analysis of the song lyrics of Robert Hunter as performed by the Grateful Dead from the late 1960s to the early 1990s. Hunter's work is treated as an exemplary case for the study of the use of oral poetry within the contemporary electronic...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2005) 26 (1): 1–37.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Harris Friedberg Foremost theorist of the New Criticism, W. K. Wimsatt, inherits from the Romantics the desire to differentiate poetry from prose on essentialist rather than formal grounds. In I. A. Richards, a new antithesis between the symbolic or referential use of language and its emotive use...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2005) 26 (2): 257–279.
Published: 01 June 2005
...Karen Alkalay-Gut In October 2001, Lawrence Ferlinghetti declared that from now on, poetry would be classified “as B.S. and A.S.—Before and After September 11.” Despite the exaggeration, it is clear that testimonial and elegiac elements of poetry and spoken or sung text have become more valued. In...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2000) 21 (1): 33–60.
Published: 01 March 2000
...Karen Alkalay-Gut The impersonal and elitist poetry of modernism, with its demand for knowledge of culture in a historical context and its tendencies toward academic exclusivity, is the total antithesis of the democratic, emotional,and affective goals of rock, with its vague, raw hunger and...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2000) 21 (1): 151–186.
Published: 01 March 2000
... experience,allowing the authors to create in or through the poem a “resonating other,” or an interlocutor who plays an essential role in the mechanisms that safeguard psychic identity and health. In terms of aesthetic ideology,these poems show that poetry was not only possible in the camps but also perhaps...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2000) 21 (1): 187–220.
Published: 01 March 2000
...Kathleen Crown Although avant-garde poetic practices have been understood historically in terms of producing disjunction, rupture, and shock in public consciousness,recent critical accounts of vanguard poetry have focused on its affirmative potential to create communities, empower the...
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Poetics Today (1 June 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 (1 June 2010) 31 (2): 367–368.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Eyal Segal Rebecca Beasley, Theorists of Modernist Poetry: T. S. Eliot, T. E. Hulme, Ezra Pound . London: Routledge , 2007 . xi + 144 pp . Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2010 New Books at a Glance Rebecca Beasley, Theorists of Modernist Poetry: T. S. Eliot, T. E...
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Poetics Today (1 September 2005) 26 (3): 557–558.
Published: 01 September 2005
... features. Most of the essays that discuss literary texts are concerned with prose except for one essay on Hindi drama and two articles on poetry, one on Rajasthani (Western Indian) epics and one on Bengali poetry. The latter, by Blanka Knotková-Cˇ apková Metaphorization or Demystification of 550...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2007) 28 (1): 1–41.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Scott MacDonald This article begins with an overview of the relationship of poetry and independent film. It proceeds to focus on three independent films that use the cinematic apparatus as a means of publishing poetry. Waterworx , a film by Canadian Rick Hancox, recycles Wallace Stevens's “A Clear...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2008) 29 (2): 245–275.
Published: 01 June 2008
... : 99 -110. The Wall Is Down: New Openings in the Study of Poetry Leslie Brisman Yale University, English Abstract  The question considered here is not what are the most interesting or most discussed recent movements in literary criticism, but what are the methodological innovations...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2000) 21 (4): 751–781.
Published: 01 December 2000
... of their patterning. That is why visual patterning is not admitted in nonmanneristic styles. Cognitive poetics suggests that in the response to poetry, adaptive devices are turned to an aesthetic end. In a universe in which “the center cannot hold,” readers of poetry find pleasure not so much in the...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2013) 34 (1-2): 258–260.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Eyal Segal Saunders Corinne , ed., A Companion to Medieval Poetry . Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell , 2010 . xvii + 683 pp. © 2013 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2013 New Books at a Glance Peter Hu¨ hn, Eventfulness in British Fiction. Berlin: de Gruyter...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2018) 39 (2): 359–382.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Jolene Mathieson New media technologies have inaugurated the most recent and important shift in our understanding of word-image relations. While seminal studies of new media poetry ( Funkhouser 2012 ; Hayles 2006 , 2008 ) and its potentially ekphrastic properties ( Lindhé 2013 ) have been published...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2000) 21 (2): 379–391.
Published: 01 June 2000
...Michael Eskin Bakhtin's endorsement of literary prose—especially Dostoevsky's—on the grounds of its polyphony and his concomitant critique of poetry on the grounds of its allegedly monologic character have become commonplace in Bakhtin criticism. In this article, I reexamine this view of the...
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Poetics Today (1 September 2015) 36 (3): 201–231.
Published: 01 September 2015
... “‘No Memory of Having Starred Atones for Later Disregard’: The Case for the Poetry of Robert Frost,” WordRustler , August 14 , wordrustler.wordpress.com/2010/08/14/the-case-for-the-poetry-of-robert-frost/#_edn9 . Fauconnier Gilles Turner Mark 2002 The Way We Think: Conceptual...