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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (3): 548–550.
Published: 01 September 2004
... of social power structures. In ‘‘The Exploration of the Modern City in The Trial Rolf Goebel tries to show how Walter Benjamin’s concept of the flaneur can con- tribute to the understanding of Kafka’s second novel. (A rather curious per- formance, this, since Goebel focuses almost exclusively on how...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (1): 1–33.
Published: 01 March 2003
...: University of Chicago Press). 1979 Critical Understanding: The Powers and Limits of Pluralism (Chicago: University of Chicago Press). Chatman, Seymour 1978 Story and Discourse:Narrative Structure in Fiction and Film (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press). Cohn, Dorrit 1978 Transparent...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 403–423.
Published: 01 June 2018
..., particularly in terms of gender; they posit that art objects trigger unquenchable desire; and—most significantly—they attribute transformative power to such objects. By affirming the power of art images to improve empathy and relationality in their privileged viewers, the novels reauratize art, supplementing...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (1): 33–57.
Published: 01 March 2019
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (1-2): 276–278.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Eyal Segal Houen Alex , Powers of Possibility: Experimental American Writing since the 1960s . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2012 . viii + 282 pp. © 2013 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2013 New Books at a Glance Peter Hu¨ hn, Eventfulness in British...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 475–498.
Published: 01 September 2019
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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 (2011) 32 (4): 693–715.
Published: 01 December 2011
..., and it includes the power of mirror neurons, which provide immediate, preconscious understanding of the feelings or actions of others. The new understanding of embodied cognition is discussed in relation to animistic aspects of Wordsworth’s writings, such as his account of infancy, bodily sensation, the role...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 349–377.
Published: 01 June 2000
... fiction not only reveals the narratives' reliance on events in “real” space but also shows how their assumptions about organizing space and distributing power are more colonialist than futurist. In conjunction with this geography, these narratives also employ the genre most closely associated...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 393–421.
Published: 01 June 2000
...Elana Gomel This article discusses the cultural genealogy of the image of Dr. Death:the godlike surgeon with power over life and death, who uses this power to torture and mutilate. First appearing in H. G. Wells's The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), this image has become firmly associated with Nazi...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (4): 619–662.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Mark J. Bruhn This essay argues that Percy Bysshe Shelley’s (1792–1822) analogical poetics at once anticipates and challenges contemporary cognitive-scientific models of conceptual structure. Section 1 outlines unresolved logical and motivational issues that limit the explanatory power...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (1): 129–169.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Els Andringa After the National Socialist party came to power in Germany in 1933 and in Austria in 1938, many writers and intellectuals fled these countries. As a result, a dense network of correspondences was established among exiles from many different countries in and out of Europe. This article...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (4): 653–671.
Published: 01 December 2004
... , modernist techniques can be especially powerful as a means of involving the reader ethically. In these two works, Coetzee undermines the conventional discourses that are traditionally employed to represent—and in so doing disempower—servants in the same gesture by which he tests the conventions of fictional...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (4): 711–730.
Published: 01 December 2004
... reception. Since the commands in question concern ethical stances and the self-knowledge of the addressed you , deflecting them from yourself as reader deflects the power of the aesthetic to make you change your life. The anxious strain in Rilke criticism is then related, through a reading of Rilke's poem...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (3): 351–386.
Published: 01 September 2005
... elements that led him ultimately to a distinctively literary historical mode of thought. Drawing on the resources of opinion, anecdote, and secret history, he articulates possibilities for historicist inquiry that continue to stand as powerful alternatives to the romantic ideology. © 2005 by the Porter...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (1): 125–235.
Published: 01 March 2006
...”), and, especially, recognition (“surprise”)? Or is it only a pretender to the title, a fortiori to literature's and art's supreme value and motive power? The answer hinges on the equation, current since Formalism, of perceptual estrangement with temporal disarrangement: artistic sjuzhet is disordered, hence...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (4): 605–639.
Published: 01 December 2016
..., in its treatment of two key issues — the susceptibility of speech acts to failure and the relation of indirect speech acts to questions of knowledge and power — Kafka's text has important implications for contemporary performative theory. © 2016 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2016...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (1-2): 147–175.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Dan Shen In many fictional narratives, especially shorter ones, the plot exists in tension with a very different and powerful dynamic that runs at a deeper and hidden level throughout the text. I designate this undercurrent as “covert progression” and investigate how the implied author creates...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (4): 689–730.
Published: 01 December 2014
..., and to what extent it allows an insight into counterhegemonic or subversive thought. The essay accordingly tries to marry the formal analysis of narratology with the New Historicist focus on the dialectics of discourse and power. © 2015 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2015 References...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (4): 529–560.
Published: 01 December 2015
... and psychological power than usual, and it combines the play with temporality on the level of the storyworld with a high degree of complexity and sophistication in the deployment of the textual sequence. The novel is first examined in terms of the reality model underlying the storyworld and then in terms...