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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (4): 647–664.
Published: 01 December 2023
... to this, a second account of monsters—“monsters-as-predators”—starts from the importance of predator detection to our past survival and reproduction, and argues that dangerous features make animals “good to think with,” and should be overrepresented in imaginary animals. This article argues that both accounts...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (1): 61–92.
Published: 01 February 2017
... a reconsideration of human and wolf behavior in terms of its contextual situation, whether it denotes aggression, predation, hunger, and so on. Once such emergent structure exists, it then can take on the role of the generic structuring space that enables further metaphoring to occur.3 Blending is thus...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (3): 669–670.
Published: 01 September 2001
... consideration. Far from falling into this mistake, however, Ohmann’s aim was always to extend the speech-act approach to literary language. To take another example, I complained about the recent critical fetishization of the ‘‘performative Ohmann’s work of course predates this development. I might have...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (1-2): 177–231.
Published: 01 June 2013
... with several hungry predators and an invented mon- ster, the only contribution criticism makes is a study of the mouse as an example of assertiveness in Westhuizen 2007. This reading is based on the mouse’s “internal [rather than external] locus of control” (ibid.: 57), which might help children overcome...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 287–290.
Published: 01 June 2023
... frequently “casual ageism . . . ranges into sexism” (112). The fourth chapter builds on the attention to age and gender by identifying another violent compensatory mechanism: the predation of adoptive fathers and avuncular friends on young women. A recurrent feature in her work, “Wharton's sleepers...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (4): 623–644.
Published: 01 December 2021
... to their literary character, also generated specifically literary canons. The canon and the literary canon are two different systems that possess significant points of overlap. The canon predates the literary canon and contains the earliest elements of the literary canon, while other later literary texts gradually...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (2): 237–295.
Published: 01 June 2003
... (Toronto: University of Toronto Press). Seyfarth, Robert M., Dorothy Cheney, and Peter Marler 1980 “Monkey Responses to Three Different Alarm Calls:Evidence of Predator Classification and Semantic Communication,” Science 210 : 801 -3. Sternberg, Meir 1999 “The LaokoonToday: Interart Relations...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 589–599.
Published: 01 September 2017
... the Gasparov piece, for although dating from 1973 and thus predating Gas- parov’s open attacks on Bakhtin, it provides the basis for a delicious irony. Although he does not mention Bakhtin, Gasparov provides a masterful dem- onstration of satire understood precisely as Bakhtin defines it in the essay...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 417–428.
Published: 01 September 2017
... the Continent began to see itself as the center of the world. Bakhtin is thus a thinker much more fascinated by the subterranean cultural deposits of folk- lore, of minor discourses, of ancient genres, of anonymous verbal masses — all of which long predate European culture of the age of modernity (beginning...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (4): 711–722.
Published: 01 December 2006
... (Ramachandran and Blakeslee 1998) on the value of ‘‘tinkering’’ as a ‘‘legitimate research strategy given how far we are from understanding how the mind and brain work (3). ‘‘Benign predation’’ might also serve. Patrick Colm Hogan’s contribution is an excellent example of this. Hogan’s object...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (4): 751–781.
Published: 01 December 2000
... to reach the last link of this chain as fast as possible. Such programming has considerable survival value. If a certain noise is ‘‘a sign of ’’ some predator, knowledge of the predator has greater survival value than knowledge of the noise. However, in a complex cultural situation of human society...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 February 2017
... is The dehumanizing of the man someone, a predator, sneaky, suspicious, echoes the personification of but also loving and caring a wolf is part the wolf. of something like a man is part of something predatory like a person is predatory man is like a wolf in his character, his personality, but also can...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (2): 295–308.
Published: 01 June 2016
... and Semiotics 296 Poetics Today 37:2 and specifically communist thinking about the future. To be sure, this cri- tique of Marxist foundationalism is as old as Marxism (in fact, in Spinoza it predates it), but its more recent history is tied to seismic geopolitical crises — the collapse of actually...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (2): 131–147.
Published: 01 June 2021
... forms are rarely entirely displaced by newer forms in an evolutionary battle. 1 Rather, they settle elsewhere in the media system, while larger predators conquer the prime spots at the waterhole for a while. However, there is usually water enough for everyone, and literature and reading will likely...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (1): 91–135.
Published: 01 March 2004
... to the moment of narrating’’ (Genette 1980: 69; cf. Large 2001: 244). This reading seems dif- ficult to sustain, since the ‘‘aujourd’hui’’ of the Bois de Boulogne (cf. I:414) clearly predates the ‘‘aujourd’hui même’’ (IV:622) of the Guermantes library, which itself predates the actual com- mencement...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (1): 123–139.
Published: 01 March 2002
..., exhaust the range of problems they are capable of solving To put it starkly, a domain-specific cognitive adapta- tion that may have evolved a million years ago in response to the necessity to quickly identify the predator today participates in enabling us to pro- cess such complex cultural...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (4): 615–617.
Published: 01 December 2013
... novelistic tradition. On the one hand, the narratives of Defoe, which predate Richardson’s first novel by about two decades, are described by Rader as “pseudo-factual” (183). Whereas the readerly imagination never construes the letters written by the characters in Pamela as genuine historical documents...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (4): 617–622.
Published: 01 December 2013
... of both Daniel Defoe and James Joyce, who stand at the two ends of the main novelistic tradition. On the one hand, the narratives of Defoe, which predate Richardson’s first novel by about two decades, are described by Rader as “pseudo-factual” (183). Whereas the readerly imagination never construes...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (4): 622–625.
Published: 01 December 2013
... novelistic tradition. On the one hand, the narratives of Defoe, which predate Richardson’s first novel by about two decades, are described by Rader as “pseudo-factual” (183). Whereas the readerly imagination never construes the letters written by the characters in Pamela as genuine historical documents...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (4): 625–628.
Published: 01 December 2013
... novelistic tradition. On the one hand, the narratives of Defoe, which predate Richardson’s first novel by about two decades, are described by Rader as “pseudo-factual” (183). Whereas the readerly imagination never construes the letters written by the characters in Pamela as genuine historical documents...