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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2004
.... White, Hayden 1978 The Tropics of Discourse: Essays in Cultural Criticism (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press). 1999 Figural Realism: Studies in the Mimesis Effect (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press). Recuperating the Archive: Anecdotal Evidence and Questions...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (1): 135–158.
Published: 01 March 2019
...-oriented criticism” (Graham Harman), and “reflective reading” (Rita Felski) all seek to mediate affective attachment to objects of concern with analytic reflection on their features. This essay describes a tradition of novels it calls “expressive realism,” whose specialized depictions of character make...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (1): 129–153.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Mark M. Anderson The article examines two major German writers of documentary fiction, Alexander Kluge and W. G. Sebald, who incorporate photographs into their work as part of a complex strategy of realism. Both authors are strongly marked by the legacy of Nazi propaganda and its manipulation...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (2): 217–250.
Published: 01 June 2010
... existing scholarship, I examine a study exemplary in its analysis of embodied experience, Michael Fried's Menzel's Realism: Art and Embodiment in Nineteenth-Century Berlin (2002), proposing that the author's reported empathic experiences of Adolph Menzel's painting Rear Courtyard and House can...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (1): 41–63.
Published: 01 March 2001
... aspects of“plain speaking” in Cahan's writing; the intersection of these two different cultural and literary traditions in relation to prevailing notions of realism exemplified by the role of William Dean Howells in the creation of Yekl and the poetics of ethnic writing exemplified by the use of dialect...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (4): 713–763.
Published: 01 December 2001
...Mark J. Bruhn This study positions Percy Bysshe Shelley as an important though ultimately unwilling contributor to the development of mixed-style mimesis and thus to the evolution of Western drama from neoclassicism to realism. To capture the historical dimensions and final irony of this thesis, I...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (1): 67–96.
Published: 01 March 2006
... to figuration. My analysis attempts to unpack this about-face and address the many questions that surround it. How does Malevich's late work relate to the regime of Socialist Realism? Was his return to figuration a conversion, an aesthetic rethinking, or a calculated move? I argue that this return was designed...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (1): 29–66.
Published: 01 March 2004
... reality. Cinematic realism thus raises questions about the nature of belief and reality that are of perennial, yet acutely contemporary, interest in film history. A genre of the spiritual film—distinct from religious films that rely on traditional sources of religious authority—explores these questions...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 305–334.
Published: 01 June 2004
... perspectives for evaluating the reality status of media products is proposed:a pragmatic perspective concerning the product type (“fact,”“fiction,” and “hybrids”), a semantic perspective concerning product content (degrees of plausibility), and a perspective of mode referring to the (perceived) realism...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (3): 471–516.
Published: 01 September 2003
... sensible world, combining “vision” and “design.”Literature's counterpart to the geometry of spatial relations were the temporal relations of Cambridge time philosophy. Contrary to a common assumption, Woolf adopted not Henri Bergson's philosophy but G. E. Moore and Bertrand Russell's realism. Time passes...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (4): 595–610.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Spencer Lee-Lenfield Abstract Reexamining Flaubert's use of simile in Madame Bovary yields fresh insights into old, deep questions in the study of realism: depiction of thought, free indirect speech, the relationship between representation and reality. Barthes thought the content of a simile...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (3): 429–445.
Published: 01 September 2018
... approach, which focuses on narratives that depart from and challenge everyday cognitive parameters, including those involved in so-called literary realism. In this introduction to the special issue, we take our cue from Franz Kafka’s “ Wish to Become a Red Indian” (a paragraph-long short story...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (4): 541–574.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Hans Demeyer; Sven Vitse Abstract Contemporary developments in fiction have so far primarily been interpreted as an attempt to move beyond postmodernism toward a renewed sense of realism and communication. This article suggests an alternative conceptualization and puts forward the hypothesis...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 365–389.
Published: 01 June 2001
... of an Indigenous South African Literature .” Unpublished M.A. Dissertation, University of Natal. Dovey, Teresa 1988 The Novels of J. M. Coetzee: Lacanian Allegories (Johannesburg: Ad. Donker). Du Plessis, Ménan 1985 “Literary Realism at Its Furthest Limits,” Contrast 59 : 84 -92. During, Simon...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (4): 751–761.
Published: 01 December 2017
... Fictions ( New York : Verso ). Jameson Fredric . 2007 The Modernist Papers ( New York : Verso ). Jameson Fredric . 2013 The Antinomies of Realism ( New York : Verso ). Jameson Fredric . 2015 “ The Aesthetics of Singularity ,” New Left Review 92 : 101 – 32...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 93–111.
Published: 01 February 2018
... as a radically new genre of realism in the eighteenth century. On the other hand, Margaret Anne Doody has undertaken an extensive study tracing the novel’s lineage back to ancient Greek and Roman prose. If realism is its decisive feature (Watt 2001 [1957 then the novel emerges in the eighteenth century...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 67–92.
Published: 01 February 2018
... An Anthology of Elizabethan Prose Fiction ( Oxford : Oxford University Press ). Sauerberg Lars Ole 1991 Fact into Fiction: Documentary Realism in the Contemporary Novel ( London : Macmillan ). Schmidt Siegfried J. 1980 “ Fictionality in Literary and Non-literary Discourse...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (2): 191–205.
Published: 01 June 2003
...,” in Realism and Representation: Essays on the Problem of Realism in Relation to Science, Literature, and Culture , edited by George Levine, 27 -43(Madison: University of Wisconsin Press). Hogan, Patrick Colm 2000 Philosophical Approaches to the Study of Literature (Gainesville: University of Florida...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (3): 603–609.
Published: 01 September 2008
...), Roussin concludes that Céline’s form of realism and use of language are primarily designed to take possession of his reader, who is left powerless as the author persuasively whispers into his or her ear. The fourth and fifth parts of the book deal with what Roussin calls the “politics of terror...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (1-2): 117–171.
Published: 01 June 2014
... of Fiction ( Boston : Routledge and Kegan Paul ). Barthes Roland 1975 [1973] The Pleasure of the Text ( New York : Macmillan ). Becker Colette 1992 Lire le réalisme et le naturalisme ( Paris : Dunod ). Booker John T. 1985 “ Style Direct Libre: The Case...