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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (4): 697–718.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Greta N. Slobin This essay explores the implications of Victor Shklovsky's concept of estrangement as it extends to the experience of Russian writers in exile, following the October revolution. The discussion, informed by diaspora theory, begins with Shklovsky's stay in Berlin in 1922–23, when...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (1): 97–124.
Published: 01 March 2006
... that Russian estrangement also became central to her utopian vision of bridging the Cold War divide between Russia and the United States. Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2006 Altieri, Charles 1996 “What Is Living and What Is Dead in American Postmodernism: Establishing the Contemporaneity...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 137–154.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Oleg Sobchuk The main question posed in the article is, was the historical development of the novel characterized by an increase in the quantity of dialogues? To test whether this is true, the author conducted a quantitative study of four hundred Russian novels of the nineteenth century. Using...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (4): 763–767.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Robin Feuer Miller Somoff Victoria , The Imperative of Reliability: Russian Prose on the Eve of the Novel, 1820s–1850s . Evanston, IL : Northwestern University Press , 2015 . x + 238 pp. Copyright © 2017 Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2017 Fast-forward into Prose...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 519–548.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Jessica Merrill The article seeks to establish the intellectual history of the Russian formalists' concept of poetic language. Focusing on Roman Jakobson and the Moscow Linguistic Circle, it argues that the study of poetic language drew on Alexander Veselovsky's Historical Poetics, historical...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (3): 437–460.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Darja Filippova This article discusses the performance events “Do Not Believe Your Eyes” (2000) and “Ally/Foe” (2010) by Russian artist Oleg Mavromatti in the framework of a single durational event that critiques the sacralization of public space in Russia. The public reception of the performances...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (3): 439–469.
Published: 01 September 2003
...David S. Danaher Russian has two words corresponding to English truth and four words corresponding to English lie . While studies have detailed the semantic and pragmatic differences between these two terms, how these domains are metaphorized in everyday language—and exploited in literature—has yet...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (4): 719–751.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Nancy Ruttenburg During the transitional period between the early works of the late 1840s and production of the “great novels” in the mid-1860s, Dostoevsky confronted the problem of the Russian common people with particular urgency and immediacy. The consolations of the social theories which...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (1): 67–96.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Anna Wexler Katsnelson In the late 1920s, the Russian avant-garde artist Kazimir Malevich embarked on a new direction in art that eighty years later continues to perplex the art historical establishment: the artist formerly known for the radical abstraction of The Black Square returned...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 429–451.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Kate Holland The idea of narrative hybridity was central to the work of the Russian literary theorist Alexander Veselovsky (1838 – 1906), particularly to his unfinished work Historical Poetics . For Veselovsky and the Russian theorists who followed him, including Mikhail Bakhtin and Yuri M. Lotman...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 453–483.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Ilya Kliger This essay explores the manner in which the persistence of literary forms in history has been addressed by the Russian tradition of Historical Poetics (Alexander Veselovsky, Viktor Zhirmunsky, Mikhail Bakhtin, Russian Formalism) and within a certain strain of Western Marxism (Georg...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (2): 223–241.
Published: 01 June 2020
... and talk about them, indeed, in which public speculation about other people’s intentions is (mostly) rewarded. While the immediate analysis centers on a very specific and limited set of case studies from English, Chinese, and Russian novels and Bosavi performance genres, the author’s larger goal...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (4): 581–611.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Svetlana Boym This essay proposes to place the poetics of Russian Formalism within a broader European context of literary, philosophical, and political reflection on modernity. The historical metamorphosis of estrangement from a technique of art to an existential art of survival and a practice...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (4): 613–636.
Published: 01 December 2005
... a way both to accept the gap in Kantian epistemology and, at least partially—through language understood as inner speech—to overcome the gap. Reacting to later appropriations of von Humboldt, Russian linguists and such literary theorists as Victor Shklovsky, Roman Jakobson, Sergej Karcevskij...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (1): 35–66.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Cristina Vatulescu Critics have frequently accused Russian Formalism of supporting an apolitical separation of art from life. As a central Formalist term, estrangement (ostranenie) often bore the brunt of this accusation. Taking issue with this critique, this essay focuses on the entangled...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (1): 125–235.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Meir Sternberg Trumpeted as the artistic hallmark, central to Russian Formalism, and persistent ever since, estrangement yet remains an ill-defined term. We have nothing like a comprehensive approach to it, equipped to specify its workings by kind, medium, art form, discourse level, historical...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (4): 713–733.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Alexei Yurchak The Russian term samizdat originally referred to self-published literature that was forbidden by or at least unavailable in the Soviet state, circulated through unofficial channels, and represented certain views that were alternative to the official ideology of that state. Sometimes...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2012
... developed in the author’s earlier work makes it possible to capture the distinctiveness of this form that, borrowing a term from Russian prosody, may be called the dolnik . To demonstrate the failure of the traditional approach in dealing with dolnik verse, the essay titled “Versification” in the Norton...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 485–518.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Boris Maslov Historical Poetics, while in many ways an ally of Russian Formalism, finds itself in an uneasy relationship with the empiricist mode of formalist enquiry inasmuch as the latter is seen as generally inimical to historical contextualization. On the other hand, representatives of both...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 417–428.
Published: 01 September 2017
.... The foreword also attempts to resituate Historical Poetics within current debates on “world literature.” In this light it reconsiders the work of Mikhail Bakhtin, suggesting that he performed a flight away from the largely Eurocentric tenor of the Russian Formalists. © 2017 by Porter Institute for Poetics...