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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (4): 657–684.
Published: 01 December 2002
... by the participants. Focusing on a scene from Evelyn Waugh's Black Mischief (1986 [1932]), I argue that Waugh is sensitive to the dynamics of multiparty talk while orchestrating the representation for comic effect. I propose that analyzing such scenes of multiparty talk must make us reassess not only how we theorize...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (3): 387–432.
Published: 01 September 2005
... typically operates for the rhetorical sequencing of entities conceived as themes, rather than for the grounding and interrelation of entities conceived as objects within a represented scene. With the advent of romanticism, however, place deixis begins to appear with greater frequency, density, and variety...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (1): 27–57.
Published: 01 March 2012
... not. If, as I assume, narrativizing is a typical cognitive response to scenes in our world as well as to represented scenes, an analysis of the additions in ekphrasis that narrativizes can help to explain why interpretations of events in our world can differ as much as they do. I draw examples from two novels...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (3): 399–436.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Hilary P. Dannenberg In the major form of the traditional coincidence plot, estranged relatives meet in remarkable circumstances. In complex representations, the central aspect is cognitive and involves a recognition scene in which the estranged characters discover each other's identity...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (4): 681–709.
Published: 01 December 2000
... of his novels: “If you should ever need my life, then come and take it.”In terms of her relationship with Trigorin, Nina mixes the roles of addresser and addressee, confessing her love for him through his own published words. In terms of Chekhov's text, this scene is a crucial element in a play designed...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (1): 91–135.
Published: 01 March 2004
... and because it incorporates scenes borrowed from Proust's own life, the fictional narrative is routinely read as his thinly veiled autobiography, if not as evidence for any number of psychiatric disorders. At the very least, critics tend to have no hesitation in taking theses put forward by the narrator...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 131–156.
Published: 01 June 2023
...Vanessa Joosen Abstract Diana Wynne Jones's Fire and Hemlock (1984) and Ali Smith's Autumn (2016) are two British novels that evoke an intense friendship between a girl and an older man. Their experimental narrative forms include a complex chronology, unreliable narrator, dream scenes, gaps...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 561–590.
Published: 01 September 2000
...” often appears to make sense locally, inviting the reader to expect to make global sense of the poem. Instead, one encounters an intractable flux of verbal “found objects,” shifting styles and registers, teasing literary allusions and echoes, fragmentary narrative episodes and descriptive scenes. How...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (4): 619–652.
Published: 01 December 2007
... of Swann's passion, the story presents nine different falling-in-love scenes, which, it seems, contradict the prevailing view that Swann's tale is a relatively “easy” section of Proust's novel. Indeed, I argue here that the illusive transparency of Un amour de Swann is at the heart of a textual mechanism...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (3): 525–564.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Judith A. Deitch Holograms are three-dimensional visual records capable of transmitting peculiar and arresting special effects. A number of Shakespeare's sonnets reveal particular holographic effects, in which scenes of looking and speaking are enhanced by the lyric “I's” creation of distorted...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2009
... there only from the 1970s on. This article seeks to clarify the term and the phenomenon of samizdat with regard to the Czech literary scene to trace its historical limits and the justification for it. I will first describe the functions of Czech samizdat during the four decades of the totalitarian regime...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (2): 281–299.
Published: 01 June 2020
... of musical theater from these geographically remote traditions to argue that use of historically problematic romances to explore the relationship of ethics, emotion, and reason resulted in novel depictions of attachment emotions as neither purely selfless “gut reactions” nor calculating facades. Scenes...
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Poetics Today (2024) 45 (1): 131–174.
Published: 01 March 2024
...Hervé Picherit; Jason C. Thompson Abstract This article proposes that the main trope of Georges Perec's novel, La disparition (1969), is anagnorisis, or a scene of literary recognition. Though Perec borrows a classical trope described by Aristotle, his novel stands out in that it is not a character...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (1): 1–33.
Published: 01 March 2003
... the end of the movie, any scenic representation of Truman may be perceived as a scene in the movie or as a representation of a scene from the television program. Scenes from the television show that are represented in the movie...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (3): 565–593.
Published: 01 September 2008
... in interior decora- tion). After all, they illustrate a culturally approved activity that confers a certain cachet, even if one does not actually engage in it. Historically, the depictions of human engagement with books move from sacred scenes of reading and scenes of reading sacred texts—the Annun...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (2): 301–314.
Published: 01 June 2020
... nineteenth-century critics to marvel at his ability to evoke the atmosphere of the theater, the painter is similarly constrained by the limits of his medium.Degas can capture an instant of time during a dance class, but he can only suggest the other sensory features of a dynamic scene 302 Poetics Today 41:2...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (1): 49–66.
Published: 01 March 2021
... gesture, to question the bearing of the seminar scene upon the elected thematic, but also an interest in the seminar as a space with its own exigencies.Much like in the 1970s, the underlying problem that Derrida here confronts could be summarized as What is possible in a seminar? Unlike in the 1970s...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (1): 9–21.
Published: 01 March 2021
... This minimal description of a typical classroom scene with Derrida com- bines some of its invariant elements. Whether in Paris (either in the Salle Dussane at the E´cole normale supe´rieure or later in the large auditorium down the Boulevard Raspail from the E´cole des hautes etudes building) or in southern...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 March 2021
... already know, I keep saying, and that must imply in what is called the pedagogical scene that is being played out here, that you already know everything I am talking about, or at least that I am making as if you already know everything I am talking about, such that the nature of what we receive here from...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (3): 561–607.
Published: 01 September 2009
...- nants we refer to encoded properties of the stimulus—i.e., the film—that are relevant for emotional response, such as characteristics of the situa- tion portrayed in a scene, and stylistic features: for instance, the quality of accompanying music” (Tan and van den Boom 1992: 58). While still...