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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (1-2): 203–206.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Eyal Segal Patea Viorica , ed., Short Story Theories: A Twenty-First Century Perspective . Amsterdam : Rodopi , 2012 . vii + 346 pp. © 2014 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2014 New Books at a Glance 203 “Affordances of Form...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (3): 421–425.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Eyal Segal Morson Gary Saul ., The Long and Short of It: From Aphorism to Novel . Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press , 2012 . xx + 273 pp. © 2013 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2013 New Books at a Glance Frederick Aldama, ed., Analyzing World...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (3): 471–516.
Published: 01 September 2003
... not as durée but as a series of still moments. Temporal relations connect moments as spatial ones unify Impressionism's atomized color, with the mathematical theory of continuity playing a crucial role. Woolf's literary impressionism developed through short story experiments, each a moment, an Impressionist...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 March 2000
... texts are examined in some detail: a short acrostic poem by Jackson Mac Low; Harry Mathews's exposition of “Mathews's Algorithm,” a method for permuting texts; a text by Raymond Federman that observes certain rigid formal-compositional constraints; and a prose poem by Charles O. Hartman, which...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (4): 711–749.
Published: 01 December 2000
... is a dramatic monologue in which the narrator manifests (un)reliability through verbalization of a visual artwork (through ekphrasis , in short). Here the difficulties of translating between media or art forms intersect with those of managing a quote within a quote. Semiotic and perspectival complexities...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (4): 633–656.
Published: 01 December 2002
...M. Angeles Martínez This study investigates linguistic differences between two fictional narrative texts—one a revision of the other—by Thomas Pynchon. New syntactic and lexical choices made by Pynchon when rewriting his early short story “Under the Rose” as chapter 3 in the novel V . are analyzed...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (4): 685–697.
Published: 01 December 2002
...Göran Nieragden This short article suggests a revision of the hierarchical levels of focalization and narration. It argues that greater precision in distinguishing degrees of both narrators' and characters' involvement in these distinct processes will result in a more flexible and more adequate...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 393–421.
Published: 01 June 2000
... medicine, as demonstrated by Lucius Shepard's short story“Mengele” (1989). This association accurately reflects the ideological trajectory, which involves the transformation of social Darwinism and eugenics, reflected in Wells's novel, into the“bio-ideologies” of fascism and National Socialism. The essay...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (3): 543–567.
Published: 01 September 2018
... of the event and of eventfulness. The article uses as case studies Samuel Beckett’s novel Molloy , Brian Singer’s film The Usual Suspects , Robert Coover’s short story “The Babysitter,” and Shelley Jackson’s novel Half Life and argues that a more effective approach to such texts, via the event-as-system model...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (3): 597–622.
Published: 01 September 2018
... discontinuity between fiction (reading) and the everyday. To show how these different conceptual underpinnings feed into contrasting academic practices, we supplement this theoretical overview with a double case study of Hans Christian Andersen’s short story “ The Shadow” (“Skyggen”). Taking advantage of our...
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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 (2020) 41 (4): 705–729.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Daniel Candel Readings of covert progression have expanded the study of rhetorical criticism but usually limit themselves to analyzing short stories. By analyzing Frank Miller’s 300 , this article extends covert progression to comics, a medium in which language and images crucially interact...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (4): 519–540.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Józef Bremer Abstract This article argues that it is helpful to discuss the logico-philosophical contents of Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus in terms that confront the poetic and literary qualities of its form and style. To begin with, it analyzes Wittgenstein's short remarks about...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (3): 479–532.
Published: 01 September 2022
... specifically for the sake of posting a picture on Instagram. Publishing polished pictures for the sake of popularity does not merely apply to activities like brewing kombucha or practicing yoga, however, but in posting inspirational micro-poems. The extremely visual short-form genre of Instapoetry boasts 14.2...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (4): 327–498.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Meir Sternberg; Tamar Yacobi 1 The State of the Art: A Field in Trouble. 2 (Un)Reliable Discourse off to a Stimulating Equivocal Start: Why Wayne Booth's The Rhetoric of Fiction Falls Short and Where to Go from There: 2.1 Stammering between Narrator and Implied Author, or, Why the Author Needs...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (3): 561–607.
Published: 01 September 2009
... of fictional narratives can complement approaches to the study of reader response that rely exclusively, or heavily, on psychological assumptions. I demonstrate some of the advantages of a narratologically based approach by analyzing in detail Toni Cade Bambara's short story “The Hammer Man.” I contend...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (2): 363–364.
Published: 01 June 2002
... British novelist and playwright Gabriel Josipovici. Flu- dernik provides an account of Josipovici’s complete creative oeuvre. Her study devotes a chapter each to Josipovici’s short fiction, to the novels, and to the (radio) plays. It also includes an interview with the author as well as a comprehensive...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (1-2): 200–203.
Published: 01 June 2014
... novel The Original of Laura. Eyal Segal, Tel Aviv University, Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics DOI 10.1215/03335372-2688446 Viorica Patea, ed., Short Story Theories: A Twenty-First Century...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (1): 63–89.
Published: 01 March 2002
... of alternating stressed and unstressed syllables or long and short syllables. 68 Poetics Today 23:1 boundary. The iambic pentameter, by contrast, can be divided into positions; but then, the first segment begins and ends with a weak position, whereas the second segment begins and ends with a strong...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (1-2): 111–125.
Published: 01 June 2015
...John Pier Shen Dan , Style and Rhetoric of Short Narrative Fiction: Covert Progressions behind Overt Plots . with a foreword by Miller J. Hillis . Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Stylistics , vol. 7 . New York : Routledge , 2014 . 175 pp. © 2015 by Porter Institute...