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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (2): 251–284.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Marco Caracciolo This essay argues against the prevalent view of the aesthetics implicit in Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse . It is an aesthetics of closure, an attempt to make “of the moment something permanent” (Woolf 2000a [1927]: 176), which is usually associated (as are Woolf's own...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (1-2): 53–118.
Published: 01 June 2013
..., previously unrecognized features of medieval and other premodern texts. Possible world theory and the concept of virtual narratives, in particular, can show that medieval narratives are also structured by events (e.g., plans, dreams) that, though thoroughly described, are never realized: they remain, instead...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (2): 265–286.
Published: 01 June 2022
... formatting directives values in design authenticity sharing life-in-the-moment showing the moment Since their inception, social media companies have been keen to evolve their features in ways that offer users facilities for telling stories. Facebook notably introduced the important feature...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (4): 669–704.
Published: 01 December 2020
... be coming towards us or turning aroundwhile leaving. In turn it seems clear that single pictures can convey the order of events by relying on traces even when they only show one moment. 3. Types of Iconicity: Lessing, Sternberg, and Beyond Sternberg (1990: 902) uses the term iconicity to speak...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (3): 471–516.
Published: 01 September 2003
... (or read) one thing at a time We can think of these temporal units as ‘‘moments The sensible world presents a broken surface; continuity must be sought elsewhere. For McTaggart only past-present-future shows the movement or change essential to temporality. The problem is that ‘‘the reality...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (3): 477–481.
Published: 01 September 2014
...). Its production process, its press book, and the divergent acting styles of Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, all reveal a talkie whose fidelity to William Shakespeare’s original words is far less impressive than its moments of silence and its silent film aesthetics. Cartmell attacks...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (3): 481–483.
Published: 01 September 2014
... by moments in which such trans- parency takes place may be used within the larger framework of the film. Chapters 6 and 7 discuss the TV genres of the mockumentary (mock documentary) and the reality show, respectively. The mockumentary is placed within a historical context, in relation to its...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (3): 484–486.
Published: 01 September 2014
...). Its production process, its press book, and the divergent acting styles of Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, all reveal a talkie whose fidelity to William Shakespeare’s original words is far less impressive than its moments of silence and its silent film aesthetics. Cartmell attacks...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (3): 486–489.
Published: 01 September 2014
... by moments in which such trans- parency takes place may be used within the larger framework of the film. Chapters 6 and 7 discuss the TV genres of the mockumentary (mock documentary) and the reality show, respectively. The mockumentary is placed within a historical context, in relation to its...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (3): 489–491.
Published: 01 September 2014
...). Its production process, its press book, and the divergent acting styles of Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, all reveal a talkie whose fidelity to William Shakespeare’s original words is far less impressive than its moments of silence and its silent film aesthetics. Cartmell attacks...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (1): 39–78.
Published: 01 March 2005
... the initial sentence of the retroversion in the second paragraph, ‘‘Some weeks previ- ously I had been telephoned suggests that the events told in the present tense have taken place in the past.18 A retroversion in a narrative where the present tense refers to the moment of narrating would show ‘‘I have...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (1): 1–33.
Published: 01 March 2003
... The Truman Show was playing day First-time viewers, I suggest, are given several reasons to think they are seeing a representation of the television show. First, the opening moments include indications that suggest television...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (3): 597–614.
Published: 01 September 2006
...- tainments, much of their reason to exist. Most circus shows today, artists report, are cost-cutting mud shows in poor shape, working on shoestring budgets, often hiring inferior acts and itinerant workers they can only just afford. Many can barely keep themselves going day after day, let alone year after...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 37–62.
Published: 01 June 2023
..., this is marvelous!” I chuckle. Mother always laughs when she hears a laugh, and we hang up laughing. —Fuchs, Making an Exit This is a moment from Elinor Fuchs's 2005 memoir Making an Exit , the story of how her mother develops dementia, how mother and daughter negotiate a new way of communicating...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (1): 35–66.
Published: 01 March 2006
...: A Critical Account of Structuralism and Russian Formalism (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press). Jansen, Mark 1982 “The Socialist Revolutionaries and the Soviet Regime,” in A Show Trial under Lenin , translated by Jean Sanders, 1 -21 (The Hague: Martinus Hijhoff). Marx, Karl 1967 [1867...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (2): 287–308.
Published: 01 June 2022
... the personal voice and the public visibility of storytelling. The article contributes to the critical study of the mobilization of stories in digital contexts. In my discussion of this example, I draw on an understanding of (small) stories “as discourse engagements that engender specific social moments...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (2): 249–268.
Published: 01 June 2016
...- theless takes the form of a narrative account of what happened. Badiou, in contrast, seeks to capture the emotional intensity of a given moment, to show what is in any given revolutionary situation. His approach thus exem- plifies what the sociologist Andrew Abbott has characterized as the “lyrical...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (3): 381–402.
Published: 01 September 2021
... for a discipline that aimed to be “scientific.” Ricoeur has surveyed these controversies in the first volume of Time and Narrative (1984: 91–230), showing how both in France and in English-speaking countries narrative was first dispatched as being able to contribute only “explanation sketches” (Hempel 1942...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 265–281.
Published: 01 June 2004
... and outcomes. These experi- ments support the claim that readers may derive bodies of evidence from their literary experiences that they apply to their own life experiences. In one of literature’s most wildly romantic moments, Charlotte Brontë’s (1960 [1847]: 422) Jane Eyre hears her beloved Mr...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (1): 85–102.
Published: 01 March 2021
... death (the end of all ends) calculable. The death penalty aims to put an end to the surprise of death. Though Derrida announces an aim for the Death Penalty seminar, at several key moments he is at pains to distinguish the work of reading, the work of the seminar—the work of a seminar that reads...