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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 519–541.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Mark Bracher Drawing on empirical studies, the article argues that developing moral character and advancing social justice through literary study is both eminently feasible and profoundly ethical, and that claims to the contrary are based on faulty notions of the psychological bases of morality...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 453–483.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Lukács, Walter Benjamin, Fredric Jameson). The discussion is in part descriptive and in part programmatic: a reconstruction that does not pretend to do full justice to any one of these thinkers independently but strives to outline a field, the various inflections of which produce complementary...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 559–577.
Published: 01 September 2019
... Keep: An Ethics of Fiction . Berkeley : University of California Press . Bracher Mark . 2014 . Literature and Social Justice: Protest Novels, Cognitive Politics, and Schema Criticism . Austin : University of Texas Press . Buell Lawrence . 1995 . The Environmental Imagination...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 499–518.
Published: 01 September 2019
...: The Doll Tests and the Politics of Self-Esteem .” American Quarterly 6 , no. 2 : 299 – 332 . Bion Wilfried . 1962 . Learning from Experience . London : William Heinemann . Bracher Mark . 2013 . Literature and Social Justice: Protest Novels, Cognitive Politics, and Schema...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 1–14.
Published: 01 June 2023
... it comes to issues of social justice and aging. Forms enable and disable what can be said; they shape the way we receive and process information; they conjure affects that can supplement or contradict the content that they contain. By better understanding the forms of aging that work to construct...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (4): 653–679.
Published: 01 December 2000
... done me I ended wronging others. I was chasing away these thoughts because I had known what they were telling me for a long time’’ (ibid.: This old knowledge, never revealed in the text, is Ludvík’s suppressed guilt: the fact that both his Marxist-Leninist quest for social justice and his later...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (4): 623–644.
Published: 01 December 2021
... and that the trend of decanonization, despite its seeming democracy and social justice, serves the logic of capitalist transaction. The model abandoned by contemporary Chinese scholars particularly emphasized aesthetic greatness marked by historical endurance. Huang Manjun ( 2004a : 108), a leading scholar...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (2): 363–370.
Published: 01 June 2009
... that they, or our lives, can be bad. In Diana of the Crossways, Meredith shows his protagonist musing on the egoism behind her own supposedly idealistic motives in demanding greater social justice in the world. “O self! self! self! Are we eternally masking in a domino that reveals your hideous old face...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (4): 689–710.
Published: 01 December 2004
... Antonaccio and William Schweiker, 29 -53 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press). 1999 Sex and Social Justice (New York: Oxford University Press). 2001a [1986] The Fragility of Goodness (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). 2001b Upheavals of Thought: The Intelligence of Emotions...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Party, Rudolf Sla´nsky´, and eleven (out of thirteen) of his code- fendants — prominent members of the local political establishment. Moti- vated by a desire for social justice, they succeeded in installing the people’s democracy in their homeland in 1948 only to die at the hands of their com- rades...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (1): 173–180.
Published: 01 March 2022
..., and ideals in relation to forms of life rather than in relation to citizenship and rights. Literature thus opens the door to a different set of demands: not only of inclusion but of the very forms of social and communal life. Therefore, poetic thinking is in great need today, and, in this sense, Eshel's...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (4): 539–571.
Published: 01 December 2016
... on King Lear ), and those bargains allow us to play off knowledge and wishfulness in ways that help us turn to interactions with others also in our condition to cope with the brute and blind fact of the natural world. Much work has been done in the distributed cognition required for complex social tasks...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 365–389.
Published: 01 June 2001
...: A Metaphysics of Violence,” Contrast 53 : 26 -39. Kohler, Peter 1987 “ Freeburghers, the Nama and the Politics of the Frontier Tradition: An Analysis of the Social Relations in the Second Narrative of J. M. Coetzee's Dusklands .”Paper delivered at the University of the Witwatersrand History Workshop...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 453–474.
Published: 01 June 2001
.... 454 Poetics Today 22:2 understanding but not for vengeance, a need for reparation but not for re- taliation, a need for ubuntu (the African philosophy of humanism) but not for victimization’’ (Krog vi). A year later parliament’s Justice Port- folio Committee drafted legislation establishing...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (2): 371–375.
Published: 01 June 2008
... in the author, interpretation, and social context entirely obsolete. It hasn’t. Content, ideas, values, moral and social lessons still are at the core of literary studies, as are debates about understanding and interpre- tation. Yet as Kafalenos persuasively shows, formal research can crucially help...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 205–230.
Published: 01 June 2023
... social justice is, and much else besides.” The case studies in this essay are similarly invested in these questions, and they link their most powerful messages about morality to the experiential richness of old age. Through older characters whose slowness allows them to focus their attention on people...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2022
... Fundamentalist . London : Penguin . Herman David . 2002 . Story Logic: Problems and Possibilities of Narrative . Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press . Justice Donald . 2006 . “ Poem .” In The Collected Poems , 160 . New York : Knopf . Kacandes Irene . 2001 . Talk...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (2): 191–246.
Published: 01 June 2007
.... Cooper, John 1998 “The Unity of Virtue,” Social Philosophy and Policy 15 : 233 -74. Cropsey, Joseph 1992 “Virtue and Knowledge: On Plato's Protagoras,” Interpretation 21 : 287 -308. Devereux, Daniel 1975 “Protagoras on Courage and Knowledge: Protagoras 351a-b,” Apeiron 9 ( 1...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 391–412.
Published: 01 June 2001
...] “Sly Civility,” in Bhabha 1994a : 93 -101. Bonner, Philip 1982 “The Transvaal Native Congress, 1917–1920: The Radicalisation of the Black Petty Bourgeoisie on the Rand,” in Industrialisation and Social Change in South Africa: African Class Formation, Culture, and Consciousness,1870–1930 , edited...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (2): 327–351.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Cat Moir This article makes a case for the relevance of Ernst Bloch's philosophy to thinking through the political consequences of contemporary “speculative materialist” theory. Quentin Meillassoux's speculative materialism offers a vision of the world in which a future of justice may be materially...