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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (1): 189–201.
Published: 01 February 2017
... by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2017 Culler Jonathan , Theory of the Lyric . Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press , 2015 . x + 391 pp . Apostrophe, Speaker Projection, and Lyric World Building Eva Zettelmann Department of English, Vienna University Jonathan...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (4): 711–749.
Published: 01 December 2000
..., as in the detective story, and/or to functional drives, like surprise, no less than to the teller's blind spots. What distinguishes the perspectival or the unreliability hypothesis is that it brings discordant elements into pattern by attributing them to the peculiarities of the speaker through whom the world...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 March 2001
... on his institutional position; for Ducrot or Maingueneau, drawing on Aristotle, the image of the orator is built by the discourse itself. Analyzing political as well as literary texts, this essay takes into account the institutional position of the speaker; his “prior ethos” (the image his audience has...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (4): 499–528.
Published: 01 December 2015
... the reader's task by reducing fictional mediation to a minimum. Their norms are (a) conventional in cultural context; (b) explicitly formulated by (c) a speaker who would appear, or has proved, reliable. This transparent communication is favored by popular literature and by didactic or strongly ideological...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (1): 107–128.
Published: 01 March 2011
... a multiplicity of versions. Given an excuse, there is not just a plurality of possible plot developments but also a consideration of linguistic nuances when weighing responsibility. The excuse generates a context within which the acts of the speaker appear in a different light or as elements of a different story...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (3): 225–301.
Published: 01 September 2014
... the destruction of European Jewry, Glatstein, Yitskhok Bashevis Singer, and Aaron Zeitlin made the monologue into a vehicle of inner-cultural dialogue. As if to compensate for the ever-dwindling number of Yiddish speakers, professional actors, notably Hertz Grossbard, turned the written-as-spoken classics...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (4): 595–617.
Published: 01 December 2020
... dismantles the lyric speaker’s sovereign position and consequently uncovers the silent — and silenced — dialogic voices that are an inseparable part of the genre. The article concludes with an analysis of lyric address and the ethical role of reading, whereby readers are implicated in the process of forced...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (1): 79–101.
Published: 01 March 2022
... and Seven Walks from the Office for Soft Architecture (2003) as a multi-genre study in Vancouver becoming “money” and the effects of this process on work characterized as temporary or feminine. Indeterminacy becomes a double bind for the speakers of her “Office,” in that freedoms of expression, feeling...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 561–590.
Published: 01 September 2000
... (or speaker-oriented,expressive) statements; and (3) ars-poetic (or text-oriented, textually self-reflexive) statements. “The Skaters” appears to be a descriptive poem; it has often been read as more or less veiled autobiography;and it is undeniably self-reflexive. I undertake to demonstrate how descriptions...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (3): 525–564.
Published: 01 September 2008
... (London: Methuen). Vendler, Helen 1997 The Art of Shakespeare's Sonnets (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press). Weiser, David K. 1987 Mind in Character: Shakespeare's Speaker in the Sonnets (Columbia: University of Missouri Press). Love’s Hologram: Shakespeare, Ricoeur...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (4): 657–684.
Published: 01 December 2002
... 1 such representations may provide. With multiparty talk, the attention of the reader may shift from person to person, so that the movement is more spatial than linear, as we wander among topics and speakers rather than follow a specific thread of talk toward some kind of goal or outcome. In her...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (1): 65–87.
Published: 01 March 2001
... (through its linguistic dialect) to a social context outside the text by identifying the speaker as belonging to the social class/category associated with that dialect. The voice is the actual ‘‘speak- ing personality, the speaking consciousness; it always has a will or desire behind it, its own timbre...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (2): 217–240.
Published: 01 June 2012
..., and having described the scene of death, he immediately gave it a meaning: “These acts of mass murder were intended to frighten our nation into chaos and retreat. But they have failed. Our country is strong.” The task that the speaker thus set for himself in his speech was to transcend...
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Poetics Today (2024) 45 (1): 45–78.
Published: 01 March 2024
..., poems that would be appropriate for an activist anthology. “American Self-Portrait” and “The Poem You Ordered” differ in at least two ways: the strategic instability of the tropes and the speakers’ adversarial tones. A speaker who intimately, tenderly addresses the reader or an understood second person...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (3): 387–432.
Published: 01 September 2005
... venerable kinds of deixis—person, place, and time. Arguments could be made for the speaker- and socio-centric implications of the topic selection and sequencing (see Rauh 1983: 36 and Sternberg 1983) as well as the schematic indexing or grounding of the definite article (an issue to which I will return...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (3): 703–704.
Published: 01 September 2001
... development over the years. The basic criterion Howe employs in her definition of the dramatic monologue is common to various critical approaches she surveys, namely the separation between speaker and poet and the distance created between the two. In this separation the dramatic monologue fundamentally...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (2): 209–255.
Published: 01 June 2005
..., through and along with his own, in what he saw as a historic universal courtroom.8 ‘‘Speakers’’ like him, he (1988: 149) main- tains, ‘‘speak because they know they are witnesses in a trial of planetary and epochal dimensions As with the urge to bear witness, so with the competence. In the first...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (3): 529–540.
Published: 01 September 2004
... of ‘‘they’’ is astronomers, as representative of a scien- tific and scary perspective on the vastness and indifference of the cosmos, Wolosky clearly identifies the antecedent as ‘‘the empty spaces’’ themselves in a fiction of subordinate ontological status to that of the speaker. She puts this more simply and reassuringly...
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Poetics Today (2024) 45 (2): 207–214.
Published: 01 June 2024
... for me to do is just alert my readers to problems that the comparison with Shakespeare's actual sonnet will dramatize. Look in the AI products for conventionality of diction, flat regularity of meter, the lack of personality for the first-person speaker, the inability to give a sense of the pleasure...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2022
... narratee escapes him. Several times in the last part of the novel he even appears seriously shaken.” 10. For more on Clamence's situation in relation to the concept of moral injury, see Pederson 2020 . 9. For more on poets using speakers as masks, see Rader (1976) 2011 . For more on authors...