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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (3): 225–301.
Published: 01 September 2014
... talk, and Hasidic speech with parody. Not until 1864–66, however, did the new orality enter its second phase, when the Hebrew writer Shalom-Yankev Abramovitsh fashioned an autonomous Yiddish-speaking voice and manipulated the Jewish textual tradition at will. Sholem Aleichem and I. L. Peretz further...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (4): 631–634.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Thomas Bronwen ., Fictional Dialogue: Speech and Conversation in the Modern and Postmodern Novel . Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press , 2012 . ix + 212 pp. © 2014 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2014 New Books at a Glance Edward Adams, Liberal Epic...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (3): 473–523.
Published: 01 September 2008
... is a “speech act” that operates on the reader and causes his or her responses. Although this article argues that such theorizations mistake the role of communication in literature, it suggests that they nonetheless reflect prevalent ways of talking about literary texts, which should be investigated...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (3): 669–670.
Published: 01 September 2001
... 1999 “The Use and Abuse of Speech-Act Theory in Criticism,” Poetics Today 20 : 93 -119. Petry, Sandy 1990 Speech Acts and Literary Theory (New York: Routledge). The Use and Abuse of Speech-Act Theory in Criticism: A Corrective Note David Gorman English, Northern Illinois Since...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (4): 563–603.
Published: 01 December 2013
... ascends through Strauss’s readings of the first five speeches in Plato’s dialogue (part 2) toward the highlight of Strauss’s reading, namely, his three remarkable sessions on Socrates’s speech. Part 3 analyses Strauss’s reading of this speech up to its climax, which Strauss argues involves...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 399–423.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Patricia Yaeger When we dress Holocaust texts in too much sanctity, we miss how badly they behave. We may also miss the odd ways a testimony's figures of speech invite readers or listeners to misbehave: to try too hard to recover a sacred sense of witnessing. How do ordinary techniques of literary...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (4): 605–639.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Michael Huffmaster This essay investigates Kafka's first great story, “The Judgment,” through the lens of speech act theory. It argues that performative analysis can yield new insights into the text, with consequences for our understanding of the author's larger poetic project. It also shows how...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (4): 679–701.
Published: 01 December 2018
... “contamination” of narrators’ speech by characters’ speech have long nuanced our understanding of quoted speech as always being read as purely diegetic. The article suggests how a reader’s stance toward a narrator’s voice can be mirrored by a similarly dialogically positioned pair of diegetic characters...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 393–412.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Pascal Nicklas; Arthur M. Jacobs Rhetorical effects in speech and writing have a great strategic importance in achieving the communicative end of being persuasive: they are key in the exertion of power through language. Persuasion occurs by cognitive-affective stimulation, relying on specific...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 591–618.
Published: 01 September 2000
... the representation of physical action to that of speech, where the employment of direct discourse features for the speech of many is problematic. The greatest difficulty is encountered on the level of mental activity or experientiality, because exact inner verbalization varies from one group member to another...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (4): 751–781.
Published: 01 December 2000
... of the phonological signifier. It is argued, by analogy with synesthesia, that stable characteristic visual shapes obstruct smooth perceptual fusion, and, on the basis of speech perception, that speech sounds are special in our cognitive economy, and visual patterning cannot achieve the naturalness...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (1): 55–79.
Published: 01 March 2011
... reveal “proto-”aesthetic characteristics that babies prefer to adult-directed speech, suggesting that adult psychology and experience grow from and build upon inborn motives and preferences. Synthesizing contemporary concepts and findings from developmental psychology, ethology, evolutionary psychology...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (4): 613–636.
Published: 01 December 2005
... a way both to accept the gap in Kantian epistemology and, at least partially—through language understood as inner speech—to overcome the gap. Reacting to later appropriations of von Humboldt, Russian linguists and such literary theorists as Victor Shklovsky, Roman Jakobson, Sergej Karcevskij...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (4): 657–684.
Published: 01 December 2002
... fictional dialogue, but how far our models of everyday speech serve to privilege and universalize certain conversational practices and mechanisms based almost exclusively on the duologue. © 2002 by the Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2002 Bakhtin, Mikhail 1984 Problems...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (1): 107–132.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Joseph Benatov Shortly after Nikita Khrushchev delivered his 1956 “secret speech” at the Twentieth Congress of the Soviet Communist Party, the text of the report reached the United States by way of Poland and was published in the New York Times . The first secretary's denunciation of Stalinism thus...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 17–39.
Published: 01 February 2018
.... The theoretical framework draws from Monika Fludernik’s (1993) pioneering cognitive-narratological theory of schematic speech and thought representation, suggesting that this linguistic theory should be modified to encompass a pertinent theme in the Western novelistic tradition. Copyright © 2018 Porter...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 479–502.
Published: 01 September 2000
..., the equation between speech acts and acts of looking is underlined. Attending to the subtleties of Proust's text helps understand what a visual act can be instead. The example allows us to speculate that, among the many advantages the work around the notion of poetics has offered as a tool toward a more...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (4): 653–679.
Published: 01 December 2000
... of justice. To explain the phenomenon, this essay draws an analogy to poetic techniques that inform Franz Kafka's universe of discourse (prolepsis, actualization of figures of speech, illocutions lacking conventional force). The concluding section illustrates howguilt that was suppressed for fifteen years...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (4): 597–621.
Published: 01 December 2021
... and her lifelong interest in speech and dialogue—to examine how new media technologies intersected with her attempt to change the way writing was written, read, and heard. By focusing on sound, and looking specifically at her final work Brewsie and Willie (1946), this article reads Stein's innovative...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 423–433.
Published: 01 June 2000
... and Abuse of Speech-Act Theory in Criticism,” Poetics Today 20 : 93 -119. Petrey, Sandy 1988 Realism and Revolution:Balzac, Stendhal, Zola, and the Performances of History (Ithaca,NY: Cornell University Press). 1991 Speech Acts and Literary Theory (New York: Routledge). Searle, John...