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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (3): 561–607.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., I discuss some of the implications of the test results for literary studies. Narrative Structuring of Sympathetic Response: Theoretical and Empirical Approaches to Toni Cade Bambara’s “The Hammer Man” Howard Sklar English, University of Helsinki Abstract  This essay examines some...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (4): 539–560.
Published: 01 December 2014
... University Press ). Elizabethan Theater Reconstructions Reconsidered: Some Theoretical Aspects of Time-Space-Audience Relationships Jerzy Limon University of Gdan´ sk, English and Performing Arts Abstract This essay concentrates on a relatively neglected aspect of theater recon- structions...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (4): 685–697.
Published: 01 December 2002
... illusionsstörendem Erzählen (Tübingen: Niemeyer). Focalization and Narration: Theoretical and Terminological Refinements Göran Nieragden English, Cologne Abstract This short article suggests a revision of the hierarchical levels of focaliza- tion and narration. It argues that greater precision...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (4): 687–690.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Oleg Sobchuk Grishakova Marina and Salupere Silvi , eds., Theoretical Schools and Circles in the Twentieth-Century Humanities: Literary Theory, History, Philosophy . New York and London : Routledge , 2015 . xii + 287 pp. © 2016 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 479–502.
Published: 01 September 2000
...Mieke Bal Taking up the time of my encounter with Benjamin Harshav, which was also when PTL became Poetics Today and a key moment in the development of literary studies toward a more theoretical grounding, this essay raises the issue of the place and status of poetics in today's field of literary...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (4): 633–652.
Published: 01 December 2000
...,interactional pragmatics, empirical study of literature ( empirische Literaturwissenschaft ), and Paul Ricoeur's hermeneutics. Poststructuralism is commonly contrasted with its immediate predecessor,French structuralism of the 1960s. This article examines the theoretical parallels between poststructuralist...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (4): 681–709.
Published: 01 December 2000
...Harai Golomb The theoretical and text-analytical perspectives of this article are inseparably linked. In Act 3 of Chekhov's The Seagull , the young Nina gives the famous writer Trigorin, with whom she is falling in love, a medallion with inscribed page-and-line reference to a sentence from one...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 March 2010
... than viewing the constraint as a literary technique, the authors argue that it is also relevant to other, nonliterary phenomena, for example, to the theater. There the idea of constraint can be put to use as a tool for theoretical reflection on and critical or historical analysis of performance...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (4): 729–758.
Published: 01 December 2003
... and theoretical frameworks which continue to condition our approach to the archive, coming to rest at the place where the procedures and concerns of psychoanalysis overlap with those of archaeology. I conclude that any study of this archive requires both a theoretical redefinition of the concept of the archive...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (3): 393–441.
Published: 01 September 2007
... Pascal's own epistemological account of the aphorism reiterates and encapsulates this traditional understanding in its own distinctive way. And finally, I provide a new theoretical account of the aphorism as a literary and philosophical form, for which Pascal's thought provides both a theoretical framework...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (3): 527–570.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Ray Monk This article discusses recent attempts to provide the genre of biography with a philosophical, theoretical foundation and attempts to show that such efforts are fundamentally misguided. Biography is, I argue, a profoundly nontheoretical activity, and this, precisely, makes...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (4): 573–594.
Published: 01 December 2004
... and presuppositions underlying the ascription to literature of an ethically exemplary role. Accepting the methodological and conceptual challenges presented by some of the major philosophical and theoretical positions informing literature's perception as ethically exemplary (from Aristotle to Jakobson and Derrida...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (4): 675–691.
Published: 01 December 2006
...Robert Folkenflik A stage in the history of reading underlies the origins of Wolfgang Iser's method. His distinctive theory of reading is adumbrated in the writings of the period of his original specialty, the eighteenth century. In The Implied Reader Iser takes his theoretical hints and directions...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Paul Dawson The novel is both a type of narrative and a distinct literary genre. This introduction argues that theoretical accounts of formal elements of narrative fiction, on the one hand, and historical investigations into the development of the novel, on the other, suffer from a lack...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 225–243.
Published: 01 June 2018
... and cultural functions in the present media ecology. Despite its increasing frequency in recent years, theoretical conceptualizations have largely remained committed to traditional paradigms, such as competition (“paragone”) and representation ( Heffernan 1993 : 1). What appears to be wanting is a revival...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (3): 623–643.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Jeff Thoss; Astrid Ensslin; David Ciccoricco This article proposes to assess and compare the capacities of unnatural and cognitive narratology in dealing with the theoretical and interpretive challenges posed by digital narratives. We argue for an inherent compatibility between, on the one hand...
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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 (2020) 41 (1): 141–150.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Andrea Henderson This essay reminds readers of the nineteenth-century origins of the disciplinary divide between scientific, formal-theoretical knowledge on the one hand and particularizing, creaturely knowledge on the other, arguing that we literary critics have tended to reify this divide even...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (3): 607–650.
Published: 01 September 2001
... of the period, this amounted to the substitution of Echo, the compassionate nymph,for Narcissus, the self-centered deity. This analysis is informed by the fate of these cultural figures as well as by theoretical discussions of sympathy/compassion in antiquity (Plato and Aristotle) and in the seventeenth...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (3): 651–668.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Shira Wolosky Discussions of lyric tend to bifurcate into, on the one hand, theoretical reflection, in which lyric is defined as a self-referring language artifact,and on the other hand, historical reference, which tends to ignore formal considerations. This article argues against...