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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (4): 539–571.
Published: 01 December 2016
...William Flesch In Evolving Hamlet: Seventeenth Century English Tragedy and the Ethics of Natural Selection , Angus Fletcher rightly argues against the idea, enthusiastically embraced by literary Darwinism, that evolution explains how exquisitely the individual mind and perhaps the progressive...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (4): 573–578.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Angus Fletcher Against the idea that there is one true form of tragedy that can anchor a universal human ethics, Darwinism suggests that life is filled with endless kinds of tragic circumstance. But even as this biological view of tragedy spells the end of moral idealism, it opens up an inclusive...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 363–391.
Published: 01 June 2017
... reform. Those arguments highlight different key figures and events yet draw on similar narrative genres to frame them. Importantly, high genres of heroic romance inspire elevation toward one's own side by celebrating victories and lamenting tragedies, and low genres of satire inspire contempt toward...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (4): 713–763.
Published: 01 December 2001
... Curran has argued from different evidence, essentially neoclassical. Viewed in the light of Racinian tragedy, however, or even in the more restricted context of the post-Restoration English drama, Shelley's style appears radically mixed, not an antithesis to twentieth-century approaches to mimesis...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (4): 581–609.
Published: 01 December 2002
... becomes a character in a plot similar to those of Victorian novels or Shakespearean tragedies. Both of these myths rely on questionable assumptions:that any permutation of a collection of lexias results in a coherent story;that it is aesthetically desirable to be the hero of a story; and that digital...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Christian Biet; Karel Vanhaesebrouck This article investigates the way the notion of constraint could be extended to theater studies and theater history, focusing on the case of French classical tragedy in the seventeenth century. Can classical poetics be regarded as a set of constraints? Rather...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (2): 227–244.
Published: 01 June 2008
... in which there is no centralized control and in which chance often plays a major role (tragedies, comedies, most novels and films). I argue that the principal reason for the incompatibility of emergent behavior with narrative understanding is its massive distribution of causal agents—a complexity...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (1): 59–126.
Published: 01 March 2012
... the idea: perspectival mechanisms, which foster incongruity/superiority between participants in a narrative and thus enable comedies to turn someone’s unhappiness into a funny thing. Also, Zupančič mistakes causal and temporal development for a feature of tragedy as against comedy, rather than identifying...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (3): 395–426.
Published: 01 September 2002
... , text and translation (Paris: Les Belles Lettres). Held, G. F. 1995 Aristotle's Teleological Theory of Tragedy and Epic (Heidelberg: Winter). Hellwig, A. 1973 Untersuchungen zur Theorie der Rhetorik bei Platon und Aristoteles (Göttingen:Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht). Jung, W. 1997...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (2): 371–375.
Published: 01 June 2008
... the challenge and take control of the situation. By compar- ing Shakespeare’s Hamlet with Racine’s Phaedra, Kafalenos shows how a revenge tragedy like Hamlet (and the same could be said about Thomas Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy) emphasizes the hesitations of the avenger to expand function C (meeting...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (4): 769–771.
Published: 01 December 2017
... of Aristotle’s Poetics in terms which are “more relevant to modern theory” (xii) than what Gabriel Zoran believes to be a prevailing and neoclassically influenced preoccupation with the work’s ideas of tragedy, genre, and mimesis. By combining the Poetics with the Rhetoric, Zoran seeks to uncover...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (2): 257–279.
Published: 01 June 2005
... 4, CBSNews.com , www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/09/11/september11/main521521.shtml .” Cervantes, Lorna Dee 2001 “Palestine,” Poetry.About.com , September 12, poetry.about.com/library/weekly/aa091201c.htm . Collins, Billy 2001 “Poetry and Tragedy,” U.S.A. Today , September 25...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (4): 731–733.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Macbeth (2013). He edited the essay collections Alternative Shakespeares (1985, 2005), Shakespearean Tragedy (1994), Tragedy ( jointly) (1998) and has contributed articles and reviews to various journals and chapters to a number of collections. He was general editor of the Routledge English Texts...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (1): 103–125.
Published: 01 March 2022
... of these convictions. The call O! o! , appearing in Lilla Weneda , served not so much as an imitation of Sophocles's tragedy as a manifestation of the idea that Polish culture had preserved the tradition of cries of lamentation since archaic times, a preservation that occurred independently of any external influence...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (2): 285–311.
Published: 01 June 2010
..., Catherine Lundie (1994: 131) writes: “Readers and critics see the story as a tragedy of racism, of the slave system. But in fact it is something much more specific: a tragedy of the African American woman. The condition of being black and female is much more debilitating than that of being black...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (4): 573–594.
Published: 01 December 2004
...–1873 , edited by Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, 873 -90 (Berlin: de Gruyter). Nussbaum, Martha 1986 The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). 1990 Love's Knowledge: Essays on Philosophy and Literature (New...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (3): 395–416.
Published: 01 September 2020
... at the high points of season 2, as roads warp back to their starting point. The binding of the returned dead to delimited geographical places, often through local tragedies and traumas, is not uncommon in supernatural fiction and sees the returned dead functioning, in part, as carriers of site-specific...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (3): 425–448.
Published: 01 September 2021
... in Aristotle's discussion on the form of tragedy, for describing the configuration of historical books or of fiction in general: “Under the condition of a larger degree of abstraction and with the addition of appropriate temporal features, the Aristotelian model [of emplotment] will not be radically altered...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (4): 711–722.
Published: 01 December 2006
...- tainer of the legitimately human. But given our current sense of how large that container is, Hart argues, the play is no longer recoverable as tragedy. Yet, I would think, surely it is our very understanding of who rightfully belongs in the container that can make, if anything, what may originally...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (3): 489–520.
Published: 01 September 2011
... of distrib- 21. James’s dialogue, Dæmonology, was published in Edinburgh in 1597 (see Normand and Roberts 2000). Spolsky • An Embodied View of Misunderstanding in Macbeth 507 uted evidence and the ways minds can be misled to tragedy. Immediately after his new title, Thane of Cawdor...