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Poetics Today (1 June 2010) 31 (2): 251–284.
Published: 01 June 2010
...). Leaping into Space: The Two Aesthetics of To the Lighthouse Marco Caracciolo University of Bologna, Comparative Literature Abstract  This essay argues against the prevalent view of the aesthetics implicit in Virginia Woolf ’s To the Lighthouse. It is an aesthetics of closure, an attempt to...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2012) 33 (3-4): 329–483.
Published: 01 December 2012
... ,” Russian Poetics in Translation 4 : 13 – 48 . Perry Menakhem Sternberg Meir 1968 “ The King through Ironic Eyes: The Narrator’s Devices in the Story of David and Bathsheba and Two Excursuses on the Theory of the Narrative Text ,” Hasifrut 1 : 263 – 92 . Phelan James 2005...
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Poetics Today (1 September 2017) 38 (3): 569–587.
Published: 01 September 2017
... history. This essay argues that these claims are most visible in “reflexive double narratives,” books that tell two versions of their stories and explain why they have done so. This essay relies on Brian Richardson's term “denarration” from Unnatural Voices and David Herman's conception of “qualia” from...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2017) 38 (4): 695–715.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Sylvie Patron Two books on the representation of consciousness in narrative have recently been published in the United States and the Netherlands (in a series devoted to French language and literature), The Emergence of Mind: Representations of Consciousness in Narrative Discourse in English (2011...
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Poetics Today (1 September 2009) 30 (3): 423–470.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Daniel W. Gleason In this essay I investigate how image metaphors—metaphors that link one concrete object to another, such as “her spread hand was a starfish”—promote visualization in the reader. Focusing on image metaphors in Imagist poetry, I assert that the two terms (e.g., the hand and the...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2013) 34 (1-2): 1–52.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Tamar Yacobi As in my previous work, I define ekphrasis (following up Meir Sternberg’s quotation theory) as intermedial quotation or re-presentation (representation in the second degree). My focus here is on the intersection of two of its less common forms: Double Exposure and the Museum Book...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2008) 29 (4): 713–733.
Published: 01 December 2008
... ), cinematic samizdat (also known as parallel'noe kino —parallel cinema), artistic samizdat, and so forth. This essay considers samizdat in this broader sense, focusing on two examples of cinematic and artistic samizdat that emerged in Leningrad in the early 1980s. Although these cases in point existed...
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Poetics Today (1 September 2000) 21 (3): 591–618.
Published: 01 September 2000
... collectivity or a social self, its actions those of a role bearer within a group, and the relations be-tween any two individuals defined via a plural subject category. With respect to the group as a collective narrative agent,the portrayal of its physical, verbal, and mental activities oscillates between two...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2012) 33 (1): 59–126.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Jeroen Vandaele This is part II of a two-part essay on narrative humor. Part I appeared in Poetics Today 31:4; it explained Wright’s (2005) idea that both humor and narrative require audiences/readers to switch between “intentional perspectives,” that is, between the cognitive-emotive states of...
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Poetics Today (1 September 2014) 35 (3): 325–356.
Published: 01 September 2014
... present two examples of how Yiddish exerted a (largely unacknowledged) influence on Israeli literature. The first concerns the striking similarities and intersections between two literary groups active in Israel during the 1950s: a famous Hebrew group (Likrat) and a little-known Yiddish group (Yung...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2004) 25 (2): 205–240.
Published: 01 June 2004
...Els Andringa The aim of this study is to investigate how reading experiences intertwine fiction and life and how such experiences change over time. Twelve reading autobiographies of young, motivated readers (age range twenty-two to thirty-two; six men, six women) were analyzed using qualitative...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2005) 26 (2): 209–255.
Published: 01 June 2005
... reliability and rhetoric, truth and persuasion, norm and narrative discourse. To illustrate them, my essay juxtaposes the testimonial viewpoints and practices of two survivors of the Nazi camps: Primo Levi and Dan Pagis. The two may seem poles apart: while Levi is considered the quintessential witness, Pagis...
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Poetics Today (1 February 2017) 38 (1): 123–140.
Published: 01 February 2017
... following: (1) The relation between the same two concepts/domains can, in principle, be either bidirectional or unidirectional. Hence, even if there is a conceptual asymmetry between the metaphor concepts/domains (so that one of them is a better candidate for being assigned the source function than the...
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Poetics Today (1 September 2018) 39 (3): 495–521.
Published: 01 September 2018
... between imaginary narratologists who are paradigmatic proponents of two schools of thought in postclassical narratology: the cognitive and the unnatural. The two narratologists juxtapose their respective concepts and methodologies in an analysis of William Golding’s late modernist classic The Inheritors...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2000) 21 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 March 2000
... generated in collaboration with a computer program called Prose. Next, I outline five possible typologies of machine poetry, none of which is fully adequate to the range of phenomena in question,although the fifth one proves less inadequate than the others. First, however,two binary partitions of the field...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2001) 22 (1): 41–63.
Published: 01 March 2001
...Hana Wirth-Nesher Abraham Cahan's first English novel, Yekl: A Tale of the New York Ghetto , is a multilingual narrative whose literary strategies bear the marks of both Yiddish language and literature and American local color writing at the end of the nineteenth century. This article examines two...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2001) 22 (4): 829–852.
Published: 01 December 2001
...David Darby This essay compares two distinct traditions of narrative theory: on the one hand, that of structuralist narratology as it emerged in the 1960s and in its various subsequent manifestations; on the other, that of German-language Erzähltheorie as codified in the 1950s, with a prehistory...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2002) 23 (2): 221–249.
Published: 01 June 2002
...Jeroen Vandaele In humor studies, incongruity and superiority are traditionally regarded as two independent concepts. Taken separately, each concept both under- and over-determines the field of humorous phenomena. When redefined, incongruity and superiority do not represent incompatible views of...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2002) 23 (4): 581–609.
Published: 01 December 2002
... distinctive properties of the digital medium. Two myths have dominated this theorization. The myth of the Aleph (as I call it) presents the digital text as a finite text that contains an infinite number of stories. The myth of the Holodeck envisions digital narrative as a virtual environment in which the user...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2009) 30 (1): 89–106.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Alexander Gribanov; Masha Kowell Among the many documents released one way or another during the early 1990s, there are two that open the window into the perception of samizdat by the top Soviet authorities. The first of them was signed by Yuri Andropov, then the head of the KGB, in the last days...