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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (2): 251–284.
Published: 01 June 2010
... 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 make...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (3-4): 329–483.
Published: 01 December 2012
... . 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 Living to Tell about It: A Rhetoric and Ethics...
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Poetics Today (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 (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 (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...
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Poetics Today (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 (2021) 42 (3): 425–448.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Raphaël Baroni Abstract Reflecting on Paul Ricoeur's discussion of historical configuration and fictional emplotment, this article proposes to actualize his model to oppose two prototypes of narrativity, which form two poles between which narrative representations extend. Instead of basing...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 591–618.
Published: 01 September 2000
..., 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 poles: description...
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Poetics Today (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 (2008) 29 (4): 713–733.
Published: 01 December 2008
... (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 unofficially...
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Poetics Today (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 (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...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (2): 209–255.
Published: 01 June 2005
... of 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 (2017) 38 (1): 123–140.
Published: 01 February 2017
... the 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...
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Poetics Today (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 (2020) 41 (4): 619–640.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Yael Zarhy-Levo This article engages with the issue of the factors determining theatrical prominence, endorsing the “institutional approach.” In discussing the major mediating role played by theater reviewers in the canonization of individual playwrights, the article focuses particularly on two...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 March 2000
... was 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 (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 (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 (2015) 36 (4): 529–560.
Published: 01 December 2015
...). The discussion focuses on Audrey Niffenegger's Time Traveler's Wife , which has two strong claims to notice in this regard. Both have to do with the narrative's handling of a reality model that includes time travel: it charges the special features of such reality with considerably greater emotional...