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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (1): 141–150.
Published: 01 March 2020
... for Poetics and Semiotics 2020 C. P. Snow two cultures James Clerk Maxwell Lewis Carroll scientific abstraction References Babbage Charles . 1830 . Reflections on the Decline of Science in England: And on Some of Its Causes . London : B. Fellowes . Best Stephen Marcus...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 319–347.
Published: 01 June 2000
...Tony Jackson Cognitive science and evolutionary psychology show great potential as explanatory paradigms for a wide array of cultural products and activities,including literature. In some scholars' minds these two fields are emerging as the cornerstones of a major “new interdisciplinarity” that may...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (1): 41–63.
Published: 01 March 2001
... aspects of“plain speaking” in Cahan's writing; the intersection of these two different cultural and literary traditions in relation to prevailing notions of realism exemplified by the role of William Dean Howells in the creation of Yekl and the poetics of ethnic writing exemplified by the use of dialect...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (2): 245–275.
Published: 01 June 2008
... and analysis of cultural bias that has characterized New Historical readings. For the latter, I attempt to read Stevens's “Puella Parvula” as a crisis lyric and battleground for the anxieties of influence as elaborated by Harold Bloom. I conclude by comparing the two modes of “unknowing” that these methods...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (1): 33–57.
Published: 01 March 2019
... artifacts yet do not perform in the cultural matrix as such actually prove that literary materials and tools are “leaking” through the permeable cultural borders of the literary field to other cultural and social fields, serving various purposes and objectives. Exploring two examples – a fiction describing...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 323–364.
Published: 01 June 2001
... age to modernism. This essay suggests that these broad issues of national identity formation and of simultaneous transition between two different cultural milieus, which are evident as much in the dominant nations of Europe at the time as they are in the making of South Africa, may be tracked...
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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 (2008) 29 (4): 713–733.
Published: 01 December 2008
..., in the Soviet Union itself, the term samizdat was used in a broader sense, to mean diverse phenomena of unofficial cultural production—not necessarily of literary origin or dissident politics. In this broader sense, the term may be used to describe music samizdat (also known as magnitizdat ), cinematic samizdat...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (4): 695–715.
Published: 01 December 2017
... analysis of the two books. The geographic and cultural backgrounds of the authors, the corpora they use, and the different analytic approaches and references all justify the interest of such a confrontation between the reflections of Herman and his collaborators and Hersant and Ramond’s team...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (3): 225–301.
Published: 01 September 2014
... moved from the periphery to the center of Yiddish literary culture, becoming “Jewspeak,” an essential expression of the once- living folk. My grandmother used to say: “[S’shlimazl kon tsunoyffirn a vant mit a vant] If the devil wants to, he can make two walls come together. If it is written...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Omri Herzog; Tamar Hager Complex changes have buffeted the discipline of literature during the past decades, calling on us to rethink its academic and cultural definitions, boundaries, and territories. Texts which until recently have not been examined within literary studies (such as films, online...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (3): 501–568.
Published: 01 September 2006
... of, inter alia, Jan Mukařovský, Felix Vodička, Hans Robert Jauss, Pierre Bourdieu, and Itamar Even-Zohar) results in two main research questions that serve as a guideline for further investigation: How do reception processes reflect or relate to social segmentation, stratification, and change, and how do...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 267–292.
Published: 01 June 2000
...), national thought, as one of the most pervasive and enduring cultural ideologies, should be critically and systematically studied in its literary manifestation. In order to propose an agenda for such a study, I survey the existing constructivist and structuralist literary practice, drawing two general...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (1-2): 59–110.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Jeffrey A. Grossman This essay challenges the standard view of the relations between two major Jewish corpora: German and Yiddish–East European culture and literature. In that view the writings of German Jews are steeped in either disdain for or romantic fantasies about East European Jews. Yiddish...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (1): 21–42.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Paul Hernadi Since prehistoric times literature has been serving two complementary functions: to expand the cognitive, emotive, and volitional horizons of human awareness and to integrate our beliefs, feelings, and desires within the fluid mentality required for survival in the complex social...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (2): 313–329.
Published: 01 June 2010
... human time as the tension between expectation and experience. This tension can be found at the two levels in narrative, the level of the action and the level of the reception. The double reconfiguration of time can be explored by an examination of narrative structures. In the third section the attempt...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (2): 255–288.
Published: 01 June 2011
... as to accounts of reading in the nineteenth century, I propose a two-part argument: first, that the act of reading can overcome the bias that scholars have observed in relationships between people and, second, that narrative empathy has the potential to prevent future cases of bias by reconfiguring readers...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (4): 563–603.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Strauss’s three framing justifications for his manner of reading the Symposium as a document in the “ancient quarrel” of philosophy and poetry concerning which of the two should rightly shape the culture and ethical ideals of the Greeks (part 1). Then, following the course of Plato’s Symposium , the essay...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (4): 499–528.
Published: 01 December 2015
... it is impossible to tell” (ibid So, one might ask, does the soliloquy express a cultural (i.e., authorized and authorial) or an individual perspective? Does it form a rhetorical or a revelatory device? Stage convention and reliable discourse or inside view and subjectivity? The conflict between these two...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (1): 27–65.
Published: 01 March 2009
... of Okudzhava, [Vladi- mir] Vysotskii, Galich, until two or three in the morning. I assume such a scene was completely typical for those times.” Positioning themselves within a cultural milieu that privileged the poetic word over the popular tune, bards generally assigned prime importance...