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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 181–204.
Published: 01 June 2023
...João Paulo Guimarães Abstract This essay explores Ron Silliman's Universe , a serial poetic project which, according to the publisher's description, “were [the author] to live long enough, would take him three centuries to complete.” The article specifically focuses on the significance...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (2): 297–395.
Published: 01 June 2003
... and Literature,” Poetics Today 23 : 195 -220. Anderson, R. J. 1993 Rules of the Mind (Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum). Auerbach, Erich 1973 [1946] Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature , translated by Willard R. Trask (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press). Bakhtin, Mikhail...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (3): 517–638.
Published: 01 September 2003
...: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature , translated by Willard R. Trask (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press). Barnes, Julian 1996 Cross Channel (London: Picador). Barthes, Roland 1974 S/Z ,translated by Richard Miller (New York: Hill and Wang). Bartlett, F. C. 1932 Remembering...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (3): 459–498.
Published: 01 September 2005
... as a universal idea across cultural traditions. It also examines how the artistic ideal is conceived of in Chinese and Western representation, how Chinese mimetic theory differs from its Western counterpart, and what implications an understanding of the differences may have for the comparative study of Western...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (4): 633–674.
Published: 01 December 2006
...Marie-Laure Ryan This essay explores how theoretical physics, narratology, and narrative itself deal with the idea that reality consists of a plurality of worlds. In physics, the existence of parallel universes has been postulated on the cosmic level to describe what lies on the other side of black...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (1): 17–50.
Published: 01 March 2010
... literature, namely, the Oulipo. Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2010 Amato, Joe 2006 Industrial Poetics (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press). Appadurai, Arjun 2000 Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press). Bateson...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (1): 59–79.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Neil Vallelly Literary studies are living a nomadic existence on the margins of the neoliberal university, forced to adapt to the needs of more profitable disciplines and the insidious marketization of higher education to find an intellectual home. By drawing on Rosi Braidotti’s nomadic theory...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (2): 187–204.
Published: 01 June 2020
... and general principles of emotion modulation and involve ideals that are both hedonic and ethical. We may better understand the complex relations among narrative, emotion, and morality in terms of these story universals, their sources in emotion systems, and their associated ideals, which collectively predict...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Adam R. Rosenthal Beginning in 2008, with the French publication of volume 1 of The Beast and the Sovereign, Éditions Galilée, the University of Chicago Press, and an international editorial team initiated the process of editing, publishing, and translating, in reverse chronological order...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 413–433.
Published: 01 June 2001
... proclaims the universal applicability of psychoanalysis, grounded in the Oedipus Complex. This paper argues that Sachs's attempt to inscribe the South African native subject within the global imaginary of 1930s psychoanalysis proves subject both to reversals and transferential complications that render...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (4): 581–609.
Published: 01 December 2002
... narrativity should cover the same range of emotional experiences as literary narrative. Here I argue that digital narrative should emancipate itself from literary models. But I also view narrative as a universal structure that transcends media. This article addresses the question of reconciling the inherent...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 297–309.
Published: 01 June 2006
... documents. Historians are slowly coming to agree that survivor accounts are a crucial source of evidence for appreciating the unorthodox and unprecedented moral universe of the Holocaust. Writers as diverse as Charlotte Delbo, Imre Kertész, Arnošt Lustig, and Aharon Appelfeld find ways of stripping...
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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 (3): 453–483.
Published: 01 September 2017
... perspectives and points of emphasis. The focus is on the central problematic of the paradigm: an attempt to construct a universal history of literary forms in their relation to the social conditions — and modes — of their production on the basis of a certain understanding of the past's vitality and mobility...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (3-4): 329–483.
Published: 01 December 2012
... as Twofold Reason-Giving 2. Reality, Artifice, and Motivation: Doctrinal Biases, Variable Products, Universal Modes; 2.1 Aristotle’s Mimesis of Nature by Art; or, Why Plot above Character?; 2.2 Viktor Shklovsky and Mimesis Fallen below Art 3. How the Extremes Compare: Toward an Alternative Theory 4...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (3): 465–487.
Published: 01 September 2002
... to be reconstructed as such or an aggregate of elements participating in a loose intertext? Is it the expression of a universal common sense or the mark of a given sociohistorical worldview? There follows an attempt at a taxonomy to provide some tools for text analysis. Rhetorical topoi as empty structures...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (3): 175–200.
Published: 01 September 2015
... statements and propositions. The fact that narrative operation often implies a poetics of truth telling makes literary narratives—and complex novels, above all—a privileged genre for conveying insights about life and the world, especially at a time when we no longer believe in one absolute truth universally...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (1): 91–135.
Published: 01 March 2004
...Joshua Landy Although it is, in principle, almost universally accepted today that authors and narrators must be rigorously demarcated, somehow scholars of Marcel Proust seem—whether wittingly or unwittingly—to make an exception for In Search of Lost me . Because it is written in the first person...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (4): 561–593.
Published: 01 December 2020
... and vatic sayings that pretend to universal or transcendent knowledge are marks of the lyric as a genre. Sketching a theory of poetic license, this article addresses the lyrical entanglement of enchantment and embarrassment. The author argues for a concept of the lyric as a medium for regulating the balance...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (2): 253–279.
Published: 01 June 2021
...? And are these technologies affecting assignments and student reading patterns in other ways? This article begins by arguing for the relevance of long-form reading and then reviews prior research on how much assigned reading students in higher education report completing. With these findings as background, university faculty...