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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 (2010) 31 (1): 17–50.
Published: 01 March 2010
..., this potential world 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...
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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...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (3): 517–638.
Published: 01 September 2003
... 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
... theory in art 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...
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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 (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 the...
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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 a...
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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 (2019) 40 (3): 395–428.
Published: 01 September 2019
... of narratology should be aligned with what we know about language and the brain. The formalist goal of identifying orderly, universal structures of mind, language, and narrative does not match up well with the probabilistic, reciprocal interactions in the brain through which cognitive patterns emerge...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (1): 155–173.
Published: 01 March 2008
... some sort of universal reality. When photographs are reproduced in literature, the subjective and not the objective is paramount in determining their evidential value. In other words, the photograph's evidential value is secured through a transformative process that is put into play by an active...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (4): 635–652.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Jacques Roubaud An elaboration of the Oulipian practice of writing under constraint, this lecture illuminates select philosophical arguments in a manner that exposes François Le Lionnais's conception of universal potentiality. To illustrate the advised position to adopt with respect to composition...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (3): 387–432.
Published: 01 September 2010
...; those of his students and colleagues in the years 1925–28 with the poetic texts he gave them, generated in an experimental procedure and published in part in his book Practical Criticism ; and those with students at Harvard University during the years 1944–63. The challenge for us in this present essay...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (1): 55–79.
Published: 01 March 2011
..., paleoarchaeology, and neuroscience, this article describes five “proto-”aesthetic devices and three “principles of salience” that universally inhere in mother/infant interaction and that remain important substrates of emotional response to literature. The article argues that our sensitivity to some nonverbal...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (2): 349–389.
Published: 01 June 2011
... strategic empathy for feeling humanity in an indifferent, Godless universe. Hardy's work demonstrates engagement with a variety of empathetic narrative strategies outlined in my Empathy and the Novel (2007), from the fellow-feeling of eighteenth-century moral sentimentalism, to the role-taking imagining of...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (1): 129–244.
Published: 01 March 2001
... extension, it typifies the shuttle among language, world, and perspective whereby we make sense of discourse, always with an eye to the best fit. As literary discourse enacts this universal quest at its most artful,pragmatics would be wise to abandon the strange gods inherited from logic and align with...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (3): 607–650.
Published: 01 September 2001
... this essay is primarily on music, related tendencies in the other arts (literature and painting) that contributed to a new awareness of the role of sympathy in the universes of the modern individual and society also are examined. © 2001 by the Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2001...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (1): 21–42.
Published: 01 March 2002
... mental functioning appear to be universal and will be discussed in detail: (a) the verbalizing of semantic and episodic memory and of ego-centric and participatory orientation through thematic, narrative, lyric, and dramatic modes of discourse; (b) the polarization of literary entertainment into...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (4): 657–684.
Published: 01 December 2002
... reassess not only how we theorize fictional dialogue, but how far our models of everyday speech serve to privilege and universalize certain conversational practices and mechanisms based almost exclusively on the duologue. © 2002 by the Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2002 Bakhtin...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (3): 465–487.
Published: 01 September 2002
... 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...