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Poetics Today (1 March 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 (1 March 2010) 31 (1): 17–50.
Published: 01 March 2010
..., this potential world literature, namely, the Oulipo. Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2010 Electronic Literature as World Literature; or, The Universality of Writing under Constraint Joseph Tabbi University of Illinois at Chicago, English Abstract  Electronic literature is...
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Poetics Today (1 June 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 (1 September 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 (1 September 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 (1 December 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 (1 June 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 (1 December 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 (1 June 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 (1 September 2018) 39 (3): 447–471.
Published: 01 September 2018
... interpretation embodiment Paul Ricoeur References Alber Jan 2009 “ Impossible Storyworlds—And What to Do with Them ,” Storyworlds 1 , no. 1 : 79 – 96 . Alber Jan 2016a Unnatural Narrative: Impossible Worlds in Fiction and Drama ( Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press...
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Poetics Today (1 September 2018) 39 (3): 597–622.
Published: 01 September 2018
... 2013 “ Unnatural Narratology: Developments and Perspectives ,” Germanisch-Romanische Monatsschrift 63 , no. 1 : 69 – 84 . Alber Jan . 2016 Unnatural Narrative: Impossible Worlds in Fiction and Drama ( Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press ). Alber Jan Fludernik Monika...
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Poetics Today (1 December 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 (1 December 2012) 33 (3-4): 329–483.
Published: 01 December 2012
... 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 (1 September 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 in...
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Poetics Today (1 March 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 (1 June 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 (1 September 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 (1 December 2000) 21 (4): 653–679.
Published: 01 December 2000
... of justice. To explain the phenomenon, this essay draws an analogy to poetic techniques that inform Franz Kafka's universe of discourse (prolepsis, actualization of figures of speech, illocutions lacking conventional force). The concluding section illustrates howguilt that was suppressed for fifteen...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2000) 21 (4): 751–781.
Published: 01 December 2000
... of their patterning. That is why visual patterning is not admitted in nonmanneristic styles. Cognitive poetics suggests that in the response to poetry, adaptive devices are turned to an aesthetic end. In a universe in which “the center cannot hold,” readers of poetry find pleasure not so much in the...
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Poetics Today (1 March 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...