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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 (2013) 34 (3): 281–326.
Published: 01 September 2013
... about the nature of narrative in general or the composition of a particular narrative. However, these excursions have not led to a principled dialogue between genetic criticism and narrative theory. By following major narratologists on their paths to versions of narratives, this essay investigates...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (4): 503–537.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Pilot suite, and it is presented in different versions: as a web-based work, sound piece, and performance. It remixes appropriated text from a WikiLeaked manual by the UK Ministry of Defence, essays on artificial intelligence, and Hatcher’s own text. The overall versions of the work, understood...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (3): 381–402.
Published: 01 September 2021
... counterfactual hypotheses (What if?) that offer alternatives to what actually happened. Furthermore, they attempt to create surprise by proposing “new versions” grounded in recently uncovered evidence and/or thus far unasked questions. As Dorrit Cohn speaks of the “distinction of fiction,” it would thus...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (4): 613–636.
Published: 01 December 2005
... the immediacy of intuitions with the lawfulness of concepts—is a hopelessly riven “I-think.” Reading Kant was a traumatic event for contemporaries, especially for philosophers, who attempted to make the world whole again by formulating new versions of absolute unity. It was Wilhelm von Humboldt who theorized...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (1): 125–235.
Published: 01 March 2006
... defamiliarized, fabula , à la Tristram Shandy. Itself a variant of the anti-chronologism that has always dominated narrative study—as early as in medias res —this formula proves untenable in all its versions and reversions. But the inquiry into it, and them, is nonetheless instructive. The versions consist...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (1): 107–128.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Fritz Breithaupt This article argues that the origin of narrative lies in the “excuse and that the structure of the excuse marks what we nowadays consider as narrative. The defining feature of the excuse is that it provides a counter-version to the master story of the accusation and thereby opens...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 319–335.
Published: 01 June 2018
... to collaborate with him by writing poems in response to sheets of calligraphic marks, Ingmire then produces highly artistic, calligraphic versions of the poems. In the example I discuss, the poem was then produced as an artist’s book by a Japanese artist using ancient paper-folding and bookmaking techniques...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (1): 83–100.
Published: 01 March 2020
... preoccupation not with certain ideas or content but with the power of form. The upshot is that the turn to formal logic returns philosophy to a transformed version of the “ancient quarrel” with which it began. © 2020 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2020 say/show distinction Ludwig...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (4): 685–697.
Published: 01 December 2002
... typology. To achieve this purpose, the well-known systems of narrative situations in Bal 1981, 1985 [1977] and of focalization in Genette 1980 [1972] are reconciled with those of homodiegetic narration in Lanser 1981 and Füger 1993. A revised and comprehensive version of possible identity relations among...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (3): 499–526.
Published: 01 September 2007
... . This mode and that book particularly exerted a profound influence on Ludwig Wittgenstein, and in a fairly self-contained sector of his masterpiece, Philosophical Investigations , we see a modernized version of such self-interrogation in action. In his remarks on the experience of reading—a familiar...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (2): 305–347.
Published: 01 June 2005
...Aarnoud Rommens This article explores how a minor medium such as comics—specifically,Alberto Breccia's version of Edgar Allan Poe's “William Wilson”—used its counter-censorial potential to activate memory in a context stifled by harsh repression. Through the development of several reading...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (1): 3–33.
Published: 01 March 2006
... these questions, we trace the key notion of Shklovsky's theory, the automatization of perception, back to its “personified version” —l'homme-automate of Diderot. The modernity of both these authors consists in their special concern with the deliberate distancing of artistic representation from the reality...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (4): 633–674.
Published: 01 December 2006
... and that the distinction actual/nonactual repeats itself within each of these parts. The last section of the essay explores what it takes for a narrative to impose a many-worlds cosmology, distinguishing these narratives from other texts that present contradictory versions of facts and situating them with respect to three...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (2): 277–308.
Published: 01 June 2008
... Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology, with contributions from Oudart's own phenomenological observations, and seeks to return the body (including its politics) to suture and to film narrative. The fundamental image drawn from Merleau-Ponty is the chiasmus, the film version of which is the shot/reverse shot...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (2): 137–168.
Published: 01 June 2012
... the film’s artwork (the poster image, stills, and/or typography used for promoting the film) and frequently highlights the film’s stars rather than the book’s author. By analyzing a selection of book covers of novelized versions of recent films and comparing the novelization of Terminator Salvation (Foster...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (1-2): 177–231.
Published: 01 June 2013
... and education. Establishing such links demands careful monitoring to prevent the tool from becoming arbitrary. This is done by (1) showing the steps that lead from common versions of PWT to this tool of analysis; (2) building control mechanisms into the tool, above all by keeping in touch with the original...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (3): 303–323.
Published: 01 September 2014
... translations, Einspruch produced a version that, in more fully mobilizing the Hebrew components of Yiddish, was designed to remind his Jewish readers that Christianity emerged in a Jewish context. This translation style also reflected and even embodied new trends in the conceptualization of conversion from...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (4): 327–498.
Published: 01 December 2015
... to Keep Silent; 2.1.1 The Best Version, Considering; 2.1.2 Two-Mindedness; 2.1.3 Confusing the Communicators: Forms, Penalties, Lessons; 2.1.4 The Implied Author Vulnerable to Reliability Judgments?; 2.2 “Person” Overworked or Underworked? The Line between Mediators Erased and Redrawn; 2.2.1 Narrator...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (1): 43–87.
Published: 01 March 2007
..., in particular the story of his personality.” Although this definition (like its earlier version in Lejeune 1971: 14) does not take into account marginal or deviant cases (see Folkenflik 1993: 13–15), it does cover the existing norms of autobiography, which can be distinguished from biography...