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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (2): 293–318.
Published: 01 June 2000
...). Merely Telling Stories? Narrative and Knowledge in the Human Sciences 6104 Poetics Today / 21:2 / sheet 29 of 214 Martin Kreiswirth English, Western Ontario Should we...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 597–614.
Published: 01 September 2019
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (3): 459–498.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Ming Dong Gu Mimesis is one of the most fundamental ideas in Western poetics. Mimetic theories constitute a mainstream in Western aesthetics. In comparative studies of Chinese and Western poetics, however, there exists a widely accepted opinion that mimetic theory is a cultural invention unique...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (4): 623–644.
Published: 01 December 2021
... situates China in the international trend of canon studies by tracing how the Chinese conceptualization of the canon was modernized in the 1990s by Western ideas when canon studies were introduced to China by Dutch scholar Douwe W. Fokkema. While embracing the Western notion of the canon as always...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 391–412.
Published: 01 June 2001
... in apparent complicity with prescribed forms of Western civility. The essay argues that conventional notions of postcolonial resistance are unable to provide an adequate explanation for identity politics which are based on the desire for Western acculturation instead of resistance to it. By recourse...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 413–433.
Published: 01 June 2001
... in the book. Sachs reports the dialogue extensively and stages it artfully, yet the superiority of Western medical-scientific and psychoanalytic practices to traditional African healing remains his governing premise throughout the book. When Sachs identifies John as the “black Hamlet,” he accordingly...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (3): 355–368.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Traveller, Dated from the Ruinous Portico of St. Paul's in the Year 2199, to a Friend Settled in Boston, the Metropolis of the Western Empire” (1780) and Anna Barbauld's Eighteen Hundred and Eleven (1812). Imagining the absence of a future in their place of composition, these poems attempt to make sense...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (1): 61–92.
Published: 01 February 2017
... is metaphorical bidirectionality possible, it explains how the arts enable us to iconically connect with the world through our embodied cognition, not as objective observers in the Western classical sense but as participatory sharers of that world. References Barnden John A. Glasbey Sheila R. Lee...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 453–483.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Ilya Kliger This essay explores the manner in which the persistence of literary forms in history has been addressed by the Russian tradition of Historical Poetics (Alexander Veselovsky, Viktor Zhirmunsky, Mikhail Bakhtin, Russian Formalism) and within a certain strain of Western Marxism (Georg...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 17–39.
Published: 01 February 2018
.... The theoretical framework draws from Monika Fludernik’s (1993) pioneering cognitive-narratological theory of schematic speech and thought representation, suggesting that this linguistic theory should be modified to encompass a pertinent theme in the Western novelistic tradition. Exceptionality or Exemplarity...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (3): 521–591.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Donald R. Wehrs This essay explores Shakespeare’s qualification of romance conventions as a significant event in Western literary history. It may be seen as part of a sustained challenge to the subordination of somatic and affective sense to intellectual, conceptual significance advocated...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (4): 717–752.
Published: 01 December 2011
... emotions caused by sense impressions. This methodology lies at the heart of Giambattista Vico’s Principi di scienza nuova (1725–44), which attempts to account for the way we live and participate in cultural, social, and civic communities. Vico’s theory challenges certain Western philosophical...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (2): 219–241.
Published: 01 June 2022
... and investigates the interactions among the stories of the representative beneficiary, the addressee as potential donor, and the charitable organization. It discusses the affirmation and exploitation of Western neoliberal individualism in the selective spotlighting of an individual beneficiary...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 323–364.
Published: 01 June 2001
...; and fourth, the mutually supporting roles of journalism, travel, and performance in rehearsing a national act of identity formation. The Cape-to-Cairo idea coincides with the historical moment of the forging of union. It also coincides with a period of transition in Western culture from the late Victorian...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (3): 607–650.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Ruth HaCohen Sympathy , in the sense of the ability to suffer with or for the other, entered English usage toward the end of the sixteenth century. This marks an important moment in Western culture, the birth of a new artistic sensibility nourished by the Aristotelian notion of poetic compassion...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (4): 713–763.
Published: 01 December 2001
...Mark J. Bruhn This study positions Percy Bysshe Shelley as an important though ultimately unwilling contributor to the development of mixed-style mimesis and thus to the evolution of Western drama from neoclassicism to realism. To capture the historical dimensions and final irony of this thesis, I...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (4): 795–827.
Published: 01 December 2001
...,” it was in the Middle Ages central to the birth of literary textuality, a discourse that challenged the status of rhetoric and religiously oriented literature. The birth of the commodity and its advertisement corresponds to a birth of the “poetic” in the Western vernacular tradition. Adam de la Halle 1977 Le Jeu...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 463–472.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Walter Reich Western cultures, and especially American culture, commonly disapprove of persons who refuse to forgive those who have harmed them and disapprove even more strongly of persons who harbor a desire for revenge. As a consequence, persons who live within those cultures and hold...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (3): 393–441.
Published: 01 September 2007
... on exegetical issues surrounding his Pensées . Next, I demonstrate that aphoristic consciousness (understood in an appropriately epistemological sense) has been a constant (though now largely unrecognized) theme in the history of Western philosophy. Following this survey of Pascal's predecessors, I show how...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (1): 197–224.
Published: 01 March 2008
... is World War II. Critics have tended to view the War Primer as a didactic piece that offers a Marxist corrective to “Western” histories of the war. This article, however, argues against this view. By contextualizing the work in terms of Brecht's and Benjamin's writings on photography in the 1920s and 1930s...