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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (1): 117–139.
Published: 01 March 2020
... after the Millennium: Currents and Currencies . Lanham, MD : Lexington . The Self-Erasing Word: Tautology and Unspeakability in DeLillo s End Zone Michael LeMahieu Clemson University Abstract DonDeLillo s early novels explore the relationship between formal logic and literary form. In End Zone...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (1): 165–168.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Ellen Esrock Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2007 Ellen Spolsky, ed., Iconotropism: Turning toward Pictures . Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2004. 210 pp. Tendencies toward Embodiment in Word and Image Studies Ellen Esrock Language, Literature...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (2): 155–205.
Published: 01 June 2009
... the cognitive operations involved in the tip-of-the-tongue phenomenon (a frustrating failure to retrieve a known but temporarily unavailable word) and those involved in creating the anagram, a poetic device discovered by Ferdinand de Saussure, in which the phonemes of the important theme word of a poem...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (4): 613–628.
Published: 01 December 2008
... University Press). Introduction: On Samizdat, Tamizdat, Magnitizdat, and Other Strange Words That Are Difficult to Pronounce Peter Steiner Slavic Literature, Pennsylvania samizdat (‘sæmIzdæt, səmIz’dat) [Russ., abbrev. of samoizdátel´stvo self-publishing house, f. samo- self...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (3): 418–421.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Eyal Segal Morson Gary Saul ., The Words of Others: From Quotations to Culture . New Haven, CT : Yale University Press , 2011 . xi + 340 pp. © 2013 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2013 New Books at a Glance Frederick Aldama, ed., Analyzing World Fiction...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (4): 713–715.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Bohumil Fořt Koten Jiří , Jak se dělá fikce slovy. Pragmatické aspekty vyprávění (How to Do Fiction with Words: The Pragmatic Aspects of Narration) . Brno : Host , 2013 . 160 pp. © 2016 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2016 New Books at a Glance Mark J. Bruhn...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 363–391.
Published: 01 June 2017
...: The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe ( Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press ). Wright Will 1975 Sixguns and Society: A Structural Study of the Western ( Berkeley : University of California Press ). From Words to Worldview: Framing Narrative Genres Michael Sinding...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (3): 439–469.
Published: 01 September 2003
...David S. Danaher Russian has two words corresponding to English truth and four words corresponding to English lie . While studies have detailed the semantic and pragmatic differences between these two terms, how these domains are metaphorized in everyday language—and exploited in literature—has yet...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (3): 517–560.
Published: 01 September 2009
... using terms such as language, vocabulary, conversation , and narrative , the two use these words in different ways and with different meanings. For example, representational painters refer to “languages” that consist of the systems of represented objects, people, or landscapes that they depict, whereas...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 245–263.
Published: 01 June 2018
..., maieutic, hermeneutic, subversive, elegiac, and affective. Ekphrasis has undergone a new turn in our digital age and is even more widespread than before, since it is no longer confined to books. The word/image relationship has become more broadly part of our everyday life. This article argues...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 337–357.
Published: 01 June 2018
... circulate with unparalleled intensity. The rich presence of images in contemporary fiction galvanizes anew the question of ekphrastic practices and word-image interactions: what is the “visual-textual” contract in the case of novels in which images are reproduced? What patterns of mobility are there between...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (1): 81–103.
Published: 01 March 2019
... mediated. Next it argues that the notion of excess must also be studied the other way around, by looking into the excessiveness of the “real.” This amounts to an effort to cross the uncrossable divide between words and things to find out where literature “cuts” the real, creates affects and sense...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (2): 189–213.
Published: 01 June 2019
... corpus of novels in which various design features (such as layout) and semiotic systems (such as pictures or maps) offer experiences that are not linguistically shaped. They observe that these additional modal and material resources can strengthen or weaken what readers infer from the written words...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 359–382.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Jolene Mathieson New media technologies have inaugurated the most recent and important shift in our understanding of word-image relations. While seminal studies of new media poetry ( Funkhouser 2012 ; Hayles 2006 , 2008 ) and its potentially ekphrastic properties ( Lindhé 2013 ) have been published...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (4): 651–678.
Published: 01 December 2018
... of feminine power. This essay asks what Austen’s portrayal of minds attempting to read others tells us about her narrator’s entry into her characters’ minds, and it finds answers to this question in the novel’s word games. In their presentation, solutions, and responses, riddles reveal Austen’s foundation...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (4): 679–701.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Joshua Parker While on a conscious level, readers of fiction take for granted that quoted text represents words spoken by characters to other characters in a diegetic story-world, Mikhail Bakhtin’s theories on polyphony and Franz Stanzel’s (and, more recently, Wolf Schmid’s) ideas on stylistic...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (1): 49–66.
Published: 01 March 2021
... institutions of France. As early as 1968 and as late as 2003, the word, concept, figure, and institution of “the seminar” was one that Derrida worked to define and problematize. The author thus asks how Derrida’s autobiographical relationship with the institution of the seminar both influenced...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (2): 305–347.
Published: 01 June 2005
... studies, which privilege words (the “original”) over images (the adaptation itself). Instead, the analysis foregrounds the specificity of the Latin American cultural framework as one of camouflage, in which encryption and decoding are central and potentially empowering. This utopian thrust is located...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 297–309.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Lawrence L. Langer The search for words to convey the deathlife that was Auschwitz turns up in witness testimony, memoir, and fiction, as all three conspire to find a language appropriate to an experience that is utterly alien to most audiences and that is not based on research from written...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (1): 143–164.
Published: 01 March 2007
... and the structure as a whole. The essay draws on Gilles Deleuze's concept of “the virtual” and on Jacques Derrida's notion of “invention” in order to theorize this relation. After reviewing previous discussions of Joyce's technique of word combination, it proceeds to consider the Wakean portmanteau as a textual...