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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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (2017) 38 (1): 15–33.
Published: 01 February 2017
... topics allow us to understand the vehicles. In other words, the parts of a metaphor implicate each other in tandem. This article will argue for a bidirectional model of metaphor. Such a model has implications for both linguistics and psychology — mainly, that the traditional view of metaphor as a process...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (4): 635–666.
Published: 01 December 2017
.... The experience of involuntary memory, in other words, constitutes a type of anachronism: the intrusion of a past sensation within the present. Marcel Proust’s idea of anachronism should be understood in relation to the intellectual world of the turn of the twentieth century, in particular that historical science...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 287–297.
Published: 01 June 2018
... misrepresents the image to which it responds — largely as a result of the polysemy of the image, the dissimilarity of images and words, and the perspectival montage in ekphrasis. With this knowledge, we read ekphrases with a new sophistication. And once readers understand that ekphrasis misrepresents, writers...
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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...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (3): 443–474.
Published: 01 September 2007
..., including human life and well-being, is exempt from this causal necessity. Furthermore, I discuss the role the geometrical method plays in an aspect of the argument of the Ethics which can best be described as dialectical, in the Aristotelian sense of the word: Spinoza hoped to persuade the members of his...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (1): 31–48.
Published: 01 March 2008
.... The specific characteristics of photography have left their mark upon fiction: they have generated new ways of seeing and, consequently, of reading. This essay explores how photography has renewed fiction and continues to do so through its specific properties. In addition, its particular position within word...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (1): 155–173.
Published: 01 March 2008
... to 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...