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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (1): 81–106.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Dirk de Geest; An Goris This article broadens the concept of “constrained writing” by applying it to a less prestigious domain of literature, namely, popular romance novels. In order to find out how constraints play a role in writing and publishing such commercial texts, a corpus of handbooks for...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (1): 167–169.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Brian Richardson Birke Dorothee , Writing the Reader: Configurations of a Cultural Practice in the English Novel . Berlin : de Gruyter , 2016 . xi + 256 pp. Copyright © 2019 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2019 ...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (4): 653–668.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Richard Deming This article investigates the philosophical implications intrinsic to writing that expressly uses constraints and that thereby intentionally limits an author's freedom. Constrained writing imposes formal conditions and strictures as a response to the existential angst—aesthetic as...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (1): 17–50.
Published: 01 March 2010
... writing under constraint, developed long before the Internet but suited to its computational impositions and gamelike literary presentations. Instead of a canon of works preserved solely by the power of institutions, the essay presents a freestanding network of authors as precursors to, and models for...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (1): 51–79.
Published: 01 March 2010
... literature. The essay presents, first, some aspects of the genre, which is less simple or homogeneous than may appear. Second, it discusses a seminal article that has opened the mainly form-oriented domain of constrained writing to the broader field of cultural and institutional constraints: R. A. Peterson's...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (1): 127–150.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Jan Baetens; Jean-Jacques Poucel Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2010 Constrained Writing: An Annotated Bibliography of Research Jan Baetens University of Louvain, Cultural Studies Jean-Jacques Poucel Yale University, French This annotated bibliography is...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (1): 41–63.
Published: 01 March 2001
...Hana Wirth-Nesher Abraham Cahan's first English novel, Yekl: A Tale of the New York Ghetto , is a multilingual narrative whose literary strategies bear the marks of both Yiddish language and literature and American local color writing at the end of the nineteenth century. This article examines two...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (3): 697–701.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Claudine Raynaud © 2001 by the Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2001 Under Scrutiny: Blueprints for Self-Writing Claudine Raynaud English, François-Rabelais, Tours Philippe Lejeune, Pour l’autobiographie. Paris: Seuil, pp. Philippe Lejeune, Les brouillons de soi...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (3): 225–301.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., accessible, and sophisticated at the same time. Shteynbarg's Mesholim ( Fables ; 1932) and Manger's Khumesh-lider ( Bible Poems ; 1935) created a sovereign space for spoken Yiddish where all communication occurred in the mother tongue. Even while the oral-based writings of Sholem Aleichem and Peretz were...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 155–179.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Rebecca Fasselt This article considers how postcolonial narratives written partly in the first-person plural collective voice reflect recent critical developments in postcolonial studies rather than echoing the outmoded “writing back” paradigm. Even colonial texts such as Joseph Conrad's The Nigger...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (2): 257–286.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Galia Yanoshevsky The purpose of this article is twofold. First, it aims to survey the abundant writings on manifesto. The study of existing definitions reflects the diffuse frontiers, even the confusion, among the political, the artistic, and the literary manifesto to a point where, besides...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (1-2): 276–278.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Eyal Segal Houen Alex , Powers of Possibility: Experimental American Writing since the 1960s . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2012 . viii + 282 pp. © 2013 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2013 New Books at a Glance Peter Hu¨ hn, Eventfulness in British...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 549–568.
Published: 01 September 2017
.... ). Scott Walter 1994 [1818] The Heart of Midlothian . Edited by Inglis Tony ( Harmondsworth, UK : Penguin ). Crowds in Nineteenth-Century Fiction and Historical Writing Alan Palmer Independent Scholar Adam Stier Lake Erie College Abstract An internalist perspective on the...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (4): 786–789.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Eyal Segal Hejinian Lyn Watten Barrett , eds., A Guide to Poetics Journal: Writing in the Expanded Field 1982–1998 . Middletown, CT : Wesleyan University Press , 2013 . x + 464 pp. Copyright © 2017 Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2017 786 Poetics Today 38:4...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (3): 465–495.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Ingo Berensmeyer The formal specifics of Samuel Beckett's writing have so far been redescribed in terms of mysticism, ordinary language philosophy,phenomenology, and deconstruction. Expanding on but also departing from these descriptions, this article tests the capability of a different heuristic...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 March 2000
... in the modernist era, for on the margins of mainstream modernism were“alternative” machines, machines of reproduction and simulation—writing-machines, imaging-machines, duplicating-machines—such as those of Alfred Jarry, Marcel Duchamp, Franz Kafka, and,especially, Raymond Roussel. Such machines have...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (3): 399–421.
Published: 01 September 2014
... community in the Holocaust and the multilingual composition of Yiddish as a fusion language that crosses lexicons and alphabets. By invoking or embedding Yiddish in non-Yiddish writing, whether in its original Hebrew letters or in transliteration, authors emphasize the characters' and the reader's encounter...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 221–262.
Published: 01 March 2000
...John Shoptaw Poetry readers have traditionally followed Alexander Pope's dictum,“The sound must seem an echo to the sense.” In this model, poetic sounds at most second or underscore meanings already there. In this article I describe a different kind of poetry writing and reading, one in which sound...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (4): 611–634.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Jan Baetens; Jean-Jacques Poucel This introductory essay defines the background terms and context of constraint-based writing and then situates each essay included in this double issue of Poetics Today . Taking the example of the Oulipo (Workshop of Potential Literature) as the foundational...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 29–53.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., which disrupted his contribution to the development of “the science of literature” undertaken by the formalist clique in Moscow and Petrograd, Shklovsky used writing as a way of constructing the Soviet writer's experience of émigré life. To further investigate the link between language and exile, the...