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Poetics, Not Pragmatics: Understanding Metaphors In A Poetic Context, Savannah Marciezyk May 2019

Poetics, Not Pragmatics: Understanding Metaphors In A Poetic Context, Savannah Marciezyk

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The aim of this paper is to explain why the leading theories of metaphor fail when applied to metaphors which appear in poems. The ability to understand the true meaning of a metaphor in conversations relies on understanding speaker intention and extralinguistic context. This paper argues that because such material is not available to the reader of a poem, theories which rely heavily on pragmatics to explain metaphors cannot be successfully applied to metaphors which appear in poems. This paper makes use of the views on metaphor by John Searle and Paul Grice, and discusses how meaning is constructed in ...


"She Said Plain, Burned Things": A Feminist Poetics Of The Unsayable In Twentieth Century Literary & Visual Culture, Leah Souffrant Jun 2014

"She Said Plain, Burned Things": A Feminist Poetics Of The Unsayable In Twentieth Century Literary & Visual Culture, Leah Souffrant

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This dissertation examines the way silence, blank space, and other forms of creative withholding attempt to translate the unsayable, or to convey the unsayability of language in artistic form. Through a study of the works of Sylvia Plath, Jean Rhys, Rachel Zucker, Marguerite Duras, Anne Carson, and visual images, this work observes the connection between women's writing in the 20th century and the communication of painful subject matter through attention to absence. This study attends explicitly to how formal qualities in artistic works attend to ontological concerns through an examination of the intersection of concerns with phenomenology, feminism, and ...


Nancy And Neruda: Poetry Thinking Love, Joshua M. Hall Jan 2014

Nancy And Neruda: Poetry Thinking Love, Joshua M. Hall

Contemporary Aesthetics (Journal)

My intention in this paper is to respond to Jean-Luc Nancy’s claim that poetry, along with philosophy, is essentially incapable of what Nancy describes as “thinking love.” To do so, I will first try to come to an understanding of Nancy’s thinking regarding love and then of poetry as presented in his essay “Shattered Love.” Having thus prepared the way, I will then respond, via Pablo Neruda’s poem “Oda al Limón,” to Nancy’s understanding of poetry vis-à-vis “Shattered Love.” This response, in acting out Nancy’s thinking regarding love, will suggest a greater plurality within poetry ...


Toward A Poeticognosis: Re-Reading Plato's The Republic Via Wallace Stevens' "An Ordinary Evening In New Haven", Dan Disney Jan 2008

Toward A Poeticognosis: Re-Reading Plato's The Republic Via Wallace Stevens' "An Ordinary Evening In New Haven", Dan Disney

Contemporary Aesthetics (Journal)

This article is a language-based re-reading of Plato's exile of the poets via Wallace Stevens' poem-manifesto, "An Ordinary Evening in New Haven." I examine how philosophy and poetry use language differently in order to deconstruct an origin of the speech-acts -- wonder -- that I then identify as a phenomenological difference between philosophers and poets. I contend that the thinking-into-language of philosophers is based in theoria, comprehension, and a resulting closure of wonder. I contrast this with the processes of poets, who I show to be moving thought into language via gnosis, apprehension, and a phenomenology opening onto inexhaustible wonder.


Socrates And Plato On Poetry, Nicholas D. Smith Oct 2007

Socrates And Plato On Poetry, Nicholas D. Smith

Philosophic Exchange

This paper contrasts Socrates’ attitude towards poetry in the early dialogues with the sharply critical view of poetry expressed in Plato’s Republic. The difference between these two views constitutes further evidence for a developmentalist interpretation of Plato.


The Heresy Of Paraphrase Revisited, Stefán Snaevarr Jan 2004

The Heresy Of Paraphrase Revisited, Stefán Snaevarr

Contemporary Aesthetics (Journal)

I try to rejuvenate Cleanth Brooks's old thesis about the 'heresy of paraphrase.' This I do by analysing a couple of well-known poems and by performing thought experiments of the "possible world" kind. They show that paradigmatic examples of poems are not paraphrasable. A prosaic text can be improved with the aid of a paraphrase, but a typical poem cannot. The deeper explanation for the non-rephrasability of poetry is that our understanding of it is basically tacit. In this way I hope to give Brooks's original thesis a more solid foundation.


Mixed Media May 20, 1996, Students Of Risd May 1996

Mixed Media May 20, 1996, Students Of Risd

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Mixed Media began as the student publication Your Name Here. The May 20, 1996 issue includes articles, poems, drawings, student events, photos, film stills and comics. Also a calendar of events including Commencement and campus activities for RISD students are in this issue.


Mixed Media May 6, 1996, Students Of Risd May 1996

Mixed Media May 6, 1996, Students Of Risd

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Mixed Media began as the student publication Your Name Here. The May 6, 1996 issue includes a calendar of events for May 6-May 12, 1996, letters to the editor, comics, poems, photos, drawings. The RISD endowment is described and also RISD faculty evaluations.


Mixed Media April 22, 1996, Students Of Risd Apr 1996

Mixed Media April 22, 1996, Students Of Risd

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Mixed Media began as the student publication Your Name Here. The April 22, 1996 issue includes an article about diversity at RISD. Also included are poems, drawings, photographs, comics and letters to the editor.


Your Name Here April 8, 1996, Students Of Risd Apr 1996

Your Name Here April 8, 1996, Students Of Risd

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Your Name Here was a student publication begun in the spring of 1996. The April 8, 1996 issue includes an article about the location of RISD Commencement. Also included are recipes, poems, photographs and comics and a contest to name the student newspaper.


Your Name Here March 25, 1996, Students Of Risd Mar 1996

Your Name Here March 25, 1996, Students Of Risd

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Your Name Here was a student publication begun in the spring of 1996. The March 25, 1996 issue has an article about the RISD faculty contract talks and space issues at RISD. It also includes poems, drawings, photographs and comics.


Incorporated Press, Inc. May 18, 1979, Students Of Risd May 1979

Incorporated Press, Inc. May 18, 1979, Students Of Risd

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Incorporated Press, Inc. was a student publication released biweekly beginning in 1979. The issue of May 18-May 27 1979 includes an article about censorship at RISD and RISD Commencement events. Concerts, art exhibitions, plays and lectures that took place on the RISD campus and in the Providence area were also included.


Incorporated Press, Inc. April 6, 1979, Students Of Risd Apr 1979

Incorporated Press, Inc. April 6, 1979, Students Of Risd

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Incorporated Press, Inc. was a student publication released biweekly beginning in 1979. The issue of April 6-May 3, 1979 includes articles about the possibility of a RISD faculty strike, which did not happen. Also mentioned was the problem of information about events being hidden from students. Poems, photographs and drawings are also in this issue.


Hegel On The Meanings Of Poetry, Gary Shapiro Apr 1975

Hegel On The Meanings Of Poetry, Gary Shapiro

Philosophy Faculty Publications

Since Socrates' attack on poetry, philosophers and critics have been faced with the problem of reconciling two convictions which seem equally pressing. While poetry (or imaginative literature) is and has been valued as a source of insight and knowledge, it also seems clear that poetic meaning is of a rather different sort than that found in science, ordinary language, or (to introduce the classical contrast) prose. Philosophical theories of poetry, then, take one of two forms: either they deny one of these two beliefs, implying perhaps that poetry has only nonsensical or literal meaning, or they provide a cognitive analysis ...


Express-O February 21, 1975, Students Of Risd Feb 1975

Express-O February 21, 1975, Students Of Risd

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Express-O was a short-lived student newspaper published in early 1975. The issue of February 21, 1975 included an article about music to tie in with an appearance by Morton Subotnick at Brown University. There also was a short article from Talbot Rantoul, President of RISD about student tuition. Student board notes, poems, a short story and listing of events at RISD and in the Providence area also included.


Express-O February 7, 1975, Students Of Risd Feb 1975

Express-O February 7, 1975, Students Of Risd

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Express-O was a short-lived student newspaper published in early 1975. The issue of February 7, 1975 included an interview with Ruth Kligman, author of Love Affair: Memoirs of Jackson Pollock, and Jackie Curtis, actor. They spoke at a lecture called "Against Nature" that Seavor Leslie organized on January 29, 1975. An article about hair salons in Providence is also included. Events of interest to RISD students that took place at RISD and in the Providence area were also listed.


Risd Press November 22, 1974, Students Of Risd Nov 1974

Risd Press November 22, 1974, Students Of Risd

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RISD press was a student newspaper published weekly in the early 1970s, a self-described attempt at consolidating into one digestible pile all the information outlets of the school, including the previous student newspaper, Montage. The issue of November 22, 1974 included an interview with Murray Danforth, Jr. treasurer of the RISD Corporation and a member of the RISD Board of Trustees. The Centennial building project was discussed. This issue also includes an article about the RISD Art History department and notes from the RISD student board meeting. Record and film reviews were also mentioned. Event listings on the RISD campus ...


Risd Press March 15, 1974, Students Of Risd Mar 1974

Risd Press March 15, 1974, Students Of Risd

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RISD press was a student newspaper published weekly in the early 1970s, a self-described attempt at consolidating all the information outlets of the school, including the previous student newspaper, Montage. The March 15, 1974 issue had an article about sports at RISD, a letter to the RISD building committee from RISD architecture students, and an article about a quilt lecture with Jonathan Holstein. There also was an article about the Women in Wintersession class in New York City. Poems, comics, ads, classifieds, and events for RISD students were also included.


Risd Press November 30, 1973, Students Of Risd Nov 1973

Risd Press November 30, 1973, Students Of Risd

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RISD press was a student newspaper published weekly in the early 1970s, a self-described attempt at consolidating all the information outlets of the school, including the previous student newspaper, Montage. The issue of November 30, 1973 had an article about the Graphic Design department. Also there was an article about the elections of the RISD student board with the hope that communication would improve between the students and faculty. There were reviews of John Udvary's show at Woods Gerry and Mahler Ryder's show at the Whitney. Recipes, comics, poems, photographs and events for RISD students were also included.


Risd Press November 2, 1973, Students Of Risd Nov 1973

Risd Press November 2, 1973, Students Of Risd

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RISD press was a student newspaper published weekly in the early 1970s, a self-described attempt at consolidating all the information outlets of the school, including the previous student newspaper, Montage. Beginning in September 1973, RISD press included the Brown Daily Herald’s weekly issue of Fresh Fruit as an insert. The issue of November 2, 1973 included an article about the Ad Hoc Committee to study curriculum at RISD. There was an interview with the photographer Andre Kertesz and an article about the RISD Architectural Studies Division. A poem, a short story and events for RISD students were also mentioned ...


Risd Press May 4, 1973, Students Of Risd May 1973

Risd Press May 4, 1973, Students Of Risd

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RISD press was a student newspaper published weekly in the early 1970s, a self-described attempt at consolidating into one digestible pile all the information outlets of the school, including the previous student newspaper, Montage. The issue of May 4, 1973 had an article about RISD student housing with the Dean, Mrs. Davies. There were some articles about RISD faculty Harry Beckwith and the conflict surrounding him. A poem, comics, and events for RISD students were also mentioned.


Risd Press April 8, 1973, Students Of Risd Apr 1973

Risd Press April 8, 1973, Students Of Risd

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RISD press was a student newspaper published weekly in the early 1970s, a self-described attempt at consolidating all the information outlets of the school, including the previous student newspaper, Montage. The issue of April 8, 1973 had contained an article about students confronting Dean Lay, RISD Dean of Students with a petition of 500 students signatures to keep Harry Beckwith as faculty in the Graphic Design department. 100 students met with Dean Lay on March 28, 1973. Also, there was an interview with Dean Lay and an article about planning for COLAB 4. Comics, drawings and events for RISD students ...


Risd Press March 9, 1973, Students Of Risd Mar 1973

Risd Press March 9, 1973, Students Of Risd

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RISD press was a student newspaper published weekly in the early 1970s, a self-described attempt at consolidating all the information outlets of the school, including the previous student newspaper, Montage. The issue of March 9, 1973 had an article about the Student Affairs director at Brown University, Mr. Suprenant. There was an open letter about the RISD student board and a brief article about the Campus Assistance Center. Also more information about COLAB 4 was included. A recipe, comics, poems, a short story,photos and events for RISD students were included.


Risd Press February 9, 1973, Students Of Risd Feb 1973

Risd Press February 9, 1973, Students Of Risd

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RISD press was a student newspaper published weekly in the early 1970s, a self-described attempt at consolidating all the information outlets of the school, including the previous student newspaper, Montage. The issue of February 9, 1973 included an interview with Ed Beard who was a painter in RISD facilities and also was a RI state representative. A recipe, a poem, a calendar of events for RISD students also was in this issue.