Poetry

Edited by Karen Simecek (University of Warwick)
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Key works Two recent collections of essays on the philosophy of poetry Gibson 2015 and French et al 2010 provide an excellent entry point into this field of study, with essays by key philosophers on poetry such as P Lamarque, A.C. Soy Ribeiro, J. Koethe and R. Eldridge. See also Critchley 2005 for a good example of philosophical inquiry focused on a particular poet and his works.
Introductions For a good introduction to the philosophy of poetry, see Gibson 2015 and Ribeiro's entry on Poetry in The Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Literature Carroll & Gibson 2015.
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    Nietzsche Als Dichter. Lyrik – Poetologie – Rezeption Ed. By Katharina Grätz and Sebastian Kaufmann. [REVIEW]Philip Mills - 2018 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 49 (2):290-295.
    It is no secret that, for Nietzsche, philosophy and poetry are closely related. Some of his most important works contain poems, or even present themselves as poetry. Yet, in their efforts to make Nietzsche a respectable philosopher, scholars have turned their attention away from this poetic dimension and have privileged instead the philosophical dimension of his work. The title of the present volume, Nietzsche als Dichter, echoes Arthur Danto’s influential Nietzsche as Philosopher, and therefore aims to reinstate the part previously (...)
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    Antonin Artaud e la scrittura del reale. Glossolalie e disegni per un linguaggio analfabetico.Fabio Vergine - 2018 - Elephant and Castle. Laboratorio Dell'immaginario 1 (18).
    During the last ten years of his life, Antonin Artaud shows more and more intensively a multi-faceted and caustic refusal for traditional literature and the ordinary practice of writing. But above all, he shows a stylistic impatience for the alphabetic use of the word and the language. By the intention of creating an inhuman language, which could be understood also by the illiterate people, Artaud wants to undermine the significant use of the word, so that he can achieve a non-representative (...)
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    Des règles droites.Karol Fauvel - 2017 - Paris, France: Les Éditions du Presque-Rien.
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    Non pedibus aequis. Zur Metrik in Ovids elegischen Dichtungen im Unterricht.Gregor Bitto - 2018 - In Magnus Frisch (ed.), Metrik im altsprachlichen Unterricht (Ars Didactica; vol. 4). Speyer: Kartoffeldruck-Verlag Kai Brodersen. pp. 185-224.
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    Lyrische Versmaße im akademischen Lateinunterricht.Christoph Kugelmeier - 2018 - In Magnus Frisch (ed.), Metrik im altsprachlichen Unterricht (Ars Didactica; vol. 4). Speyer: Kartoffeldruck-Verlag Kai Brodersen. pp. 239-252.
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    Der lateinische Prosarhythmus: Eine induktive Einführung im Lateinunterricht.Boris Dunsch - 2018 - In Magnus Frisch (ed.), Metrik im altsprachlichen Unterricht (Ars Didactica; vol. 4). Speyer: Kartoffeldruck-Verlag Kai Brodersen. pp. 277-310.
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    Terenz' Adelphoe im Unterricht - Der iambische Senar in der Schule.Fabiola Dengler - 2018 - In Magnus Frisch (ed.), Metrik im altsprachlichen Unterricht (Ars Didactica; vol. 4). Speyer: Kartoffeldruck-Verlag Kai Brodersen. pp. 253-276.
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    Metrik im Griechischunterricht.Katharina Waack-Erdmann - 2018 - In Magnus Frisch (ed.), Metrik im altsprachlichen Unterricht (Ars Didactica; vol. 4). Speyer: Kartoffeldruck-Verlag Kai Brodersen. pp. 121-169.
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    Verse lesen - Latein lesen und sprechen. Meine persönliche Lösung des Lesens und Analysierens lateinischer Texte.Hans-Joachim Glücklich - 2018 - In Magnus Frisch (ed.), Metrik im altsprachlichen Unterricht (Ars Didactica; vol. 4). Speyer: Kartoffeldruck-Verlag Kai Brodersen. pp. 89-120.
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    Mnemonics for Metre.John Bulwer - 2018 - In Mathias Frisch (ed.), Metrik im altsprachlichen Unterricht (Ars Didactica; vol. 4). Speyer: Kartoffeldruck-Verlag Kai Brodersen. pp. 171-184.
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    Metrik und Musik.Immanuel Musäus - 2018 - In Magnus Frisch (ed.), Metrik im altsprachlichen Unterricht (Ars Didactica; vol. 4). Speyer: Kartoffeldruck-Verlag Kai Brodersen. pp. 311-346.
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    Einführung in die lateinische Metrik - Ein Unterrichtsbeispiel für Catull und Ovid.Heike Wolf - 2018 - In Magnus Frisch (ed.), Metrik im altsprachlichen Unterricht (Ars Didactica; vol. 4). Speyer: Kartoffeldruck-Verlag Kai Brodersen. pp. 69-88.
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    Metrik im altsprachlichen Unterricht - Eine Analyse der Lehrpläne und Curricula in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland.Jens Pickenhan - 2018 - In Magnus Frisch (ed.), Metrik im altsprachlichen Unterricht (Ars Didactica; vol. 4). Speyer: Kartoffeldruck-Verlag Kai Brodersen. pp. 45-68.
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    ... at non effugies meos iambos - Catulls Invektive c. 29 als Einstieg in die Funktion römischer Metrik.Wolfgang Schoedel - 2018 - In Magnus Frisch (ed.), Metrik im altsprachlichen Unterricht (Ars Didactica; vol. 4). Speyer: Kartoffeldruck-Verlag Kai Brodersen. pp. 225-238.
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    Être bourré, o del corpo senza corpo. [REVIEW]Fabio Vergine - 2015 - Doppiozero 1.
    Recensione di J. L. NANCY, T. TUPPINI, Être bourré, o del corpo senza corpo, Mimesis, Milano-Udine2014.
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    Resemblance and Identity in Wallace Stevens' Conception of Metaphor.Richmond Kwesi - forthcoming - In Jakub Mácha & Kacper Bartczak (eds.), Wallace Stevens: Poetry, Philosophy, and Figurative Language. Berlin, Germany: pp. 113-138.
    Aristotle and the classical rhetoricians conceived of metaphor as a figure of speech in which one thing is given a name or an attribute of another thing on the basis of some resemblance that exists between the two things. Wallace Stevens conceived of metaphor not as the production of pre-existing resemblances observed in nature but the “creation of resemblance by the imagination” (NA: 72). Resemblance, and not identity, according to Stevens, is the fundamental relation between the two terms of metaphor. (...)
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    "Who Has Not Wak'd": Mary Robinson and Cartesian Poetry.Phillip Barron - 2017 - Philosophy and Literature 41 (2):392-399.
    A close reading of Mary Robinson’s late-eighteenth-century poem “London’s Summer Morning,” which captures all the noises and smells of a busy London street, is not enough to convince the reader that it isn’t all a dream. But whose dream? René Descartes and Wallace Stevens suggest that it may not matter.
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    What Is the Philosophy of Poetry?Peter Lamarque - 2017 - In Anja Weiberg & Stefan Majetschak (eds.), Aesthetics Today: Contemporary Approaches to the Aesthetics of Nature and of Arts. Proceedings of the 39th International Wittgenstein Symposium in Kirchberg. De Gruyter. pp. 109-126.
    It is only relatively recently that analytical philosophers have given special focus to poetry as a topic in its own right in aesthetics or as a semi-autonomous branch of the philosophy of literature. A new field is taking shape: the so-called Philosophy of Poetry. But do analytical philosophers have anything new to say on the topic? What kinds of issues or problems attract their attention? Rather than simply surveying the field, the paper looks at some emerging concerns- about form & (...)
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    The Philosophy of Poetry. [REVIEW]Roger Caldwell - 2016 - Philosophy Now 114:40-42.
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    The Importance of Poetry, Hip-Hop, and Philosophy for an Enlisted Aviator in the USAF (2000-2004) Flying in Support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.Adam M. Croom - 2015 - Journal of Poetry Therapy 28:1-25.
    This special issue of Journal of Poetry Therapy focuses on the use of poetry and other forms of expressive writing to explore the transformative experiences of military veterans, and so in this article I discuss how the use of poetry, hip-hop, and philosophy positively influenced my life while I was serving in the United States Air Force (USAF) from 2000 through 2004. This article briefly reviews my reasons for enlisting and discusses the importance that poetry, hip-hop, and philosophy had for (...)
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    Philosophy's Broken Mirror: Genre Theory and the Strange Place of Poetry and the Poem From Plato to Badiou.Garin Dowd - 2015 - In Genre Trajectories: Identifying, Mapping, Projecting. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 11-28.
    This chapter explores the rather striking manner in which at key moments in the history of philosophy, in the discipline’s attempts at self-definition, the genre or literary form of poetry plays a key role. Philosophy, at these moments, has been defined, inter alia, as the enemy of poetry, the guiding light for the philosopher who can only try and inevitably fail to emulate its brilliance, or as the anomalous guest at the philosophical table with whom the host discipline has relations (...)
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    Opposing Political Philosophy and Literature: Strauss's Critique of Heidegger and the Fate of the'Quarrel Between Philosophy and Poetry'.Paul O'mahoney - 2011 - Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory 58 (126):73-96.
    Strauss's critique of Heidegger's philosophy aims at a recovery of political philosophy, which he saw as threatened by Heidegger's radical historicism; for Strauss, philosophy as a whole could not survive without political philosophy, and his return to the classical tradition of political philosophy, while inspired by the work of Heidegger, was directed against what he saw as the nihilism that was its consequence. Here I wish to examine a dimension of Strauss's critique which, though hinted at, remains neglected or unexplored (...)
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    Goethe and the Im-Probable Meeting of Philosophy and Poetry.Francoise Lartillot - 2009 - Revue Internationale de Philosophie 249 (3):225-229.
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    Ion: Plato’s Defense of Poetry.Gene Fendt - 1997 - International Studies in Philosophy 29 (4):23-50.
    This reading of Plato's Ion shows that the philosophic action mimed and engendered by the dialogue thoroughly reverses its (and Plato's) often supposed philosophical point, revealing that poetry is just as defensible as philosophy, and only in the same way. It is by Plato's indirections we find true directions out: the war between philosophy and poetry is a hoax on Plato's part, and a mistake on the part of his literalist readers. The dilemma around which the dialogue moves is false, (...)
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    Aristotle's Poetics: The Poetry of Philosophy.Elizabeth Belfiore - 1995 - Ancient Philosophy 15 (1):268-272.
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    Pictures, Quotations, and Distinctions: Fourteen Essays in Phenomenology. [REVIEW]John J. Drummond - 1994 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 68 (1):105-110.
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    'The Very Culture of the Feelings': Poetry and Poets in Mill's Moral Philosophy.Daniel Burnstone - 1992 - Utilitas 4 (1):81.
    Interpretations of Mill's response to literature are often placed within a larger analysis of the development of his ethical thought. Such interpretations commonly seek to describe the importance to Mill's intellectual development of the episode in his personal experience, recollected in Chapter V of his Autobiography, which awakened him to the value of poetry and to the need for an active cultivation of personal feeling. The connection between the two is usually made by demonstrating how his mature ethical thought integrates (...)
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    Philosophy and Poetry in the Writings of Heidegger.C. Girardi - 1992 - Rivista di Storia Della Filosofia 47 (4):775-783.
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    ‘The Very Culture of the Feelings’: Poetry and Poets in Mill's Moral Philosophy*: Daniel Burnstone.Daniel Burnstone - 1992 - Utilitas 4 (1):81-104.
    Interpretations of Mill's response to literature are often placed within a larger analysis of the development of his ethical thought. Such interpretations commonly seek to describe the importance to Mill's intellectual development of the episode in his personal experience, recollected in Chapter V of his Autobiography, which awakened him to the value of poetry and to the need for an active cultivation of personal feeling. The connection between the two is usually made by demonstrating how his mature ethical thought integrates (...)
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    Poetry and Philosophy, and “The Testament of Beauty”.Richard Lawson - 1931 - Australasian Journal of Psychology and Philosophy 9 (1):30-36.
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    Philosophy in Poetry: A Study of Sir John Davies's Poem 'Nosce Teipsum.'. [REVIEW]G. Santayana - 1904 - Journal of Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Methods 1 (8):216-217.
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    Poetic Opacity: How to Paint Things with Words.Jesse J. Prinz & Eric Mandelbaum - 2015 - In John Gibson (ed.), The Philosophy of Poetry. Oxford University Press. pp. 63-87.
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    Poetry and Ethics: Inventing Possibilities in Which We Are Moved to Action and How We Live Together.Obiora Ike, Andrea Grieder & Ignace Haaz (eds.) - 2018 - Geneva, Switzerland: Globethics Publications.
    This book on the topic of ethics and poetry consists of contributions from different continents on the subject of applied ethics related to poetry. It should gather a favourable reception from philosophers, ethicists, theologians and anthropologists from Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America and allows for a comparison of the healing power of words from various religious, spiritual and philosophical traditions. The first part of this book presents original poems that express ethical emotions and aphorism related to a philosophical questioning (...)
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    On Literal Translation: Robert Browning and the Agamemnon.E. E. Benitez - 2004 - Philosophy and Literature 28 (2):259.
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    Speech Acts and Poetry.Max De Gaynesford - unknown
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    Frege on Dichtung and Elucidation.Gisela Bengtsson - 2018 - In Gisela Bengtsson, Simo Säätelä & Alois Pichler (eds.), New Essays on Frege: Between Science and Literature. Dordrecht: Springer. pp. 101-119.
    In this paper, I identify an assumption at play in anti-semantic interpretative approaches to Frege: the notion that translatability to Frege’s concept script functions as a criterion for deciding whether a thought is expressed in a sentence or utterance. I question the viability of this assumption by pointing to Frege’s accounts of the aim and character of his logical language and scientific discourse more generally, and by looking at his remarks on poetic forms of language, literature and fiction (Dichtung). Since (...)
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    Multilevel Poetry Translation as a Problem-Solving Task.Pedro Ata & Joao Queiroz - 2016 - Cognitive Semiotics 9 (2):139-147.
    Poems are treated by translators as hierarchical multilevel systems. Here we propose the notion of “multilevel poetry translation” to characterize such cases of poetry translation in terms of selection and rebuilding of a multilevel system of constraints across languages. Different levels of a poem correspond to different sets of components that asymmetrically constrain each other (e. g., grammar, lexicon, syntactic construction, prosody, rhythm, typography, etc.). This perspective allows a poem to be approached as a thinking-tool: an “experimental lab” which submits (...)
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    Zwischen Jugendbewegung und literarischer Avantgarde. Das Leben von Christoph Friedrich Heinle 1894−1914.Johannes Steizinger - 2016 - In Christoph Friedrich Heinle: Lyrik und Prosa. Berlin, Germany: Kulturverlag Kadmos. pp. 149-183.
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    Writing Knowledge in the Soul: Orality, Literacy, and Plato’s Critique of Poetry.Lawrence J. Hatab - 2007 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 11 (2):319-332.
    In this essay I take up Plato’s critique of poetry, which has little to do with epistemology and representational imitation, but rather the powerful effects that poeticperformances can have on audiences, enthralling them with vivid image-worlds and blocking the powers of critical reflection. By focusing on the perceived psychological dangers of poetry in performance and reception, I want to suggest that Plato’s critique was caught up in the larger story of momentous shifts in the Greek world, turning on the rise (...)
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    The Uses of Poetry: Renewing an Educational Understanding of a Language Art.Karen Simecek & Viv Ellis - 2017 - Journal of Aesthetic Education 51 (1):98-114.
    Poetry holds an important place as part of our cultural heritage.1 However, despite poetry’s apparent cultural value, there have been surprisingly few attempts to articulate clearly how this should be reflected in the teaching curriculum in our schools and universities. As a consequence of this lack of clarity, the cultural value of poetry gives way to the increasing emphasis on providing instrumental justification for the teaching curriculum; including poetry in the curriculum is often justified in terms of promoting transferable skills (...)
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    John Lydgate, The Siege of Thebes, Ed. Robert R. Edwards. Kalamazoo, Mich.: Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University, for TEAMS in Association with the University of Rochester, 2001. Paper. Pp. X, 190. [REVIEW]John M. Bowers - 2003 - Speculum 78 (3):949-950.
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    AC Spearing, The Medieval Poet as Voyeur: Looking and Listening in Medieval Love-Narratives. Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge University Press, 1993. Pp. X, 321. $59.95. [REVIEW]Kenneth Bleeth - 1995 - Speculum 70 (1):202-204.
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    Accidents and Incidents: A Phenomenologist Reads T. S. Eliot.Kevin White - 2014 - Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 17 (4):169-183.
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    Living Death in Medieval French and English Literature. [REVIEW]Paul Rockwell - 2012 - The Medieval Review 5.
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    Anthologizing Greek Poetry.Steven Willett - 2011 - Arion 18 (3).
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    Greek Returns: The Poetry of Nikos Karouzos.Nick Skiadopoulos & Vincent van Gerven Oei - 2011 - Continent 1 (3):201-207.
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    Saint Fabiola in Fiction, in History, in Portraiture.H. Wendell Howard - 2011 - Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 14 (2):82-95.
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    The Poetics of Old English. [REVIEW]Leslie Lockett - 2011 - The Medieval Review 3.
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    The Aesthetics of Nostalgia: Historical Representation in Old English Verse. [REVIEW]Manish Sharma - 2010 - The Medieval Review 5.
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    Sacred Players: The Politics of Response in the Middle English Religious Drama. [REVIEW]Laura Iseppi - 2008 - The Medieval Review 5.
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