ⓘ Poetics


ⓘ Poetics

The term "poetics" comes from the Greek ποιητικός poietikos "pertaining to poetry," literally "creative, productive," from ποιητός poietos "made," verbal adjective of ποιεῖν poiein "to make."

Scholar T. V. F. Brogan identifies three major movements in Western poetics over the past 3.000 years, beginning with the formalist, objectivist Aristotelian tradition see Poetics. During the Romantic era, poetics tended toward expressionism and emphasized the perceiving subject. The 20th century witnessed a return to the Aristotelian paradigm, followed by trends toward metacriticality, or the establishment of a theory of poetics.

Eastern poetics developed primarily with reference to the lyric, as opposed to the mimetic.


1. In literary criticism

Poetics is distinguished from hermeneutics by its focus not on the meaning of a text, but rather its understanding of how a texts different elements come together and produce certain effects on the reader. Most literary criticism combines poetics and hermeneutics in a single analysis; however, one or the other may predominate given the text and the aims of the one doing the reading.

  • Aristotle s work on aesthetics consists of the Poetics Politics Bk VIII and Rhetoric. The Poetics is specifically concerned with drama. At some point
  • Historical poetics Poetics of Cinema Retrieved 2012 - 05 - 11. Towards a Perverse Neo - Baroque Cinematic Aesthetic: Raul Ruiz s Poetics of Cinema
  • label, and book publishing imprint. In November 2008, Wax Poetics Inc. unveiled Wax Poetics Japan. In spring 2001, Editor - In - Chief Andre Torres was living
  • Poetics Journal of Empirical Research on Culture, the Media and the Arts is a bimonthly peer - reviewed academic journal covering the field of poetics
  • Descriptive poetics is an analytic approach within literary studies. While the concept of poetics goes back to Aristotle, the term descriptive poetics refers
  • Poetics Today: International Journal for Theory and Analysis of Literature and Communication is a quarterly peer - reviewed academic journal in the field
  • Etienne 1994 The Poetics of Space. Boston: Beacon Press. ISBN 978 - 0 - 8070 - 6473 - 3. Online articles Ockman, Joan Fall 1998 The Poetics of Space by Gaston
  • and Joanna Gavins, Contextualising cognitive poetics in Gavins and Steen 2003 p. 3. Cognitive poetics is still relatively new as a discipline, though
  • Structuralist Poetics Structuralism, Linguistics and the Study of Literature is a 1975 book of critical literary theory by the critic Jonathan Culler