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Genre (2023) 56 (1): 69–80.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Jeanne-Marie Jackson Abstract This article pairs the arguments of Cultural Capital with those of Ghanaian decolonial philosopher Kwasi Wiredu. Writing around the same time as Guillory, Wiredu proposes a distinctive mode of decolonization, one focused on concepts rather than syllabi or curricula...
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Genre (2023) 56 (1): 81–92.
Published: 01 April 2023
... of the country. The use of apartheid racial terminology ( Black , white , Coloured , Asian , etc.) thus remains fixed and untransformed because it is seen as necessary to redress “racial” inequality, necessary for “transformation.” John Guillory's book appeared when the canon debate was at its height...
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Genre (2024) 57 (1): 77–88.
Published: 01 April 2024
...Michael W. Clune mwc33@case.edu John Guillory , Professing Criticism: Essays on the Organization of Literary Study , Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2022 . Copyright © 2024 by University of Oklahoma 2024 When considering the work of the gray eminences who...
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Genre (2023) 56 (1): 1–13.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Merve Emre; Justin A. Sider Abstract This essay considers the status of John Guillory's Cultural Capital thirty years after its publication. Responding to an ongoing crisis in the humanities (which seems never to have passed) and to the “canon wars” of literary studies in the 1980s and 1990s...
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Genre (2023) 56 (1): 33–48.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Amanda Anderson Abstract This article explores the importance of psychoanalysis to John Guillory's literary sociology. The failure of scholars to recognize the canon wars as a symptom of the increasing institutional marginality of literary studies derives from their commitment to what Guillory...
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Genre (2023) 56 (1): 15–31.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Simon During Abstract This article considers the legacy and value of John Guillory's literary sociology in providing a rationale for literary studies today. Bringing the work of Pierre Bourdieu to bear on the canon wars of the 1980s and 1990s, Guillory laid bare the mechanisms of canon formation...
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Genre (2023) 56 (1): 93–107.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Mark Chiang Abstract This article argues for the limitations of John Guillory's analysis of canon formation in terms of its treatment of race. The article reads Guillory's 1997 essay “Bourdieu's Refusal” alongside Bourdieu and Loïc Wacquant's 1999 essay “On the Cunning of Imperialist Reason...
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Genre (2023) 56 (1): 49–67.
Published: 01 April 2023
..., wish Guillory would have addressed. It is the imperial optimism in which US democracy can be presented not only as the highest state of Western traditions of freedom but also the system that can produce accounts of Blackness without Africa, or of Latinidad without Latin America. Patricia Stuelke ( 2021...
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Genre (2023) 56 (1): 109–127.
Published: 01 April 2023
... strikingly visible in one of the dominant popular genres of our time, epic fantasy. mcgurl@stanford.edu Copyright © 2023 by University of Oklahoma 2023 John Guillory Leslie Fiedler cultural capital social capital literary sociology epic fantasy novels At the nexus of the terms...
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Genre (2020) 53 (3): 241–246.
Published: 01 December 2020
.... The paradox of attention as critical method is that it produces and masters its object while insisting that this mastery belongs to that object. As John Guillory observes in Cultural Capital, the kind of form thus cre- ated is the form of paradox, engineered by New Critics to be disinterested...
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Genre (2020) 53 (3): 259–264.
Published: 01 December 2020
... established that views communicative transparency as nor- mative. The trend toward communication- as- transmission has been observed by historians of media and communication (Guillory 2010; Peters 1999), and it helps account for part of a familiar grand narrative of literary history as well, namely...
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Genre (2023) 56 (3): 333–335.
Published: 01 December 2023
... of the book's scholarly reach. The second feature is Hunter's use of the technique known as close reading. If we literary scholars find ourselves in the exhausting later phase of a so-called method war over what we do and how (with John Guillory's Professing Criticism [2022] the latest attempt at a cease...
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Genre (2002) 35 (2): 283–307.
Published: 01 June 2002
... University Press , 1963 . Guillory John . Cultural Capital: The Problem of Literary Canon Formation . Chicago : The University of Chicago Press , 1993 . Harden O. Elizabeth Mc Whorter . Maria Edgeworth's Art of Prose Fiction . The Hague : Mouton , 1971 . Hare Augustus J.C...