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Genre (2021) 54 (3): 317–340.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Michael Dango This article argues that the nineteenth-century utopian writings of Charles Fourier and twentieth-century United States pornography franchises including Playboy participate in the same generic form of serialized eroticism. Although Fredric Jameson argued for a formalist study...
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Genre (2014) 47 (2): 171–197.
Published: 01 July 2014
... of utopian desire, illuminating the persistence of the social beyond neoliberal privatization and constructing a horizon in which the United States is irreducible to capitalist and statist imaginaries. More specifically, I show how Burroughs elaborates and complicates the concept of the common as proposed...
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Genre (2013) 46 (3): 367–392.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Sean Grattan Contemporary US literature appears to have shied away from considerations of utopia. “Monstrous Utopia in Toni Morrison's Paradise ” argues that Morrison creates two utopian communities to explore the ambiguous relationship between utopia and political imagination. The importance...
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Genre (2011) 44 (1): 55–74.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Vincent P. Pecora The belief that modernity can be completed—and not merely in some ungraspable “fullness of time”—is the little that remains of art's utopian promise. But this is at the same time the promise of a fully achieved secularism. There is no way, I think, that anyone could have predicted...
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Genre (2019) 52 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 April 2019
...-disciplinary texts by Naomi Klein, David Harvey, and Bill Mc Kibben that Robinson calls “utopian nonfiction.” Copyright © 2019 by University of Oklahoma 2019 near future Kim Stanley Robinson historical novel scale Anthropocene ...
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Genre (2019) 52 (3): 151–177.
Published: 01 December 2019
... entropic after all. It then examines utopian treatments of radioactivity to argue that nonentropic narrative forms modeled political orders beyond the nation-state. Through narrative chiasmus, The World Set Free figures an atomic state capable of organizing its constituent parts into a new collectivity...
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Genre (2016) 49 (1): 51–77.
Published: 01 April 2016
... problems must be solved by personal relations, the escapism must be self-conscious, this self-conscious escapism must be muddled with an actual escape. But the sign of escapism by which it can be initially recognized is inescapability. The opposite of Utopian, escapism is Topian: what is escaped...
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Genre (2009) 42 (1-2): 135–163.
Published: 01 March 2009
... . Hopkinson Nalo . “ A Conversation With Nalo Hopkinson .” 2000 . SF Site . June 26 , 2007 . http://www.sfsite.com/03b/nh77.htm ---. “ A Dialogue on SF and Utopian Fiction, Between Nalo Hopkinson and Elisabeth Vonarburg .” Eds. Burwell Jennifer Johnston Nancy . Foundation 81...
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Genre (2010) 43 (1-2): 115–136.
Published: 01 March 2010
... American and subsequently European consumer culture, named the “plastics age” by historians,” generated a great deal of excitement and utopian speculation. When plastics were still rela- tively new, science journalism and popular science accounts of plastics generi- cally resembled science fiction...
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Genre (2003) 36 (3-4): 341–364.
Published: 01 September 2003
... of looking itself. This picture boldly asserts that capitalism has finally managed to leave no space for the Utopian dream of modernity, calling for a new aesthetics and a new way of reading images instead. 2 The following essay pursues this question of how...
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Genre (2002) 35 (1): 55–87.
Published: 01 March 2002
... for Benjamin's attempt to read the novelties displayed by the marketplace of bourgeois Paris as "wish images" that simultaneously trans- figure "the inadequacies in the social organization of production" and evoke in occluded form the Utopian "classless society" of the "primal past" (Benjamin, Arcades...
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Genre (2004) 37 (2): 201–223.
Published: 01 June 2004
... surrealist art and Marxian revolution, Breton set himself up to be ridiculed by Bataille, who described Breton's vision as "cheap Utopian blind- ness" (34). In contrast to Breton's lofty, Platonic tendencies, Bataille promotes a subversion of Platonic heights through a fall out of stable identity...
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Genre (2000) 33 (1): 51–81.
Published: 01 March 2000
... the growing perception of the middle-class home as an essentially feminine sanctuary: radically separated from either mob or market- place; harmoniously complementing, but never dialectically engaging capital- ism's masculine competition and acquisition.13 Whether we stress its Utopian ambitions...
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Genre (2002) 35 (2): 221–251.
Published: 01 June 2002
..., Margaret Cavendish's among them, took from the former Lord Chan- cellor a concern with figuring out how and where to institutionalize knowledge. To many readers of Bacon, "Salomon's House," the Utopian scientific society described in the closing pages of the unfinished New Atlantis, was a source...
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Genre (2007) 40 (1-2): 191–196.
Published: 01 March 2007
... and is subsumed by the "artificial environment" of capitalism (86-87). General intellect is, in fact, according to Terranova, the articulation of machines and humans that propels postindustrial production (87). Therefore, to decry the passing of a golden, Utopian age of the Internet, in which...
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Genre (2005) 38 (3): 309–326.
Published: 01 September 2005
... for acknowledgment (as I have put it) is a struggle for mutual free- dom, especially of the views each holds of the other. This gives the films of our genre a Utopian cast. They harbor a vision which they know cannot fully be domesticated, inhabited, in the world we know. They are romances. Showing...
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Genre (2000) 33 (1): 83–113.
Published: 01 March 2000
... fidelity nor political strategy, muffling both in atmospheric effects. Fredric Jameson reads Conrad's skill at inducing atmosphere as a derealiza- tion of the Utopian latitude he (Jameson himself) seeks in historical telos (214). Despite his skepticism about "the impressionistic strategy...
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Genre (2002) 35 (1): 121–142.
Published: 01 March 2002
... "The Golden Age," "Arcadia," or "Eden." It is significantly RONALD FIRBANK'S RADICAL PASTORALS 127 different from a future "Utopian" world, and is dreamed of by a different type of temperament, as W. H. Auden explains in this useful distinction: The psychological...
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Genre (2017) 50 (2): 267–295.
Published: 01 July 2017
... Johns labels this mode of separatist utopianism that nevertheless attempts to concern itself with the wider world a “reproductive utopianism, intended to affect the world at large.” Johns’s attention to the replicative and pedagogical efforts of the novels is an excellent counterweight...
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Genre (2006) 39 (4): 145–147.
Published: 01 December 2006
...- nese immigrants in the melting pot of 1890s New York, the place of China in Henry Adams's dynamic theoiy of history, and the Utopian political coalitions of "yellow, black, and brown" labor advanced by W.E.B. Du Bois as early as the 1910s. America's Asia not only lays the groundwork...