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Genre (2006) 39 (1): 89–114.
Published: 01 March 2006
... by Something Weird Video . Anonymous . Advice to Opium Eaters . London : W.R. Goodluck , 1823 . Anonymous . Go Ask Alice . New York : Simon and Schuster , 1971 . Boon Marcus . The Road of Excess: A History of Writers on Drugs . Cambridge : Harvard U P , 2002 . Brooker...
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Genre (2017) 50 (3): 297–317.
Published: 01 December 2017
... on the part of those who feel targeted (or offended) by its referential finger-pointing and nose thumbing, as with the murders on January 7, 2015, of twelve people at the satiric magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Drawing on satire theories from the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, this essay asks...
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Genre (2022) 55 (2): 117–139.
Published: 01 July 2022
...Sarah Briest Abstract Members of a literary organization known as the Detection Club cowrote the mystery novels The Floating Admiral and Ask a Policeman in 1932 and 1933, respectively. These novels are of interest primarily for what they suggest about literary genre: the microcosms...
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Genre (2016) 49 (3): 273–302.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Linda Margarita Greenberg The epistolary genre suggests its own authenticity, asking the reader to suspend disbelief and to treat the letters that compose its pages as historical artifact. Similarly, ethnic literature is a field too often valued for its sociological truth, admired for the extent...
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Genre (2013) 46 (3): 317–344.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Simon Hay This essay asks what it means to call Tsitsi Dangarembga's Nervous Conditions (1988) a postcolonial bildungsroman. It argues that there is a fundamental contradiction in the term between the pressures and practices of bildung (education; development; formation), on the one hand...
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Genre (2005) 38 (3): 197–210.
Published: 01 September 2005
... and then recreate and re- disseminate the evolving meaning of "America" and its place in the contempo- rary world. As a whole, the collection asks questions that are critical for under- standing our political, historical, and cultural moment—especially in the wake of two significant developments: • first...
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Genre (2004) 37 (2): 331–340.
Published: 01 June 2004
... an instrument and without accompaniment, some- times, when he so decides, in the company of Ornette Coleman, superimposed I began by asking, "What's happening? What's happening to me?"3 The repe- tition of this motif is played on at least two staves [portees]. The phrase first asks "what"—or "who...
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Genre (2011) 44 (3): 315–334.
Published: 01 September 2011
...-1407522 © 2011 by University of Oklahoma 316 GENRE papers are being quoted again, and I’m dizzy with the thought of metaphor and narrative. I am a poet. Think of me as a race car driver. I sit in the seat and steer. Please don’t ask me to change the tires. I have...
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Genre (2000) 33 (3-4): 353–359.
Published: 01 September 2000
...Ronald Schleifer © COPYRIGHT 2001 BY THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA 2001 AFTERWORD: HYBRIDS OF NATURE AND CULTURE RONALD SCHLEIFER, UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA Island Texts So we're asked to imagine a desert island, with all creature comforts some- how attended...
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Genre (2004) 37 (2): 319–329.
Published: 01 June 2004
... alive. And most musicians don't have as much enthusiasm when they have to play the same things every time. So I prefer to write music that they've never played before. ID: You want to surprise them. OC: Yes, I want to stimulate them instead of asking them simply to accompany me in front...
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Genre (2006) 39 (2): 347–351.
Published: 01 June 2006
... asks probing questions of, laughs at and with, teases, and scolds Cope as she writes. I call these unusual writerly strategies "remarkable," though "astonishing" might do as well, because they work so beautifully. Their strangeness quickly fades as the intelligence with which...
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Genre (2014) 47 (3): 357–377.
Published: 01 December 2014
... interest in innovative aesthetic practices, contemporary texts in this tradition often inter- rogate the relation between formal innovation and embodiment, asking if one’s status as “woman” shapes the ways and means of poetic experimentation — what Kathleen Fraser (2000) calls “the innovative...
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Genre (2010) 43 (1-2): 191–197.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Gigliotti in “Night and the teaching of History” asks how “historians’ narratives of deportations as a process and victims’ interpretation intersect” (33). She asks about the painful tension created between historians’ training demanding verifiable facts and the personal accounts of a witness...
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Genre (2021) 54 (3): 371–393.
Published: 01 December 2021
... of it and the patient should say, “Yes, I remember. I had forgotten that and now I remember it,” and then the patient is cured. But what is very strange is that sometimes you don't get the memory but it works anyway. And Freud asks, “What does this mean,” and he says once more, “I will not now answer,” because...
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Genre (2015) 48 (2): 289–313.
Published: 01 July 2015
... Frederick de Houtman learned Malay and started compiling his Malay-­Dutch dictionary. He would later write a language guide to Malay for the use of merchants.5 A subsequent embassy sent to ask for Hout- man’s release mollified Aceh sufficiently that the sultan sent two ambassadors, Abdul Hamid...
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Genre (2013) 46 (2): 137–144.
Published: 01 July 2013
... numbering system utterly defeated me. So I began asking in shops. The baker, the photog- rapher, then the lady in the pizza shop, who charmingly and pointlessly said the only way to find the house would be to ask a postman. In the end, I approached the man who would know the answer for sure. The gray...
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Genre (2017) 50 (1): 59–75.
Published: 01 April 2017
... asks us to confront the fact of experience on a mass scale at the same time that it prods us to recognize that it literally cannot capture or convey that massiveness. In place of estimates and calculations, the novel again and again prefers to offer a double bind: it gives us a largeness of scale...
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Genre (2005) 38 (4): 389–412.
Published: 01 December 2005
... as sedimentation. Every recep- tion in this perpetual cycle is subject to distortion, misreading, misrecognition, displacement, absence, differance, Utopia, and (self-)exoticism. The particular question I will ask here is, what happens when exported American culture—and more specifically the idea of America...
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Genre (2021) 54 (2): 293–305.
Published: 01 July 2021
... of Knights's argument: how, she asks, can “total response” be any less an abstraction than character or plot? But Moi also historicizes it. Knights's polemic, she shows, was an act of professional self-assertion, undertaken against an older generation of belletristic amateurs and one of aesthetic position...
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Genre (2005) 38 (4): 353–370.
Published: 01 December 2005
... in the television industry in California. So he contacted John Guedel, creator of several early television shows, and asked for help. Guedel came up with an idea: the "Win a Future" contest. Anyone who entered the contest had a chance to "win a future," which included a house in the newly-completed...