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Genre (2006) 39 (4): 151–154.
Published: 01 December 2006
...Hua Hsu Recovered Legacies: Authority and Identity in Early Asian American Literature . Lawrence Keith Cheung Floyd , eds. Philadelphia : Temple University Press , 2005 COPYRIGHT © 2007 BY THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA 2007 WORKS CITED Arkush David Lee Leo...
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Genre (2000) 33 (2): 129–149.
Published: 01 June 2000
...Allison Stedman A GALLERY OF AUTHORS: THE POLITICS OF INNOVATION AND SUBVERSION IN MONTPENSIER'S DIVERS PORTRAITS ALLISON STEDMAN, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA When Anne Louise d'Orleans, Duchesse de Montpensier published the Divers Portraits [ Various Portraits], her first...
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Genre (2016) 49 (3): 359–383.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Rod Rosenquist With an examination of a number of memoirs by and about modernist authors and artists published during the 1930s, this article raises questions about the complex relationship between the high-art subjects of these volumes and the popular forms of gossip and celebrity anecdote...
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Genre (2021) 54 (1): 89–109.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Marjorie Worthington Ruth Ozeki's novel A Tale for the Time Being is an autofiction—a novel whose protagonist is a characterized version of its author and thereby straddles the line between memoir and fiction. In an American literary context, autofiction is a genre dominated by white male authors...
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Genre (2012) 45 (2): 239–268.
Published: 01 June 2012
... women a set of skills for navigating emergent economic and professional opportunities and provides a culturally authoritative means of self-advocacy. Focusing particularly on Gilman's What Diantha Did and Ferber's Fanny Herself , the author shows how the quantitative practices of their heroines function...
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Genre (2015) 48 (1): 35–71.
Published: 01 April 2015
... other for comparison and contrast. This study examines the evolution of transgender memoir with an eye for comparison to the coming-out story. Central questions include: How are gender transition narratives affected by transgender authors' perceived need to prove their gender identity to public...
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Genre (2012) 45 (3): 359–393.
Published: 01 December 2012
.... An effect of Haggard's anxiety over burgeoning metropolitan female agency and Afrikaner political strength, the heroines of Haggard's female colonial romances enabled the author imaginatively to redirect feminist energy — from metropole to colony, from self (as he saw it) to service, from suffragism to soil...
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Genre (2017) 50 (2): 239–265.
Published: 01 July 2017
... be generated in his first major novel, Blue White Red . How Mabanckou picks his way through these intercalating terms speaks to the appeal and centrality of his work in a world literature canon. The authors argue that Mabanckou quite consciously and effectively makes use of the figures of allegory and parable...
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Genre (2017) 50 (3): 371–395.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Eric D. Smith Central to the polarizing discussions of the late-period work of V. S. Naipaul has been the author’s apparent faithfulness to methods—and political presuppositions—derived from nineteenth-century British models of literary realism. This essay explores Naipaul’s pivotal late-period...
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Genre (2020) 53 (1): 79–103.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Benjamin Bergholtz The author argues that Zia Haider Rahman’s In the Light of What We Know (2014) is an encyclopedic narrative that encourages and interrogates the pursuit of knowledge. Rahman achieves this feat by creating a deceptive dialogue revolving around knowledge and narrative. While his...
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Genre (2021) 54 (1): 17–42.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Maaheen Ahmed; Shiamin Kwa In his discussion of the “big, ambitious novel,” James Wood dismisses both male and female authors but singles out Zadie Smith's White Teeth for most of his critique of what he terms “hysterical realism.” For Wood, recent long novels display too much imagination...
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Genre (2013) 46 (3): 285–315.
Published: 01 December 2013
... of others for these authors forms the basis of a uniquely evocative, intertextual mode of critical cosmopolitanism—itself a highly contested term that footsteps travel writing allows us to productively reassess. In its most compelling forms, footsteps travel does not just mechanically follow a well-beaten...
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Genre (2012) 45 (1): 9–27.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Ellen Levy Levy's chosen model for how to read poems is not a literary critic but an art historian, T. J. Clark. Why? To some extent, the author is following a more generalized “visual turn” in literary studies. But Clark is also a skilled and devoted close reader who, like many in literature...
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Genre (2011) 44 (3): 263–276.
Published: 01 September 2011
... on a larger constituency, one that always includes the patient. The author's first-person ovarian cancer narrative illustrates that not having the capacity to make metaphors for one's embodied experiences can affect the timing of diagnosis; the dearth of effective public metaphors for imagining some internal...
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Genre (2012) 45 (1): 57–86.
Published: 01 March 2012
... drew on the tradition of Western representational art and invoked its greatest authorities to connect with the past rather than break with it. In this way Moore conveyed knowledge that was not exclusively her own—even as she offered unique ways of seeing to both expose the flaws of contemporary culture...
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Genre (2012) 45 (2): 299–327.
Published: 01 June 2012
... in the critical discourse, the author uses Northrup Frye's definition of “the central principal of ironic myth” as a “parody of romance,” Mikhail M. Bakhtin's discussions of the grotesque and parody as “an integral element in Menippean satire and in all carnivalized genres,” and Charles A. Knight's chapters...
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Genre (2012) 45 (3): 423–441.
Published: 01 December 2012
... of knowledge epitomized by Las Meninas , the collective novel Q concentrates on the passage from one age to another. The lack of a unified author for the novel reinforces this notion of displacement by multiplying the narratives, the characters, the historical references. The article furthermore reflects...
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Genre (2013) 46 (2): 137–144.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Ed Emery This essay narrates the author's experiences as a militant translator and publisher of Italian Autonomist Marxism, including many works by Antonio Negri, from the seventies to the present. He describes his recent discussions with Negri, and his personal indignation at finding the results...
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Genre (2014) 47 (3): 357–377.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Caitlin E. Newcomer This essay examines Claudia Rankine's long poem Plot (2001) in light of its status as one of a number of postsixties poetic texts authored by women that explore complicated questions surrounding the relationships among maternity, the female body, and innovative poetics. Plot...
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Genre (2015) 48 (3): 341–381.
Published: 01 December 2015
... need help in their suffering, setting up communities of care that are represented by her party. Woolf wants us to attain a critical empathy for the author herself and her characters on the supratextual level yet also judge them according to the two-part process of empathetic reading outlined in her...