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Genre (2017) 50 (1): 77–95.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Adam Grener This essay examines the pervasive language of chance in Anthony Trollope's Phineas Finn (1869) and argues that the novel's competing models of probability reveal tensions in the bildungsroman form. Although Phineas's advancement has been read as demonstrating Trollope's investment...
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Genre (2007) 40 (1-2): 131–156.
Published: 01 March 2007
... . Diepeveen Leonard . “ Reading Nonsense: The Experience of Contemporary Poetry .” Genre 24 ( 1991 ): 25 - 43 . Hayles N. Katherine . “ Chance Operations: Cagean Paradox and Contemporary Science .” John Cage: Composed in America . Ed. Perloff Marjorie Junkerman Charles . Chicago...
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Genre (2009) 42 (3-4): 5–20.
Published: 01 September 2009
... gondola draped with patriotic bunting, carrying a five-lad crew belonging to that celebrated aeronautics club known as the Chums of Chance, ascended briskly into the morning, and soon caught the southerly wind. When the ship reached cruising altitude...
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Genre (2017) 50 (1): 139–152.
Published: 01 April 2017
... in both the Victorian era and our own information age but which occupy either liminal or contested roles in both periods. Serial thinking, induction, chance, facts, belief: these are all examples of what I mean by unsecured terms. Precisely because each of these terms is either under...
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Genre (2019) 52 (3): 229–235.
Published: 01 December 2019
..., chance, anonymity, improvisation. What do these abstract nouns have in common? According to Seth Perlow, each is a mode of exemption from rational knowledge that has proven attractive or even indispensable to poets. If you are truly improvising a poem in performance, for example, you cannot have planned...
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Genre (2017) 50 (1): 19–38.
Published: 01 April 2017
..., John Venn’s The Logic of Chance ([1866] 1888; second edition 1876). Given Hardy’s inclusion of a character who appears as Venn’s namesake in The Return of the Native (1878), I proceed here on the assumptions that he had some familiarity with this work (or reviews thereof) and that this later...
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Genre (2014) 47 (2): 141–170.
Published: 01 July 2014
... not mention the curious similarities between Merle and Lew. Besides resid- ing on the outskirts of the novel’s central plots, for instance, both Merle and Lew have wives who leave them early on. Both interact directly with the Chums of Chance, which leads to questions regarding their relationship...
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Genre (2002) 35 (3-4): 511–519.
Published: 01 September 2002
... the chance and continue to fight to keep my child. I pre- ferred to lose courageously than to give up cowardly. The social worker was just pushing the only button that could elevate my strength: my maternal button. Although I was traumatized, I forged ahead. What nerve, I thought...
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Genre (2017) 50 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 April 2017
... not as a shortcoming but rather as an essential formal engagement with the problem of the evidence of the world. But what if the evidence of the world is simply the product of chance? What if the data we collect is just random noise? These are the questions Adam Grener tackles in “The Language of Chance...
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Genre (2000) 33 (1): 5–12.
Published: 01 March 2000
... that a certain relationship has been reached between society and nature (including in the concept of nature those of chance and 'irrationality') such that as a result mankind as a whole is more sure of its future and can con- ceive 'rationally' of plans through which to govern its entire life...
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Genre (2004) 37 (2): 331–340.
Published: 01 June 2004
... bien improviser, ilfautbien improviser]. I knew that Ornette was going to call on me to join him tonight, he told me so when we met to talk one afternoon last week. This chance frightens me, I have no idea what's going to happen. It is indeed necessary to improvise, it is necessary to improvise...
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Genre (2007) 40 (1-2): 187–190.
Published: 01 March 2007
... hospitality that exposes itself without limit to the coming of the other, beyond rights and laws (149; see 172-73 n. 12). Only the democ- racy to come, Derrida argues, has a chance of realizing, in a universal and truly democratic way, the universalizable Enlightenment idea of democracy. Second...
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Genre (2013) 46 (3): 419–442.
Published: 01 December 2013
... the reality of his situation, Ted simply stands there in his discomfort, giving Michael the chance to talk. Though it is a small step forward, it is nonetheless significant: Ted is trying to break his old patterns of avoidance and deflection. Though he may still struggle with his feelings of failure...
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Genre (2002) 35 (3-4): 575–598.
Published: 01 September 2002
... the more public methods of punishment such as the stocks, which were predicated on humiliation while offering no chance for rehabilitation. The prison, in fact, is an American innova- tion and the term penitentiary was inspired by a spirit of criminal reform as con- ceived by Quakers and other...
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Genre (2015) 48 (1): 73–98.
Published: 01 April 2015
... Armstrong 1988, “The Rise of the Domestic Woman”; Chase and Levenson 2000; Tosh (1997) 2009, “The Ideal of Domesticity.” 76 GENRE drowns by accident and is, by chance, saved by Lord Newhaven. Hester completes her second book and nurses her nephew Regie through a dangerous illness. When Hugh...
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Genre (2001) 34 (1-2): 5–10.
Published: 01 March 2001
... with the type of detective who charges straight at every chance encounter, even if it means multiplying errors, but who believes he will always get something out of it. At the other pole, we became privy to the meticulous preparation for a job [coup], and the concatenation of small errors that become...
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Genre (2006) 39 (2): 347–351.
Published: 01 June 2006
... are simply wrong, and have in fact missed the ways in which Stein's work is the epitome of whatever values that contemporary critic happens to hold, be they feminist, post-structuralist, psychoanalytic, or what have you, is itself, Cope suggests, to miss the chance for any real engagement...
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Genre (2009) 42 (3-4): 119–143.
Published: 01 September 2009
... for closer consideration, particu- larly the question of how Wallace achieves his end. Boswell claims that readers of Infinite Jest become addicted to the text, but that they also have the chance to put it down and walk away, and thus are forced to remain aware of it as a thing one reads to escape...
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Genre (2006) 39 (3): 141–156.
Published: 01 September 2006
... and cadences and asked him if he did not like it better than in Japanese translation, where some lines were long and some short and there were no rhymes. He said no, he did not. (Grass Roof 219) This extended confrontation with the Japanese instructor offers Kang yet another chance...
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Genre (2000) 33 (3-4): 353–359.
Published: 01 September 2000
... navigation with theoretical insights pushing us to re-conceive understanding in order to allow her and to allow us as well (in our panic and common sense) to have a chance to get back home to friends, to our own versions of Warrior's "intellectual island," even to other journals and books found...