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Genre (2021) 54 (2): 293–305.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Samuel Fallon Amanda Anderson , Rita Felski , and Toril Moi , Character: Three Inquiries in Literary Studies , Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2019 . Aaron Kunin , Character as Form , London : Bloomsbury , 2019 . Copyright © 2021 by University...
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Genre (2017) 50 (1): 39–57.
Published: 01 April 2017
... to a knowledge of another person's character that is often termed “belief.” The author elaborates the complex role belief plays in British empiricist texts by John Locke and David Hume and in the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century treatises on evidences directly influenced by empiricist philosophy, where one...
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Genre (2018) 51 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Megan Ward Critics have struggled to account for realist characters’ development on the repetitive timescale of Victorian domestic realism, which is devoted to representing the sameness of daily routine. This essay argues that this struggle stems from literary criticism’s implicit reliance...
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Genre (2020) 53 (1): 27–52.
Published: 01 April 2020
... the dynamic and mutually constituting relations of character spaces as they are systematically emplotted within a narrative structure. In other words, character space refers to the way the depth (or flatness) of characterization relies on the amount of attention a character is given in the finite space...
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Genre (2021) 54 (3): 395–399.
Published: 01 December 2021
... of the characterization Balkin sees as fundamental to twentieth-century dramatic imagination, the “spectral” appears throughout this book less often as a distinctive type of character, and more often as a theory of what characters are. Instead of the dramaturgy of psychological depth that we have come to expect from...
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Genre (2021) 54 (2): 265–292.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Ben De Bruyn This article examines Lucy Ellmann's encyclopedic novel Ducks, Newburyport (2019) in the context of debates on modernist legacies, animal characters, and climate fiction. It pays particular attention to the text's signature strategy of including anecdotes about nonhuman creatures...
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Genre (2012) 45 (2): 329–350.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Susan Kollin Set in 1970, T. C. Boyle's Drop City (2003) follows a group of commune dwellers who abandon the Golden State in search of a new Eden in the “last frontier.” For Boyle's characters, California is no longer a haven once their commune is condemned as a health hazard and bulldozed...
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Genre (2013) 46 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 April 2013
... and Culture: The Dance of Death in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Graphic Arts . New York : Garland . Gruber William E. 1994 . Missing Persons: Character and Characterization in Modern Drama . Athens : University of Georgia Press . Herman David . 2002 . Story Logic: Problems...
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Genre (2020) 53 (2): 111–134.
Published: 01 July 2020
... the remarkable torrents of his romans fleuve , this essay focuses on ones that appear as such within his novels: those used to designate his characters’ ages. Age has long been recognized as a central Trollopian concern, but exploring formally Trollope’s habitual use of age-related integers reveals Trollope’s...
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Genre (2015) 48 (3): 341–381.
Published: 01 December 2015
... morning in 1923. The procession of young soldiers up White- hall to the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior is characterized by precisely the sort of rigidity venerated by many of the novel’s characters and itself comprises a micro- cosm of national veneration: “Boys in uniform, carrying guns...
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Genre (2014) 47 (3): 379–405.
Published: 01 December 2014
... the characters from infection and living death, (2) delineate a narrative space in which plot and character can develop, and (3) spatialize epistemological and aesthetic modes. Whereas hard breaches involve a narrative-threatening failure of diegetic barricades, the soft breach allows the zombie's destabilizing...
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Genre (2015) 48 (3): 383–404.
Published: 01 December 2015
... of the land loses its special character and becomes interchangeable with everything else. The problem with improvements of the kind that characterize the Slopes is not simply that the new has changed the old: Hardy does not advocate a return to the prehuman world. Instead, the problem...
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Genre (2016) 49 (3): 273–302.
Published: 01 December 2016
... that, far from being a venue for a singular authenticity, ethnic epistolary fiction offers the possibility for multiple iterations of subjectivity. In addition, ethnic literature likewise reinscribes the epistolary as an inherently inauthentic genre. In these novels the reader's contact with the characters...
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Genre (2018) 51 (3): 237–266.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Jeffrey R. Wilson This essay theorizes a tradition in William Shakespeare’s drama involving some of his greatest and most captivating characters, including, among others, Richard III, Aaron the Moor, Shylock the Jew, Edmund the Bastard, Falstaff, Thersites, and Caliban. While they have been called...
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Genre (2020) 53 (1): 79–103.
Published: 01 April 2020
... characters’ analysis of everything from America’s intervention in Afghanistan to Gödel’s incompleteness theorem illustrates the ways in which the light of history, metaphor, and narrative (mis) shape the pursuit of knowledge, our own knowledge is limited by the history and metaphors of our twin narrators...
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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): 269–298.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Benjamin Mangrum Virginia Woolf's first novel, The Voyage Out , disputes the manner in which its characters appropriate literary texts for their political interests. Woolf delivers this challenge through Rachel Vinrace's ill-fated voyage, which culminates in a series of disorienting encounters...
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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 (3): 189–211.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Mary Hong One of the distinguishing features of the 2005 cinematic adaptation of Pride and Prejudice is its dynamic quality of character and camera movement. The dynamism of movements within doors challenges the dialectic of immobility/mobility and indoor/outdoor that characterizes analysis...
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Genre (2013) 46 (1): 57–78.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Margaret Ronda This essay examines a georgic inheritance in American poetry that reconfigures the disenchanted character of Virgilian georgic in light of the changing historical conditions of capitalist modernization. These poems, rather than portraying agrarian labor as a figure for social...