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Genre (2023) 56 (3): 321–326.
Published: 01 December 2023
... is not semantic. Equally implausible is her claim that Phyllis Schlafly helped defeat the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s by “maneuvering lurking paradox” (290) in her opponents’ positions. Even one of Anker's favorite examples, borrowed from Joan Scott, has been misread: the French feminist playwright Olympe...
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Genre (2011) 44 (1): 29–53.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Bimbisar Irom The article explores the novel form's engagement in narrating the crucial shift from the Old Left to the New Left in the United States by analyzing Norman Mailer's claims to have written a collective novel, The Armies of the Night: History as a Novel, the Novel as History...
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Genre (2013) 46 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Sarah Balkin August Strindberg once claimed that his novels and stories were “plays in epic form.” But Strindberg's fluid formulation of genre and medium is complicated and enriched by his understanding of narration and authorship as vampiric. In the novel The Red Room (1879) and the play The Dance...
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Genre (2014) 47 (2): 171–197.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Christian Haines This essay argues that William S. Burroughs's The Place of Dead Roads (1983) produces a concrete utopia in response to the political reaction of the 1980s and the rise of neoliberalism. Against Margaret Thatcher's claim that “there is no such thing as society,” Burroughs...
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Genre (2014) 47 (3): 285–307.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Wilson Kaiser Malcolm Cowley's claim that American literature has never dealt with the question of fascism is a key moment in the separation of literary studies and politics. Arguing that politics is too ideological and crude to grapple with the nuances of the text, Cowley cites Carson McCullers's...
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Genre (2015) 48 (1): 35–71.
Published: 01 April 2015
... Jennifer Finney Boylan's She's Not There and Jamison Green's Becoming a Visible Man . I conclude that the gender transition narrative has grown away from the imposed medical narrative of the twentieth century as transsexual memoirists have claimed the role of authors of their own lives. In the process...
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Genre (2014) 47 (3): 407–430.
Published: 01 December 2014
... statement about contraception. This is not to say that the story rejects contraception as a practice, as might be expected from the pen of the devoutly Catholic O'Connor. Rather, the story derides the claim that birth control is a panacea. “A Stroke” shows that birth control can be used to create oppressive...
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Genre (2016) 49 (2): 135–158.
Published: 01 July 2016
...), a supernatural tale that, he claims, exerted a virtually unparalleled influence on weird literature. Forming a distorted mirror image of Georg Lukács's description of Otranto as a piece of costumery that nonetheless became the most famous historical novel of the eighteenth century, Lovecraft's equivocal praise...
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Genre (2015) 48 (3): 435–459.
Published: 01 December 2015
.... Following the theoretical analyses developed by the Italian school of Marxist workerism ( operaismo ), it is claimed that the increasing “socialization” of capital in the postwar period did not mark its waning or disappearance but rather a widespread effort to absorb or “subsume” the entire society in its...
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Genre (2016) 49 (3): 303–329.
Published: 01 December 2016
... further participation in the novelistic world, conceived of as the mundane territory of compromise and normalcy. In Armgart and Middlemarch George Eliot's engagement with the tragic form calls into question claims of the untenable coexistence of the tragic and the novelistic. In these works tragedy...
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Genre (2017) 50 (2): 153–179.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Jean Gregorek Henning Mankell describes his goal in the best-selling Wallander novels as an examination of the social antagonisms in his native Sweden, particularly with regard to race and immigration, within the commercial genre of the police procedural. This essay complicates Mankell's claims...
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Genre (2019) 52 (3): 179–205.
Published: 01 December 2019
... regionalist writing. Depicted as living relics or belated leftovers from superseded cultural epochs, remnants, the essay claims, project the distinctly modern modalities of displacement and ontological insecurity into the regionalist texts they inhabit, thus unsettling the conventional critical readings...
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Genre (2021) 54 (1): 89–109.
Published: 01 April 2021
.... This article argues that Ozeki's approach to autofiction is vastly different from that of most of her white, male counterparts in that the author‐character “Ruth” does not lay sole claim to authorial authority, but rather works collaboratively with other characters to share creative power...
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Genre (2021) 54 (2): 245–264.
Published: 01 July 2021
... literal immersion, which requires the engrossment of a reader or viewer in the world of the story, and immersion as a formal technique, which is for the most part indifferent to the actual engagement of the audience and instead produces a claim immanent to the work itself. Copyright © 2021 by University...
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Genre (2023) 56 (1): 33–48.
Published: 01 April 2023
... calls an “ego‐ideal” of the profession. In particular, the psychic investments of literary critics account, on the one hand, for their inflated claims to political relevance and, on the other, for the ability of professors of literature to strike an anti‐institutional pose from within the privileged...
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Genre (2023) 56 (2): 209–232.
Published: 01 July 2023
...Nathanael T. Booth Abstract Over the course of his long career, Gore Vidal produced works in multiple genres: the essay, the screenplay, the novel. His fictional output is most often associated with his massive chronicle of American history, Narratives of Empire . Vidal claimed a pedagogical...
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Genre (2011) 44 (3): 223–237.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Michael Hanne Claims for the fundamental role of narrative and of metaphor as cognitive instruments have been taken up by scholars in a wide range of disciplines, but with little communication between the champions of the two perspectives. In the medical context, the narrative medicine movement has...
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Genre (2012) 45 (1): 9–27.
Published: 01 March 2012
..., modeled his critical practice in this respect on that of the New Critics. What's more, Levy claims, Clark associates close reading with the reading of poetry in particular. Poetry features only rarely in the history of modernism as retold by art historians, but as Clark writes, “Lyric cannot be expunged...
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Genre (2023) 56 (3): 283–307.
Published: 01 December 2023
... development would paradoxically negate the claims to sovereignty that elevate such personality development as an expression of successful modernization. In The Romantics , as in Chimamanda Adichie's Purple Hibiscus and Mohsin Hamid's How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia , the negation of successful bildung...
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Genre (2024) 57 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 April 2024
... that Darko Suvin called “cognitive estrangement.” Whereas science fiction projects alternative futures, fantasy's affordances allow writers to generate alternative worldviews grounded in real or invented mythic pasts. The initial move away from claiming to imitate reality allows fantasy writers to project...