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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 (2013) 46 (3): 367–392.
Published: 01 December 2013
... of communication in the small, unplanned utopian community of the Convent starkly exposes the danger of closing narrative possibilities as represented by the planned utopian community of Ruby. Utopian narratives, more than any other genre, create an argument for alternatives to the status quo. By examining...
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Genre (2014) 47 (3): 335–356.
Published: 01 December 2014
... offer a teasing prospect soon abandoned; plush narrative embellishments and wide-angle shots (characteristic of the Western) are forsaken for clipped dialogue, spare descriptions, and intense close-ups, locking characters within themselves (characteristic of noir); and to intensify that effect, the film...
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Genre (2015) 48 (3): 405–433.
Published: 01 December 2015
... depicts. Paying close attention to the persistence of a Cumbrian custom that has undergone considerable mutation over the centuries prompts us to rethink “Rural Architecture” itself as a local phenomenon whose distinguishing character rests in its anachronistic desire to survive in a hostile imperial...
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Genre (2017) 50 (1): 59–75.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Caroline Levine This essay contends that the most canonical realist novelists refused both close and distant reading. The realist novel seems to go out of its way to avoid statistics, but at the same time it insists that we must move beyond attending to a few exceptional examples. The problem...
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Genre (2017) 50 (2): 201–217.
Published: 01 July 2017
... of feeling both central and close to everywhere, a sense of nearness across distance. This essay argues that microfinance institutions such as Kiva use the poetics of microfinance to bridge bodily affect with abstract finance, thereby profiting from the further immiseration of the world's poor. Dan...
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Genre (2017) 50 (2): 239–265.
Published: 01 July 2017
...James Arnett; Angela Wright This essay takes a close look at the way Alain Mabanckou positions himself vis-à-vis discipline and market by way of his negotiations of a range of terms—French, francophone, postcolonial, and world literature—and the ways that such disciplinarity and appeal might...
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Genre (2021) 54 (2): 245–264.
Published: 01 July 2021
... this question through a close reading of Marisha Pessl's Night Film (2013). Through the novel's intricate staging of different forms of immersion that is made possible by its extended length, this article argues that Pessl and the horror genre more generally seek to establish a difference between something like...
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Genre (2011) 44 (1): 5–27.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Angela Frattarola This article interrogates the auditory narrative of Dorothy Richardson's multivolume work, Pilgrimage . By drawing on her film column in Close Up , where she champions the silent film with musical accompaniment over the talkie, Frattarola explicates the significance...
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Genre (2011) 44 (1): 93–104.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Vincent B. Leitch During the closing decades of the twentieth century, French post-structuralism constituted a powerful shaping force on many academic disciplines, especially literary and cultural studies. At the opening of the twenty-first century, most of its major figures, born between the two...
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Genre (2011) 44 (3): 277–291.
Published: 01 September 2011
... of memory. It enumerates sounds, smells, and objects that give a thick sense of the patient's point of view. A close reading reveals how the poem articulates the emotional complexity of the speaker's sense of impending death—from disgust and loneliness, to homesickness and political apathy, to longing...
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Genre (2011) 44 (3): 335–347.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Ronald Schleifer; Jerry Vannatta This article proposes that the history and physical exam, which is the standard initial record for each patient, includes the category of “chief concern” to complement the category of “chief complaint.” Such inclusion would necessitate close attention to narrative...
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Genre (2012) 45 (3): 423–441.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Sabrina Ovan This article provides a comparative reading of “ Las Meninas ,” Michel Foucault's opening essay in The Order of Things , and the historical novel Q , written by the Italian collective known as Luther Blissett. Foucault's opening chapter, a close reading of Diego Velázquez's 1656...
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Genre (2012) 45 (1): 215–238.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Robert Baker This essay presents a close reading of C. D. Wright's Deepstep Come Shining . One of the great book-length poems published in America over the last few decades, this poem gathers the strengths of Wright's earlier books while at the same time inventing the sort of roving collage...
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Genre (2013) 46 (2): 145–153.
Published: 01 July 2013
... by identifying with Spinoza, emphasizing his resistance in advance to the Hegelian dialectic and his challenge to the mediating negativity characteristic of modernity. These aspects of his interpretation situate Negri close to Nietzsche, Deleuze, and Foucault. Negri offers the notion of “absolute democracy...
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Genre (2014) 47 (1): 55–77.
Published: 01 April 2014
... creates a close, comforting local space in which getting and having become the inevitable results of appropriative longing. © 2014 by University of Oklahoma 2014 Works Cited Brodhead Richard . 1993 . Cultures of Letters: Scenes of Reading and Writing in Nineteenth-Century America...
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Genre (2014) 47 (1): 79–102.
Published: 01 April 2014
... and style: from narcissism, emotional exile, and thwarted confession to compassionate love and consolatory elegy, from what Edward W. Said called “late style” to its antithesis, “timeliness.” Closely reading each text's presentation of perspective and closure and elements of the film's style, including mise...
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Genre (2010) 43 (3-4): 383–408.
Published: 01 September 2010
.... “Eyes wide shut” is a productive metaphor for considering the closedness and the opening of various societies and societal zones, including cultural ones. This metaphor implicitly refers to a specific regime that casts doubt on closed- ness and openness as stable...
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Genre (2010) 43 (3-4): 369–381.
Published: 01 September 2010
... in the Russian humanities, which were caused in part by ideological obstacles posed by the “closed” Soviet society, and in part by the “sealed insularity” of the Russian intellectual tradition. - testing the strength of boundaries and exploring the fundamental...
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Genre (2018) 51 (1): 53–79.
Published: 01 April 2018
... not taken — possibilities that come to naught at the dark close of the novel yet nonetheless call into question the inevitability of the tragic ending. The Children Act focuses on the case of Adam Henry, a seventeen- year- old suffering from leukemia who refuses to accept a blood transfusion...