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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 (2001) 34 (1-2): 101–124.
Published: 01 March 2001
...Linda A. Westervelt ROBERT PENN WARREN'S A PLACE TO COME TO: AN ALTERSROMAN INSPIRED BY DANTE LINDA A. WESTERVELT, UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON Warren's novels have been considered static formulations, with the protago- nist's conflict described rather than dramatized for the reader...
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Genre (2015) 48 (1): 35–71.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Rhiannon Catherwood Beginning with Jay Prosser's Second Skins: The Body Narratives of Transsexuality , scholars have rightly treated gender transition narratives as cultural objects distinct from homosexual coming-out stories; however, existing scholarship rarely sets these two objects against each...
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Genre (2016) 49 (1): 95–115.
Published: 01 April 2016
... subject formation in Singapore today and can be described as a “coming-of-career” novel, or the story of becoming an economically viable subject in a globalized economy through the pursuit of a professional career. Through a reading of Mammon Inc. , the article discusses the significance of age identity...
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Genre (2003) 36 (3-4): 405–427.
Published: 01 September 2003
...] . 5 Nov 2000 . Wilson Rob Dissayanake Wimal . Introduction . Global/Local: Culture Production and The Transnational Imaginary . Ed. Wilson Rob Dissayanake Wimal . Durham : Duke UP , 1996 . GLOBALISIERUNGSBEWALTIGUNG [COMING TO TERMS WITH GLOBALIZATION]: GLOBAL...
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Genre (2011) 44 (3): 293–300.
Published: 01 September 2011
... openings and ritualized endings. Metaphors abound when we think of start-ups or endings, but neither narratives nor metaphors immediately come to mind when we think about the middle parts of lives or events. Adults tend to view stories as stretching on too long when their middle portions hold listeners...
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Genre (2012) 45 (2): 329–350.
Published: 01 June 2012
... of nature, problems that continue to plague environmentalism today. While the characters often make poor choices and find themselves in challenging circumstances, the novel ends on a cautiously optimistic note. The possibility of achieving a satisfying life in the Far North, however, comes only after...
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Genre (2014) 47 (1): 21–53.
Published: 01 April 2014
... in times of conflict was one that long engaged Melville. Much could be said about Moby-Dick and irresponsible bloodshed. This essay revisits Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile (1855), which anticipates the tenor, form, and loss of hope that comes to the fore in Battle-Pieces . I make this turn...
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Genre (2014) 47 (2): 141–170.
Published: 01 July 2014
... century, but this essay argues that Against the Day deals more broadly with the history of emergent media that come to shape reality according to capitalist interests. Merle Rideout, a character linked to camera technologies, and Lew Basnight, who represents print media, remain strangers for the first...
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Genre (2014) 47 (3): 335–356.
Published: 01 December 2014
... find expectations sorely rebuffed. A tradition that had led to cumulative revisions of the classic Western now perversely has come to rest on sheer accident and senseless violence. The triumph of the Coens' adaptation lies in their having grasped how fully McCarthy's novel subverts Western conventions...
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Genre (2017) 50 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 April 2017
..., with emphasis on the possibilities and conceptual difficulties that come with the representation of large aggregates in novel form. Works Cited Brooks Peter . 1985 . Reading for the Plot: Design and Intention in Narrative . New York : Vintage Books . Chatman Seymour . 1978 . Story...
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Genre (2016) 49 (3): 359–383.
Published: 01 December 2016
... subject matter is framed by mundane matters and the daily lives of the exceptional artists, placing genius authors in the most generic situations. In other cases, as with work by Robert McAlmon and Malcolm Cowley, the celebrity figures with whom the memoir writers come into contact are made to look...
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Genre (2016) 49 (3): 385–405.
Published: 01 December 2016
... suggests that Barren Ground offers an approach to artistic innovation that differs significantly from the aggressive, iconoclastic experimentation characteristic of the generation of writers just coming into their own at the time of Barren Ground 's publication, the modernists. Works Cited Abel...
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Genre (2017) 50 (1): 97–116.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Sarah Allison This essay places Elizabeth Gaskell's Life of Charlotte Brontë in the context of responses it provoked from contemporaries, including their retrospective rereadings of Jane Eyre . By 1857, the novel form had come a long way from its eighteenth-century origins in the roman à clef...
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Genre (2017) 50 (1): 117–137.
Published: 01 April 2017
..., elaborated by Roland Barthes in S/Z , has only sharpened since the literary humanities' digital turn. Eliot's famous surprise ending restarts the world-historical clock and seems to come from nowhere; yet it also seems slowly and inevitably to have been building all along. The novel's famous flood event...
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Genre (2020) 53 (1): 53–77.
Published: 01 April 2020
... to demonstrate how ranting narrators usurp and redeploy sovereign speech to create a spectacle of their own abjection. Examination of Dimitris Dimitriadis’s “Abomination” and selected stories from Christos Iconomou’s Good Will Come from the Sea foregrounds the ranter’s dispossession and explores the disruptive...
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Genre (2021) 54 (1): 89–109.
Published: 01 April 2021
... and the responsibility that comes with it. This innovative tactic helps chart a potential course for autofiction by women writers and writers of color. Works Cited Abbott H. Porter . 1988 . “ Autobiography, Autography, Fiction: Groundwork for a Taxonomy of Textual Categories .” New Literary History 19...
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Genre (2021) 54 (1): 111–137.
Published: 01 April 2021
... of hindsight. To avoid postures of certainty and authority that come with both political power and narrative omniscience, the narrator uses irony and self‐consciousness to critique storyworld power dynamics and expectations of literary realism. Burns's big, ambitious novel reveals that conveying a whole world...
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Genre (2004) 37 (2): 331–340.
Published: 01 June 2004
... but well, this is already a music lesson, your lesson, Ornette, that unsetdes our old idea of impro- visation—what's more, I believe that you have come to judge it "racist," this ancient and naive idea of improvisation. I think I understand what you meant by that. Not the word or the thing...
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Genre (2007) 40 (1-2): 187–190.
Published: 01 March 2007
... themselves with democracy's others (oligarchy, dictatorship, the police state) precisely in order to protect themselves from these others: they "autoimmunize" themselves against their others. Der- rida's political solution is what he calls the democracy to come, predicated on "an unconditional...