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Genre (2022) 55 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Mitchum Huehls Abstract “The New Opioid Novel” explores a collection of contemporary US fiction published in the 2010s that tackles the current opioid crisis. Differentiating these new opioid novels from earlier opioid literature, opioid memoirs, and other contemporary drug literature, this essay...
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Genre (2013) 46 (3): 367–392.
Published: 01 December 2013
... intersections between utopian theory, Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri's concept of the multitude, and Morrison's Paradise , a space opens up for reconsidering ambiguous narratives of utopia in contemporary US fiction. © 2013 by University of Oklahoma 2013 Works Cited Balibar Etienne . 1998...
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Genre (2013) 46 (3): 285–315.
Published: 01 December 2013
... be fulfilled, however, without fully inhabiting the fictions of identity that drove him. Widely using the sparse but detailed writing McCandless left behind, Krakauer weaves complex layers of intertextuality and cross identifica- tion between himself and McCandless, even at times imagining himself...
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Genre (2021) 54 (1): 111–137.
Published: 01 April 2021
... Bodies in Contemporary Northern Irish Fiction .” Estudios Irlandeses: Journal of Irish Studies , no. 5 : 12 – 24 . Deane Seamus . 1996 . Reading in the Dark: A Novel . London : Vintage Books . Ercolino Stefano . 2014 . The Maximalist Novel: From Thomas Pynchon's “Gravity's...
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Genre (2022) 55 (1): 27–48.
Published: 01 April 2022
... reporting on an extensive mapping, undertaken by means of “distant reading” methods (Moretti 2013 ), of US and UK foreignizing crime fiction after 2000. Drawing on library catalogs, online booksellers, and crime fiction fan sites, I first created a data set comprising a total of 55 authors, 53 book series...
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Genre (2009) 42 (3-4): 1–3.
Published: 01 September 2009
... been little in the way of a corresponding re-evalua- tion of the popular in postmodernism. With that in mind, the editors of this special issue solicited papers that would consider the various genres used in recent fiction. Brian McHale's essay is the right piece to head off the issue, not only...
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Genre (2020) 53 (2): 135–157.
Published: 01 July 2020
... turn in international fiction writing—involving writers such as W. G. Sebald, Valeria Luiselli, and Teju Cole—which some critics have interpreted as a sign of the novel’s exhaustion. This essay argues instead that such genre-bending works of contemporary fiction (and even nonfiction) are better...
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Genre (2009) 42 (3-4): 119–143.
Published: 01 September 2009
... threat is not typically a useful model for readers outside of the fictions, whose own political situations are rarely as advantageous as those of the thrillers' pro- tagonists. Key to the complications attendant upon this discrepancy between sympathetic protagonist and reader is what Jonathan...
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Genre (2023) 56 (2): 209–232.
Published: 01 July 2023
... meditation on the complexities and ironies of historical fiction. In Live from Golgotha , Gore Vidal parodies his own work as a historical novelist, thereby exposing the limitations of the form and its relationship to history. Thus, this late work is useful for critics in thinking through how both critics...
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Genre (2016) 49 (2): 117–134.
Published: 01 July 2016
..., all that shield us from the shivering void, though they often do so but poorly and desperately.” Although Aickman preferred the term “strange stories” to describe his work (Straub quoted in Kelly 2014, vii), what we prefer to call weird fiction plays with the conventions of fiction to expose...
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Genre (2021) 54 (2): 221–244.
Published: 01 July 2021
...,” Goethe ([1906] 1984 : 132–33) informs Johann Peter Eckermann that “the Chinamen think, act, and feel almost exactly like us” and articulates several insightful observations about classical Chinese fiction. Even though Goethe is slightly amazed with “an infinite number of legends which are constantly...
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Genre (2017) 50 (1): 139–152.
Published: 01 April 2017
... present moment. Some of these differences emerge in Levine’s account of how Victorian uses of the enormity effect provided occasions for ethical response. Though Levine reads the ethical effects of the enormity effect in Victorian fiction as akin to the logic outlined by Immanuel Kant in his...
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Genre (2016) 49 (3): 385–405.
Published: 01 December 2016
... conventions of realist fiction. In other words,Barren Ground is as much a realist story of formation as it is the story of the realist novel’s re-­formation. 5. In the wake of Nancy Ruttenburg’s Democratic Personality (1998), one might object to my use of liberal individualism in an American...
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Genre (2011) 44 (2): 205–222.
Published: 01 June 2011
... . “The Dimensionsless Space Between: Narrative Immanence in Joseph McElroy's Lookout Cartridge.” Review of Contemporary Fiction 10 , no. 1 : 95 – 111 . Landow George P. 2006 . Hypertext 3.0: Critical Theory and New Media in an Era of Globalization . Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press...
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Genre (2017) 50 (1): 97–116.
Published: 01 April 2017
..., the Stanford Literary Lab, two of which were subsequently reprinted in n+1 . She is the author of book manuscript “Reductive Reading,” which uses methods from computational criticism to illuminate the intersection of style and ethics in Victorian criticism and fiction. © 2017 by University of Oklahoma...
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Genre (2021) 54 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 April 2021
... Nick . 2017 . Maximalism in Contemporary American Literature: The Uses of Detail . New York : Routledge . McGurl Mark . 2009 . The Program Era: Postwar Fiction and the Rise of Creative Writing . Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press . Mendelson Edward . 1976a...
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Genre (2002) 35 (1): 121–142.
Published: 01 March 2002
... for such a response earlier in the century when he wrote that the task of critically analyzing Firbank's fiction is akin to breaking a butterfly upon a wheel (109). Our usual habits of reading certainly have not prepared us to consider Fir- bank in a critical fashion. The questions that we are accustomed...
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Genre (2017) 50 (2): 153–179.
Published: 01 July 2017
... form of otherness, in the racially tense US and British contexts should not be over- looked. Critic Dennis Porter observes the prevalence in genre fiction of national stereotypes and “fixed cultural qualities,” which contribute a reassuring effect: “The attraction of popular literature resides...
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Genre (2018) 51 (1): 27–52.
Published: 01 April 2018
.... While this article is primarily a study of noir in the French context, it is concerned more broadly with the question how the reception of Manchette’s work might allow us to measure the progress that has (or has not) been made toward regendering or ungendering crime fiction. Noir (Masculine Noun...
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Genre (2008) 41 (3-4): 83–104.
Published: 01 September 2008
... to create lexia-like textual segments or Coverley’s use of the historical, the mythological, or fictional to create a multilinear narrative. In Morrison’s work, the relationship between the different elements of the literary assemblage is much tighter. In all three cases, however...