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Genre (2016) 49 (3): 331–357.
Published: 01 December 2016
... poems thereby illustrate how late modernism constitutes an interstitial living or what Lauren Berlant has theorized as the “cruel optimism” of late-modern fantasies of the good life. These last poems face their own cruelly optimistic attachments to poetry's political vocation without succumbing...
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Genre (2013) 46 (3): 367–392.
Published: 01 December 2013
... . Spinoza and Politics . Translated by Snowdon Peter . London : Verso . Berlant Lauren . 2010 . “Cruel Optimism.” In Affect Theory Reader , edited by Gregg Melissa Seigworth Gregory , 93 – 117 . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Braidotti Rosi . 2002...
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Genre (2002) 35 (3-4): 599–624.
Published: 01 September 2002
... Press , 1993 . Jones Aphrodite . Cruel Sacrifice . New York : Windsor Publishing Corp. , 1994 . Klein Dorie . “Crime Through Gender's Prism: Feminist Criminology in the United States.” International Feminist Perspectives in Criminology: Engendering a Discipline . Ed. Rafter...
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Genre (2006) 39 (3): 1–20.
Published: 01 September 2006
... Taylor alive today, he would probably detect a cruel irony in our classification of him as the author of popular travel literature. Poetry was his true calling, or so he thought, and travel writing was merely an income- generating activity he would tolerate until his verses achieved the recognition...
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Genre (2001) 34 (3-4): 339–343.
Published: 01 September 2001
... GENRE and seems to many, especially on first meeting, as an idiot or a boor. He won't dance, he drinks to excess and takes drugs, and he is competitive and cruel. He allows Joan Baez to make him a star, then dumps her after refusing to let her play on stage with him in England as she had...
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Genre (2001) 34 (3-4): 349–353.
Published: 01 September 2001
..., as an idiot or a boor. He won't dance, he drinks to excess and takes drugs, and he is competitive and cruel. He allows Joan Baez to make him a star, then dumps her after refusing to let her play on stage with him in England as she had let him do in the States. And while Hajdu doesn't specifically...
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Genre (2001) 34 (3-4): 354–361.
Published: 01 September 2001
..., as an idiot or a boor. He won't dance, he drinks to excess and takes drugs, and he is competitive and cruel. He allows Joan Baez to make him a star, then dumps her after refusing to let her play on stage with him in England as she had let him do in the States. And while Hajdu doesn't specifically...
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Genre (2004) 37 (1): 85–108.
Published: 01 March 2004
... music. In the mythic archetypes I mentioned earlier, a death that initially might appear cruel and unnecessary is imbued with meaning that benefits the community. This sacrificial death, in turn, allows each person to face his or her own mortality, serving as a catalyst for a new life in which...
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Genre (2001) 34 (3-4): 344–348.
Published: 01 September 2001
... with people 342 GENRE and seems to many, especially on first meeting, as an idiot or a boor. He won't dance, he drinks to excess and takes drugs, and he is competitive and cruel. He allows Joan Baez to make him a star, then dumps her after refusing to let her play...
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Genre (2006) 39 (1): 89–114.
Published: 01 March 2006
..., Jodie Foster's performance as Iris in Martin Scorcese's Taxi Driver (1976), are further elaborations of biopower. Figuring children as the victims of adults who are cruel, clueless, or apathetic furthers the diary's implicit argument that the world has turned upside-down, because the normal...
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Genre (2017) 50 (2): 153–179.
Published: 01 July 2017
... elicits a raised eyebrow, let alone outrage, we have entered the realm of Sloterdijkian cynicism. Moreover, in such a world, the lines between a self-­aware cynicism and a tempered, clear-­eyed idealism — Gramscian “pessi- mism of the intellect, optimism of the will” — become increasingly...
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Genre (2019) 52 (3): 151–177.
Published: 01 December 2019
..., because he was reposing in that pathetic condition of optimism induced by excess of fatigue (207). Lacking energy himself, Verloc cannot account for Winnie s radical form of energy, because from the perspective of entropolitics, self- generating power is invisible. Because Conrad repeatedly links Verloc...
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Genre (2014) 47 (2): 141–170.
Published: 01 July 2014
... a thousand pages earlier (in what then seems to be more or less insignificant): “When she appeared in the stage-­light, Merle felt himself hollow out. . . . [H]e thought he saw a smile, almost cruel, he hadn’t noticed much before, self-­sufficient to be sure, but deter- mined enough now, no denying...
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Genre (2002) 35 (2): 221–251.
Published: 01 June 2002
... England. Bacon's optimism about the explosion of technology and intellectual daring was not universally shared, however. The socio-political implications of his thought were a flash-point, for instance, among the curious "virtuosi" and the tradesmen unwilling to give their secrets to gentlemen...