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Genre (2010) 43 (3-4): 307–326.
Published: 01 September 2010
...A. J. Greimas © COPYRIGHT 2010 BY THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA 2010 1 This essay originally appeared in Ètudes de linguistique appliqué 2 (1963). It is translated and published here by permission of Editions Klincksieck. h ow T o d efiN e T he i N defiN i T e : a N...
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Genre (2011) 44 (1): 93–104.
Published: 01 March 2011
... with the publication of volume 1.) This review essay of the forthcoming volume 2, the last seminar, assesses Derrida's themes, styles, and organization. It highlights his comments on interpretation and his explorations of the undecidable concept of survivance (life death). © 2011 by University of Oklahoma 2011...
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Genre (2007) 40 (1-2): 187–190.
Published: 01 March 2007
...James Liner Derrida Jacques . Rogues: Two Essays on Reason. Trans. Brault Pascale-Anne Naas Michael . Stanford : Stanford UP , 2005 . COPYRIGHT © 2007 BY THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA 2007 REVIEWS 187 Derrida...
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Genre (2018) 51 (3): 209–236.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Benjamin Mangrum This essay reexamines the conventional opposition in genre criticism between modern realism and classical tragedy. By adapting Roland Barthes’s account of realist representation with J. L. Austin’s theory of speech-acts, the essay shows that epistemological skepticism animates...
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Genre (2020) 53 (2): 135–157.
Published: 01 July 2020
... of “novelism” (adjacent to notions like lyricism and essayism) as a flexible and mobile mode of associative world-building across the arts. We can see novelism at play in the intermedial history of how novelistic forms and concerns informed the cinematic genre of the essay film. By recovering that history...
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Genre (2016) 49 (3): 385–405.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Rafael Walker This essay argues that Ellen Glasgow's 1925 novel Barren Ground is an attempt to adapt literary realism, perennially viewed as the handmaiden of liberal individualism, to an age in which individualism was being replaced by more corporate and associational paradigms. To do so, Glasgow...
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Genre (2017) 50 (2): 181–200.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Pieter Vermeulen Starting from the observation that the notion of the Anthropocene invites us to alter the ways in which we imagine human life (and the relations between different human lives), this essay argues that transnational accounts of literature and culture—in the fairly new field...
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Genre (2014) 47 (3): 309–334.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Fiona McWilliam This essay seeks to rectify an ongoing problem in scholarship on Katherine Anne Porter. Porter's short story “He,” a key and often-anthologized text, is being read in a revised version without attention to those revisions or the story's original context, the October 1927 issue...
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Genre (2016) 49 (3): 407–429.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Marla Zubel This essay examines the ways divergent theories of materiality influenced the practices and critical assessments of literary reportage in primarily two interwar avant-garde movements—German New Objectivity (Neue Sachlichkeit) and Soviet Factography. The essay turns first...
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Genre (2017) 50 (2): 201–217.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Dan Sinykin This essay develops a poetics of microfinance through an attempt to account for Jhumpa Lahiri's strange mention of the Grameen Bank in the short story “Sexy” from her collection Interpreter of Maladies . It shows how Lahiri's allusion links the intimacy of simulated global space...
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Genre (2017) 50 (3): 319–342.
Published: 01 December 2017
... of two book clubs and his work as a guest on radio and television programs have been almost forgotten. Seeking to redress this oversight, this essay focuses on Trilling’s work as a script supervisor for Channing (1963–64), a television series adaptation of his campus fiction “Of This Time, of That Place...
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Genre (2017) 50 (3): 397–419.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Casie Legette This essay examines how the long poems of Lord Byron and Percy Shelley were excerpted in mid-nineteenth-century anthologies to consider the relation between the long history of lyric ascendancy and particular moments when long, complex poems were quite literally reduced to lyric...
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Genre (2018) 51 (2): 159–181.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Lauren Silber This article examines the public essays of the immigrant activist Jose Antonio Vargas. It situates his 2011 New York Times Magazine essay “My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant” and his 2012 Time magazine essay “Not Legal, Not Leaving” in the larger historical context...
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Genre (2018) 51 (3): 237–266.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Jeffrey R. Wilson This essay theorizes a tradition in William Shakespeare’s drama involving some of his greatest and most captivating characters, including, among others, Richard III, Aaron the Moor, Shylock the Jew, Edmund the Bastard, Falstaff, Thersites, and Caliban. While they have been called...
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Genre (2019) 52 (3): 179–205.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Nir Evron This essay isolates, analyzes, and contextualizes a prevalent character type in nineteenth-century American fiction that it calls (following Ina Ferris) the “remnant.” Although remnants appear in the earliest American experiments in fiction, the type becomes truly ubiquitous in postbellum...
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Genre (2012) 45 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 March 2012
... have taught us about reading poems or to a poet or group of poets who involve us in their own reading. Given a common focus on poetry, these essays revisit the idea of lyric and its various attributes: individuality, originality, subjectivity, and feeling (especially in relation to tradition...
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Genre (2014) 47 (2): 141–170.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Justin Gautreau This essay explores the trajectory of popular media in Thomas Pynchon's 2006 novel Against the Day , from print all the way to the Internet. In his piece “Genre as History,” Brian McHale asserts that Against the Day pastiches several literary genres from the turn of the twentieth...
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Genre (2013) 46 (3): 317–344.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Simon Hay This essay asks what it means to call Tsitsi Dangarembga's Nervous Conditions (1988) a postcolonial bildungsroman. It argues that there is a fundamental contradiction in the term between the pressures and practices of bildung (education; development; formation), on the one hand...
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Genre (2015) 48 (1): 99–118.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Elizabeth Klaver The cemetery is often portrayed in literary and cultural works as a heterotopic site for the other, awash in gothic or melodramatic features. This essay argues that Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters and act 3 of Thornton Wilder's Our Town offer something quite different...
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Genre (2015) 48 (2): 131–157.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Hannah Chapelle Wojciehowski This essay investigates the reemergence of Cārvāka materialist philosophy in late sixteenth-century Mughal India and its possible relation to and impact on the European Renaissance and Enlightenment. India's ancient tradition of materialist philosophy (originally called...