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Genre (2020) 53 (2): 135–157.
Published: 01 July 2020
..., from Sergei Eisenstein to Chris Marker, this essay helps explain what novelism does and why it makes sense to describe certain artworks as novelistic, even ones in nonliterary media. The concept of novelism not only applies to certain essay films, it also clarifies a recent essayistic or documentary...
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Genre (2005) 38 (1-2): 71–94.
Published: 01 March 2005
... past. She is not exalting contemporary essayists at the expense of their precursors, but rather pointing to the unique relation of the genre to time and history. The essay's protean nature, and seemingly effortless ability to reinvent itself, frustrate attempts to produce a meaningful narrative...
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Genre (2022) 55 (1): 27–48.
Published: 01 April 2022
... fiction is characterized by offering “extensive knowledge of [a] geographical orientation”—that is, by privileging place over plot. Burdett's novels abound with geocultural information, often conveyed in the form of short essayistic digressions covering everything from Bangkok's urban layout...
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Genre (2002) 35 (3-4): 393–405.
Published: 01 September 2002
... obliquely, such as Rena Fraden's Imagining Medea: Rhodessa Jones and Theater for Incarcerated Women (2001) and Jean Trounstine's Shakespeare Behind Bars (2001). 4PEN is an acronym for Poets, Playwrights, Essayists, Editors, and Novelists. 396 GENRE...
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Genre (2017) 50 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 April 2017
... analysis. For Hensley, what is worthy of celebration is the ability to see both: “Any number of seeming datapoints might be zeros at one moment, ones in another, tipping into consequence only retrospectively, down the river of its own unfolding.” All of the essayists in this issue, I believe...
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Genre (2011) 44 (1): 75–91.
Published: 01 March 2011
...) an implacable antagonism toward the abstract administration of life, and (3) a conception of subjectivation and ontol- ogy as creation or poiesis — ­lies precisely in his interpretation of the Italian phi- lologist, essayist, and poet Giacomo Leopardi. As Revel (ibid.: 91) herself notes in passing...
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Genre (2006) 39 (1): 141–162.
Published: 01 March 2006
... emphasis). Discovery and recovery, in one sense or another, drive the numerous plots of The Light People, providing its political edge and its ethno-political sat- ire. The reader is introduced to the "Prisoner of Haiku", Elijah Cold Crow for instance, by Bombarto Rose, a mixed-blood essayist...
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Genre (2004) 37 (2): 201–223.
Published: 01 June 2004
... in several texts by the Spanish prose writer Ramon Gomez de la Serna, an important essayist whose writings of the early 1920s anticipated many features of surrealism. His essay from 1931 titled "Jazzbandismo" combines a surrealist sensibility with an emphasis on jazz as expression of hybridity. Gomez...
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Genre (2014) 47 (2): 171–197.
Published: 01 July 2014
... of authorities but instead with the generation of something incom- mensurable with normal circuits of exchange. The wry tone of the text, with its italics and mock essayistic language (“In short”) is premised on a division between normal and abnormal (Kim is “incurably intelligent in which nor- mality...
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Genre (2021) 54 (1): 139–165.
Published: 01 April 2021
... a challenging and densely woven text that assiduously documents the sources upon which it draws. But such a focus does tend to gloss over DuPlessis's considerable ambitions as a contemporary poet, scholar, and essayist speaking to her present world. 11 Discussing the ongoing project of feminist...
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Genre (2016) 49 (3): 303–329.
Published: 01 December 2016
... that tragic drama had, in fact, been supplanted by the novel as the mirror of life and as a teaching form” (King 1980, 2). The suggestion of the Victorian essayist Peter Bayne that “the dramatist must put into an hour what the novelist spreads out into a volume” (quoted in Davis 2003, 84) reflects...
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Genre (2002) 35 (2): 253–282.
Published: 01 June 2002
... for a serious didactic purpose, similar to the sort of straight 'dictionary of work I described at the start of this section, but consciously veering toward the more light-hearted use, by a chatty, essayistic tone, and an unconventional selection of subjects. Some examples are: 36Nicholson Baker...
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Genre (2017) 50 (2): 267–295.
Published: 01 July 2017
... was widely abstracted into the more general idea of “retirement” in further poetic or essayistic appropriations (Røstvig 1962, 108). In the eighteenth century, the epistles of Alexander Pope10 and James Thomson’s popular The Seasons perpetuated a fascination with the implications of retire - ment...
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Genre (2010) 43 (3-4): 239–277.
Published: 01 September 2010
... essayists.7 Commonplace in the history of literature are the cases of such retroactive prefiguration (préfiguration rétroactive),8 in the same way that parentless children identify parents, new money makes up a family tree, or omnipotent bureaucrats in feudal dynasties confer on their forefathers...