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Genre (2011) 44 (3): 363–380.
Published: 01 September 2011
.... Drawing upon a key metaphor in biomedicine, the body as machine, I consider its canonical uses but also its limits and the way it is contested, refuted, and even “poached” by one family in its battle with clinicians. I also explore the relationship between metaphor and narrative as I consider...
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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 (2011) 44 (3): 277–291.
Published: 01 September 2011
... that gives shape to illness and loss is Alan Chong Lau's “my ship does not need a helmsman.” It adopts the metaphor of journey to speak about the course of an illness and the prospect of death. The speaker is dying far from home. In short lines the poem creates discontinuities even as it opens long vistas...
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Genre (2012) 45 (1): 57–86.
Published: 01 March 2012
... drew on the tradition of Western representational art and invoked its greatest authorities to connect with the past rather than break with it. In this way Moore conveyed knowledge that was not exclusively her own—even as she offered unique ways of seeing to both expose the flaws of contemporary culture...
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Genre (2012) 45 (3): 443–469.
Published: 01 December 2012
... of their annihilated ancestral villages. Foer's inventive adaptation of the genre exemplifies and problematizes the efforts of survivors' descendants to memorialize a culture they never experienced firsthand. Through the novel's superlative and even absurd representations of the shtetl, Foer tests the ability...
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Genre (2014) 47 (3): 309–334.
Published: 01 December 2014
... emendations before its publication in the 1930 collection Flowering Judas . This version of this story often serves as the apparently definitive or even only version for both scholars and casual readers. Recognizing the unstable and evolving nature of the story leads to a more expansive understanding...
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Genre (2014) 47 (3): 407–430.
Published: 01 December 2014
..., even Gothic, situations if women do not wield the control denoted by the name. © 2014 by University of Oklahoma 2014 Works Cited Althusser Louis . 1971 . “Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses.” In Lenin and Philosophy, and Other Essays , 127 – 88 . Translated by Brewster...
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Genre (2015) 48 (3): 383–404.
Published: 01 December 2015
... the ethical intent behind such reclamation efforts is commendable, these efforts enact their own version of a capitalist improvement ideology—the imperative to turn all things, even “waste,” to profit or good account. This essay explores the tension between the desire to account for experiences that fall...
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Genre (2016) 49 (1): 27–50.
Published: 01 April 2016
... moment even to a reader to whom the political outcome is known. Thus Bowen's changes to narrative discourse produce a tension between the focalized present and the project of looking back at history, conveying an ambivalent mixture of lamentation, critique, and tentative responsibility that characterizes...
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Genre (2019) 52 (3): 207–228.
Published: 01 December 2019
... the roaming romance of his vampires, Adam and Eve, who are both cultured cosmopolitans and endangered species seeking refuge in an increasingly uninhabitable world. Adam and Eve keep alive forms of intimacy and aesthetic appreciation on the verge of extinction even as they adapt to ecological crises...
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Genre (2021) 54 (2): 195–219.
Published: 01 July 2021
... of Indigenous knowledge even as it is subject to transformation upon contact with contradictory ideological and epistemological frameworks. Copyright © 2021 by University of Oklahoma 2021 Aboriginal Australian literature literary canon formation magic realism third space Alexis Wright's second...
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Genre (2022) 55 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2022
... opioids as just another part of the world we've all been thrown into. Finally, a more phenomenologically oriented set of texts (Carter Sickels's The Evening Hour and Robert Gipe's Trampoline and Weedeater ) works past the problem of our ontological thrownness to explore new ways of living with and within...
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Genre (2022) 55 (2): 141–159.
Published: 01 July 2022
... paradoxes. Abse viewed graffiti with a distancing sociological eye, even as he recognized the limits of that perspective by stressing the culpability of each person, including himself, in widening social inequalities. Larkin approached graffiti with a mix of disdain at the defacement of public property...
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Genre (2022) 55 (3): 179–203.
Published: 01 December 2022
... it, rather than the ratiocinative mastery of the detective. These three parodies of detective fiction burlesque incipient genre texts from the nineteenth century by painstakingly regurgitating the global political and economic stakes that set the stage for local mysteries, even when they defer rather than...
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Genre (2023) 56 (1): 69–80.
Published: 01 April 2023
... choice as to what analytic lenses or worldviews can or should be defended. Even as literary studies continues to open up possible texts and traditions for study, the bottom has fallen out of a hiring market organized around periodizing categories and national literatures. Turning back to Wiredu...
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Genre (2023) 56 (2): 145–178.
Published: 01 July 2023
..., class, and even species, enables ethical response. In the 1860s, the West experienced a scientific revolution through Darwinian decentering of “Man” in a universe long envisioned, through Christian discourse, as hierarchically structured for human benefit. By both conjuring the primitive nonhuman...
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Genre (2011) 44 (3): 223–237.
Published: 01 September 2011
... worked systematically and gained strong institutional support, while the exponents of metaphor in medicine, even though their research and writings are prolific, have not been so well organized and have achieved less recognition. The Binocular Vision project brings together medical practitioners...
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Genre (2000) 33 (3-4): 353–359.
Published: 01 September 2000
...-person, who is both private and public, outside and within history, and even—in the oddity of a more or less formal arti- cle rather than a desert-island narrative added to this mix—worrying over (among other things) connections between love and language. I suppose the opposition of natural...
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Genre (2005) 38 (3): 211–230.
Published: 01 September 2005
... in the time since the terrorist attacks. The voices of even the most considerable of foreign intellects were hardly alone in being ren- dered inaudible by the solipsistic noise that immediately took over the American public sphere after 9/11. All kinds of voices and words, from within America...
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Genre (2004) 37 (2): 331–340.
Published: 01 June 2004
... to perform a "solo" onstage with Coleman and pianist Joachim Kiihn during one of their La Villette concerts. On the appointed evening, Derrida took the stage with Coleman and Kiihn and began to perform his composition, but press reports indicate that the audience jeered him so loud- ly that his...