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Genre (2018) 51 (3): 267–293.
Published: 01 December 2018
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Genre (2018) 51 (3): 237–266.
Published: 01 December 2018
... “strangers,” “outsiders,” and “others,” the notion of stigma best describes how these characters fit into Shakespeare’s dramatic vision. As such this essay combines the sociologist Erving Goffman’s theory of stigma with the literary historian Erich Auerbach’s account of “figural realism” to establish...
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Genre (2019) 52 (3): 179–205.
Published: 01 December 2019
... of the genre as a backward-looking nostalgic form while also opening anew the question of regionalism’s complicated appeal for its contemporary readers. While beginning and ending with Sarah Orne Jewett’s representative remnant figure, Captain Littlepage, the essay also surveys several lesser-known examples...
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Genre (2022) 55 (2): 173–178.
Published: 01 July 2022
...Don James McLaughlin Djm8246@utulsa.edu Michael Snediker , Contingent Figure: Chronic Pain and Queer Embodiment , Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press , 2021 . Copyright © 2022 by University of Oklahoma 2022 There's a thing first-time readers like to point out...
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Genre (2005) 38 (1-2): 1–44.
Published: 01 March 2005
... of the Earth: Studies in the Georgics . Princeton : Princeton UP , 1979 . Rajan Tilottama . The Supplement of Reading: Figures of Understanding in Romantic Theory and Practice . Ithaca : Cornell UP , 1990 . Ramsey Jonathon . `` Seeing and Perceiving in Wordsworth's An Evening Walk...
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Genre (2014) 47 (3): 379–405.
Published: 01 December 2014
... that embraces the formal implications of the genre's tropes: notably the zombie figure itself, the barricade, and what this article calls soft and hard breaches . The zombie is a deconstructive and contagious anticharacter whose destabilizing role necessitates the construction of barricades that (1) protect...
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Genre (2017) 50 (1): 19–38.
Published: 01 April 2017
... with the discourse of Victorian logic (especially the work of John Venn) and links this early sensation novel to Hardy's later output. Serial representation operates in two modes in Hardy: one material, tactile, and affective (figuring long-run processes of wear, attrition, and change); the other discrete, rational...
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Genre (2015) 48 (1): 1–33.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Emma Heaney This article begins by tracing the figure of gender inversion from Karl Heinrich Ulrichs's mid-nineteenth-century celebration of the “woman's soul confined in a man's body” to Edward Carpenter's early twentieth-century disavowal of the effeminate “of the extreme type,” whose gender...
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Genre (2019) 52 (3): 151–177.
Published: 01 December 2019
... the fundamental laws of energy no longer apply. The article first examines how espionage, detective, and invasion fiction, exemplified by The Secret Agent , incorporated the Edwardian press’s figuration of radium to suggest that the entropic nation-state’s raison d’être, degenerate populations, was not so...
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Genre (2020) 53 (2): 111–134.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Stefanie Markovits Anthony Trollope is unusually concerned with numbers: consider both the famous obsession with productivity and the figures that organize his serial fictions, what Mary Hamer has called his “writing by numbers.” Yet while such numerals control his narrative flow, forming...
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Genre (2012) 45 (1): 121–142.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Fiona Green This essay considers the aubade as a special case of that threshold condition to which all lyric utterance is subject. Drawing on recent work by Mutlu Konuk Blasing, it argues that the dawn songs in Jorie Graham's The Errancy (1997) instantiate and figure the interference of linguistic...
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Genre (2011) 44 (3): 381–391.
Published: 01 September 2011
... literal jumps between defense mechanisms of lower-order animals and fearful emotional states in humans. The origins of depression thus become a subject discussed with rhetorical naïveté that interweaves figurative language with sometimes contradictory images. Darwin would not be pleased. © 2011...
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Genre (2013) 46 (1): 57–78.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Margaret Ronda This essay examines a georgic inheritance in American poetry that reconfigures the disenchanted character of Virgilian georgic in light of the changing historical conditions of capitalist modernization. These poems, rather than portraying agrarian labor as a figure for social...
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Genre (2014) 47 (2): 231–253.
Published: 01 July 2014
... for enactments of homosexual desire. In partial agreement with Rechy, Steward nevertheless insisted on differentiating between real-world police and the cops of fantasy. Through his pornography, Steward suggests that in the context of fantasy the figure of the cop enforces not juridical law but genre, which...
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Genre (2014) 47 (3): 335–356.
Published: 01 December 2014
... plays with an unusual series of overhead shots that immure figures in an unbreachable present that matches McCarthy's narrative configurations. As much as both the novelistic and the cinematic versions of No Country for Old Men initially might begin by encouraging a conventional Western reading, we soon...
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Genre (2015) 48 (3): 405–433.
Published: 01 December 2015
... lyric” that refuses to preach, this poem reimagines the provincial form of the Cumbrian riddle to figure the habitual rebuilding of these giants as an emblem of regional resistance. At a time when Cumbria was increasingly depicted as an uncolonized remnant of a savage English past, “Rural Architecture...
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Genre (2016) 49 (2): 231–253.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Benjamin Noys The Old Weird, weird fiction written between 1890 and 1940, was often reactionary and, in the figure of H. P. Lovecraft, racist. Contemporary New Weird writing is characterized by a contrasting politics that stresses the weird as the destabilization of normative conceptions...
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Genre (2016) 49 (3): 303–329.
Published: 01 December 2016
... between personal desire and social duty is reimagined to encompass a more quotidian type of tragic hero, and that in Eliot's reworking of tragedy, compromise is not its antithesis but its harbinger. The tragic figures of Armgart and Middlemarch , while distinct from classical models, nevertheless find...
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Genre (2016) 49 (3): 359–383.
Published: 01 December 2016
... subject matter is framed by mundane matters and the daily lives of the exceptional artists, placing genius authors in the most generic situations. In other cases, as with work by Robert McAlmon and Malcolm Cowley, the celebrity figures with whom the memoir writers come into contact are made to look...
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Genre (2017) 50 (2): 153–179.
Published: 01 July 2017
... the post-Enlightenment project of ideological critique, the unmasking of concealed truth, although he has lost faith in the efficacy of this project. Sloterdijk's account provides a fascinating analogue to European detective figures noted for their “authenticity” or “realism,” and the Wallander series...