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Genre (2018) 51 (3): 209–236.
Published: 01 December 2018
... tragedy and modern realism, this essay offers a model for how texts “perform” their genres. The essay describes these literary speech-acts as “genre performatives,” which are smaller-order gestures, devices, and formal techniques that at once present and execute a text’s status as part of any given genre...
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Genre (2013) 46 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 April 2013
... and develops in his dramaturgy. By assigning formally generative movement across genres to vampire characters that perform the functions of narrators, Strindberg depicts dramatic character as a parasitic performance—and a locus of formal change in modern drama. © 2013 by University of Oklahoma 2013...
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Genre (2016) 49 (3): 273–302.
Published: 01 December 2016
... being an object that represents or defines what we understand as identity, subjectivity, or consciousness, instead serves as contested ground for the playing out of various performative possibilities. The 286 GENRE staging and enactment of the body as it is cohabited...
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Genre (2018) 51 (2): 159–181.
Published: 01 July 2018
... of the undocumented youth movement in the United States. More specifically, this article identifies how the national comprehensive immigration reform movement created a political genre known as the Dreamer narrative that undocumented youth were trained to produce. By examining the ways Vargas performs these genre...
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Genre (2016) 49 (1): 51–77.
Published: 01 April 2016
..., as at their “Lonely Goatherd” puppet show (in the film). So the partly improvised performance is slightly less artificial than their stagy offstage 60 GENRE lives. There are deeper layers of convolution. In a sense, the von Trapp family is only pretending to perform at the festival. Captain von Trapp has...
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Genre (2002) 35 (1): 143–165.
Published: 01 March 2002
... in Detective Fiction (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1995), that "in detective fiction gender is genre and genre is male" and that even "fem- inine notations" may "perform a masculine function" (xiv). In her study of six British women crime writers, Susan Rowland presents a dissenting opinion...
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Genre (2019) 52 (3): 179–205.
Published: 01 December 2019
... of [a] stream. The ubiquity of such disruptive figures in the regionalist corpus, I argue, should encourage us to reexamine the question of the cultural work the genre performed. When we reflect on regionalism s appeal without making assump- tions about the form s underlying unifying agenda, a very different...
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Genre (2001) 34 (3-4): 265–278.
Published: 01 September 2001
..." (chapter four of Performing Rites, 75-95) is a cogent discussion of the role of genre in the marketing divisions of record companies. 3Street 5. However, the location of "rock" as a principally folk cultural form is the basis for other critiques, including Belz's The Story of Rock...
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Genre (2006) 39 (3): v–xx.
Published: 01 September 2006
...." In The Location of Culture, 85-92. New York: Routledge, 1994. xviii GENRE Blair, Sara. Henry James and the Writing of Race and Nation. New York: Cam- bridge UP, 1996. Cheung, Floyd. "Performing Exclusion and Resistance: Anti-Chinese League and Chee Kung Tong Parades...
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Genre (2006) 39 (4): 85–103.
Published: 01 December 2006
... advantage of Peking Opera as an alternative performance genre to achieve the effects of defamilarization and antirealism with regard to Chi- neseness. Both plays utilize certain aspects of the Peking Opera conventions to challenge the status of the "real" in relation to fixed notions of Chineseness...
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Genre (2004) 37 (1): 129–150.
Published: 01 March 2004
... (for example, the vernacular associations of cool, the nationalism 134 ' GENRE of Latin jazz, Dixieland regionalism, and boogie-woogie as a physiognomy of performance). "Idiomatic improvisation," Bailey writes, "is mainly concerned with the expression of an idiom...
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Genre (2004) 37 (2): 301–318.
Published: 01 June 2004
... unremitting condemnation of the genre.2 However, the texts in The Worlds of Jazz betray a certain uneasiness with the status of jazz as a twentieth-century musical art form, and for many of the same reasons that Adorno attacked the 1 The Worlds of Jazz was first published in French as Les Mondes...
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Genre (2010) 43 (3-4): 459–465.
Published: 01 September 2010
... issue.indd 459 3/4/11 9:46 AM 460 GENRE By presenting texts on translation in translation, the volume underscores performatively that the usual practice of most readers and scholars is ignorant of translation, even when the latter...
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Genre (2008) 41 (3-4): 33–58.
Published: 01 September 2008
... in which language is most likely to loses its hege- mony to other modes of signification. Its genres include digitized installation art, video games, online worlds, interactive fiction, interactive drama, and coded poetry (not to be confused with code poetry: while the former is performed...
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Genre (2007) 40 (1-2): 131–156.
Published: 01 March 2007
..., including 4 '33", give primacy to such indeter- minable contextual features in order to allow unplanned events to constitute or affect the specific content of any given performance. In addition to this type GENRE LX - SPRING/SUMMER 2007 131-156. COPYRIGHT © 2007 BY THE UNI- VERSITY OF OKLAHOMA. ALL...
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Genre (2017) 50 (3): 343–370.
Published: 01 December 2017
... of “domestic containment.” In Requiem for a Nun Faulkner returned to the themes of the woman’s film in his own Hollywood-inspired melodrama. Far from creating an “homage,” however, Faulkner drew on the drive for social conformity inherent in the genre but redeployed its tropes in a subversive fashion to launch...
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Genre (2004) 37 (2): 173–199.
Published: 01 June 2004
... to integrate his selves into a unified whole untroubled by the racism 182 GENRE and economic exploitation that dominate his life. He fails, of course; his "split" personality's explicit function is to emphasize the performative dimension of the autobiographical narrative...
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Genre (2004) 37 (2): 261–283.
Published: 01 June 2004
... GENRE American cultural difference. The style moved jazz performance away from "mastery of form" and toward a "deformation of mastery," the second signal trope that Houston Baker argues defines African American modernism. "Defor- mation of mastery," Baker proposes, also constitutes the wearing...
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Genre (2003) 36 (1-2): 81–106.
Published: 01 March 2003
... GENRE events leading up to the performance of the text; this can be termed narrative memory. In the case of "The Fire-Bearers," the reader adopts the hierophant's knowledge of the usurpation of power by the Olympians and of Prometheus' transgression and punishment. Second, intertextual...
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Genre (2001) 34 (3-4): 179–204.
Published: 01 September 2001
... of the audience's inability to hear the music. See, for instance, comments by Ringo Starr quoted in Hertsgaard 88-9 and the comments that I quoted from John Lennon earlier. 192 GENRE were no jumbo-trons or oversized video screens to offer images of the perform- ers...