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Genre (2019) 52 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 April 2019
... with the future, as the historical novel, inheriting from its nineteenth-century exemplars and moving beyond its postmodern incarnations. New York 2140 also proves innovative in its treatment of the relationship between individual and general, particular and universal, which has always been central to critical...
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Genre (2012) 45 (3): 423–441.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Sabrina Ovan This article provides a comparative reading of “ Las Meninas ,” Michel Foucault's opening essay in The Order of Things , and the historical novel Q , written by the Italian collective known as Luther Blissett. Foucault's opening chapter, a close reading of Diego Velázquez's 1656...
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Genre (2016) 49 (2): 135–158.
Published: 01 July 2016
...), a supernatural tale that, he claims, exerted a virtually unparalleled influence on weird literature. Forming a distorted mirror image of Georg Lukács's description of Otranto as a piece of costumery that nonetheless became the most famous historical novel of the eighteenth century, Lovecraft's equivocal praise...
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Genre (2023) 56 (2): 209–232.
Published: 01 July 2023
... purpose, seeking to remedy American ignorance of the past. However, Vidal's practice suggests a deep awareness of the limitations of the genre. His late‐career novel Live from Golgotha (1992) faces the limitations of historical fiction directly. Reading this novel alongside Linda Hutcheon's concept...
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Genre (2017) 50 (1): 19–38.
Published: 01 April 2017
..., and numerical (depicting patterns of counting and aggregation). Serial thinking also speaks to the problematic generic identity of Desperate Remedies in Hardy's oeuvre and to broader difficulties of genre designation through its historical and formal relation to problems in inductive logic. The novel enacts...
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Genre (2017) 50 (1): 117–137.
Published: 01 April 2017
..., elaborated by Roland Barthes in S/Z , has only sharpened since the literary humanities' digital turn. Eliot's famous surprise ending restarts the world-historical clock and seems to come from nowhere; yet it also seems slowly and inevitably to have been building all along. The novel's famous flood event...
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Genre (2016) 49 (1): 27–50.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Siân E. White This article explores how Elizabeth Bowen's novel The Last September relies on a spatial aesthetic to convey interpersonal and political tensions, corresponding with the novelistic trend toward greater historical and political engagement that recent scholars have deemed “late...
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Genre (2021) 54 (1): 17–42.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Maaheen Ahmed; Shiamin Kwa In his discussion of the “big, ambitious novel,” James Wood dismisses both male and female authors but singles out Zadie Smith's White Teeth for most of his critique of what he terms “hysterical realism.” For Wood, recent long novels display too much imagination...
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Genre (2016) 49 (3): 385–405.
Published: 01 December 2016
... to accom- modate different historical conditions, it may well seem as if I were making a straw man out of Moretti. However, I mention him chiefly because his strong assertions help demonstrate the extent to which the nineteenth-­century European permutation of the novel of formation has monopolized...
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Genre (2015) 48 (3): 383–404.
Published: 01 December 2015
... India. The author reads the male protagonists in the novel and the film and the film's implied viewers as improving subjects—characters and spectators that marry a capitalist's desire to turn waste to profit and a New Historical impulse to uncover hidden narratives and make them count. She argues...
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Genre (2021) 54 (2): 167–193.
Published: 01 July 2021
... recovery, immigrant maximalism, and historical revision developed in feminist and critical race theory, and suggests that big, ambitious novel strategies like polyphony, fragmentation, and centripetal connectivity are the provenance of women and people of color at least as much as they are the domain...
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Genre (2014) 47 (2): 141–170.
Published: 01 July 2014
... thousand pages of an eleven-hundred-page novel. Their meeting in 1920s Hollywood demonstrates not only the historical collision of print and visual media but also the latter's eclipse of the former. Reading Merle's Integroscope as anticipating later Internet technology, this essay ends by grappling...
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Genre (2014) 47 (2): 199–229.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Andrew Reynolds American postwar suburbanization is rarely—if ever—discussed through the rhetorics of postmodernism and globalization. The suburban novel genre contributes to the view of the suburbs as detached from such sweeping historical developments. Indeed the characteristic discontent found...
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Genre (2016) 49 (3): 273–302.
Published: 01 December 2016
.... The letters that compose the novels suggest the genre’s value as artifact, and editorial introductions often reit- erate the text’s status as found material. This is a fiction, of course, but one that explicitly asks the reader to suspend disbelief, to treat the materials as historical sources...
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Genre (2020) 53 (1): 27–52.
Published: 01 April 2020
... racial subjectivities to post–civil rights US racial common sense by highlighting racialized social and historical experiences beyond and below the horizon of the US nation-state as a reminder of the alternative global geographies of race. Ultimately, the novel both negates American citizenship...
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Genre (2023) 56 (3): 283–307.
Published: 01 December 2023
... repeats the historical wounds of colonialism and capitalism. Ultimately, the novel defers the question of what a truly sovereign and postcolonial vision of individual and national development might look like to narrative and political futures that are yet to be imagined. The combination of global capital...
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Genre (2009) 42 (3-4): 21–39.
Published: 01 September 2009
... which Carson also borrows. Gilligan's Wake neither elevates the genre of the kitschy sitcom nor denigrates the historical novel. Rather, it reifies the ability of contemporary U.S. fiction to comment on history by bringing received national myths and shared cultural memory into ironic conflict...
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Genre (2000) 33 (1): 51–81.
Published: 01 March 2000
... Georg . The Historical Novel . Trans. Hannah Mitchell Stanley . Lincoln : U of Nebraska P , 1983 . McGann Jerome . The Romantic Ideology . Chicago : U of Chicago P , 1983 . Mudrick Marvin . Jane Austen: Irony as Defense and Discovery . Princeton : Princeton UP...
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Genre (2021) 54 (1): 89–109.
Published: 01 April 2021
... , translated by Leary Katherine , 3 – 30 . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press . Manshel Alexander . 2017 . “ The Rise of the Recent Historical Novel .” Post45 , September 29 . post45.org/2017/09/the-rise-of-the-recent-historical-novel/ . Nicol Bran . 2018 . “ Eye to I...
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Genre (2021) 54 (1): 67–87.
Published: 01 April 2021
... and mobility that the earlier novel considers in more abstract terms. But if Flights is an effort to think the entire world, at all times and places, Księgi is seemingly more restricted in its scope, instead looking at one particular historical episode, the rise of Jacob Frank, and the fates of his...