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Genre (2017) 50 (2): 181–200.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Pieter Vermeulen Starting from the observation that the notion of the Anthropocene invites us to alter the ways in which we imagine human life (and the relations between different human lives), this essay argues that transnational accounts of literature and culture—in the fairly new field...
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Genre (2004) 37 (3-4): 546–550.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Daniel Darvay Thomas Elisabeth Louise , Emmanuel Levinas: Ethics, Justice, and the Human beyond Being . New York : Routledge , 2004 . xi + 203 pp. COPYRIGHT © 2005 BY THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA 2005 The Micropolitics of Capital: Marx and the Prehistory of the Present, Albany...
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Genre (2021) 54 (1): 111–137.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Siân White This article responds to debates about the “big, ambitious novel” and “hysterical realism” by challenging several prevailing scholarly orthodoxies about large‐scale fiction: that whole world‐building precludes the rendering of a single, feeling human; that mimesis and “hysterical” traits...
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Genre (2011) 44 (2): 129–156.
Published: 01 June 2011
... in To the Lighthouse uses the logic of the gothic sublime as a model for exploring human character. The gothic sublime illuminates in Woolf's theory of consciousness a striking functional resemblance between the mimetic realism of photography and the abstract representations of formalist art. By virtue...
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Genre (2011) 44 (3): 239–261.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Catherine Belling We do not have direct, real-time visual access to the entities and events inside living human bodies. Despite the increasingly precise apparent access facilitated by medical-imaging technology, we still rely, finally, on representational and discursive tools in order to visualize...
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Genre (2011) 44 (3): 381–391.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Scott L. Montgomery Evolution by natural selection has provided one of the grand narratives of the modern era and a way to build stories about the origin and features of organic life. Biologizing aspects of human behavior and society has been a recurrent theme and, although recognized as having led...
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Genre (2018) 51 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2018
... on psychological interiority as the defining criterion for humanlike mimesis. It proposes that we instead look to an alternative theory of seeming human, one based on repetition and routine. Cybernetics, an early form of artificial intelligence, provides a theory of developmental time through the feedback loop...
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Genre (2018) 51 (3): 295–323.
Published: 01 December 2018
... subjectivity that is always “more than one.” Together the artists probe the ways numbers pervade our individual and collective consciousnesses: how they become measures of our human lives. collaboration lyric poetry serial art word and image pop art Copyright © 2018 by University of Oklahoma 2018 ...
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Genre (2019) 52 (3): 207–228.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Joanna Mansbridge Among the recent spate of independent vampire films, Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive uniquely depicts vampires whose immortality is under threat in a world tainted by environmental toxins. Facing their mortality as we humans face our own extinction, Adam and Eve are vampires...
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Genre (2022) 55 (2): 85–115.
Published: 01 July 2022
... and nonfictive examples of Chinese and British port city representations offering a very different vision of transnational contact—one that emphasizes a nation-building and growth “cleaned” of the human struggles for hybrid identity so vividly dramatized across port city fictions. The authors would like...
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Genre (2021) 54 (2): 265–292.
Published: 01 July 2021
... exposed to distinct forms of violence, anecdotes that reveal the concerns of the human narrator and her daughter but also highlight other animals, their unfamiliar phenomenologies, and their cautious cross-species partnerships. More specifically, the article tracks individual animals across the novel's...
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Genre (2011) 44 (1): 75–91.
Published: 01 March 2011
... of the human imagination that opposes the dialectical tradition of idealist rationality associated with Kant and Hegel. Leopardi's thinking parallels Nietzsche's in several important ways: both offer a critique of dialectical concepts of historical progress; both attack the rise of nationalism and its...
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Genre (2015) 48 (2): 159–192.
Published: 01 July 2015
... and ignited rancorous debate over the human, material, and environmental costs of the East Indian trade. Without superfluxes of maritime and mercantile labor and vigorous management of public relations in England, the cash-poor EIC probably would not have survived its first generation. East India Company...
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Genre (2016) 49 (2): 213–229.
Published: 01 July 2016
... embodiments. Such affects are all that remain of the individual human subject under neoliberalism, and the ceaseless, directionless transformations wrought upon Koja's characters by their experimentation with the incomprehensible “Funhole” named in the book's title result in no integration of identity...
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Genre (2016) 49 (2): 231–253.
Published: 01 July 2016
... of the human. In the work of the United Kingdom–based publisher Savoy we find a different strategy: confrontation with and replication of the racist and anti-Semitic strategies of the Old Weird. The Savoy work centers on the character Lord Horror, a fictionalized reworking of the wartime broadcaster...
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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 (2012) 45 (2): 329–350.
Published: 01 June 2012
... by the county inspector after a nasty problem emerges concerning human waste management. Alaska thus becomes a refuge for the characters, who occupy themselves by making love and getting high while trying to live off the land with the little knowledge they have. In chronicling the contradictions of the modern...
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Genre (2013) 46 (1): 57–78.
Published: 01 April 2013
... stability and imperial renewal, instead explore the evolving effects of capital's modes of organization on the material particulars, cultural position, and human value of labor. Reading poems by Walt Whitman and Robert Frost as disenchanted georgics, the essay argues that these works dramatize...
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Genre (2022) 55 (3): 179–203.
Published: 01 December 2022
... advance the plot. They also foreground the corpse‐as‐spectacle by engineering human remains that resist forensic elucidation and are the product of bizarre and cataclysmic histories of violence. In emphasizing detective fiction's nineteenth‐century literary antecedents, Twain's, Post's, and Stevenson...
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Genre (2011) 44 (3): 293–300.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Shirley Brice Heath This essay examines narrative forms and types of metaphor that relate to “getting on with life”—that middle part of life's story, which is neither start nor finish. Narrative theorists tend to assume that humans, since they began telling stories in ancient times, have relished...