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Genre (2001) 34 (3-4): 349–353.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Timothy S. Murphy Meltzer Richard , A Whore Just Like the Rest: The Music Writings ( New York : Da Capo , 2000 ), xiv + 591 pages , $17.00 paper. © COPYRIGHT 2002 BY THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA 2002 REVIEWS Hajdu, David. Positively 4th...
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Genre (2016) 49 (3): 431–434.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Jan M. Padios Jan M. Padios is an assistant professor of American studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is currently working on an ethnography of customer service call centers in the Philippines. Chow Rey , Not Like a Native Speaker: On Languaging...
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Genre (2021) 54 (3): 341–367.
Published: 01 December 2021
.... This scene and scenes like this one subtly and not so subtly scattered throughout the films of David Lynch have created a critical impasse within the reception of Lynch's cinema. One side of this impasse—the one associated with a kind of “boutique” film viewer—pushes for an understanding of such scenes...
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Genre (2010) 43 (1-2): 137–162.
Published: 01 March 2010
... ) in a continuation of his oft-noted interest in child characters, however loosely the description “child” may be applied. But like his earlier film El espinazo del diablo (2001, The Devil’s Backbone) the relationship that this film proposes between children and history is immediately overshadowed by the grim...
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Genre (2022) 55 (3): 205–233.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Steve Pinkerton Ralph Ellison's long‐neglected essay “Tell It Like It Is, Baby” (1965) has lately received increased critical attention as a revealing paratext for Ellison's unfinished second novel. Yet little has been said about that essay's conspicuous psychosexual themes or its confoundingly...
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Genre (2017) 50 (1): 117–137.
Published: 01 April 2017
.... On this reading, a theory of time as gradual development (flow) sits in tension with a model that imagines short, sharp transitions between discrete temporal periods (structures), one “step” and another. Like Barthes, Eliot aims to think in both synchronic blocks and linear flows simultaneously. She goes further...
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Genre (2022) 55 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2022
... identifies three distinct modalities of the new opioid novel, paying particular attention to the ways these texts think through the causality of the opioid epidemic. First, some texts (novels from Julie Bunton, Brian Allen Carr, Cheryl Reed, and Jennifer Weiner), which read like detective fiction, take...
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Genre (2011) 44 (2): 205–222.
Published: 01 June 2011
... designation and answers to the continuously expanding boundaries of text, data, and knowledge. The redefined encyclopedic novel can therefore be connected with more current forms of textuality, like hypertext and database. © 2011 by University of Oklahoma 2011 References Anderson Wilda . 1986...
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Genre (2011) 44 (3): 381–391.
Published: 01 September 2011
... to abuses like eugenics, it has never disappeared. It exists today in the field of evolutionary psychology and its offshoot, Darwinian psychiatry. This fledgling discipline posits the mind as developing during the long period of hunter-gatherer existence, with some emotional states and behaviors now...
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Genre (2014) 47 (3): 285–307.
Published: 01 December 2014
... of American life at the everyday level and the pervasive concerns about fascism in the 1930s. In contrast to Lewis's crudely political novel, micropolitical literature like McCullers's novel is in a special position to provide insights into the quotidian struggle to characterize and respond to large-scale...
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Genre (2015) 48 (1): 73–98.
Published: 01 April 2015
... share a common interest in horror as an affective state and an aesthetic technique. This essay argues that by grafting the affect and imagery of horror onto domestic scenes, Red Pottage , like Dracula , envisions a British society assaulted by a corrupting force that saps its vitality and health...
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Genre (2014) 47 (3): 335–356.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Lee Clark Mitchell Cormac McCarthy's novel No Country for Old Men (2005), like Ethan Coen and Joel Coen's film adaptation (2007), poses two genres against one another, drawing on film noir techniques to defy what their Western materials seem to solicit. Fleeting gestures at wide-open landscape...
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Genre (2015) 48 (2): 131–157.
Published: 01 July 2015
... Lokāyata , “prevalent in the world”) arose at approximately the same time that materialism developed independently in ancient Greece. Like the atomistic philosophies of Epicurus and later Lucretius in the West, this form of materialism was strongly condemned by other philosophical and religious sects...
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Genre (2015) 48 (3): 405–433.
Published: 01 December 2015
... the difficultly involved in capturing an authentic understanding of the Cumbrian custom of giant building, the poem also attempts to relay this local practice intelligibly to a metropolitan reading community whose only likely knowledge of the region's traditions in the early 1800s came from eighteenth-century...
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Genre (2017) 50 (1): 97–116.
Published: 01 April 2017
..., but some parts of Gaskell's Life return to and invert that tradition, reading almost like a clef to Jane Eyre —so much so as to force a printed retraction and substantial revisions. Gaskell wrote the Life well after fictionality emerged as a concept distinct from history and journalism. Nevertheless...
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Genre (2018) 51 (1): 27–52.
Published: 01 April 2018
... from within the hypermasculine thriller. Indeed, the transnational filiations and appropriations that inform works like The Prone Gunman and Le samouraï demonstrate the need to conceptualize both gender and genre in broader contexts than they have often been given in studies of French crime fiction...
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Genre (2018) 51 (1): 53–79.
Published: 01 April 2018
... the two sides attempt to disentangle from what seems like threatening “otherness.” Throughout there are hints that if the adversaries could instead endorse their essential interlinkage, could admit to the irresolvable contradictions of each position, then the tragic denouement could be avoided. The novel...
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Genre (2018) 51 (2): 183–207.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Fred Botting Unrealism addresses the way unrealistic genres of writing like science fiction, horror, romance, and fantasy can display a capacity to reflect on and interrogate generic conventions. Unrealism describes a process that unsettles the literary hierarchies in which genre fiction...
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Genre (2018) 51 (2): 105–131.
Published: 01 July 2018
..., it suggests, names an interpretational hesitation between generic frames like comedy and tragedy. In his bawdy double entendres, James provides a kind of resting place from what Susan Sontag has called the “excruciating” tonal textures of his major phase. Henry James The Sacred Fount The Golden Bowl...
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Genre (2018) 51 (3): 237–266.
Published: 01 December 2018
... of comedy. Then the figure is reconstituted at the end of the play in the hybrid plot of tragicomedy, in which the virtuous are rewarded and the vicious punished on a stage that mingles clowns and kings. Like Shakespeare’s problem plays, however, the resolution of the figure of stigma is riddled...