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Genre (2009) 42 (3-4): 79–98.
Published: 01 September 2009
.... , 1999 . 3 - 14 . Print . Hogan Linda . Mean Spirit . ( 1990 ) New York : Ivy Books/Ballantine Books , 1992 . Print . ---. Power . New York : W.W. Norton , 1998 . Print . ---. Solar Storms . ( 1995 ) New York : Scribner Paperback Fiction/Simon & Schuster Inc...
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Genre (2014) 47 (3): 255–283.
Published: 01 December 2014
... with the cultural meanings of the evil sea monster in romanticism and the ancient Leviathan tradition. With origins tracing back to early Christian retellings of the ancient Greek Physiologus nautical myth, the legacy of that tradition of maligning the whale is immediately visible in contemporary writers...
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Genre (2013) 46 (3): 317–344.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Simon Hay This essay asks what it means to call Tsitsi Dangarembga's Nervous Conditions (1988) a postcolonial bildungsroman. It argues that there is a fundamental contradiction in the term between the pressures and practices of bildung (education; development; formation), on the one hand...
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Genre (2014) 47 (3): 379–405.
Published: 01 December 2014
... by means of his own zombie contribution, the figure of the straggler, which facilitates more meditative thematic work than zombie narratives generally allow. This formal exploration of Zone One as a zombie narrative is meant to further zombie scholarship and to frame future critical work on the novel...
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Genre (2016) 49 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2016
... are salvifically coextensive. On the political level, Lily's artistic vision neutralizes Mr. Ramsay's sovereignty by putting his linear journey to a new, playful use—a pure means without end. Given that Agamben laments the scission in the Western cultural tradition between philosophy and poetry, it seems germane...
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Genre (2016) 49 (1): 51–77.
Published: 01 April 2016
... within Austria, and the public stage of escapism is continuous from there to Broadway to (via the film) the world. It is by way of the world reach of The Sound of Music that we can conceive of escapism as the soul of globalization: the essence of globalization is that there is no elsewhere, which means...
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Genre (2016) 49 (3): 255–272.
Published: 01 December 2016
... against this background, arguing that the novel explicitly teases its readership through a canny awareness of the exploitative sexual possibilities represented by the Oxford novel tradition and the popular press. Finally, it argues that these characteristics mean that we should resituate Gaudy Night...
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Genre (2017) 50 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 April 2017
... have been clear: the opposite of outlier is signifi- cant. An emphasis on tradition allows us to focus our energy on a small number of texts, meaningful because they are different. Seen as data, though, these are simply objects off to the side of a larger story — a story whose meaning comes...
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Genre (2011) 44 (2): 129–156.
Published: 01 June 2011
... Elizabeth Braddon's Lady Audley's Secret , sensation heroes find access to hidden mental reality through the psychologically revealing power of painted portraits. By doing so, they enact a distinctly gothic version of the sublime, offering a glimpse into the dark psyche by means of a subject's awed...
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Genre (2012) 45 (2): 239–268.
Published: 01 June 2012
... women a set of skills for navigating emergent economic and professional opportunities and provides a culturally authoritative means of self-advocacy. Focusing particularly on Gilman's What Diantha Did and Ferber's Fanny Herself , the author shows how the quantitative practices of their heroines function...
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Genre (2011) 44 (3): 301–313.
Published: 01 September 2011
... the development of the clinical bond or relationship necessary for the physician to help the patient deal with his or her illness. Such a conduit for healing permits the repair or reconstitution of the broken story of illness, clarifying the meaning of illness for that particular patient. These clinical...
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Genre (2012) 45 (2): 299–327.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Martha C. Carpentier Biographical readings have sequestered Mansfield's satiric voice as dark other, but the relationship between satire and sentiment in her fiction is dialogic, meaning that both are double-voiced, not binaristically opposed. Countering gendered discussions of satire...
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Genre (2012) 45 (3): 395–422.
Published: 01 December 2012
... from one another and the symbolic function of language is not apprehended. Sword testifies to the foreclosure of difference and a wish to establish it by means of its formal characteristics, apocalypticism, and witness to the spectral return of what cannot be symbolized in the form of the living dead...
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Genre (2012) 45 (1): 143–166.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Emily Setina In 1957, a young John Ashbery reviewed Gertrude Stein's Stanzas in Meditation for Poetry magazine. Titled “The Impossible,” the essay explores difficulty as a means of readerly intimacy and participation. Ashbery's later “G.M.P.” describes the pathos of the writer's impossible desire...
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Genre (2012) 45 (3): 423–441.
Published: 01 December 2012
... of departure for a tale of historical and epistemological transformation. Following this idea, the article shows how the use of visual tropes to create meaning and definition (in a word, to name) is inherent to the narration of the epistemic rupture, and more specifically, it analyzes how this epistemic change...
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Genre (2013) 46 (2): 145–153.
Published: 01 July 2013
...” as a practical means to grasp the linkage between ontology, ethics, and politics in Spinoza's philosophy. © 2013 by University of Oklahoma 2013 Works Cited Hegel G. W. F. 1995 . Lectures on the History of Philosophy . Translated by Haldane E. S. Simson Frances H. . Vol. 3...
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Genre (2013) 46 (3): 239–263.
Published: 01 December 2013
... taxonomies of distorting the inherently indeterminate meanings of texts by imposing arbitrary restrictions, or “laws,” on our reading practices. This essay surveys the major objections to genre criticism lodged by its principal critics (especially Derrida) before introducing and advocating “trope theory...
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Genre (2019) 52 (1): 51–75.
Published: 01 April 2019
... the history it relates and its ethical implications. To promote this assessment, Merwin inculcates a judicious self-questioning in his readers by means of his narrative structure, which emphasizes the discrepancy between plot and story. By making readers keenly aware of the mechanics of his storytelling...
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Genre (2018) 51 (2): 183–207.
Published: 01 July 2018
... is subordinated, undermining the privilege allotted realistic modes of fiction and extending its disturbance into the social and political frameworks in which distinctions of fiction and reality are maintained. Theorizing the significance of the prefix un by means of the political critique of democracy Jacques...
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Genre (2018) 51 (3): 209–236.
Published: 01 December 2018
... the conventionality of certain literary techniques in modern realism. This account of the relation between realism and skepticism establishes grounds for further comparison with the seemingly antithetical generic tradition of tragedy. As a means of identifying previously unrecognized affinities between ancient...