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Genre (2017) 50 (3): 319–342.
Published: 01 December 2017
... the supervision that he desired in television. Thus while “Of This Time, of That Place” was an antimiddlebrow polemic, Channing drew on the conventions of golden age drama anthologies and was the very embodiment of middlebrow culture. As a script consultant, Trilling resisted these changes, but his advice...
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Genre (2016) 49 (3): 255–272.
Published: 01 December 2016
.... This article argues that Gaudy Night 's departures from detective story convention represent more than a successful leap into the “highbrow” or a pioneering defense of women's education. Instead, they reflect a complex and problematic engagement with the early twentieth-century middlebrow phenomenon...
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Genre (2016) 49 (3): 359–383.
Published: 01 December 2016
... of Alice B. Toklas (1933). Stein had only a small but devoted readership up to this point, but the autobiography of her partner, focused on high-­art figures from a middlebrow point of view, became a bestseller in the year it was published, pushing Stein to the celebrity status...
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Genre (2012) 45 (2): 239–268.
Published: 01 June 2012
... University Press . Bordo Susan . 1987 . The Flight to Objectivity: Essays on Cartesianism and Culture . Buffalo : State University of New York Press . Campbell Donna . 2003 . “Written with a Hard and Ruthless Purpose: Rose Wilder Lane, Edna Ferber, and Middlebrow Regional Fiction...
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Genre (2004) 37 (1): 65–83.
Published: 01 March 2004
... each other's formal devices and postures. Nor has popular music moved to the highest reaches of the cul- tural hierarchy, though jazz and certain members of the rock family are now firmly ensconced in the middlebrow sectors. The key mark of the postmodern in the high/low...
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Genre (2020) 53 (3): 229–240.
Published: 01 December 2020
... serve as judge and jury of a generation of poets. Shades of admission, implicit confessions, and gaps of omission were deciphered with a forensic scrutiny in the pages of New Masses, Partisan Review, the New York Times (which still ran a daily poem), even the middlebrow Saturday Review. 232 GEN RE...
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Genre (2009) 42 (3-4): 61–78.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., but without one it's not so easy to tell a story" (Hawks 356-357). 5 64 GENRE very middlebrow espoused by Leonard. They may be integral elements but when I strike them my stride falters; I slide a bit. Even across media, a downward turn is taken to indicate depth. Comics creator Chris Ware, like...
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Genre (2016) 49 (3): 331–357.
Published: 01 December 2016
... interwoven with political critique. Such formal means build up a general resistance to the self-­monumentalizing or “lyricizing” spirit of what Walter Benjamin (1931) discussed in terms of “left-­wing melancholy.” In his eponymous essay, Benjamin indicts middlebrow poets of the day for a “lyri - cism...
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Genre (2006) 39 (3): 83–106.
Published: 01 September 2006
... to address a larger, middlebrow readership. Like the venues for his traveling lectures, the periodicals in which Wong published generally appealed to white audiences who wished to enjoy a thin and uncontro- versial version of cultural "otherness": not the political and social struggles of the Chinese...
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Genre (2014) 47 (2): 199–229.
Published: 01 July 2014
... of suburban life, particularly the tedium of its homogeneous architecture, middlebrow culture, competitive consumerism, and family-­oriented domesticity, produces a nebulous discontent that expresses itself through adultery or some other sexual intrigue and occasionally through mental illness as well...
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Genre (2009) 42 (1-2): 33–60.
Published: 01 March 2009
... justice. Mac and Jim rehearse this in Dubious Battle. "WRITTEN IN DISORDER" 55 of Steinbeck's original readers—both the petit bourgeois book-of-the-month middlebrows who would be his enduring audience and the Leftist New York intellectuals who wouldn't—the credibility...