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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 (2023) 56 (1): 81–92.
Published: 01 April 2023
... of the groundbreaking novel Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga ( 1988 ), a stunning story of the effects of a Western boarding-school education on a rural Zimbabwean school girl. Exposure to texts matters; how they are read has a relation to practice and action. Since the RMF began there have been protests...
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Genre (2010) 43 (3-4): 283–287.
Published: 01 September 2010
... “earthly note from the human.” They ruin our sleep, split our thoughts, and foster our nervous collapse. The world is, after all, in the palm of humanity. Human sounds overwhelm everything else. The harmony of a myriad of natural sounds fails to match...
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Genre (2018) 51 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2018
..., nervous functions.” In this, machinelike repetition becomes a kind of human instinct. As Rebecca F. Stern (1998, 443) has argued, Victorian “principles of self-­improvement rely equally upon a repetition that both constitutes and threatens Nature.” In understanding the feedback loop as a form...
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Genre (2015) 48 (1): 1–33.
Published: 01 April 2015
... of the nervous system that has both biological and psychological causes. For Krafft-­ Ebing, “antipathic sexuality” references both the desire for an object of the same sex and the presence of a cross-­gender “instinct.” Further, this is “purely a psychic 4. Carpenter’s carving up of femininity...
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Genre (2010) 43 (1-2): 191–197.
Published: 01 March 2010
... of view. Testimonies or transportation are singular, having been experi- enced differently by every survivor and all of these are a critical part of the trag- edy. For Gigliotti, personal accounts destabilize what she calls “factual control” and nothing makes a historian more nervous, she explains (34...
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Genre (2016) 49 (1): 79–94.
Published: 01 April 2016
... not? Greta Garbo:  Why should you care for a woman like me, I’m always nervous or sick . . . sad . . . or too gay. (Puig [1976b] 2010, 3 – 4) Unwanted and unwarranted sexual violence runs throughout the novel, and yet Puig, beginning with this scene from Garbo’s filmography, frames...
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Genre (2012) 45 (3): 395–422.
Published: 01 December 2012
...), and Schreber’s Memoirs of My Nervous Illness ([1903] 1988) is the most influential source text in the early study of psychosis. It is Lacan’s primary reference in replacing Freud’s theory of castaway homosexual desire with foreclosed castration as the condition of psy- chotic potential. H.D.’S THE SWORD...
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Genre (2023) 56 (3): 283–307.
Published: 01 December 2023
... are repressed in the conventional bildungsroman. 7. Simon Hay ( 2013 : 323) identifies a similar deferral of bildung in Tsitsi Dangarembga's Nervous Conditions when he asks: “Why does the novel not actually represent the coming-of-age that it seems to promise us?” Hay's reading of the postcolonial...
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Genre (2020) 53 (1): 79–103.
Published: 01 April 2020
... global anglophone fiction. His work has appeared in Contemporary Literature, Film International, and Mississippi Quarterly. Works Cited Anam, Nasia. 2017. The Migrant s Nervous Condition. Post45, January 24. post45 .research.yale.edu/2017/01/the- migrants- nervous- condition/. Berto, Francesco. 2011...
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Genre (2011) 44 (2): 181–204.
Published: 01 June 2011
...’: The ‘Process of Womanhood’ in Beka Lamb, Nervous Conditions, and Daughters of the Twilight.” Journal of Commonwealth Literature 27 , no. 1 : 37 – 47 . Fraiman Susan . 1993 . “Is There a Female Bildungsroman?” In Unbecoming Women: British Women Writers and the Novel of Development , 1...
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Genre (2016) 49 (3): 303–329.
Published: 01 December 2016
...; or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Kehler Grace . 2004 . “The ‘Performance’ of the Prima Donna in Eliot's Closet Drama.” In Nervous Reactions: Victorian Recollections of Romanticism , edited by Falflak Joel Wright Julia M. , 65 – 92 . Albany...
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Genre (2011) 44 (2): 129–156.
Published: 01 June 2011
... the works of Ann Radcliffe.13 Studies providing useful alternatives to this pattern 12. See the arguments that consider sensation fiction as striking “at the roots of Victorian anxieties” (Hughes 1980: 5); as an expression of “evolutionary anxieties” and “collective nervous...
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Genre (2011) 44 (3): 301–313.
Published: 01 September 2011
... commonly used by physicians in presenting information to patients include the pump and pipes for the circulatory system (itself a metaphoric circle); drains and plumbing for the urogenital apparatus; and wires and circuits for the nervous system. These all work in aid of communication because...
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Genre (2002) 35 (3-4): 521–535.
Published: 01 September 2002
... faces in restaurants we used to patronize. Faces glancing at our table of gold-laden drug dealers, guzzling champagne and talking way too loud while Mr. and Mrs. Nervous Normal were out on the town for their monthly steak and salad; "Hold the appetizers, house chablis, please. How much...
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Genre (2011) 44 (3): 223–237.
Published: 01 September 2011
... as a pump and blood ves- sels as a hydraulic system with valves; to the nineteenth century, with its notion of the nervous system as telegraphic system for sending messages and recogni- tion that breathing and digestion involve processes akin to the working of the internal combustion engine...
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Genre (2013) 46 (3): 265–284.
Published: 01 December 2013
... and eventual suicide, robs him of his identity and replaces a systematic progres- sion of memories with nightmarish and incomprehensible visions of the past. In Woolf’s schema the loss of control over identity-­constituting memories is a manifestation of “complete physical and nervous breakdown” (ibid...
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Genre (2000) 33 (1): 27–49.
Published: 01 March 2000
..., Sebastian speaks nervously about "this extravagance of heaven," calling it "Gold so pure / It cannot bear the Stamp, without allay," and asking only that "ye Powers" "let my Love, and Friend, be ever mine" (15:4.3.665-69). In fact, the essential purity of his affection for Dorax and Almeyda...
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Genre (2002) 35 (2): 181–219.
Published: 01 June 2002
... Scordilis . Hanover : UP of New England , 1985 . 265 - 280 . Colie Rosalie . The Resources of Kind: Genre-Theory in the Renaissance . Ed. Lewalski Barbara K. . Berkeley : U of California P , 1973 . Currie George . “The Film Theory that Never Was: A Nervous Manifesto...
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Genre (2003) 36 (3-4): 405–427.
Published: 01 September 2003
... alignment, however, the film frustrates view- ers' expectations by complicating the racialized gaze. Viewers realize, through recurring eyeline matches between one nervous-looking policeman, Nils, and one ethnic Turk, Tayfun, that they know each other. As Nils stands Tayfun up and pushes him against...