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Genre (2011) 44 (1): 29–53.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Bimbisar Irom The article explores the novel form's engagement in narrating the crucial shift from the Old Left to the New Left in the United States by analyzing Norman Mailer's claims to have written a collective novel, The Armies of the Night: History as a Novel, the Novel as History...
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Genre (2011) 44 (1): 5–27.
Published: 01 March 2011
... . Vols. 1–4 . London : Virago . Stamm David . 2000 . A Pathway to Reality: Visual and Aural Concepts in Dorothy Richardson's “Pilgrimage.” Tübingen, Germany : Francke . Tiessen Paul . 1975 . “A Comparative Approach to the Form and Function of Novel and Film: Dorothy...
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Genre (2011) 44 (2): 205–222.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Petrus Van Ewijk In 1976 Edward Mendelson introduced the terms encyclopedic narrative and encyclopedic novel in two articles on Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow and offered a definition that seems to be primarily geared toward totality. The history of the encyclopedia, however, shows a transition...
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Genre (2013) 46 (1): 79–101.
Published: 01 April 2013
... the sentimental novel as space for unembarrassed male tenderness by nullifying nation as a structuring force of masculinity, excluding the mother from the plot, and rendering sheltered domesticity as unheimlich . McCarthy's good-guy sentimental thereby undoes an implicitly matriarchal domestic power structure...
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Genre (2013) 46 (3): 265–284.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Elizabeth Covington The genre of the circadian or one-day novel, of which James Joyce's Ulysses (1922) and Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway (1925) are the most famous examples, relies on John Locke's theory of individual identity composed of memories over time. The modernist writer and critic Storm...
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Genre (2021) 54 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 April 2021
...James Zeigler This introduction to the first of two special issues on “Big, Ambitious Novels by Twenty‐First‐Century Women” describes the investigation of feminist literary maximalism. A summary and critical response to James Wood's influential negative review of Zadie Smith's White Teeth...
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Genre (2021) 54 (2): 167–193.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Valentina Montero Román This essay argues that Valeria Luiselli's Lost Children Archive (2019) experiments with literary techniques often associated with the “big, ambitious novel” to represent the pervasive problems created by US racial construction. More specifically, it contends that Luiselli's...
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Genre (2021) 54 (2): 195–219.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Liz Shek-Noble Alexis Wright's second novel, Carpentaria , received critical acclaim upon its publication by Giramondo in 2006. As the recipient of the Miles Franklin Literary Award in 2007, Carpentaria cemented Wright's position as the country's foremost Indigenous novelist. This article places...
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Genre (2022) 55 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Mitchum Huehls Abstract “The New Opioid Novel” explores a collection of contemporary US fiction published in the 2010s that tackles the current opioid crisis. Differentiating these new opioid novels from earlier opioid literature, opioid memoirs, and other contemporary drug literature, this essay...
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Genre (2022) 55 (1): 27–48.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Jesper Gulddal Abstract One of the most important trends in contemporary crime fiction is the proliferation and commercial success of crime novels written in English but set in foreign places and featuring foreign detectives—that is, the rise of the foreignizing crime novel . In spite of its...
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Genre (2021) 54 (1): 17–42.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Maaheen Ahmed; Shiamin Kwa In his discussion of the “big, ambitious novel,” James Wood dismisses both male and female authors but singles out Zadie Smith's White Teeth for most of his critique of what he terms “hysterical realism.” For Wood, recent long novels display too much imagination...
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Genre (2016) 49 (3): 435–441.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Ryan Slesinger Ryan Slesinger is a Bellwether Fellow at the University of Tulsa. He is currently working on his dissertation about mysticism in twentieth-century American literature. Buell Lawrence , The Dream of the Great American Novel , Cambridge, MA : Harvard University...
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Genre (2003) 36 (1-2): 211–214.
Published: 01 March 2003
...R. Michelle Lee Angelic Airs, Subversive Songs: Music as Social Discourse in the Victorian Novel , Clapp-Itnyre Alisa , Ohio University Press , Athens , 2002 . COPYRIGHT © 2003 BY THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA 2003 Angelic Airs, Subversive Songs: Music as Social Discourse...
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Genre (2016) 49 (3): 255–272.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Anna Bogen Critics of Dorothy L. Sayers's novel Gaudy Night have mostly read the text's idiosyncrasies positively in terms of both literary quality and feminist politics, often regarding it as heralding the partial breakthrough of its author into the ranks of more serious literary fiction...
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Genre (2007) 40 (1-2): 105–129.
Published: 01 March 2007
... . New Haven : Yale University Press , 1989 . Gould Stephen Jay . Ontogeny and Phylogeny . Cambridge : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press , 1977 . Haggard Henry Rider . Three Adventure Novels. (King Solomon's Mines, She Alan Quartermain) . New York : Dover , 1951...
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Genre (2020) 53 (2): 135–157.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Madigan Haley This essay challenges a dominant way of plotting the novel genre’s history as a story of individual development, which is increasingly characterized by an identity crisis within the contemporary media landscape. As an alternative to this story, it develops a provisional account...
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Genre (2022) 55 (2): 117–139.
Published: 01 July 2022
...Sarah Briest Abstract Members of a literary organization known as the Detection Club cowrote the mystery novels The Floating Admiral and Ask a Policeman in 1932 and 1933, respectively. These novels are of interest primarily for what they suggest about literary genre: the microcosms...
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Genre (2017) 50 (2): 267–295.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Bill Knight In their ongoing rejection of what I call “ethical retirement,” Sarah Fielding's pair of novels, David Simple (1744) and Volume the Last (1753), mobilize a satirical criticism of mid-century worldly conceptions of the ethical worth of private and privative individualism. The works...
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Genre (2021) 54 (1): 43–66.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Patricia Stuelke This essay analyzes Valeria Luiselli's 2019 novel Lost Children Archive 's attempt to imagine anti‐imperialist solidarity aesthetics in a moment of the increasing imbrication of the US literary sphere and settler colonial capitalist surveillance of the US‐Mexico border, as well...
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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...