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Genre (2016) 49 (3): 303–329.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Alysia Kolentsis Prevailing critical practice has tended to position tragedy as an influential but limited antecedent to the novel. The conditions of the bourgeois novelistic universe are seen to undermine and mitigate the effects of tragedy. The very occurrence of a tragic event precludes any...
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Genre (2020) 53 (2): 135–157.
Published: 01 July 2020
... of “novelism” (adjacent to notions like lyricism and essayism) as a flexible and mobile mode of associative world-building across the arts. We can see novelism at play in the intermedial history of how novelistic forms and concerns informed the cinematic genre of the essay film. By recovering that history...
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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 (2014) 47 (3): 255–283.
Published: 01 December 2014
... of the novelistic narrative structure of shipwreck reportage that demanded a ferocious embodied antagonist in its dramatis personae to justify the capitalist and imperialist objectives of the whaling industry. I argue that Moby-Dick complicates Chase's flat vilification of the whale and its associations...
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Genre (2014) 47 (3): 335–356.
Published: 01 December 2014
... plays with an unusual series of overhead shots that immure figures in an unbreachable present that matches McCarthy's narrative configurations. As much as both the novelistic and the cinematic versions of No Country for Old Men initially might begin by encouraging a conventional Western reading, we soon...
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Genre (2015) 48 (3): 341–381.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Richard Rankin Russell This essay contends that Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway explores how a radical novelistic empathy might thaw the frozen paralysis that grips British society. Clarissa Dalloway's empathy is reserved most for the unbalanced, overly emotional character of Septimus Smith, yet...
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Genre (2016) 49 (1): 27–50.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Siân E. White This article explores how Elizabeth Bowen's novel The Last September relies on a spatial aesthetic to convey interpersonal and political tensions, corresponding with the novelistic trend toward greater historical and political engagement that recent scholars have deemed “late...
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Genre (2016) 49 (2): 181–198.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Joe Kennedy William Sansom belongs to a loose category of British novelists working around World War II and in the wake of prewar modernism who produced fictions recapitulating neither high modernism's assertive experimentation nor the 1930s retreat into social realism. While this writing failed...
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Genre (2016) 49 (2): 199–211.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Benjamin Noys; Timothy S. Murphy In this wide-ranging interview, the New Weird novelist and critic China Miéville offers an account of weird fiction's liminal status as a countertradition that problematizes the critical divisions between science fiction, fantasy, and horror. In driving...
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Genre (2017) 50 (1): 59–75.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Caroline Levine This essay contends that the most canonical realist novelists refused both close and distant reading. The realist novel seems to go out of its way to avoid statistics, but at the same time it insists that we must move beyond attending to a few exceptional examples. The problem...
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Genre (2017) 50 (2): 239–265.
Published: 01 July 2017
... in the novelistic form, which is read as a complex cautionary tale about the erosion and challenges to those transnational aspirations of success and seamless transnational citizenship. In this manner, Blue White Red disempowers narratives that blindly valorize emigration, and the text serves as a kind of epistle...
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Genre (2019) 52 (1): 51–75.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Jeff Westover In The Folding Cliffs , a narrative poem with a novelistic scope, W. S. Merwin reflects on poetic thinking by availing himself of the tools of narrative. He not only depicts historic injustice against indigenous Hawaiians but also tropes the form of his storytelling to assess...
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Genre (2023) 56 (2): 209–232.
Published: 01 July 2023
... Golgotha is, thus, a late‐career synthesis in which Vidal parodies his own work as a historical novelist, thereby exposing the limitations of the form and its relationship to history. 2017210170@hust.edu.cn Copyright © 2023 by University of Oklahoma 2023 historiographical metafiction...
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Genre (2024) 57 (1): 107–111.
Published: 01 April 2024
..., but these are subjective responses and Lucey doesn't explain them. His review is punctuated by a number of assumptions about novelists whom I “wouldn't have much time for” (259), as well as a “taste profile” and “canon” that he finds implicitly present in Free Indirect . He does so through the figure of other “readers...
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Genre (2023) 56 (1): 129–132.
Published: 01 April 2023
... finds themselves with a conundrum: why do so many of the works we designate as novels stray so far afield of the generic requirements that we associate with the novelistic genre? The simple—perhaps even simplistic—answer to that question has always involved an argument about generic development. Early...
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Genre (2006) 39 (1): 165–171.
Published: 01 March 2006
... influenced by Goethe's thought. These novelists could continue his project bet- ter as a result of the material revolutions and liberal reform that began to trans- form social structures in England and America and from which the heroes they invented in their novels (unlike their German counterparts...
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Genre (2023) 56 (2): 257–264.
Published: 01 July 2023
... think or experience anything like that about novelistic writing in earlier times and places? His final example is from Rachel Cusk's Outline trilogy, one of a group of works in which “the narrative position . . . is subjectively uninhabitable . . . [because] they relate their stories in a voice...
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Genre (2002) 35 (1): 121–142.
Published: 01 March 2002
... Self-Representation in American Literature . Madison : Wisconsin UP , 1991 . Brophy Brigid . Prancing Novelist: A Defense of Fiction in the Form of a Critical Biography in Praise of Ronald Firhank . London : Macmillan , 1973 . Caserio Robert . “Artifice and Empire in Ronald...
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Genre (2021) 54 (3): 401–405.
Published: 01 December 2021
... is the disappointing slowness with which it takes shape. Compared to many of the formally experimental male-bodied novelists around them, the women authors whom Mendelman examines might, at first glance, seem quite reactionary. Their novels hark back to the conventions of nineteenth-century sentimentalism...
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Genre (2005) 38 (1-2): 71–94.
Published: 01 March 2005
..., by the possibilities opened in the essay itself. Vir- ginia Woolf recognized the disjunction created by the modern novel's acquisi- tion of essayistic tendencies: a disjunction between the mimetic nature of the novel and the essay's anti-mimetic leanings; between the novelist's claim to authority...