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Genre (2016) 49 (3): 407–429.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Marla Zubel This essay examines the ways divergent theories of materiality influenced the practices and critical assessments of literary reportage in primarily two interwar avant-garde movements—German New Objectivity (Neue Sachlichkeit) and Soviet Factography. The essay turns first...
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Genre (2008) 41 (1-2): 75–94.
Published: 01 March 2008
... of the Novel . Los Angeles : University of California Press , 1957 . SHATTERED DIALS AND MUTE OBJECTS: THE SURFACES OF LADY AUDLEY'S SECRET RACHEL A. BOWSER, EMORY UNIVERSITY Nineteenth-century sensation fiction, named and notorious for its surfaces, is more skeptical of those...
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Genre (2015) 48 (1): 35–71.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Rhiannon Catherwood Beginning with Jay Prosser's Second Skins: The Body Narratives of Transsexuality , scholars have rightly treated gender transition narratives as cultural objects distinct from homosexual coming-out stories; however, existing scholarship rarely sets these two objects against each...
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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 (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 (2015) 48 (3): 383–404.
Published: 01 December 2015
... that twenty-first-century film adaptations of nineteenth-century British novels can make newly visible latent critiques of improvement discourse in the source novels while at the same time deploying these critiques against new objects of analysis. © 2015 by University of Oklahoma 2015 Tess...
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Genre (2015) 48 (2): 261–288.
Published: 01 July 2015
... of foreign merchants but rather tightly intertwined with them. In addition to documenting heretofore unremarked upon events, the larger objective of this study is to investigate the role foreigners played as both agents of exchange and recorders of events in Yemen's early modern history. © 2015...
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Genre (2017) 50 (1): 117–137.
Published: 01 April 2017
... to link this antinomy of narrative experience to the political-aesthetic problem of historical change and modernization itself. Eliot thus harnesses the resources of the novel form to challenge models of reading that work, as all digital methods must, on dechronologized textual objects like databases...
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Genre (2011) 44 (3): 277–291.
Published: 01 September 2011
... of memory. It enumerates sounds, smells, and objects that give a thick sense of the patient's point of view. A close reading reveals how the poem articulates the emotional complexity of the speaker's sense of impending death—from disgust and loneliness, to homesickness and political apathy, to longing...
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Genre (2012) 45 (1): 57–86.
Published: 01 March 2012
... emphasized idiosyncratic structures and the unique vision of the poet. Moore was never a “pure poet” in the twenties or a protest poet in the thirties, but she did think about the civic function of poetry. In the thirties she sought to reach an audience with accessible scenes and objects. Eventually Moore...
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Genre (2011) 44 (3): 315–334.
Published: 01 September 2011
... moment at the core of both disciplines. He argues that, along with objectivity, subjectivity is a valuable way of “knowing” in medicine. He illustrates his points with a selection of poems drawn from his practice and an essay exploring the importance of the subjective in decoding the consultation between...
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Genre (2014) 47 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 April 2014
... of literature under the mask of objectivity. This essay aims to reveal the pseudoscientific nature of distant reading as applied to the analysis of literary genres. In “Conjectures on World Literature” (2000) Moretti discusses two basic cognitive metaphors: the tree and the wave. These and other metaphors...
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Genre (2012) 45 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 March 2012
..., hope, and love. In the broadest terms the imperiled object of this romance is the continued writing of poetry itself, a practice beset with dangers, according to these essays, from both within and without. © 2012 by University of Oklahoma 2012 This content is made freely available by the publisher...
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Genre (2018) 51 (3): 267–293.
Published: 01 December 2018
...,” offering stereotypes of Asians as “silent, reticent, passive, yet also exotic, mysterious, objects of aesthetic contemplation.” But is Yu’s project not at the same time reinscribing a kind of Chinese inscrutability, presenting China as perennially unknowable in its critique of so many efforts to make...
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Genre (2021) 54 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 April 2021
... , the introduction objects to his designation “hysterical realism” to characterize Smith's and other writer's publishing novels in the genre that literary scholarship has called encyclopedic, systems, maximalist, mega, and novels of information. The current debate in literary studies over the methods of postcritique...
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Genre (2020) 53 (3): 253–258.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., Napoleon, the Girl with a Pearl Earring. In these playful re-creations, household objects stood in for effects of body and costume, with toilet paper rolls deployed as powdered curls and stuffed animals as adoring hounds. Lifeless things were becoming animated, even as their owners chose to freeze...
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Genre (2010) 43 (3-4): 337–352.
Published: 01 September 2010
... considered in its objective existence, entirely subsumed within the pro- duction process, is nothing but capital. If labor were only this objective force, internal and functional to the production of capital, then it would carry no poten- tial for revolt. 1...
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Genre (2016) 49 (2): 181–198.
Published: 01 July 2016
...: Heidegger and the Metaphysics of Objects . Chicago : Open Court . ———. 2012 . Weird Realism: Lovecraft and Philosophy . Alresford, UK : Zero Books . Kennedy Joe . 2015 . “Tipsiness and ‘the Reigning Stupefaction’ in the British Fiction of the Late 1940s.” In Literature and Intoxication...
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Genre (2009) 42 (3-4): 41–60.
Published: 01 September 2009
... on the Irrational in Culture . Ed. Crook Stephen . London : Routledge , 1994 . Print . Bellamy Liz . “ It-Narrators and Circulation: Defining a Subgenre .” The Secret Life of Things: Animals, Objects, and It-Narratives in Eighteenth-Century England . Ed. Blackwell Mark . Lewisburg...
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Genre (2000) 33 (3-4): 279–317.
Published: 01 September 2000
... in California" registered the "lacklove" of industrial consumer society, where Whitman cannot get a date and can only look for one among the "peaches and penumbras" of late-night capitalism.7 In the decades hence, the removal of decisiveness love entails, not only toward its objects...