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Genre (2004) 37 (2): 331–340.
Published: 01 June 2004
...Jacques Derrida; Timothy S. Murphy COPYRIGHT © 2005 BY THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA 2005 PLAY—THE FIRST NAME 1 JULY 1997 JACQUES DERRIDA TRANSLATED BY TIMOTHY S. MURPHY1 Translator's Note: Derrida wrote "Play—The First Name" in response to Cole- man's invitation for him...
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Genre (2021) 54 (1): 43–66.
Published: 01 April 2021
... colonial capitalism. In exploring the degree to which the Western genre's tradition of, per Philip Deloria, “playing Indian” might oppose the brutal bureaucratic violence of the xenophobic carceral settler US state, the novel builds a critique of the frontier road novel fantasy that it cannot quite sustain...
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Genre (2004) 37 (1): 109–127.
Published: 01 March 2004
... . PLAYING AT THE NTH NOTE: JOHN COLTRANE AND PROLIFERATION TAMAS DOBOZY, WILFRID LAURIER UNIVERSITY 1. Iconography It is not surprising that a religious fascination attends the man who once famously uttered the words, "'I would like to be a saint'" (qtd. in Porter 260). Critical works...
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Genre (2010) 43 (1-2): 27–59.
Published: 01 March 2010
... the conventions of the genre—a river journey, a quest, jungle penetration, savage encounters, threats of cannibalism, nature turned malevolent, the discovery of hidden riches, phrenology, monsters, and so on. Yet Doyle’s novel is also an exploration and adventure narrative that plays...
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Genre (2013) 46 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Sarah Balkin August Strindberg once claimed that his novels and stories were “plays in epic form.” But Strindberg's fluid formulation of genre and medium is complicated and enriched by his understanding of narration and authorship as vampiric. In the novel The Red Room (1879) and the play The Dance...
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Genre (2014) 47 (1): 79–102.
Published: 01 April 2014
... the dying body to the literary form that contains grief within a stately ritual. If The Dying Animal plays to nihilism and irony, Elegy , using apparently the same material, plays to the reparative process of mourning. The adaptation represents a shift not only in medium and interpretation but also in genre...
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Genre (2018) 51 (3): 237–266.
Published: 01 December 2018
... of comedy. Then the figure is reconstituted at the end of the play in the hybrid plot of tragicomedy, in which the virtuous are rewarded and the vicious punished on a stage that mingles clowns and kings. Like Shakespeare’s problem plays, however, the resolution of the figure of stigma is riddled...
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Genre (2012) 45 (1): 87–119.
Published: 01 March 2012
..., with the help of punning dialogue between their verbal and visual elements, some play in the system. Elza Adamowicz, Marjorie Perloff, and Dalia Judovitz have emphasized the use of verbal and visual puns as central to the playful, erotic work of the readymade.21 The verbal notations inscribed...
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Genre (2011) 44 (3): 315–334.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Glenn Colquhoun The practice of medicine and the practice of writing poetry are often considered to require competing skills. The New Zealand doctor-poet Glenn Colquhoun looks at the similarities between the two activities and argues that narrative and metaphor play important roles in the creative...
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Genre (2012) 45 (2): 299–327.
Published: 01 June 2012
... culminated in “Je ne parle pas français,” where her mastery of parodistic skaz (narration as oral speech) and the influence of Dostoevsky's Notes from Underground (1989) are elucidated. Finally, the essay discusses the “dialogic play” between “Je ne parle pas français” and “Bliss,” concluding...
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Genre (2013) 46 (2): 161–174.
Published: 01 July 2013
... , and Prometheus ), in relation to classical Greek tragedy and recent political theater (Bertolt Brecht and Heiner Müller). In a transcription of their free-form working sessions on Negri's first play, the three discuss a number of intersecting themes and methods: dreams as a source of critical or creative thought...
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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 (2017) 50 (1): 39–57.
Published: 01 April 2017
... to a knowledge of another person's character that is often termed “belief.” The author elaborates the complex role belief plays in British empiricist texts by John Locke and David Hume and in the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century treatises on evidences directly influenced by empiricist philosophy, where one...
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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 (2015) 48 (2): 315–340.
Published: 01 July 2015
... play in Atlantic and Indian Ocean trade networks. Yet in southern Africa travelers who encountered Khoekhoe people often described them simply as wilden , or savages. Their choice to employ this catchall category of otherness at the Cape of Good Hope and several other sites around the world correlated...
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Genre (2017) 50 (2): 181–200.
Published: 01 July 2017
... from 2011 and contemporary theories of the posthuman (Ray Brassier, Eugene Thacker) and the Anthropocene (Ian Baucom, Dipesh Chakrabarty), in order to demonstrate that the literary novel has a vital role to play in the imagining of new forms of (non)human relatedness. Developing Submergence 's...
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Genre (2017) 50 (3): 397–419.
Published: 01 December 2017
..., feeling, or situation” was influenced by patterns of excerpting, in which a “single thought” was extracted from a longer poem and turned into a poem of its own. This essay argues that centuries-long practices of excerpting, of cutting poems down to size, played an important role in the rise of shortness...
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Genre (2018) 51 (2): 133–158.
Published: 01 July 2018
... approximately 1930. Yet this marks only the beginning of generic stability and thus overlooks the mechanisms of genrification that played out in America in the previous decades and that propelled the terminological transformation of “films for smoking concerts,” “club films,” and “blue” movies into “stags...
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Genre (2018) 51 (3): 267–293.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Lucas Klein According to Rey Chow, the “inscrutable Chinese” is “the cross-ethnic stereotype par excellence.” How does this stereotype play out in modern and contemporary American poetry’s tradition of representing China and Chinese literature? For poet and Asian American studies professor Timothy...
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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...