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Genre (2014) 47 (3): 357–377.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Caitlin E. Newcomer This essay examines Claudia Rankine's long poem Plot (2001) in light of its status as one of a number of postsixties poetic texts authored by women that explore complicated questions surrounding the relationships among maternity, the female body, and innovative poetics. Plot...
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Genre (2020) 53 (2): 111–134.
Published: 01 July 2020
..., it is a paradoxically durational present—a special generic marker of the roman fleuve . Trollope’s figures thus bear heavily on his form of plotting. Narrative generally depends on keeping track of numbers, but not all genres of narrative count in the same ways. Trollope’s age-related numbers show what happens when...
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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 (2014) 47 (3): 379–405.
Published: 01 December 2014
... the characters from infection and living death, (2) delineate a narrative space in which plot and character can develop, and (3) spatialize epistemological and aesthetic modes. Whereas hard breaches involve a narrative-threatening failure of diegetic barricades, the soft breach allows the zombie's destabilizing...
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Genre (2016) 49 (1): 27–50.
Published: 01 April 2016
... modernism.” Bowen's spatial aesthetic in turn insists on a related spatial interpretative practice, which is consistent with theoretical developments in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s that consider how space and time cooperate in the configuration of narrative. Her poetics destabilizes time and linear plot...
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Genre (2017) 50 (1): 77–95.
Published: 01 April 2017
... Phineas's individual development and the plot of social progress, but the novel's use of competing languages and models of probability to describe the movement of the two reveals an incommensurability of scale. While Phineas's personal choices draw on a model of probability that manages chance by focusing...
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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 (2019) 52 (1): 51–75.
Published: 01 April 2019
... the history it relates and its ethical implications. To promote this assessment, Merwin inculcates a judicious self-questioning in his readers by means of his narrative structure, which emphasizes the discrepancy between plot and story. By making readers keenly aware of the mechanics of his storytelling...
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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 (2002) 35 (2): 181–219.
Published: 01 June 2002
... of the relation of the series' features to its historical context, or to debates over the structure (imagery, character, plot, theme, etc.) of the novels in relation to their contributory works and genres—the details, for example, of how Fielding responded to Richardson and Cervantes: the relative...
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Genre (2006) 39 (3): 39–56.
Published: 01 September 2006
... premise for this paper, however, is that the subtitle, With Perry in Japan, only appears to be misleading in the context of an overly- limiting definition of fictional setting. In fact, once we abandon the conventional emphasis on the literal location of the plot events, A Son of Satsuma makes...
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Genre (2002) 35 (1): 143–165.
Published: 01 March 2002
..., this exploration begins with the elimination of the detective and the substitution of a first-person narrator who participates more intimately in the mystery she unfolds. Vine's "intuitive" approach is fur- ther identified with a web of female relations who find their correlatives in the plots of the novels...
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Genre (2020) 53 (2): 183–188.
Published: 01 July 2020
... that literary concepts like metaphor, plot, and characterization were essential to the process of knowing (5). With much success and while leaving open a provocative ques- tion I ll address at the end of this review Chico argues that seventeenth- and eighteenth- century British natural philosophers relied...
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Genre (2007) 40 (1-2): 1–29.
Published: 01 March 2007
... - 80 . Stow John . A Survey of London . Ed. Kingsford Charles Lethbridge . 2 vols. Oxford : Clarendon P , 1908 . Symonds John Addington . Shakespeare's Predecessors . London : Smith, Elder , 1906 . Turner Henry S. “ Plotting Early Modernity .” The Culture...
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Genre (2013) 46 (3): 189–211.
Published: 01 December 2013
... feelings as mate- rial reality. In other words, the repetitiveness or circular nature of the everyday life of the Bennets turns into the (spatial) circularity that narrativizes charac- ter role as the journey from the periphery of the romance plot to its center and characterization as the progression...
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Genre (2009) 42 (3-4): 119–143.
Published: 01 September 2009
... of the thriller with universal applicability, a handful of characteristics are fairly consistent. Anne Longmuir, building on observations by Tom LeClair and Patrick O'Donnell, enumerates three general trends that pertain in most instances: as the name of the genre suggests, the thriller is tightly plotted...
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Genre (2016) 49 (3): 255–272.
Published: 01 December 2016
... College. “Neither Art Itself nor Life Itself”: Gaudy Night, the Detective Novel, and the Middlebrow anna bogen Dorothy L. Sayers’s penultimate mystery, Gaudy Night ([1935] 1970), is famous for having no body. Instead of centering around a murder, the plot focuses on the harassment...
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Genre (2007) 40 (1-2): 181–186.
Published: 01 March 2007
...: the development of aesthetics as a discipline, distinct from other disciplines and descriptive of a state of mind imagined as categorically separate and detached (especially from desire and appetite, but also from all instrumental, moral, and cognitive points of view). This Enlightenment "master-plot...
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Genre (2000) 33 (1): 83–113.
Published: 01 March 2000
..." in novels is by way of characters negotiating a pas- sage through alien forms, unforeseen plot structures, and atmospheric mystifica- tions. For Jameson, the eerie voyage of the lighter into the Golfo Placido marks the "outer limit" of Conrad's impressionism—his modernism—and in its physi- cal...
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Genre (2016) 49 (1): 79–94.
Published: 01 April 2016
... “detective novel” opens with an old woman named Clara Evelia waking up in Playa Blanca to find her daughter Gladys missing (Puig [1976b] 2010, iii). She fears her daughter has been abducted. The novel, despite its noir-­inspired plot and first chapter, works instead as a prob- ing psychological...