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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 (2022) 55 (3): 179–203.
Published: 01 December 2022
... advance the plot. They also foreground the corpse‐as‐spectacle by engineering human remains that resist forensic elucidation and are the product of bizarre and cataclysmic histories of violence. In emphasizing detective fiction's nineteenth‐century literary antecedents, Twain's, Post's, and Stevenson...
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Genre (2023) 56 (2): 145–178.
Published: 01 July 2023
... typical sensation engagement with technology such as trains and telegrams, Uncle Silas reflects theories of species transmutation and particularly Darwin's Origin , which posited a malleability of seemingly distinct categories through species interaction and environmental influence. The plot of Uncle...
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Genre (2002) 35 (2): 181–219.
Published: 01 June 2002
...-grained studies of literary history and genre hone and develop such models, but do not substantially alter them. They typical- ly move from here to issues of the relation of the series' features to its historical context, or to debates over the structure (imagery, character, plot, theme, etc...
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Genre (2006) 39 (3): 39–56.
Published: 01 September 2006
..., 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 sound geographical sense...
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Genre (2002) 35 (1): 143–165.
Published: 01 March 2002
... with a web of female relations who find their correlatives in the plots of the novels. The surprise is that not Barbara but "Ruth Rendell" makes this announcement. Moreover, the letter is reprinted word for word on the fol- lowing two pages, differentiated only by the typeface—an imitation of cursive...
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Genre (2020) 53 (2): 183–188.
Published: 01 July 2020
... not simply that things variously called literature have contributed to the emergence of Enlightenment science, nor simply that Enlight- enment science relied on rhetoric as a communicative tool, but rather that literary concepts like metaphor, plot, and characterization were essential to the process...
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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 (2023) 56 (3): 283–307.
Published: 01 December 2023
... development: what it means for the two teenage protagonists to grow up or mature. In the genre of the bildungsroman, coming of age is superimposed onto plot trajectory: the formation of the protagonist is aligned with the linear trajectory of plot as a sequence of events. While the generic characteristics...
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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
... , 113 – 19 . London : Hogarth . “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...