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Genre (1 April 2019) 52 (1): 51–75.
Published: 01 April 2019
... 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 (1 December 2014) 47 (3): 357–377.
Published: 01 December 2014
... –  on the other, pregnancy as physical fact always inevitably brings us back to nature, which flenses away the skin of theoretical overlay to reveal the throbbing through plot of blood and cell. Earlier in the poem we are told that “the story is occupied pain, the body brims from cracks...
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Genre (1 September 2006) 39 (3): 39–56.
Published: 01 September 2006
... Munroe's novel is geographi- cally revealing and significant not so much because of 'what happens and where' in the story, but because of the way in which that story is told. This shifts the focus away from details of plot and setting and towards narrative performance. In other words, I want to...
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Genre (1 September 2011) 44 (3): 277–291.
Published: 01 September 2011
... different purpose. Genre, Vol. 44, No. 3 Fall 2011 DOI 10.1215/00166928-1407603 © 2011 by University of Oklahoma 278 GENRE Occupying the borderland between story and lyric, narrative poetry (which might be briefly defined as poetry with a plot) holds the truths it...
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Genre (1 September 2001) 34 (3-4): 354–361.
Published: 01 September 2001
...William Richey Davies Ray , Waterloo Sunset: Stories . New York : Hyperion , 2000 . 256 pp. $22.95 (cloth). © COPYRIGHT 2002 BY THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA 2002 REVIEWS Hajdu, David. Positively 4th Street: The Lives and Times of Joan...
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Genre (1 December 2014) 47 (3): 407–430.
Published: 01 December 2014
... identifiable. Most obviously, the catastrophe at the end of the story has affinities with the Joycean epiphanies that pervade Dubliners (1914).9 Almost as obviously, the plot without Ruby’s interior monologue is essentially “nothing.” May Sinclair’s (1918, 6) appreciative review of Dorothy Richardson’s...
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Genre (1 April 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 as...
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Genre (1 December 2014) 47 (3): 379–405.
Published: 01 December 2014
...) protect 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...
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Genre (1 April 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...
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Genre (1 April 2017) 50 (1): 77–95.
Published: 01 April 2017
... both 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...
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Genre (1 December 2016) 49 (3): 385–405.
Published: 01 December 2016
... modifies the bildungsroman, one of the most pervasive permutations of the realist novel, to narrate two revolutionary histories: the story of its heroine's development of a communitarian outlook and sense of herself and the story of the realist novel shedding its individualism-inflected past. The essay...
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Genre (1 March 2012) 45 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 March 2012
... convention). Our introduction focuses on the multiple lines of interconnection between the essays and the character of the story they tell together. Taken as a whole, the story about the fate of lyric poetry at the turn of the twentieth century is rich in the elements of romance: danger, conflict, rescue...
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Genre (1 December 2016) 49 (3): 255–272.
Published: 01 December 2016
... centering around a murder, the plot focuses on the harassment of a women’s Oxford college by an anonymous poison-­pen trickster. Most of the narrative, moreover, is taken up by the love story between the former student Harriet Vane and her future husband, Lord Peter Wimsey, the detective hero of...
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Genre (1 April 2016) 49 (1): 95–115.
Published: 01 April 2016
... from rejecting Mammon to accepting it — or, in the formulation of the bildungsroman, examining how the plot moves to the “projected resolution . . . [of] an accommodation to the existing society” (Hirsch 1979, 298) — compels us to consider what the logic of the story indicates about how...
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Genre (1 September 2011) 44 (3): 381–391.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Scott L. Montgomery Evolution by natural selection has provided one of the grand narratives of the modern era and a way to build stories about the origin and features of organic life. Biologizing aspects of human behavior and society has been a recurrent theme and, although recognized as having led...
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Genre (1 September 2011) 44 (3): 239–261.
Published: 01 September 2011
... eyes do. Our story- making predisposition can make us read the next action in the plot as inevitable — so inevitable that we find it already present in the image itself. We read an X- ray this way, too. A white mark on the film might be read as a three- dimensional “mass” and extrapolated...
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Genre (1 April 2015) 48 (1): 73–98.
Published: 01 April 2015
... conventional middle-­class home. To better elucidate Cholmondeley’s critique of bourgeois domesticity, it will be useful to briefly review the plot ofRed Pottage. The novel comprises two par- allel stories connected through the friendship of the heiress Rachel West and the novelist Hester Gresley...
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Genre (1 September 2011) 44 (3): 335–347.
Published: 01 September 2011
... features of the patient's history of present illness, with particular attention to the “end” and “point” of the patient's story and to the patient's own sense of what constitutes health. Discernment of the ends of moral action is the key feature of Aristotle's ethical category of phronesis or “practical...
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Genre (1 July 2016) 49 (2): 181–198.
Published: 01 July 2016
... fictional output depicts bourgeois disconcertedness, Sansom also wrote horror stories, sometimes sharing clear affinities with the Lovecraftian weird. This article considers the weirdness of his more apparently conventional fiction, specifically The Body (1949). Here one finds an apparently straightforward...
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Genre (1 April 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...