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Genre (2014) 47 (3): 357–377.
Published: 01 December 2014
... intervenes in two overlapping conversations. On the one hand, it continues a tradition of women's poetic experimentation that seeks to revalue pregnancy and motherhood as viable topics for poetry while resisting sentimentalized and restrictive narratives through formal innovation; on the other, it continues...
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Genre (2014) 47 (3): 407–430.
Published: 01 December 2014
...- ful pregnancies: “All those children were what did [Ruby’s mother] in — eight of them: two born dead, one died the first year, one crushed under a mowing machine. Her mother had got deader with every one of them” (O’Connor [1955a] 1981a, 66). Interestingly, the story also undercuts the claim...
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Genre (2011) 44 (2): 181–204.
Published: 01 June 2011
... of their country; her attempts to stop lying and to succeed in school; and more centrally her friend Toycie’s pregnancy, expulsion from school, mental breakdown, and death in a hurricane. The sense of individual progress or development as well as the presence of common mark- ers of female development...
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Genre (2007) 40 (3-4): 101–128.
Published: 01 September 2007
... with an illegitimate pregnancy, the result of an illicit union, through which his line can be extended. Although Bathsheba's nameless first child soon dies, the royal sponsorship of her pregnancy led to further offspring, potential heirs to the throne. David's line stands in place of Judah's. Solomon's...
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Genre (2013) 46 (3): 213–237.
Published: 01 December 2013
... that has burgeoned since 1996. Some chick novels, such as Lauren Baratz-­Logsted’s The Thin Pink Line (2003) or Patricia Pearson’s Play- ing House (2003), are focused on stabilizing a relationship through a child. The former story of a pretend pregnancy culminates in the fortuitous discovery...
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Genre (2003) 36 (1-2): 211–214.
Published: 01 March 2003
... as the "Arnolfini Wedding". Their discovery that the famous pregnancy was most probably a phantom—an illusion created by the style and carriage of the dress— has not prevented further theorising on the painting, nor has it exhausted its enigmas. If Blow Job's interest evaporates just because the 'truth...
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Genre (2003) 36 (1-2): 215–219.
Published: 01 March 2003
... as the "Arnolfini Wedding". Their discovery that the famous pregnancy was most probably a phantom—an illusion created by the style and carriage of the dress— has not prevented further theorising on the painting, nor has it exhausted its enigmas. If Blow Job's interest evaporates just because the 'truth...
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Genre (2011) 44 (3): 381–391.
Published: 01 September 2011
.... . . . : 1. There is insufficient investment from the father or others to successfully raise the offspring. 2. There are problems with pregnancy, birth, or with the infant that indicate that this offspring may have low viability, that is, is unlikely to survive to reproductive...
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Genre (2003) 36 (1-2): 151–162.
Published: 01 March 2003
... of Texas Press, 1984. READING CLARICE LISPECTOR 155 a woman uttered when drunk were like being pregnant—mere words on her lips which had nothing to do with the secret core that seemed like a pregnancy" (31). Her "secret core" strongly intimates...
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Genre (2016) 49 (3): 273–302.
Published: 01 December 2016
... pregnancy are signs of loose morals to be policed — and that might serve as cause for deportation. When the immi- gration agent interviews Mulberry, he insists that she recount her sexual his- tory outside marriage, demanding that Mulberry provide details on whom she had sex with, when, how many times...
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Genre (2012) 45 (2): 299–327.
Published: 01 June 2012
... and McKinstry 1991; Hohne and Wussow 1994; Russo 1986. 308 GENRE pregnancy, and birth” (21). The stories of In a German Pension are filled with images of the grotesque female body in all stages of sexual development, preg- nancy, childbirth, and death, from which virginal girls such as Sabina...
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Genre (2000) 33 (3-4): 279–317.
Published: 01 September 2000
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Genre (2010) 43 (3-4): 219–237.
Published: 01 September 2010
...,” the odd and unnatural “speechless stretch at a gathering” resembles a “kind of silence, as if in pregnancy [that] bubbles with irrepressible pants of breath” (286). These metaphors, strange and surprising as they seem on the surface, make the read- ers feel...
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Genre (2005) 38 (4): 353–370.
Published: 01 December 2005
... that contrary to com- mon assumptions, the Puritans did not condemn premarital sex or out-of wed- lock pregnancy (provided the young couple intended to marry); or that abortion was legal during much of the 19th century; or that the alleged "golden age" of the 1950s white middle-class family was marred...
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Genre (2006) 39 (2): 329–346.
Published: 01 June 2006
... understanding, while her later ones reflect a mature experience: Owls remind her of a difficult pregnancy, and thoughts of her husband prompt an assessment of herself as "twenty-nine years OTHERED WRITERS, OTHER FORMS 341 old and a failure in my eyes...
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Genre (2011) 44 (3): 315–334.
Published: 01 September 2011
..., dressing it up in a number of other complaints. I’m not even sure it is a disease, more some sort of pregnancy. Nonetheless, it requires a careful 326 GENRE midwifery. Having said all of that, I suspect the best way for me to explain ache to you is for me to show...
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Genre (2000) 33 (1): 27–49.
Published: 01 March 2000
.... The heavenly trinity . . . indulges in a marathon series of erotic pokings and prodings and squirtings, and the result is creation" (134). Having cited some of the imagery of pregnancy, wombs, ejaculation, and seminal fluids, Boehrer concludes, "Son and Holy Spirit keep coming and coming into the hole...
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Genre (2020) 53 (1): 79–103.
Published: 01 April 2020
... from the narrator would appear entirely natural; Zafar has just revealed that he knows the narrator has betrayed him twice over, first by impregnating Emily while Zafar was institutionalized, and then by helping Emily pass this (eventually terminated) pregnancy off on Zafar. But Zafar rejects...
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Genre (2006) 39 (2): 301–328.
Published: 01 June 2006
... to be - during the bus ride, it seems that her mind deliberately takes refuge in banali- ties. In hindsight, the experiential banality and the continual distraction seem to indirectly affirm the sweeping significance of the pregnancy and its abrupt termination - a significance that is nearly concealed...
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Genre (2020) 53 (2): 159–182.
Published: 01 July 2020
... alone. Maria is also left by her Korean husband during her pregnancy. The list of dysfunctional families goes on. In this regard, McCann s (2000: 67) view of Hammett s fiction that family turns out to be a distinctly compromised idea is entirely applicable to The Interpreter. The topic of the broken...