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Genre (2017) 50 (1): 77–95.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Adam Grener This essay examines the pervasive language of chance in Anthony Trollope's Phineas Finn (1869) and argues that the novel's competing models of probability reveal tensions in the bildungsroman form. Although Phineas's advancement has been read as demonstrating Trollope's investment...
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Genre (2015) 48 (2): 159–192.
Published: 01 July 2015
... and ignited rancorous debate over the human, material, and environmental costs of the East Indian trade. Without superfluxes of maritime and mercantile labor and vigorous management of public relations in England, the cash-poor EIC probably would not have survived its first generation. East India Company...
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Genre (2017) 50 (1): 139–152.
Published: 01 April 2017
...” in several of the contributions to this special issue and suggests that this work might be expanded by connecting the contributors' accounts of belief and narrative in the Victorian era to the long, complex history of Bayesian approaches to probability. Mitchell illuminates the second strategy by expanding...
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Genre (2017) 50 (1): 19–38.
Published: 01 April 2017
... by University of Oklahoma 20 GENRE Both groups have historically had an interest in the sun’s rising, a stock exam- ple in branches of philosophy and mathematics that deal with probable inference —  with how single instances can be grouped together in aggregate classes, thereby furnishing a basis...
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Genre (2017) 50 (1): 39–57.
Published: 01 April 2017
... or debates over the admissibility of evidence, the declaration of belief stakes a claim to probability based on prolonged firsthand experience as a supposed source of knowledge or a less-­perfect form of knowing Genre, Vol. 50, No. 1  April 2017  DOI 10.1215/00166928-3761336  © 2017 by University...
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Genre (2005) 38 (1-2): 71–94.
Published: 01 March 2005
... and voice that was occurring in the modern novel, and the potential she saw for going to the source and working with the essay itself. "HERE AGAIN IS THE USUAL DOOR" 75 Probability and the Edwardian Novel The novel, in its nineteenth-century realist manifestation...
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Genre (2020) 53 (3): 199–227.
Published: 01 December 2020
... they see are so severely punish d, in the Persons of others. If recent literary scholars have found this traditional account unsatisfying (e.g., Griffin 1994: 38 39; Greenberg 2019: 16), it is probably because it is not true: a cursory review of the history of satire indicates that satirists do...
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Genre (2020) 53 (2): 189–197.
Published: 01 July 2020
... and these conflicts (4). While an NYPD detective just might conclude that legislation prohibiting the legally unsupervised interrogation of minors would be a good idea, he or she will probably not conclude that the NYPD are, as far as black residents of New York are concerned, a tool of oppression, analogous...
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Genre (2017) 50 (1): 117–137.
Published: 01 April 2017
... events, Eliot presents a picture of how such an event can build to inevitability over time, moving from possible to probable to necessary. DATABASE AND THE FUTURE ANTERIOR 125 III. In the Flood Eliot started work on The Mill on the Floss in January 1859, when she...
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Genre (2000) 33 (3-4): 247–256.
Published: 01 September 2000
... whether he had a particular text of Barthes' in mind. Would it be S/Z, which is probably the richest of his texts, though more widely dipped into than read cover to cover? Or perhaps that slim declaration of a hedonistic poststructuralism, Le Plaisir du textel This certainly has its attrac- tions...
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Genre (2007) 40 (3-4): 143–170.
Published: 01 September 2007
... culture, Bugs Bunny probably being the most famous example. Tricksters operate by guile: they use tricks rather than strength to get their aims. But they not only play tricks; they are also frequently the victim of tricks. They are generally amoral, and have great appetites for food, drink...
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Genre (2005) 38 (3): 211–230.
Published: 01 September 2005
... as a reservoir of narcissistic supply to the colossus. Appropriately (in light of the events of 9/11, certainly, and probably before that) it is to the World Trade Center that Michel de Certeau pointed when he wanted to describe the ideological imposition that such a gaze exerts over the inhabitants...
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Genre (2012) 45 (2): 351–358.
Published: 01 June 2012
... of material reality that we will be free to recognize, given the suc- cess of the critical argument in rebutting the reductivist program. Today the academic field in which the reductivist sentiment has the strongest standing is probably molecular biology. Hence it is hardly an accident...
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Genre (2013) 46 (2): 123–135.
Published: 01 July 2013
...) to Gosta Esping-­ Anderson (2011), are making the same point, as this is now happening in some European countries with an enlargement of the market sector of services. Starting in the mid-­eighties there was a macroscopic restructuring of repro- ductive labor at the global level. It was probably...
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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 (2007) 40 (1-2): 31–55.
Published: 01 March 2007
... sublime prospects were probably influenced by the panoramas he almost certainly saw (there is no specific evidence he visited them, but it would have been very strange if he had not). For instance, while in London in 1829, Cole could have seen the instructive Pandemonium, a setting of Hell...
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Genre (2001) 34 (3-4): 344–348.
Published: 01 September 2001
... of research, probably much of what this book has to tell is known already to serious devotees of the 60s folk and rock scene and serious fans of Dylan and Baez. The question of why we need this book is answered with the unstated suggestion of a plot, with Richard Farina as the star. Indeed, a tweak...
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Genre (2001) 34 (3-4): 339–343.
Published: 01 September 2001
... 25 years of research, probably much of what this book has to tell is known already to serious devotees of the 60s folk and rock scene and serious fans of Dylan and Baez. The question of why we need this book is answered with the unstated suggestion of a plot, with Richard Farina as the star...
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Genre (2001) 34 (3-4): 349–353.
Published: 01 September 2001
... to give a reader a moment's pause. (Dylan threw up on John Lennon, for instance, and Joan Baez was self-conscious about her small breast size.) But, despite Hajdu's 25 years of research, probably much of what this book has to tell is known already to serious devotees of the 60s folk and rock scene...