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Genre (2012) 45 (1): 121–142.
Published: 01 March 2012
... of the Dawn”: Reading Lyric in Jorie Graham’s Aubades FIONA GREEN, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE At the beginning of Great Expectations, Dickens’s Pip remembers trying to make sense of things before he could read: As I never saw my father or my mother, and never saw any likeness of either...
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Genre (2012) 45 (1): 143–166.
Published: 01 March 2012
... to be “really understood”; the early essay, which I revisit in its published form and through notes and drafts, makes an argument about difficult writing itself: that it can demand not just intellectual but affective response. Ashbery calls attention to a poetics of intimacy in Stanzas and reads its grand...
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Genre (2014) 47 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 April 2014
...Maurizio Ascari Does Franco Moretti's notion of “distant reading” really provide a liberating and democratic approach to literature, as it promises? Far from opening new perspectives, distant reading may actually blunt our critical faculties, inviting us to inadvertently adopt biased views...
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Genre (2003) 36 (1-2): 151–162.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Grady C. Wray COPYRIGHT © 2003 BY THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA 2003 WORKS CITED/CONSULTED Cixous Helene . Reading with Clarice Lispector . Ed. and trans. Conley Verena Andermatt . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press , 1990 . Fitz Earl E. Clarice Lispector...
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Genre (2014) 47 (3): 309–334.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Fiona McWilliam This essay seeks to rectify an ongoing problem in scholarship on Katherine Anne Porter. Porter's short story “He,” a key and often-anthologized text, is being read in a revised version without attention to those revisions or the story's original context, the October 1927 issue...
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Genre (2017) 50 (1): 117–137.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Nathan K. Hensley This article on temporality, reading, and narrative form shows how George Eliot's The Mill on the Floss stretches on the affordances of the novel to highlight the tension between structure and flow that characterizes any act of textual analysis. This tension within readerly method...
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Genre (2009) 42 (3-4): 145–166.
Published: 01 September 2009
... . ---. The Sublime Object of Ideology . New York : Verso , 1989 . Print . Zupancic Alenka . Ethics of the Real . New York : Verso , 2000 . Print . JES GREW, THE HOLY GRAIL, AND THE DESIRE FOR A METANARRATIVE TO BELIEVE: READING ISHMAEL REED'S MUMBO JUMBO AS A HISTORICAL THRILLER...
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Genre (2007) 40 (1-2): 131–156.
Published: 01 March 2007
... . Diepeveen Leonard . “ Reading Nonsense: The Experience of Contemporary Poetry .” Genre 24 ( 1991 ): 25 - 43 . Hayles N. Katherine . “ Chance Operations: Cagean Paradox and Contemporary Science .” John Cage: Composed in America . Ed. Perloff Marjorie Junkerman Charles . Chicago...
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Genre (2023) 56 (1): 81–92.
Published: 01 April 2023
..., whose work spans literature as cultural production and practical political mobilization, might provide a more useful politics of reading and writing. The debates and rearranging of disciplines, adapting reading lists, and reevaluation of course content continue. The key word is transformation...
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Genre (2024) 57 (1): 53–75.
Published: 01 April 2024
... in the desert. Meanwhile, Ma reads about metafictional lost children surviving the deserts in a novel called Elegies for Lost Children ; she records herself reading from this book, creating a fictional oral record whose importance will become clear below. Near the end of LCA , Ma loses her own children when...
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Genre (2012) 45 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Luke Carson; Heather Cass White Because for us “learning to read” is synonymous with “learning to read poetry,” we framed this issue of Genre with that one generic restriction. We invited our contributors to discuss the idea of “learning to read” with reference either to a critic who has or should...
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Genre (2012) 45 (1): 87–119.
Published: 01 March 2012
... and 1950s. This essay proposes a different reading of clichés by focusing on artists who approach the cliché not with grimness but with fascination. Raymond Roussel, Marcel Duchamp, and John Ashbery recognized the cliché's constitutive function in modern culture; its ties to print, photography...
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Genre (2012) 45 (1): 215–238.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Robert Baker This essay presents a close reading of C. D. Wright's Deepstep Come Shining . One of the great book-length poems published in America over the last few decades, this poem gathers the strengths of Wright's earlier books while at the same time inventing the sort of roving collage...
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Genre (2013) 46 (1): 33–55.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Timothy Wientzen This article argues for the centrality of ideas of automatism and habit within the political and aesthetic life of literary modernism. D. H. Lawrence's characteristic interest in the raptures of sexuality and corporality are read in relation to shifts in the nature of political...
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Genre (2014) 47 (2): 111–140.
Published: 01 July 2014
... The Wire in a long tradition of representing slavery that can further inform our reading of the program's interrogation of early twenty-first-century American life, cultures, and literary traditions. Read in the context of two modes of representing slavery in particular—the African American slave narrative...
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Genre (2017) 50 (2): 219–238.
Published: 01 July 2017
... reading of the film in relation to his other interventions on cinema, which are scattered throughout his seminars and are more numerous and heterogeneous than generally assumed, drawing especially on cinema of the late 1950s and early 1960s. The article shows how Lacan's analysis of Never on Sunday...
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Genre (2021) 54 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 April 2021
... and critique is referenced in order to recommend the issue's articles as models of an intermediate approach: generous reading. Described as an affirmative mode of interpretation that matches the tenor of postcritique, generous reading retains the central importance of critique by attending to the ways in which...
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Genre (2012) 45 (1): 9–27.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Ellen Levy Levy's chosen model for how to read poems is not a literary critic but an art historian, T. J. Clark. Why? To some extent, the author is following a more generalized “visual turn” in literary studies. But Clark is also a skilled and devoted close reader who, like many in literature...
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Genre (2012) 45 (3): 423–441.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Sabrina Ovan This article provides a comparative reading of “ Las Meninas ,” Michel Foucault's opening essay in The Order of Things , and the historical novel Q , written by the Italian collective known as Luther Blissett. Foucault's opening chapter, a close reading of Diego Velázquez's 1656...
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Genre (2013) 46 (3): 239–263.
Published: 01 December 2013
... taxonomies of distorting the inherently indeterminate meanings of texts by imposing arbitrary restrictions, or “laws,” on our reading practices. This essay surveys the major objections to genre criticism lodged by its principal critics (especially Derrida) before introducing and advocating “trope theory...