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Genre (1 June 2000) 33 (2): 151–169.
Published: 01 June 2000
...Barbara Judson © COPYRIGHT 2001 BY THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA 2001 ROMAN A CLEF AND THE DYNAMICS OF BETRAYAL: THE CASE OF GLENARVON BARBARA JUDSON Glenarvon, Lady Caroline Lamb's novel about her affair with Byron, has attracted a measure of attention lately, figuring in...
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Genre (1 April 2017) 50 (1): 97–116.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Sarah Allison This essay places Elizabeth Gaskell's Life of Charlotte Brontë in the context of responses it provoked from contemporaries, including their retrospective rereadings of Jane Eyre . By 1857, the novel form had come a long way from its eighteenth-century origins in the roman à clef, but...
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Genre (1 June 2000) 33 (2): 129–149.
Published: 01 June 2000
... break out of the adulatory mold. Although Scudery's portraits were revolutionary because they valorized a different set of subjects — the nobility, and even some wealthy bourgeois, as opposed to the royal family — her "portraits a clef," in which characters of her romances act as literary...
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Genre (1 March 2012) 45 (1): 215–238.
Published: 01 March 2012
... your eyes,” a citation of Kurosawa (3, repeated on 42), and the statement, “a photograph is a writing of the light” (3; cf. 96). We are told that “the refrain to the rain would be a movement up and down the clefs of light” (3). Throughout the book there are irregular refrains that appear, recur...