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Genre (2011) 44 (1): 55–74.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Vincent P. Pecora The belief that modernity can be completed—and not merely in some ungraspable “fullness of time”—is the little that remains of art's utopian promise. But this is at the same time the promise of a fully achieved secularism. There is no way, I think, that anyone could have predicted...
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Genre (2011) 44 (2): 105–128.
Published: 01 June 2011
...C. J. Gordon This article challenges the secularization thesis, which envisions a bewildered medieval subjectivity that stands in stark contrast to our rational modernity, by way of an analysis of bleeding Eucharists. These artifacts throw into relief the complex skein of problems woven together...
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Genre (2012) 45 (1): 29–55.
Published: 01 March 2012
... is as important a model as hymns for Dickinson's short-lined verse undercuts interpretation of her chosen forms as either inherently rebellious against orthodoxies or devoutly meditative. Instead, Dickinson participated actively in secular as well as religious nineteenth-century popular verse culture. Attention...
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Genre (2018) 51 (1): 53–79.
Published: 01 April 2018
... thought wins the day” (Scholes 2015). By contrast, I argue that The Children Act actually comes to complicate this oppositional pattern.3 Even though McEwan is an open supporter of secular rationalism (as demonstrated by his continuous public declarations),4 his literary staging of the debate...
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Genre (2016) 49 (3): 331–357.
Published: 01 December 2016
...-Secular Turn in Feminism.” Theory, Culture, Society 25 , no. 6 : 1 – 21 . Brown Wendy . 2003 . “Resisting Left Melancholy.” In Loss: The Politics of Mourning , edited by Eng David L. Kazanjian David , 458 – 66 . Berkeley : University of California Press . Burke...
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Genre (2004) 37 (1): 47–64.
Published: 01 March 2004
... middle-class and poor blacks the majority of the black population had only the oral tradition for support and guidance. This meant [a] reliance on music sans Christianity or Christian doctrine and, hence, the emergence of a secularized, professional musician. (23...
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Genre (2008) 41 (1-2): 1–37.
Published: 01 March 2008
... d'Orleans. But through her ward, the future Emperor Charles V, she arguably exerted indirect influence over the fate of the papacy during the early years of reformation, and her taste in companion animals bespeaks an ethos of con- spicuous consumption common to both sacred and secular nobles...
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Genre (2020) 53 (2): 189–197.
Published: 01 July 2020
... s pious and intensely personal scriptural interpretations during her captivity as an instance of a reading regime at sharp odds with the holistic Biblical analysis of Locke and Spinoza, and by extension the secular and objective protocols of contemporary criticism (33). But in most cases...
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Genre (2020) 53 (3): 241–246.
Published: 01 December 2020
... and antiutilitarian (Guillory 1993: 155 56). Their secular faith reemerges in Alford under the postgeneric auspices of attention studies. Yet Alford s study points beyond this inheritance and even beyond its own postcritical claims for an ethical, open attentiveness (271). Gunn s poetics is bored by and produces...
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Genre (2015) 48 (1): 99–118.
Published: 01 April 2015
...- pare quite as well. For instance, Elegy is set in an English churchyard rather than an American cemetery. The Cemetery Club, while taking place in in the United States, presents a denominational (Jewish) cemetery, which is very different from the secular cemeteries in act 3 of Our Town and Spoon...
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Genre (2010) 43 (3-4): 289–305.
Published: 01 September 2010
... in this essay, coming as it does at the very end of his semantic analysis. The secular effort of language [langue], tending to establish two parallel series of determinatives and pronouns, is thus hampered by encountering a new category person vs. thing...
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Genre (2017) 50 (2): 181–200.
Published: 01 July 2017
... to describe extinction as a traumatic seizure of phenomenology” (2007, 232). If the notion of the immemorial in the works of Benjamin, Agamben, and Levinas creates an opening for transcendence within the horizon of conscious- ness and secular time, the idea of immemorial life occupies that spot...
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Genre (2016) 49 (1): 51–77.
Published: 01 April 2016
... in the musical — of redeeming the secular world tout court. That would be a condescending way to identify the escapist work, but in fact the venerable faux naïf technique of solving insoluble political problems by way of personal relationships needs odd, not strictly heteronormative wrinkles...
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Genre (2003) 36 (1-2): 81–106.
Published: 01 March 2003
... the object or act desired."26 Ivanov was also referring to a rich Russian tradition of thought that located the origin of secular art in the "disintegration of ritual," in the words of the eminent philologist Aleksandr Veselovsky.27 This kind of think- ing has lately begun to be questioned, most...
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Genre (2021) 54 (1): 139–165.
Published: 01 April 2021
... to “represent” atrocity—DuPlessis frequently claims that her work is antimimetic—she secularizes the Talmudic method of commentary known as midrash, a mode of endless scriptural interpretation, in order to read and reread, write and rewrite the historical archive and the modernist long poem, along with her own...
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Genre (2019) 52 (3): 207–228.
Published: 01 December 2019
... flesh, and everlast- ing life, and they incarnate this religious imaginary through their power either to kill or to immortalize their prey. Adam and Eve no longer do either, however; theirs is a sterile, secular vampirism. In Jarmusch s film world both the vampire and the zombie are in danger...
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Genre (2013) 46 (1): 103–105.
Published: 01 April 2013
...- lah’s secular syncretic cultural ethos that attempts to bring together the disparate factions of the region) with the artistic and spiritual syncretism embodied by Lalla-­Ded’s work. Khan’s creation of a cultural tie between the politician and the female Sufi is promising, even brilliant...
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Genre (2013) 46 (1): 106–108.
Published: 01 April 2013
... secular syncretic cultural ethos that attempts to bring together the disparate factions of the region) with the artistic and spiritual syncretism embodied by Lalla-­Ded’s work. Khan’s creation of a cultural tie between the politician and the female Sufi is promising, even brilliant, but undoubtedly...
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Genre (2002) 35 (1): 55–87.
Published: 01 March 2002
... to the eighteenth-century's progressive ideals. Just after the Second World War, Karl Lowith argued in Meaning in History that the modern historian's notion of progress (derived from Voltaire and Condorcet and Marx) was simply a secular- ized version of a Judeo-Christian salvation narrative, a notion...
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Genre (2020) 53 (3): 265–270.
Published: 01 December 2020
... the secularization, of existing forms and functions. The notion of intensive construction wonderfully captures this process. It also happens to be the main business of the realist novel in any dialectical account (Jameson 1981; Armstrong 1987; McKeon 1987; Duncan 1992). It is a mark of the integrity and rigor...