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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
... 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
... rational or religious 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...
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Genre (2020) 53 (3): 241–246.
Published: 01 December 2020
... that this mastery belongs to that object. As John Guillory observes in Cultural Capital, the kind of form thus cre- ated is the form of paradox, engineered by New Critics to be disinterested and antiutilitarian (Guillory 1993: 155 56). Their secular faith reemerges in Alford under the postgeneric...
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Genre (2016) 49 (3): 331–357.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Times: The Post-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...
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Genre (2020) 53 (2): 189–197.
Published: 01 July 2020
... 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, competing interpretive regimes overlap and even draw energy from one another. Frow s third chapter, on iconoclasm...
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Genre (2008) 41 (1-2): 1–37.
Published: 01 March 2008
..., 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 of the early sixteenth century. In this respect, indeed, popes...
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Genre (2004) 37 (1): 47–64.
Published: 01 March 2004
... instigated the split between 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...
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Genre (2015) 48 (1): 99–118.
Published: 01 April 2015
... States, presents a denominational (Jewish) cemetery, which is very different from the secular cemeteries in act 3 of Our Town and Spoon River. Though it does center on the secular Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles, The Loved One is far too satirical to compare well with the two texts under...
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Genre (2010) 43 (3-4): 289–305.
Published: 01 September 2010
... indefinites might well help us to understand the last paragraph of section 9, perhaps Greimas’s most cryptic description 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...
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Genre (2017) 50 (2): 181–200.
Published: 01 July 2017
... 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 with the resolutely immanent...
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Genre (2013) 46 (1): 103–105.
Published: 01 April 2013
... (Sheikh Abdul- 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...
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Genre (2013) 46 (1): 106–108.
Published: 01 April 2013
... (Sheikh Abdul- 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...
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Genre (2020) 53 (3): 265–270.
Published: 01 December 2020
... IEWS CLUSTER: FOR M 269 exactly what is at issue in the historicity of forms? The procession of new social formations does not mean the continual razing of what has come before, but the repurposing, resignification, inverting, usurping, overdetermination, often the secularization, of existing forms...
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Genre (2016) 49 (1): 51–77.
Published: 01 April 2016
... effect — this is the largest matter at stake 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...
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Genre (2019) 52 (3): 207–228.
Published: 01 December 2019
... a sterile, secular vampirism. In Jarmusch s film world both the vampire and the zombie are in danger of contamination. Adam and Eve s privileged iso- lation from the public sphere no longer offers protection from pollutants. The zombie and the vampire are equally vulnerable and both forebode...
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Genre (2003) 36 (1-2): 81–106.
Published: 01 March 2003
... enriching 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...
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Genre (2003) 36 (1-2): 211–214.
Published: 01 March 2003
... GENRE lines between religious piety and secular sexuality. Clapp-Itnyre creates a smooth progression of ideas as she moves from author to author, and as she makes each transition, she continually develops and complicates her topic. She begins by providing a detailed historical background of...
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Genre (2003) 36 (1-2): 215–219.
Published: 01 March 2003
.... 212 GENRE lines between religious piety and secular sexuality. Clapp-Itnyre creates a smooth progression of ideas as she moves from author to author, and as she makes each transition, she continually develops and complicates her topic. She begins by providing a...