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Genre (1 March 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 (1 June 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 (1 March 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 (1 April 2018) 51 (1): 53–79.
Published: 01 April 2018
... 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 in The Children Act portrays a different picture. The narrative depiction of the conflict presents a complex entanglement between...
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Genre (1 December 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 (1 March 2008) 41 (1-2): 1–37.
Published: 01 March 2008
... 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 and princes seem to have egged each other on; the latter sought to compete with the papal menageries by con- structing private zoos of their...
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Genre (1 March 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 (1 April 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 (1 September 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 (1 July 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 (1 April 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 (1 April 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 (1 April 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 (1 March 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 (1 March 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 (1 March 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...
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Genre (1 March 2002) 35 (1): 55–87.
Published: 01 March 2002
... simply a secular- ized version of a Judeo-Christian salvation narrative, a notion no longer legiti- mated by religious faith; it could not be reconciled (even by critical historians like Toynebee) to a stoic and putatively more scientific view of the "tragic human comedy" of cyclical triumph and...
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Genre (1 March 2008) 41 (1-2): 203–209.
Published: 01 March 2008
..., takes from The Order of Things a notion of the episteme which is stable and somewhat predictable (119). "My thesis," writes Said, "is that the essential aspects of modern Orientalist theory and praxis can be understood as a set of structures inherited from the past, secularized, redisposed...
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Genre (1 June 2012) 45 (2): 351–358.
Published: 01 June 2012
... his chief antagonist. In Wilson’s book Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge (1998) he expresses a strong commitment to a project that might aptly be labeled as positivist. It is defined by a joint commitment to the value of secularism, to the ideal of human progress, and to the goal of a...
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Genre (1 September 2007) 40 (3-4): 59–76.
Published: 01 September 2007
... reproduction and representation is one between the sacred and the secular. This distinction finds its way into the very grain of D's historical vision. In Judges he provides a dry, almost droll, juxtaposition of Yahweh's reproductive power and representational realpolitik. "As the Lord was with the...