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Genre (2000) 33 (1): 51–81.
Published: 01 March 2000
... . Houndsmills : Macmillan , 1995 . 235 - 60 . Stone Lawrence . “The Results of the English Revolutions of the Seventeenth Century.” Three British Revolutions . Ed. Pocock J.G.A. . Princeton : Princeton UP , 1980 . 23 - 108 . Taylor Charles . Sources of the Self: The Making...
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Genre (2007) 40 (1-2): 157–180.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Julie Levinson COPYRIGHT © 2007 BY THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA 2007 WORKS CITED Alter Robert . Partial Magic: The Novel as a Self-Conscious Genre . Berkeley, CA : University of California Press , 1975 . Beckett Samuel . The Unnamable . New York : Grove Press , 1958...
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Genre (2017) 50 (3): 421–447.
Published: 01 December 2017
... of sensory input, and modifies it, using ideas that belong to comic theory and to seventeenth-century philosophies of the passions. His literary criticism thus reveals the way the self depicted in Jonsonian comedy, driven historically by the humors, gives way to a new, imitative model of the self driven more...
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Genre (2016) 49 (1): 51–77.
Published: 01 April 2016
... problems must be solved by personal relations, the escapism must be self-conscious, this self-conscious escapism must be muddled with an actual escape. But the sign of escapism by which it can be initially recognized is inescapability. The opposite of Utopian, escapism is Topian: what is escaped...
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Genre (2016) 49 (3): 273–302.
Published: 01 December 2016
... is always mediated through the self-consciously textual form of the letters that the characters write as the narrative moves forward. Rather than highlighting authentic understandings of the minority group at hand, the relative disembodiment and conspicuous textuality of the epistolary genre works against...
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Genre (2023) 56 (2): 145–178.
Published: 01 July 2023
... Silas centers on dislocation and efforts to fortify self‐identity and reestablish security. Le Fanu's narrator‐protagonist, the orphaned English or Anglo‐Irish heiress Maud Ruthyn, practices bodily self‐regulation and careful discernment to shore up boundaries of nationality and class that sustain her...
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Genre (2012) 45 (2): 239–268.
Published: 01 June 2012
... women a set of skills for navigating emergent economic and professional opportunities and provides a culturally authoritative means of self-advocacy. Focusing particularly on Gilman's What Diantha Did and Ferber's Fanny Herself , the author shows how the quantitative practices of their heroines function...
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Genre (2012) 45 (3): 359–393.
Published: 01 December 2012
.... An effect of Haggard's anxiety over burgeoning metropolitan female agency and Afrikaner political strength, the heroines of Haggard's female colonial romances enabled the author imaginatively to redirect feminist energy — from metropole to colony, from self (as he saw it) to service, from suffragism to soil...
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Genre (2012) 45 (1): 215–238.
Published: 01 March 2012
... essential to her recent books of social witness, One Big Self, Rising, Falling, Hovering , and One with Others. Deepstep teaches us to read these more recent books of Wright's. It also teaches us, indirectly, to read again the larger Romantic and modernist traditions that Deepstep and these recent books...
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Genre (2013) 46 (3): 285–315.
Published: 01 December 2013
... holds a unique capacity to undermine the still-powerful cultural myth of the self-sustaining, solitary traveler. The effort to re-create a journey in turn refocuses our attention on travel writing's status as a border genre between fiction and nonfiction. Tracing the physical and textual pathways...
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Genre (2015) 48 (1): 35–71.
Published: 01 April 2015
... audiences? Has the development of transgender self writing been hindered by the unique concern about using the “correct” language required by clinicians to receive medical treatment? Most importantly, how does the issue of “passing”—living convincingly enough in a target gender that one is not effectively...
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Genre (2016) 49 (2): 199–211.
Published: 01 July 2016
... the rationalist positivism that generates these generic divisions toward a traumatic antihumanist nihilism, the weird generates not only a new teratology focused on the tentacle but also the possibility of an unexpected way out of the postmodern impasse of proliferating irony and self-reflexivity. China...
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Genre (2015) 48 (3): 435–459.
Published: 01 December 2015
...-class subject to a sense of self-worth without subordination. This article contends that in these classic pieces of British working-class literature Sillitoe sketches—in a sequential and incremental manner—a “strategy of refusal” of the conditions of incorporation defined by postwar capitalism...
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Genre (2016) 49 (1): 95–115.
Published: 01 April 2016
... on Singapore's socioeconomic restructuring after the 1997 Asian financial crisis, the article argues that attention to genre provides a framework through which to understand how the internalizing of neoliberal values becomes a matter of personal fulfillment and self-improvement. Tan's novel dramatizes neoliberal...
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Genre (2017) 50 (2): 239–265.
Published: 01 July 2017
... to those whose aspirations require self-conscious blindness to the complexities and hurdles to effortless movement across borders in the globalized economy. James Arnett is assistant professor of English at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. His work has appeared in Ariel, LIT: Literature...
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Genre (2017) 50 (2): 267–295.
Published: 01 July 2017
... reveal a peripatetic ethics that serves as a formal alternative to both the values of cynical self-interest and of a generic tradition of beatus ille poetic images associated with narratives of ethical retirement. The two novels produce a drama in which genres vie with genres; modes of storytelling...
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Genre (2019) 52 (1): 51–75.
Published: 01 April 2019
... the history it relates and its ethical implications. To promote this assessment, Merwin inculcates a judicious self-questioning in his readers by means of his narrative structure, which emphasizes the discrepancy between plot and story. By making readers keenly aware of the mechanics of his storytelling...
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Genre (2019) 52 (2): 85–108.
Published: 01 July 2019
... of a Sisyphean lack of progress, unsympathetic or abjectified antiheroes, and tales of instructional drudgery and intellectual woe. Such recent academic fiction may be self-published and may feature protagonists who are adjuncts, non-tenure-track faculty, or workers just passing through the ivory tower...
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Genre (2019) 52 (3): 151–177.
Published: 01 December 2019
... with energy physics and politics shows that thermodynamics’ second law provided the narrative structures that shaped turn-of-the-century scientific, cultural, and political discourses. At this moment, however, radioactivity upended these “entropolitical” narrative forms through its seemingly endless self...
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Genre (2021) 54 (1): 111–137.
Published: 01 April 2021
... of hindsight. To avoid postures of certainty and authority that come with both political power and narrative omniscience, the narrator uses irony and self‐consciousness to critique storyworld power dynamics and expectations of literary realism. Burns's big, ambitious novel reveals that conveying a whole world...