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Genre (1 March 2010) 43 (1-2): 137–162.
Published: 01 March 2010
... . Bettelheim Bruno . The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales . New York : Knopf , 1976 . Bottigheimer Ruth B. “Fairy Tales, Folk Narrative Research and History.” Social History 14 . 3 ( 1989 ): 343 - 357 . Brinks Ellen . “Nobody's Children’: Gothic...
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Genre (1 July 2017) 50 (2): 239–265.
Published: 01 July 2017
... generated in his first major novel, Blue White Red . How Mabanckou picks his way through these intercalating terms speaks to the appeal and centrality of his work in a world literature canon. The authors argue that Mabanckou quite consciously and effectively makes use of the figures of allegory and parable...
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Genre (1 September 2001) 34 (3-4): 307–337.
Published: 01 September 2001
... allegory of postimperial Britain in which dysfunctional relationships are not merely personal disasters but also microcosmic reflections of the conditions of life in a formerly powerful nation desperately trying to find meaning in its past splendor and its antedated social structures. As such, it...
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Genre (1 April 2019) 52 (1): 51–75.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., Merwin offers a model of narrative ethics that respects the individual’s alterity. Copyright © 2019 by University of Oklahoma 2019 metadiscourse narrative ethics Hawaiian history plot and story social allegory ...
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Genre (1 March 2011) 44 (1): 55–74.
Published: 01 March 2011
... the return of religion in its more public forms in recent decades, any more than one could have foreseen the great reopening of the question of secularization within social theory since 1990. If, as I argue, the complete eradication of religious thought, which is to say a “finished” project of...
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Genre (1 July 2017) 50 (2): 153–179.
Published: 01 July 2017
...Jean Gregorek Henning Mankell describes his goal in the best-selling Wallander novels as an examination of the social antagonisms in his native Sweden, particularly with regard to race and immigration, within the commercial genre of the police procedural. This essay complicates Mankell's claims...
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Genre (1 July 2016) 49 (2): 181–198.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Joe Kennedy William Sansom belongs to a loose category of British novelists working around World War II and in the wake of prewar modernism who produced fictions recapitulating neither high modernism's assertive experimentation nor the 1930s retreat into social realism. While this writing failed to...
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Genre (1 July 2014) 47 (2): 171–197.
Published: 01 July 2014
... utopian desire, illuminating the persistence of the social beyond neoliberal privatization and constructing a horizon in which the United States is irreducible to capitalist and statist imaginaries. More specifically, I show how Burroughs elaborates and complicates the concept of the common as proposed by...
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Genre (1 June 2011) 44 (2): 181–204.
Published: 01 June 2011
... in Caribbean women's literature. It brings with it assumptions about individual subjectivity, progress, and socialization that underlie modes of justification for colonialist and misogynist practice and yet can be used to expose the shortcomings of models of development and to foreground the...
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Genre (1 December 2012) 45 (3): 423–441.
Published: 01 December 2012
... the nature of these narratives as paradigmatic of the ages they strive to represent, particularly in their implied resonance on class and power structures: an age of nameless history, where individuality is characterized by blurred signifiers and collectivity is the founding element of everyday social...
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Genre (1 April 2015) 48 (1): 1–33.
Published: 01 April 2015
....” This article argues that this freighted figure of inversion obscures the theories of embodiment found in sexological case studies themselves, which ground the experience of sex in sociality and sensation. The sexological invert provides the foundation for a trans feminine stock character that modernist...
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Genre (1 September 2007) 40 (3-4): 17–58.
Published: 01 September 2007
... or social economy presented by these stories. The allegory of a paradigmatic text might, then, either by the economi- cal workings of biblical tradition or by the represented aspect of economy in the story, promote a dynamic of intertextuality dedicated to a relatively restrictive set of...
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Genre (1 March 2003) 36 (1-2): 81–106.
Published: 01 March 2003
... call for his fellow poets to translate their lyric creativity into social action: "from now on the poet will bear full responsibility if he fails to scorch the crowd with his dithyrambic flame: the crowd has gathered and is obediently awaiting the revelations that have been prepared in the quiet...
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Genre (1 March 2008) 41 (1-2): 151–169.
Published: 01 March 2008
... Power in American Culture . Minneapolis, MN : U Minnesota P , 1999 . Hofstadter Richard . “ The Paranoid Style in American Politics .” 1964 . The Paranoid Style in American Politics and Other Essays . Cambridge, MA : Harvard UP , 1964 . Jameson Fredric . “ Class and Allegory in...
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Genre (1 December 2014) 47 (3): 255–283.
Published: 01 December 2014
..., religion, law, commerce, and science, among oth- ers. Chase, conversely, engages an older, narrower monolithic version of history rooted in the new republic’s theologically based cosmology told through moral allegory. But in moving toward this more socially contextualized “academic history...
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Genre (1 July 2016) 49 (2): 213–229.
Published: 01 July 2016
... vague and ambiguous to be encapsulated in any such form. Also The Cipher never offers us any causal or narrative explanation for the monstrosity it recounts. It does not allow us to characterize its supernatural events in terms of good and evil. It does not allow us to read it as social allegory...
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Genre (1 March 2003) 36 (1-2): 1–27.
Published: 01 March 2003
.... The reading I develop here locates discontinuities within and between registers of allegory, typology, eschatology, and pathos in the tale. As a continuous movement of dis- placement, the text denies any of these cultural forms a privileged status. This play of genre suggests the...
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Genre (1 March 2000) 33 (1): 51–81.
Published: 01 March 2000
... History of an English Social Institution . Athens : U of Georgia P , 1982 . Digby Anne . The Poor Law in Nineteenth-Century England and Wales . London : The Historical Association , 1989 . Finch Casey Bowen Peter . “‘The Tittle-Tattle of Highbury’: Gossip and the Free...
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Genre (1 September 2000) 33 (3-4): 339–351.
Published: 01 September 2000
...Vincent B. Leitch © COPYRIGHT 2001 BY THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA 2001 WORKS CITED Aronowitz Stanley Giroux Henry . Postmodern Education: Politics, Culture, and Social Criticism . Minneapolis : U of Minnesota P , 1991 . Bloom Harold . The Anxiety of Influence: A...
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Genre (1 March 2009) 42 (1-2): 83–111.
Published: 01 March 2009
... hand, her repeated declarations of her commit- ments to materialism, feminism, and socialism led her to develop a free-form semiotic approach to cultural criticism and her own fiction, informed by an eclectic stew of many forms of 20th century Anglo-American and Continental philosophies in a...