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Genre (2018) 51 (3): 209–236.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Benjamin Mangrum This essay reexamines the conventional opposition in genre criticism between modern realism and classical tragedy. By adapting Roland Barthes’s account of realist representation with J. L. Austin’s theory of speech-acts, the essay shows that epistemological skepticism animates...
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Genre (2010) 43 (3-4): 307–326.
Published: 01 September 2010
...: In using the term “deny” [denier], Greimas is distinguishing logical or “consta- tive” negation and the “performative” negation of denial. In this essay, he isn’t working within the framework of speech-act theory—it is hardly likely that he encountered J. L. Austin as early...
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Genre (2021) 54 (3): 368–370.
Published: 01 December 2021
... the discipline of literary studies. Hillis was my teacher for graduate school at UC Irvine. Before I prepared the dissertation he advised so generously even after his official retirement in 2002 , I took the seminars on speech acts he offered while writing his books Speech Acts in Literature...
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Genre (2017) 50 (3): 297–317.
Published: 01 December 2017
..., in compelling new ways, the risks and perils of satire’s unstable power in our heterogeneous societies. Copyright © 2017 University of Oklahoma 2017 satire theory Charlie Hebdo murders Salman Rushdie affair freedom of speech Capital Offenses: Public Discourse on Satire after Charlie Hebdo...
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Genre (2009) 42 (3-4): 79–98.
Published: 01 September 2009
... censorship of speech by arguing that certain speech acts are illocutionary, and therefore, should be classified as conduct, rather than protected speech. However, Butler's arguments have even broader implications for the more subtle "speech acts" that interpellate subjects. For example, the naming...
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Genre (2013) 46 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 April 2013
... by vampires” in pursuit of acting careers, are not affected by Falander’s speech in the same way. The performance of omniscient narration that seduces Rehnhjelm is identifiable to the reader as a performance, and a sinister one at that. By making Falander an actor and eschewing dialogue tags around...
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Genre (2011) 44 (1): 5–27.
Published: 01 March 2011
... that Richardson places on music and the prosody of speech in her fiction. Often in Pilgrimage , vision and language are depicted as alienating and judgmental, while music and vocal prosody foster connectivity and intimacy. Though audition is not free of prejudice in Pilgrimage , and indeed it is integral...
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Genre (2000) 33 (3-4): 247–256.
Published: 01 September 2000
... is a supplement to speech but speech is already a supplement: chil- dren, Rousseau writes, quickly learn to use speech "to supplement their own weakness for it does not need much experience to realize how pleasant it is to act through the hands of others and to move the world simply by moving the tongue...
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Genre (2009) 42 (1-2): 61–82.
Published: 01 March 2009
... AND RACIAL POLITICS JESSE SCHOTTER, YALE UNIVERSITY In A Theory of Adaptation, Linda Hutcheon asserts that ". . . as a process of creation, the act of adaptation always involves both (re-) interpretation and (re-) creation" (8). Implicit in this definition is the idea that adaptation...
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Genre (2011) 44 (3): 363–380.
Published: 01 September 2011
...) speech act — or genre of speech acts? Is it, more broadly, a structure of human thought, as some have sug- gested? Is it a fundamental structure of action and experience, an expression of I would like to acknowledge generous grant support from the National Institutes of Health...
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Genre (2020) 53 (3): 199–227.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Renaissance writers and theorists understood literature to be a much more capacious category that included all forms of imaginative writing. Far from being inert, imaginative writ- ing was understood to act upon its readers. As Eagleton claims, There was no hard- and- fast distinction between [poetry...
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Genre (2018) 51 (1): 53–79.
Published: 01 April 2018
... speech and his article on free speech and religion (McEwen 2015a). 5. In this The Children Act continues McEwan’s earlier investigations of literary forms in Atone- ment. See Head 2007, 156  –74. TRAGEDY IN THE CHILDREN ACT 55 of tragic theory for present...
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Genre (2001) 34 (3-4): 219–241.
Published: 01 September 2001
... is not that of an ordinary citizen. In order to establish the public use of speech one must speak "as a scholar," that is, as a world citizen. But so long as one acts within the capacity of a civic position or in any other official capacity (e.g., a military officer on duty, or a pastor asked for advice...
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Genre (2013) 46 (3): 239–263.
Published: 01 December 2013
...), acts of “heresy” that commit “violence to the internal order of the poem.” In contrast, M. M. Bakhtin ([1934 – 35] 1981, 262) declared the novel supreme because of its inherently expansive and democratic style, which incorporates “a diversity of social speech types (sometimes even diversity...
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Genre (2009) 42 (1-2): 33–60.
Published: 01 March 2009
... 2009 BY THE UNI- VERSITY OF OKLAHOMA. ALL RIGHTS OF REPRODUCTION IN ANY FORM RESERVED 34 GENRE major source for Steinbeck in checking such details as habits of speech among the strikers and strike leaders" (Benson 294) The novel that would become In Dubious Battle was Steinbeck's first use...
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Genre (2011) 44 (1): 29–53.
Published: 01 March 2011
... of university reforms, and protested against the Vietnam War. It first began to crystallize in the early 1960s and then picked up steam toward the middle of the decade, following the Free Speech Movement and the escalating U.S. inva- sion of Vietnam, only to dwindle away in the early 1970s — ­several years...
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Genre (2021) 54 (2): 221–244.
Published: 01 July 2021
... in the conditions that made those facts possible, we enter the realm of “literary art understood as a mode of cognition focused on the possible, rather than on the actual (history, as Aristotle understood it) and the universal (philosophy, as he understood it)” (White 2014 : 34). Leaning on speech act theory...
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Genre (2020) 53 (1): 53–77.
Published: 01 April 2020
... in the sense of illumination (revealing the limitations of social norms) and foreshadowing the apocalypse. Dimitriadis expresses disgust for a nation that reveals its true face(s) and then washes his hands of it with a performative speech act. By steeping their prose in biblical language, both Whitman...
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Genre (2009) 42 (1-2): 165–186.
Published: 01 March 2009
..., with the sense of power we wish to exert or identify with, ultimately with the underground existence each sentient being recognizes in himself' (1989:134). The contradictory to historicism's literal reading is the apprehension of language as speech-act rather than literal (or even figurative...
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Genre (2020) 53 (3): 271–277.
Published: 01 December 2020
... thought of as ironic affiliation under the sign of disaffiliation (77). Indeed, Chandler con- structs his macho protagonist in opposition to the very dandy figures that Mar- lowe imitates and bests through pithy acts of verbal dexterity in a style derived in part from the sort of epigrammatic speech...