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Genre (1 December 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 the...
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Genre (1 December 2013) 46 (3): 239–263.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Fredric . 1981 . The Political Unconscious: Narrative as a Socially Symbolic Act . Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press . Knepper Wendy . 2007 . “Remapping the Crime Novel in the Francophone Caribbean: The Case of Patrick Chamoiseau's Solibo Magnifique.” PMLA 122 . 5 : 1431 – 46...
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Genre (1 April 2018) 51 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2018
... of a private, passive flow of consciousness because of its overestimation of the impor - tance of inner speech.” Suzanne Keen (2014, 56) sees this as part of a progressive narrative fashioned to describe the development of the realist novel, which tells a “familiar story” in which “representa...
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Genre (1 December 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...
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Genre (1 December 2017) 50 (3): 421–447.
Published: 01 December 2017
... (1967, 232, act 1, scene 1, ll. 617 – 19) sharp-tongued observer Scandal boasts that he “can shew you your own Picture, and most of your Acquaintance to the Life, and as like as at Knellers.” 2 Valentine, Congreve’s rake-hero and Scandal’s friend, declares that “indeed, he speaks truth now...
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Genre (1 July 2017) 50 (2): 219–238.
Published: 01 July 2017
... take into account the whole field of perverse desire, a field that psy- choanalytic experience cannot discount, since it presents itself so insistently in analysands’ actions and speech. Lacan, as we have already seen, agrees with the philosophers that how one is to act is the central question of...
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Genre (1 April 2015) 48 (1): 1–33.
Published: 01 April 2015
... [as] the habitual or even preferred method of gratification” (Ellis and Symonds [1897] 1975, 118). Carpenter ([1908] 2012, 58) uses more circumspect language to make the stronger claim that, “while bodily congress is desired, the special act with which [Uranians] are vulgarly credited is in...
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Genre (1 December 2013) 46 (3): 265–284.
Published: 01 December 2013
... resonates with Joyce’s aesthetic theory of epiphany, first explained in Stephen Hero (1963) and A Portrait of the Art- ist as a Young Man ([1916] 1992) and exemplified in Ulysses. In Stephen Hero Stephen describes epiphany as “a sudden spiritual manifestation, whether in the vulgarity of speech or of...
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Genre (1 March 2012) 45 (1): 195–213.
Published: 01 March 2012
... producer of essence, and (re)production as an essentially female art and act” (1987, 3). Cynthia Griffin Wolff similarly connects the poem to a sphere of distinctively feminine activities and expertise: “All would have known that the homely task of compounding potpourri and distilling ‘Attar’ was a...
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Genre (1 September 2010) 43 (3-4): 307–326.
Published: 01 September 2010
...- 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 as this essay (1963)—but his insistence that the analysis take place on the “plane...
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Genre (1 September 2009) 42 (3-4): 79–98.
Published: 01 September 2009
... BODIES OF LAW AND OUTLAW BODIES 85 McKinnon, who advocate 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...
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Genre (1 September 2000) 33 (3-4): 247–256.
Published: 01 September 2000
... pleasant it is to act through the hands of others and to move the world simply by moving the tongue."4 Here Derrida identifies a "logic of supplementarity" that is ubiquitous: a structure where the thing supplemented (speech) turns out to need supple- mentation because it proves to have the same...
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Genre (1 April 2018) 51 (1): 53–79.
Published: 01 April 2018
... in McEwan’s treatment of the conflict between reason and faith. 4. See, for example, McEwan’s 2015 commencement address at Dickinson College (McEwan 2015b) in defense of free speech and his article on free speech and religion (McEwen 2015a). 5. In this The Children Act continues...
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Genre (1 April 2013) 46 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 April 2013
... first conversation. Readers, who have seen Falander referred to as “the Devil” and who are presumably unwilling to be “sucked dry 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...
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Genre (1 March 2011) 44 (1): 5–27.
Published: 01 March 2011
... 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 to the...
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Genre (1 March 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...
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Genre (1 June 2002) 35 (2): 181–219.
Published: 01 June 2002
... . “Literary Universals.” Poetics Today 18 . 2 ( Summer 1997 ): 223 - 49 . Jameson Fredric . The Political Unconscious: Narrative as Socially Symbolic Act . Ithaca : Cornell UP , 1981 . Johnson Mark . The Body in the Mind: The Bodily Basis of Meaning, Imagination, and Reason...
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Genre (1 September 2001) 34 (3-4): 219–241.
Published: 01 September 2001
... 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 by a member of the congregation), one's speech and use of reason is "domestic" and "merely private." As such, someone representing a...
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Genre (1 September 2009) 42 (3-4): 145–166.
Published: 01 September 2009
..." and postulates that "social regulation seems to be the intentional product of a single consciousness or monolithic 'will'" (13). Both Mumbo Jumbo and the thriller feature cabals working in the shadows. While these groups act in various ways, they usually possess one overarching goal...
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Genre (1 March 2009) 42 (1-2): 33–60.
Published: 01 March 2009
... the early 1930's" (Lynd 7). Another way of understanding this immanent culture of struggle might be to see it in the language of complexity theory, as a complex, adaptive network that, although nontotalizing, is nonetheless, to recall Mark C. Taylor, "capable of acting as a whole" (Taylor 65...