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Genre (2021) 54 (2): 265–292.
Published: 01 July 2021
... pages and reconstructs their semiautonomous subplots as they unfold in a world characterized by animal cruelty, species extinction, and industrial labor. By forcing us to consider the perspectives of creatures like Jim, Mishipeshu, Audrey, and Gracia, Ellmann's narrative reminds us that the climate...
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Genre (2000) 33 (1): 27–49.
Published: 01 March 2000
... of (endogamous) innocence in which Prospero and his daughters live before the storm (which Prospero raises to bring an end to that state) was a retreat from previous intrafamilial disharmony—Prospero's betrayal and deposi- tion by his brother. The paradox is heightened by the subplot. The incest just...
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Genre (2021) 54 (2): 221–244.
Published: 01 July 2021
... national, closed-system type. Multiple intermingling characters and subplots, some of them dissonant, aborted, or redundant from Wood's ( 2000 ) aesthetic perspective, 2 enable us to experience the worldlikeness 3 of the novel in comparative and/as contrapuntal terms, with “discrepant...
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Genre (2002) 35 (2): 221–251.
Published: 01 June 2002
... and imposture, cf. Hobbes 304-5. 230 GENRE spar verbally with the women but fail repeatedly. In an alternating subplot, Lady Ambition laments the fact that her parents did not give her any education so that she "might speak so eloquently upon every subject, as Birds...
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Genre (2009) 42 (3-4): 145–166.
Published: 01 September 2009
... the most essentialized constructions of racial boundaries and offers coexisting systems that include differences" ("Postmod- ernism" 188). However, two subplots in Mumbo Jumbo that contain such an intermingling between white and black characters do not portray coexistence but lead to the black...
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Genre (2018) 51 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2018
... apparent openness of behavior” (475). Yet, the novel turns away from exploring Cynthia’s hidden depths, using the metaphor of the diseased heart to dismiss the multiple subplots of hidden romance as modes of character development. The healthy interior self, this suggests, develops not through one...
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Genre (2020) 53 (1): 27–52.
Published: 01 April 2020
...) observe, the minor character of Yoshiko Katsu and the romance subplot between her and Gunnar are the novel s extended meditations on race and cross- racial solidarity, which I suggest must be understood in contrast to the model of charismatic leadership. Their romance offers a worldly Black political...
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Genre (2020) 53 (2): 111–134.
Published: 01 July 2020
... of the numbery devices of plot- oriented fictions, his own obsession with age seems to drive him, twice, to experiment with a kind of murder- mystery style countdown plot: once in relation to marriage, once in relation to death. The comedic version occupies a subplot of Orley Farm in which, prior to the novel s...
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Genre (2000) 33 (2): 199–224.
Published: 01 June 2000
... and, in doing so, undercuts the values for which they respectively stand. The search for a missing portion of a statue of Sir Winston Churchill provides a subplot to the unseemly doings of the psychiatrist Dr. Prentice and his wife, a grandiosely dysfunctional couple bent on the pursuit of the pleasure...
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Genre (2005) 38 (1-2): 71–94.
Published: 01 March 2005
... to or not, makes her novel about these innovations. While both Mrs. Dalloway and "Street Haunting" are carefully structured works, the subject position of the third person narrator of Mrs. Dalloway, along with an easily traceable storyline—a main plot with several related subplots, all working toward...
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Genre (2013) 46 (3): 239–263.
Published: 01 December 2013
... James’s The Turn of the Screw (1898) and Stephen King’s The Shining (1977); the espionage subplot involving Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, including Hamlet’s counterespionage, which aligns the play with Alfred Hitch- cock’s Notorious (1946) and Roman Polanski’s Chinatown (1974); and Ophelia’s...
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Genre (2014) 47 (3): 379–405.
Published: 01 December 2014
...); Dawn of the Dead (2004); Day of the Dead; Land of the Dead; Shaun of the Dead; and seasons 2 and 3 of The Walking Dead (2011 – 13). 17. See Dawn of the Dead (2004); Day of the Dead; and the “barn” subplot in season 2 of The Walking Dead. ZONE ONE AND ZOMBIE NARRATIVE FORM...
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Genre (2017) 50 (2): 153–179.
Published: 01 July 2017
... GENRE Self-­conscious detective characters with complex interior lives now seem more authentic to readers and viewers, while their blind spots and inner conflicts create useful plot twists, subplots, and postponements of the denouement. Because the detective in the disintegrative thriller...
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Genre (2014) 47 (2): 141–170.
Published: 01 July 2014
... that surfaces in his novels often. In Vineland he calls the city “a toxic dump for everything those handsome pictures had left out” (Pynchon [1990] 1997, 326). The various subplots in Against the Day incorporate themes of anarchy and utopic visions thereof, but the film industry in these later scenes has...
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Genre (2002) 35 (2): 181–219.
Published: 01 June 2002
... of the action. So schemas for the quest-journey and for love-courtship-and-marriage prominently characterize the early novel (whereas schemas for, say, a hunt, crime and detection, war, adultery, the transition from childhood to adulthood, seem at most subplots). The elements and relations of these plot...