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Genre (2006) 39 (2): 358–361.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Timothy Dow Adams Fuchs Miriam , The Text is Myself: Women's Life Writing and Catastrophe . Madison : University of Wisconsin Press , 2004 . COPYRIGHT © 2007 BY THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA 2007 WORKS CITED Egan Susanna . Mirror Talk: Genres of Crisis in Contemporary...
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Genre (2000) 33 (1): 120–122.
Published: 01 March 2000
..., David. Gothic Pathologies: The Text, the Body and the Law. New York: St. Martin's, 1998. xi + 251 pp. Includes Index. ISBN 0-312-21260-7, $65.00. Differentiating his seminal The Literature of Terror from Gothic Pathologies: The Text, the Body and the Law, Punter terms this new work...
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Genre (2000) 33 (3-4): 247–256.
Published: 01 September 2000
...Jonathan Culler © COPYRIGHT 2001 BY THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA 2001 DESERT ISLAND TEXTS JONATHAN CULLER, CORNELL UNIVERSITY What is the most influential critical or theoretical text of the past couple of decades? This is a question which a specialist in literary theory ought...
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Genre (2000) 33 (3-4): 339–351.
Published: 01 September 2000
...Vincent B. Leitch ISLAND AND ARCHIVE: FAVORITE CONTEMPORARY THEORY TEXTS VINCENT B. LEITCH, UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA Several years after it was published, my editor at Columbia University Press began encouraging me to do a follow up to my book American Literary Criticism from...
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Genre (2018) 51 (3): 209–236.
Published: 01 December 2018
... tragedy and modern realism, this essay offers a model for how texts “perform” their genres. The essay describes these literary speech-acts as “genre performatives,” which are smaller-order gestures, devices, and formal techniques that at once present and execute a text’s status as part of any given genre...
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Genre (2016) 49 (1): 79–94.
Published: 01 April 2016
... seduced and betrayed by Hollywood and its stars. This article argues that Puig's early texts, The Buenos Aires Affair , with its collection of Hollywood epigraphs, and Kiss of the Spider Woman , with its movie-obsessed protagonist, perform the very concept of queer movie fandom. What one sees in Puig's...
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Genre (2011) 44 (1): 29–53.
Published: 01 March 2011
... to a lacuna within critical appraisals of Norman Mailer that has ignored what he meant by the collective novel. Much of the critical output remains concentrated on attempts to resolve the book's dominant generic problem: Is the text a novel or a history of the 1967 march to the Pentagon? What remains buried...
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Genre (2014) 47 (3): 407–430.
Published: 01 December 2014
... “A Stroke of Good Fortune” (1955), these possibilities disrupt both a character's identity and what we might call the identity of an O'Connor text. Critics generally read the story as a failed attempt to portray the Catholic plea against, as O'Connor put it, the “rejection of life at the source...
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Genre (2019) 52 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 April 2019
... and creative treatments of the historical novel. Robinson’s text shows that this scalar challenge is of particular importance to the contemporary moment and reconfigures how some of its major coordinates — the economy, the environment, the body, and narrative itself — cross the gap between micro and macro...
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Genre (2019) 52 (2): 127–149.
Published: 01 July 2019
...Matthew John Phillips Following Henry James, literary-critical practices presume the autonomy and integrity of the literary text. The roman à clef meanwhile troubles this autonomy by presuming a transparent and concrete relation between text and world. By turning to the late nineteenth-century...
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Genre (2013) 46 (3): 239–263.
Published: 01 December 2013
... taxonomies of distorting the inherently indeterminate meanings of texts by imposing arbitrary restrictions, or “laws,” on our reading practices. This essay surveys the major objections to genre criticism lodged by its principal critics (especially Derrida) before introducing and advocating “trope theory...
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Genre (2014) 47 (1): 79–102.
Published: 01 April 2014
... and style: from narcissism, emotional exile, and thwarted confession to compassionate love and consolatory elegy, from what Edward W. Said called “late style” to its antithesis, “timeliness.” Closely reading each text's presentation of perspective and closure and elements of the film's style, including mise...
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Genre (2014) 47 (3): 285–307.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Wilson Kaiser Malcolm Cowley's claim that American literature has never dealt with the question of fascism is a key moment in the separation of literary studies and politics. Arguing that politics is too ideological and crude to grapple with the nuances of the text, Cowley cites Carson McCullers's...
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Genre (2015) 48 (1): 35–71.
Published: 01 April 2015
... “out”—change how authors define their goals on both a personal and a political level? Is the goal to come out or to come in ? This article focuses on gender transition narratives published in the twenty-first century, demonstrating how the genre has changed by examining several texts, including...
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Genre (2014) 47 (3): 309–334.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Fiona McWilliam This essay seeks to rectify an ongoing problem in scholarship on Katherine Anne Porter. Porter's short story “He,” a key and often-anthologized text, is being read in a revised version without attention to those revisions or the story's original context, the October 1927 issue...
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Genre (2014) 47 (3): 357–377.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Caitlin E. Newcomer This essay examines Claudia Rankine's long poem Plot (2001) in light of its status as one of a number of postsixties poetic texts authored by women that explore complicated questions surrounding the relationships among maternity, the female body, and innovative poetics. Plot...
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Genre (2016) 49 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2016
... for literary interpretation—a brand-new and exciting area, as his writings have not yet been invoked to interpret literary texts. A Messianic Aesthetic: Lily Briscoe’s Vision frances l. restuccia, boston college This moment I stand on. Also it is transitory, flying, diaphanous. I shall pass...
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Genre (2015) 48 (3): 383–404.
Published: 01 December 2015
..., however, that both texts ultimately resist such capitalist improvement energies by using the female protagonists and minor characters to foreground moments of withholding, silence, and nonnarrativity that refuse to be incorporated into a profitable project of articulation. The essay aims to demonstrate...
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Genre (2016) 49 (2): 135–158.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Fiona Price This article reads Lovecraft's weird fiction in relation to his historically minded eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century precursors. In his essay “Supernatural Horror in Literature” (1927) the first text Lovecraft focuses on at length is Horace Walpole's Castle of Otranto (1764...
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Genre (2016) 49 (2): 181–198.
Published: 01 July 2016
... Harman's imagining of a Lovecraftian Martin Heidegger for whom dasein is “no longer the biggest star in the theatre,” I argue that The Body mediates, as both a late modernist and a weird text, between competing psychoanalytic and existential accounts of the uncanny. Works Cited Adorno Theodor...