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Genre (2000) 33 (1): 120–122.
Published: 01 March 2000
...Laura Rotunno Punter 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 . © COPYRIGHT 1999 BY THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA 1999 Ideology and Inscription: "Cultural Studies...
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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 (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
... . London : Verso , 1990 . 94 - 102 . 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...
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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 (2022) 55 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2022
... identifies three distinct modalities of the new opioid novel, paying particular attention to the ways these texts think through the causality of the opioid epidemic. First, some texts (novels from Julie Bunton, Brian Allen Carr, Cheryl Reed, and Jennifer Weiner), which read like detective fiction, take...
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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 (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 (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 (2011) 44 (2): 205–222.
Published: 01 June 2011
... designation and answers to the continuously expanding boundaries of text, data, and knowledge. The redefined encyclopedic novel can therefore be connected with more current forms of textuality, like hypertext and database. © 2011 by University of Oklahoma 2011 References Anderson Wilda . 1986...
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Genre (2012) 45 (2): 269–298.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Benjamin Mangrum Virginia Woolf's first novel, The Voyage Out , disputes the manner in which its characters appropriate literary texts for their political interests. Woolf delivers this challenge through Rachel Vinrace's ill-fated voyage, which culminates in a series of disorienting encounters...
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Genre (2011) 44 (3): 381–391.
Published: 01 September 2011
... maladapted to modern society. The texts that employ this mismatch theory to explain phobias and depression contain an unstable mixture of narrative techniques and metaphoric uses of computers, electronic technology, the discourse of economics, of architecture, among others. A frequent technique is to make...
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Genre (2013) 46 (3): 213–237.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Cecily Devereux This article considers Helen Fielding's two Bridget Jones novels as foundational texts in the genre of chick lit as it “produces, disseminates, and proliferates certain feminist and liberal subjectivities” (Butler and Desai 2008, 5). The focus is on tracing in these two novels...
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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...