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Genre (2008) 41 (1-2): 151–169.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Wesley Beal COPYRIGHT © 2008 BY THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA 2008 WORKS CITED Benjamin Walter . The Arcades Project . Trans. Eiland Howard McLaughlin Kevin . Ed. Tiedemann Rolf . 1982 . Cambridge, MA : Belknap of Harvard UP , 2004 . Conspiracy Theory . Dir...
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Genre (2013) 46 (3): 239–263.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Katie Owens-Murphy Although we rely regularly on genre as a conceptual apparatus for our scholarship and course offerings, genre studies as a theory and methodology has never quite recovered from the opposition of Jacques Derrida, whose well-known essay “The Law of Genre” (1980) accused literary...
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Genre (2013) 46 (1): 106–108.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Dorothea Heitsch Pinkus Karen , Alchemical Mercury: A Theory of Ambivalence , Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press , 2010 © 2013 by University of Oklahoma 2013 Book Reviews bryan hull, portland community college Nyla Ali Khan, Islam, Women, and Violence in Kashmir...
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Genre (2000) 33 (1): 123–124.
Published: 01 March 2000
..., and sometimes infuriating polemic against contemporary intellectual culture and a call for a revaluation of an increasingly marginalized and demonized "theory." Tom Cohen's primary target is the contemporary "return to history" that has displaced and delegiti- mated the centrality of "theory...
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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 (2014) 47 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 April 2014
..., and trees from evolutionary theory), he actually uses them to support theories that lack proper verification, incurring the danger of bending reality to theory. © 2014 by University of Oklahoma 2014 Works Cited Allison Sarah Heuser Ryan Jockers Matthew Moretti Franco Witmore...
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Genre (2018) 51 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2018
... on psychological interiority as the defining criterion for humanlike mimesis. It proposes that we instead look to an alternative theory of seeming human, one based on repetition and routine. Cybernetics, an early form of artificial intelligence, provides a theory of developmental time through the feedback loop...
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Genre (2011) 44 (2): 129–156.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Daniel Darvay This article argues that Virginia Woolf's theory and practice of the novel extends key elements of the gothic sublime shared by nineteenth-century sensation fiction and by contemporaneous psychiatric methods of diagnosis. In novels such as Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White and Mary...
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Genre (2011) 44 (1): 55–74.
Published: 01 March 2011
... the return of religion in its more public forms in recent decades, any more than one could have foreseen the great reopening of the question of secularization within social theory since 1990. If, as I argue, the complete eradication of religious thought, which is to say a “finished” project of secularization...
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Genre (2013) 46 (3): 265–284.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Elizabeth Covington The genre of the circadian or one-day novel, of which James Joyce's Ulysses (1922) and Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway (1925) are the most famous examples, relies on John Locke's theory of individual identity composed of memories over time. The modernist writer and critic Storm...
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Genre (2015) 48 (1): 1–33.
Published: 01 April 2015
....” This article argues that this freighted figure of inversion obscures the theories of embodiment found in sexological case studies themselves, which ground the experience of sex in sociality and sensation. The sexological invert provides the foundation for a trans feminine stock character that modernist novels...
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Genre (2017) 50 (2): 219–238.
Published: 01 July 2017
... contributes to the articulation of a theory of comedy in The Ethics of Psychoanalysis , a seminar best known for its treatment of Antigone and tragic drama. It then locates this theory of comedy and reading of Never on Sunday in relation to key concepts of the Ethics such as jouissance and the moral good(s...
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Genre (2017) 50 (3): 297–317.
Published: 01 December 2017
... on the part of those who feel targeted (or offended) by its referential finger-pointing and nose thumbing, as with the murders on January 7, 2015, of twelve people at the satiric magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Drawing on satire theories from the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, this essay asks...
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Genre (2017) 50 (3): 421–447.
Published: 01 December 2017
... of sensory input, and modifies it, using ideas that belong to comic theory and to seventeenth-century philosophies of the passions. His literary criticism thus reveals the way the self depicted in Jonsonian comedy, driven historically by the humors, gives way to a new, imitative model of the self driven more...
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Genre (2018) 51 (2): 105–131.
Published: 01 July 2018
... late fiction, a countercurrent the article reads in terms of Jamesian camp. Combining the reader-response theory of Wolfgang Iser with recent work in affect theory—specifically Sianne Ngai’s work on tone—the article offers readings of James’s The Sacred Fount (1901) and The Golden Bowl (1904) in terms...
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Genre (2021) 54 (2): 167–193.
Published: 01 July 2021
..., Lost Children Archive highlights the absences of refugee voices, attends to the histories of violence that have led to their disappearance, and refuses to posit an answer to how the story of the crisis ends. This analysis reroutes theories of the big, ambitious novel through discussions of archival...
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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 (2012) 45 (1): 195–213.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Vernon Shetley The central illumination of Harold Bloom's theory of influence was his insistence on the negative element of literary inheritance. This aspect of Bloom's work inspired fierce resistance, a resistance whose success may have masked, for many contemporary critics, the importance...
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Genre (2013) 46 (3): 213–237.
Published: 01 December 2013
... a racialized, situated, national subject whose narrative leads not simply to romantic union but to reproduction. Engaging with Lee Edelman's important theory of reproductive futurism, this article undertakes to trace and to problematize chick lit's narrative with reference to its primary concern with women...
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Genre (2013) 46 (3): 345–365.
Published: 01 December 2013
... romance that heavily emphasizes death and the need for us to accept death, not recoil in horror or frantically resist it. This complementary reading, based on several theories of the romance form, helps explain the heavy reliance on imprisonment and death in the tales and also makes sense of using...