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Genre (2016) 49 (3): 303–329.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Alysia Kolentsis Prevailing critical practice has tended to position tragedy as an influential but limited antecedent to the novel. The conditions of the bourgeois novelistic universe are seen to undermine and mitigate the effects of tragedy. The very occurrence of a tragic event precludes any...
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Genre (2007) 40 (1-2): 1–29.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Marissa Greenberg COPYRIGHT © 2007 BY THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA 2007 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. WORKS CITED Adams Henry Hitch . English Domestic or, Homiletic Tragedy: 1572-1642 . New...
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Genre (2018) 51 (1): 53–79.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Tammy Amiel Houser This essay reads Ian McEwan’s Children Act (2014) as a literary tragedy that is in dialogue with the classical form and the philosophical discourse that surrounds it. Of particular relevance is George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel’s definition of tragedy as a collision between two...
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Genre (2018) 51 (2): 105–131.
Published: 01 July 2018
..., it suggests, names an interpretational hesitation between generic frames like comedy and tragedy. In his bawdy double entendres, James provides a kind of resting place from what Susan Sontag has called the “excruciating” tonal textures of his major phase. Copyright © 2018 by University of Oklahoma 2018...
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Genre (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...
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Genre (2018) 51 (3): 237–266.
Published: 01 December 2018
... a vocabulary to explain how Shakespeare applies, rearranges, avoids, and dismantles what the essay calls the “figure of stigma.” In the figure of stigma an abnormal body evoking both pity and fear splits into the opposed dramatic elements of villainy and irony, the former an element of tragedy and the latter...
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Genre (2012) 45 (2): 269–298.
Published: 01 June 2012
... in the colony of Santa Marina. These experiences incite a dissociative fugue, a loss of identity precipitated by the flight to a foreign environment, which ends finally in Rachel's death. Her voyage therefore evokes what Benjamin Mangrum describes as the tragedy of modern existence and reveals a complex double...
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Genre (2013) 46 (2): 161–174.
Published: 01 July 2013
... , and Prometheus ), in relation to classical Greek tragedy and recent political theater (Bertolt Brecht and Heiner Müller). In a transcription of their free-form working sessions on Negri's first play, the three discuss a number of intersecting themes and methods: dreams as a source of critical or creative thought...
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Genre (2003) 36 (1-2): 81–106.
Published: 01 March 2003
... and tragedy. a. The lyric mode and cultural alienation in Russian symbolism As Dmitry Merezhkovsky announced in 1892, the symbolists believed that "Literature rests upon the elemental force of poetry just as world culture rests upon the primitive force of nature Any literary movement begins...
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Genre (2006) 39 (4): 1–21.
Published: 01 December 2006
... . The Cambridge Companion to Theodore Dreiser . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2004 . Denning Michael . The Cultural Front . London : Verso , 1998 . Dreiser Theodore . An American Tragedy . New York : Signet Classics , 2000 . ---. Journalism . Ed. Nostwich T.D...
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Genre (2017) 50 (2): 219–238.
Published: 01 July 2017
... that might have prepared us for it. In an early part of the session, and before the section on Kant, Lacan takes some time to talk about com- edy. He notes that during the year he “had recourse to tragedy” (pris le support de la tragédie) to make his audience understand the relation between action...
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Genre (2001) 34 (1-2): 5–10.
Published: 01 March 2001
..., Greek tragedy. But we should not be too astonished that the detective novel closely repro- duces Greek tragedy. Oedipus is always invoked to mark this coincidence, but Oedipus is clearly the only Greek tragedy that already had this detective-story structure. What should astonish us...
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Genre (2006) 39 (2): 352–357.
Published: 01 June 2006
..." (157). Once more, an author seems to want to save noir from its own pes- simism. Ian Jarvie follows with his essay that applies Aristotle's classifications for tragedy and poetry to The Killers (1946) and Out of the Past (1944). Since noir films have never been defined as strict tragedies...
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Genre (2011) 44 (3): 335–347.
Published: 01 September 2011
... of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy . New York : Cambridge University Press . Schleifer Ronald . 2009 . “Modalities of Science: Narrative, Phronesis, and the Practices of Medicine.” Danish Yearbook of Philosophy 44 : 77 – 101 . Schleifer Ronald Vannatta...
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Genre (2002) 35 (2): 355–382.
Published: 01 June 2002
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Genre (2002) 35 (1): 121–142.
Published: 01 March 2002
... characterization of Firbank's novels aptly describes Theocritus' Idyls as well, "The comedy is in the inconsequence; the poetry in the evanescence; the tragedy in the chill of loneliness and desolation which will suddenly strike in a random word" (546). In the Theocritus passage, any sense of tragedy...
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Genre (2020) 53 (3): 199–227.
Published: 01 December 2020
... to tragedy. But because Weever s Whipping satirizes satire, it participates in the very unpredictable rhetoric that it denounces. Even as Weever ridicules satirical effi- cacy, for example, he demonstrates his own faith in the possibility of effective ridicule. Weever knows his own gentle dealing will do...
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Genre (2016) 49 (3): 435–441.
Published: 01 December 2016
..., “Script Two: Aspiration in America,” describes the “up-­from” script. Here Buell focuses on a handful of twentieth-­century novels, including F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Great Gatsby, Theodore Dreiser’s American Tragedy, Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, and Philip Roth’s American Pastoral. Buell chooses...
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Genre (2013) 46 (3): 239–263.
Published: 01 December 2013
...- tual meaning, and lead only to reductive questions, such as “does it conform to the laws of epic poetry, or to the laws of tragedy?” (Croce [1909] 1992, 41). As Heather Dubrow (1982, 3 – 4) has noted, genres can resemble such deeply rooted social institutions as “an established church...
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Genre (2006) 39 (2): 273–300.
Published: 01 June 2006
... Ibos . London : Frank Cass , 1966 . Begam Richard . `` Achebe's Sense of an Ending: History and Tragedy in Things Fall Apart .'' Studies in the Novel 29.3 ( Fall 1997 ): 396 - 411 . Bell Richard H. `` African Philosophy from a Non-African Point of View: An Exercise in Cross...