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Genre (2000) 33 (1): 51–81.
Published: 01 March 2000
...Lauren M.E. Goodlad ENGLAND'S "GLORIOUS 'MIDDLE WAY SELF- DISCIPLINARY SELF-MAKING AND JANE AUSTEN'S SENSE AND SENSIBILITY LAUREN M.E. GOODLAD, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON Among the most controversial of Jane Austen's novels, Sense and Sensibility (1811) is the only major work...
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Genre (2009) 42 (1-2): 135–163.
Published: 01 March 2009
... : Verso , 1999 . "THE ONLY WAY OUT IS THROUGH": SPACE, NARRATIVE, AND UTOPIA IN NALO HOPKINSON'S MIDNIGHT ROBBER ERIC D. SMITH, UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA, HUNTSVILLE What might a visionary fiction become when there are visions of the best possible worlds coming from...
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Genre (2017) 50 (2): 239–265.
Published: 01 July 2017
...James Arnett; Angela Wright This essay takes a close look at the way Alain Mabanckou positions himself vis-à-vis discipline and market by way of his negotiations of a range of terms—French, francophone, postcolonial, and world literature—and the ways that such disciplinarity and appeal might...
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Genre (2016) 49 (1): 51–77.
Published: 01 April 2016
...John Limon This essay attempts to define into existence the supergeneric category of “escapism” by way of analyzing Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's The Sound of Music. The essay (following the genre-defining procedures of Tzvetan Todorov) argues that there are three rules of escapism: all...
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Genre (2017) 50 (1): 59–75.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Caroline Levine This essay contends that the most canonical realist novelists refused both close and distant reading. The realist novel seems to go out of its way to avoid statistics, but at the same time it insists that we must move beyond attending to a few exceptional examples. The problem...
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Genre (2017) 50 (3): 297–317.
Published: 01 December 2017
...John Clement Ball Satire, with its objectifying, disparaging gaze and deliberate misrepresentations, is a form of othering—of representational violence. Sometimes its mocking and critical ways make satire so explosive that the symbolic violence of its distortions motivates actual violence...
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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 (2020) 53 (3): 199–227.
Published: 01 December 2020
... of potential rhetorical consequences of satire, which include not only blame for the target but also blame for the satirist, polarization of the audience, and more satire in the way of imitation and response. It then shows that these potential rhetorical consequences are consistent across time by analyzing...
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Genre (2011) 44 (1): 29–53.
Published: 01 March 2011
... . The article risks the claim that in Mailer's conflicted attempts to write the collective form we can not only locate stark evidence of the retreat of class-based models in the American political imaginary but also map the ways in which the novel genre adapts to political change. The paper also attends...
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Genre (2012) 45 (1): 29–55.
Published: 01 March 2012
... to the ballad form and to ways ballads were read in the early nineteenth century illuminates both what is most extraordinary in Dickinson's verse and ways that it participates in the widespread development of popular forms. Her greatness emerges from her pleasure in, and experimentation with, her era's most...
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Genre (2011) 44 (3): 263–276.
Published: 01 September 2011
... metaphor as shorthand for them. Metaphors and narratives can suggest reductive or stereotypical ways of imagining illness, disability, and other experiences of embodiment. However, rather than attempting to limit the metaphoric framing of illness, we should work to confer the agency to make metaphors...
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Genre (2012) 45 (1): 57–86.
Published: 01 March 2012
... drew on the tradition of Western representational art and invoked its greatest authorities to connect with the past rather than break with it. In this way Moore conveyed knowledge that was not exclusively her own—even as she offered unique ways of seeing to both expose the flaws of contemporary culture...
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Genre (2011) 44 (3): 363–380.
Published: 01 September 2011
.... Drawing upon a key metaphor in biomedicine, the body as machine, I consider its canonical uses but also its limits and the way it is contested, refuted, and even “poached” by one family in its battle with clinicians. I also explore the relationship between metaphor and narrative as I consider...
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Genre (2014) 47 (2): 111–140.
Published: 01 July 2014
... that inform the depiction of slavery in the last few centuries of American writing as a way of historicizing and critiquing the way The Wire takes up slavery as its subject in the twenty-first century. This reading reveals the deep-rooted and persistent cultural anxieties regarding race, ethnicity, and sex...
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Genre (2013) 46 (3): 317–344.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., and the project of postcolonial emancipation, on the other. Managing contradictions is a standard feature of the bidungsroman, though, and the essay argues that what makes Nervous Conditions interesting is the way it addresses this particular core contradiction. What marks Dangarembga's novel as distinct from...
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Genre (2014) 47 (2): 231–253.
Published: 01 July 2014
... of the historical antagonism between the law and urban queer subcultures. Each writer also saw this antagonism as linked to the cop's privileged place in the conventionalized representations of gay pornography. Rechy maintained that men's cop fetish revealed the ways the law set punishment as the enabling condition...
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Genre (2013) 46 (3): 393–418.
Published: 01 December 2013
... of the war in Iraq by dramatizing the ways archaeology has been conscripted into justificatory narratives for the invasion and occupation of ancient and contemporary Mesopotamia. © 2013 by University of Oklahoma 2013 Works Cited Arrighi Giovanni . 2005 . “Hegemony Unravelling I.” New Left...
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Genre (2014) 47 (3): 357–377.
Published: 01 December 2014
.... This essay argues that Plot is unique for the way it not only uses the biological as a formal determinant but also uses this focus to blur the lines between the physical and the textual body, in the process questioning both cultural narratives of pregnancy and the construction of poetic genre (specifically...
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Genre (2014) 47 (3): 379–405.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Carl Joseph Swanson This article explores Colson Whitehead's Zone One and the zombie narrative genre and outlines some of the ways each illuminates structural, generic, and aesthetic qualities in the other. Contrary to popular critical apologies, Zone One is largely a conventional zombie narrative...
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Genre (2016) 49 (2): 199–211.
Published: 01 July 2016
... the rationalist positivism that generates these generic divisions toward a traumatic antihumanist nihilism, the weird generates not only a new teratology focused on the tentacle but also the possibility of an unexpected way out of the postmodern impasse of proliferating irony and self-reflexivity. Works Cited...