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Genre (2014) 47 (3): 255–283.
Published: 01 December 2014
...David O. Dowling The “fighting whale” in shipwreck accounts has had a pervasive and stubborn hold on maritime narratives, simultaneously perpetuating lasting memorable tales and false assumptions about whale behavior that have endured for nearly two centuries. This essay traces the cultural...
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Genre (2012) 45 (1): 57–86.
Published: 01 March 2012
... Dürers” at Oxford, but by the time she visited New York on her own in 1915, her attention was focused on contemporaries.1 When Moore wrote home to Carlisle, Pennsylvania, about her Manhattan trip, her “Sojourn in the Whale,” it was not a pilgrimage to the Metropolitan Museum of Art or the Frick...
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Genre (2009) 42 (3-4): 99–117.
Published: 01 September 2009
...-Dick, which has the white whale to be pursued, the "there" in House of Leaves is the sum of the commentaries in the novel (3). For Zampano at least, this is not a problem because, like a car- toon academic, interpreting the whale is more interesting than the whale itself: "Though many continue...
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Genre (2016) 49 (2): 199–211.
Published: 01 July 2016
.... . London : Penguin . Melville Herman . (1851) 1991 . Moby-Dick or The White Whale . London : Everyman's Library . Miéville China . 2005 . Introduction to At the Mountains of Madness , by Lovecraft H. P. , xi – xxv . New York : Modern Library . ———. 2008 . “M. R...
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Genre (2016) 49 (2): 181–198.
Published: 01 July 2016
... warheads and sunflowers” (4). “What interests me is not the forgotten site of the ground of the conditions of all that appears — but rather snowflakes, whales, flames, stars, and rubies” (6). With such philosophical strategies in mind, McHale’s analysis of the function of listing in literature starts...
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Genre (2013) 46 (3): 265–284.
Published: 01 December 2013
... . (1940) 2000 . “Inside the Whale.” In George Orwell: Essays . New York : Harcourt . Rickard John S. 1999 . Joyce's Book of Memory: The Mnemotechnic of “Ulysses.” Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Schulkind Jeanne . 1976 . Introduction to Virginia Woolf: Moments...
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Genre (2014) 47 (1): 21–53.
Published: 01 April 2014
... Melville, both prior to and after Battle-­Pieces. Certainly much could be said about Moby-­Dick (1851) and irresponsible bloodshed, given the unholy nature of slaughtering whales for a few candles and a little night light,5 but instead of turning to Moby-­Dick, I will revisit Melville’s 1855 novel...
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Genre (2000) 33 (1): 83–113.
Published: 01 March 2000
..., in a variety of ways. Wilkie Collins' The Woman in White artfully shifts registers several times, each of which retrace hith- erto undisclosed events from a new perspective. In Moby-Dick Melville practices an inimitable pro- crastination in his encyclopedic anatomization of whales and whaling, a distended...
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Genre (2016) 49 (1): 79–94.
Published: 01 April 2016
..., James Whale’s 1935 The Bride of Frankenstein. As a writer Puig sought to re-­create that moment: “[Lo que me interesaba era] recrear el momento de la infancia en que me había sentido refugiado en la sala oscura” (What interested me was re-­creating that moment in my childhood when I felt...
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Genre (2006) 39 (3): 1–20.
Published: 01 September 2006
... been inhospitable to the surviving sailors of wrecked American whaling vessels. Second, the boilers of steamships required tremendous amounts of fuel for the trans-Pacific journey, and Japan was believed to possess large deposits of coal. If Japan could be brought out of its self-imposed...
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Genre (2014) 47 (3): 357–377.
Published: 01 December 2014
... by the cultural baggage of the label mother. The “plot” of pregnancy, these “forced conclusions flensed by nature” (Rankine 2001, 55), complicates this flux at the same time that it is also its enact- ment. To flense is to strip away the skin (or blubber, as from a whale). Nature’s flensing simultaneously...
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Genre (2017) 50 (2): 181–200.
Published: 01 July 2017
... the inside of the dredge each time it was brought up was not the unex- ceptional ooze the ship’s scientists believed it to be. Not whale snot, either. It was all that remained of the most exquisite forms of millions of sea squirts, salp, and jellies, whose diaphanous musculature — more remarkable than...
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Genre (2021) 54 (2): 221–244.
Published: 01 July 2021
... encyclopedic narrative. Wen the Dreamer, Sparrow, and Marie are not Pushkin, Melville, and Pynchon; nor is the author, Madeleine Thien. They are all more like Ishmael sharing his knowledge of whales—factual, historical, scientific, and fictional—for the reader to handle comparatively. Rescuing the Thien...
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Genre (2006) 39 (1): 29–56.
Published: 01 March 2006
... to the transformation of the traditional genre. Poetic conventions, such as grief and lamentation, as well as 5 Other poems illustrative of the modern animal elegy include Philip Lamantia's "For the Death of a Hundred Whales," Jon Silkin's "A Death to Us" dealing with the death of a fly and "Death...
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Genre (2019) 52 (3): 151–177.
Published: 01 December 2019
... 84. Willis, Kirk. 1995. The Origins of British Nuclear Culture, 1895 1939. Journal of British Studies 34, no. 1: 59 89. Yaeger, Patricia. 2011. Editor s Column: Literature in the Ages of Wood, Tallow, Coal, Whale Oil, Atomic Power, and Other Energy Sources. PMLA 126, no. 2: 305 10. Zimmern...