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Genre (2024) 57 (1): 25–52.
Published: 01 April 2024
...Dunja Dušanić Abstract This article examines the relationship between poetry and testimony in order to outline a viable framework for interpreting testimonial poetry (or “poetry of witness,” in Carolyn Forché’s terms) as a literary genre in its own right. Neglected in favor of other, mimetically...
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Genre (2012) 45 (3): 395–422.
Published: 01 December 2012
... from one another and the symbolic function of language is not apprehended. Sword testifies to the foreclosure of difference and a wish to establish it by means of its formal characteristics, apocalypticism, and witness to the spectral return of what cannot be symbolized in the form of the living dead...
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Genre (2012) 45 (1): 215–238.
Published: 01 March 2012
... essential to her recent books of social witness, One Big Self, Rising, Falling, Hovering , and One with Others. Deepstep teaches us to read these more recent books of Wright's. It also teaches us, indirectly, to read again the larger Romantic and modernist traditions that Deepstep and these recent books...
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Genre (2017) 50 (1): 39–57.
Published: 01 April 2017
... could distinguish what one might call a “belief-in-evidence” from a “belief-against-the-evidence.” This essay then demonstrates how episodes of character witness in Victorian legal fictions become venues for addressing the value of belief in others and its complex participation in the attempt...
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Genre (2017) 50 (3): 343–370.
Published: 01 December 2017
... in 1944, released in 1945). These melodramatic films explore themes of maternal sacrifice and reproduce a formula wherein female transgression beyond the strict boundaries of the home and the nuclear family is met with severe punishment. At the advent of the Cold War, Faulkner witnessed the repurposing...
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Genre (2020) 53 (1): 53–77.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Victoria A. Reuter The literary rant is a unique mode of expression employed by dispossessed subjects to performatively highlight the mechanisms of their oppression and to create a rhetorical and political subject position from which to speak. The rant relies on the reader’s complicity to witness...
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Genre (2010) 43 (1-2): 191–197.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Gigliotti in “Night and the teaching of History” asks how “historians’ narratives of deportations as a process and victims’ interpretation intersect” (33). She asks about the painful tension created between historians’ training demanding verifiable facts and the personal accounts of a witness...
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Genre (2020) 53 (2): 183–188.
Published: 01 July 2020
... influential concept of the literary technology of virtual witnessing, the basis of their argument in Leviathan and the Air- Pump (1985: 60) that the Royal Soci- ety s experimental natural philosophers relied on descriptive and figurative lan- guage to reconstruct the scene of the experiment for readers...
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Genre (2012) 45 (3): 443–469.
Published: 01 December 2012
... descendant who, powerfully bound to a history he never experienced, can neither remember nor forget. Haunted by his ancestors’ untold story, Jonathan attempts to memorialize events he has never witnessed firsthand, using the imaginative recovery possible with fiction.3 The magical realist elements...
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Genre (2002) 35 (2): 221–251.
Published: 01 June 2002
... William . 11 vols . Berkeley : U of California Press , 2000 . Plattes Gabriel . A Description of the Famous Kingdome of Macaria. Facsimile reprint in Webster , Utopian . Raber Karen . “‘Our Wits Joined as in Matrimony’: Margaret Cavendish's Playes and the Drama of Authority...
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Genre (2007) 40 (3-4): 59–76.
Published: 01 September 2007
.... 64 GENRE state of contemporary knowledge, and readers will always check the narrated events and the historian's argument against their experience. Yet these multiple present tenses are more specifically deployed and more problematically related in D than in most history, and we can witness...
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Genre (2017) 50 (3): 421–447.
Published: 01 December 2017
... between painting and poetry1 stakes his central claim for the significance of satire: that it paints the world in sharp and truthful outline. A “Satyrical Wit,” he argues in 1695, “Observes, and shews things as they are” ([1695] 2011a, 66). In the same year, in Love for Love, Congreve’s (1967, 232...
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Genre (2003) 36 (1-2): 47–79.
Published: 01 March 2003
... . “ Rhetoric and Neo-Classic Wit .” Literary Criticism: A Short History . New York : Vintage-Random , 1957 . 221 - 5l . Winn James A. “ On Pope, Printers and Publishers .” Eighteenth Century Life 6 ( 1981 ): 93 - 102 . Woodman Tom . “ Pope and the Polite .” Essays in Criticism...
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Genre (2010) 43 (3-4): 219–237.
Published: 01 September 2010
... in China. His quick wit and satiric sparkle have touched the hearts of general readers of his novel Fortress Besieged (1946); his daunting erudition and penetrating insight have established his high repute in Chinese academics, particularly in relation to his three...
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Genre (2006) 39 (4): 151–154.
Published: 01 December 2006
..." that novelist Kang embeds in East Meets West (1937). Rather than cosigning the widely held accusation that Kang is an "insufficiently resistant" author, Knadler celebrates the fluidity and complicated wit of Kang's work, which aspires toward a condition that might best be described as "post-ethnic...
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Genre (2015) 48 (2): 159–192.
Published: 01 July 2015
... consulted source. In this essay I foreground a neglected document of great interest for its detailed, distinctive witness to clashes between the sixth (1610 – 14) and eighth (1611 – 14) voyages in the Red Sea and Bantam: the BL manuscript of the “Jour- nal of John Saris on the Clove” (Saris 1614...
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Genre (2022) 55 (3): 179–203.
Published: 01 December 2022
... of kin, and the Finsbury nephews are made recipients of a generous settlement to boot. The dead body that has circulated through the text, meanwhile, is relegated to anonymity and simply evaporates—though we have briefly witnessed the virtual currency carried by “Joseph's” reified corpse: a shape...
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Genre (2020) 53 (3): 247–252.
Published: 01 December 2020
... unstable physicality (75). Garcia explains that de Angulo underwent hormone therapy in his battle with prostate cancer and subsequently witnessed his changing gender as a meta- morphosis that could validate the metonymic leap from text to body, the leap by which his poems about metamorphosis instantiated...
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Genre (2001) 34 (1-2): 33–62.
Published: 01 March 2001
...), that position is one that is uninhabited, devoid of sub- jectivity. Unlike the development of a heroic subject position as the narrative proceeds, as occurs in Douglass's Autobiography, we witness in Incidents the steady retreating of subjectivity; the main action occurring within this text...
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Genre (2007) 40 (3-4): 143–170.
Published: 01 September 2007
... a trickster, has his trickster, Proude Cedarfair, spell out his credo: Outwit but never kill evil.. .evil revenge is blind and cannot be appeased by the living. The tricksters and warrior clowns have stopped more evil with their wit than have lovers with their lust and fools...