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Genre (2002) 35 (3-4): 495–509.
Published: 01 September 2002
... American Center Prize Anthology (Arcade, 1999; paperback, 2000). WRITERS WITH CONVICTIONS: DOING TIME AT CENTURY'S END1 BELL GALE CHEVIGNY, PURCHASE COLLEGE, STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK "Write a poem that makes no sense" —Hettie Jones2 Marlene squatted...
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Genre (2021) 54 (1): 89–109.
Published: 01 April 2021
... and the responsibility that comes with it. This innovative tactic helps chart a potential course for autofiction by women writers and writers of color. Works Cited Abbott H. Porter . 1988 . “ Autobiography, Autography, Fiction: Groundwork for a Taxonomy of Textual Categories .” New Literary History 19...
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Genre (2006) 39 (2): 329–346.
Published: 01 June 2006
... Warrior: Claiming Narrative Power, Recreating Female Selfhood .'' The Faith of a (Woman) Writer . Eds. Kessler-Harris Alice McBrien William . New York : Greenwood , 1985 . 293 - 301 . Gagnier Regina . `` Feminist Autobiography in the 1980s '' In Feminist Studies 17.1 ( Spring...
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Genre (2014) 47 (2): 231–253.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Steven Ruszczycky In “The Law of Pornography: John Rechy and Samuel Steward” I compare the works of two late twentieth-century writers to show how they turned to genre to understand sexuality's relation to the law in other than purely repressive terms. I suggest that they complicate Michel...
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Genre (2012) 45 (2): 239–268.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Anne Brubaker This essay explores the recurring portrait of the bookkeeping woman in the fiction of writers such as Willa Cather, Edna Ferber, Mary Wilkins Freeman, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Frances E. W. Harper, Sinclair Lewis, and Elmer Rice. It explores how the discourse of mathematics offers...
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Genre (2016) 49 (3): 359–383.
Published: 01 December 2016
... of memoirs by modernist writers is between the celebrated or elevated subject matter and the ordinary or everyday approaches of the modernist aesthetic. In some memoirs, particularly those authored by celebrity modernists themselves, including Gertrude Stein, Ford Madox Ford, and Wyndham Lewis, the high-art...
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Genre (2024) 57 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 April 2024
... that Darko Suvin called “cognitive estrangement.” Whereas science fiction projects alternative futures, fantasy's affordances allow writers to generate alternative worldviews grounded in real or invented mythic pasts. The initial move away from claiming to imitate reality allows fantasy writers to project...
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Genre (2011) 44 (3): 293–300.
Published: 01 September 2011
... or readers back from “the point.” Children, however, often relish the long middle portions of their storybooks, wanting to see how events move forward and back, rather than just how they end. Poets, along with post-modern writers of fiction, also have more tolerance for the openness of narrative middles...
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Genre (2012) 45 (3): 359–393.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Melissa Free H. Rider Haggard has long been known as the premier writer of the imperial adventure novel, which is described by scholars as predominantly devoid of colonial settlers, particularly women. Yet his most innovative contribution to the genre of adventure fiction is actually his most...
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Genre (2012) 45 (3): 395–422.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Lheisa Dustin This article argues that the creative autobiography The Sword Went Out to Sea and other later work of the modernist American writer H.D. evidence foreclosure: a mode of psychic “denegation,” as Jacques Lacan describes it, in which words, thoughts, and people are not differentiated...
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Genre (2012) 45 (1): 143–166.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Emily Setina In 1957, a young John Ashbery reviewed Gertrude Stein's Stanzas in Meditation for Poetry magazine. Titled “The Impossible,” the essay explores difficulty as a means of readerly intimacy and participation. Ashbery's later “G.M.P.” describes the pathos of the writer's impossible desire...
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Genre (2012) 45 (3): 423–441.
Published: 01 December 2012
... painting portraying the royal family of Spain, is the narration of an epistemological break through the analysis of an image. In a similar fashion, Q , composed in 1999 by the four writers of the Italian collective, the Luther Blissett Project, takes a fictionalized visual representation as a point...
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Genre (2012) 45 (3): 443–469.
Published: 01 December 2012
...-ended and unresolved as the future. This provisional sense of history creates spaces where the descendant-writer can gain a limited imaginative access to the past. THE BROMANCE OF A. R. AMMONS & HAROLD BLOOM “The Persnicketiness of Memory”: Jonathan Safran Foer’s Audaciously...
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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 (2014) 47 (3): 255–283.
Published: 01 December 2014
... with the cultural meanings of the evil sea monster in romanticism and the ancient Leviathan tradition. With origins tracing back to early Christian retellings of the ancient Greek Physiologus nautical myth, the legacy of that tradition of maligning the whale is immediately visible in contemporary writers...
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Genre (2016) 49 (1): 27–50.
Published: 01 April 2016
... as the primary constituents of narrative and undermines the ostensible authority of the “narrator” in service of representing focalizers' internal experiences. Her experiments with spatiality and focalization are less overtly radical than those of high modernist or avant-garde fiction writers. Instead, her...
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Genre (2016) 49 (2): 135–158.
Published: 01 July 2016
... places Walpole in a tradition of cosmic horror that also includes Clara Reeve, William Godwin, and Walter Scott. Yet the relationship between Lovecraft's fiction and these earlier writers of historical fiction has been more assumed than explored. Aware of history as a malleable and potentially...
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Genre (2016) 49 (1): 79–94.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Manuel Betancourt Given the Argentine writer Manuel Puig's penchant for using and skewering studio Hollywood films and stars in novels such as Betrayed by Rita Hayworth , he has often been understood as partaking in the discourse of camp. This article takes as a jump-off point the contention...
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Genre (2016) 49 (2): 213–229.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Steven Shaviro This essay analyzes the Detroit writer Kathe Koja's 1991 novel The Cipher to demonstrate how her systematic omission of the conventional themes and formal elements of weird fiction results in an intensified interrogation of the genre's characteristic affects and their physical...
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Genre (2016) 49 (3): 385–405.
Published: 01 December 2016
... suggests that Barren Ground offers an approach to artistic innovation that differs significantly from the aggressive, iconoclastic experimentation characteristic of the generation of writers just coming into their own at the time of Barren Ground 's publication, the modernists. Rafael Walker...