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- PublisherLexington Books
- Date of Publication19/11/2015
- GenreLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationLanham, MD
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintLexington Books
- Weight576 g
- Width163 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine24 mm
- Edited byTim Lanzendorfer
- Table Of ContentsAcknowledgements Introduction: The Generic Turn? Toward a Poetics of Genre in the Contemporary Novel. Part One. Genre at the End of Postmodernism 1 Aliens in America: Toni Morrison, Steven Spielberg, and the Ends of Postmodernism Philipp Loffler 2 The Digital Intensification of Postmodern Poetics Lai-Tze Fan 3 The Black Box of Genre in Colson Whitehead's The Intuitionist and Charles Yu's How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe Stephen Hock 4 Self-Parody and the Aesthetics of Literary Transgression in John Hawkes's An Irish Eye and Thomas Pynchon's Inherent Vice Salwa Karoui-Elounelli 5 Sincerity, Sharing, and Authorial Discourses on the Fiction/Nonfiction Distinction: The Case of Dave Eggers's You Shall Know Our Velocity Virginia Pignagnoli Part Two. High and Low, Literary and Popular 6 Techno-Anxiety and the Middlebrow: Science-Fictionalization in the Fictional Mainstream of the Early Twenty-First Century Roger Bellin 7 Post-Apocalypse Now-Cormac McCarthy's The Road as Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction Yonatan Englender and Elana Gomel 8 Ghostly Presences: Nostalgia, the Literary Market, and the Cultural Work of Genre in Stephen King's Joyland Clemens Spahr 9 Postmodern Autonomy and the Poetics of Genre in Matt Ruff's Novels Annette Schimmelpfennig and Tim Lanzendorfer 10 Purposing the Familiar: Genre, Repetition, and Anxiety in Breat Easton Ellis's Lunar Park Gavin F. Hurley Part Three. Revisiting Traditional Genre(s) 11 The Heirs of Don Quixote: Representations of the World-Shaping Powers of Genre in Contemporary Fiction Martina Allen 12 Reimagining Genre in the Contemporary Immigrant Novel. Katie Daily-Bruckner 13 Looking Beneath the Surface: Self and Genre in Joseph O'Neill's Netherland Tim De Jong 14 Connecting Travel Writing, Bildungsroman, and Therapeutic Culture in Dave Eggers's Literature Robert Mousseau Bibliography About the Contributors Index
- Author BiographyTim Lanzendorfer is assistant professor of American studies at the University of Mainz.
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