A theory of genre formation in the twentieth century

Rodgers, Michael (2015) A theory of genre formation in the twentieth century. CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture, 17 (4). 2. ISSN 1481-4374

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    Abstract

    In his article "A Theory of Genre Formation in the Twentieth Century" Michael Rodgers explores the relationship between Vladimir Nabokov's Invitation to a Beheading and magical realism in order to theorize about genre formation in the twentieth century. Rodgers argues not only that specific twentieth-century narrative forms are bound intrinsically with literary realism and socio-political conditions, but also that these factors can produce formal commonalities.