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By Arthur Whimbey, Myra J. Linden

ISBN-10: 0805806482

ISBN-13: 9780805806489

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The Law of Genre’, Critical Inquiry 7:1 (autumn 1980), pp. 55-81. , Genre, London and New York, Methuen, 1982. , ‘First Essay. Historical Criticism: Theory of Modes’, Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays, Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1957, pp. 33-67. , ‘Third Essay. Archetypal Criticism: Theory of Myths’, Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays, Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1957, pp. 131-239. Gibbs, R. , The Poetics of Mind: Figurative Thought, Language and Understanding, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1994.

Significance eventually becomes refocused through ‘metaphor’, where the search for a new model of meaning hits upon a certain range of possible new figural links or ‘conceptual hooks’ that can be internalised by the group and not left in a chaotic, ‘decentred’ and highly idiosyncratic status – as is frequently the case in fantasy (390). Significance, moreover, becomes fully focused once a metaphor attains ‘iconic’ status – that is to say, becomes an ‘image’ capable of functioning as a meaningful collective representation (391).

First, if expectations work to ‘short-circuit’ the significations in texts then the short-circuiting is not a product of those significations. The expectation that is genre will be suspended in, and primarily determined by, what Tony Bennett (1987, 1990) dubs a ‘reading formation’. The Althusserian derivation of the term is important in this context because of what has been discussed regarding homologies of capitalism and genre. Althusser, following the example of Lenin, rejected traditional Marxist base/superstructure models in favour of a notion of ‘relative autonomy’ of different, uneven levels of social existence and of ‘overdetermination’, in a quasi-Freudian sense, between those levels (1977: 94-97).

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