A theory of genre formation in the twentieth century

Michael Rodgers

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2
Number of pages9
JournalCLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015


  • Nabokov
  • socio-political literature
  • twentieth-century literature


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