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Issue Details: First known date: 2004... 2004 Authority/Auctority: Genre, Games and Discourse
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Using examples from 19th century British and American literature, Sussex examines the role of literary 'gatekeepers' in establishing or decrying new forms of writing. She reflects, 'even before a genre is named, even before its features are cemented in place, we can see authority games, hierarchies being organised, the ranking of works against the achievements of their precursors.' Sussex concludes 'in this respect little has changed'.

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