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English Language Notes (2010) 48 (1): 139–154.
Published: 01 March 2010
... the rap tu ro us consciousness o f life beyond se lf" (3), But little passes thro u gh Eliot's hands unironized, and SaintTheresa's earnestness becom es as o u tm o d e d an e xpressive style fo r the novel's n a rra to r as it is un su sta in a b le fo r Dorothea Brooke, "fo u n d re s s o f n o th in g...
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English Language Notes (2010) 48 (2): 129–141.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Robert A. Ferguson Copyright © 2010 Regents of the University of Colorado 2010 T he C urves of J u stic e: S pa tia l m e t a p h o r s in t h e C ourtroom Novel Ro bert a . Ferguson I. Spatial Metaphors in the Law. Back in 1986, Judge Richard A. Posner questioned the first expansive wave...
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English Language Notes (2008) 46 (1): 21–28.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Stuart Sherman Copyright © 2008 Regents of the University of Colorado 2008 NEWS AND NOVEL, P ulse and S praw l Stuart S herm an ¡me," wrote Samuel Johnson in the Preface to Shakespeare, "is, of all modes o f existence, most obsequious to imagination." He was w riting to free Shakespeare...
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English Language Notes (2008) 46 (1): 119–125.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Rachel Sagner Buurma Copyright © 2008 Regents of the University of Colorado 2008 Ephem eral Fo r m s : E. S. D a l l a s , N o v e l R e a d i n g , and the V ictorian R eview Rachel Sagner B uurm a We have lately got into the habit strange fo r these fast days o f reading our novels very...
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English Language Notes (2000) 37 (3): 76–79.
Published: 01 March 2000
...Alfred Lutz Commerce, Morality and the Eighteenth-Century Novel . By Liz Bellamy . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 1998 . Pp. vii + 223. $59.95 . 0-521-62224-7. Copyright © 2000 Regents of the University of Colorado 2000 76 English Language Notes BOOK REVIEWS...
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English Language Notes (2003) 41 (2): 71–82.
Published: 01 December 2003
... the fuel. Shaw, Prologue, Caesar and Cleopatra, in Selected Plays, 4 vols. (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1948-57) 3:361. A MENU FOR ALL SEASONS: JOHN LANCHESTER S THE DEBT TO PLEASUREAND THE NEW EUROPEAN NOVEL Were we to judge the book by its cover and take the narra­ tor at his word, indeed, at his very first...
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English Language Notes (2008) 46 (2): 39–55.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Johanna Drucker Copyright © 2008 Regents of the University of Colorado 2008 W hat is G r a p h ic a b o u t G raphic N o v e l s? Jo hanna D rucker Is there a difference between a graphic novel and some of the apparently close cognates to the form such as illustrated books, comics, 'zines...
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English Language Notes (2008) 46 (2): 77–88.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Jan Baetens Copyright © 2008 Regents of the University of Colorado 2008 G raphic N o v e l s: L iterature w ith o u t T ext? Jan Baetens Literary graphic novels: adaptation, illustration, collaboration, and beyond More and more, the hype surrounding the graphic novel concerns its literary...
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English Language Notes (2019) 57 (2): 58–70.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Shelby Johnson Abstract Juliet Granville, the protagonist of Frances Burney’s novel The Wanderer (1814), enters the novel fleeing the French Revolution and disguised in blackface. This article argues that Juliet’s act of racial counterfeiting implicitly gestures toward the Haitian Revolution...
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English Language Notes (2021) 59 (1): 38–57.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Agnieszka Tuszynska Abstract This article examines the politics of transgressive pleasure and desire in Claude McKay’s novel Romance in Marseille , as a response to what Achille Mbembe, departing from Foucault’s notion of biopower, has termed necropolitics. In the novel, the interlocking hegemonic...
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English Language Notes (2019) 57 (2): 86–98.
Published: 01 October 2019
... on two contemporary novels of the African diaspora: Aminatta Forna’s The Memory of Love and Delia Jarrett-Macauley’s Moses, Citizen, and Me . Narrating local forms of survival in post–civil war Sierra Leone, these novels use animist modes of consciousness to theorize the collective trauma...
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English Language Notes (2021) 59 (1): 93–108.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Stephanie J. Brown Abstract This article examines the representation of surveillance in Claude McKay’s Romance in Marseille and the influence of surveillance on the novel’s aesthetics. It uses McKay’s 1929 novel Banjo as a prior representation of Marseille that establishes the historical...
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English Language Notes (2021) 59 (1): 133–145.
Published: 01 April 2021
... customers by focusing on passenger comfort, attempting to one-up each other’s luxury. It is in this context that Claude McKay wrote a novel about an African seaman who makes two miserable passages across the Atlantic—the first as a stowaway, the second in first class. This article reads McKay’s novel...
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English Language Notes (2021) 59 (1): 58–72.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Eric H. Newman Abstract This essay argues that the queer romances at the margins of Claude McKay’s Romance in Marseille operate as sites of possibility for a happy, egalitarian social relation that is longed for but not otherwise accessible in the novel. The essay contends that this novel, read...
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English Language Notes (2021) 59 (2): 50–65.
Published: 01 October 2021
... and short fiction. As astute as much of the critical work is, none of it addresses the cornerstone of Kiernan’s fiction: trauma. This essay considers Kiernan’s novel The Red Tree as a queer American gothic novel dealing with trauma and its lingering effects on its witnesses. Through its complex, fragmentary...
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English Language Notes (2021) 59 (2): 35–49.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Nandini Ramesh Sankar; V. Neethi Alexander Abstract This article examines Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves (2000), a gothic novel that augments its postmodernist credentials by preemptively imagining and representing the theoretical gaze that would otherwise have been directed on itself...
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English Language Notes (2019) 57 (1): 129–139.
Published: 01 April 2019
... seafaring literature and broaden our understandings of modernism generally. By way of illustration the essay examines the British author James Hanley’s 1938 novel Hollow Sea , which centers on a merchant ship turned troopship during World War I. In its staging of maritime technologies and infrastructures...
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English Language Notes (2021) 59 (1): 73–92.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Laura Ryan Abstract This article argues that Romance in Marseille marks a significant shift in Claude McKay’s approach to primitivism, one that necessitates a reconsideration of his reputation—based on his two novels of the late 1920s—as perhaps the Harlem Renaissance’s foremost proponent...
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English Language Notes (2021) 59 (2): 66–80.
Published: 01 October 2021
... these questions through the reading of Mo Hayder’s 2004 novel The Devil of Nanking . Hayder exploits horror’s appeal and also—by foregrounding the acts of representation, reading, and spectatorship that generate this response—opens that process to critique. The novel may productively be understood as a work...
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English Language Notes (2021) 59 (2): 91–108.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Jack Dudley Abstract While Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach Trilogy has been read through the uncanny human traumas and tropes of “contamination” in its first novel, Annihilation , the trilogy’s radical ecological thought emerges more clearly through cosmic and transformative trauma in the final...