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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 190–207.
Published: 01 August 2015
... delivered a complex narrative that, far from legitimating a united Germany, demanded a long historical perspective on the end of the Cold War. Ein weites Feld represents a conscious attempt to use novelistic form as a kind of cultural politics, deployed against both a resurgent German nationalism and those...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 534–536.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Mathias Nilges Cucu Sorin Radu , The Underside of Politics: Global Fictions in the Fog of the Cold War ( New York : Fordham UP , 2013 ), pp. 253, cloth, $60.00 . Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 In The Underside of Politics , Sorin Radu Cucu argues that we can...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 316–342.
Published: 01 August 2016
... to realism freshly unlocked from its subordinate role in a promodernist critical climate. Both shifts—in the practice and in the theory of world realism—can be understood as post–Cold War effects. Surveying the recent rise of realism as a favored object and methodological reference point in novel studies...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 108–131.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Vaughn Rasberry In the years following the attacks of 9/11, the Cold War discourse of totalitarianism has resurfaced in connection with Islamist terrorism. Scholars, journalists, and public intellectuals across the ideological spectrum routinely characterize the global jihad as the “new...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 375–398.
Published: 01 November 2018
...), I suggest that the creative writing program not only was instrumental in shaping postwar American letters but also continues to be of great relevance for contemporary global South writing. The article argues that developing-world MFA novelists have redeployed a Cold War programmatic imperative...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 19–37.
Published: 01 May 2022
..., the Cold War, and neoliberal capital in Africa. The two novels’ portraits challenge the Black Lives Matter movement's thin engagement with anti‐Blackness in Africa by demonstrating how historic and ongoing dehumanization of Africans serves to normalize similar dehumanization of Afro‐descended people across...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 360–382.
Published: 01 November 2020
.... This legacy, the essay demonstrates, reveals an underexamined aspect of the neoliberal mind-set that dominates the post–Cold War world. Rather than promote the worthiness of individual, self-serving action, Ishiguro's novels bring to the forefront something different though no less pernicious: a wholescale...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 294–319.
Published: 01 August 2010
... in Harlem and instigator of a major crusade against comic books throughout the 1950s. Ellison's published writings and those stored at the Library of Congress make apparent that issues surrounding the comic book culture of the Cold War directly link up with many of Invisible Man 's bigger themes...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 382–401.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Tom Perrin This article contributes to the formulation of an aesthetics of the so-called middlebrow novel during the early Cold War years, when the term middlebrow was in its widest circulation. It argues that in their work middlebrow authors frequently attempt to adapt the Enlightenment paradigm...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 443–459.
Published: 01 November 2014
... specialized language, closed social spaces, and charismatic leadership—has its origins in antitotalitarian political science, fiction, sociology, and psychology. Mitchell and Haruki Murakami (discussed briefly) both question how this Cold War legacy has shaped our understandings of individual agency, and both...
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Novel (2023) 56 (1): 62–84.
Published: 01 May 2023
... to the end of colonialism and the Cold War—that global South theorists are addressing. It concludes by arguing for the value of defining the genre of the global South novel intrinsically, from the content and form of the work, rather than extrinsically, on the basis of the author's origin, the place...
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Novel (2004) 38 (1): 21–40.
Published: 01 May 2004
...: Routledge, 1995 . Baldwin , Kate A. Beyond the Color Line and the Iron Curtain: Reading Encounters between Black and Red, 1922–63 . Durham: Duke UP, 2002 . Baldwin , Kate A. “Between Mother and History: Jean Stafford, Marguerite Oswald, and U.S. Cold War Women’s Citizenship...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 495–498.
Published: 01 November 2015
... third chapter, “The Zemblan Who Came in from the Cold: Nabokov's Cold War,” which explores Charles Kinbote's paranoid reading in the context of anticommunist and homophobic anxieties. Belletto argues that Nabokov's Pale Fire is fundamentally concerned with the culture of the “lavender scare...
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Novel (2003) 36 (2): 267–269.
Published: 01 August 2003
...). In the aftermath of 9-11, America's war on terrorism seems to reinscribe some of the binaries that defined the cold war's master Us-Them binary, though with a postmodern twist. With the fall of the Taliban government in Afghanistan, theenemybemmes quite literally "deterritorialized" and "nomadic." Yet...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 501–517.
Published: 01 November 2022
... and the politics of the Cold War. Beginning with Richard Chase's 1949 Herman Melville: A Critical Study , a few midcentury critics sought, writes Brian Yothers, to understand Melville as offering “a new vision of liberalism, one more informed by tragedy and uncertainty than earlier, more optimistic varieties...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 327–342.
Published: 01 November 2012
... . Genres of the Credit Economy: Mediating Value in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Britain . Chicago : U of Chicago P , 2008 . Spanos William V . The Errant Art of Moby-Dick: The Canon, the Cold War, and the Struggle for American Studies . Durham : Duke UP , 1995 . Wyschogrod...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 492–495.
Published: 01 November 2011
... it through “cross-promotion” (86). “In the 1950s more books than ever before were produced and sold to a growing population of educated consumers” (7). Cold War America’s ideological and institutional support for reading—and, I might add, for individualism, a point I will develop—contributed...
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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 264–278.
Published: 01 November 2008
... in upstate New York. But the texts are not as different as they might initially seem. There is a way in which Carpenter's Gothic, too, is an "African novel," as its plot turns out to hinge, against all expectations, on a mutation in Cold War hostilities as they play out in Southern, particularly...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 150–155.
Published: 01 May 2019
... – 56 . Kim Jodi . Ends of Empire: Asian American Critique and the Cold War . Minneapolis : U of Minnesota P , 2010 . Klein Christina . Cold War Orientalism: Asia in the Middlebrow Imagination, 1945–1961 . Berkeley : U of California P , 2003 . Lee Christopher...
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Novel (2007) 40 (3): 240–264.
Published: 01 November 2007
... . “Global Leadership: After the Cold War.” Foreign Affairs 75.2 ( 1996 ): 86 –98. Brown , Wendy . “‘The Most We Can Hope For …’: Human Rights and the Politics of Fatalism.” Balfour and Cadava 451 –63. Caputo , Philip . Acts of Faith . New York: Vintage, 2005 . Coble , Parks M...