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Novel (2002) 35 (2-3): 211–230.
Published: 01 November 2002
... - Race and Racial Community through the Lens of Middle-Class Desire(s) NICOLE KING Consistently attended to by sociologists, political scientists and historians, black US intra-racial class difference (and conflict) has perhaps enjoyed its most com- plex ongoing...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 476–479.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Berthold Schoene LEE SUE-IM , A Body of Individuals: The Paradox of Community in Contemporary Fiction ( Columbus : Ohio State UP , 2009 ), pp. 196 , cloth, $44.95 . © 2011 by Novel, Inc. 2011 Duke University Press The Anti-instrumentalist Community sue-im...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 362–373.
Published: 01 August 2018
... in the novel's approach to the ideas of Marxism or Soviet communism that appear, retrospectively, as devastatingly wrongheaded or outright catastrophic. In one scene, a young economist named Emil struggles to understand why the Stalinist orthodoxy and its vestigial traces in Khrushchev's reign demoted a science...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 423–430.
Published: 01 November 2009
... Americans and abolitionists found in Bleak House a material and imaginative resource for their efforts to tell the stories they wanted to tell and build the communities they sought to build. They did so even though Bleak House not only fails to imagine a community that includes Africans, African Americans...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 424–437.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Marian Eide James Joyce's Ulysses is punctuated by bad jokes. While the novel is itself comedic, the scripted rhetoric of humor throughout the narrative fails, revealing fractures in an Irish community divided by shared colonial experience. Good jokes depend on both communal feeling...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 10–25.
Published: 01 May 2016
... in their effort to understand city and nature as elements of the same transformation processes. Both not only display the processes of terraforming that create nature in and out of cities, thus cities as part of nature, but also expose the processes that create and undo cultural and political communities...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 202–218.
Published: 01 August 2016
... a historically contingent reflection of and on how we choose (knowingly or unknowingly but always communally) to know our world and make it known. Reading Is He Popenjoy? in this way allows us not only to discover surprising affinities between legal conventions and literary ones but also to understand the social...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 343–367.
Published: 01 November 2012
... of the fever's spread gives Brown a stark, dramatic way of visualizing the unpredictability built into all such chains of transmission. Rather than a mark of nostalgia for an earlier age of “face-to-face” communication, this interest in casual and ephemeral channels of communication (and indifference to print...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 275–295.
Published: 01 August 2013
... asking central anthropological questions: What are the patterns of culture? How far do they determine human thought and behavior? How and when do they change? However, given the novel's comic tone and Henderson's ludicrous failures in intercultural communication, it is also an anti-anthropological novel...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 461–481.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Hamish Dalley Abstract Dominant theorizations of settler colonialism identify it as a social form characterized by a problem with historical narration: because the existence of settler communities depends on the dispossession of indigenous peoples, settlers find themselves trapped by the need both...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 235–253.
Published: 01 August 2020
... the literary system, in which any work of literature is enfolded—the functionally differentiated system that comprises writers, readers, genres, styles, the critical apparatus, and the publishing apparatus. As Firs stages the death of a small Maine community, it models its own death as a generic instance...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 383–398.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Kate Wilkinson Abstract Daily communication today is predominantly digital, but contemporary novels continue to be interested in paper letters. Why? What do letters, written on paper, offer to the novel in the twenty-first century? This essay explores the material letter's contemporary value...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 23–26.
Published: 01 May 2012
... of world literary space rather than a protocitizen of world community. Instead of focusing on molding better citizens through reading, this piece calls for an ethics of global reading that reconsiders and expands the number of cultural systems and traditions from which the possibilities for belonging might...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 243–260.
Published: 01 August 2015
... such novel within larger debates surrounding the importation and use of foreign objects. By focusing on how translation enables texts to move, we see how these novels help engender transformations in form, how they create but also destabilize imagined communities, and how they provoke new assessments...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 261–279.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Michael Lucey This article is in part an attempt to demonstrate Proust's interest in the sociological functioning of talk, where talk is viewed not solely as a medium for communication but also as one in which social work of various kinds is accomplished via nonsemantic features of language...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 149–166.
Published: 01 May 2014
... capital. In the process, Danticat further destabilizes the secularism thesis and premium on democratic reason by aesthetically incarnating the affective, embodied, ritual practices that forge a community. © 2014 by Novel, Inc. 2014 Duke University Press Works Cited Agamben Giorgio...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 11–17.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Rolland Murray Literary and cultural critics have tended to interpret African American literary postmodernism as a broad threat to the cohesion of racial community. Alternatively, this essay submits that contemporary novels by Charles Johnson, Andrea Lee, and others have also construed...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 437–442.
Published: 01 November 2009
... Mitchell Trust's accusation of copyright infringement took advantage of the fair use doctrine in US copyright law, which protects the literary communication of free, political speech. While Houghton Mifflin was ultimately successful—insofar as it won a favorable verdict from a court of appeals, settled out...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 38–46.
Published: 01 May 2010
... is the best way for individuals to participate in a community without becoming rigidly committed to oppressive everyday social roles. Mill's initial disparagement of fiction as “a series of states of mere outward circumstances” belies his eventual conviction that the mental representation of others...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 451–459.
Published: 01 November 2009
... community of readers. © 2009 by Novel, Inc. 2009 Works Cited Braun , Marta . Picturing Time: The Work of Etienne-Jules Marey (1830-1904) . Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1992 . Collins , Wilkie . Basil . Oxford: Oxford UP, 2000 . ———. The Moonstone . New York: Penguin, 1966...