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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 443–459.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Scott Selisker This article describes how the novelist David Mitchell employs the “ topos of the cult,” a set of conventions that describe a mental state of unfreedom, in the novels Ghostwritten (1999) and Cloud Atlas (2004). This figuration of an unfree form of society—characterized by a group's...
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 399–416.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Philip Tsang Abstract The article situates David Mitchell's imagination of planetary interconnectedness in the historical development of global English. It argues that Cloud Atlas projects a denationalized, centrifugal vision of the world, only to entrench it in a cohesive, centripetal anglophone...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 207–215.
Published: 01 August 2009
... has called “hyperlink cinema,” a form that emerging directors like Alexandro Gonzáles Iñárritu have used to connect narratives set in widely disparate locations (the film Babel is my case in point). The essay then analyzes David Mitchell's Ghostwritten as a “hypertext” novel, pointing out how its...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 437–442.
Published: 01 November 2009
.... In the US Supreme Court’s 1994 ruling on Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc., for example, Justice David H. Souter (who was writing for the unanimous majority) stated that 2 Live Crew’s song “Ugly Woman,” which the rap music group claimed to be a parody of Roy Orbison’s famous rock song...
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Novel (1 August 2003) 36 (2): 263–266.
Published: 01 August 2003
... eradicated. The idea that the novel's telos is underwritten by disability is similar to what David Mitchell and Sharon Snyder have recently called "narrative prosthesis." But whereas Mitchell and Snyder regard disability as a relatively ahistorical phenomenon that struc- tures all narratives...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 207–226.
Published: 01 August 2010
... Consciousness . Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1993 . Gordon , Jan . “The ‘Talking Cure’ (Again): Gossip and the Paralyzed Patriarchy.” The Body and Physical Difference: Discourses of Disability . Ed. David T. Mitchell and Sharon L. Snyder. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 1997 . 202 –22. Herring...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 184–201.
Published: 01 August 2012
.... One of the most vital developments in contemporary British literature has been its ambitious engagement with the history of science. A. S. Byatt, John Ban- ville, Pat Barker, David Mitchell, Kazuo Ishiguro, Christopher Priest, Tom McCar- thy, and others have recently turned their narrative...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 8–10.
Published: 01 May 2011
... access to what comes after the family. The novels I have in mind—by Kazuo Ishiguro, W. G. Sebald, Ian McEwan, David Mitchell, Jon McGregor, Nicola Barker, and others—invariably insert a strange and estranging microworld within a framework loosely identified with liberal society and...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 329–332.
Published: 01 August 2011
... globalization. The far- reaching scope of The Cosmopolitan Novel derives from this definition, which proves able to encompass writers as diverse as David Mitchell, Kiran Desai, and Jon McGregor, thus demonstrating the necessity of moving the debate about contemporary British fiction onto a transnational...
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Novel (1 November 2002) 35 (2-3): 193–210.
Published: 01 November 2002
... . 74 –87. Lyotard , Jean-François . The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge . Trans. Geoff Bennington and Brian Massumi. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1986 . McHale , Brian . Postmodernist fiction . New York: Routledge, 1996 . Mitchell , David . “Modernist Freaks...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 388–396.
Published: 01 November 2017
... redistribution by the forces of neoliberalism). Jameson invokes science fiction, the genre that has assigned itself the task of writing future history and the topic of his earlier Archaeologies of the Future —only to settle for David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas , a sort of middlebrow parasite of science fiction...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 372–375.
Published: 01 August 2016
... are the concerns and accompanying techniques of the postcolonial historical novel from those of the historical novel now being written in the former colonial metropole? It seems to me that novelists such as Barker, Mantel, Kazuo Ishiguro, and David Mitchell are as concerned with the authority of the...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 151–155.
Published: 01 May 2018
... of flat characters. And a tantalizing coda gives us a quick tour of adjacent genres in contemporary fiction, including the multiprotagonist novels of writers like Jennifer Egan and David Mitchell. A Victorianist or modernist reader might want to hear more about what stylistic or thematic factors...
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Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 483–499.
Published: 01 November 2010
... , David . < http://www.dn.se/DNet/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1058&a=212382 >. ———. Giving Offense . Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1996 . ———. Life & Times of Michael K . London: Secker and Warburg, 1983 . ———. Summertime . London: Harvill Secker, 2009 . Critchley , Simon...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 197–205.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., I: 183 Mitchell, David, I: 207 optics, III: 93 orality, II: 467; III: 124 index | volumes 42:2, 42:3, 43:1 203 orientalism, I: 349 Gravity’s...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 126–130.
Published: 01 May 2015
... individual human organism: so that the life of a single character—world-historical or not—can scarcely accommodate it nor even the meager variety of our own chronological experiences of a limited national time and place” (301). Jameson's example of such a truly historical contemporary novel is David...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 330–335.
Published: 01 August 2010
..., 1991 . Kaufmann , Thomas DaCosta . Toward a Geography of Art . Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2004 . Kwon , Miwon . One Place after Another: Site-Specific Art and Locational Identity . Cambridge, MA: MIT P, 2004 . Livingstone , David N. “Science, Text, and Space: Thoughts on the...
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Novel (1 May 2007) 41 (1): 173–176.
Published: 01 May 2007
... America. Though the lrnks he forges between a series of ostensibly very different writers-Anne Bradstreet, Thomas Jefferson, Walt Whitman, Henry David Thoreau, Sarah Orne Jewett, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Jack Kerouac-are at times more a function of association than argument, his faith in...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 60–78.
Published: 01 May 2018
... outside its rules (i.e., disability) as abnormal, deviant, degenerate. Placing disability opposite progress, degeneration theory therefore assumes a structure parallel to David T. Mitchell and Sharon L. Snyder's influential concept of “narrative prosthesis”—the idea that narrative progress itself...
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Novel (1 August 2000) 33 (2): 270–273.
Published: 01 August 2000
... metaphors used to describe pathogenic microorganisms are convincing. As a number of re- cent works on imperialism and medicine (work, for instance, by David Arnold and Philip Curtin, which this study should have addressed) have demonstrated, disease and western NOVEL I SPRING 2000...