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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 32–50.
Published: 01 May 1999
...DAVID PAYNE Copyright © Novel Corp. 1999 1999 Works Cited Beer , Gillian . Darwin’s Plots: Evolutionary Narrative in Darwin, George Eliot and Nineteenth-Century Fiction . London: Routledge, 1983 . Blumenberg , Hans . The Legitimacy of the Modern Age . Trans. Robert M...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 271–293.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Kevin A. Morrison This article examines representations of gestural and rhetorical modes of male suffering in Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights and George Eliot's The Mill on the Floss . It argues that these novels, focusing on the transition from a traditional yeoman economy to a system of...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 88–105.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Joseph Murtagh “George Eliot and the Rise of the Language of Expertise” examines the impact of professionalization on the novels of George Eliot. By vastly increasing the scope and complexity of nineteenth-century occupations, professionalization created certain challenges for novelists, not the...
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Novel (2005) 39 (1): 25–47.
Published: 01 May 2005
... of Mary Ann Evans: George Eliot, Her Letters and Fiction . Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1994 . Brooks , Peter . Reading for the Plot: Design and Intention in Narrative . 1984. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1992 . Carroll , David , ed. George Eliot: The Critical Heritage . 1971. London...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 64–83.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Alicia Williams Abstract Whence the “dear reader”—and to where? This essay proposes that George Eliot's reformulation of nineteenth-century conventions for addressing reading audiences documents a response to the emergence of Britain's first mass reading public. Eliot inherits a propensity for...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 217–235.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Matthew Fellion This essay uses the concepts of the pharmakos and the pharmakeus from Derrida's “Plato's Pharmacy” to describe the relationship between George Eliot's scapegoated characters and the narrators that structure her novels' systems of value. Focusing in particular on Hans Meyrick of...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 538–545.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., and George Eliot's Middlemarch stakes its claim as a novel not only alongside, but also beyond, sensibilities and modes sociological, that other explorer of the “new social continent.” This essay shows that the novel's desire to secure its difference from sociological practices is strong enough to...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 490–496.
Published: 01 November 2009
...David Kurnick This essay aims to deepen our understanding of the intellectual and affective characteristics of novel reading by examining the tendency of George Eliot's heroines to drift free of the constraints of their own plots. It focuses on Eliot's historical novel Romola (1862-63) and in...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Srdjan Smajić This essay argues that the relationship between realism and supernaturalism in realist novels is more complicated—and more symbiotic—than critics generally acknowledge. Taking Walter Scott's Waverley , George Eliot's Silas Marner , and Charlotte Brönte's Jane Eyre as representative...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 31–55.
Published: 01 May 2012
... a shift in the focus of public sympathy from incompetent aristocratic officers to heroic working-class soldiers—thus moving Russell's reports into the realm of the realist novel, as its terms were being debated and defined in the 1850s. The essay compares Russell's journalism with George Eliot's...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 214–233.
Published: 01 August 2013
... possible contingencies, novelists drew from a wider fascination with the collection of social statistical information and the promise that this offered for envisioning possible dangers and picturing contingent versions of the self. I consider several examples of George Eliot's engagement with the logic of...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 297–303.
Published: 01 August 2009
... , Anthony Trollope's The Way We Live Now , and George Eliot's Middlemarch . © 2009 by Novel, Inc. 2009 Envy and Victorian Fiction William A. Cohen Structuralist accounts of the classic novel have long noted that the genre’s formal constraints pull narrative in two opposing...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 511–516.
Published: 01 November 2009
... Dickens, and George Eliot and concludes with a discussion of novelistic time and the production of social relations. © 2009 by Novel, Inc. 2009 Works Cited Eliot , George . Romola . Ed. Sanders Andrew. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1980 . Freud , Sigmund . Introductory Lectures on...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 35–55.
Published: 01 May 2017
... Eliot Melanie Klein When George Eliot's Maggie Tulliver finds herself in the grip of negative feelings she cannot otherwise express, she vents them in a way both oddly familiar and startling to anyone wedded to the image of the Victorian female child as cherub in the house: This attic was...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 438–452.
Published: 01 November 2013
... narrower focus that need not speak to anything more general than the “few people in a corner of Wessex” in which she is interested. Daniel Deronda, it seems, is a novel of the particular. In characterizing George Eliot’s last work as a “novel of the particular,” I mean not only to suggest that it...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 63–84.
Published: 01 May 2015
... publication. Many other prolific serial novelists in the second half of the century sought to make publication serve the interests of an a priori conception of the novel's form and content. George Eliot, for instance, repeatedly expressed a wish to complete her novels, or at least “see … nearly to the end of...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 23–30.
Published: 01 May 2010
... Marxist Literary Theory . New York: Verso, 1976 . Eisenstein , Sergei . Film Form and the Film Sense . Trans. Jay Leyda. New York: Meridian, 1960 . Eliot , George . Selected Essays, Poems, and Other Writings . Ed. A. S. Byatt and Warren Nicholas. New York: Penguin, 1990...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 224–241.
Published: 01 August 2014
... against Hardy’s characters, and Jude is thus not wrong to see himself as a statistic. He will more than likely rank, along with George Eliot’s Adam Bede, among those whose ‘‘lives have no discernible echo beyond the neighborhood where they dwelt’’ (Adam Bede 213), or Virginia Woolf’s Septimus Smith...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 429–448.
Published: 01 November 2016
... . Bloomington : Indiana UP , 1969 . “ New York Topics .” Dial 1 ( 1895 ): 27 . Ngai Sianne . Ugly Feelings . Cambridge : Harvard UP , 2005 . Payne David . The Reenchantment of Nineteenth-Century Fiction: Dickens, Thackeray, George Eliot, and Serialization . New York : Palgrave...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 388–396.
Published: 01 November 2017
... provide a sensitive barometer for its decline in mid-century France, before it sinks to outright decadence in the naturalism of Émile Zola. Recapitulating Lukács's realist canon ( Goethe , Scott , Balzac, Tolstoy), Jameson also enlarges it, adding George Eliot, Pérez Galdós (uneven development again...