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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 381–399.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Rose Casey Drawing upon research into Indian property law, this essay offers a new perspective on both the feminist interventions and the aesthetic innovations of Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things . This essay is the first to show how The God of Small Things' feminist critique is established...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 383–398.
Published: 01 November 2020
... as metaphor, reading as a case study Ian McEwan's The Children Act . McEwan's novel dramatizes a conflict between religion and the secular law, which is an example of the type of dispute that Jean-François Lyotard identifies in The Differend : a dispute that is unresolvable because the process for regulating...
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Novel (2004) 38 (1): 121–123.
Published: 01 May 2004
...MARILYN MOBLEY MCKENZIE THADIOUS M. DAVIS, Games of Property: Law, Race, Gender, and Faulkner’s Go Down, Moses (Durham: Duke UP, 2003), pp. 339, $79.95. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2004 2004 Strategies of Containment: Faulkner's Narratives of Race...
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Novel (2001) 34 (2): 216–231.
Published: 01 August 2001
... of British culture with which Smith was intensely familiar: the ramifications of inheritance law and the hardships imposed by a legal system unused to the coupling of "female" with "property ownership." Smith famously contended with the inheritance laws of her time, struggling for more than thirty...
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Novel (2004) 37 (1-2): 135–157.
Published: 01 August 2004
....” London Times 2 Mar. 1871 : 11 . Holcombe , Lee . Wives and Property: Reform of the Married Women’s Property Law in Nineteenth-Century England . Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1983 . Kofman , Sarah . The Enigma of Woman: Woman in Freud’s Writings . Trans. Catherine Porter. Ithaca...
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Novel (2005) 39 (1): 146–149.
Published: 01 May 2005
... not identify herself with them, this is less a strategy of feminine disavowal than a reflection of Gaskell's belief that "reforming the intellectual property laws was a far less important social goal than extending the reach of education and enfranchising those groups who were excluded from 'owning...
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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 93–118.
Published: 01 May 1999
... to their no longer doing so; investment in the archaic nature of het- erosexuality seems to increase in direct proportion to changes in marriage and property law that make marriage less like the marriages of alliance than ever before. The alternative narrative I am hypothesizing goes like...
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Novel (2004) 37 (1-2): 158–180.
Published: 01 August 2004
... . Wives and Property: Reform of the Married Women’s Property Law in Nineteenth-Century England . Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1983 . Hughes , Winifred . The Maniac In the Cellar: Sensation Novels of the 1860s . Princeton: Princeton UP, 1980 . Kendrick , Walter . “The Sensationalism...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 383–402.
Published: 01 November 2014
... defining properties. But Trollope ultimately chooses the baker for another good reason: the fight for copyright protection. We tend to see the campaign for the reform of copyright law as part of an effort among writers to achieve ‘‘professional’’ recognition (Pettitt 45; Saint-Amour 3), but that idea...
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Novel (2002) 36 (1): 119–125.
Published: 01 May 2002
... as "seaside Gothic" (175); Lady Denham emerges as a "lesbian vampire" (174) in her "double depredations upon coastal real estate and young, vulnerable unmarried women" (175). Here her queer-theory reading is satisfyingly embedded in the detail of new capitalist property laws in Georgian Bath as well...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 67–87.
Published: 01 May 2011
... by preventing undesirable intrusions. In the end, however, both ministers and wives discovered how few rights England granted them in what Radin would term their personal property. Most significantly, Victorian law bound the clergyman’s inability to control his personal property to his economic security...
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Novel (2004) 37 (1-2): 216–220.
Published: 01 August 2004
...RUTH MACK PATRICIA MEYER SPACKS, Privacy: Concealing the Eighteenth-Century Self (Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2003), pp. 256, $36.00. WOLFRAM SCHMIDGEN, Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Law of Property (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2002), pp. 274, $65.00. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2003...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 485–488.
Published: 01 November 2021
... for the family he serves over the one he has made); he goes on to study the law, first becoming Sir Condy's agent and finally the new owner of the Rackrent property. While it is easy to read between the lines of Thady's narrative and see that the Rackrents are in bad decline, it is difficult to regard Jason's...
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Novel (2003) 36 (2): 198–218.
Published: 01 August 2003
... exchange of morality for law as the source of legitimation and mechanism of arbitration, then no disease is so threatening to it as a persistent, pure antinomian morality that sets virtue above right.' Indeed, it must appear as just that, a disease: not simply the remainder of an overthrown system...
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Novel (2000) 33 (2): 157–174.
Published: 01 August 2000
.... KATHRYN TEMPLE I PIRATED PROPERTY IN RICHARDSON ("An Address" 8). A claim to custom came dangerously close to a claim to law. According to Lex Custumaria, published in 1696: When a reasonable Act once done is found to be good, and beneficial to the People, and agreeable to their nature...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 202–218.
Published: 01 August 2016
... principle, the law, property and possession. Who should own the land? How did they get it? How sound are the contracts on which land ownership is based?” (69). 13 The legal presumption that is supposed to settle the question of illegitimacy (by not allowing it to be raised) appears at the end...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 24–42.
Published: 01 May 2014
.... 26 NOVEL SPRING 2014 Self-Sovereignty versus Democracy in Theory Recent theories of sovereignty generally begin with Carl Schmitt’s notion of ‘‘the sovereign exceptionthe principle that the violence required to establish the law necessarily positions its...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 290–296.
Published: 01 August 2009
... be the bourgeois novel of manners. Gracing his son with a modest education and destining him for the law, Crusoe’s elderly father hoped Robinson would settle down in his native country “and raise his Fortune by Application and Industry, with a Life of Ease and Pleasure” (Defoe 4). Would Robinson Crusoe...
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Novel (2001) 34 (2): 147–162.
Published: 01 August 2001
... manipulates genre (romance, gothic, and history) in order to "romanticize economics," and thereby to expose "the irrational dimension of inheritance and property law." As Labbe demonstrates, Smith emphasizes the metaphoricity, or fictionality, of things considered natural in her culture, such as male...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 261–283.
Published: 01 August 2014
... Private Property in the Persons of Men in England . London : White , 1772 . Shyllon F. O. Black Slaves in Britain . London : Oxford UP , 1974 . Slaughter Joseph R. Human Rights, Inc.: The World Novel, Narrative Form, and International Law . New York : Fordham UP , 2007...