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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 502–524.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Fabio L. Vericat Abstract This essay proposes to consider how The American (1875) is symptomatic of Henry James's elocutionary insecurities about the demands the European nineteenth-century novel placed on the authorial voice—crucially aggravated by the American stutter that accompanied the young...
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 375–398.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Kalyan Nadiminti Abstract “The Global Program Era” traces the rise of the international writer from the global South in the North American master of fine arts (MFA) program and the resulting effects on the contemporary global anglophone novel. Extrapolating from Mark McGurl's The Program Era (2009...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 278–283.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Patricia E. Chu This essay discusses Jeffrey Eugenides's novel Middlesex as a project in the American immigrant tradition, about the (self) making of its protagonist. The project is narrative (Callie/Cal is the narrator, even of things that happened before she/he was born), biological (Cal must...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 316–342.
Published: 01 August 2016
... myths of both British and American power in their turns. If the eclipse of British hegemony conditioned the realism wars of the 1880s–90s and the rise of US hegemony conditioned the realism wars of the 1950s–60s, is it possible to comprehend our own emergent realist turn—and the debates it has begun to...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 49–64.
Published: 01 May 2016
... disconnect between the United States' Lockean ideals and its very un-Lockean patterns of property ownership—a disconnect that became acute within Jacksonian democracy. In doing so, Sheppard Lee reframes a wider debate among early American writers about the future of the novel in the United States. The most...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 216–222.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Bruce Barnhart In “DissemiNation,” Homi Bhabha argues that the nation form is composed of two distinct and often antithetical temporalities. It is my argument here that the American twentieth century can best be understood as a compromise formation between the temporality of the novel and the...
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Novel (1 August 2017) 50 (2): 197–216.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Edward Morgan Day Frank Working at the intersection of literary sociology and affect theory, this essay considers the rise of interest as an organizing principle in the American school system at the turn of the twentieth century, alongside the fixation on disgust in the period's literature...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 355–359.
Published: 01 August 2009
... than the American. The Last Man further exposes an isomorphism between the imperial and the individual in the romantic politics we still inhabit. If England exerts a sovereign sway, an actual geopolitical force emanating, via maritime prowess from a “sea-surrounded nook,” it is because its isolation...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 276–300.
Published: 01 August 2012
... 1886 Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Giorgio Agamben's Homo Sacer (1995, trans. 1998), and Jonathan Franzen's 2001 The Corrections —the article shows that works from the residual or “late” phases of two successive hegemonic cycles, the British and the American, reveal formal similarities that...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 May 2018
... of small talk, which emerges in her fiction as a self-accenting style of racial embodiment and a bold revision to the American novel of manners and to early twentieth-century etiquette manuals. Drawing on sociolinguistics and microsociology, this essay argues that Larsen unsettles the cultural...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 26–48.
Published: 01 May 2016
... land west of the Mississippi River. Fraught with the tensions of territorial expansion, the “empty empire” of the prairie is an exemplary site of land speculation at the heart of American frontierism. The Prairie wrestles with what it means to capture this new land by introducing a figure that will...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 234–252.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Kate Marshall This essay makes the case for a reconsideration of Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy within the history of the modernist novel and its medial legacies by attending to the complex relationship enacted throughout the text between material forms and structures of interiority and...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 65–71.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Dierdra Reber Given the cultural ascendance of visuality, what is the place of the written text within visual culture? Are there ways in which written narrative strategies privilege image over word? This essay studies how three Latin American texts move generationally toward the current era of...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 349–354.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Jane Elliott Focusing on Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake , this essay examines what I term “dramas of immediacy” in recent North American fiction. Postmodern novels of the 1980s and 1990s were defined in part by their interest in the way in which narrative shaped our experience, particularly in...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 365–374.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Madhu Dubey This essay examines the shifting forms of racial representation evident in American fiction since the 1970s, with the waning influence of earlier models of depth reading, demystification, and corrective mimesis. In characterizing this shift, Dubey takes her cue from the term racecraft...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 437–442.
Published: 01 November 2009
... of court, and then published Randall's novel—it misstated the political nature of parody to achieve a legal benefit. By sharpening the definition of parody to include the trope of irony, I demarcate the fine line separating African American literature's historic attacks on racial stereotypes from...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 375–387.
Published: 01 November 2017
... even diminish the achievements of black women writers and their contributions to American letters. Sources from the New York Times to Henry Louis Gates Jr. labeled Morrison's win a “great day” for black women writers, for black Americans, and for African American literature; but few if any commentaries...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 351–359.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Timothy Bewes Just when the political stakes of truth and falsity in the United States seem to be higher than ever, many American writers are exploring a conceptual space located “on the very edge of fiction,” as one author puts it. Are such strategies still readable in ideological terms, or are...
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Novel (1 August 2007) 40 (1-2): 52–76.
Published: 01 August 2007
... to Thomas McKean. 31 Aug . 1813 . The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States . Ed. Charles Francis Adams. Vol. 10 . Boston: Little, 1856 . 62 –63. Allen , Gay Wilson , and Roger Asselineau. St. John de Crèvecoeur: The Life of an American Farmer . New York...
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Novel (1 August 2007) 40 (1-2): 77–103.
Published: 01 August 2007
... of the Novel . New York: Oxford UP, 1987 . Barnes , Elizabeth . States of Sympathy: Seduction and Democracy in the American Novel . New York: Columbia UP, 1997 . Berman , Carolyn Vellenga . Creole Crossings: Domestic Fiction and the Reform of Colonial Slavery . Ithaca: Cornell...