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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Steve Nathaniel Abstract This article describes Virginia Woolf's preoccupation with acoustics and its relationship both to her writing process and to the development of sensibility that she narrativizes in The Waves . It situates Woolf's theoretical and fictional models of listening with respect...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 502–524.
Published: 01 November 2018
... reduction of character to idiomatic stereotypes with the author as master ventriloquist. More importantly, it led the way to the reinvention of the novel's acoustics. If traditionally subjugated by the domineering visual aesthetics of formal realism, which reduced voice to a rescindable soundtrack chained...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 249–267.
Published: 01 August 2011
... and significance to Melville of a unique acoustic phenomenon known as sympathetic resonance that, in Pierre , models the relation between sound and significance that is threatened by the possibility of incest. And the essay's final part shows how Melville's insistent figurations of the problem of incest through...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 503–507.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Steve Nathaniel Julie Beth Napolin , The Fact of Resonance: Modernist Acoustics and Narrative Form ( New York : Fordham UP , 2020 ), pp. 288 , paper, $30.00 . Copyright © 2021 by Novel, Inc. 2021 In spite of Jonathan Sterne's optimistic anointing of the “sound student...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 140–145.
Published: 01 May 2022
... itself not only to the formal feature of its polyphony but also to the radio's irreducible materiality: the airwaves defy borders, and the acoustics of the ribbon microphone enabled an egalitarian sound between multiple speakers. In other words, radio waves themselves got out from under British control...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 474–476.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of the stream-of-consciousness mode of narration (48), and Stein giving us texts of such excruciating delight and discomfort that they mimic the experience of being tickled: “We might think of Stein as a kind of tickling machine, with her somatic, acoustic language and her erratic and rhythmic cadences...
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Novel (2004) 37 (1-2): 201–204.
Published: 01 August 2004
... Palace, and his patron and friend, the sixth Duke of Devonshire; the association of the ephemeral, acoustic technologies of the telegraph with the subversive, same-sex relationship of Charlotte and Paula in Thomas Hardy's A Laodicean (1881); and the threat of homosexuality that haunts Jerome...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 303–306.
Published: 01 August 2020
... but are not discussed. Most notable for her ear is Radcliffe, whose novels often represent duration exactly by means of the timbre and the acoustic dissipation of sound, giving rise to the types of richly qualitative, affectively fraught experiences so important to Yahav's book: “In a few moments the voice died...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 325–329.
Published: 01 August 2014
... each offer powerful, singular repre- sentations of new forms of modern temporal experience—including, I would note in the case of Wedekind and Berg’s Lulu, that of ‘‘unseasonable youthwhich have been mediated and rendered aesthetically apprehensible through complex textual, visual, acoustic...
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Novel (2000) 33 (2): 212–234.
Published: 01 August 2000
...: The Industrialization of Time and Space in the 19th Century . Berkeley: U of California P, 1977 . Silverman , Kaja . The Acoustic Mirror: The Female Voice in Psychoanalysis and Cinema . Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1988 . Stewart , Susan . On Longing: Narratives of the Miniature, the Gigantic...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 444–462.
Published: 01 November 2022
... narrative and music, remind us of its acoustic sense ( 266 ). Narratives affect our senses; a novel is as much an affective experience as a cognitive one. Even when recognition occurs, as it does in the oldest plots, it is certainly more than a cognitive event; it is a transformation, a reconfiguration...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 409–428.
Published: 01 November 2016
... and presently inaccessible, unseen others. He finds a musical instrument, which he brings back and plays for the librarian. In contrast to the solitary practice of dreamreading through touch, this other-oriented, shared acoustic performance sets all of the unicorn skulls aglow at once. The calcified fragments...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 219–239.
Published: 01 August 2019
... promises of ivory susurrate, Sulaco is more acoustic than visual or tactile; it is a world apart from London, which Conrad likens to a clammy fishbowl in The Secret Agent . Sulaco, then, is the unrefined, unreified canvas on which outsiders project private realities, or convictions, which one character...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 255–277.
Published: 01 August 2017
... in the book” ( Art 57)—is itself a moment of retirement from the externalities of plot and intersubjective connection. The hushed acoustics of the scene (it takes place in a “soundless saloon” [364]) and the muffled “sound of other lives . . . as from above” that Isabel imagines to be audible from...
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Novel (2004) 37 (1-2): 112–134.
Published: 01 August 2004
..., the writing Jane repeats a certain sensory disjunction between eye and ear: she sees her former self in acoustic terms. "I could not answer the ceaseless inward question-why I thus suffered," Jane writes; "now, at the distance of-I will not say how many years-I see it clearly. / I was a discord...
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Novel (2007) 41 (1): 29–52.
Published: 01 May 2007
... the sideway view He always has the air of weighing something. (71) Recasting God's inspiration of Adam as an acoustic experiment, Forster imagines some of Dickens's "immense vitality" causing flat characters to resonate, pro- ducing the effect of depth from the fact of flatness. From here we...