1-20 of 506 Search Results for

action

Follow your search
Access your saved searches in your account

Would you like to receive an alert when new items match your search?
Close Modal
Sort by
Journal Article
Novel (2009) 42 (3): 380–386.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Penny Fielding This essay address the problem of action in William Godwin's writing, comparing his characterization of the ethical decision in An Enquiry concerning Political Justice with his much more uneasy rendering of it in Caleb Williams . The novel, coming between the two editions...
Journal Article
Novel (2022) 55 (1): 8–18.
Published: 01 May 2022
... of enduring COVID‐19 restrictions intersected with the outrage of witnessing racial injustice. Telephone 's versions show how activism can result from an admixture of motives and aims. Against the claim that support for Black Lives Matter was insincere, Telephone imagines the grounds for political action...
Journal Article
Novel (2018) 51 (1): 144–147.
Published: 01 May 2018
... structural analysis opens up new ways of conceptualizing corporate action, corporate agency, and corporate responsibility. What struck me most in this reading is that it hints at the potential (and potentially exciting) payoffs of a return to extended structuralist analysis, specifically of the novel...
Journal Article
Novel (2017) 50 (2): 236–254.
Published: 01 August 2017
... and readers. Even as Phineas Finn speaks the idiom of John Stuart Mill's liberal orientation toward feelings and beliefs, the novel's distribution of narrative focalization provides an alternative pedagogy in Jeremy Bentham's utilitarian orientation toward action. Reading the novel's form against its content...
Journal Article
Novel (2020) 53 (3): 360–382.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Maria Christou Abstract At center stage in Kazuo Ishiguro's work is the figure of the nonactor: a character type that confronts us time and again with scenarios in which action is devalued. This essay shows that, despite finding themselves in situations that mandate action, Ishiguro's characters...
FIGURES
Journal Article
Novel (2022) 55 (3): 388–405.
Published: 01 November 2022
... has reached its limit. It is now blocking the kinds of political action that will be necessary to slowing the pace of climate change and building material conditions for collective flourishing. This is a moment for novel critics, then, to rethink our relationship to endings. The nineteenth‐century...
Journal Article
Novel (2014) 47 (2): 196–209.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Jacques Rancière In The Waves , one of the characters dreams of “a wandering thread, lightly joining one thing to another.” This essay situates this dream within the problem of modern fiction. Fiction was defined by Aristotle as an arrangement of actions according to necessity or verisimilitude...
Journal Article
Novel (2018) 51 (2): 226–249.
Published: 01 August 2018
...—and suggests that these processes of mediation themselves become apprehensible at the level of style as drone content becomes drone form. The essay then identifies in these instances of drone form an abiding problem of nonreciprocal action. Often allegorized as dysfunctional masculinity or failed copulation...
FIGURES
Journal Article
Novel (2013) 46 (3): 406–423.
Published: 01 November 2013
... in to the racialized, gendered, and classed dynamics of exploitation operating before and during social upheaval catalyzed by natural disaster, but he also reveals a general potential among the dispossessed for critical thinking and action in overwhelming circumstances. This article has several implications...
Journal Article
Novel (2014) 47 (3): 363–382.
Published: 01 November 2014
... would encourage her to act in accordance with her knowledge of his past actions and her own experience of heartbreak. Concurrently, Tom's society (in recognizing him as Allworthy's heir) erases his youthful, transgressive experiences, seeing the actions of gentlemen as purgative and temporary. Character...
Journal Article
Novel (2009) 42 (3): 393–399.
Published: 01 November 2009
... by photography. I argue that many novelists need the idea of photography as freezing a moment in time to meet their own narrative ends, to signify an instant of stopped action: that way, too, they retain authorial control of the (imaginary) photograph's signification. Their version of photography is underwritten...
Journal Article
Novel (2009) 42 (3): 474–481.
Published: 01 November 2009
... origins in the literal occupation of shepherds. For Foucault, much of the specificity of our Judeo-Christian inheritance may be traced to the vocation of the sheepherder and his ability to turn cross-species pity or empathy into the action of protective care and governance. Far from the Madding Crowd can...
Journal Article
Novel (2010) 43 (1): 78–82.
Published: 01 May 2010
... first by discussing what it calls “commodity origin” scenes in Émile Zola, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Richard Powers, a genre that like the epic simile interrupts the action to provide background knowledge. Second, it reflects on the famous first sentence of Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years...
Journal Article
Novel (2009) 42 (3): 517–523.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Caroline Levine This essay asks what the form of the long Victorian novel is peculiarly capable of accomplishing. It introduces the term affordance , from cognitive psychology and design, which refers to the range of potential actions and uses latent in objects and materials. What potentialities...
Journal Article
Novel (2021) 54 (1): 43–64.
Published: 01 May 2021
... the geographic regions on India's periphery, toward which the novel's action drives but which it never ultimately reaches, and two “developmental genres,” the picaresque and the bildungsroman, which the novel holds in tension. It argues further that whereas earlier studies of Kim and the bildungsroman have...
Journal Article
Novel (2021) 54 (1): 104–119.
Published: 01 May 2021
... despair in the face of devastation. Unlike Beckett's laughter that merely endures entropic decline, Atwood's survival laughter opens the possibility for dynamic, creative action oriented to the hope of transformation and flourishing, even amid seemingly total loss. Through tragicomic survival laughter...
Journal Article
Novel (2022) 55 (2): 263–282.
Published: 01 August 2022
... inhabit; nevertheless, possibilities for potentially revolutionary collective action still exist. Isobel Armstrong has recently reminded us that both realism and the novel have been persistently dismissed, not least by Marxist critics, as “indelibly register[ing] bourgeois ideology and morality” ( 3...
Journal Article
Novel (2023) 56 (2): 186–207.
Published: 01 August 2023
... of identity and action is precisely how one can control how one is remembered and, just as important, how one eludes the imagination of others. A Brief History adds to the collective memory of readers everywhere but recognizes that Jamaicans already have their own collective memory, that they are self...
Journal Article
Novel (2016) 49 (3): 409–428.
Published: 01 November 2016
... with other world systems become the sites of dramatic action and ethical transformation. In essence, Murakami presents us not with single verisimilar realities but with what I call fractal realism, recursively constituted fields of representation wherein characters and readers alike must continually adapt...
Journal Article
Novel (2018) 51 (2): 210–225.
Published: 01 August 2018
... action is embodied and interrogated in what I call the microeconomic mode , a ubiquitous twenty-first-century cultural formation defined by a combination of abstraction and extremity. From Cormac McCarthy's The Road to the Hunger Games franchise, this mode represents individuals making life-and-death...