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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 253–274.
Published: 01 August 2013
... ( 1973 ): 440 – 51 <doi:10.2307/461524> . ———. Risking Difference: Identification, Race, and Community in Contemporary Fiction and Feminism . Albany : SUNY P , 2004 . Dead Men, Walking: Actors, Networks, and Actualized Metaphors in Mrs. Dalloway and...
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Novel (1 May 2009) 42 (1): 40–61.
Published: 01 May 2009
... that the seeming weaknesses of Lily's character—her gendered embodiment and embedded position within the forces of the capitalist market—are actually, from the point of view of the novel as a whole, key strengths that allow Wharton to imagine possibilities for critical thinking from within the forces...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 271–293.
Published: 01 August 2010
... women in an unreconstructed liberalism—rather than an entrenched cultural hostility—that can be transformed through female sympathy as the basis for reciprocal familial relations. However, Brontë's and Eliot's depictions actually give rise to a paradox in which male authority relies on female sympathy...
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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 May 2010) 43 (1): 189–196.
Published: 01 May 2010
... assertion. The essay upholds a view of fiction as a mixed mode, one that crucially involves a constant engagement of nonfictional actualities. It concludes by sketching out some of the essential features of any more adequate account of the fictiveness of literary works and suggests that a more sustained...
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Novel (1 May 2014) 47 (1): 90–107.
Published: 01 May 2014
... the public sphere, which in the Turkish case has come to imply a realm that belongs to the state or its institutions ( kamu ), a strictly masculine space. Not being able to manifest herself within social structures, she fails to take part in the network of actual give-and-take that defines all...
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Novel (1 May 2017) 50 (1): 35–55.
Published: 01 May 2017
... depends on the hero's breaking with, rather than remaining faithful to, youthful impressions. Startlingly actualized toy stories, however, risk keeping the narrative childish, backward glancing, even as they look forward to an impending modernity and the language of object-relations psychoanalysis. The...
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Novel (1 August 2015) 48 (2): 224–242.
Published: 01 August 2015
... novel and his debts to Ezra Pound. As he flattens semantic depth and fuses the syntaxes of two tongues, Hemingway actually invents an aesthetic language that corresponds to neither English nor Spanish, all filtered through a narrator who corrupts the translational process. He thereby creates a critical...
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Novel (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 400–420.
Published: 01 November 2015
... counterpose conventional modes of novelistic figuration against the historical and social developments of actual speech figures. Alongside brief discussions of The Red Badge of Courage (1895) and Crane's shorter fiction, this essay traces in detail the figurative process of The Monster (1898). Published just...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 65–81.
Published: 01 May 2016
... body is de-formed. Although mud stages a crisis for the English social body in a domestic framework, the essay concludes by looking at how the crisis that mud names is actually the occasion to reconstitute England in an imperial register. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Bleak...
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 533–537.
Published: 01 November 2018
... materiality from abstraction means not only privileging practice over discursive formation but also freeing realist texts from critics who read them abstractly. Domestic ideology imposes itself upon actual domesticity, and criticism that sees that ideology and how it works in a given text participates in the...
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Novel (1 November 2002) 35 (2-3): 316–318.
Published: 01 November 2002
... Rody explains, her intent is to "achieve a constructive interethnic attention" like that of the writers and their hero- ines and to appropriate the practice of "working with and through difference without suppressing the real heterogeneity of interests and identities" (14). Rody actualizes that...
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Novel (1 August 2000) 33 (2): 256–258.
Published: 01 August 2000
... its at- tackers both have it right. Rather than deliberating whether the genre's focus on pain worked to liberate or to subjugate, The Masochistic Pleasures of Sentimental Literature raises the troubling possibility that sentimental masochism actually performed both func- tions. For Noble...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 460–463.
Published: 01 November 2013
... from actuality, “a coherent linguistic version of the real that never has been, is, or will be” (105). Now this statement can be taken as either curiously literal-minded or brilliantly perceptive. Do the techniques that novelists use to produce a simulacrum of the actual and the intense...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 469–471.
Published: 01 November 2014
... an uneasy relationship with science fiction, both because global climatic disaster is now encroaching on the very present and because it draws heavily on actual climate science for its fiction making. Margaret Atwood, for example, has taken pains to refuse the science fiction label for her cli-fi Oryx...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 131–135.
Published: 01 May 2015
... with modernism's treatment of form is actually all true literature and art's treatment of form, “not as systematically produced artifice, but as an experience to which the writer contributes imaginatively and with which the reader interacts interpretively” (15). All true literature and art, not...
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Novel (1 May 2005) 39 (1): 135–137.
Published: 01 May 2005
... kind of cover for the urgent difficulty that haunts Hack's main argument. In fact, taken as a whole, this book presents its readers with an intelligent, if not fully articu- lated, struggle with that difficulty-specifically, with the logical conundrum actually posed by, and thenexacerbated by...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 176–187.
Published: 01 August 2018
..., which you then proceeded to actually institute, appointing artists and philosophers to the First Committee and publishing other texts—proclamations, denunciations, and so on. TM: I'm really interested in dead media, like reel-to-reel tape or things like that. Crypts. I mean, all media are...
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 502–524.
Published: 01 November 2018
... released James from the naturalist imperative that there must always be an actual voice to be ventriloquized by the writing. In other words, it offered an alternative model to that of orality for the handling of literary acoustics; it resisted sounding like people speaking and sought, rather, to speak as...
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Novel (1 August 2007) 40 (1-2): 171–174.
Published: 01 August 2007
... time fhey leave Jackson's lsland his father is dead. (87) Focusing on what she identifies as the discrepancy in Twain's novel "between what the individual thnks he's done and what he discovers he's actually done," Margolis argues that Huckleberry Finn is ultimately a text in which "individual...