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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 150-152.
Published: 01 May 1999
...CHERENE M. SHERRARD ALMA JEAN BILLINGSLEA-BROWN, Crossing Borders Through Folklore: African American Women’s Fiction and Art (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1999), pp. 146, $27.50. Copyright © Novel Corp. 1999 1999 Conjuring the Folk Aesthetic ALMA...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 382-401.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Tom Perrin This article contributes to the formulation of an aesthetics of the so-called middlebrow novel during the early Cold War years, when the term middlebrow was in its widest circulation. It argues that in their work middlebrow authors frequently attempt to adapt the Enlightenment paradigm...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 308-321.
Published: 01 August 2018
... boundary between aesthetics and politics. What is meant as a political critique of aesthetic form becomes, instead, an aestheticization of politics: “The political meaning of the refusal of form,” Michaels writes, “is the indifference to those social structures that, not produced by how we see, cannot be...
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Novel (2007) 41 (1): 121-143.
Published: 01 May 2007
...PEGGY A. KNAPP Copyright © Novel Corp. 2007 2007 Works Cited Armstrong , Isobel . The Radical Aesthetic . Oxford: Blackwell, 2000 . Arnold , Matthew . “Dover Beach.” Selected Poems . Ed. Keith Silver. Manchester: Carcanet, 1994 . 105 –06. Augustine. Confessions...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 242-260.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Raji Vallury My article studies the implications of Jacques Rancière's concepts of literary misunderstanding and political dissensus for our understanding of the politics of postcolonial fiction. The disjunctive junction that Rancière establishes between the politics of aesthetics and the...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 444-465.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Padraig Kirwan Much has been written about how contemporary Native American writers explore the intersection between cultural or social materialities on the one hand and aesthetic or imaginative autonomies on the other. In keeping with that discussion, this essay examines David Treuer's Little...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 155-158.
Published: 01 May 2015
... effort was to “opt out of the capitalist consumer culture by participating in alternative leisure and social networks as well as alternative print networks” (25). The first chapter, “No News Is Good News: William Morris's Utopian Print,” describes a socialist aestheticism expressed in Commonweal...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 208-223.
Published: 01 August 2015
... hunger has long been recognized as an early example of modernist aesthetics and has earned the novel a central place within diverse genealogies of modernism. As James McFarlane wrote in 1956, in Hunger “it is as though some of the catch-phrases current in Europe some twenty-five or thirty or so years...
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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 (2016) 49 (2): 295-315.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Terri Weissman This article considers the relationship between lens-based (or photographic) realism and the narrative realism of literary texts with the aim of constructing a model of durational aesthetics that takes into account the simultaneous singularity and ongoingness of the photographic as...
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Novel (2002) 36 (1): 42-60.
Published: 01 May 2002
... racialization in the cultivation of detached aesthetic judgment, Zizek delineates the racialized char- acter of aestheticized objects, which are beautiful according to their representability. Any beautiful object must be contained within the dimensions of a sign. Racism, Zizek suggests, which...
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Novel (2005) 38 (2-3): 254-271.
Published: 01 November 2005
.... 7 vols . London, 1754 . Eighteenth-Century Fiction Full-Text Database. Chadwyck-Healey, 1996. < http://collections.chadwyck.com >. Schor , Naomi . Reading in Detail: Aesthetics and the Feminine . New York: Methuen, 1987 . Scott , Walter . Sir Walter Scott on Novelists and...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 40-61.
Published: 01 May 2009
... Lily's self-managerial aesthetic as a form of social labor whose capitalized temporality is brought into focus and arrested by the form of the novel itself. By offering the self-managerial aesthetic as an object of thought, the novel opens it to the dynamics of intellectual reproduction and continued...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 196-206.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Stephen M. Barber This essay argues that Woolf's late work is both the condition and the effect of her turn in the early 1930s to an aesthetics of existence. Far from signifying a withdrawal from the world, Woolf's “philosophy of the free soul” intensified her relationship with politics. The two...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 446-464.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Ryan Canlas This essay reads Jean-Paul Sartre's notion of literary “engagement” alongside Hannah Arendt's writings on literature as a way of establishing the importance that both writers accord to the practice of reading literature as a form of aesthetic judgment. By paying particular attention to...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 167-185.
Published: 01 May 2014
... colonial locations as they appear in the novel, I advance a claim concerning aesthetics and politics: namely, in the eighteenth century it is the demos—the collectivity and the geography of that collectivity, the defining of a people —that requires constituting by way of the genre of the novel as much as...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 36-59.
Published: 01 May 2018
..., in the second, with universal privatization, this aesthetic concealment spreads out to cover the real social world. Hence we see the claim that late capitalism is a process of social aestheticization and textualization, or what Jameson calls postmodernity. How are these changes manifested in...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 226-249.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Nathan K. Hensley Abstract All aesthetic forms presuppose and in turn ratify a regime of perception by which subjects apprehend their world. This essay surveys key areas of the contemporary cultural field—prestige television, gallery art, mass-market best sellers, and the literary novel—to describe...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 268-291.
Published: 01 August 2011
... relationship between modernism and spiritualism/occultism. The article takes Joseph Conrad's The Nigger of the “Narcissus” as a symptomatic instance of this dynamic, since it is perhaps the key transitional work from nineteenth-century realist aesthetics to modernist experiment in England. The article reveals...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 406-423.
Published: 01 November 2013
... recovers an understudied story from Wright on its own terms, thereby challenging the tendency to read his early work as premature versions of Native Son ; second, it acknowledges black radical thought and aesthetics as a distinct tradition with fascinating convergences and divergences from European...