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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
... 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 overcome by seeing differently” ( 63 ). This aesthetic egalitarianism rhymes...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 37–56.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., at one point, to regard as a substitute for his own youth. This incorrigible tendency to live his life through the experiences of others might seem to conflict with the goals of Bildung or aesthetic education, since, if nothing else, the experiences that constitute such an education ought surely...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 115–118.
Published: 01 May 2020
... London. The chimera, a category whose hybrid coupling allows it to “at once delimit the possible and exceed it” (2), serves as a cipher for what Vadde takes as modernism's signature blending of politics and aesthetics. Each of the writers examined, though separated by period and geography, is shown...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 280–284.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Anna Gibson Benjamin Morgan , The Outward Mind: Materialist Aesthetics in Victorian Science and Literature ( Chicago : U of Chicago P , 2017 ), pp. 368 , cloth, $105.00 ; paper, $35.00 . Copyright © 2020 by Novel, Inc. 2020 When Victorian critics like Margaret Oliphant...
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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): 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 (2020) 53 (2): 254–273.
Published: 01 August 2020
...John Sampson Abstract “Untimely Love” reassesses the aesthetic choices and political implications of Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence (1920), first by highlighting a surprising overlap between Wharton and the anarcho-feminist Emma Goldman. Wharton's novelistic critique of New York society's...
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Novel (2002) 36 (1): 42–60.
Published: 01 May 2002
... of either sameness or otherness! While Lloyd locates patterns of 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...
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Novel (2005) 38 (2-3): 254–271.
Published: 01 November 2005
..., 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 Fiction . Ed. Ioan...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 40–61.
Published: 01 May 2009
... 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 critical thinking. © 2009...
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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...
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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...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 155–158.
Published: 01 May 2015
... 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 and Kelmscott...
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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 (2015) 48 (2): 208–223.
Published: 01 August 2015
... 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 later...
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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...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 36–59.
Published: 01 May 2018
... concept of the aesthetic and the concept of textuality, here is how Jacques Derrida defines a text: “A text is a text only if at first glance and to the first comer it hides the law of its composition and the rule of its internal play” ( 63 ). With Derrida we can say that Koren's Kantian aestheticization...