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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 (2023) 56 (1): 85–104.
Published: 01 May 2023
..., or The Secret of Style . Princeton, NJ : Princeton UP , 2003 . Moretti Franco . Modern Epic: The World System from Goethe to García Márquez . Trans. Hoare Quintin . London : Verso , 1996 . Ngai Sianne . Theory of the Gimmick: Aesthetic Judgment and Capitalist Form . Cambridge...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 441–451.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., woman of color, brushed by a touch of pink and the hint of a bright red manicure), the interesting, Ngai warns us, may appear to be an “aesthetic without content” ( 120 ). But she theorizes it as a literalization of the critical engagement with the other that defines aesthetic judgment...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 May 2021
... idealized soundproofing and the auditory preferences of inhabitants even necessitated that aesthetic judgment play a complementary role to the architectural acousticians' scientific methods. The difficult interface of these listening modes is quite apparent in the curt and stilted concessions...
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Novel (2001) 35 (1): 131–133.
Published: 01 May 2001
... processes necessarily subordi- nated to a disciplinary "disinterest" aimed at middle-class acceptability? The interrela- tionship between aesthetic judgment and class consciousnessbecomes a particularly crucial aspect of the fourth chapter, which is primarily concerned with the writing of the sexual...
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Novel (2007) 40 (3): 305–308.
Published: 01 November 2007
...) that qualifies Kant's belief in the universality of aesthetic judgment. It was a universalism of the aesthetic that gave Pound the award, and a robust nationalism that would have denied it to him In both cases, aesthetics is fatally implicated in the political, particularly when the former is used...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 262–277.
Published: 01 August 2016
.... The aesthetics make this novel especially unwelcome to a literary establishment that holds to a Kantian notion of aesthetic judgment. To appreciate this novel requires a critic willing to attend to Pierre Bourdieu's argument that aesthetic judgment is at worst a deliberate mystification and at best...
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Novel (2006) 39 (3): 384–401.
Published: 01 November 2006
... claimed by a self- fashioning individual. Melville establishes this alternative and specrfically American model of per- sonhood not by abandoning realism but by redefining it. Realism becomes, in his hands, more a criterion for aesthetic judgment-and an instrument of subjective taste-than...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 45–62.
Published: 01 May 2015
... Henry . New York : Scribner's , 1934 . vii – xxxix . Brewis Oliver . “ Interest and Aesthetic Judgment in Henry James's Late Novels .” Henry James Review 33 . 2 ( 2012 ): 95 – 109 . Cameron Sharon . Thinking in Henry James . Chicago : U of Chicago P , 1986 . Cross...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 242–260.
Published: 01 August 2014
... for aesthetic judgment). The aesthetic experience interrupts one belief (the gestures of a body that senses a given real in order to adapt its movements to that real) with another fictional as if (as if it were capable of sensing—feeling, understanding, and knowing—otherwise). Political dissensus also takes...
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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 (2010) 43 (1): 176–183.
Published: 01 May 2010
... a cautionary view of the Roman- tic account of the autonomy of aesthetic judgment from empirical standards. But within her dialectical novel, even this seemingly automatic, gestural response of aversion to the monster—covering one’s eyes—also suggests an account of preju- dice as a version...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 261–279.
Published: 01 August 2015
...: The public meaning of the work, as an objectively instituted judgment on the value and truth of the work (in relation to which any individual judgment of taste is obliged to define itself), is necessarily collective. That is to say that the subject of an aesthetic judgment is a “one” which may take itself...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 23–43.
Published: 01 May 2019
... famously conceived of cultural capital as the management of aesthetic judgment and social form, placing an emphasis on the relationship between agents and social positions. Crucial for a theory of plotting is Bourdieu's investment in the formal properties of a field that establish hierarchies of agency...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 167–185.
Published: 01 May 2014
... of the sensible the system of self-evident facts of sense per- ception that simultaneously discloses the existence of something in common and the delimitations that define the respective parts and positions within it’’ (12). Rancie`re thus indicates that the sensus communis of aesthetic judgment is grounded...
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Novel (2003) 36 (3): 351–373.
Published: 01 November 2003
... in such aesthetic judgments, in other words, indicates not only Tony's parental neglect (Drewry 6)-a failure to instill in his son the values of his social class-but also the outmoded nature of those very values. Waugh expects his readers to under- stand that, in this case at least, a cruel reaction trumps...
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Novel (2005) 38 (2-3): 254–271.
Published: 01 November 2005
... aesthetic pleasure in the world of objects as well. In the Spectator 411-421 (1712), Joseph Addison drew on Locke to define these secondary "pleasures of the imagination": the same mind that collected the information that forms the basis of knowledge and judgment possessed the power to enjoy...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 62–85.
Published: 01 May 2009
...” and that probably no one else more than Grace is “in herself more completely a reductio ad absurdum of attempts to appraise a woman, even externally, by items of face and figure” (38). Sometimes, the narrator tells us, she is beautiful, sometimes not. He ascribes this aesthetic judgment to factors of her...
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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 401–423.
Published: 01 November 2010
..., was that adjustment in action that could know no rule other than the author’s judgment; it was a balance between the aesthetic laws of composition and the (in Lukács’s view) ethical requirement upon the novelist to acknowledge the limitedness of his or her vision relative to the social totality of the real...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 280–284.
Published: 01 August 2020
... set of developments in the nineteenth century through which the Kantian understanding of aesthetic experience as disinterested reflective judgment was replaced with a materialist theory of aesthetic response as a corporeal reaction of matter (bodies and nerves) to matter (aesthetic objects...