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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 457–459.
Published: 01 November 2013
...G. Gabrielle Starr Kramnick Jonathan , Actions and Objects from Hobbes to Richardson . ( Stanford : Stanford UP , 2010 ), pp. 307 , paper, $24.95 . © 2013 by Novel, Inc. 2013 Duke University Press Matter, Mind, and Agency in the Long Eighteenth Century JONATHAN KRAMNICK...
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Novel (1 May 2004) 38 (1): 107–110.
Published: 01 May 2004
...MADHU DUBEY JENNY SHARPE, Ghosts of Slavery: A Literary Archaeology of Black Women’s Lives (Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2003), pp. 187. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2004 2004 Not Quite Freedom: Leveraging Agency in Slave Women's Narratives JENNY...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 95–114.
Published: 01 May 2016
... rhythmical pattern and thus testify to the projection of human time onto a planetary scale. Along the same lines, the apocalyptic conflation of message and medium that we find in the book of Revelation also prepares us to understand the peculiarly embodied form of writing that attends our geologic agency...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 406–423.
Published: 01 November 2013
... theory implies that overwhelming experience halts thought and action, I argue that black radical aesthetics reveals how overwhelming experience engenders agency. “Down by the Riverside”: Race, Class, and the Drive for Citizenship JAMES EDWARD FORD III How could thousands go...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 443–459.
Published: 01 November 2014
... specialized language, closed social spaces, and charismatic leadership—has its origins in antitotalitarian political science, fiction, sociology, and psychology. Mitchell and Haruki Murakami (discussed briefly) both question how this Cold War legacy has shaped our understandings of individual agency, and both...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 210–225.
Published: 01 August 2018
... of the permeation and power of life-interest in defining the contemporary imagination of sovereignty, domination, and agency. When combined with methodological individualism, this tautological account transforms every human action into an expression of individual agency. Not only does...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 290–296.
Published: 01 August 2009
... human right: the right to mobility. It starts by explaining how this right is articulated in the early modern period at the international geopolitical scale as the freedom of navigation. It then links the freedom of the seas to the empowered agency of Crusoe and fellow mariners across the history of...
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Novel (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 400–420.
Published: 01 November 2015
... supernatural agency over Crane's fictional terrain. Accounting for these in terms of fairly conventional modes of realism and naturalism, critics often presume that Crane's plotting works to literalize clichés of common speech and thus to reveal, in a manner of action, social significance latent in a manner of...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 236–261.
Published: 01 August 2016
... realist aesthetics stages a critique of key assumptions of the narratives of emergency, which place the victims in an overly determined condition where meaningful action is impossible. The works of Mda, Farah, and Akpan restore historical agency to characters who experience extreme insecurity and provoke...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 364–367.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Elaine Hadley Reform Acts does not simply catalog the Victorians' senses of social agency but also enacts a prestructuralist method of intentionality. Even though this study usefully gives credence to dominant contemporary discourses (Chartist, Whig, Tory, Christian Socialist), even though...
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Novel (1 May 2000) 34 (1): 128–130.
Published: 01 May 2000
...ROXANN WHEELER SRINIVAS ARAVAMUDAN, Tropicopolitans: Colonialism and Agency, 1688–1804 (Durham: Duke University Press, 1999), pp. 424 + ill, cloth, $59.95, paper, $20.95. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2000 2000 Another Eighteenth Century SRINIVAS ARAVAMUDAN...
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Novel (1 November 2000) 33 (3): 432–439.
Published: 01 November 2000
...JAMES V. CATANO KATHLEEN GREGORY KLEIN, ed. Diversity and Detective Fiction (Bowling Green: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1999), pp. 262, cloth, $51.95, paper, $25.95. PRISCILLA L. WALTON AND MANINA JONES. Detective Agency: Women Rewriting the Hard-Boiled Tradition...
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Novel (1 May 2009) 42 (1): 145–148.
Published: 01 May 2009
... formation. In this impressive first book, Jones is interested in a “crisis of agency” that she sees both explicitly within the novels and in the relationship of text and reader. This same crisis, she argues, is mirrored in the impulses that shape our scholarly understanding of Victorian novels...
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Novel (1 May 2002) 36 (1): iv.
Published: 01 May 2002
... Copyright © Novel Corp. 2002 2002 Contributors OLAKUNLE GEORGE is Assistant Professor of English at Brown University. He is the author of Relocating Agency: Modernity and African Letters. ELMFREEDGOOD is Associate Professor of English at NYU. She is...
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Novel (1 November 2006) 39 (3): 425–427.
Published: 01 November 2006
... here are rife with contradictory claims about the relationshp between history and individual agency; however, these contradictions should not be read as aes- thetic failure or ideological weakness on the part of their authors. Rather, these authors are interested in pointing out the...
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Novel (1 August 2014) 47 (2): 316–318.
Published: 01 August 2014
... tendency to invest the state with personal potency—and even a form of heroic agency—is seen to derive from both a longing for (premodern) sovereign power and an unresolved fixation on authority and ‘‘pure agency’’ (8) arising fromunderlying psychic economies. Out of this mix emerges a discernible...
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Novel (1 May 1999) 33 (1): v.
Published: 01 May 1999
... Copyright © Novel Corp. 1999 1999 Contributors SRlNIVAS ARAVAMUDAN is Associate Professor of English at Duke University. His study, Tropicopolitans: Colonialism and Agency, 1688-1804, won the Best First Book Prize given by the MLA in 2000. A book on South...
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Novel (1 May 2017) 50 (1): 141–145.
Published: 01 May 2017
... detected but that transmute into formidable forces of power from the margins. To take the obvious example, the spread of yellow fever in Arthur Mervyn accrues significance as a circulation of information without political agency. Margolis explains: “For Brown, the point is functional rather than...
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Novel (1 August 2000) 33 (2): 253–255.
Published: 01 August 2000
... dissemination of the ideology of materialism. Her theoretical concerns are threefold: to show how consumerism was transformed--even as it helped to create-female subjectivity (4); how male power of ownership was differentiated from fe- male agency in consumption; and how a "symbolics of racial difference...
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Novel (1 November 2004) 37 (3): 363–364.
Published: 01 November 2004
... of what it means to move beyond the "container" theory of emotions to a more performative one. I'm not sure I understand the connection between the external stimulus and the reader/viewerfs re- sponse. In her chapter on long-term viewers of soap opera she's able to find agency where...