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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 77–96.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Maud Ellmann For Britons during World War II, war was in the air, in the form of bombing raids, but also on the air, in the form of news and propaganda on the radio. “Everyday War” shows how Virginia Woolf and Sylvia Townsend Warner respond to war in the air by turning to the English countryside...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 132–139.
Published: 01 May 2010
... inclination toward retrospection. Comparable forms of nostalgia for the Edwardian period persist in 1930s fiction and are explored in this essay, along with an inheritance of modernist narrative techniques, in novels including The Memorial, Eyeless in Gaza, A Scots Quair , and Coming Up for Air . The essay...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 469–471.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Gillen D'arcy Wood Lewis Jayne Elizabeth , Air's Appearance: Literary Atmosphere in British Fiction, 1660–1794 . ( Chicago : U of Chicago P , 2012 ), pp. 304 , cloth, $45.00 . © 2014 by Novel, Inc. 2014 Duke University Press The Headwinds of ‘‘Cli-Crit...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 140–145.
Published: 01 May 2022
... essential “hostility to literature and rational public debate” (110), Morse leads us through a series of Anglophone literary texts that lived other kinds of lives on air, in book reviews and readings, but also in talk radio or the magazine format for which we still know radio today: a transmedial event...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 249–267.
Published: 01 August 2011
... of these propositions (things being and meaning noth- ing, being undifferentiated, and being irreconcilable)” (193). In the sonic universe of Melville’s materialist gothic, words mean only what they are, which, in the final analysis, is nothing but air. But air is far from nothing. Poe’s aesthetic philosophy...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 136–139.
Published: 01 May 2019
... and Newton's competing theories of light and color and later eighteenth-century efforts to explain differences in human skin color. Since skin was the same substance the world over, it was thought that the cause of these differences had to lie beyond the corpuscle, in the pressure of the surrounding air...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 50–72.
Published: 01 May 2013
... : Cambridge UP , 1999 . Shapin Steven Schaffer Simon . Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life . Princeton : Princeton UP , 1985 . Stafford Barbara Maria . Artful Science: Enlightenment Entertainment and the Eclipse of Visual Education . Cambridge...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 6–7.
Published: 01 May 2011
...; it is volatile, ethereal, indestructible. It is mingled with the air. In the days of architecture it made a mountain of itself, and forcibly took hold [s’emparait] of a century and a place. Now it makes itself into a flock of birds, scat- ters itself [s’éparpille] to the four winds, and occupies all points...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 226–249.
Published: 01 August 2018
...–39). All of this adds up to what Chamayou calls a “revolution in sighting” ( 38 ). The US Air Force's incredibly named Gorgon Stare program, for example, offers what its advocates call an “unrelenting gaze”: mounted on a “hunter-killer” MQ-Reaper, which can hold two tons of weaponry and remain...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 196–209.
Published: 01 August 2014
... of the specificity of the thread comes in. But it is also where a new paradox pops up. The materialist novelist, says Woolf, is constrained by ‘‘some powerful andunscrupulous tyrant . . . to provide a plot, to provide comedy, tragedy, love interest, and an air of probability embalming the whole . . (160...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 176–187.
Published: 01 August 2018
... talking about sound over the air or through headphones, the air has been marked. The air has been scored. This is not a metaphor, it has quite literally been scored into lines and waves. So I think there is a total, scriptural materiality about early radio, and for me, sound in its entirety...
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Novel (2000) 33 (2): 235–252.
Published: 01 August 2000
...: "Mehuru woke at dawn with the air cool on his outstretched body. He opened his eyes in the half- darkness and sniffed the air as if the light wind might bring him some strange NOVEL I SPRING 2000 scent. His dream, an uneasy vision of a ship slipping her anchor in shadows...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 May 2017
... of the everyday. To vary Carl von Clausewitz's famous aphorism, the everyday has now become a continuation of war by other means. The ubiquity of wireless communication means war is not just reported but perpetrated on the air, through the medial dissemination of the news and propaganda. War is both in the air...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 144–147.
Published: 01 May 2018
.... The first (most famously advocated by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey) promotes a propertyless society. Under this understanding land is not divided since it does not need to be parceled out for ownership (just like our understanding of the air, owned by no one). As a result, there is nothing...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 94–110.
Published: 01 May 2012
... . The Book of Salt . Boston : Houghton Mifflin , 2003 . ———. “Interview with Monique Truong.” Readers Read May 2003 . < http://www.readersread.com/features/moniquetruong.htm > ———. “Into Thin Air: Monique Truong Is Caught between Her Country of Birth and her Country of Refuge—Neither...
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Novel (2006) 39 (2): 204–220.
Published: 01 August 2006
...). By the end of his speech, Sam has become a self-enthroned amalgam of ambiguous powers. He is both a spiritual and secular icon: a mock Jesus, a mock Uncle Sam, a threatening hybrid. With an air of racial superiority, he dismisses his audience: David Leverenz makes a similar remark...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 83–92.
Published: 01 May 2010
... older viewers (and readers), already BBC regulars, that the adaptors remain faithful to their Austen (Jensen). Yet Andrew Davies, who penned four of the six fast-paced teleplays, adds to his scripts the suppressed scenes Austen “couldn’t write” (“PBS to Air Adapta- tions he invents “little scenes...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 467–473.
Published: 01 November 2009
... on Fiction 42:3  DOI 10.1215/00295132-2009-043  © 2009 by Novel, Inc. 468 novel | FALL 2009 challenged to take a stand against heathenism, decides to kill a python, sacred to Igbos, he stuffs its living coils into the manmade box where he hopes it will “die for lack of air” (50). Paul...
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Novel (2003) 36 (3): 307–329.
Published: 01 November 2003
... Europeans rested on the same kind of snobbery, pretentiousness, andfalse pretensions as they did in Putney or Peckham.. .. [Tlheflavour or climate of one's Ife was enormously ajfected, men though one might not always be aware of it, both by this circumambient air of a tropical suburbia...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 278–283.
Published: 01 August 2009
... in terms of large-scale flows—of air, water, sewage, germs, con­tagion, familial influences, moral climates and the like” R( ose 44). The biopolitics of Hopkins’s moment (and arguably of the next one hundred years of novels written by authors who shared her goal) was that of the heritable and sim...