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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 433–454.
Published: 01 November 2012
... , 1907 . Woloch Alex . The One vs. the Many: Minor Characters and the Space of the Protagonist in the Novel . Princeton : Princeton UP , 2003 . Woolf Virginia . The Essays of Virginia Woolf . Ed. McNeillie Andrew . 6 vols . London : Hogarth , 1986 . Joyce’s Census...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 493–496.
Published: 01 November 2014
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 255–277.
Published: 01 August 2017
... Archer, The Portrait of a Lady , and the longer arc of James's career but of psychological transparency within the nineteenth-century novel more broadly and, especially, the arrangement of what Alex Woloch calls its “character-space.” Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 In this article...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 193–212.
Published: 01 August 2020
... on disengagement, this article offers a different perspective on the competition for narrative attention as we know it. For example, when disengagement is taken into account, Alex Woloch's losers in the competition for narrative attention become winners in the formulation of a fulfilling social life. Dickens's...
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Novel (2004) 37 (1-2): 205–208.
Published: 01 August 2004
...ALEX J. DICK GORDON BIGELOW, Fiction, Famine, and the Rise of Economics in Victorian Britain and Ireland (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2003), pp. 242, $65.00. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2003 2003 Literature or Economics? GORDON BIGELOW, Fiction, Famine...
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Novel (2023) 56 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Alex Moskowitz Abstract This article investigates a central problem for literary aesthetics in the nineteenth century: why literature won't directly represent Black revolution. It argues that in Blake; or, The Huts of America , Martin Delany thinks through the structural impossibility...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 238–256.
Published: 01 August 2012
... of a young male protagonist propelled by these events toward an engagement with the past. In Everything Is Illuminated, the young (American, Jewish) Jonathan and his (Ukrainian) guide, Alex, travel to the ruins of the Jewish shtetl Trachimbrod in search of a woman named Augustine who saved Jonathan’s...
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Novel (2023) 56 (2): 186–207.
Published: 01 August 2023
.... Alex Pierce, a white American journalist, is in Jamaica and assigned to the trail of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, who function in the world of the novel just as they do for most readers: as people familiar from other cultural sources though not known personally. The presence of real people's names...
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Novel (2003) 36 (2): 279–282.
Published: 01 August 2003
... Minor Characters and the Space of the Protagonist in the Novel Alex Woloch Does a novel focus on one life or many? Alex Woloch uses this sim- ple question to develop a powerful new...
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Novel (2004) 37 (1-2): iv.
Published: 01 August 2004
... a 2000-year-old legal and political concept into a bio-medical framework at the end of the nineteenth century. DAWN COLEMAN is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Telmessee, Knoxville. ALEX DICK is Assistant Professor of English at the University of British Columbia. DANin...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 474–481.
Published: 01 November 2009
... association with “the Real” in this sense: we are willing or forced to recognize in animals, more than we will in ourselves, the frightening possibility of “ending in mutton” and reverting to such formless, deindividuated matter. As Alex Woloch has argued, nineteenth-century realism relies on a set...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 1–2.
Published: 01 May 2011
... and Novel will host a second annual forum, “What Can Reading Do?” on April 29, 2011. Anne Cheng, Nicholas Dames, William Flesch, Alex Galloway, and Lisa Zunshine have all generously Novel: A Forum on Fiction 44:1  DOI 10.1215/00295132-1164302  © 2011 by Novel, Inc. 2 novel | spring...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 307–316.
Published: 01 November 2020
... or mission, the logic of centeredness itself—and is thus an opening to Lukács's “‘bad’ infinity.” The critic Alex Woloch, citing Raymond Williams, talks of the “distribution of significance” proper to the “character system” of the realist novel, whereby a group of characters is “juxtaposed and concatenated...
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Novel (2006) 39 (3): 443.
Published: 01 November 2006
...- riality. And we have Deidre Lynch's work on literary characters as a resource for readers to provide themselves with the personal means to manage a modernizing society, including that of deep interiority, along with Alex Woloch's account of how a novel's minor charac- ters produce the fictional...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 508–511.
Published: 01 November 2021
..., a contribution to the increasingly lively subfield of studies of literary character. When Alex Woloch published his study of character in the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century novel, he could still refer to character as a neglected area of research in comparison to, say, plot or style. Today, that is no longer...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 542–545.
Published: 01 November 2016
... in those periods. Throughout, Frow cites and engages important works on literary character and fictionality by Lynch, Elizabeth Fowler, Catherine Gallagher, Michael McKeon, Mary Poovey, and Alex Woloch. Along with these other works, Character and Person moves beyond what once seemed like the two...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 136–139.
Published: 01 May 2018
... literary forms like the novel. Instead, with Alex Woloch's The One and the Many , this book is interested in “weak ties” among actors who stand “outside sympathy's obvious purview” (15); in what falls to the side of narrative's “specifying effects” (18); in the minor, anonymous, and quotidian...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 317–321.
Published: 01 August 2015
... Thiong'o, or Alex La Guma. These writers mastered the idiom of allegorical narratives and made the life of their characters the conduit of representations of the nation, so that by “imagin[ing] communities, invent[ing] traditions,” they simultaneously “wrote themselves into History and Literature” (3...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 338–342.
Published: 01 August 2019
...: Figlerowicz finds in certain works a “flat realism” that deflates fiction's potential to overcome indifference and to make one person's existence signify something broadly meaningful (4). A deliberate inversion of Alex Woloch's account of character systems, this book's paradigm entails no contest for space...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 24–42.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Alexis . Democracy in America . New York : Penguin , 2003 . Woloch Alex . The One vs. the Many: Minor Characters and the Space of the Protagonist in the Novel . Princeton : Princeton UP , 2003 . Hawthorne on the Paradox of Popular Sovereignty...