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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 5–31.
Published: 01 May 1999
...SRINIVAS ARAVAMUDAN In the Wake of the Novel: The Oriental Tale as National Allegory SNNIVAS ARAVAMUDAN A small dugout canoe named the Novel was sighted off the coast of Sun Juan Fernandez island, in the balmy waters of the Caribbean, during the year 1719...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 399–416.
Published: 01 November 2018
... to Mitchell's 2004 novel Cloud Atlas . One of the most iconic British writers in the twenty-first century, Mitchell is renowned for the planetary scope of his narrative imagination. This essay reads Cloud Atlas as an allegory of the “global anglophone”: the novel makes visible the tensions between “global...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 419–435.
Published: 01 November 2020
...: namely, its form and its interaction with allegory. Beginning with a reappraisal of a classic work of Coetzee studies, this essay then lays out a theory about the connection between reading and writing allegory within traditions of what constitutes a “novel.” In the second section, examples from...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 276–300.
Published: 01 August 2012
... that enable them to be grouped across standard literary-historical periods. Each text draws on allegory to dramatize how brute physicality emerges with an almost mechanical inevitability in conditions of imperial transition. Whether it arrives as a dark double (Stevenson), an atavistic exception (Agamben...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 463–479.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Phillip Brian Harper Abstract Observing that Ishmael Reed's 1972 novel Mumbo Jumbo both oscillates between present‐ and past‐tense narration and traffics in historical anachronism, this article argues that these dual modes of temporal disjunction establish the novel as a work of historical allegory...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 242–260.
Published: 01 August 2014
... ) that stages a different meaning of emancipation and equality. Allegory and metaphor enact the fragile power of a political dissensus as a fictional construction in the mode of an as if . An Incalculable Rupture? The Aesthetics and Politics of Postcolonial Fiction RAJI VALLURY Jacques...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 36–59.
Published: 01 May 2018
... that the once peripheral literature and cinema that conformed to Fredric Jameson's definition of Third World national allegories can now be read as symptoms of First World cultural production. This historical and aesthetic shift has made itself felt at the heart of Israeli daily life in the rearticulation...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 May 2019
... kinds—the bildungsroman, the regional novel, crime fiction, the roman à clef, the biblical allegory. Transplanting conventions from these various genres into narrative contexts where they seem not to belong, Condition of England novels exploit generic dissonance as an instrument of open-ended literary...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 65–84.
Published: 01 May 2021
... and remedy is an allegory of common law justice for victims of sexual violence: it tends to treat their complaints as malevolent prosecutions, directing legal scrutiny toward the victims of sexual violence rather than toward its perpetrators. Richardson's political critique of the legal system engenders...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 61–94.
Published: 01 May 2022
... investment in allegory and metonym, pressed into the service of a totalizing metaphor for the wholesale corruption of a society that must be entirely dissolved. Drawing on the work of Anne‐Lise François, the article suggests that, more specifically, the history of decolonization and the literature...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 339–362.
Published: 01 November 2014
... in A Treatise of Human Nature (1739–40) stands in refutation of Defoe's iconic portrayal of human isolation. Instead, I argue for affinities between Hume's secular skepticism and Crusoe's religious faith and suggest that both Defoe and Hume channel the same spiritual allegory of the pilgrim as shipwrecked...
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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 320–341.
Published: 01 November 2008
...RAJI VALLURY Copyright © Novel Corp. 2008 2008 Works Cited Ahmad , Aijaz . “Jameson’s Rhetoric of Otherness and the National Allegory.” Social Text 17 ( 1987 ): 3 –25. Abun-Nasr , Jamil M. A History of the Maghrib . Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1971 . Andrade...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 477–481.
Published: 01 November 2015
... interior self” (160). Brown gives a convincing portrait of the novel as a kind of Gothic fairy tale. Its version of allegory doubles language in such a way as to render visible the dichotomy between the unconscious and consciousness: “With his maelstrom of symbols that are simultaneously literal...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 284–303.
Published: 01 August 2019
... .” Minnesota Review 77 ( 2011 ): 131 – 42 . Fletcher Angus . Allegory: The Theory of a Symbolic Mode . Princeton : Princeton UP , 2012 . Giddens Anthony . The Consequences of Modernity . Stanford : Stanford UP , 1990 . Gordimer Nadine . “ The Idea of Gardening .” Review...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 103–121.
Published: 01 May 2015
... and Walter Benjamin's conception of allegory are perhaps more than incidental. Benjamin and Auerbach were friends, and they remained in correspondence even after Auerbach left for Istanbul ( “Scholarship” ). At the time of his death, Auerbach's library contained all of Benjamin's major published works...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 517–520.
Published: 01 November 2011
... a methodological assumption—that the most interesting works of literature and films are first and foremost allegories for the time and place in which they were produced. Their true content, so it seems, is the story of their own process of genesis. In this, the book echoes but does not cite a school...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 153–155.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Stephanie A. Smith Feminism in Time jane elliott, Popular Feminist Fiction as American Allegory: Representing National Time (New York: Palgrave, 2008), pp. 240, cloth, $80.00. In a striking reevaluation of second-wave feminist popular narratives, Jane Elliott...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 47–66.
Published: 01 May 2011
... a false lead. “Mrs. Bucket . . . secure[s] the corresponding ink and paper,” which act like fin- gerprints or handwriting to mark the individual (835). One final trace. This one is illegible and can serve only as a marker of a past event, a perfect allegory of the efficacy of writing in the novel...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 158–161.
Published: 01 May 2016
... with bureaucratic and other obstacles to helping; the “neoliberal allegory” (106) that is superseding the national allegory formerly so central to the novel; narratives of revolution that critique ideology, indict terror, or devolve into apocalypse; and a new expatriate fiction that treats an increasingly stateless...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 317–321.
Published: 01 August 2015
... allegorical reading as a productive mode of analysis. Jameson's contested statement that “[t]hird world texts, even those which are seemingly private . . . necessarily project a political dimension in the form of national allegory” (69) both explained and prescribed the visibility of male writers like Chinua...