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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 268–277.
Published: 01 August 2009
... of novel production, the girl propels his novels through their marriage plot but can also clog this narrative by failing to form a pair. Despite Trollope's distaste for his popular heroine, Lily Dale, this girl—who buys herself a pair of shoes rather than pairing herself in marriage—may be Trollope's...
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Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 483–499.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Peter D. McDonald When J. Hilllis Miller first coined the phrase “the ethics of reading” in the mid-1980s, it constituted a decisive intervention in the overheated debates about the merits of deconstruction, inaugurating the so-called ethical turn within Anglo-American literary studies. Yet it also...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 402–423.
Published: 01 November 2011
... of Dickens's concern with London's dangerously overcrowded graveyards, but by the 1840s and 1850s the fate of the corpse had also become a key point of contention in the struggle between an orthodox Christian dualism and an emergent psycho-physiology, the latter of which defended itself against...
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 375–398.
Published: 01 November 2018
...), I suggest that the creative writing program not only was instrumental in shaping postwar American letters but also continues to be of great relevance for contemporary global South writing. The article argues that developing-world MFA novelists have redeployed a Cold War programmatic imperative to...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 361–365.
Published: 01 November 2009
... people has been far more controversial, and rightly so. Because to the degree that they have been perceived to be in or of another time, black people have also been excluded from dominant constructions of Western modernity, such as those of Hegel and Jefferson. Yet the idea that African Americans inhabit...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 83–92.
Published: 01 May 2010
... sustains the millennial Jane Austen mania. Adapting Austen's narratives more freely than did the 1990s versions, these films hope to capture the same crossover, multigenerational, mixed-sex audience yet also seek to market Austen for a new mass cohort of teenaged girls. Updating the stars' images...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 116–123.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., dwelling on each image—the more we have had to say. Canonization, the vector of less, and close reading, the vector of more, are thus the paradoxical countermovements of the modern literary system. Ideology has also served that system well, sharing with close reading the logic of the physical: to grow by...
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Novel (1 May 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 (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 45–62.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Matthew Sussman For many readers, “stupidity” in Henry James signifies mental slowness, poor taste, or even moral delinquency. However, James also conceived of stupidity as a positive virtue because it promises to deliver the individual from the “ordeal of consciousness” associated with...
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Novel (1 August 2015) 48 (2): 261–279.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Michael Lucey This article is in part an attempt to demonstrate Proust's interest in the sociological functioning of talk, where talk is viewed not solely as a medium for communication but also as one in which social work of various kinds is accomplished via nonsemantic features of language. The...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 202–218.
Published: 01 August 2016
... undergird Trollope's novel makes more explicit that which in his realism remains largely implicit: the complex relationship between the normative and the probabilistic that marks realism's relationship with the reality it purports to represent. After all, whatever else realism is, it is also always a...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 207–226.
Published: 01 August 2010
... health and the futures that such embodiment implies. It also warps traditional narrative attitudes toward biological futurity when the family romance no longer reproduces the heterosexual body. Barnes's novel is not a baroque anomaly among stream of consciousness narratives but perhaps the representative...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 320–325.
Published: 01 August 2010
... alternatives. In Hogg's fiction, divergence in belief does not solely or inevitably occur at the level of speech itself, but may also be found at the level of incident, plot, character, or motive—in the question of what makes a given occurrence into a “story” at all. Hogg strives for a sort of epistemological...
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Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 401–423.
Published: 01 November 2010
... us get a clearer understanding of James's ethics of form and also provide contemporary criticism with conscientious alternatives to historicism. © 2010 by Novel, Inc. 2010 Works Cited Baucom , Ian . Specters of the Atlantic: Finance Capital, Slavery, and the Philosophy of History...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 3–5.
Published: 01 May 2012
... still understanding the political risks and gains of such acknowledgment. This is also an argument about how we read surfaces: the surfaces of texts, bodies, and objects. © 2012 by Novel, Inc. 2012 Duke University Press Works Cited Jay Martin . Downcast Eyes: The Denigration of Vision...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 6–9.
Published: 01 May 2012
... also some of the most central aspects of our relationship with narratives whose outcomes we care intensely about even though our caring cannot affect those outcomes. Fictional characters are especially immune to the exercise of a reader's or audience's will, so Newcomb's problem is particularly...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 10–12.
Published: 01 May 2012
... also holds sway in philosophy and literature. The concept of the plastic—which she defines, using the image of plastic explosive, as the capacity to give form and the capacity to take form—refers to mutability, change, exchange, morphing, metamorphosis, and transformation. Plastic reading is a...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 13–18.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Lisa Zunshine My essay emphasizes the social aspect of our engagement with fictional narratives by drawing on cognitive scientists' research into “theory of mind,” also known as “mind reading”: our evolved adaptation for explaining people's behavior in terms of their mental states, such as thoughts...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 27–29.
Published: 01 May 2012
... been scriptural. We might also remember the existence of important efforts to make explicit what is specific to the practices of reading. Recalling the existence of gossip, tales, and oral epics, we should not equate stories or narrative fictions with novels or the reading of novels with the...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 444–465.
Published: 01 November 2011
... eponymous protagonist quite literally practices a form of personal self-rule—one that marks out his difference from those around him—while also denying the reader easy access to his particular version of events. However, in light of the Ojibwe author's advocacy of close reading and New Critical approaches...