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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 409–428.
Published: 01 November 2016
... in Murakami's fiction, I suggest that we might draw from theories of reader response figured in scholarship on “surface reading” and also on the idea of “twofoldness” in aesthetic apprehension theorized by Richard Wollheim. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 ethics alterity mimesis...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 505–508.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Jonathan Loesberg MATUS JILL L. , Shock, Memory, and the Unconscious in Victorian Fiction ( New York : Cambridge UP , 2009 ), pp. 264 , cloth, $72.00 . © 2011 by Novel, Inc. 2011 Duke University Press Altered States jill l. matus, Shock...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 327–342.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Donald Pease “Novel governmentality” refers to the role that novels play in shaping and altering what Michel Foucault has called the “conduct of conduct.” To restrict novels to a domain of signifying practices is to pay insufficient attention to the ways in which this cultural technology...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 67–89.
Published: 01 May 2014
... experimentation drawn from a global cultural palette while exploring domestic or local themes. Like their Egyptian literary forerunners, these young writers addressed social and political questions, but both the urban and the geopolitical context within which they worked had altered dramatically as a result...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 361–365.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., dasein (being there) does not describe slave subjectivity as much as would a term such as arbeitsein (being in work). But contemporary scholars have raised concerns about positing black alterity. Madhu Dubey, for one, cautions against situating African American cultural production in “residual zones...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 409–425.
Published: 01 November 2017
...John Marx This essay observes that recent city novels set in the global South often depart from earlier postcolonial fiction, in which the sense of geopolitical possibility remained tethered to the promise and limitations of nation-states. To alter that habit, contemporary fiction updates...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 36–59.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Kfir Cohen Abstract This essay examines recent developments in Israeli cultural production. To do so, it argues, we must think of new cultural forms as responses to the neoliberal privatization reforms that accompany globalization. These reforms have altered Israeli social life to the degree...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 438–460.
Published: 01 November 2018
... and the Foe ur-text to argue that the novel proposes an impossible crossing, whereby key strategies we have used to value the genre—its capacity to summon countervoices or to invoke an ethical response to alterity—are shadowed by a radical question about the limits of our readerly attention. Copyright ©...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 84–106.
Published: 01 May 2019
... Russell Hochschild calls “emotional labor,” the act of performing an inauthentic feeling publicly for money. Like modern caregivers, Lucy Snowe expresses a sense of invisibility and stress over her cultural alterity. When Madame Beck's surveillance forces Lucy to enact her teacherly persona constantly...
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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 129–133.
Published: 01 May 1999
... national identity was formed through a confrontation with an alterity located both at home in the form of Catholics, and abroad in the French and the peoples encountered during imperial expansion. However, thus far such studies have concentrated on representations of English identity in eighteenth...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 10–25.
Published: 01 May 2016
... of landscape art on the model of Andy Goldsworthy, whose work is mentioned repeatedly. They alter the shapes and colors of the geological formations, inscribe them, and paint on them. The planetary landscape seems so natural a medium to the artists that one of them even wonders, during a visit to a museum...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 133–136.
Published: 01 May 2017
... always also be a bringing of religion back into the world in an altered form. Pecora's introduction situates his central argument about secularization in and against a long tradition that sees the novel as either an agent or an effect of secularization. If the brevity of this overview makes...
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Novel (2000) 33 (3): 432–439.
Published: 01 November 2000
... DIZECTING CHANGE number of variables and variations: racial, ethnic, gay; detective, insurance investigator, medical examiner. It is less a question of finding new and interesting alterations and more a question of where to start in such a burgeoning field. At least part of the job of Kathleen...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 409–432.
Published: 01 November 2012
...). These images of Africa are by now known outside literary studies; they are especially well known among religious anthropologists specializing in collective rituals of sub-Saharan Africa that have the function of inducing altered states of consciousness for religious and social purposes. Extend- ing...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 316–320.
Published: 01 August 2017
... of temporality as the structure proper to Dasein . In contrast, Derridean temporality is “always riven by the force of a radical alterity in its generation and maintenance” (165). Time is understood as “an ontological principle of real hope,” because it is “immanent to the world that cannot be reduced...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 344–362.
Published: 01 November 2015
... to read forms a network with the novel, obviating supernatural intercession. 2 Miracle is typically considered to be an interruption of everyday reality, a rupture of ontology, presumably by some force of the divine. This essay swaps the divine for a concept of radical alterity, where ruptures...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 157–165.
Published: 01 August 2018
...John Marx; Nancy Armstrong Copyright © 2018 by Novel, Inc. 2018 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. The fourth biennial conference of the Society for Novel Studies was held at the University of Pittsburgh...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 47–52.
Published: 01 May 2010
... of particularity that matter. Instead, this lit- erature asserts that a primary experience of mutual alterity defines each human’s relationship to all other humans. Despite this seeming emphasis on individual experience, however, these writers should not be mistaken for generic liberal indi- vidualists...
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Novel (2021) 54 (2): 210–226.
Published: 01 August 2021
... reproduces and even embraces a model of belief or conviction similar to that assumed by postcritique—that is, one for which alteration constitutes an act of violence—even as she values it very differently. As Gary Wihl and others have described, Romola is set at a particularly fraught moment...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 531–537.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., or their defensive rhetoric about alterations to the originals they translated, are not trans- parent signs of nationalism in the literary arena. Recognizing transnationalism’s mutual invention with the nation can help us dismantle and parse such discourse with greater attention to its instrumentality and thus...