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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 148–153.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Jane F. Thrailkill Here is how Erasmus Darwin in Zoonomia ( 1794–96 ) described the naturalistic way of placing beings “endued with animality” in relation to each other: “[W]ould it be too bold to imagine, that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament, which THE GREAT...
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Novel (2004) 37 (3): 326–351.
Published: 01 November 2004
...SANJAY KRISHNAN Seeing the Animal: Colonial Space and Movement in Joseph Conrad's Lord Jim SANJAY KRISHNAN But there are degrees of feeling-the muffled, the faint, the just sufficient, the barely intelligent, as we may say; and the acute...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 71–93.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Christine Mahady This essay examines the ways in which depictions of animal and human corporeality in Jack London's fiction support an ethics concerned with cultivating a greater attunement to one's surroundings, including other bodies. In contrast to previous readings that understand London's...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 97–111.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Naomi Milthorpe The tension between precisions and generalities that catches scholars seeking to define the character of literary modernism fruitfully animates the work of novelist Henry Green. Green takes as his subject matter the ordinary stuff of life—commonplace language, routine experiences...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 26–48.
Published: 01 May 2016
... naturalist foil Dr. Obed Bat. I then outline the phenomenology of capture as a mode of vision, unfolding not only what capture makes visible but also what it obscures—and how animals appear and disappear in capture. Finally, I show how vision becomes supervision when the logic of capture extends from animals...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 474–481.
Published: 01 November 2009
... be understood as an extended thinking through of these very topics. Hardy's novel, written at a moment at which long-standing distinctions between the human and the animal body were breaking down, represents the sheep fold as a zone of species indistinction where sheep, dogs, and human beings overlap, co...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 124–131.
Published: 01 May 2010
... aspirations animating William Faulkner's Depression-era achievement. In this case, the guiding claim is that his novelistic enterprise culminates in a reflexive analysis of the fantasy organizing his literary labors throughout the period. More precisely, “The Bear” in Go Down Moses reveals the extent to which...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 11–23.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Kent Puckett This essay asks why Alice's Adventures in Wonderland would feature something as practically political as a caucus. After nearly drowning in Alice's tears, the Dodo suggests to her and other animals “that the best thing to get us dry would be a Caucus-race.” In order to figure out what...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 82–94.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Mario Ortiz-Robles Thomas Hardy's naturalism offers a view of human affairs based on probable outcomes that makes visible the biopolitical realignments of society at the end of the nineteenth century. In this essay, the figure of the animal in Far from the Madding Crowd (1874) acts as a test case...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 389–408.
Published: 01 November 2012
... and Heathcliff—in the novel means “reading” material, texture, the weight and heft of objects. Things, I argue, find animation through being touched, irradiated even, by death. © 2012 by Novel, Inc. 2012 Duke University Press Works Cited Ariès Philippe . The Hour of Our Death . Trans. Weaver...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 149–152.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Deborah Denenholz Morse Ivan Kreilkamp , Minor Creatures: Persons, Animals, and the Victorian Novel ( Chicago : U of Chicago P , 2018 ), pp. 240 , cloth, $90.00 . Copyright © 2021 by Novel, Inc. 2021 Minor Creatures is an important and original study that reinterprets...
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Novel (2000) 34 (1): 98–121.
Published: 01 May 2000
... is contemplating at the beginning of the book and on which he is working in earnest when it ends; the other is the role played by animals, especially dogs, in the book's latter part. Both these themes increase in importance as the novel goes on, the space given to them on the pages reflecting...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 421–445.
Published: 01 November 2015
... ” is transformed into “an ergon ,” that is, the focus of the composition (23). Shelley, likewise, foregrounds “a reverse” of sorts in her animation of that awesome still life, the creature. In her presentation of the monster as a kind of antiportrait , Shelley critiques what Nancy Yousef suggests are staged...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 417–437.
Published: 01 November 2018
... capacity to survive in a fundamentally hostile environment. On one hand, this loss of stable identity yields a phobically charged subject reduced to what Eric L. Santner has called “creatureliness”: the heightened proximity to one's animal being. 1 On the other hand, however, mutation is a locus...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 284–303.
Published: 01 August 2019
... .” Twentieth Century Literature 57 . 1 ( 2011 ): 86 – 104 . Puchner Martin . “ J. M. Coetzee’s Novels of Thinking .” Raritan 30 . 4 ( 2011 ): 1 – 12 . Santayana George . Scepticism and Animal Faith . New York : Scribner , 1923 . Seshagiri Urmilla . “ The Boy of La...
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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 371–373.
Published: 01 November 2008
... and the Menagerie: Totality, Englishness, and Empire (Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2007), pp. 278, cloth, $41.95, CD, $9.95. Amidst increasing interest among literary critics in animal studies arrives a book less concerned with animals per se than with the power that accrues from their evocation...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 May 2015
... life “common to all living beings (animals, men, gods),” and bios , the qualified life of an individual or group, they advance a conceptualization in which zoe precedes the polis, human being manifests “the simple fact of life” prior to any political determinations, and man is thus, in Foucault's...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 336–339.
Published: 01 August 2013
... of the Posthuman TAMARA KETABGIAN, The Lives of Machines: The Industrial Imaginary in Victorian Literature and Culture (Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 2011), pp. 252, paper, $35.00. Through recent accounts of cybernetics, artificial intelligence, and animal cognition, we have become familiar...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 63–84.
Published: 01 May 2015
... embrace and expand Lewes's approach to show how Dickens's city novel Our Mutual Friend creates a model of social life animated by combination and reaction between characters and objects. I argue that Dickens put into practice the same mechanisms to produce the social life of a city and the aesthetic...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 169–174.
Published: 01 May 2013
... precisely by drawing attention to contingency and multiplicity. Clarkson’s chapter titled “Voiceless” is a much-needed analysis of those texts by Coetzee that explore the nonhuman and the relationships between humans and other animals: Disgrace, especially, and the animal stories collected...