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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 148–153.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Jane F. Thrailkill Lundblad Michael , The Birth of a Jungle: Animality in Progressive-Era U.S. Literature and Culture ( Oxford : Oxford UP , 2013 ), 240 pp., cloth, $69.00 . Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 There is an important biologic backstory to Michael...
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Novel (1 November 2004) 37 (3): 326–351.
Published: 01 November 2004
.... Geoffrey Bennington and Rachel Bowlby. Chicago: Chicago UP, 1989 . Derrida , Jacques . “The Animal that Therefore I am (More to Follow)” Critical Inquiry 28.2 ( 2002 ): 369 –418. Erdinast-Vulcan , Daphna . Joseph Conrad and the Modern Temper . Oxford: Clarendon P, 1991...
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Novel (1 May 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 (1 May 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 (1 May 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 (1 November 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...
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Novel (1 May 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 (1 May 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 (1 November 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...
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Novel (1 May 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 (1 May 2000) 34 (1): 98–121.
Published: 01 May 2000
... Africa: New Writing, Photographs and Art. Spec. issue of TriQuarterly 69 ( 1987 ): 454 –64. Coetzee , J.M. Waiting for the Barbarians . London: Secker & Warburg, 1980 . Coetzee , J.M. with Garber, Marjorie, Peter Singer, Wendy Doniger, and Barbara Smuts. The Lives of Animals...
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Novel (1 November 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...
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Novel (1 November 2005) 38 (2-3): iv.
Published: 01 November 2005
...~rrentlyworking on a study of animal advocacy and sentimentality in eighteenth-century Britain. LISA O'CONNELL is a post-doctoral fellow at The Johns Hopkins University and a co-editor of the collection, Lzbwtine Etzlighterir~zenl:Sex, Liberty and License &i fhe Eigltteetzfh Cenh~iy(2004). JOSEPH Lm7m is...
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Novel (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 421–445.
Published: 01 November 2015
... parergon ” 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...
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 417–437.
Published: 01 November 2018
... terms “aposymbiosis”: the psychic tethering of human and animal. (There is also a third entity involved: a shavi , a spirit ancestor that endows magical abilities and functions, as Cheryl Stobie notes, as the utopian compensation for the animalling). With its biological overtones, the term...
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Novel (1 May 2004) 38 (1): 111–113.
Published: 01 May 2004
... William James termed a pragmatist "philosophy of habitM-an emphasis on habit as that which constitutes the self and determines what can be known. Presenting figures such as McTeague as wholly creatures of habit serves to reify or "thingify" human character; conversely, habit also can animate "an...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 336–339.
Published: 01 August 2013
... 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 with...
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Novel (1 August 2000) 33 (2): 253–255.
Published: 01 August 2000
... animate things: "Domestic objects, Stowe counsels, should not be (merely) 'used' or displayed; they should be cared for, and loved.. . . Stowe's ideal housekeeper, tending her plants and pets, displays her sentimental endowments by demonstrating an emotional involvement in nature that is...
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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 169–174.
Published: 01 May 2013
... that explore the nonhuman and the relationships between humans and other animals: Disgrace, especially, and the animal stories collected in Elizabeth Costello. The chapter’s title is taken from the name of an animal rights organization in Australia of which Coetzee is a patron. Strictly speaking...
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Novel (1 August 2019) 52 (2): 284–303.
Published: 01 August 2019
... between novel writing and oral culture? How should we respond to animal suffering? What is the role of the church in the twenty-first century? How should art respond to acts of great evil? To facilitate dialogue, Coetzee invents (or borrows from his own public career) a series of situations in which...