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Published: 01 May 2017
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Novel (1 May 2005) 39 (1): 146–149.
Published: 01 May 2005
...DANIEL HACK CLARE PETTITT, Patent Inventions: Intellectual Property and the Victorian Novel (Oxford: Oxford UP, 2004), pp. 356, cloth, £58.00. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2005 2005 Authors and Inventors CLARE rm,Patent Inventions: lntellectual Property and...
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Novel (1 November 2006) 39 (3): 402–420.
Published: 01 November 2006
... . Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1996 . The Knowing Book: Authors, It-Narratives, and Objectification in the Eighteenth Century CHRISTINA LUPTON The technology of recent decades has produced a multitude of objects that quite literally respond to...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 292–307.
Published: 01 August 2018
..., it argues, is dominated by a skepticism toward the ideologically laden polarizations that once prevailed in the twentieth century. This skepticism, a critical attitude the author calls “compromise aesthetics,” reflects how the political imperative to grapple with the effects of different forms of...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 382–401.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Tom Perrin This article contributes to the formulation of an aesthetics of the so-called middlebrow novel during the early Cold War years, when the term middlebrow was in its widest circulation. It argues that in their work middlebrow authors frequently attempt to adapt the Enlightenment paradigm...
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Novel (1 May 2009) 42 (1): 86–108.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Gregory Dobbins This article focuses on what the author calls “Irish time” in Flann O'Brien's 1939 novel At Swim-Two-Birds . The author equates the form of this novel with a tension between a progressive form of modernization advocated by the postcolonial state and a deeper cultural and social...
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Novel (1 May 2009) 42 (1): 109–130.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Jefferson J. A. Gatrall Throughout the nineteenth century, dozens of authors across Europe and the United States—including Honoré de Balzac, Victor Hugo, Gustave Flaubert, Charles Dickens, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Ivan Turgenev, and Rainer Maria Rilke—gave fictional form to the figure of Jesus. This...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 316–342.
Published: 01 August 2016
... studies, this essay attempts to trace the lineage of disfavored realism back through the “realism wars” of the late nineteenth century in the United Kingdom and the mid-twentieth century in the United States. In both phases, literary authorities cast realism as a European aesthetic mortmain, somehow alien...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 284–289.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Amanda Claybaugh It is a surprising fact of literary history that many of the most important nineteenth-century authors served, at some point in their careers, as US consul. The list of these authors includes James Fenimore Cooper, Washington Irving, James Russell Lowell, William Dean Howells...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 67–87.
Published: 01 May 2011
... legal authority within a domestic framework. However, Oliphant's ambivalence regarding both the sensation novel and the writing woman impels her to create a “sanitized” sensational plot capable of accommodating her sense of propriety as well as her understanding of women's legal and social limitations...
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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 50–72.
Published: 01 May 2013
... or charlatan manipulating a narrative full of spectacular coincidences and implausibilities. Historians of science, however, have shown that performances with spectacular machines played a key role in establishing the epistemological authority of empirical science in the eighteenth century. Like...
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Novel (1 November 2012) 45 (3): 433–454.
Published: 01 November 2012
... who populate Ulysses as a whole. Drawing attention to Joyce's use of reproductive metaphors for character-creation, the author argues that this proliferation of fictional characters compensates for a very real sense of demographic deficit in the wake of the Irish Famine. By refusing to abide...
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Novel (1 August 2017) 50 (2): 217–235.
Published: 01 August 2017
... cannot be reduced to an affirmation of either side's values or authority. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 George Eliot Daniel Deronda Impressions of Theophrastus Such narrators scapegoats For Jacques Derrida, the pharmakos , or sacrificial victim, is the “origin of...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 351–359.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Timothy Bewes Just when the political stakes of truth and falsity in the United States seem to be higher than ever, many American writers are exploring a conceptual space located “on the very edge of fiction,” as one author puts it. Are such strategies still readable in ideological terms, or are...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 375–387.
Published: 01 November 2017
... who guided the careers of authors like Angela Davis, Bambara, and Jones, Morrison herself might well be classified as the best thing to happen to the genre in the past fifty years, Novel , too, completely missed the black feminist literary revolution Morrison anchored in the 1970s and 1980s and has...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 190–195.
Published: 01 August 2009
... specification “Ein Roman ist ein romantisches Buch” (“a novel is a romantic book”). The relationship of the history of the novel to the history of the book becomes crucial for Walter Benjamin (influenced by Lukács and author of a dissertation largely on Schlegel) in “The Storyteller,” part of a larger...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 387–392.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Jennifer L. Fleissner Jonathan Lethem, discussing Ian McEwan's work, argued in 2007 that “neurology” has replaced “psychoanalysis” as today's great “rival to the novel's authority.” This essay explores Lethem's proposition via attention to these discourses' differing notions of the symptom. While...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 268–277.
Published: 01 August 2009
... most fitting author surrogate because she exemplifies the uselessness that cannot be extricated from his notion of utility. Her appropriation of his favorite metaphor for utility also offers a way to read his shoe fetish as concealing a fetishistic relation to language in which rhetoric becomes a...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 474–481.
Published: 01 November 2009
... Hardy's status as a “pastoral” author. “Pastoral” is a major concept in contemporary theory because of Michel Foucault's arguments about the emergence of this form of power as one of the basic elements of Western modernity, but it can be easy to forget how directly Foucault links pastoral power to its...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 83–92.
Published: 01 May 2010
... stories and heroines for national and diasporic South Asian spectators as well as Atlantic-community ones. Hardly an author of bestsellers in her lifetime, Austen has now become a product brand as her novels provide pre-sold content for a converged, synergistic multimedia entertainment industry across...