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Published: 01 May 2017
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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 touch: fabrics, walls...
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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 the Victorian Novel (Oxford...
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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 May 2010) 43 (1): 116–123.
Published: 01 May 2010
... a single author or just a few texts. These practices also valorized a new set of objects to be close to: in the early nineteenth century, the longest form of prose fiction finally rose in the generic hierarchy after decades down below. As critical close writing fed on creative close writing, and...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 124–131.
Published: 01 May 2010
... the anachronistic dream of recovering the collective experiences of preindustrial life masks the author's insertion into an industrialized system of literary production. The concluding portion of this discussion turns to F. Scott Fitzgerald's affiliated attempt to recreate or refashion the fairy tale...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 163–168.
Published: 01 May 2010
... subjectivity of those laboring in fields or battened under hatches making a middle passage toward indentureship? This essay focuses on one aspect of novelistic citation of a transnational archive, using Jamaican author Patricia Powell's 1998 novel, The Pagoda , as an example. I suggest that the novel's...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 202–220.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Thom Dancer This essay argues that a critique of epistemological immodesty is at the center of Ian McEwan's literary project. His fiction dramatizes the dangerous and tragic consequences of granting one's own interpretative frameworks a certainty and authority that they do not warrant. Enduring...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 238–256.
Published: 01 August 2012
... between perpetrator and victim. Fidelity to the facts thus combines the juridical with the factual and renders fiction answerable to history. With recourse to Alain Badiou's concept of fidelity, the author argues for an approach to fidelity in fiction that attends to the truths that fidelity produces, not...
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Novel (1 May 2014) 47 (1): 43–56.
Published: 01 May 2014
... appropriated them for a burgeoning revolutionary culture. In his teaching notes, Zhou upholds the people as the transformative engine for social progress: they are authors of their own culture, the political subjects of popular democracy, and in solidarity with the working classes of the world. This essay...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 276–300.
Published: 01 August 2012
... similarities authorize a grouping across standard historical categories, an asynchronous contemporaneity that itself refocuses our attention on mediation as a critical category. By seeing texts as tactically reconfiguring their moments rather than mechanistically “reflecting” them or ambiguously “engaging...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 301–326.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Erdağ Göknar Turkish novelists have often contested the authoritarian tendencies of the republican state. Orhan Pamuk was charged with insulting Turkishness in 2005, emphasizing a long-standing opposition between author and state as well as between literature and secularism. Though Pamuk's trial...