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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...
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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 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 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 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 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 May 2009) 42 (1): 40–61.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Patrick Mullen This essay uses the figure of Lily Bart in terms of the trope of self-management in order to consider relations among forms of gendered and embodied consciousness, formations of knowledge, and the contradictory flows of capital at the turn of the twentieth century. The author argues...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 271–293.
Published: 01 August 2010
... women in an unreconstructed liberalism—rather than an entrenched cultural hostility—that can be transformed through female sympathy as the basis for reciprocal familial relations. However, Brontë's and Eliot's depictions actually give rise to a paradox in which male authority relies on female sympathy...
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Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 401–423.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Samuel Cross This essay closely examines Henry James's notion of “tact”—caution in what one says about others—treating the idea from an ethical perspective. I trace James's ethics of tact through his late The Wings of the Dove , arguing that the author holds himself to certain stringent standards...
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Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 483–499.
Published: 01 November 2010
... raised a number of large and now unavoidable questions. What is the place of the political in literary studies today? How are we to construe the relationship between close reading and a broader sociopolitical analysis of literature as an institution? What authority do critics command as guardians of the...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 31–46.
Published: 01 May 2011
... contemporary world. By reading the movement to the novel as one into desire (instead of away from it, as many critics have claimed), I suggest that Lennox reverses the terms of her contemporary critical discourse on realistic and fantastic fiction; the author uses the romance, not the novel, to teach her...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 354–381.
Published: 01 November 2011
... with the material conditions that surrounded its publication in 1880, exposes a wider range of approaches to literary authorship and acceptable literary practice in nineteenth-century Quebec than literary historians have heretofore considered appropriate. The author shifts attention away from the...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 88–105.
Published: 01 May 2011
... that professional specialization had opened up a gap between novelists and the reading public. In particular, George Eliot established her professional credibility as an author by incorporating vocabularies into her novels that carried an aura of prestige thanks to the rise in prominence of specialized...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 229–248.
Published: 01 August 2011
... contemporary authors such as Frances Hodgson Burnett, who did not write for an age-leveled audience, reveals how Henry James constructs a notion of what it means to be an adult and, by extension, what it means to write for adults. In his work, “the adult” is constituted, counterintuitively, through the gaze of...