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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 292–307.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Rachel Greenwald Smith Abstract Neoliberalism and authoritarianism: it is clear that aspects of both of these concepts are explanatory of our current moment, one in which neoliberal policies have continued to expand even as certain sociopolitical features of authoritarianism have been on the rise...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 85–103.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Peter Leman Abstract This article examines Nuruddin Farah's 1979 novel Sweet and Sour Milk , asking how we read representations of postcolonial mourning and living death in the context of global authoritarianism. The first novel in Farah's influential dictatorship trilogy, Sweet and Sour Milk...
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Novel (2023) 56 (2): 163–185.
Published: 01 August 2023
... in decisions made in a state of exception, and his core vision of politics as defined by the friend/enemy distinction—helps clarify the authoritarian currents in Liu's novels, as well as their break with several standards of characterization and narrative form conventional for realist fiction. By attempting...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 90–107.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Meltem Gürle Be it the top-down secularism of the Kemalist reforms or the authoritarian conservatism of the present Islamist government, the political will in Turkey has persistently ignored the individual, the most valuable component of democratic modernity. The Turkish bildungsroman voices...
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Novel (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...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 427–443.
Published: 01 November 2022
... by critics with the development of capitalism. By contrast, Red Moon opposes a globalized authoritarian capitalism with history itself, a history identified with the novel form. The genre it draws on for this attempt is the historical novel, whose longue durée history, as the genre of revolution, fits Red...
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Novel (2002) 36 (1): 111–118.
Published: 01 May 2002
...: that cultural rela- tivism, rather than being anti-authoritarian in nature, lends itself well to the free exercise of violent power, since with no basis for establishing the truth of any claim, mght does make right (nothing else can). However, I think I would fail in my effort to make that link between...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 495–498.
Published: 01 November 2015
... strongly on the association between design and authoritarianism, Belletto leaves open a more sustained consideration of the antidemocratic uses of the accidental and the arbitrary. Throughout, Belletto focuses on fiction that complicates the anticommunist chance/design binary by exposing...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 306–309.
Published: 01 August 2013
... if not sadism, has its risks, not least of which are political. Greenberg’s final chapter positions Samuel Beckett’s Molloy (1951) as a satirical condemnation of modern authoritarianism and fantasies of violence. In Beckett it is laughter itself that becomes, as it were, charged with satirical...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 161–164.
Published: 01 May 2019
... down when the protagonist descends from “intellectual independence” to “latent authoritarianism” (101). She reads this collapse, convincingly, as a reflection of the “subterranean continuities” between neoliberalism, “fascism, traditional communism . . . and most forms of cultural nationalism” (101...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 86–108.
Published: 01 May 2009
... of Bunreacht na hÉireann in the late 1930s. Whether or not we see these provisions as evidence of the essentially authoritarian nature of the de Valera period,13 there is no question that this section of the con- stitution formalizes and legally fixes a preferred form of Irish national identity...
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Novel (2004) 38 (1): 114–116.
Published: 01 May 2004
... Woolf's essays "model critical thought" (119), how they "cultivate active minds in opposition to the normative and regulative influence of authoritarian discourses" (121). Close readings of "The Fascination Pool" (1929), "Mr. Conrad: A Conversation" (1923)' and "On Not Knowing Greek" (1925...
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Novel (2006) 39 (2): 273–275.
Published: 01 August 2006
... a nonconformist connection to country, a search conducted while simultaneously grappling with a nationalism that tended toward imperial authoritarianism. Forster, likewise, is attracted to this form, and composed two actual pageant plays. In an era of belligerent fascism, a revival of the national comes...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 334–337.
Published: 01 August 2019
... of what she calls “non-European universalisms” in activating hope in our times. And who can argue today against the desperate need for such resources? The combination of environmental catastrophe, resurgent forms of fascism and authoritarianism everywhere, and the convulsions of a dying neoliberal world...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 485–488.
Published: 01 November 2021
... heritage might be to provide the right and left with the common ground to oppose authoritarianism (154). Chapter 3, the strongest of the book, explores the issue of legal advocacy in Walter Scott's political satire The Visionary (1819) and Redgauntlet (1824). In these works the question of who...
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Novel (2006) 39 (3): 428–431.
Published: 01 November 2006
... to argue, for instance, that the authoritarian treat- ment of middle-class women or the lower classes in England was a metonym for the colonial treatment of "natives" or, more literally, a reflection of behaviors learned overseas. Others, whom Carens follows, trace the reappearance of colonial...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 403–407.
Published: 01 August 2016
... dispositions were effectively exploited for authoritarian, life-negating, and unspeakable purposes, which, historically, culminated in the horror of the 1930s and 1940s but, in our digitized cultures, we are far from having overcome. Moses is aware of this danger, but the “vital signs” (199) that punctuate...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 495–500.
Published: 01 November 2020
... of belonging” (21). Hence their preoccupation with the daily experience of totalitarianisms large and small, from George Orwell's omnipresent “Big Brother” in Nineteen Eighty-Four ( 1949 ) to Weil's purist critique of representative democracy for having its own inherently authoritarian dynamic in her Note...
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Novel (2004) 37 (3): 277–302.
Published: 01 November 2004
... , Achille . On the Postcolony . Berkeley: U of California P, 2001 . Mbembe , Achille . “The Banality of Power and the Aesthetics of Vulgarity in the Postcolony.” Trans. Janet Roitman. Public Culture 4 ( 1992 ): 1 –30 Mbembe , Achille . “Prosaics of Servitude and Authoritarian...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 443–459.
Published: 01 November 2014
... in books and articles that warned of its threat to American freedom. Studies of brainwashing that flourished in the 1950s joined other studies of authoritarianism and totalitarianism that continued—most notably Erich Fromm’s Escape from Freedom (1941), Hannah Arendt’s The Origins of Totalitarianism...