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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 268–277.
Published: 01 August 2009
... that disavows the disarticulating force of rhetoric itself. Linking Trollope's autobiography and novels to discourses on shoes and utility by Jacques Derrida and Martin Heidegger, this essay draws out the compatibility of uselessness and value that Trollope performs even while explicitly championing utilitarian...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 47–52.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Lloyd Pratt This essay argues that in his autobiographies, journalism, and speeches, Frederick Douglass carved out a new version of humanism that broke with both the liberalism individualism of Jacksonian America and the anachronistic civic republicanism espoused by white abolitionists. In addition...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 452–464.
Published: 01 November 2017
... directly, without the mediation of representative texts such as the novel, autobiography, and personal memoir, they challenge the very representative status of such literary texts. In short, it is not just the shift from print to digital media that has challenged the novel as a dominant form for social...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 272–291.
Published: 01 August 2018
... autobiographies as well as new research in his personal manuscripts, now collected at the British Library. Any full exploration of the late novels' autocritical energies must go beyond the project of critical description, which by itself produces a historically flat and argumentatively recursive account...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 339–362.
Published: 01 November 2014
... traveler. More than rhetorically similar, both texts, I argue, dramatize epistemological crises that precipitate a renewed sense of life's contingency. Both Defoe and Hume employ Puritan spiritual autobiography, and in each case this literary mode's questionable referential status reproduces...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 128–132.
Published: 01 May 2017
... of Paperno's book uses this remarkable fact to delineate categories and criteria. Thus his early work, Childhood , which incorporates autobiographical material from his life, Paperno nonetheless calls a “fictional autobiography” because Tolstoy “had separated the speaking ‘I’ from the personality...
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Novel (2006) 39 (3): 439–442.
Published: 01 November 2006
...LINDA ANDERSON JAMES O’ROURKE, Sex, Lies, and Autobiography: The Ethics of Confession (Charlottesville: U of Virginia P, 2006), pp. 208, cloth, $35.00. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2006 2006 Telling All JAMES O'ROURKE, Sex, Lies, and Aufobiography...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 94–110.
Published: 01 May 2012
... not through presence but, contradictorily, through how they are made into “absent referents.” © 2012 by Novel, Inc. 2012 Duke University Press Works Cited Andersen Corinne . “I Am Not Who ‘I’ Pretend to Be: The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas and Its Photographic Frontispiece...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 275–279.
Published: 01 August 2020
... persons, as well as persons and things, is well made. Victorian Pain does not restrict itself to physical pain. Indeed the first chapter, on Mill's account of his breakdown, is almost exclusively focused on mental pain. His Autobiography , Ablow suggests in one of her sparkling opening lines...
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Novel (2004) 37 (1-2): 45–65.
Published: 01 August 2004
...AMANDA CLAYBAUGH Copyright © Novel Corp. 2003 2003 Works Cited Anon . “The Life of a Journeyman Baker, Written by Himself.” The Commonwealth 13 ( 20 Dec. , 1856 ). Anon . “The Wanderer Brought Home: The Life and Adventures of Colin: An Autobiography.” Bristol Temperance...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 383–402.
Published: 01 November 2014
... P , 1988 . Sutherland J. A. Victorian Novelists and Publishers . Chicago : U of Chicago P , 1976 . Trollope Anthony . An Autobiography . Oxford World's Classics . Oxford : Oxford UP , 1999 . ———. Nina Balatka and Linda Tressel . Oxford World's Classics . Oxford...
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Novel (2004) 37 (1-2): 112–134.
Published: 01 August 2004
...: Feminism, Semiotics, Cinema . Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1984 . De Man , Paul . “Autobiography as De-facement.” The Rhetoric of Romanticism 67 –81. De Man , Paul . The Rhetoric of Romanticism . New York: Columbia UP, 1984 . De Man , Paul . “Shelley Disfigured.” The Rhetoric...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 144–148.
Published: 01 May 2011
... to embrace the polemical assertions made by Walter Benn Michaels a decade ear- lier, not that race is irrelevant but that racial thinking is something of a logical impossibility. In “Autobiography of an Ex-White Man,” Michaels tinctures Whitehead’s irony with a mad- dening philosophical quality: if race...
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Novel (2007) 41 (1): 154–157.
Published: 01 May 2007
... Sterne's (admittedly crucial) novels together with a wide range of materials: theories of sympathy, CAROLYN VELLENGA BERMAN I REFIGLWNG THE SENTIAENTAL autobiographies, poems, anti-slavery images, travel journals, parliamentary debates, and miscellaneous forms that allowed...
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Novel (2021) 54 (2): 163–188.
Published: 01 August 2021
... activists. 5 Margaret Oliphant , born on the margins of the middle class, canvassed with a mixed group of women for the Anti-Corn Law League: “I was a tremendous politician in those days,” she recalled in her Autobiography (16). So why did female political self-development take so long to become...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 376–379.
Published: 01 August 2016
... into a scholarly discourse that continues to elide both. She examines Murray's posthumously published autobiography, Song in a Weary Throat (1987), carefully reading the “self-conscious construction of self” of a black woman who campaigned against segregation while addressing the sexism within desegregation...
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Novel (2000) 34 (1): 77–97.
Published: 01 May 2000
... of intellectual life, be they of Victorian Oxford or of Athens, but another genealogy for the life of the mind as disembodied activity. This is where autobiography and fiction converge in the complexity of Schreiner's text and in its function in her self-presentation as a writer. Read with an eye to its...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 38–60.
Published: 01 May 2022
... of spectators on the street to protest anti-Black racism. Perhaps this expectation that anti-Black racism in Germany looks violent is why Du Bois doesn't register it in his autobiography, when he writes about his studies there in the late nineteenth century. Even during an interview about his subsequent visit...
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Novel (2000) 34 (1): 56–76.
Published: 01 May 2000
.... The Oxford Frederick Douglass Reader . New York: Oxford UP, 1996 . Andrews , William . To Tell a Free Story: The First Century of Afro-American Autobiography, 1760–1865 . Urbana: U of Illinois P, 1988 . Appadurai , Arjun . “The Production of Locality.” Modernity at Large: Cultural...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 508–511.
Published: 01 November 2021
... and Protestant traditions of self-examination, including the Puritan use of such genres as autobiography and diary-keeping, has long been an important strand of research on the history of the novel. Stein's analysis draws on and adds to each of these scholarly traditions. It is by combining them, however...