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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 227–250.
Published: 01 August 2010
... quantity of life it produces—a problem that the disciplinary logic and contractual formations of earlier domestic fiction were never designed to solve—Dickens's novels of life and death in the city find a new impetus for literary production. We might call this the biopolitical imagination. © 2010 by...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 82–94.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Mario Ortiz-Robles Thomas Hardy's naturalism offers a view of human affairs based on probable outcomes that makes visible the biopolitical realignments of society at the end of the nineteenth century. In this essay, the figure of the animal in Far from the Madding Crowd (1874) acts as a test case...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 May 2015
... bears out in its plot an indictment of law's inherent abjections and an interrogation of the value of life that seem to precociously articulate the consensus of today's hegemonic biopolitical theory: that human institutions tend inexorably to subjugate humanity itself. Yet the form of the novel develops...
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Novel (1 November 2012) 45 (3): 433–454.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Sam Alexander This article proposes that the narratological problem of character in Joyce's Ulysses is inseparable from the biopolitical problem of population. More important than the presentation or ontological status of any individual character in Joyce's novel is the sheer number of characters...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 210–225.
Published: 01 August 2018
...-interest should be understood as an emergent form of biopolitical organization, one in which sovereign power operates by compelling individual agential choices in relation to the preservation of life. In conclusion, I turn to the popular “ticking-time-bomb” torture scenario in order to elucidate something...
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Novel (1 May 2014) 47 (1): 132–148.
Published: 01 May 2014
... emancipation take him to propose a biological substratum as the irreducible site of a political affirmation. Thus Arguedas provides a thoroughly developed notion of positive biopolitics that has the potential to ground other engagements of colonial voices with the larger sphere of political domination...
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 482–501.
Published: 01 November 2018
... mental homunculi constitute a quantitative, probabilistic, and nonsychronous form of change, creating new adaptive niches while permitting the partial survival of prior forms of life. Copyright © 2018 by Novel, Inc. 2018 Proust In Search of Lost Time genies biopolitics francophone novel...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 278–283.
Published: 01 August 2009
... Subjectivity in the Twenty-First Century . Princeton: Princeton UP, 2007 . D(NA) Coding the Ethnic: Jeffrey Eugenides’s Middlesex Patricia E. Chu My essay is drawn from a longer project on the biopolitics of the ethnic novel. In writing about the twenty-first...
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 525–528.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Maggie Tulliver is the modern liberal subject, sympathetic and cosmopolitan, who presupposes an expansionist geography and modernization. In The Mill on the Floss , slow progressive or gradualist time comes abruptly to a close in the catastrophe of the countryside. Employing models of biopolitics...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 380–384.
Published: 01 August 2016
... strangely definitive and static occlusions. In the later nineteenth-century materials of the book's final two chapters, The Scarlet Letter and Clotel , respectively, Silyn Roberts reads Nathaniel Hawthorne and William Wells Brown as authors who resist a biopolitical shift in midcentury political...
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Novel (1 May 2014) 47 (1): 24–42.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Hawthorne: The Poetics of Enchantment . Ithaca : Cornell UP , 1977 . Esposito Roberto . Bíos: Biopolitics and Philosophy . Trans. Campbell Timothy . Minneapolis : U of Minnesota P , 2008 . Ferguson Adam . An Essay on the History of Civil Society . Ed. Oz-Salzberger Famoa...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 155–158.
Published: 01 May 2015
... a version of socialism, but Blatchford's radical critics found his version more popular and nationalistic than rigorously socialistic. The final chapter, “Free Love, Free Print: Sex Radicalism, Censorship, and the Biopolitical Turn,” notes that sex radicalism was the center of a “waning, yet...
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Novel (1 August 2014) 47 (2): 330–333.
Published: 01 August 2014
... country’s fundamentally biopolitical imagination, fraught with anxieties about cultural purity and degeneration. Because the white woman’s reproductive body functioned as ‘‘guarantor’’ of the collective health of the people (8), the prospect of the despoilment of her womb by the black male (and its...
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Novel (1 August 2014) 47 (2): 334–337.
Published: 01 August 2014
... participate[s] in governmental biopolitics and provide[s] a critique of it’’ (145). The deconstruction of governmentality from within has the potential to recover effi- ciency as a contested concept, as opposed to ceding it to the positivism of instrumental reason. Couched in these terms, States of...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 223–230.
Published: 01 August 2009
..., a biopolitical fracture designed to separate genetic reproduction from forms of human being in order to make the facts of the body serve the sociopolitical order of New World slave societies. Yet these descriptions of an “affamiliated” people who have “no family tree” are not accurate either...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 197–205.
Published: 01 May 2010
...: 290 “DissemiNation,” I: 216 Chinese novel, III: 1 biography, III: 184 Chorier, Nicolas, II: 497 biopolitics, I: 278; II: 443 Chow, Rey, III: 93 Bloom, Harold, III: 100 The Age of the World Target, I: 349...
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Novel (1 August 2014) 47 (2): 224–241.
Published: 01 August 2014
... . “Biopolitics or Politics?” Dissensus: On Politics and Aesthetics . Ed. and trans. Corcoran Steven . London : Continuum , 2010 . 91 – 96 . ———. Disagreement: Politics and Philosophy . Trans. Rose Julie . Minneapolis : U of Minnesota P , 2005 . ———. The Flesh of Words: The Politics...
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Novel (1 August 2014) 47 (2): 261–283.
Published: 01 August 2014
... Life. Agamben argues that an association operative since antiquity between political sovereignty and the power over life and death has developed into the biopolitical power of the modern nation-state to decide a ‘‘state of exception epitomized by the Nazi concentration camps, in which the indi...
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Novel (1 November 2016) 49 (3): 449–466.
Published: 01 November 2016
... participating in the parascientific biopolitical discourse of the British colonial apparatus, extending into identification, fingerprinting, ethnicity, and epidemiology—whether as complicit in reproducing these discursive regimes or as anxiously problematizing their queasy, now discredited suppositions, which...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 292–307.
Published: 01 August 2018
... essentially not in conflict with one's ability to succeed as what Foucault has called “an entrepreneur of himself” ( Biopolitics 226 ). In the context of the falseness of these apparent freedoms, Kushner responds formally, creating a narrative position that reflects the continued pressure of an overwhelming...