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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 227–250.
Published: 01 August 2010
... the 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...
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Novel (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 (2014) 47 (1): 132–148.
Published: 01 May 2014
... of 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 (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 (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 (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 (2009) 42 (2): 278–283.
Published: 01 August 2009
..., and 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 (2016) 49 (2): 380–384.
Published: 01 August 2016
...-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 power by registering the subversive flow of a Foucauldian “population...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 525–528.
Published: 01 November 2018
... 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, Hensley then shows how...
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Novel (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 (2014) 47 (2): 224–241.
Published: 01 August 2014
...: The Bildungsroman in European Culture . London : Verso , 2000 . Morton Peter . The Vital Science: Biology and the Literary Imagination, 1860–1900 . London : Unwin , 1984 . Pearson Karl . The Grammar of Science . London : Black , 1900 . Rancière Jacques . “Biopolitics...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 223–230.
Published: 01 August 2009
...). Even the more sympathetic white novelist and lawyer Albion Tourgée echoed the idea when he lamented that postbellum African Americans have “no family tree” (321). These two formulations register the fact that kinlessness was a pivotal modern event, a biopolitical fracture designed to separate...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 261–283.
Published: 01 August 2014
... 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- vidual is reduced to a form of ‘‘bare life a mere biological existence without legal...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 155–158.
Published: 01 May 2015
.... 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 enduring radical cause of free print” that had to cope with censorship (258). Two novels of 1895, Grant Allen's The Woman Who Did and Thomas Hardy's...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 85–103.
Published: 01 May 2021
... conversations about “biopolitics.” In particular, Sweet and Sour Milk depicts a world conditioned by the exercise of what Achille Mbembe calls “necropolitics,” or the “contemporary forms of subjugation of life to the power of death” ( 39 ). Drawing on Michel Foucault, Mbembe describes biopower as “that domain...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 334–337.
Published: 01 August 2014
... in any simple sense, but rather it is concerned with improving the government of self and others. De Boever thus situates his own project within the larger, incomplete one of writing the history of the novel as a form that ‘‘both participate[s] in governmental biopolitics and provide[s] a critique...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 330–333.
Published: 01 August 2014
... 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 obverse, white depre- dation...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 399–418.
Published: 01 November 2020
... for the Barbarians . London : Secker and Warburg , 1980 . De Boever Arne . Narrative Care: Biopolitics and the Novel . London : Bloomsbury , 2013 . Derrida Jacques . The Archeology of the Frivolous: Reading Condillac . Trans. Leavey John P. Jr. Pittsburgh : Duquesne UP , 1980...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 167–185.
Published: 01 May 2014
... that conveyed identity and social status to both Africans and Europeans (Spillers 218). Following Spillers, Bentley defines the kinlessness produced by race slavery as a world historical event of biopolitical dimensions: ‘‘Kinlessness . . . [was] a pivotal modern event, a historical innovation designed...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 207–226.
Published: 01 August 2010
... racial science and eugenics presented brave new worlds purged of defective, degenerate bodies and where sexological discourse made visible (and pathological) a new set of practices and subjects, the spectacle of male pregnancy was enlisted to imagine futures written in biopolitical terms...