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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 489-492.
Published: 01 November 2014
... . “Metamodernism: Narratives of Continuity and Revolution.” PMLA 129 . 1 ( 2014 ): 87 – 100 . The Everyday and Ordinary: Anxieties of Boredom in Low-Frequency Modernisms saikat majumdar, Prose of the World: Modernism and the Banality of Empire (New York: Columbia...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 511-516.
Published: 01 November 2009
... or later makes a picture of its fulfillment” and turns the phrase toward a discussion of “kernel narrative.” Questions of boredom and the temporality of reading are then posed by way of Soap Opera Diges t , the weekly guide to events that the television viewer may have missed. Through a re-engagement...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 19-22.
Published: 01 May 2012
... if the reader is bored, puzzled, disgusted, irritated, or otherwise disengaged. Using Patricia Meyer Spacks's Boredom and Sianne Ngai's Ugly Feelings as critical works to support my case, I suggest that we should pay more attention to the ways in which reading may confuse or alienate us, and I...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 97-111.
Published: 01 May 2017
... novels’ recourse to the any , some , every , or no things of the quotidian, Green explores the potential difference, remarkable sameness, and fuzzy difficulty of late modernist style. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Henry Green late modernism boredom banality twentieth-century...
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Novel (2004) 37 (3): 363-364.
Published: 01 November 2004
... between the thrill and the yawn in serial fiction by Anthony Trollope and Patrick O'Brian (whose Master and Commander is now reaching a broader audience), the oscillation between engagement and boredom (all that recapitula- tion, mid series, for the sake of the uninitiated reader). In a chapter...
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Novel (2003) 36 (3): 289-306.
Published: 01 November 2003
... infrastructure, the Dublin waterworks, that would ordinarily be considered "non-narrative" or "[un]recuperable for lit- erature" (140) in any more standardized or traditional aesthetic practice. This is what he earlier refers to as "boredom"-in fact for him Ifhaca is one of the "most boring chapters of...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 127-131.
Published: 01 May 2018
... ultimately more attuned to its formal properties. This leads to another kind of conceptual blurring, since Jarvis tells us, somewhat surprisingly, that scenes of erotic delay are notable for inducing readerly “boredom” (23). Rather than imparting an erotic charge (or do they?), masochistic scenes are said to...
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Novel (2005) 38 (2-3): 235-253.
Published: 01 November 2005
... Critical Heritage . Ed. B.C. Southam London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1968 . 58 –69. Spacks , Patricia Meyer . Boredom: The Literary History of a State of Mind . Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1995 . Stewart , Susan . On Longing: Narratives of the Miniature, the Gigantic, the Souvenir...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 1-7.
Published: 01 May 2017
... about time, leisure, and subjective experience, manifested in the novel's fretful leveling of objects and experiences using the repeated vague signifier things . Party Going' s multiplied and contingent “things” are exemplary of modernist concerns with everyday boredom, a subject matter that is...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 115-120.
Published: 01 May 2011
... interest- ing part, not only in his traditional roles as the philosopher of internal time consciousness and objector to the spatialization of time, but interestingly as a theorist of the familiar—of boredom, impatience, habit, and automatic behavior in relation to aesthetic attention. If “what is a...
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Novel (2004) 37 (1-2): 216-220.
Published: 01 August 2004
... her earlier Boredom and Gossip in focusing almost exclu- sively on eighteenth-century texts, rather than giving the history of a term from its eighteenth-century origins to the present day. Yet, like those earlier books, this one frames eighteenth-century discussions with examples of privacy...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 245-252.
Published: 01 August 2009
... the novels in question are not their most important flaw; Forsyth must expose himself to greater risks than boredom in reading them on behalf of his public. He explains of his task: “[T]here is a difficulty in the way. We have to face an amount of coarse- ness which is in the highest degree...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 124-131.
Published: 01 May 2010
... spectacles, in the process alleviating the monotony and boredom of everyday life in urban-industrial modernity. Yet as the story progresses, the text transforms itself into a cautionary fable illustrating, by way of the titular figure’s downfall, the misguided aspects of the urge to re-enchant a...
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Novel (2007) 40 (1-2): 77-103.
Published: 01 August 2007
... in danger of dying of boredom on the island of Saint Domingue. Again, then, the novel ind~catesthat the exigencies of physical survival are superseded or shunted aside by those of the social world in a manner that appears stunningly superficial. Indeed, the entirety of the French military...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 221-237.
Published: 01 August 2012
... way past the iron weight of the actual to see beyond the boredom of a traffic tailback, or the delay to which he himself is contributing, or the drab commercial hopes of a parade of shops he’s been stuck beside for fifteen minutes. He doesn’t have the lyric gift to see beyond it—he’s a realist...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 272-291.
Published: 01 August 2018
..., produce an aesthetic affect similar to that which Sianne Ngai calls stuplimity , “in which astonishment is paradoxically mixed with boredom” ( 271 ). So if this paragraph about novelistic form has once again devolved into the low summary of character types and relations, then that is because Ballard's...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 449-466.
Published: 01 November 2016
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Novel (2006) 39 (3): 384-401.
Published: 01 November 2006
.... They, like him, are strangers, if not newcomers, their boredom with "the same old acquaintances" symptomatic not only of long use but of their inability to penetrate beyond the narrow edges of the established social world-to navigate its streets and become more than just "acquainted" with its...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 197-216.
Published: 01 August 2017
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Novel (2001) 34 (2): 267-292.
Published: 01 August 2001