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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 165–192.
Published: 01 August 2020
... and Virginia Woolf's construction, this article proposes empty-house-time as a distinctive narrative chronotope, one that nineteenth- and twentieth-century British writers use to investigate the processes of realist fiction, especially its affective dimensions. Taking the character-less built...
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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 73–92.
Published: 01 May 1999
...: Verso, 1983 . Bailyn , Bernard . The Peopling of British North America . New York: Knopf, 1986 . Batten , Charles . Pleasurable Instruction: Form and Convention in Eighteenth-Century Travel Literature . Berkeley: U of California P, 1978 . Berg , Temma F. “Getting the...
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Novel (2001) 34 (2): 163–179.
Published: 01 August 2001
...CLAUDIA L. JOHNSON Copyright © Novel Corp. 2001 2001 Works Cited Austen , Jane . Northanger Abbey and Persuasion . 3rd ed. Ed.R.W. Chapman Oxford: Clarendon, 1933 . Barbauld , Anna . The British Novelists; with an Essay and Prefaces, Biographical and Critical . 50 vols...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 253–260.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Aviva Briefel This essay argues that by the second half of the nineteenth century, British artists and writers succumbed to “colonial-hand envy,” marked by a desire to claim the authenticity of South Asian manual productions. This condition flourished in a climate that mourned the figurative...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 285–289.
Published: 01 August 2020
... focused on the covetable consumer object, or “thing Chinese.” Zuroski follows Chi-Ming Yang, David Porter, and Robert Markley in emphasizing the extent to which British understandings and representations of China were preoccupied throughout this period, as currently, with luxury goods and their...
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Novel (2006) 39 (3): 425–427.
Published: 01 November 2006
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Novel (2004) 37 (1-2): 205–208.
Published: 01 August 2004
.... For instance, Trevelyan's views are emblematic of the "cold and mechanical inhumanityn (125) of much British economic and imperial policy in this period. But Bigelow also says that these views were "prescribed by the version of Enlightenment rhetoric he employs" (120) and that the "clich6d...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 272–291.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Matthew Hart Abstract This essay considers a late novel sequence by the British speculative fiction writer J. G. Ballard (1930–2009). Although Ballard is often celebrated as a great iconoclast, there is arguably no postwar novelist with a more recognizable style. The essay analyzes Cocaine Nights...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 261–267.
Published: 01 August 2009
...James Buzard The thesis of my 2005 book Disorienting Fiction: The Autoethnographic Work of Nineteenth-Century British Novels is gestured at by the three words of this essay's main title: nineteenth-century Britain's imperial expansion is the ultimate context in which to make sense of the nineteenth...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 316–342.
Published: 01 August 2016
... myths of both British and American power in their turns. If the eclipse of British hegemony conditioned the realism wars of the 1880s–90s and the rise of US hegemony conditioned the realism wars of the 1950s–60s, is it possible to comprehend our own emergent realist turn—and the debates it has begun to...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 429–448.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Hugh McIntosh “Misreading and the Marketplace” explores how the culture of popular reading in nineteenth-century America played up a specific kind of critique: the refusal to share social anxieties at the heart of British novels. From excitement about the revolutionary mob that threatens Charles...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 31–55.
Published: 01 May 2012
... British public to see the war as an immediate reality—especially in journalistic exposés of the war's mismanagement. Official narratives of glorious warfare were undercut by reports of mass suffering by common British soldiers. Widely read frontline reports by William Howard Russell of the Times provoked...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 362–373.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Vaughn Rasberry Abstract Reading British writer Francis Spufford's 2008 novel Red Plenty , a fictionalized account of life in the Soviet Union during the early Khrushchev years, this essay defends a bare theory of race against what it calls a novelistic theory of race. Whereas the latter—powerfully...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 375–398.
Published: 01 November 2018
... ensconced in a financialized American creative market. While global anglophone literature has emerged as a critical reference for persistent injury by British colonialism, the article shifts the conversation to the cultural development of the American anglophone novel to query whether turning to the...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 76–95.
Published: 01 May 2020
... the terms of global integration and nationalist resurgence, this article looks to the 1930s (rather than 1990s) as an origin point for global fiction, finding in “British” works attuned to the disintegration of the liberal world-system a model of fiction's agency relevant for neoliberal times. Works...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 245–252.
Published: 01 August 2009
...George Boulukos The rise of the middle class in eighteenth-century England has long been called into question in British historiography. This essay, following the lead of Dror Wahrman's Imagining the Middle Class , reads the significance of claims linking the novel and the middle class rather than...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 460–466.
Published: 01 November 2009
... Brooks' textual “motor,” the driving energies of plot are taken as fundamental—to such an extent that a radically nondescriptive subgenre, the detective novel, is understood as a useful model for the novel per se. Such a focus is inevitably distorting—for the nineteenth-century British novel of everyday...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 53–59.
Published: 01 May 2010
... anthropological theory in Britain in the 1860s changes how British novels depict, make use of, and think about marriage and kinship. Paying attention to this shift to what I call the “post-anthropological novel” requires us to reevaluate what we are doing when we invoke anthropology in literary theory/criticism...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 343–348.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Ian Duncan This essay analyzes the challenge issued by James Hogg's The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (1824) to the liberal regime of early nineteenth-century British fiction. Hogg's novel narrates the formation and dissolution of the fanatic whose subject position...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 276–300.
Published: 01 August 2012
... 1886 Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Giorgio Agamben's Homo Sacer (1995, trans. 1998), and Jonathan Franzen's 2001 The Corrections —the article shows that works from the residual or “late” phases of two successive hegemonic cycles, the British and the American, reveal formal similarities that...