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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 26–48.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Antoine Traisnel This essay probes the complex entanglements of vision and capture in James Fenimore Cooper's The Prairie . It argues that the economic model and epistemic regime of “capture” that emerges at the turn of the nineteenth century hinges on a taxonomic power—broadly defined as a method...
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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 23–43.
Published: 01 May 2019
... dispossesses the subjects of such discourses, this essay suggests that Frank Churchill's fluency in the language of plotting captures the double bind of power and dispossession nestled within social performance. Plotting, I argue, emerges as a form of social know-how, both encouraged and curbed by the...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 83–92.
Published: 01 May 2010
... sustains the millennial Jane Austen mania. Adapting Austen's narratives more freely than did the 1990s versions, these films hope to capture the same crossover, multigenerational, mixed-sex audience yet also seek to market Austen for a new mass cohort of teenaged girls. Updating the stars' images...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 517–523.
Published: 01 November 2009
... domesticity that usually underpin the Victorian novel. The essay concludes by suggesting that the expansive length of Bleak House makes it more successful than many recent attempts at capturing the complexity and power of networked social experience, and it ends with the contention that Dickens merges...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 163–168.
Published: 01 May 2010
... unmoors the archive from its stubborn attachment to national narratives. Bound by the forms of the governments who sponsor their enunciation, archival documents are frequently legal depositions, statements of arrest, indenture, capture, and execution. What can these documents tell us about the...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 365–374.
Published: 01 November 2017
... , coined by Karen E. Fields and Barbara J. Fields to capture the epistemic and political confusion surrounding the category of race in the post–civil rights decades. In an era in which the distinction between the truths and lies of the race concept no longer carries much rhetorical force, American...
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Novel (1 August 2014) 47 (2): 316–318.
Published: 01 August 2014
... expression in general) stems in part from its ability to capture and convey the lived experience of subjects within ideological systems or regimes of power, even as literature itself often forms part of that very system or regime. The focus of attention on the subjective experience of power is at once...
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Novel (1 May 2017) 50 (1): 150–155.
Published: 01 May 2017
... causality, of particular for whole. Goodlad's examples configure capture as referring , primarily because her interest in sovereignty whittles the Jamesonian problem of totality down to one of its manifestations, interchanging “totality” with “governmentality,” the Foucauldian term for administrative...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 1–2.
Published: 01 May 2012
... adapting the lan- guages of evolution and cognitive science, tapping the resources of new media and game theory, questioning traditional approaches to hermeneutics, rhetorical analysis, and close reading. Our forum was designed to capture the exceptional range and significant challenge of this new...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 366–372.
Published: 01 November 2009
... (at least apparent) class mobility to narratives of racialized class stasis—what one might call the comprehensive recoding of social antagonism into entrenched modes of cultural difference. All this captures the bourgeois novel in the act of losing its progressive humanism and entering its...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 53–59.
Published: 01 May 2010
... Marriage: An Inquiry into the Form of Capture in Marriage Ceremonies . 1865. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1970 . Meredith , George . The Egoist . 1879. New York: Norton, 1979 . Mill , John Stuart . “The Subjection of Women.” On Liberty and Other Writings . Ed. Collini Stefan. Cambridge...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 210–225.
Published: 01 August 2018
... why the microeconomic mode has unfolded in a critical blind spot. In what follows, I document the way in which the microeconomic mode requires us to think very differently about what is meant by the political capture of life itself in the present. In order to track this thinking, I approach the...
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Novel (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 490–494.
Published: 01 November 2015
... productive. More than that, just as Sites captures an era's struggle with civic estrangement, so this book also captures a particular intellectual formation of African American studies. To that extent, it also marks the step beyond that lends new relevance to the civil rights and Black Power...
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Novel (1 August 2015) 48 (2): 313–316.
Published: 01 August 2015
... elements of dynamite violence, starting with “the attacked flesh as enacted violence,” moving to the theatricality of such violence, and finally to a new mode of violence captured in the professor's unexploded bottle bomb that he always carries on his person: “an image,” Cole notes, “of modern violence as...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 372–375.
Published: 01 August 2016
... between contemporary critical discussions of realism and allegory. As I understand it, allegorical realism captures the tension between “singularity” and representativeness endemic to the protagonists of postcolonial fiction. As Dalley puts it, “allegorical realism allows historical novelists to fracture...
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Novel (1 November 2008) 41 (2-3): 189–199.
Published: 01 November 2008
... registers the difference produced by imperialism. It not only emerges from the folk and dis- plays autochthony, but also illustrates a different form of political experience in the extraordinary way it captures the reality of ordinary lives. Before proceeding further, I would like to address a...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 156–158.
Published: 01 May 2011
... arguments about each area. He argues that Victorian ideas about photography and realism share key assump- tions, but they are not the obvious commonalities remarked in a long line of books about visual and verbal methods of capturing reality. Instead, Novak points to a countercurrent of theory and...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 441–451.
Published: 01 November 2017
... woman in order to take a job as a waitress and housekeeper for a wealthy businessman (210–11). To capture the zaniness of the physical comedy that overtakes the film at this point, Ngai reproduces an image of Pryor/Jackie at work in his waitress costume with his well-known mustache exorbitantly on view...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 443–450.
Published: 01 November 2009
... “catastrophe” becomes what we name a suffering heretofore unthink- able. What is captured in this figural dimension to catastrophe—this intermina- ble turning and overturning—is, I contend, what drives the shuttling between sovereignty and emergency, between life and death, between the people and the...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 451–459.
Published: 01 November 2009
... fleeting sound and touch of the pulse into a form that can be saved, read over at any speed, reread, and shown to others. It captures the fleet- ing and evanescent, and renders it visually in a record that is quantifiable and permanent, that can be compared with others, generalized, and examined again...