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Novel (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 (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 (2010) 43 (1): 83–92.
Published: 01 May 2010
... and 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 (2009) 42 (3): 517–523.
Published: 01 November 2009
... and 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 (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...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 23–43.
Published: 01 May 2019
... that 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...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 193–212.
Published: 01 August 2020
... minor characters take part in central spaces while not being contained by them. Their distance from main scenes and settings, captured in passing by a gaze that has no interest in registering these elsewheres in any level of depth, has the effect of making minor characters appear strange, memorable...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 317–340.
Published: 01 November 2020
... to capture. Copyright © 2020 by Novel, Inc. 2020 nineteenth-century novel liberalism interiority subjectivity Jane Austen Charlotte Brontë Though not often read together, both Jane Austen's Mansfield Park (1814) and Charlotte Brontë's Villette (1853) have regularly provoked...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 150–155.
Published: 01 May 2017
... Men , while naturalism means here not so much “bankrupt forms of lifeless mimicry” as “dense social description, the metonymic interweaving of political and domestic plots, and—as a result—the vivid capture of world-historical processes of capitalist globalization including the reign of speculative...
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Novel (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 (2018) 51 (2): 210–225.
Published: 01 August 2018
... assumptions about these categories, which may explain 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...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 366–372.
Published: 01 November 2009
... 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 decadent, postrealist phase. Lukács and Arendt thus converge in both...
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Novel (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 (1999) 33 (1): 73–92.
Published: 01 May 1999
... to ob- tain her" (150). They are also permitted to act out just what they meant by these platitudes of polite courtship when each in turn captures Harriot. Repetition of the same words and sequence of acts makes the point that the polite language of passion only signified a man's strong desire...
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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 189–199.
Published: 01 November 2008
... 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 productive tension that underlies...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 441–451.
Published: 01 November 2017
... 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. Ngai stresses the complexities of work under...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 313–316.
Published: 01 August 2015
... 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 pure, endlessly suspended potential” (87). In this arc, we see the move from historically specific...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 451–459.
Published: 01 November 2009
... hidden physiologic movements, his or her very sensations. But the sphygmograph not only reads and records what is hidden in the body, it also translates the 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...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 321–334.
Published: 01 November 2021
... modernizing sociocultural environment, David Spurr's reading of Finnegans Wake does to the thinking subject during the period when fascism was rising in Europe. Over the seventeen-year-period of Wake 's composition, Joyce gave up his signature attempt to capture in literary prose the plurality from which...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 444–460.
Published: 01 November 2021
..., and punctures any notion of historical exception or specificity with that eye-rolling “again.” Autumn 's opening lines, then, announce the novel's preference for capturing atmosphere and mood rather than undertaking historical analysis. They also point to the difficulty of such analysis when the “times” are so...