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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 82–94.
Published: 01 May 2016
... for the idea that natural categories become the focus of a form of political rationalization based on chance. Wessex, the historical name Hardy gives to the fictional land on which most of his writing is set, can be understood from this perspective as a biopolitical construct upon which humans both obey...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 19–37.
Published: 01 May 2022
... how two contemporary African writers—Nigerian Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani and Ethiopian American Dinaw Mengestu—comment on anti‐Blackness in Africa. This article views Nwaubani's I Do Not Come to You by Chance and Mengestu's All Our Names as using trickster figures to critique the racially inflected...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 425–441.
Published: 01 November 2019
...—Burney posits an ethics of the novel that treats matters of chance and modes of depleted agency as central aspects of the human condition rather than as markers of moral or aesthetic failure. Setting Burney's texts within ascendant modes of economy and finance in the eighteenth century, the article...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 495–498.
Published: 01 November 2015
... ‘Weapon.’ ” Independent 22 Oct. 1995 < http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/modern-art-was-cia-weapon-1578808.html# >. Belletto's major contribution to postwar literary studies is to demonstrate the centrality of the chance/design binary to the development of the postmodern novel...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 497–501.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Sarah Tindal Kareem MOLESWORTH JESSE , Chance and the Eighteenth-Century Novel: Realism, Probability, Magic ( Cambridge : Cambridge UP , 2010 ), pp. 286 , cloth, $95.00 . © 2012 by Novel, Inc. 2012 Duke University Press Works Cited During Simon . Modern...
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Novel (2000) 33 (2): 267–269.
Published: 01 August 2000
... definition. Addressing this paradox, Robert Caserio employs the concept of "tychism" (from the Greek tyche, meaning law of chance) to shed light on the novel and on major intellectual movements in England in the first half of the twentieth century. Rather than seeking a totalizing theory, Caserio...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 72–77.
Published: 01 May 2010
... it, of emotion, which is easily impressed, and still more easily carried away by impression,—we have the idea of a character peculiarly unfitted to bear the flux of time and chance. (109–10) Bagehot examines Dickens and finds him too limp, too local, too mobile to “bear the flux of time and chance...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 214–233.
Published: 01 August 2013
... Maura Fontana Alessandro . Trans. Macey David . New York : Picador , 1997 . Gallagher Catherine . “George Eliot: Immanent Victorian.” Representations 90 . 1 ( 2005 ): 61 – 74 <doi:10.1525/rep.2005.90.1.61> . Hacking Ian . The Taming of Chance...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 501–517.
Published: 01 November 2022
... because it unfolded from the situation. History, to me, has been expressed by a passage from Herman Melville's Moby Dick [ sic ] where he writes: “This is a world of chance, free will, and necessity—all interweavingly working together as one; chance by turn rules either and has the last featuring blow...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 406–426.
Published: 01 November 2022
... the world of chance and contingency. What, these novels ask, is the oppositional intellectual Left to do in this situation of waning freedom? In homage to the Tiqqun collective, I will refer to this pessimistic worldview as the cybernetic hypothesis . In a pamphlet published in 2001, Tiqqun predicted...
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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 143–145.
Published: 01 May 1999
...," for example, Derrida traces a regress of citation and influence that never finds its origin in any one author. And in the essay, "My Chances/Mes Chances: A Rendezvous with Some Epicurean Stereophonies," he develops a less willful notion of con- trol, redefining the clinamen through a reading...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 465–468.
Published: 01 November 2015
... unfolds inside you. A space in your heart so large it will surely kill you, by never giving you the chance to earn it” (63, 107–8). The passage is typical of Powers for its mash-up of demotic registers and its witty, faux low-brow tenor, enforcing our identification with a central character—and collapsing...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 224–241.
Published: 01 August 2014
... of what Georg Luka´cs called natu- ralism’s morbid consciousness, this essay will dispute the bleak determinism and political defeatism so often diagnosed in the genre.2 It will locate a persistent strain of chance in a narrative in which every outcome appears decided in advance by indifferent natural...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 299–302.
Published: 01 August 2020
.... This is a book, Farina tells us, about the “meaningful superficiality” that suffuses nineteenth-century prose (xii). In order to examine this “meaningful superficiality,” Farina focuses on what he calls “everyday words.” Forster insists that we cannot read the depths of our “round characters” in a “chance...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 446–464.
Published: 01 November 2015
.... This is the lesson in Sartre's Roads to Freedom series, which is composed of three complete novels— The Age of Reason , The Reprieve , and Troubled Sleep —and an incomplete one consisting only of two chapters, titled, as per Sartre's intentions, The Last Chance . This is Sartre's attempt to write a “hero-novel...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 1–2.
Published: 01 May 2011
... Institute (FHI) and Novel. That forum was the first in what we envision to be an ongoing partnership through which we will sponsor a series of public debates and conversations engaging the most pressing issues in the study of the novel. The event also gave us the chance to mark and celebrate...
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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 501–505.
Published: 01 November 2010
... audience—who don’t interact with that world. (84) What Welles doesn’t give us is the chance to watch others watch George Amberson Minafer get his comeuppance; for reasons that Flesch sees as reaching down deep into our biology, that is what we like and what we like to see. We...
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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 342–362.
Published: 01 November 2008
... A Fine Balance ELI PARK S0RENSEN After all, our liues are but a sequence of accidents-a clanking chain of chance euenfs. A string of choices, casual or deliberate, which add up to tkaf one big calamity we call life. Mistry...
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Novel (2001) 35 (1): 24–45.
Published: 01 May 2001
... urgent claims of survival. Thus, revealing the secret to her husband/brother could make Moll's deliberative capacities vulnerable in the extreme: the risk that Moll runs is less a matter of losing the chance of satisfying her will in this particular situation, than a matter of losing access...
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Novel (2007) 40 (3): 265–288.
Published: 01 November 2007
..., as Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri have argued, based in knowledge-work and hence "immaterial." Any definition of class consciousness that could comprehend generational identification, a chance meeting on public transportation, and the collective af- finities of both orphans and human clones...