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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 337–342.
Published: 01 August 2009
... concupiscence of readers who turn the pages only to get to the end. The coach whose stages are compared to the breaks between chapters in Henry Fielding's Joseph Andrews becomes in Sterne's text the speeding post chaise, a new technology in the mid-eighteenth century, which carries Tristram in his flight from...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 116–123.
Published: 01 May 2010
... vice versa, the newly instituted novel assumed, physically, Victorian proportions. It became a quantitative phenomenon in the history of the real. This essay outlines that history, from the primacy of the metaphysical to the physical to the virtual. As we enter electronically into that third chapter...
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Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 443–465.
Published: 01 November 2010
... medical establishment's interests in black minds and bodies. Focusing on Invisible Man and an early excised chapter titled “Out of the Hospital and under the Bar,” this essay proposes that Ellison rewrites the terms of psychiatric discourse, embracing a dialectical understanding of neurosis that figures...
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Novel (1 August 2019) 52 (2): 305–307.
Published: 01 August 2019
..., original. I wish it were more attractively written. But of that later. My introduction to Semi-detached: The Aesthetics of Virtual Experience since Dickens , came when I picked up the book and read chapter 1, “Pertinent Fiction: Short Stories into Novels.” I have long been a fan of the great late...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 481–484.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., fruitful, and sometimes obsessive remediation. The study is most compelling for the insights it provides into Scott’s writings and char- acter. Introducing chapter 2 Procreativity: Remediation and Rob Roy by surveying the- atrical productions of Rob Roy throughout Britain, for example, Rigney locates...
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Novel (1 November 2006) 39 (3): 432–435.
Published: 01 November 2006
... have written anything resembling this rich, if occasionally frustrating, book. "My initial notion," Brown expIains, "cvas that Kant and the gothic together discovered a new dimension of human consciousness" (ix). Over sixteen short chapters that cover an impressive range of literary...
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Novel (1 May 2000) 34 (1): 128–130.
Published: 01 May 2000
..., or vague colonialist representations that are ripe for critical reappropriation, are the subject of chapters on Aphra Behn's Oroonoko (1688) and Thomas Southerne's popular stage version of Oroonoko (1695); Daniel Defoe's Captain Singleton (1720) as well as his other texts about pirates...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 327–329.
Published: 01 August 2010
... exploration of the “socio-spatial dialectic” (3) in South African literature as it is a mapping of “apartheid’s geographies of power” (100). Although the politics of place as a thematic fil conducteur runs through the chapters of the book, Apartheid and Beyond is in essence a collection of six...
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Novel (1 May 2000) 34 (1): 131–133.
Published: 01 May 2000
... organized chronologically, with three chapters on poetry and fiction of World War I, three chapters on texts of World War 11, and one chapter each on representa- tions of Vietnam and the Gulf War. Norris has chosen texts that highlight-either through form or content-the challenges of representing war...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 361–363.
Published: 01 August 2010
..., Feminism, and Jewishness consists of an introduction and six chapters, each of which meticulously analyzes an aspect of the construction of feminist authorship through the figure of the Jew. The first chapter draws from Warner’sSummer Will Show, Rhys’s Good Morning, Midnight, and Woolf’s The Years...
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Novel (1 May 2007) 41 (1): 145–148.
Published: 01 May 2007
... for good measure. (Women figure more often as translators than as authors, with the exception of one section on "The Sacrifice of the Heroine Some of the chapters abridge important recent or forthcoming critical monographs; others provide surveys of national literatures or intro- ductions to...
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Novel (1 May 2001) 35 (1): 142–145.
Published: 01 May 2001
..., Joyce found a fuller gestural aesthetics in the work of Marcel Jousse. Burns begins her second chapter, on gesture, with a discussion of parody, pointing out that the trope can range from an aggressive attack on the object to light, ironic play, anything from satiric assault to an acknowledgment...
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Novel (1 August 2007) 40 (1-2): 187–189.
Published: 01 August 2007
... stories as a &ay at once of affirming and destroying their own loyalty to various literal and figural fathers. The Captiue's Position treats four captivity narratives published and republished be- tween 1682 and 1707, devoting two chapters each to the narrative of Mary Rowlandson (sponsored by...
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Novel (1 August 2015) 48 (2): 286–288.
Published: 01 August 2015
... novels of ideas; each chapter shows how narrative fiction takes up and transforms the problems animating nonnarrative treatments of happiness. A literary study, Norton's introduction briefly surveys an eighteenth-century discourse on happiness, whose diversity of approaches and ideas is reflected in the...
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Novel (1 May 2009) 42 (1): 161–162.
Published: 01 May 2009
... the nineteenth century of its birth and glimpsed within and against those cardinal cultural productions of the same era, realist fictions churned from the newly industrialized press? Menke’s first chapter, “The New Post Age,” is his most attuned to the fervid informa- tion economy of...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 144–147.
Published: 01 May 2012
... easily visualized? In another chapter, Kennedy draws parallels between realist narrators and midcentury physicians who, “in a backlash against ‘heroic’ medicine, valorized less treatment rather than more,” creating a moment of calm between “bloodletting or mer- cury early in the century, and the...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 471–475.
Published: 01 November 2011
... as a rising Anglophone power and as Native Americans more vis­ ibly negotiated a place for themselves on the Anglo American corner of the world stage. In each of her ten chapters, Flint focuses on a different dimension of American, British, and Native American discourses, including genres such...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 489–492.
Published: 01 November 2014
... modernist metropolitan and colonial sensibilities (6). The book’s four chapters examine fiction by James Joyce, Katherine Mansfield, Zoe¨ Wicomb, and Amit Chaudhuri to make the case that these writers uniquely confront the tedium of a dull existence—depicted through the claustrophobia of an unfalteringly...
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Novel (1 November 2000) 33 (3): 412–414.
Published: 01 November 2000
... novel Giovanni's Room as she is on the life and death of Tupac Shakur. The hinge of Part One is the ACT UP phrase, Silence = Death, as Holland encourages us to consider ways in which the dead speak in our culture. Her first chapter connects black- ness to ideas of the nation and a national...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 124–128.
Published: 01 May 2012
... Natasha Tinsley, among other scholars, in their reimaginings of black diaspora as a complex, multivalent practice not always and everywhere founded on the Middle Passage. Goyal follows up that thorough introduction with five chapters offering close readings of a range of texts, mostly novels...