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Novel (1 November 2006) 39 (3): 443.
Published: 01 November 2006
...LISA O’CONNELL DAVID A. BREWER, The Afterlife of Character, 1726–1825 (Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2005), pp. 288, cloth, $59.95. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2006 2006 The Character Effect DAVID A. BREWER, The Afterlife of Character, 1726-1825 (Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2005...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 403–407.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Nidesh Lawtoo Moses Omri , Out of Character: Modernism, Vitalism, Psychic Life Stanford : Stanford UP , 2014 , pp. 296, cloth, $65.00 . Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Characterizations of modernism have been changing dramatically over the past decades, but it is only...
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Novel (1 May 2007) 41 (1): 29–52.
Published: 01 May 2007
... neither driven by characterization nor open to it. A scene that seems designed to confirm the importance of the personal concludes by asserting its irrelevance. This scene's replacement of character by number provides a particularly succinct version of the indifference to individual...
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Novel (1 November 2012) 45 (3): 433–454.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Sam Alexander This article proposes that the narratological problem of character in Joyce's Ulysses is inseparable from the biopolitical problem of population. More important than the presentation or ontological status of any individual character in Joyce's novel is the sheer number of characters...
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Novel (1 November 2012) 45 (3): 502–505.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Jacob Hovind VERMEULE BLAKEY , Why Do We Care about Literary Characters? ( Baltimore : Johns Hopkins UP , 2010 ), pp. 273 , cloth, $60.00 . © 2012 by Novel, Inc. 2012 Duke University Press Works Cited Price Martin . “People of the Book: Character in Forster's A Passage to...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 17–35.
Published: 01 May 2018
... performs this constitution of character through collectivity, it disrupts both the interiorized mental procedures of Millian liberalism and our own critical practice of reading characters as metaphysically more than the cultural information of which they are composed. By unleashing statistical sciences...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 385–392.
Published: 01 August 2016
... apparently more disingenuous and articulate sisters. What is more, “simple discourse invites the reader to interpret ” (131), the more so since characterization is indirect rather than explicit: this may be part of the reason why critics have missed the significance of character in the Ephesiaca . But that...
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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 73–92.
Published: 01 May 2013
... (9). The sections that follow move from Austen’s Englishness as the basis of a pecu- liarly mobile notion of collective identity toward an investigation of the presence and functions of translation as a major component in her characterization. By repeatedly conveying characters across...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 60–64.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Kent Puckett Henry James's The Princess Casamassima is, among other things, a novel about becoming a terrorist. What kind of past suits one to a terrorist's work? What makes this especially interesting is the fact that the novel's main character, Hyacinth Robinson, is offered as both the most and...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 297–303.
Published: 01 August 2009
...William A. Cohen Among the many elements that divert the nineteenth-century novel's plot and characters from achieving their ends—and thus keep such narratives moving—envy occupies a special place. Envy is so psychologically powerful that it often threatens not only to irretrievably derail the...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 538–545.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Gage McWeeny The oblique interrelations of characters through complex social networks—the Empire of the Little which so much occupies mid-nineteenth-century realism—constituted for fiction a “new social continent,” as Fredric Jameson has suggested. But this continent has more than one discoverer...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 214–233.
Published: 01 August 2013
... doctors” whom Lydgate plans to influence. The “thousand other babes” and the “ignorant or canting doctors” might be said to linger at the threshold between characterization and the oblivion of nondescription. They are neither characters in the novel nor persons in the extradiegetic world. There is...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 236–261.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Eleni Coundouriotis This article discusses the chronotope of humanitarian emergencies in realist fiction. Novels that depict the effects of prolonged and extreme insecurity often include improbable figures, characters in which they invest a hope for the future and who are presented as inventive...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 451–459.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., particularly the originary symptoms of affect in a character or narrator, as opposed to the secondary response in a reader. Why is it necessary for the novel to record these originary symptoms at all when affect could be produced in the reader by other means? The textual record of the sensation novel, which...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 363–382.
Published: 01 November 2014
... recompense for and a sign of the defi- ciencies of his characterization. While Johnson’s fear of moral ambiguity may strike us now as antiquated (where he sees inconsistency, we are likely to see complexity), his additional claims that Fielding’s characters were superficial—mere ‘‘characters of manners...
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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 23–43.
Published: 01 May 2019
... literary plotters' “sense, sensibility, wit, [and] accomplishments” (238). Imbued with an uncanny—one might even say “metaleptic”—sense of the ins and outs of social plotting, these literary characters' savoir faire is cast as formal agency, thereby giving us a new technology of literary characterization...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 517–523.
Published: 01 November 2009
... lie latent in the length itself of the triple-decker novel? A reading of Bleak House suggests that its expansive form specifically allowed Dickens to represent multiple social, economic, and institutional networks. Linking the many characters in Bleak House is a dense overlapping of networked...
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Novel (1 August 2014) 47 (2): 196–209.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Jacques Rancière In The Waves , one of the characters dreams of “a wandering thread, lightly joining one thing to another.” This essay situates this dream within the problem of modern fiction. Fiction was defined by Aristotle as an arrangement of actions according to necessity or verisimilitude. As...
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Novel (1 August 2014) 47 (2): 224–241.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Emily Steinlight Thomas Hardy's novels are notorious for the grim inevitability with which their characters fall prey to biological and sociological forces beyond their control. Jude the Obscure in particular, culminating in the suicide of its protagonist's children “because we are too menny...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 257–275.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Aarthi Vadde This essay proposes that Michael Ondaatje's novels develop an archival method that adapts the historical novel to the globalized era. Where Georg Lukács argued that the classical historical novel awakened national sensibility through the creation of psychologically complex characters...