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Novel (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 (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...
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Novel (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...
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Novel (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 (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...
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Novel (2007) 41 (1): 29–52.
Published: 01 May 2007
... they are 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...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 193–212.
Published: 01 August 2020
... written about characterization in a way that allows us to link these ideas about the fictionality and functionality of Dickens's minor characters to disengagement. In Seeming Human , Megan Ward makes connections between artificial intelligence, verisimilitude, and fictionality. Ward argues that “in order...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 385–392.
Published: 01 August 2016
... critics have missed the significance of character in the Ephesiaca . But that significance is there, and De Temmerman finds moral ambiguity in the characterization of the protagonists in Xenophon's novel as well as in Chariton's. Achilles Tatius was the most ironic of the Greek novelists, self...
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Novel (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 (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 (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 (2019) 52 (1): 23–43.
Published: 01 May 2019
... giving us a new technology of literary characterization that occurs on the field of plot. To add to this, the push and pull of discrete registers of property illuminate another set of tensions, between the novel's requirements for plot and literary characters' vested interests in their own plotting...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 363–382.
Published: 01 November 2014
... to be both a 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...
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Novel (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 (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 (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 (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 (2019) 52 (2): 284–303.
Published: 01 August 2019
... order to pass on. In the opening paragraphs of Childhood , the characters arrive on the other side of a similar portal, entering a world whose institutions reject belief as a form of unreasoned, passionate commitment. Where Costello refuses the institutional demand for belief, insisting that belief in...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 425–441.
Published: 01 November 2019
... crucial marker of human character, Burney insists on filling her novels with a succession of unexpected events and a multitude of characters surprised by their own actions. By refusing to treat accident as a mistake to be improved upon—in the realm of either characterological conduct or authorial craft...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 360–382.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Maria Christou Abstract At center stage in Kazuo Ishiguro's work is the figure of the nonactor: a character type that confronts us time and again with scenarios in which action is devalued. This essay shows that, despite finding themselves in situations that mandate action, Ishiguro's characters...