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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 (2007) 41 (1): 29–52.
Published: 01 May 2007
..., but 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 individual...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 17–35.
Published: 01 May 2018
... 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 into the dimension...
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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...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 403–407.
Published: 01 August 2016
... of the poststructuralist decentering of the linguistic subject and the Charybdis of psychoanalytical accounts of ego formation in order to propose a “vitalist-inspired conception of character” (4) that is as embodied in biology as it is open to cultural influences. The chapter's emphasis on “affective life” (60...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 193–212.
Published: 01 August 2020
... minor characters were they not first encountered or observed by more central figures, brought to our attention for a specific purpose. More recently, critics have written about characterization in a way that allows us to link these ideas about the fictionality and functionality of Dickens's minor...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 73–92.
Published: 01 May 2013
... 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 spatial, linguistic, or sociocultural bound- aries, her novels fashion translatable selves that are open...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 385–392.
Published: 01 August 2016
... 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 significance is there, and De Temmerman...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 85–102.
Published: 01 May 2015
... on the individual character to produce narrative momentum and closure—can be felt not only in Conrad's development of institutional characterization but also in the awkward co-presence of the novel's institutional and romance plots. Critics have on occasion puzzled over what some have taken to be a failure...
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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...
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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...
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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 (1): 23–43.
Published: 01 May 2019
... and outs of social plotting, these literary characters' savoir faire is cast as formal agency, thereby 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...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 214–233.
Published: 01 August 2013
...” 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 also something unusual about how statistical thinking is employed...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 363–382.
Published: 01 November 2014
... bring himself to read. Critics have found Fielding’s characters problematic for as long as they have found his ‘‘perfect plot’’ laudable.1 Indeed, the nearly unanimous acclaim for Fielding’s plot has been taken to be both a recompense for and a sign of the defi- ciencies of his characterization...
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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 (2009) 42 (3): 490–496.
Published: 01 November 2009
.... Jaffe, too, argues that the reader of Eliot is a “mass character,” and goes on to claim that if Eliot offers any imaginary compensation for this experience of punishing standardization, it is by constructing us as a “knowing member of the mass.” I agree with this characterization, and I want...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 504–510.
Published: 01 November 2009
... befall any character or any text of any period (in other words, more a possibility recognized within a certain theoretical perspective than an historically specific condition), the essay proceeds to ask: what is it that links specifically late-Victorian notions of the inhuman with the iterable character...