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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...
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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...
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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): 403–407.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Nidesh Lawtoo Characterizations of modernism have been changing dramatically over the past decades, but it is only recently that critics have started diagnosing how modernist writers themselves can change our contemporary understanding of what character is—or can potentially become. In a...
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Novel (1 May 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 (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 August 2016) 49 (2): 385–392.
Published: 01 August 2016
... 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 finds moral ambiguity in the characterization of the protagonists in Xenophon's novel as well...
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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 August 2013) 46 (2): 214–233.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Michael Klotz This essay argues that the depiction of characters in Victorian realist fiction was shaped by an emerging cultural interest in the aggregation and analysis of statistical information about historical individuals and the subsequent production of the hypothetical persons of statistical...
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Novel (1 November 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 (1 May 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 (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 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 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 2010) 43 (3): 401–423.
Published: 01 November 2010
... naturally fitted to an ethics of characterization—its basic scale is the intimately interpersonal. Novelistic discourse about character is thus for James the exactly coextensive territory of the ethical and the aesthetic. Explaining James’s concep- tion of this overlap allows us to see formal-ethical...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 6–9.
Published: 01 May 2012
...William Flesch Most philosophical accounts of the puzzle of emotional engagement with characters we know to be fictional treat our emotion as static. This essay argues that it's part of the way humans interact with each other as a social species that a highly dynamic form of noncausal willing and...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 13–18.
Published: 01 May 2012
... narrative poetry. I further explain that writers make some characters more “cognitively complex” than others (that is, capable of embedding more mental states) and suggest that approaching fiction in terms of its sociocognitive complexity is ultimately a historicist inquiry. That is, if we want to...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 67–87.
Published: 01 May 2011
... had overlooked to condemn the law's insufficient protection of mistreated wives. Salem Chapel censures the Divorce Act by provocatively juxtaposing the sensational and realistic plots of two characters—an emotionally abused mother and a vocationally dissatisfied minister—and thereby opposes moral and...