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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 255–277.
Published: 01 August 2017
... Archer, The Portrait of a Lady , and the longer arc of James's career but of psychological transparency within the nineteenth-century novel more broadly and, especially, the arrangement of what Alex Woloch calls its “character-space.” Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 In this article...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 193–212.
Published: 01 August 2020
... minor characters take part in central spaces while not being contained by them. Their distance from main scenes and settings, captured in passing by a gaze that has no interest in registering these elsewheres in any level of depth, has the effect of making minor characters appear strange, memorable...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 224–241.
Published: 01 August 2014
... in such unnecessary lives as those that populate naturalist fiction. Hardy's characters exceed any assigned social position, yet the surplus that shapes their stories is not just demographic; it is a surplus of words and meanings, a deliberate crowding of figural space that compromises the narrator's prescriptive...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 93–115.
Published: 01 May 2013
.... First, I examine the relationship between the movements of characters and their attendant social reputations, tracking the way in which hearsay and opinion intersect narrative spaces in the novel. I then move to the level of internal, bodily registration—to the physiology and sensation of rumor...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 517–523.
Published: 01 November 2009
... Dedlock to parliamentary debates about social reform. There is “rumor,” which “persists in flitting and chattering about town” (690). There is also the space of the city itself, which links characters like Charley and Gridley by mere proxim- ity. And crucially, there are systems of kinship, the most...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 165–192.
Published: 01 August 2020
... as a figure for the novel form, the article shows that the chromatic present that characterizes narratives of spaces like Chesney Wold when the Dedlocks are absent throws into flux boundaries between the fictional and the real, the reader and the world of the text, and different modes of imagining. It opens...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 355–359.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Jonathan Elmer In 1826, Mary Shelley published The Last Man and James Fenimore Cooper published The Last of the Mohicans . Cooper's novel uses the themes of mourning and extinction as a way of imagining the sequential unfolding in space-time that twenty years later would be labeled Manifest Destiny...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 90–107.
Published: 01 May 2014
... visibility in public life, and social mixing between men and women. Learning how to inhabit these spaces—husband and wife walking hand in hand; man and woman shaking hands, dancing at balls, and dining together– characterizes acquiring a new habitus required by secular modernity. The modern...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 320–325.
Published: 01 August 2010
... for the same scarce conversational space. The stark battle lines that, during the heyday of the Edinburgh literary scene, characterized journal divisions, political ones, even questions of linguistic fidelity to the Scots dialect may well have been what taught Hogg to conceptualize fiction as a site where...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 31–46.
Published: 01 May 2011
... on the mystery of desire and deny the satisfying conclusion of revealing its putative truth. The Female Quixote constructs a space that escapes the instrumental understanding of desire that subtends realistic writing and reminds readers and critics to think twice before interpreting desire according to its rules...
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Novel (2022) 55 (2): 324–338.
Published: 01 August 2022
... of metropolitan space as characterized by types rather than individuals—the struggle of urban existence is to mark oneself out from the crowd. Paradoxically, though, this struggle produces for Simmel not a collection of singularities but the proliferation of subgroups—the paradoxical ubiquity, in other words...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 234–252.
Published: 01 August 2013
... and localized in hall ways that behave like characters. The factory tools and architectural spaces populating An American Tragedy , each rendered as a form of mediation, reveal Dreiser's text to hold a more important place in the formal history of the novel and of the novel's relationship to media than it has...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 443–459.
Published: 01 November 2014
... retains references back to conspiracy theories andtotalitarian cults even as it surpasses the organizational complexity of Ghostwritten. Cloud Atlas, a series of nested novellas linked by different textual media, travels across time and space through a series of characters with comet-shaped birthmarks...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 8–34.
Published: 01 May 2017
...—that characterizes the experience and location of interiority in eighteenth-century England. In their liminal qualities as private garments that could be worn in public places and house interior spaces for the ephemera of daily life, pockets resemble the eighteenth-century novel as equally liminal objects carried...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 235–253.
Published: 01 August 2020
... (“As they came up the walk together, laughing like girls, I fled, full of cares, to the kitchen” [423]). Consider Alex Woloch's compelling structuralist account of the character-system in the realist novel, “the arrangement of multiple and differentiated character-spaces—differentiated configurations...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 149–152.
Published: 01 May 2021
... fiction. As he concludes, “Hardy explores the possibilities for recognizing nonhuman animals—sheep and dogs—within the character space of the realist novel” (132). My only quibble with this remarkable chapter is that Kreilkamp might have cited Anna West's accomplished Thomas Hardy and Animals (Cambridge...
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Novel (2003) 36 (2): 279–282.
Published: 01 August 2003
... studies and narrative theory. Woloch's discussion of "character-space" allows for a different histo- ry of the novel and a new definition of characterization itself. In this book he...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 433–454.
Published: 01 November 2012
... , 1907 . Woloch Alex . The One vs. the Many: Minor Characters and the Space of the Protagonist in the Novel . Princeton : Princeton UP , 2003 . Woolf Virginia . The Essays of Virginia Woolf . Ed. McNeillie Andrew . 6 vols . London : Hogarth , 1986 . Joyce’s Census...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 79–100.
Published: 01 May 2018
... for the historical “reality” of an imaginary future society. 20 Such exchanges are convincingly described in terms of “character-space” and “character-system” in The One vs. the Many: Minor Characters and the Space of the Protagonist in the Novel ( Woloch ). 19 However, if pressed to describe...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 444–462.
Published: 01 November 2022
... group of people, in a single character to registering how an individual character's qualities emerge through his or her position in relation to a large group of people” (260). And this struggle is expressed in the allocation of what he calls character-space, specifically with regard to the amount...