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Novel (1 August 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 The One...
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Novel (1 May 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—and...
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Novel (1 August 2014) 47 (2): 224–241.
Published: 01 August 2014
... 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...
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Novel (1 November 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 (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 320–325.
Published: 01 August 2010
... 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 (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 31–46.
Published: 01 May 2011
... 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 (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 234–252.
Published: 01 August 2013
... 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 (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 443–459.
Published: 01 November 2014
... 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 from the...
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Novel (1 August 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 (1 May 2014) 47 (1): 90–107.
Published: 01 May 2014
... 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 secular life becomes a sign of prestige...
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Novel (1 May 2017) 50 (1): 8–34.
Published: 01 May 2017
... conformed to John Locke's notion that individual identity is constituted by its specific location in time and space but also obtained its characteristic “closeness to the texture of daily experience” ( 22 ). The novel's individual characters can only be individuals at all “if they are set in a background of...
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Novel (1 November 2006) 39 (3): 443.
Published: 01 November 2006
... space for major characters to be presented precisely as major. To these we might add the current efflorescence of interest in so-called "it-narrativesM-an eighteenth-century fictional subgenre that attributes articulacy and thence "character" to fictional objects as much as to people. But, as...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 5–9.
Published: 01 May 2016
... were written in English and outside the liminal space of the prison, but it had a different relationship to realism. Whether they followed a linear unfolding of the plot around a central character, as in Weep Not, Child and The River Between , or a multitemporal and multispacial unfolding of the...
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Novel (1 November 2012) 45 (3): 433–454.
Published: 01 November 2012
... term character-system from Alex Woloch. Woloch defines character-space as “that particular and charged encounter between an individual human personality and a determined space and position within the narrative as a whole” and character-system as “the arrangement of multiple and...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 336–339.
Published: 01 August 2010
...- tify and explain a central, unacknowledged paradox about modernist space: while there is an abundance of topographical details in so many modernist novels, these details often have the effect of disorienting readers (14). As Bulson explains: “[C]arefully placing dozens, sometimes hundreds, of...
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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 August 2003) 36 (2): 279–282.
Published: 01 August 2003
... both literary 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...
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Novel (1 May 2002) 36 (1): 42–60.
Published: 01 May 2002
... many of Stoker's readers "per- ceived as characterizing late-Victorian Britain" (115). But the characters who op- pose Dracula also learn new means by which to regenerate racial dominance. In an effort to explain this regeneration, my focus here is on the alliance in the novel of a construction...
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Novel (1 November 2012) 45 (3): 483–486.
Published: 01 November 2012
... Lukasik’s more general discussion of how the perception of dis- tinction came to define the social spaces of the new republic, and the remainder of the book explores how this discursive tradition continued to shape literary production as the nineteenth century progressed. Addressing the seduction...
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Novel (1 August 2017) 50 (2): 236–254.
Published: 01 August 2017
... optimistic about the political value of genres like the novel than that of critical commentators on the mid-Victorian novel's cultivation of disciplined subjectivities. Nancy Armstrong , for one, has argued that the novel's differentiation of domestic spaces of feeling in which empathy can be exercised rose...