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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 343–348.
Published: 01 August 2009
..., historically inside the field of civil society yet ideologically outside it, assumes a relentless antagonism to its norms. The division of narratives maps the conceptual antagonism between civil society, a collective composed of individuals and a formal system of regulated differences, and fanaticism, the...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 365–374.
Published: 01 November 2017
... , coined by Karen E. Fields and Barbara J. Fields to capture the epistemic and political confusion surrounding the category of race in the post–civil rights decades. In an era in which the distinction between the truths and lies of the race concept no longer carries much rhetorical force, American...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 345–363.
Published: 01 November 2013
... neo-slave narrative insofar as they deploy fantastic modes to probe the points of rupture as much as to establish parallels between antebellum slavery and the post–civil rights present. With their multiple frames of reference (to racialized American slavery, cross-racial reproductive enslavement, or...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 386–405.
Published: 01 November 2019
... apart from the privatizing drive that seeks to corporatize all civil society. This ambition to differentiate the novel from the primary ideology of this period has been marked by the emergence of a particular mode of critical rejoinder to the pervasive corporatist mind-set, a mode called limit thinking...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 108–131.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Peace Prize, The German Mujahid , I argue, reproduces this new iteration of Islamist totalitarianism in novel form, triangulating memory of the 1994 civil war in Algeria and memory of the Holocaust along with contemporary representations of radical Islam in Europe. Yet for a novel so concerned with...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 261–267.
Published: 01 August 2009
... globally exportable “Civilization” or capital-C “Culture” itself. That delimiting impulse found expression in what I call the “self-interrupting” features prominent in Romantic-era and Victorian narrative. This essay considers the challenges facing a planned sequel to Disorienting Fiction that would extend...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 524–530.
Published: 01 November 2009
... fiction of failure also has a stake in the state's future. This essay considers how recent novels use civil wars as a setting for generic experimentation. It offers a truncated genealogy of literary interest in state crisis to demonstrate how fiction collaborates with political scientific scholarship in...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 90–107.
Published: 01 May 2014
... confusion that spreads from this contradiction. Being doomed to a state of eternal puberty, the novelistic hero cannot go out into the world and take his place in the history of civilization/culture ( Bildung ). This is especially true for the female Bildungsheld , who finds it even harder to find a spot in...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 224–242.
Published: 01 August 2015
... represents not a political statement on the Spanish Civil War but an attempt to synthesize and recover the moments of interpenetration between English and Spanish since the 1600s. Hemingway's mode of dialogue in the novel is thus a “structural Spanglish” rather than the common code-switching form; it is a...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 56–70.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Cindy Weinstein “Heaven's Tense” is about Elizabeth Stuart Phelps's best-selling nineteenth-century text, The Gates Ajar, which was published in the aftermath of the Civil War for the emotional benefit of the immense number of women who had lost their loved ones in the conflict. The overwhelming...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 26–49.
Published: 01 May 2013
... political transit from barbarism to civilization. This claim is advanced through the convergence of three interpretive strategies: a close reading of the novel that tracks the literal and figurative presence of the hand; direct confrontation with texts of political theory, with special emphasis on Thomas...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 490–494.
Published: 01 November 2015
... can provide a space where mythic figures of resistance may be read anew. More pointedly, the “black” in post–civil rights era black novels provides an occasion not for policing “civic myths” but for imagining community from the fragments left by a “myth” interrupted ( Nancy 43–70 ). What does it...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 11–17.
Published: 01 May 2010
... witnessed the emergence of a bourgeois managerial class—one including black reformers, bureaucrats, and elite spokespersons—that imposed notions of civil- ity, decorum, and cultural authenticity onto the often less than cooperative poor. The point here is not so much to invalidate the need to improve...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 145–149.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Daylanne English Aida Levy-Hussen , How to Read African American Literature: Post–Civil Rights Fiction and the Task of Interpretation ( New York : New York UP , 2016 ), pp. 211 , paper, $26.00 . Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 With her excellent, generous...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 431–436.
Published: 01 November 2009
... evolutionary progres- sion toward what was called “civilization”—this was the debilitating circularity. But the survivals idea had what I will call a Gothic side all along. It entailed the possibility that early social and mental stages might persist not just in the form of vestigial symbolism that...
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Novel (2001) 35 (1): 125–127.
Published: 01 May 2001
... without ever quite owning any. In chapter 3, "Laborer and Hire: Trollope, Northcote-Trevelyan, and The Three Clerks," Shuman turns from school examinations to the competitive examinations for civil service posts proposed by the Northcote-Trevelyan Report of 1853. Focusing on Anthony...
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Novel (2005) 39 (1): 126–128.
Published: 01 May 2005
...CAROLINE REITZ CHRISTOPHER LANE, Hatred & Civility: The Antisocial Life in Victorian England (New York: Columbia UP, 2004), pp. 224, $27.50. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2005 2005 Loving the Victorian Hater CHRISTOPHER LANE, Hatred &' Civiiify: The Antisocial...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 482–484.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Stacey Margolis Smith Caleb , The Oracle and the Curse: A Poetics of Justice from the Revolution to the Civil War ( Cambridge : Harvard UP , 2013 ) , pp. 264, cloth , $35.00 . Copyright © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Work Cited Ruttenburg Nancy . Democratic...
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Novel (2006) 39 (2): 245–267.
Published: 01 August 2006
...BAIDIK BHATTACHARYA Copyright © Novel Corp. 2006 2006 Works Cited Adas , Michael . “The Great War and the Decline of the Civilizing Mission.” Autonomous Histories: Particular Truths . Ed. Laurie Sears. Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 1993 . Anderson , Benedict . Imagined...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 496–499.
Published: 01 November 2011
... organization of modern democ- racy. Instead of simply being a zone outside political life, the prison functioned as the scene for a performance of the Rousseauian “political fable” holding that social existence came about through humanity’s passage from the state of nature to civilization. The peniten...