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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 11–17.
Published: 01 May 2010
... these changes in racial collectivism as opportunities to recast the political and formal protocols of black fiction. More specifically, these writers draw on the class divisions that intellectuals have viewed primarily through the lens of crisis as a means to challenge existing models of racial solidarity...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 245–252.
Published: 01 August 2009
...George Boulukos The rise of the middle class in eighteenth-century England has long been called into question in British historiography. This essay, following the lead of Dror Wahrman's Imagining the Middle Class , reads the significance of claims linking the novel and the middle class rather than...
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Novel (2002) 35 (2-3): 211–230.
Published: 01 November 2002
... - Race and Racial Community through the Lens of Middle-Class Desire(s) NICOLE KING Consistently attended to by sociologists, political scientists and historians, black US intra-racial class difference (and conflict) has perhaps enjoyed its most com- plex ongoing...
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Novel (2007) 40 (3): 265–288.
Published: 01 November 2007
...LISA FLUET Copyright © Novel Corp. 2007 2007 Works Cited Anderson , Amanda . The Powers of Distance: Cosmopolitanism and the Cultivation of Detachment . Princeton: Princeton UP, 2001 . Cannadine , David . The Rise and Fall of Class in Britain . New York: Columbia UP...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 406–423.
Published: 01 November 2013
... in to the racialized, gendered, and classed dynamics of exploitation operating before and during social upheaval catalyzed by natural disaster, but he also reveals a general potential among the dispossessed for critical thinking and action in overwhelming circumstances. This article has several implications...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 31–55.
Published: 01 May 2012
... a shift in the focus of public sympathy from incompetent aristocratic officers to heroic working-class soldiers—thus moving Russell's reports into the realm of the realist novel, as its terms were being debated and defined in the 1850s. The essay compares Russell's journalism with George Eliot's AdamBede...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 375–398.
Published: 01 November 2018
... to “find your voice” through the stylistic development of what I am calling “vernacular anglophone realism.” The turn to the non-anglophone vernacular continues the postwar tradition of ethnic ventriloquism for a mainly bourgeois Western audience but also supplements a new non-Western, middle-class...
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Novel (2023) 56 (2): 228–255.
Published: 01 August 2023
... demonstrates, nonetheless, in the principles of Lacanian theory the postulation of a class of subjects whose psychic sexuation as men or women does not match up with the symbolic sexual identity of their physical persons: subjects who cannot, therefore, assume their physical persons as their bodies...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 421–445.
Published: 01 November 2015
... attempts to answer the seemingly mundane questions of why the monster talks about food at moments of high drama or why the novel is littered with so many “disembodied eyes,” to borrow Jay Clayton's phrase. In part, I argue the creature's development is a kind of art appreciation class where he learns...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 517–523.
Published: 01 November 2009
... relationships, some voluntary and some coercive, including the law, the space of the city, gossip, class, disease, philanthropy, and kinship. These various principles of interconnection are both separate and overlapping: each has its own logic, but each is also capable of connecting the same groups...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 221–237.
Published: 01 August 2012
... of literature after 9/11, they are never fully able to come to terms with the issues of class, poverty, empire, and religion they constantly evoke. While Falling Man and Saturday ask important questions about the place of literature in a post-9/11 world, both novels ultimately fail to assign a meaningful...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 43–56.
Published: 01 May 2014
... and appropriated them for a burgeoning revolutionary culture. In his teaching notes, Zhou upholds the people as the transformative engine for social progress: they are authors of their own culture, the political subjects of popular democracy, and in solidarity with the working classes of the world. This essay...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 482–501.
Published: 01 November 2018
... to define an ad hoc social category: homosexuals, snobs, members of the Guermantes set. In this essay, I unpack Search' s model of the mind as a population of simple homunculi and explore its effect on Proust's understanding of interpersonal collectives, from intellectual coteries to social classes...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 107–129.
Published: 01 May 2019
... preoccupations pertaining to peasants' status in their contemporary society. It makes a case for Hardy's lucid awareness of the continuing nature of primitive accumulation in England and demonstrates that the text aptly explores its effects on various rural social classes. To do so, the article closely examines...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 363–382.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Stephanie Insley Hershinow In this essay, I confront the problem of character inconsistency in Henry Fielding's Tom Jones by first showing how the novel is positively influenced by the example of naive virtue and class conversion found in Samuel Richardson's Pamela , which Fielding had previously...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 May 2017
... make familiar assumptions about the novel (that it thematizes the mundane world; that its rise is associated with middle-class literacy and, increasingly, with mass literacy), which we want not so much to question as to explore in greater depth and in their relation to each other. Thus we pose a set...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 61–94.
Published: 01 May 2022
... class that inherits Franco Moretti's novel of bourgeois subject formation with all the attendant problems and opportunities of traditional bourgeois realism, while seeking to replace the privileged place of irony in those texts with a partisan spirit of conviction. One consequence of this is a deeper...
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Novel (2022) 55 (2): 283–304.
Published: 01 August 2022
... exceptions, such as the Circumlocution Office in Charles Dickens's Little Dorrit or Anthony Trollope's Three Clerks ). Although squarely set within the “governing-class spirit” of Westminster and populated with a bevy of civil servants, Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway tends to be read as maintaining a strict...
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Novel (2022) 55 (2): 324–338.
Published: 01 August 2022
... the perspective of this novelist, transformed beyond recognition by the infrastructure of circulation. No longer the imagined center of a productive economy that draws people and objects into its orbit in order to assign them places as characters in the vast amphitheater of class relations—as in the classic city...
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Novel (2023) 56 (2): 256–279.
Published: 01 August 2023
... to literary forms like the early novel, it instead identifies a strain of network thinking in the arts characteristic of the British eighteenth century. At this junction between network‐style thinking and the rise of complex forms of affiliation in the emerging middle classes, art forms appear...
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