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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 251–270.
Published: 01 August 2010
... the predicament of the well-married wife has implications for the much-debated question of the novel's relationship to homosexuality and to the “closet.” The argument reverses the more common view of postcolonial and queer theorists concerning orientalism and perversion in Stoker's novel by suggesting that what...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 467–473.
Published: 01 November 2009
... (and the Domestication of the Savage Mind); the road through the forest as a symbol of writing and its power; and the solitary man, shut up in a closet, who attends to a disembodied voice but is distracted by noises from outside as a metonym for the experience of reading. While Achebe expresses a deep ambivalence about...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 461–464.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Ann Ducille Reviews Unspeakable Things Written aliyyah i. abdur-rahman, Against the Closet: Black Political Longing and the Erotics of Race (Durham: Duke UP, 2012), pp. 200, cloth, $84.95, paper, $23.95. In a conclusion titled...
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Novel (2000) 34 (1): 134–135.
Published: 01 May 2000
... for further attention. How might Katz expand her account to include consideration of the ways in which mod- ernist abstraction, as Sedgwick has argued in Epistemology of the Closet, enables the abjec- tion "not of just any body, the figuration of figurality itself, but, rather, that represented...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 45–62.
Published: 01 May 2015
... atmosphere of indeterminacy and unknowing—represents a kind of closet through which James protects himself from direct confrontation with sexual realities that he found distasteful or, in more charitable formulations, that he mobilizes to subvert heteronormative expectations of transparent intelligibility...
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Novel (2000) 33 (3): 424–431.
Published: 01 November 2000
... of the closet," evokes a remarkable "variety of guarded, disavowing, dis- sassociative responses from reader or critic" (32). Rabatk, like Norris, uses the figure of Oscar Wilde to explore Joyce's response to homoeroticism, but in his short essay he concen- trates on the critical essay in which Joyce...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 513–516.
Published: 01 November 2011
... stockings, and their blue surtouts which are made in the form of a nightgown” (qtd. in Gee 1). The English were not just unafraid of their dirt—they liked it, rejecting quite firmly James Har­ ington’s idea in The Metamorphosis of Ajax (1596) for an indoor water closet: “[P]eople didn’t want to seem...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 207–226.
Published: 01 August 2010
... Kosofsky . The Epistemology of the Closet . Berkeley: U of California P, 1990 . Velasco , Sherry . Male Delivery: Reproduction, Effeminacy, and Pregnant Men in Early Modern Spain . Nashville: Vanderbilt UP, 2006 . Pregnant Men: Modernism, Disability, and Biofuturity...
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Novel (2007) 40 (3): 323–324.
Published: 01 November 2007
..." or "closeted" status, and of the political implications of this status. In Lucey's account, Gide, Colette, and Proust have a common goal: to link together their explorations of 1) the social position of writing on same-sex sexualities, 2) good writing, and 3) (perceived)sexual categories. To this end...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 116–132.
Published: 01 May 2013
... . Madness and Modernism: Insanity in the Light of Modern Art, Literature, and Thought . Cambridge : Harvard UP , 1998 . Sedgwick Eve Kosofsky . Epistemology of the Closet . Berkeley : U of California P , 1991 . Trilling Lionel . The Liberal Imagination . New York : Doubleday...
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Novel (2002) 36 (1): 119–125.
Published: 01 May 2002
..." (25) of her "finished" oeuvre. Catherine, or The Bower is, provocatively, both scribally and generically incomplete: it was a belated product of cross-generational collaboration, and it lacks a marriage-ending. Tuite argues that the text is "a closet drama of literary author- ship" in which aunt...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 8–34.
Published: 01 May 2017
... and Clarissa Harlowe's family mansion to Grandison Hall in Sir Charles Grandison . In Pamela , Richardson is just as attentive to the “ink in a broken china-cup” hiding in Pamela's closet ( 150 ), her carefully selected and organized bundles of clothing, and Mr. B's library and “elbow chair” as he...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 305–307.
Published: 01 August 2019
... that computers can position annotations at the bottom of the page, why are there no less than forty-seven pages of often lengthy and thoughtful notes closeted away in the back, where they will surely gather dust? ...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 187–195.
Published: 01 August 2014
... of Literature 43). By contrast, the politics of literature are merely ‘‘its owna ‘‘metapolitics’’ forever removed from the task of configuring ‘‘a polemical common world of political judgment and action’’ (44). Rancie`re’s writings on aesthetics, taken together, would seem to be an infinitely closeted critique...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 441–451.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of the Closet , “People are different from each another” (22), comments obliquely on such surprise. Sedgwick by no means imagines such difference affords us an escape from the “indispensable” “axes of categorization” that form subjects. But she argues that precisely in their mutual determinations...
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Novel (2006) 39 (3): 436–438.
Published: 01 November 2006
... privileges granted to Sade and Sacher-Masoch rings true once one considers Haggerty's incisive and illurmnating reflections on the sexuality of "haunted children" (Turn ofthe Screw, Otranto), the epistemologies of "closet" dramas (The Mysterious Mother, The Castle Spectre), the monastery...
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Novel (2000) 33 (2): 212–234.
Published: 01 August 2000
... of the closet in which the narrator discovers the hidden, delicious clothes and make-up in the boudoir and wardrobe of the otherwise staunchly plain Miss Bruce. Luxuriating in description of her findings, the narrator identifies intensely with Miss Bruce's imagined make-up gestures: While...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 467–485.
Published: 01 November 2016
... and the Culture of Publicity . Cambridge : Cambridge UP , 1997 . Sedgwick Eve Kosofsky . “ The Beast in the Closet: James and the Writing of Homosexual Panic .” Epistemology of the Closet . Berkeley : U of California P , 1990 . 182 – 212 . Seltzer Mark . Henry James and the Art of Power...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 151–154.
Published: 01 May 2022
... seven James novels. It is, in other words, a highly diffuse chapter in itself, a rare case in which Wright's own style ends up approximating the dynamic Wright describes. Is James's tendency to generalization a kind of evasive mechanism for a famously closeted author, a way of diffusing sexuality? “Once...
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Novel (2007) 41 (1): 181–184.
Published: 01 May 2007
... of "out" or "closeted" status, and of the political implications of this status. In Lucey's account, Gide, Colette, and Proust have a common goal: to link together their explorations of 1) the social position of writing on same-sex sexualities, 2) good writing, and 3) (perceived) sexual...