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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 295–315.
Published: 01 August 2016
... about different kinds of testimonies piling up on top of each other such that none dominates; there is no convergence of vision, no formulation of a single truth. There is instead an accumulation that renders closure impossible. 23 See Ross . Works Cited Armstrong Carol . Scenes...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 449–466.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Ben Parker This essay reconsiders the connection between the narrative closure of the Sherlock Holmes stories and their ideological and scientific contexts. Previous studies have taken contemporary scientific discourse to provide Holmes with his famed method of solving crimes. I argue that said...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 410–416.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Michal Peled Ginsburg Discussions of closure, which played an important role in the analysis of novels in the heyday of narratology, associated the open text with a subversive resistance to containment and the failure or inability to fix meaning. Such a description fails to account for narratives...
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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 424–442.
Published: 01 November 2010
..., however, that Rhys's metrocolonial novel contests such measures through temporal frameworks and a treatment of sexual economies that offer contending models of formal closure, ultimately challenging the pervasive tropes of economic inclusion and exclusion in her late-imperial context. It is my argument...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 193–213.
Published: 01 August 2013
... or the marriage plot—are behind him. An object of little narrative interest from the perspective of these plots, the old man is continually activated in Dickens's novels, setting up a competition between the natural death he staves off and the closure of the narrative in which he is enmeshed. By examining three...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 85–102.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of types, and elastic temporality serve to organize its narrative around the “inhuman” timescape of institutions—of the state, military, communication, transit, and finance—rather than the individual biography. Relying on a romance plot to bring closure to a theoretically endless narrative of institutional...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 388–405.
Published: 01 November 2022
... endings function not as closure or completion but as thresholds to sustainability. This essay ends with two twentieth‐century fictions—Bessie Head's 1974 A Question of Power and Leslie Feinberg's 1993 Stone Butch Blues —that conclude by combining the pleasures of material predictability and plenty...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 47–66.
Published: 01 May 2011
... . 4 ( Oct. 1997 ): 25 – 61 . Miller D. A. Narrative and Its Discontents: Problems of Closure in the Traditional Novel . Princeton : Princeton UP , 1981 . ———. The Novel and the Police . Berkeley : U of California P , 1988 . Miller J. Hillis . The Form of Victorian...
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Novel (2001) 35 (1): 69–103.
Published: 01 May 2001
..., focused on refuting in fairly narrow terms previous claims about the unnaturalness, clumsiness, or even desperation of the closure of The Mill on the Floss, they do so without straying too far from the basic questions of propriety and aesthetics addressed in the work they attack...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 381–387.
Published: 01 November 2022
... plots can seem less like closure and more like “a hinge between plotted instability and the repetitive pleasures of reliable food, sleep, and study.” Closure here is really continuity—the nineteenth-century novel imagines a future for its precarious protagonists. James Draney's essay finds itself...
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Novel (2005) 39 (1): 126–128.
Published: 01 May 2005
..., "affect exceed[s] narrative con- trol and closure" and in his new book Lane looks in particular at those affections, such as hatred, which are "rarely so tidy or well behaved (33).In so doing, Lane provides a thor- ough analysis of "the antisocial life" in Victorian England as well as gives...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 133–135.
Published: 01 May 2012
... of the social. In Dorrit, Stewart argues, the buried story of Arthur Clennam’s biological mother exerts an irresistible force on the novel’s closure, since the plot that links Arthur and Amy and 134 NOVEL | SPRING 2012 sends them into the world determined to do good cannot redeem...
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Novel (2000) 33 (2): 235–252.
Published: 01 August 2000
..., singled out, made culpable when necessary. Looking back at such a mo- ment with the benefit of our hindsight, we would recognize at last the damage done and we would know what form reparation should take. The desire to tell the untold is also the desire to reach closure, and closure is construed...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 144–147.
Published: 01 May 2018
... to coexist; they “function to build openness into privacy and closure, and, on the other side, to build privacy and closure (or what we might think of as limitedness or specificity) into conditions of open or unfettered access” (155). What struck me most in this reading is that it hints at the potential...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 297–303.
Published: 01 August 2009
... directions: toward extension or dilation and toward closure. The nineteenth-century English novel comprehends closure primarily in terms of marriage and death, axiomatically associating extension with desire and life. If the goal of the novel’s plot is to get to the marital or mortal end, the goal...
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Novel (2004) 37 (1-2): 181–199.
Published: 01 August 2004
..." naming and the consequent assumption of his inheritance (i.e., Jekyll's "property" as manifest in his "full statement coincides with the death of the title character(s) and the dis- solution of both Utterson and the narrator, buf not wifh the end of~toryThis de- ferred closure...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 443–459.
Published: 01 November 2014
... the novel, the closure of these cults is cast as both a cause and an effect of their inscrutability and extremism. Moreover, the cult’s isolation stands in stark contrast to the formal strategies of this vora- ciously cosmopolitan novel, which draws on a global palette of intertexts, genres...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 140–144.
Published: 01 May 2019
... closure to a book that has focused throughout on how the dream of absolute closure is not only impossible but also a function of the terror it has set out to contain?” (245). Hurh should not worry too much about being ensnared by a critical paradox of his own making: this book raises the stakes...
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Novel (2001) 35 (1): v.
Published: 01 May 2001
... Professor of English at the University of Mississippi. She is currently at work on a book entitled Economic Woman: Political Economy, Medical Discourse, and Problems of Closure in Victorian Prose. CHRISTOPHER HERBERT is Professor of English at Northwestern University and the author...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 268–277.
Published: 01 August 2009
... Trollope describes as an impractical type of pro- priety for its own sake, Lily became an affective clot that impeded the tidy closure of Trollope’s Barsetshire Chronicles because she could not complete her marriage Novel: A Forum on Fiction 42:2  DOI 10.1215/00295132-2009-014  © 2009 by Novel, Inc...