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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 436–451.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Joel Evans Abstract The article identifies a shift in J. G. Ballard's work from a preoccupation with the individual to a preoccupation with the collective. It reads Ballard's late fiction as being part of a wider turn in the culture of Western, neoliberal states toward a reignition of a spirit...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 8–18.
Published: 01 May 2022
.... At great risk to the safety of the individuals, the group sticks together, displacing the family unit (and its bear symbolism) with a collective that shares a terrible yet transhistorical truth. The individuals' fates are unknown, yet it might be said that this version leaves Zach knowing himself better...
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Novel (2023) 56 (2): 186–207.
Published: 01 August 2023
... their names if they have already entered history or journalism—if, in other words, they are already part of a shared imagination. But there is a difference between the local Jamaican and global collective memories, a difference that determines which people keep their names and how people are remembered...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 167–185.
Published: 01 May 2014
... to such colonial locations as they appear in the novel, I advance a claim concerning aesthetics and politics: namely, in the eighteenth century it is the demos—the collectivity and the geography of that collectivity, the defining of a people —that requires constituting by way of the genre of the novel as much...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 17–35.
Published: 01 May 2018
... of the cognitive standards of liberal citizenship, statistical sciences around the time of the 1867 Reform Act reversed the usual priority given to the individual over the collective, redefining the self as a compilation of demographic and social information. When Anthony Trollope's 1867 Phineas Finn performs...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 76–95.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Madigan Haley Abstract This article examines how certain works of global fiction have conceived of their ethical and political agency through the form and act of gathering. Discussions of the global novel's relationship to collective life have often adapted the ideas of Benedict Anderson in order...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 257–275.
Published: 01 August 2012
... (real individuals), I claim that Ondaatje's The Collected Works of Billy the Kid and Anil's Ghost explore the breakdown of that sensibility through the creation of characters as legends. The circulation of these legends, namely Billy the Kid and Sailor, turns the historical novel toward a disruption...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 202–218.
Published: 01 August 2016
... and cultural work of conventionality itself, reconsidering knowing as a collective or communal endeavor. I thus suggest that the inherent commonality of epistemological structure—the way it is collectively and contingently “worlded”—offers an explanation for realism's persistence as a world phenomenon...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 77–96.
Published: 01 May 2017
... years, chronicles the collective life of an isolated medieval convent in the Norfolk Broads. Neither author addresses air war directly, but air itself looms large in both their works—in the “airy world” of Poyntz Hall, as Woolf describes the rural setting of Between the Acts , and in the pestilential...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 95–114.
Published: 01 May 2016
... regarding our collective destiny as a species. This article deploys a mixture of historical case studies and theoretical forays into the fields of linguistics and poetics to argue that what Roman Jakobson would have called the “expressive” and “poetic” functions of language are more important...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 May 2010
... idea of the collection The Novel : “to make the literary field longer, larger, and deeper”—historically longer, geographically larger, and morphologically deeper than those few classics of nineteenth-century Western European “realism” that have dominated the recent theory of the novel (and my own work...
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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...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 124–131.
Published: 01 May 2010
... the anachronistic dream of recovering the collective experiences of preindustrial life masks the author's insertion into an industrialized system of literary production. The concluding portion of this discussion turns to F. Scott Fitzgerald's affiliated attempt to recreate or refashion the fairy tale...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 24–42.
Published: 01 May 2014
... political body. A Hawthorne story from the same period as Tocqueville's study shows the new collectivity paradoxically requiring the constraints of classical liberalism just as liberalism in turn seemed to require the popular energy unleashed by democracy to justify its constraints and exclusions. Hawthorne...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 284–300.
Published: 01 August 2014
..., as Bruno Bosteels rightly notes, “displays a brilliant use of the free indirect style of speech.” Style regards the arrangement of peoples, places, and events into collectivities. In this essay I elaborate Rancière's political style of writing. I begin by tracing Rancière's debt to Karl Marx's critique...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 149–166.
Published: 01 May 2014
... such constructs. For instance, while a bildungsroman, Krik? Krak! plots the development of a multigenerational, collective, primarily women's Bildung that explodes individualist conceptions of the autonomous subject. Likewise, while an immigration narrative, it catalogs the wounds of, rather than celebrates...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 272–291.
Published: 01 August 2018
... autobiographies as well as new research in his personal manuscripts, now collected at the British Library. Any full exploration of the late novels' autocritical energies must go beyond the project of critical description, which by itself produces a historically flat and argumentatively recursive account...
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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 (2020) 53 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 May 2020
... that is seemingly destined to extinguish it. Consequently, both novels turn to a formal modeling in which individual and collective can supposedly blend without either suffering reduction—a maneuver also characteristic of many theoretical discussions of planetarity. Kim Stanley Robinson's Aurora (2015), in contrast...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 183–189.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Susan Z. Andrade Until recently, studies of postcolonial African novels emphasized the genre's relation to anticolonial critique and its expression of collective resistance. In response to the overwhelming assumption that novels from Africa were primarily anthropological artifacts rather than works...