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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 253–260.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Aviva Briefel This essay argues that by the second half of the nineteenth century, British artists and writers succumbed to “colonial-hand envy,” marked by a desire to claim the authenticity of South Asian manual productions. This condition flourished in a climate that mourned the figurative...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 186–207.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Ulka Anjaria This essay moves away from accounts of social realism, which privilege its political aims over its aesthetic innovations. I argue that social realism written under colonialism was part of a larger intellectual project to rethink the desirability and content of nationalism by testing...
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Novel (2004) 37 (3): 326–351.
Published: 01 November 2004
... , Anthony . Gentlemen Capitalists: British Imperialism in Southeast Asia, 1770–1890 . London: Tauris, 1998 . Seeing the Animal: Colonial Space and Movement in Joseph Conrad's Lord Jim SANJAY KRISHNAN But there are degrees of feeling-the muffled, the faint...
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Novel (2023) 56 (2): 313–318.
Published: 01 August 2023
...Zachary Samalin zach.samalin@nyu.edu Tanya Agathocleous , Disaffected: Emotion, Sedition, and Colonial Law in the Anglosphere ( Ithaca, NY : Cornell UP , 2021 ), pp. 234 , paper, $26.95 . Copyright © 2023 by Novel, Inc. 2023 In May 2022 the Supreme Court of India...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 100–106.
Published: 01 May 2010
... to Brazilian literature and culture. Sooner or later these readings should compete and clash. To what extent are they incompatible? Machado himself was aware of the problem and dramatized its ironies, outlining unexpected perspectives. Former Colonies: Local or Universal? Roberto Schwarz...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 167–185.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Elizabeth Maddock Dillon This article turns to the space of the colony in the eighteenth-century Atlantic world to offer an alternative theory of the novel—one that defines colonial geographies as constitutive of the novel as a genre rather than as marginal and inessential. In looking...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 113–130.
Published: 01 May 2022
... of Black internationalism and solidarities and the uneven—and sometimes uneasy—interrelation between the violence of white supremacy as evidenced in the United States and the larger violence of coloniality experienced globally today. This essay, taking these claims as its spark, explores how...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 461–481.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Hamish Dalley Abstract Dominant theorizations of settler colonialism identify it as a social form characterized by a problem with historical narration: because the existence of settler communities depends on the dispossession of indigenous peoples, settlers find themselves trapped by the need both...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 366–372.
Published: 01 November 2009
... critical essays, “Traveling Theory” and “Travelling Theory Reconsidered,” in which Edward Said takes the concept of reification as an apt way to describe a specific symbolic procedure central to colonial discourse: the dehumanization of the native. If we follow out the Fanonian logic of that claim, we can...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 424–443.
Published: 01 November 2011
...George Micajah Phillips This essay challenges the critical commonplace that modernism's response to imperialism and metropolitan culture can be best explained in terms of irony alone by arguing that curiosity works as modernist irony's shadow dialectic. Writing during London's era of colonial...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 132–148.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., the kernel of the engagement of literature with the political lies in the exhaustion of the nation as a site of the constitution of a popular will. In the case of Arguedas, whose work is deeply marked by the long colonial experience of the Andean people, repeated frustrations with modern notions...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 61–94.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Jesse McCarthy Abstract The category of the postcolonial novel is familiar, but what makes a novel anti colonial? This article attempts to answer this question by reconstructing a genealogy of anticolonial fiction. I argue that these novels are preeminently the product of a social and intellectual...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 93–99.
Published: 01 May 2010
... in high-tech reconnaissance and targeting systems, it does so in order to put those systems themselves in the viewfinder, exposing their glitches, their contingencies, and their susceptibility to boosterism. Through its subplot involving the Zone Hereros, Gravity's Rainbow spotlights the colonial violence...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 261–283.
Published: 01 August 2014
... colonial governance of common-law courts in South Africa. Bringing together Rancière's critique of Giorgio Agamben's theory of bare life and the exploration of the troubled judicial conscience of the magistrate in Coetzee's novel, the essay further argues that Waiting for the Barbarians calls into question...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 108–131.
Published: 01 May 2014
... with history and memory, and with the complex interplay between Europe and North Africa, what is striking in The German Mujahid is the absence of any engagement with the French-Algerian war or even French colonialism in Algeria. Certainly there is no shortage of creative and scholarly works on the Algerian War...
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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 424–442.
Published: 01 November 2010
... here that Rhys's novelistic form works as a technology of national representation to refute techniques of national quantification that would exclude or oversimplify imperial history or colonial subjectivity; more broadly, Rhys's novel exposes the limits of national analyses that rest upon territorial...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 19–37.
Published: 01 May 2022
... narratives of modernity, Euro‐American imperialism, and neoliberal capital in Africa. In the process, they invite us to join the dots between domestic patterns of anti‐Black violence in the Black diaspora and Euro‐American destruction of African lives through the debilitating systems of slavery, colonialism...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 399–416.
Published: 01 November 2018
... embedded connectivity descends from an older ideology of literature-as-mediation that originated from colonial literary education. Copyright © 2018 by Novel, Inc. 2018 This passage vexes the distinctions between transcendence and destruction, harmony and violence, sublimity and nothingness...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 375–398.
Published: 01 November 2018
... in a financialized American creative market. While global anglophone literature has emerged as a critical reference for persistent injury by British colonialism, the article shifts the conversation to the cultural development of the American anglophone novel to query whether turning to the vernacular evades...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 369–385.
Published: 01 November 2019
... labor in Peking (Beijing) and Bombay (Mumbai), respectively, the novels juxtapose the visual cultures of colonial modernization with everyday, arresting experiences of poverty and precarity on the city streets. In staging the untimely deaths of their rickshaw-pulling protagonists, they not only...