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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 294–319.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Jean-Christophe Cloutier This article considers the impact of the comic book on Ralph Ellison's concept of the novel form, tracing the comic book allusions scattered within Invisible Man as well as Ellison's work and association with Dr. Fredric Wertham, founder of the Lafargue Psychiatric Clinic...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 67–89.
Published: 01 May 2014
... forms are taken up in the work of these writers is, in turn, more complex than simple appropriation and requires developing a method for reading that takes circulation into account. By way of example, the second part of the essay focuses on the comics of Magdy el Shafee (1961–), whose 2008 work Metro...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 148–156.
Published: 01 May 2010
... genres of detective fiction and comic books reveals how its race consciousness and postmodernism inform each other. Samuel R. Delany theorizes paraliterature as the discursive other against which “literature” is defined. The Intuitionist takes paraliterature seriously so as to (1) pay homage to Edgar...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 104–119.
Published: 01 May 2021
... explored the possibilities of the comic, which presents its own limitations and ethical problems. This article argues that Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake moves past these limitations of genre and tone through engagements with the more complicated tragicomic sensibility of Samuel Beckett. The tragicomic...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 107–115.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., as treasure maps for the whole phenomenon, two acutely comic parables of modern reading proffered, exactly half a century apart, in the pages of the Tatler and Tristram Shandy . “My Contemporaries the Novelists”: Isaac Bickerstaff, Uncle Toby, and the Play of Pulse...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 275–295.
Published: 01 August 2013
... asking central anthropological questions: What are the patterns of culture? How far do they determine human thought and behavior? How and when do they change? However, given the novel's comic tone and Henderson's ludicrous failures in intercultural communication, it is also an anti-anthropological novel...
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Novel (2004) 38 (1): 57–83.
Published: 01 May 2004
... . Theory of Religion . Trans. Robert Hurley. New York: Zone Books, 1992 . Baudelaire , Charles . “Of the Essence of Laughter, and Generally of the Comic in the Plastic Arts.” Baudelaire: Selected Writings on Art and Literature . Trans. P.E. Charvet London: Penguin, 1972 . Bergson , Henri...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 472–476.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Christian Thorne The Other Hanoverians simon dickie, Cruelty and Laughter: Forgotten Comic Literature and the Unsentimental Eighteenth Century (Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2011), pp. 384, $50.00, cloth; $37.50, paper. Chances are that you are going to enjoy Simon...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 217–235.
Published: 01 August 2017
..., suffering a doom out of proportion with any of his or her actions. In ironic comedy, the pharmakos is the figure whose punishment or exclusion from the comic community is cause for celebration and renewal; while, from the pharmakos' s perspective and potentially the audience's, this punishment is unjust...
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Novel (2003) 36 (3): 351–373.
Published: 01 November 2003
...- ily, his beliefs, in a sense his entire world. But the novel also tells the story of the dissolution of satire; in it Waugh both thematizes and enacts the breakdown of the comic-ironic sensibility that characterizes his early work. Understanding this breakdown, in fact, can explain...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 152–157.
Published: 01 May 2012
... a truly original and convincing theory of the novel into a novel form of moral philosophy. In Macpherson’s reading, the arbitrariness and necessity that arise from an irreducibly status-based universe reveal the novel’s continuity with ancient tragedy as opposed to the comic, epic, consolatory...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 424–437.
Published: 01 November 2013
.... Iswolsky Hélène . Bloomington : Indiana UP , 1984 . Bergson Henri . “Laughter.” Comedy: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic . Trans. Brereton Cloudesely Rothwell Fred . Rockville : Arc Manor , 2008 . Bloch Ernst . “Nonsynchronism and the Obligation to Its...
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Novel (2004) 37 (1-2): 5–23.
Published: 01 August 2004
... and the heroic ideology as a whole, not just the rake-hero, as has been argued heretofore. While Margaret Doody, for instance, side-steps the complexity of Restoration heroics by insisting upon a simple binary of tragic "tyrant-hero" and comic rake- hero, these categorical distinctions are not found...
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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 138–140.
Published: 01 May 1999
... experience, Taylor argues that texts by black women both articulate and disturb conceptions of the tragic and comic in order to facilitate "intersubjectivity" and "intercultural transmission." The relation- ships among characters in these books and, crucially, between the books' narration...
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Novel (2006) 39 (2): 288–290.
Published: 01 August 2006
... or suppressed by Whte institutions." King, in effect, creates his own trickster discourse through comic inversion; he "incorporates elements of paradox, irony, and par- ody" not only "to undermine some of the standard clich6s about Native peoples" but also to "dismantle the hierarchical relationship...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 306–309.
Published: 01 August 2013
... in the face of such an aporia but fly headlong into the uncanny? There are worse fates than reading Dickens in the jungle. One could, for example, be condemned to read Hardy at Cold Comfort Farm. Stella Gibbons’s underappreciated but problematic comic novel allows Greenberg to explore how gender...
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Novel (2004) 37 (3): 277–302.
Published: 01 November 2004
... of fic- tional and theoretical texts concerned with the power of laughter at times of crisis-including, perhaps most signally, Chris Van Wyk's The Year of The Tapeworm (19961, a neglected comic novel of the South African transition which I will briefly consider in the later sections...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 219–235.
Published: 01 August 2016
... newly particularized scholarly content needed to be mobilized as a series of almost epigrammatic entries, more populist writing on Japan took a comic tone as a prerequisite for the modernity that Chamberlain had striven to manage and turned to the picaresque as a model for knowledge production. Douglas...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 147–152.
Published: 01 May 2013
... commentary, but one with no illusory claims to ideological authority. This is what Hayes foregrounds in the novels, with primary reference to Coet­ zee’s appreciation of the highly wrought tensions between the serious and the comic in Beckett’s novels (3). Hayes conducts innovative discussions...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 20–22.
Published: 01 May 2011
... of the novel’s emergence are intertwined with several Enlightenment metanarratives, including the onset of modernity and the rise of humanistic indi- vidualism (Watt), a focus on the principles of dialogism and iconoclasm combined with comic laughter (Bakhtin), and a wounded self-reflection after a tragic...