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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 65–81.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Dickens the formless mud compound interest Society is already in a state of visible dissolution. —Friedrich Engels Few readers of Charles Dickens's Bleak House take Sir Leicester Dedlock very seriously. He comes from a family “as old as the hills” ( 21 ) that, as the name “Dedlock...
Novel (2014) 47 (3): 472–476.
Published: 01 November 2014
... between his literary training and his historian-envy. He despises the archive he has made his own and so cannot even be bothered to pose any of the interesting literary questions about it. The loathing he feels toward his bibliography terminates in an intellectual weariness or indifference toward...
Novel (2015) 48 (3): 499–501.
Published: 01 November 2015
... suggests new connections between Persuasion , in which one Captain Wentworth plays the heroine's love interest, and Lady Susan , which arguably evokes the Wentworth family. Compounding Austen the tour guide with Austen the scholar, Barchas also provides useful information regarding the layout of Bath...
Novel (2004) 38 (1): 121–123.
Published: 01 May 2004
... at stake in reading Faulkner's work, not just for herself as a scholar and critic, but also for her identity as a woman whose African descent connects her to people whose lives are still informed by the structure that race imposes on American life. She is as interested in Faulkner's own...
Novel (2013) 46 (3): 453–456.
Published: 01 November 2013
... is interested especially in “indigenous literacies,” such as Haudenosaunee wampum, Ojibwe birch bark ideographs, Incan quipus, Polynesian tattoos. These semi- otic techniques—inscription practices all—are as much writing systems as the alphabet, insists Rasmussen, and so they are, according to her...
Novel (2003) 36 (3): 307–329.
Published: 01 November 2003
... interesting up at the Likewise, Forster's brief return to India in 1921, along with the subsequent publication of Passage in 1924, corresponds with the completion of New Delhi's residential scheme by 1925 (King, Colonial 251). Waugh too scoffs at the colonial use of garden city...
Novel (2014) 47 (3): 443–459.
Published: 01 November 2014
... NOVEL FALL 2014 evolved through scenes of the totalitarian state, the communist reeducation camp, the cult compound, and the terrorist cell. Indeed, 1Q84 itself suggests some of the contours of post–World War II political representation that the topos of the cult throws into relief: 1948...
Novel (2020) 53 (2): 275–279.
Published: 01 August 2020
... Mill, Martineau was concerned with the relations between subjectivity, suffering, and the social, Ablow argues, but unlike her fellow sufferer, she saw a way to reconcile individual interests and the wider social good through the education of the sensations (50). Yet to read Household Education...
Novel (2013) 46 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2013
... (if the day ever broke), adding new deposits to the crust upon crust of mud, sticking at those points tenaciously to the pavement, and accumulating at compound interest. Fog everywhere. Fog up the river, where it flows among green aits and meadows; fog down the river, where it rolls...
Novel (2016) 49 (2): 236–261.
Published: 01 August 2016
... ethnography carry forward as well, past the end of her study, as they persist in the aftermath of the earthquake of January 12, 2010. James's emphasis on the compounding effect of long-term insecurity and fear is most useful for reading the novels of insecurity. More than a number of different emergencies...
Novel (2009) 42 (1): 152–156.
Published: 01 May 2009
...-altering events; they attend faithfully, by their lights, to material detail. But Yeazell is interested less in the standard answers to her opening ques- tion than in “taking seriously the practice of comparing realist novels to Dutch pictures.” Pursuing that practice, she adds, requires us...
Novel (2020) 53 (3): 436–451.
Published: 01 November 2020
...) in this apocalyptic way of conceiving collectivities that fall outside of the established order. But, as we have seen, these novels also participate in a degree of utopianism and in this sense are not as clear-cut as the other writings surveyed. Furthermore, Ballard is not interested in any particular class of people...
Novel (2004) 37 (1-2): 181–199.
Published: 01 August 2004
...-class interests depended on middle-class men's ability to embody suc- cessfully precisely those attributes that would assure their efficacy in this politi- cal economy of contract and commerce. Since these gender attributes would come both to differentiate them from and be less significant for men...
Novel (2009) 42 (2): 318–325.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Mark Currie This essay considers the novel as a model of time, specifically as a model for a moving now or nunc movens conception of time. It examines a range of problems with this conception of the novel and argues that the problems themselves are where the interest lies: in the difference...
Novel (2016) 49 (1): 49–64.
Published: 01 May 2016
... territory that to European eyes looked empty. Compounding this doubt about whether novels had a future in the United States was an abiding uncertainty regarding how American land would take shape as property. Would large estates eventually come to dominate the US landscape as they had in Britain and Europe...
Novel (2012) 45 (3): 492–496.
Published: 01 November 2012
... of this, but the totality of the lists and “both-and” judgments blunt Global Matters’ critical edge. Compounding the absence of a sharply defined position is the retrospective stance of the first half of Jay’s argument. Among the central texts engaged are James Clifford’s 1992 “Traveling Cultures,” Appadurai’s...
Novel (2009) 42 (3): 373–379.
Published: 01 November 2009
...- hend the phenomena of girlhood, womanhood, and spinsterhood. Deidre Lynch has noticed that “at recurrent moments, Austen has caused trouble for literary history.” What Lynch calls “her problematic femaleness . . . compounded by spin- sterhood and childlessness” has prompted Austen’s periodic...
Novel (2010) 43 (1): 169–175.
Published: 01 May 2010
...- be benefactress Mrs. Smith. Later we learn that the cause of this disturbance is once again Eliza. “Mrs. Smith had somehow or other been informed, I imagine by some distant relation, whose interest it was to deprive me of her favour, of an affair, a connection—but I need not explain myself farther...
Novel (2021) 54 (1): 65–84.
Published: 01 May 2021
..., theorizing their significance, and deciding how they might be remedied. Through its interest in legal injury, Pamela dramatizes a theory of rights that emerges out of the disjunction between outsider and institutional politics. It reverses the institutionalized connection between rights and injury: where...
Novel (2023) 56 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 May 2023
... see what his senses are prepared to see, which decidedly does not include the possibility of Black social and political action. Slave insurrection, for Royer, is both unthinkable and imperceptible. Royer's profound misunderstanding is compounded by his confusion of the thunderstorm above...