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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 184–201.
Published: 01 August 2012
... Thinks … (2002) transform this problem of qualia into a formal problem of narrative style. Finally, this article shows that such conceptual transactions between cognitive science and contemporary literature move in both directions. While recent fiction has integrated the discourses and problems posed...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 518–546.
Published: 01 November 2022
... conditions of possibility, so to speak—provides the larger perspective in which it can be seen in dialectical relation to contemporary literature and culture. Copyright © 2022 by Duke University Press 2022 gimmick Istanbul Museum of Innocence Orhan Pamuk The Museum of Innocence Readers...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 278–294.
Published: 01 August 2016
... readings of two contemporary novelists: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigeria) and Chetan Bhagat (India). Despite coming from different countries and political positions, both authors break open existing paradigms in postcolonial literature and represent a new imagining of the potential relationship between...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 176–187.
Published: 01 August 2018
... McCarthy 2018 Tom McCarthy contemporary literature theory novel In this interview, Tom McCarthy considers his relationship to the novel and its history as a form, including the changing conditions of the contemporary literary world that have allowed for his existence within it. He provides...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 347–368.
Published: 01 November 2019
... to the Third World necessitates the construction of a global history of the novel that will redress the myopia in novel studies, postcolonialism, and contemporary theories of world literature. The shift of orientation in Chinese literature from what one might call a Third Novelists' International...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 163–168.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Wendy W. Walters Contemporary African diasporic literature often displays “the allure of the archive” when writers encode archival documents into their narratives, revising the remnants found in an archive, and foregrounding the elements of archival research and data in their texts. Against...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 132–148.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Horacio Legrás Following the lead of Jacques Rancière, I argue in this essay that democracy andthe institution of literature share structural features that are inescapably historical in nature. The essay maps the interaction between literature and democracy in the case of two prominent contemporary...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 36–59.
Published: 01 May 2018
... of the relation between private and public spheres. Recent Israeli literature and film consequently invite us to rethink the stylistic preoccupation of contemporary theories of world literature by asking how these media use aesthetic figures to give form to the concepts of freedom, necessity, and knowledge...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 409–425.
Published: 01 November 2017
... also urge reconsideration of the relationship between capital- L literature and genre fiction. Freed from an obligation to represent the nation, contemporary postcolonial genre novels can stand out in their eagerness to join commentary from across the disciplines in busily considering the shape...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 103–121.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Madigan Haley This essay approaches the global as an ethos emergent within contemporary fiction, taking J. M. Coetzee's Disgrace (1999) as its primary example. Recent accounts of global or world literature have generally considered these solely as spheres of circulation, while dominant accounts...
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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 466–482.
Published: 01 November 2010
... of narrative form, whether the pressure of historical precedent can be evaded, and so on. This essay is an attempt to say how Coetzee uses form, structure, and nonfiction polemic to rethink and redefine the traditional novel for a contemporary readership. In the process, I track Coetzee's engagement...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 375–398.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of nonsystematized novelists has been invoked by scholars time and again to understand the rise of English as a “global vernacular” ( Brouillette, Postcolonial Writers 59 ). 6 The contemporary nature of the texts examined here is also an invitation to interrogate the ongoing evolution of global South literature...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 399–418.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Benjamin Lewis Robinson Abstract J. M. Coetzee's Slow Man considers “care” in contemporary liberal-capitalist societies, including the ostensibly frivolous care of and care for literature. In contrast to grander affects and occupations, care often seems to be “just care,” as if it fails to live up...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 361–365.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Daylanne K. English In this essay I offer a temporal-philosophical and literary-political reading of Walter Mosley's Easy Rawlins detective novel series. African American literature has conventionally been understood as following its own timeline; however, ascribing a distinct temporality to black...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 116–132.
Published: 01 May 2013
... to reconsider how we understand literature's historical and logical relationship to psychology. Following Beckett's lead, this article concludes by asking us to imagine what the modernist novel—as well as contemporary criticism—would look like if we stopped taking the introspective mind for granted. © 2013...
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Novel (2023) 56 (1): 39–61.
Published: 01 May 2023
... such contemporary, still-becoming forms. Conversely, the apparent chaos, fluidity, and unfinishedness of Dostoevsky's novels is the novel genre's basic aesthetic condition. Moreover, Bakhtin conceives progressive novelization as the future of both literature and theory, as each moves away from “mortified” formal...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 210–225.
Published: 01 August 2018
... of the permeation and power of life-interest in defining the contemporary imagination of sovereignty, domination, and agency. Copyright © 2018 by Novel, Inc. 2018 microeconomics sovereignty biopolitics gamification contemporary literature Since the late 1990s in North America and Britain, the field...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 343–346.
Published: 01 August 2019
... paradoxical since it demands that scholars take stock of a time period that is never properly over and so never technically a period. Contemporary literature is moreover a field with no real consensus about its temporal origins (1945, 1960, 1989, and 2000 are all potential beginnings). Surely, the same claim...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 131–135.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Timothy Aubry timothy.aubry@baruch.cuny.edu David James , Discrepant Solace: Contemporary Literature and the Work of Consolation ( New York : Oxford UP , 2019 ), pp. 288 , cloth, $90.00 . Copyright © 2022 by Novel, Inc. 2022 If there is one thing that elicits almost...
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Novel (2007) 40 (3): v.
Published: 01 November 2007
... Century. REBECCA L. WALKOWITZ is Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University. She is the author of Cosmopolitari Style: Modernism Beyond the Nation (2006) and editor or co-editor of seven bde, including lmmipnt Fictions: Contemporary Literature in an Age of Globalization (2007...