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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 184–201.
Published: 01 August 2012
...) and Lodge's 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...
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 375–398.
Published: 01 November 2018
... 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. The...
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Novel (1 August 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...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 176–187.
Published: 01 August 2018
... Tom 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...
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Novel (1 November 2012) 45 (3): 506–511.
Published: 01 November 2012
... stake in Turner’s question about why some contemporary writers flourish and some fall into obscurity. This question is of particular interest for students of contemporary literature because they cannot rely upon the test of time to legitimate or justify their choices. By studying the canon in...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 492–495.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Franzen: The Wide Shot.” Time 23 Aug. 2010 : 42 – 48 . Palattella John . “The Death and Life of the Book Review.” Nation 21 July 2010 : 25 – 31 . The Fate of the Novel in Contemporary Mass Culture evan brier, A Novel Marketplace: Mass Culture, the Book Trade...
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Novel (1 November 2002) 35 (2-3): 151–168.
Published: 01 November 2002
... the difficult situation of contemporary racial minority writers, unable to discern a clear political or communal role for literature. As in the novels discussed in King's essay, Wideman's exploration of this crisis of racial representation involves an ironic yet nostalgic reappraisal of...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 332–336.
Published: 01 August 2009
... Minnesota P, 2001 . Williams , Raymond . Marxism and Literature . Oxford: Oxford UP, 1977 . History, the Twentieth Century, and a Contemporary Novel Marianne DEKoven The term history gathers to itself, and disperses, as troubled and complex a nexus of...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 276–300.
Published: 01 August 2012
... return of an even darker desire. A simi- HENSLEY | ALLEGORIES OF THE CONTEMPORARY 285 Figure 1  Vladimir Nabokov’s diagram of the plot of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, ca. 1950. Lectures on Literature 183–84. Copyright © 1980 by the Estate of Vladimir...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 292–307.
Published: 01 August 2018
... radical experiments in 1960s art: to retain the position of the artist as an authority. The politics of this position are explicit in “The Literature of Exhaustion.” For Barth, most individuals alone are not equipped to deal with the disorientation of contemporary life. “Distressing as the fact is to us...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 11–17.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Rolland Murray Literary and cultural critics have tended to interpret African American literary postmodernism as a broad threat to the cohesion of racial community. Alternatively, this essay submits that contemporary novels by Charles Johnson, Andrea Lee, and others have also construed these...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 236–261.
Published: 01 August 2016
... of the fictional genres of the real, which resist gestures of restoration as closure and instead point either to its failure, as in Balzac, or to the possibility of breaking through to something new, an impulse evident in the contemporary fiction of insecurity. To maintain the appearance of...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 165–183.
Published: 01 August 2012
... contemporary itself. Neither proleptic nor periodizable, the contemporary may be most aptly described as a wait. The long wait of the contemporary detective novel shows us how the act of reading is both embedded in and reflective of the times that make up our present time. © 2012 by Novel, Inc. 2012 Duke...
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Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 466–482.
Published: 01 November 2010
... 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 with the...
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Novel (1 May 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 the...
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Novel (1 August 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 (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 496–500.
Published: 01 November 2013
... in conclusion, Plotting Justice offers an insightful analysis of the ethical work that contemporary literature aspires to do. The book’s potential is most evident in its excellent first chapter on “Falling Man Fic- tion,” which shows how literature responds to the implicit and explicit ethical...
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Novel (1 August 2017) 50 (2): 288–290.
Published: 01 August 2017
... infiltrates the discussion of world literature. If we are to understand fully the politics of the contemporary world literature venture, he argues, there has to be more cross-fertilization between comparative literature and area studies. His hope is that the historically informed readings of area-studies...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 305–308.
Published: 01 August 2011
... Panoramas thus lends historical depth to the work of contemporary critics struggling to understand the status of shared public meaning in an environment saturated by mass cultural forms and to locate a place for literature within the social world...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 3–5.
Published: 01 May 2011
... autonomy, but the five-minute limit wisely imposed on us by this forum must be heeded. All these critiques, which provide the assumptions and presuppositions for the contemporary study of literature in most of our departments, singly and collec- tively have dismantled any possible claims for...