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Published: 01 August 2023
Figure 2. Hogarth, Marriage A-la-Mode (Plate 1, The Contract ). Courtesy of the Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University. More
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 67–87.
Published: 01 May 2011
.... As the novel delineates its characters' attempts to dissolve their clerical and marital contracts, Salem Chapel transforms a dissenting minister straining against his lack of autonomy into an acceptable novelistic surrogate for abused wives mired in marital conflict. In doing so, Salem Chapel 's generic...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 53–59.
Published: 01 May 2010
...: Cambridge UP, 1989 . Morgan , Lewis Henry . Ancient Society: or Researches in the Lines of Human Progress from Savagery through Barbarism to Civilization . 1877. Cleveland: Meridian, 1963 . Pateman , Carol . The Sexual Contract . Stanford: Stanford UP, 1988 . Rubin , Gayle...
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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 93–118.
Published: 01 May 1999
... of ~exuality.~Heirloom indicates a masculine property passed down from father to son, paraphernalia a specifi- cally feminine form of property-what the widow gets to keep as her own. The necklace thus "allows the heterosexual contract to be conceived in literal financial terms, manifesting...
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Novel (2000) 33 (2): 196–211.
Published: 01 August 2000
... a verbal contract through which Magdalen reasserts her commitment to masochistic suffering. I begin with this quote because it highlights precisely the reasons that No Name has been (and still is) problematic for sensation novel readers and critics. First, the novel makes the reader privy to all...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 163–168.
Published: 01 May 2010
... “coolie” meant. Tait and Mattea claimed that they had signed a contract with a charter company to take on 400 Chinese passengers at Macao and transport them to Havana. The captain of the ship, Peck, refused to board that many, instead taking 219. Reading the archive of the lawyers for the ship...
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Novel (2006) 39 (2): 273–275.
Published: 01 August 2006
... a relocation of Englishness. The lingering high modems made a virtue of contraction, celebrating the movement toward a little England as reconstituting a cultural coherence previously dissipated by Empire. The effect was more or less a discovery of a cultural England itself and a transition from...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 127–131.
Published: 01 May 2018
... reversals, nor on Kleinian theory about psychic positions, nor on relational theory's emphasis on omnipotent fantasy. She explicitly differs with Gilles Deleuze's studies of masochism in various ways, although she does borrow from him the centrality of the masochistic contract. Even here, though, what...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 149–166.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Imagination and Public Life . Boston : Beacon , 1995 . Rousseau Jean-Jacques . “Discourse on Political Economy.” The Social Contract and Other Later Political Writings . Trans. Gourevitch Victor . New York : Cambridge UP , 1997 . 3 – 38 . ———. “Of the Social Contract...
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Novel (2003) 36 (2): 176–197.
Published: 01 August 2003
... arisesfrom the fact that there is a mysfery," the author "does not fell us immediately all that he knows." (190)4 There is an epistemological contract peculiar to the whodunit, which first promises then unveils a predetermined answer to a mystery. Genette identifies the mystery...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 149–151.
Published: 01 May 2009
... to imagine alternatives to the biological family. Weinstein’s argument is that the sentimen- tal novel imagines freedom for its heroines as escape from the burden of consanguinity and a commitment to relations based on contract. Thus, she claims, the central fantasy of a novel like Maria Cummins’s...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 327–342.
Published: 01 November 2012
... For an elaboration of the significance ofMoby-Dick to Cold War Americanization strategies, see Donald E. Pease, “Moby-Dick and the Cold War,” and William V. Spanos (2–36). 330 NOVEL | FALL 2012 contract; the other is informed by the testamentary language of melancholy.6 The novel dramatizes...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 375–378.
Published: 01 August 2010
... novels that honor this “contract” between the individual and statist modernity. By honoring this Eurocentric contract, a novel like Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye’s Coming to Birth preserves the deeply ideological plot of human personality development, which is even more problematic within the context...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 19–22.
Published: 01 May 2012
... these things; how might we negotiate them? I’m taking as my point of departure here two very different critical works, Patricia Spacks’s 1995 Boredom and Sianne Ngai’s 2005 Ugly Feelings. Spacks claims that if reading bores us, some kind of contract has been broken. She maintains that reading can—should...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 380–384.
Published: 01 August 2016
... of individual and contract” ( 125 ), in these later texts the logic of contract and citizenship are discarded entirely to reveal “the ‘bare life’ of humanity that the contractual state disavows” (127). While these chapters are thought-provoking, at times they risk collapsing the complex concepts of population...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 425–443.
Published: 01 November 2021
... of the setting Quixote and Sancho inhabit: idealist perceptions of chivalric milieus such as Quixote's expand the dimensions of the novel's world, locating his and Sancho's immediate surroundings in a cosmopolitan geographic framework, while the empiricist perspective associated with Sancho contracts the scope...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 26–49.
Published: 01 May 2013
... than what is contained in the Contract between ‘em,” slaves, “being Captives taken in a just War, are by the Right of Nature sub- jected to the Absolute Dominion and Arbitrary Power of their Masters” (322–23). Unlike servants, slaves have forfeited their liberties and remain in a state...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 93–115.
Published: 01 May 2013
... dilates and contracts the space of repute, the initial exposure remains an ineradicable social fact. The movement of characters sets a rhythm for rumor, I argue, at once opening and reticulating the paths along which hearsay travels and becomes conventionalized as “opinion”—thereby forging...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 321–334.
Published: 01 November 2021
... that once allowed literary language to resonate with many voices expressing other views of the turn of narrative events, in this respect, breaking the contract between novel and reader that subordinates rhetoric to logic and confines literary language to the prosaic institutional framework of money...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 437–442.
Published: 01 November 2009
... of Hearing” 10, 20, 27–8, 50). The death of Scarlett in The Wind Done Gone—she contracts smallpox, looks in the mirror, then falls down the steps while drunk—undermined SunTrust Bank’s attempt to leverage the cultural and commercial status of Gone with the Wind to control history. As Toni Morrison...