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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 165–185.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Kevin Seidel By grappling with secular and religious approaches to Defoe's fiction, this essay describes the theory of fiction that Defoe writes his way toward during the course of his three-book Crusoe novel, which includes The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, The Farther...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 339–362.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Sarah Tindal Kareem This essay reimagines the relationship between Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe (1719) and David Hume's skeptical philosophy, a relationship previously defined by Ian Watt's suggestion in The Rise of the Novel (1957) that Hume's emphasis upon man's essentially social nature...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 290–296.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Margaret Cohen From Ian Watt's reading of Robinson Crusoe , novel critics valuing realism as the highest expression of the form have tried to domesticate adventure fiction and the rambling dispositions of its protagonists. In contrast, this essay argues that such rambling explores a foundational...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 438–460.
Published: 01 November 2018
... . Defoe Daniel . Robinson Crusoe . Ed. Shinagel Michael . New York : Norton , 1994 . Derrida Jacques . The Beast and the Sovereign . Vol. 2 . Trans. Bennington Geoffrey . Chicago : U of Chicago P , 2009 . “ Forbid, v .” Oxford English Dictionary < http...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 131–135.
Published: 01 May 2019
... of Silver performs this intervention by definitively decentering Robinson Crusoe in its own critical narrative. The Age of Silver' s method of reading draws on Joseph Fletcher's notion of “integrative history,” which focuses on the “horizontal continuities” of seemingly distinct national cultures...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 455–460.
Published: 01 November 2012
... or Zola) and second in ignoring the enormous literary corpus of sea literature in favor of domes- tic novels of manners. Even those novels in which the ocean and navigation are central to the plots and themes, such as Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe and Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick, frequently get...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 311–315.
Published: 01 August 2014
... articulation of its conceptual aims and assumptions. Falling into Matter traverses a very conventional eighteenth century, offering extended readings of Robinson Crusoe, Gulliver’s Travels, Clarissa, Tom Jones,andFrankenstein;itonly parts from this unapologetically canonical account with an enterprising...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 375–378.
Published: 01 August 2010
... grappling with the battered legacy of the Enlightenment’s emancipatory promise in the aftermath of World War II, converging on Robinson Crusoe as a signal literary marker of the historical emergence of rationalized individualism” (45–46). At the same time that Ian Watt, the seminal theorist...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 171–174.
Published: 01 May 2016
... of the early novel that connects it to utopian literature, then, Pearl has set himself a task that is fraught with difficulties. The five books he discusses inevitably straddle the gap between the titular genres imperfectly: Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe and Captain Singleton are, by convention...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 235–253.
Published: 01 August 2020
... no surprise, then, that Joanna is at once a sort of public Crusoe—because Robinson Crusoe is the paradigmatic incidence of a novel about self-making that is read by self-makers. At the same time, she is a counter-Crusoe, miniaturized: “She was the same as ever, except I thought she looked smaller,” Mrs...
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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 146–149.
Published: 01 May 1999
... trials on the island may be read as a kind of midrash on [the biblical story of the prophet] Jonah (29). Where Watt defined Robinson Grusoe as a classic instance of homo economicus, Fisch takes the novel and author to a deeper level by analyzing the character of Robinson Crusoe as an instance...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 443–450.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., the novelistic hero often must emerge from the mass-in-death, the constitutive limit of the multitude, organized in Defoe’s narratives as so many massacres, shipwrecks, epidemics, earthquakes, and hurricanes. For instance, it is perhaps telling that when Robin- son Crusoe washes ashore, waterlogged...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 120–123.
Published: 01 May 2012
... and final chapter, McMurran changes focus as well as methodology as she shifts to the transatlantic or colonial novel via The Algerine Spy of Pennsylvania, Robinson Crusoe, Lettres d’une Péruvienne, and The History of Emily Mon- tague. Here, she endeavors to show how the diegetic use of multilingualism...
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Novel (2021) 54 (2): 310–314.
Published: 01 August 2021
... “Reading” pursues earlier reactions to “superabundance and the reading practices it generates” (21), first visiting the eighteenth-century context of Daniel Defoe accompanied by Mary Poovey and others, and thence to later uses of Robinson Crusoe to soothe the overwhelmed breast. Samuel Coleridge, who...
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Novel (2004) 37 (1-2): 216–220.
Published: 01 August 2004
..., definitions of landed ownership underlie definitions of the mobile conunodity. Through rigorous accounts of legal, philosophical, and novelistic texts, Schmdgen depicts an eighteenth-century world caught between sets of terms-in his account of Robinson Crusoe, for instance, between...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 157–175.
Published: 01 August 2017
... the text that Latour insists must be the starting point for any inquiry into his philosophy ( Harman 12 )—comes in an anecdote about Michel Tournier's version of the Robinson Crusoe myth: [ H ] alfway through the novel Friday carelessly blows up the powder magazine and Robinson finds himself as naked...
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Novel (2006) 39 (3): 443.
Published: 01 November 2006
... of imaginative expansion within a newly proprietary model of authorship circa 1825. And here difficult questions begin to arise. Why exactly these cases rather than others? What about-to take the most obvious omission-Robinson Crusoe, who was one of the period's most familiar fictional characters...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 95–114.
Published: 01 May 2016
... UP , 1973 . 302 – 47 . Defoe Daniel . Robinson Crusoe . 1719 . New York : Norton , 1994 . Derrida Jacques . Of Grammatology . Trans. Spivak Gayatri Chakravorty . Baltimore : Johns Hopkins UP , 1976 . Dimock Wai Chee . “ Low Epic .” Critical Inquiry 39...
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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 122–124.
Published: 01 May 1999
... and conformity, reason, and habit, and was both "self-reliant, yet culturally conformed" (39). Barney offers supple readings of eighteenth-century novels of education, from Robinson Crusoe to The Female Quixote, informed by and modeling these complex and con- tradictory pedagogical relations...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 533–537.
Published: 01 November 2018
... focus on the trope of the house as prison, Fraiman begins with a different kind of novelistic house, one also present from the beginnings of the novel: the house of what she calls “shelter writing” (9). Juxtaposing homemaking scenes in Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe and Leslie Feinberg's Stone Butch...