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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 227–250.
Published: 01 August 2010
... individualism, the current essay argues that Dickens's fiction instead performs an ongoing and intentionally failed experiment in population management. The Dickensian novel generates an apparent surplus of biological life that allows its narratives to reconstitute the social body in new terms; rather than...
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Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 401–423.
Published: 01 November 2010
... such problems in its narrative. The importance of Jamesian tact extends, I argue, to current studies of literary character and novelistic form, where a reading of James can help critics to develop theories of the novel that place ethics at the center of formalist criticism. Such repositioning can help...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 444–465.
Published: 01 November 2011
...” and questions whether this critical agenda can be linked to the definitions of artistic autonomy currently informing discussions of indigenous sovereignty and tribal nationalism. © 2011 by Novel, Inc. 2011 Duke University Press Works Cited Aldama Frederick Luis . Rev. of Red Matters...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 268–291.
Published: 01 August 2011
... plural modernisms and yet retaining modernism as the field's key identifier. It suggests that there is an ethical oversight in doing so while repudiating the critical and aesthetic models that made the current field configuration possible. Contemporary modernist studies owe a debt to the newly minted...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 292–307.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Rachel Greenwald Smith Abstract Neoliberalism and authoritarianism: it is clear that aspects of both of these concepts are explanatory of our current moment, one in which neoliberal policies have continued to expand even as certain sociopolitical features of authoritarianism have been on the rise...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 339–361.
Published: 01 August 2018
... commitments of lived imperial and/or nationalist politics. In the context of African literature specifically, the essay also offers a new through-line connecting key liberation-era fiction (e.g., Charles Mungoshi, Dambudzo Marechera) with some of its current transnational successor texts (e.g., NoViolet...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 31–37.
Published: 01 May 2010
... religious-political currents, I argue that the novel's marriage plot emerged as both a cultural agent of the Erastian state and an expression of a highly labile, conservative, patriot opposition. It did so, therefore, as an English marriage plot which placed Anglican ritual and relations between vicars and...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 297–303.
Published: 01 August 2009
... of Melanie Klein begins to suggest why it should have such a consequential literary role. Attending to the primitive, destructive, and relational qualities that Klein associates with this affect enables us to identify a literary current of envy—one that elucidates the emotionally violent, socially...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 65–71.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Dierdra Reber Given the cultural ascendance of visuality, what is the place of the written text within visual culture? Are there ways in which written narrative strategies privilege image over word? This essay studies how three Latin American texts move generationally toward the current era of...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 349–354.
Published: 01 August 2009
... curiously formulaic design offers another means by which it dramatizes the poverty of the anti-instrumental tradition in the current political landscape. Ultimately, I suggest, we may understand these dramas of immediacy, and the related interest in those suffering from human rights abuses, as a symptomatic...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 10–25.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Ursula K. Heise This essay examines the convergence of the science-fiction motif of terraforming with current discussions of the Anthropocene. In the process, it outlines a vision of the city, not as the antithesis to nature or a biological wasteland but as itself a form of nature. This vision of...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 95–114.
Published: 01 May 2016
... current environmental predicament might look like. The foundational text of all modern novel theory begins with a paean to astrology. “Happy are those ages when the starry sky is the map of all possible paths—ages whose paths are illuminated by the light of the stars,” Georg Lukács declares in the...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 329–337.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Jonathan Arac Examining changes in the study of the novel since Novel began publication in 1967, this essay focuses on the current importance of world literature as a topic for debate and exploration and suggests that complex relationships with the study of postcolonial literature have helped to...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 360–364.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Nicholas Daly In this short article, Daly considers the history of literary cultural studies from its heyday in the 1990s to its current more modest position. There are a number of reasons one could adduce for its slide into relative marginality, including the predictable dilution of such a...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 426–435.
Published: 01 November 2017
... “expectations”: stories that justify rather than explain our current standing. Is the taste for fantasy and nonrealist speculation, then, indicative of an escapist tendency to foreclose on the universalist presumptions encoded in realist fiction? The age of patrimonial agglomeration may seem a death knell to...
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Novel (1 November 2005) 38 (2-3): iv.
Published: 01 November 2005
... the Frer1crcl.1 Novel, 2569-1792 and of Wzite h4en Aren't. He is currently working on a book on ambivalence. SCOTT BLACK teaches English at the University of Utah. His book, Of Essnys nnd Rending iri Enrly Modern Brzinlri, has been published this year by Palgrave. PAUL KELLEHEli is...
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Novel (1 August 2000) 33 (2): v.
Published: 01 August 2000
... and is currently finishing a book about print scandal and national identity. CAROLINE REITZ is Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati. She has recently published in Genre and Victorian Periodicals Review and is currently working on a book provisionally titled The...
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Novel (1 November 2001) 34 (3): iv.
Published: 01 November 2001
... University of Warwick. She is the author of Sylvia Plath and the Theatre of Mo~irningand of articles on modernist poetry and fiction. Her current research is conceved with modernism, visual technologies, and the representation of urban space. STACEY MARGOLIS teaches English at the University of...
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Novel (1 November 2006) 39 (3): iv.
Published: 01 November 2006
...: Clrnrncter nrtd Gouerr~nt~ceiii n Librmi Society and the co-editor of Goth: Uriilenri SriDcriltrrre. She is currently completing a book-length study tentatively entitled Victorlnrr I~riernntioriniisir~s:British Er~cotrnterswith "tlre Sor~th." MICHAEL SAYEAU is Assistant Professor of English at...
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Novel (1 May 2007) 41 (1): iv.
Published: 01 May 2007
... ideas of happiness to theorize a utopian politics and traces the narrative processes by which a politics of happiness is erased in the eighteenth century. DANIEL STOUT recently completed his Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University and is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Wake Forest...