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Novel (2006) 39 (3): 337–360.
Published: 01 November 2006
...MICHAEL SAYEAU Copyright © Novel Corp. 2006 2006 Works Cited Achebe , Chinua . “An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.” Heart of Darkness . Ed. Paul B. Armstrong New York: Norton, 2006 . 336 –49. Adorno , Theodor W. Aesthetic Theory . Trans. Robert...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 409–432.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Nidesh Lawtoo In the wake of Chinua Achebe's critique of Conrad as a “thoroughgoing racist,” much has been said about race in Heart of Darkness ; and yet, so far, the anthropological meaning of the rituals Conrad describes has tended to remain unexplored. “A Picture of Europe” reopens the race...
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Novel (2023) 56 (2): 163–185.
Published: 01 August 2023
... considerable popular acclaim, critics have yet to interrogate the troubling political vision they develop. The pivotal novum in the series—the new concept or creation, which Darko Suvin influentially identified as SF's chief mechanism for triggering “cognitive estrangement” in readers—is its “dark forest...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 219–239.
Published: 01 August 2019
... unobtrusively immanent to realist novels of empire such as Mansfield Park and Great Expectations , surfaces to the diegetic level and becomes available for critical scrutiny in high modernist novels such as Heart of Darkness or Absalom, Absalom! Drawing from writings by Max Weber (on guarantees of calculability...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 547–565.
Published: 01 November 2022
...‐nominated Bewilderment (2021), an important turn‐of‐the‐millennium work by this MacArthur‐lauded novelist, Plowing the Dark (2000), remains his most strenuous venture in what this article calls the open‐circuit structure of his typical multi‐plot narratives. Scenes of secretly funded VR aesthetics...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 304–310.
Published: 01 August 2009
... at the close of the nineteenth century via corsetless ingenues somnambulating alone in public after dark. These popular fictions converge with material culture in the dress reforms of fashion designers to advance women's increased mobility and sexual license—but at a cost. Together they connect women...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 57–66.
Published: 01 May 2014
... the dark climax of that modernity, with democracy still very much alive; the 1936 Essence of the National Polity , a book-length propaganda essay produced by a committee of literary scholars and political hacks in the linguistic vacuum of fascist Japan; and Oe Kenzaburo's 1964 A Personal Matter...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 276–300.
Published: 01 August 2012
... that enable them to be grouped across standard literary-historical periods. Each text draws on allegory to dramatize how brute physicality emerges with an almost mechanical inevitability in conditions of imperial transition. Whether it arrives as a dark double (Stevenson), an atavistic exception (Agamben...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 60–78.
Published: 01 May 2018
... of human development. Though Heart of Darkness follows such a formula by using the failure of sight to mark narrative decline, Conrad's later texts, especially The End of the Tether , disrupt any deterministic relationship between sight and progress. Joyce takes up a similar line in Portrait of the Artist...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 438–460.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of the genre's biographical pattern) culminates in a surreal encounter that Coetzee's readers have claimed limns a restorative justice or a utopic futurity. But these interpretations ignore the text's insistence on a silence that overwhelms language, the specter of mass death, and a summative darkness...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 251–270.
Published: 01 August 2010
... ways of telling the same story, namely that of the marriage-plot. The article suggests that the novel's vampire plot is an expression of the dark underside of its romantic plot. Seeing Jonathan's erotically charged incarceration by Dracula, a wealthy and gallant social superior, as a way of imagining...
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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 424–442.
Published: 01 November 2010
... and representational means through which national totalities are formulated in late imperial Britain. This essay places Jean Rhys's Voyage in the Dark (1934) in conversation with neoclassical and Keynesian economic theory and policy to specify where both are preoccupied with the notion of “equilibrium” (or the balance...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 465–468.
Published: 01 November 2015
... writers. Rewiring the Real does, clearly, support my concern. Four of five more or less equally substantial chapters are devoted to four novels: Gaddis's The Recognitions , Powers's Ploughing the Dark , Danielewski's House of Leaves , and DeLillo's Underworld . But I am given to understand...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 159–163.
Published: 01 May 2011
... Morrison’s notion of what it means for white authors to play with dark things; he also shows that there were and still are white authors who thoroughly enjoy, in his words, to play “as the dark” (xi). In order to develop his thesis that white writers were masking the dark secret of their own...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 166–170.
Published: 01 May 2016
...: ‘Enthusiastic Outbreak[s]’ in Heart of Darkness .” In that essay, Lawtoo sets out to test what he calls, quoting Heart of Darkness 's phrenologist, a “little theory”: “that Conrad's interest in identification is but an instance of his more general engagement with what . . . [he calls] psychic or affective...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 293–296.
Published: 01 August 2011
... advertisements. Heart of Darkness, Georg Simmel, flânerie, adrenaline, Isa- dora Duncan—the reader glimpses these fragments of speed culture over and over again, Novel: A Forum on Fiction 44:2  © 2011 by Novel, Inc. 294 novel | summer 2011 sometimes at a great distance, sometimes at close...
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Novel (2006) 39 (2): 291–294.
Published: 01 August 2006
... technological novelty while downplaying its strange bedfellow, technological normalization. Two examples clarify what is at stake in Daly's project. The set piece that opens his book is drawn from Dion Boucicault's 1868 play After Dark. A man is lying unconscious on the tracks of the London...
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Novel (2006) 39 (2): 204–220.
Published: 01 August 2006
... Cabin . Ed. Elizabeth Ammons and Susan Belasco. New York: MLA, 2000 . 120 –31. Levine , Robert S. Martin Delany, Frederick Douglass, and the Politics of Representative Identity . Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1997 . Lewis , Barbara . “Daddy Blue: The Evolution of the Dark...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 335–361.
Published: 01 November 2021
... to my argument is Mofolo's abiding interest in the “human.” Admittedly, the opening of Moeti seems to offer an inauspicious beginning for the African novel: In the black darkness, very black, in the times when the tribes were still eating each other like wild beasts, there lived a man [motho...
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Novel (2001) 34 (2): 293–308.
Published: 01 August 2001
... Unmodified: Discourses on Life and Law . London: Harvard UP, 1987 . Manzoni , Alessandro . The Betrothed . Trans. Bruce Penman. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1972 . Marx , Karl . Selected Writings . Ed. David McLellan. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1977 . Mazower , Mark . Dark Continent...