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Novel (1 May 2000) 34 (1): 5–27.
Published: 01 May 2000
... State UP, 1988 . Williams , Raymond . The Country and the City . New York: Oxford UP, 1973 . Yeazell , Ruth Bernard . “The Boundaries of Mansfield Park.” Representations 7 ( 1984 ): 133 –52. Austen's Powers: Engaging With Adam Smith in Debates...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 382–401.
Published: 01 November 2011
... aesthetics. Uncoupling the term middlebrow from its familiar location within debates concerning cultural capital, “Rebuilding Bildung ” locates the middlebrow at the heart of a widespread mid-century debate concerning the value of aesthetic experience. In particular, this article argues that middlebrow...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 316–342.
Published: 01 August 2016
... myths of both British and American power in their turns. If the eclipse of British hegemony conditioned the realism wars of the 1880s–90s and the rise of US hegemony conditioned the realism wars of the 1950s–60s, is it possible to comprehend our own emergent realist turn—and the debates it has begun to...
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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): 441–451.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Ellen Rooney Rooney's essay addresses the question of novel reading and novel form in feminist literary critique and recent debates on reading by way of Sianne Ngai's work on the interesting and its intersection with the novelistic and with a contemporary figure of feminist protest: the pussy hat...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 175–182.
Published: 01 August 2009
... are true because “certitude [i.e., true belief] is accompanied … by a specific feeling, proper to it, and discriminating it from other states, intellectual and moral.” By contrast, In “The Portrait of Mr. W. H.” (1889) and elsewhere, Wilde attempts to make all beliefs seem open to doubt and debate...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 221–237.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Clemens Spahr As closely as the issues of representation, ethics, and politics were connected in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, the scholarly debate over its literary representations soon shifted to questions of trauma and commemoration, a shift in emphasis that often displaced concerns with the...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 31–55.
Published: 01 May 2012
... a shift in the focus of public sympathy from incompetent aristocratic officers to heroic working-class soldiers—thus moving Russell's reports into the realm of the realist novel, as its terms were being debated and defined in the 1850s. The essay compares Russell's journalism with George Eliot's...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 67–87.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Leslie Bruce In their debates preceding the 1857 Divorce Act, legislators unwittingly aligned abused wives and priests in ways that brought into focus both groups' economic dependence upon their superiors. I contend that Margaret Oliphant's Salem Chapel (1863) employs the very alignment Parliament...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 402–423.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Tyson Stolte This article reads Dickens's fascination with rotting bodily matter in Bleak House as a response to mid-Victorian psychological debates about the nature of mind and the possibility of immortality. Critics have tended to treat the novel's fixation on such matter as primarily a product...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 249–267.
Published: 01 August 2011
... incest through dialogue with inanimate objects reflects the special problem that the incest taboo poses to debates between cultural and biological approaches to the study of human behavior. The sound of incest in Pierre thus can be seen to generate a metaphysical skepticism that does not frustrate desire...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 214–233.
Published: 01 August 2013
... statistical analysis in Scenes of Clerical Life, Middlemarch , and Daniel Deronda. In the second half of this essay, I offer a rereading of Dickens's Great Expectations and argue that the International Statistical Congress of 1860, the Census of 1861, and the surrounding debates regarding the value of...
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Novel (1 November 2012) 45 (3): 409–432.
Published: 01 November 2012
... picture of Europe—that is, a mimetic picture that struggles to make us see the horrors that ensue when massive forms of ritual frenzy break out, not so much at the heart of Africa but at the heart of Europe instead. It is this essay's contention that the terms of the race debate need to be reframed in...
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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 44–63.
Published: 01 May 2019
... time, challenges to historicist literary interpretation have sought to rescale the temporal units we use to contextualize the objects we study. This essay argues that Thomas Hardy's novels, which often address inhuman scales of time, reveal how literary debates about scale might productively contribute...
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Novel (1 August 2015) 48 (2): 190–207.
Published: 01 August 2015
... of the twentieth century, Ein weites Feld should be promoted as a key text for our understanding of the twenty-first and as an example of how the novel as a form still has a role in public political debates. Copyright © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Günter Grass Ein weites Feld Cold...
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Novel (1 August 2015) 48 (2): 243–260.
Published: 01 August 2015
... such novel within larger debates surrounding the importation and use of foreign objects. By focusing on how translation enables texts to move, we see how these novels help engender transformations in form, how they create but also destabilize imagined communities, and how they provoke new assessments...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 49–64.
Published: 01 May 2016
... disconnect between the United States' Lockean ideals and its very un-Lockean patterns of property ownership—a disconnect that became acute within Jacksonian democracy. In doing so, Sheppard Lee reframes a wider debate among early American writers about the future of the novel in the United States. The most...
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Novel (1 May 2009) 42 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 May 2009
... foregrounding of the referential/nonreferential duality of realism and the semantic slipperiness of language via a debate on the existence of ghosts, and Brönte's deployment of extrasensory perception to advance an open-ended conception of reality and blur the distinction between “normal” and “paranormal...
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Novel (1 May 2009) 42 (1): 23–39.
Published: 01 May 2009
... because they understood fictional representation itself as an assault, a means of revenge, a vitriolic mode of writing. For both writers this had everything to do with their conception of realism—and with their own participation in the quintessential late Victorian debate about realism in fiction. The...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 251–270.
Published: 01 August 2010
... the predicament of the well-married wife has implications for the much-debated question of the novel's relationship to homosexuality and to the “closet.” The argument reverses the more common view of postcolonial and queer theorists concerning orientalism and perversion in Stoker's novel by suggesting...