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Novel (1 August 2015) 48 (2): 190–207.
Published: 01 August 2015
... delivered a complex narrative that, far from legitimating a united Germany, demanded a long historical perspective on the end of the Cold War. Ein weites Feld represents a conscious attempt to use novelistic form as a kind of cultural politics, deployed against both a resurgent German nationalism and those...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 339–361.
Published: 01 August 2018
... a robust pluralist practice in fact demands categorical delineation and opposition. In this way, Zimbabwean writers' frequent reliance on binary oppositions becomes the starting point for theorizing an argumentative novel form, which responds to but may not directly reflect the anti pluralist...
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 502–524.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Fabio L. Vericat Abstract This essay proposes to consider how The American (1875) is symptomatic of Henry James's elocutionary insecurities about the demands the European nineteenth-century novel placed on the authorial voice—crucially aggravated by the American stutter that accompanied the young...
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Novel (1 August 2019) 52 (2): 284–303.
Published: 01 August 2019
... order to pass on. In the opening paragraphs of Childhood , the characters arrive on the other side of a similar portal, entering a world whose institutions reject belief as a form of unreasoned, passionate commitment. Where Costello refuses the institutional demand for belief, insisting that belief in...
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Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 483–499.
Published: 01 November 2010
... literary in our globalized, multimedia present? These questions also happen to lie at the heart of J. M. Coetzee's Diary of a Bad Year (2007). As I argue in this essay, this is not just because it is a challengingly singular literary act, which demands that we rethink some of our guiding assumptions about...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 23–26.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Aarthi Vadde This short piece argues that the demands of reading globally should change how we approach conversations about the ethical reading of minoritarian literature. Rather than assume a stable relationship between the imagined reader as subject and the text as object, we should consider how...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 311–317.
Published: 01 August 2009
...David Cunningham For Georg Lukács in his Theory of the Novel , if the abstraction inherent in the act of theorization itself is demanded in some way by the novel form, it is because in “the created reality” of the latter “totality can be systematized only in abstract terms.” Yet equally the novel...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 163–168.
Published: 01 May 2010
... interaction with a history sometimes called “the coolie trade.” The critical reading practice that I argue diasporic literature demands leads us from the literature back toward recognition of the archive itself as transnational. © 2010 by Novel, Inc. 2010 Works Cited Helly , Denise...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 257–275.
Published: 01 August 2012
... reinscription within transnational geographies of memory that both expand the number of groups that may lay claim to these legends and trouble the boundaries among those groups. In this way, Ondaatje's novels show us how to begin remapping communal pasts in response to the demands of global collectivity, a...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 253–274.
Published: 01 August 2013
..., demands a shift in interpretive practices: rather than reading vertically for a latent meaning that might lie hidden beneath a text, we read horizontally, tracing actively a network of places, times, and objects, a network that offers a new understanding of the interactions between historical contexts and...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 60–78.
Published: 01 May 2018
... the sensory-rich experiences of diminished perception over the normative demands of narrative resolution. Relying on low vision for their hazy, impressionist atmosphere, Conrad's novels specifically form a response to fin de siècle degeneration theory, which links proper perception to a larger...
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Novel (1 May 2001) 35 (1): 69–103.
Published: 01 May 2001
... ( 1965 ): 424 –37. Gilbert , Sandra M. , and Susan Gubar. The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination . New Haven: Yale UP, 1979 . Gordon , Barry . “Say’s Law, Effective Demand, and the Contemporary British Periodicals, 1820–1850...
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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 156–160.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., and Anton Shammas, Bernard explores how their texts struggle with the allegorical demand, with the demand, that is, to assert the correspondence of the individual consciousness of their protagonists and national collective consciousness. It should be noted here that she makes no distinction between...
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Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 424–442.
Published: 01 November 2010
... the labor that went into its production. Where in 1871 the Austrian Carl Menger and the Englishman William Stanley W. Jevons, in Principles of Economics and Theory of Political Economy, respectively, articulated the concepts of consumer satisfaction and demand “at the margin” (or in terms of the...
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Novel (1 August 2006) 39 (2): 280–283.
Published: 01 August 2006
... characterizes their imaginative labors as "strenuous" and indeed in his analyses of them they are. \Veinstein, whose manner throughout this estimable work is at once affable and determined, alerts us at once to the risky and demanding work ahead. Ths is not a book for those seeking effort- less release...
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Novel (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 490–494.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of citizenship by revisiting the antebellum past” (3). The “democratic aesthetic” they enact “consider[s] the demands of a post–civil rights political project.” These culture workers face a political predicament somewhat different from that of “their antebellum predecessors who shaped their rhetoric...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 175–178.
Published: 01 May 2016
..., free from bourgeois demands and “utterly spontaneous and happy in her disreputable life” (48) and at the same time as a tragic figure who will ultimately be broken. Because her dreams were always fated to come crashing down, the grisette functioned in France as a “compromise formation” by means of...
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Novel (1 August 2003) 36 (2): 273–276.
Published: 01 August 2003
... McWilliams demands, furthermore, does not translate into a thoroughgoing and coherent account of the critical and commercial circumstances that indi- rectly resulted from the Civil War and the Harlem Renaissance and directly affect the way Chesnutt and other African-American authors produced...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 140–143.
Published: 01 May 2012
...-reflexivity: in form, in politics, in identity, in the very ways we inhabit and stimulate our skins. White is also the blank space of the map, the projection on an apparent emptiness that demands to be filled. In certain discourses, of course, white plus woman equals a doubling of this blankness...
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Novel (1 August 2006) 39 (2): 299–302.
Published: 01 August 2006
... im@ by the dominant order. Whereas "Jim Crow society demands a subject who is bound by death and the unconscious, Wright is committed to Wig bound by conscious un- derstanding and a reflexive life: Wright's life depends on his success in bringing to con- sciousness all the details of the...