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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 31–46.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Zak Watson This article proposes a new account of the interplay of genre and desire in Charlotte Lennox's The Female Quixote . It claims that Arabella's education, her transition from the rules of romance to those of the novel, consists of her being drawn into the circuit of desire that defines her...
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Novel (1 November 2002) 35 (2-3): 211–230.
Published: 01 November 2002
... - Race and Racial Community through the Lens of Middle-Class Desire(s) NICOLE KING Consistently attended to by sociologists, political scientists and historians, black US intra-racial class difference (and conflict) has perhaps enjoyed its most com- plex ongoing...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 18–22.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Lorri Nandrea Psychoanalytic paradigms have been widely and successfully used to understand the relationships between desire and narrative fiction. The fact that Freud's theory accounts so well for the structure of many novels, particularly nineteenth-century novels, may lead critics to overlook...
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Novel (1 August 2004) 37 (1-2): 112–134.
Published: 01 August 2004
... as Desire and Death.” Sexy Bodies: The Strange Carnalities of Feminism . Ed. Elizabeth Grosz and Elspeth Probyn. London: Routledge, 1995 . 278 –99. Helsinger , Elizabeth K. , Robin Lauterbach Sheets, and William Veeder, eds. The Woman Question: Literary Issues, 1837–1883. Vol. 3 of The...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 304–310.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Lois Cucullu Following Bourdieu's lead in The Logic of Practice that “[t]he body believes in what it plays at,” this essay argues that novels help condition women to the new temporality of the late modern period, that of modern sleeplessness and overblown desire. In the same fin de siècle decade...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 511–516.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Michael Levenson This essay reanimates discussion of narrative temporality by retuning to a theoretical crux—the contest between succession and duration—and the relation of the crux to the work of private desire and social labor. The essay begins with Freud's assertion that “[e]very desire sooner...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 249–267.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Paul Hurh In recent criticism of Herman Melville's Pierre , Pierre's incestuous desire poses a challenge to the sympathetic model of democratic sociality: in transgressing filial distinctions, it erases the difference that makes sympathy possible and illustrates a limit point to the fantasy of...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 253–260.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Aviva Briefel This essay argues that by the second half of the nineteenth century, British artists and writers succumbed to “colonial-hand envy,” marked by a desire to claim the authenticity of South Asian manual productions. This condition flourished in a climate that mourned the figurative...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 337–342.
Published: 01 August 2009
... do not exemplify narrative desire, as Peter Brooks argued in Reading for the Plot as much as frustrate it. A close reading of Tristram Shandy shows that Laurence Sterne intended his novel to resist what he saw as a series of related mid-eighteenth-century cultural developments: a paradigm shift...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 538–545.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., and George Eliot's Middlemarch stakes its claim as a novel not only alongside, but also beyond, sensibilities and modes sociological, that other explorer of the “new social continent.” This essay shows that the novel's desire to secure its difference from sociological practices is strong enough to...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 157–162.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Annette Van This essay speculates about the future of the novel and the novel's futurism, focusing on the ethics of this form given its historical links to the emergence of the Enlightenment subject under capitalism and the nation-state. Do we still need or desire the novel? Is the novel still...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 202–220.
Published: 01 August 2012
... “objectivity.” Critics of McEwan who accuse his world of being politically conservative fail to account for the effects of this critique of immodesty, which calls into question the very definitions of “the literary” and “the political” that are deployed against him. The desire to insert McEwan's work into...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 13–18.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., desires, feelings, and intentions. I introduce the term “sociocognitive complexity” to describe patterns of embedment of mental states within mental states in fiction and discuss the role of social situations featuring third-level embedment—a mind within a mind within a mind—in prose fiction, drama, and...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 27–29.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., among other texts) are not always what scholars of literature would see as desirable. © 2012 by Novel, Inc. 2012 Duke University Press Forum: What Can Reading Do? Reading at Large: Reflections on the Forum “What...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 186–207.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Ulka Anjaria This essay moves away from accounts of social realism, which privilege its political aims over its aesthetic innovations. I argue that social realism written under colonialism was part of a larger intellectual project to rethink the desirability and content of nationalism by testing...
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Novel (1 November 2012) 45 (3): 368–388.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Michael Parrish Lee This essay argues that modern Anglo-American reading practices are structured by a system of value that defines the social against material appetite. This system of value is at root novelistic, based in an uneven narrative and characterological dichotomy between sexual desire...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 424–437.
Published: 01 November 2013
... participants' desire to experience time as pleasurably oriented to future gratification. Ulysses 's bad jokes are symptoms of the striated and retrogressive experience of a colonized community, which is politically oriented to the past. Humor in Ulysses takes place in a nonsynchronous time (to adopt Ernst...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 322–338.
Published: 01 August 2018
... a conscious critique of that very desire. Copyright © 2018 by Novel, Inc. 2018 Teju Cole Open City cosmopolitanism world literature anglophone novel “Others are not like us . . . their forms are different from ours.” —Teju Cole, Open City “Don't books come to us from a...
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Novel (1 August 2015) 48 (2): 208–223.
Published: 01 August 2015
... conditions of Hamsun's Norway, which was one of Europe's least developed nations in the nineteenth century. Where critics have tended to treat the hunger that drives Hamsun's novel in terms of the desires and affects of metropolitan modernity, this article instead reads starvation as a transnational...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 63–84.
Published: 01 May 2015
... installment, turning novel form into an ongoing formation. The resulting model of character psychology is one that replaces interiority with interaction and individuated desire with physiological affect. Copyright © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Charles Dickens serial science In an 1872...