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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 143–164.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Stefano Ercolino Abstract A narrative impulse and a scenic impulse: as Fredric Jameson persuasively argues in The Antinomies of Realism , the history of literary realism has been shaped by the dialectic between these two competing drives, each identified by a specific temporality. Yet realism's...
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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 443–465.
Published: 01 November 2010
... of the medical establishment's interests in black minds and bodies. Focusing on Invisible Man and an early excised chapter titled “Out of the Hospital and under the Bar,” this essay proposes that Ellison rewrites the terms of psychiatric discourse, embracing a dialectical understanding of neurosis that figures...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 96–114.
Published: 01 May 2020
... initiates a dialectical interplay of opposites—bringing together the familiar and the strange, the legible and the opaque, the boring and the fascinating. Although the narrator, Norton Perina, does everything he can to sustain this dialectic, the attenuated form of wonder that drives his curiosity...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 397–408.
Published: 01 November 2017
... not yet properly begun. The fundamentally dialectical project of critique—what Marx called the “ruthless criticism of everything existing” and what he practiced as its correlative utopian striving for what does not exist—has not yet taken foot in literary method. To explore what that project might look...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 311–317.
Published: 01 August 2009
... is evidently distinguished by a new kind of concreteness: a devotion to what Hegel called the “unendingly particular.” Such a dialectic “without synthesis” between its abstract and concrete tendencies is the very historical condition of the novel form. Contra Lukács's own later attempt to redeem a less tragic...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 343–348.
Published: 01 August 2009
..., the moral and psychic disintegration of individualism, upon which the liberal political imagination is founded. Fanaticism appears as the dialectical product of objective historical processes of modernization, a more radical ideology of modernity, rather than some primitive, residual, or atavistic moral...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 276–300.
Published: 01 August 2012
...), or a degenerating patriarch (Franzen), this encoded violence finds each text allegorizing the dialectical interinvolvement between order and force that characterizes moments of imperial transition. Seen in light of Giovanni Arrighi's discussion of long-duration historical cycles, these formal similarities authorize...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 320–325.
Published: 01 August 2010
... for the same scarce conversational space. The stark battle lines that, during the heyday of the Edinburgh literary scene, characterized journal divisions, political ones, even questions of linguistic fidelity to the Scots dialect may well have been what taught Hogg to conceptualize fiction as a site where...
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Novel (2022) 55 (2): 263–282.
Published: 01 August 2022
... economic landscape allows her to explore sites of anti-capitalist resistance that are often dismissed by traditional Marxists (and postmodern liberals) still wedded to a rigid Hegelian dialectic. Anticipating the insights of analytical Marxists and network theorists as well as the historical trajectory...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 547–565.
Published: 01 November 2022
...—with an all‐too‐real network of violence hard‐wiring them imperceptibly to each other. Beyond the latent dialectic of these disjunct prose episodes, the novel critiques a world “formed” on quite different principles, whose geopolitical systems it confronts on fiction's own resistant verbal terms. To argue...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 518–546.
Published: 01 November 2022
... conditions of possibility, so to speak—provides the larger perspective in which it can be seen in dialectical relation to contemporary literature and culture. Copyright © 2022 by Duke University Press 2022 gimmick Istanbul Museum of Innocence Orhan Pamuk The Museum of Innocence Readers...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 388–396.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of the Novel in that book's main section. The new antinomies in which Jameson recasts the dialectic of realism, narration and affect, draw on the modal antagonism between narrative and lyric that is opened in the Romantic bildungsroman (Goethe's Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship ), made foundational...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 167–189.
Published: 01 August 2015
... Sartre's unfinished tetralogy The Roads to Freedom (1945–49) to Doris Lessing's The Golden Notebook (1962) and Peter Weiss's trilogy The Aesthetics of Resistance (1975–81). Building on Alain Badiou's understanding of the militant subject's “fidelity” to the revolution, the article describes the dialectical...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 224–242.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Gayle Rogers This essay analyzes the infamously strange dialogue of For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940), in which characters speak English through a modified version of Spanish syntax, false cognates, and peculiar diction. It argues that Hemingway's creation of an Anglo-Spanish literary dialect...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 347–368.
Published: 01 November 2019
.... It argues that, in the mid-1950s, these writers politicized their discourse on culture partly under the influence of Mao's “Talks at the Yan'an Forum on Literature and Art.” In particular, they translated the tension between the state and the local, which is intrinsic to Mao's “Talks,” into the dialectical...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 424–443.
Published: 01 November 2011
...George Micajah Phillips This essay challenges the critical commonplace that modernism's response to imperialism and metropolitan culture can be best explained in terms of irony alone by arguing that curiosity works as modernist irony's shadow dialectic. Writing during London's era of colonial...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 323–343.
Published: 01 November 2015
... a return to modernism, then, than the development of a new form of realism, one produced through a dialectical overcoming of the particular understanding of history that undergirds one aspect of modernist aesthetic form. Copyright © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Amitav Ghosh Joseph Conrad...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 344–362.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Dean Franco This essay argues that metaphors are not objects that simply appear in literature but are phenomena, contingent on a reader's anticipation and affirmation. This dialectical relation, between the metaphors consciously and unconsciously patterned in texts and the receptivity of readers...
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Novel (2000) 33 (2): 264–266.
Published: 01 August 2000
...KARI WEIL CLAUDIA MOSCOVICI, Gender and Citizenship: The Dialectics of Subject-Citizenship in Nineteenth-Century French Literature and Culture (Oxford: Rowan and Littlefield, 2000), pp. 144, $18.95. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2000 2000 Androgyny and the Citizen-Subject...
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Novel (2004) 37 (3): 303–325.
Published: 01 November 2004
... . Black American Writing from the Nadir: The Evolution of a Literary Tradition, 1877–1915 . Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 1989 . Bruce , Dickson D. Jr . “On Dunbar’s ‘Jingles in a Broken Tongue’: Dunbar’s Dialect Poetry and the Afro-American Folk Tradition.” Martin 94 –113. Campbell...