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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 121–125.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Mark Goble NIELAND JUSTUS , Feeling Modern: The Eccentricities of Public Life ( Champaign : U of Illinois P , 2008 ), pp. 336 , cloth, $60.00 , paper, $25.00 . © 2011 by Novel, Inc. 2011 Duke University Press Eccentrism justus nieland...
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Novel (1 August 2006) 39 (2): 284–287.
Published: 01 August 2006
... sacrosanct borders. Or- ganizing his analysis around the concept of "eccentricity," he eloquently argues that to be cultivated is not only to go out and see one's other, but also to inhabit the other's position RALPH E. RODRIGUEZ I THE INVENTION OF DIFFERENCE and bring it into...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): v–vi.
Published: 01 August 2010
... completing a book titled “Fiction after Liberalism.”  JUSTUS NIELAND is associate professor of English at Michigan State University. He is the author of Feeling Modern: The Eccentricities of Public Life (2008) and the coauthor of Film Noir: Hard-Boiled Modernity and the Cultures of Globalization (2009...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 156–158.
Published: 01 May 2011
... of some of the most important yet eccentric masterpieces of the era and positions them crucially as an alternative approach to the question of realism. jay clayton, Vanderbilt University...
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Novel (1 August 2000) 33 (2): 261–263.
Published: 01 August 2000
... to write about an eccentric subject, Bette London in Writing Double recounts the collaborative practices of primarily non- canonical women writers (the Brontes, the Yeatses, "Michael Field," Mary and Jane Findlater, "Martin Ross") who "became authors in ways not institutionally legitimated...
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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 133–135.
Published: 01 May 2013
... pathology is the distortion many critics have taken for mere eccentricity, and Dickens clarifies even when he seems to obscure. “Ghosts arise from human actions and may be dispelled by them. They are not supernatural; their explanation is social. As dirt is ‘matter in the wrong place,’ so the ghosts...
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Novel (1 November 2007) 40 (3): 320–322.
Published: 01 November 2007
..., Unnatural Voices: Extreme Narration in Modern and Contemporary Fiction (Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2006), pp. 166, cloth, $55.95, paper, $24.95, CD, $9.95. Unnatural Voices is the first sustained study of outrageous, impossible, experimental and eccentric narrative point-of-view in modem and...
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Novel (1 November 2008) 41 (2-3): 382–387.
Published: 01 November 2008
... scholarship as well; it is no longer crea- tive artists alone who, by employing an aesthetic of assemblage, exhibit their "obsessions with the dated refuse of mass culture and the stories buried in it" (173). Commentary emerges as an eccentric activity aimed at displacing intefiectual understanding in...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 May 2018
... conversation” ( 21 ). It is precisely on the surface of conversation that Larsen finds a point of departure for her own eccentric novel of manners. 5 Such shared use of small talk allows us to hear in Larsen's echoes of James and Wharton a distinctly American genealogy for the novel of manners. 6 What is...
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Novel (1 August 2017) 50 (2): 217–235.
Published: 01 August 2017
... as an “eccentric” in Woloch's binary categorization of minor characters: the eccentric “grates against his or her position and is usually, as a consequence, wounded, exiled, expelled, ejected, imprisoned, or killed (within the discourse , if not the story )” (25). Hans is the character in Daniel...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 293–296.
Published: 01 August 2011
... and car culture in the early twentieth century, we find instead a diffuse, at times eccentric account of the cultural appeal of velocity and the way it configured everything from popular novelistic genres and amusement parks to commodity fetishism and late capitalist literary theory. Which is...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 493–496.
Published: 01 November 2014
... be a placeholder for a more specific exposition of how this transmission works (16). McCabe’s use of eccentric itinerants as first-person narrators, for example, made me wonder whether Samuel Beckett played a role in conveying a queer modernist aesthetic from Joyce and Synge to McCabe (the...
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Novel (1 May 2007) 41 (1): 145–148.
Published: 01 May 2007
..., is the novel's condition of possibility. The history of the book needs to be doubled, then, by a geography of the book. The novel, we all know, resists rules: so do the contributors to these volumes, who al- low themselves polemic, eccentricity, and digression. The footnotes veer from...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 184–201.
Published: 01 August 2012
... Pickering. She finds that the central character in Sandra’s novel, Alastair, bears an uncanny resemblance to the central figure in her own most famous work of fic- tion. Both figures share distinctive behavioral eccentricities such as the tendency to wear unmatching socks, chronic clumsiness, and...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 472–476.
Published: 01 November 2014
... reproduces the knockabout of his own earlier stage come- dies; and second, that eighteenth-century readers mostly appreciated Fielding’s novel as a bit of silly fun—a farce between covers—and thought of Parson Adams, in particular, not as an amiably eccentric paragon but as a comedic butt and scapegoat...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 366–372.
Published: 01 November 2009
... (Emile Zola) or eccentrics immured in the chambers of the mind (Marcel Proust). It is a powerful and influential story but one with many lacunae, including a relative lack of interest in women’s writing or in gender and sexuality at large. For this set of observations, I explore two other...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 517–523.
Published: 01 November 2009
... has something to offer to that theorization. But I want to make the eccentric claim that the expansive length of Bleak House makes the nineteenth-century novel more successful than any recent film at capturing the complexity and power of networked social experience. “Why, Esther,” says John...
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Novel (1 August 2001) 34 (2): 232–266.
Published: 01 August 2001
... exemplary, Edgeworth appears a "jackdaw" collector of the eccentric and strange for their own sakes: If is a representationalfiction that repeatedly, almost obsessively, incorporates the real, its pages punctuated with everything from recipes for humane rabbit traps and records of Wesf...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 88–105.
Published: 01 May 2011
... from their social behavior” (309). Because in the eigh- teenth century specialized discourses had not acquired the public authority they would come to have as a result of nineteenth-century scientific and technological advances, they were routinely associated with eccentricity and dilettantism and...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 424–437.
Published: 01 November 2013
... describes laughter as “a sort of social gesture” launched in the face of contrary gestures of nonconformity or disruption. “By the fear which it inspires, it restrains eccentricity, keeps constantly awake and in mutual contact certain activities of a secondary order which might retire into their shell...