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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, Feeling Modern: The Eccentricities of Public...
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Novel (1 August 2006) 39 (2): 284–287.
Published: 01 August 2006
... 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 one's living room through magazines...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): v–vi.
Published: 01 August 2010
... “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).  SAMUEL OTTER is...
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Novel (1 August 2000) 33 (2): 261–263.
Published: 01 August 2000
... Double: Women's Literary Partnerships (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1999), pp. 232 + xii, cloth, $45.00, paper, $18.95. Introducing her book with apologies for having chosen to write about an eccentric subject, Bette London in Writing Double recounts the collaborative practices of primarily...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 156–158.
Published: 01 May 2011
... hardly repre- sent the mainstream of nineteenth-century photographic practice. Novak’s actual achieve- ment is to highlight a neglected vein of nineteenth-century literature and visual culture, 158 novel | spring 2011 one that makes sense of some of the most important yet eccentric...
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Novel (1 November 2007) 40 (3): 320–322.
Published: 01 November 2007
... 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 contemporary fiction. With...
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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 133–135.
Published: 01 May 2013
... 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 of Bleak House arise...
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Novel (1 November 2008) 41 (2-3): 382–387.
Published: 01 November 2008
... 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 favor of the "corporeal stimulation and affect" that intimate...
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Novel (1 August 2017) 50 (2): 217–235.
Published: 01 August 2017
... “Nemesis” that may or may not explain the consequences of actions in Eliot: “Hans was made for mishaps: his very limbs seemed more breakable than other people's—his eyes more of a resort for uninvited flies and other irritating guests” (378). 8 This singularity helps to mark Hans as an “eccentric” in...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 May 2018
... 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 striking about Clare Kendry's use of small...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 293–296.
Published: 01 August 2011
... 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 not to say that what we get is a less than...
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Novel (1 May 2007) 41 (1): 145–148.
Published: 01 May 2007
... 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 lilliputian self-indulgence to brobdingnagian hubris...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 493–496.
Published: 01 November 2014
... 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 narrator’s desperate bicycle ride...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 184–201.
Published: 01 August 2012
... 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, according to Helen, “other, less tangible similarities, harder to pin down, but very...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 517–523.
Published: 01 November 2009
... 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 Jarndyce, after Sir...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 366–372.
Published: 01 November 2009
...) 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, perhaps...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 472–476.
Published: 01 November 2014
... 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, just...
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Novel (1 August 2001) 34 (2): 232–266.
Published: 01 August 2001
..." 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 Indian slave torture to transmutations of...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 88–105.
Published: 01 May 2011
... 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 thus made apt material for a novelist’s satire. Uncle Toby from Tristram Shandy belongs to this...
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Novel (1 November 2016) 49 (3): 449–466.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Holmes's eccentricities and aloof character. The two men move into 221B Baker Street, and thereafter Watson sets out to discover what all of Holmes's peculiar interests add up to. Naturally, this first mystery—what is Sherlock Holmes's profession?—is too deep for Watson, but no sooner has Holmes told...