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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 16–36.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Torleif Persson Abstract This article begins by noting that recent debates about the relevance of Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man to contemporary American culture enact an opposition between historicism (the idea that the novel is a Jim Crow artifact) and universalism (the idea that it transcends...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 294–319.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Jean-Christophe Cloutier This article considers the impact of the comic book on Ralph Ellison's concept of the novel form, tracing the comic book allusions scattered within Invisible Man as well as Ellison's work and association with Dr. Fredric Wertham, founder of the Lafargue Psychiatric Clinic...
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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 443–465.
Published: 01 November 2010
...J. Bradford Campbell This essay argues that Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man (1952) provides promising ground and a certain imperative to investigate the underexamined intersections between literature and the history of psychiatry. Especially where African American literature is concerned, there has...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 362–373.
Published: 01 August 2018
... dramatized in novels like Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man (1952) and Richard Wright's The Outsider (1953)—stresses the (long-denied) depth and complexity of black subjectivity, the former eschews considerations of black particularity for a punitive, state-sponsored approach to racial injustice. Copyright ©...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 515–518.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Lindsey Andrews BRADLEY ADAM , Ralph Ellison in Progress: From Invisible Man to Three Days before the Shooting … ( New Haven : Yale UP , 2010 ), pp. 256 , cloth, $27.50 , paper, $20.00 . © 2012 by Novel, Inc. 2012 Duke University Press Indeterminacy...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 123–127.
Published: 01 May 2017
... narrative fiction as an “instrument of sociological thought” in which collectivity is vividly present. “Sites mediate sociality” and provide occasions for that sociality to unfold (11). Works Cited Ellison Ralph . Invisible Man . New York : Random House , 1989 . Ginsberg Allen...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 159–163.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Avak Hasratian DUVALL JOHN N. , Race and White Identity in Southern Fiction: From Faulkner to Morrison ( New York : Palgrave Macmillan , 2008 ), pp. 194 , cloth, $80.00 . © 2011 by Novel, Inc. 2011 Duke University Press Works Cited Ellison Ralph . “Change the Joke...
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Novel (2002) 35 (2-3): 313–315.
Published: 01 November 2002
... tradition can be seen most clearly through references to Ralph Ellison in The Bluest Eye. By referring to Ellison's writings, Morrison's novel both conceals and displays a concern with an absent authenticity, miss- ing from the black middle class and located only in the past and specifically...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 281–285.
Published: 01 August 2015
... Kennedy's support (130). Throughout Hip Figures , Szalay develops the notion of a “second skin,” a term that also gives the title to a chapter on “Ralph Ellison's Second Skin.” This “second skin” works as a near-synonym for blackface, and throughout, Szalay builds on others' analyses of the complexity...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 117–120.
Published: 01 May 2018
... of harmony negatively. (102) Without that framework, Anderson's various brilliant insights never quite cohere. To take just one example, her reading of Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man slides from the issue of “liberalism” to Ellison's reliance on an ideal of “democracy.” Not only are those two...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 481–484.
Published: 01 November 2020
... objects, from canonical modernist works to contemporary novels and films to the It Gets Better Project. The list of authors covered is impressive. Charles Dickens, Marcel Proust, William James, Henry James, Thomas Mann, Virginia Woolf, Willa Cather, William Faulkner, and Ralph Ellison all have substantial...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 495–498.
Published: 01 November 2015
... not be absorbed or otherwise defined by either system,” he explains (81). Belletto goes on to compare the functions of fate and coincidence in Wright's Native Son and The Outsider, Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man , and Williams's The Man Who Cried I Am. While it is impressive that he is able to locate...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 144–146.
Published: 01 May 2013
... to represent or novelize or depict in the work of so many writers. Precisely because they command intense and visceral affec- tive responses, from the ambivalence with which Henry James both “romanticizes” and “indicts the telegraph” (75) throughout his late fiction to the uses that Ralph Ellison makes...
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Novel (2000) 33 (3): 377–405.
Published: 01 November 2000
... and Colored Bottles: The Anthropology of Culture in Twentieth-Century African-American Writing.” Diss. Columbia U , 1997 . Dyer , Richard . “‘White’: The Last ‘Special’ Issue on Race?” Screen 29.4 ( 1988 ): 44 –64. Dyer , Richard . White . New York: Routledge, 1997 . Ellison...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 162–165.
Published: 01 May 2016
... role in nation formation but unmooring it from the nation-state (6, 115), these novelists practice nation as Brent Edwards's writers practice diaspora (28): by imagining portable, mutable, diverse black communities bound more by what Ralph Ellison called “an identity of passions” than by a shared place...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 488–491.
Published: 01 November 2011
... and mixed- race children in these Asian American texts. As she puts it, “More overtly than most any Asian American texts before them, I would argue, these late twentieth-, early twenty-first- century fictions affiliate with extra-ethnic literary precursors; they choose ancestors, in Ellison’s phrase...
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Novel (2006) 39 (2): 179–203.
Published: 01 August 2006
... and Addresses, 1890–1919 . Ed. Philip S. Foner New York: Pathfinder, 1970 . 196 –210. Du Bois , W.E.B. The Souls of Black Folk . 1903. New York: New American Library, 1969 . Ellison , Ralph . “The World and the Jug.” 1964. Shadow and Act . New York: Vintage, 1995 . 107 –43...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 123–125.
Published: 01 May 2015
... American Novel—book after book, decade after decade, as if, this time, one might finally be right! Conversely, authors as various as Herman Melville, Edith Wharton, Sinclair Lewis, Ralph Ellison, John Updike, and Jonathan Franzen have continued to conceive of literary projects as expressions of America...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 148–156.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., The Intuitionist’s aesthetics are organized around ambiguity and Derridean différance, which are at one with Ellison’s figure of invisibility. The inability to fully recognize black subjectivity is not limited to whites; Ellison’s narrator also has various identities blindly thrust upon him by black...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 140–143.
Published: 01 May 2011
...) when faced with the stoic suffering of slaves of Indians. Elaborating on Julie Ellison’s interpretations, Boulukos describes a dynamic of stoicism and sentiment, exhibited for example in Joseph Addison’s Cato, that “is premised on the difference that calls out for identification to transcend...