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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 320–325.
Published: 01 August 2010
... degree zero, where various possible explanations hang in equipoise with one another. Stories accordingly often end with some seemingly unrelated detail that serves to embed the entire tale within in a universe where stories, poems, and inscriptions, each equally unlikely, are forced to compete...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 145–148.
Published: 01 May 2009
... theory for the way novels embed within their narratives a theory of how they engage the reader; this theory, she argues, is then enacted in the process of reading and again in scholarly engagements with the novels. The sensation novel thus consciously reflects on and develops a theory...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 23–26.
Published: 01 May 2012
... designed to fend off their voracious impulses and desires for easy communion. In this scenario, entitlement is a sign of a reader not “getting it,” and he or she never will so long as the impulse to know embeds the presumption that he or she deserves to know. Particularists endorse an ethical...
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Novel (2023) 56 (2): 305–308.
Published: 01 August 2023
..., or character,” gives an exciting sense of the possibilities of reading along the lines imagined by Best and Marcus. Zhang declares that she is “primarily interested in tracing recurrent patterns and structures across descriptive passages,” doing so “to isolate the assumptions these forms embed and to trace...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 364–367.
Published: 01 August 2016
... world in which we live, and in so saying I do not think I am a revolutionary, simply a progressive. It seems time to imagine what a progressivism might be that no longer embeds an unscrutinized liberalism. Vanden Bossche Chris R. , Reform Acts: Chartism, Social Agency, and the Victorian Novel...
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Novel (2007) 40 (3): 312–315.
Published: 01 November 2007
... that matter to me, it also embeds these choices in ima@ worlds in which choices matter, in which consequences can be felt on the pulse" (264, emphasis added). I emphasize Wollaeger's phrasing here because it raises the question of what matters most inMadernism, Media, and Propaganda. Coming more from...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 488–491.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., who otherwise is an emblem of the desire for interracial concilia- tion. Rather, Lee negotiates the complex history and set of racial meanings on a formal level: “What the plot cannot make happen, Lee works to accomplish aesthetically, embed- ding a more idealist vision in his richly imbricated...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 326–331.
Published: 01 August 2009
... in mind, I suggest instead the following: 1. Our notion of what qualifies as literary-critical theory is overly narrow, and it could be usefully supplanted by a concept of critical “protocol”: the set of normative practices (such as citation) that express embed...
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Novel (2000) 33 (2): 157–174.
Published: 01 August 2000
..., and difference. Thus its adoption as a specifically English trait offers a powerful way of bolstering Englishness at the moment of its exposure to the other. Grandison's preoccupations with international relations suggest that we read it as a national allegory, firmly embedded in both international...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 234–252.
Published: 01 August 2013
...-identification as a medium. For An American Tragedy, the novel is as much of a medial object as those it embeds within the narrative. The loops it enacts between its underlying material meta- phors, stamping, and something like a modernist narrative interiority are reflex- ive. “Material metaphor” refers...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 497–503.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Susan S. Lanser Scholars have rightly argued that one underpinning of the novel as it “rises” in the eighteenth century is its investment in consolidating heteronormativity. Reading narrative form as a site of sexual content, however, makes the case for a sapphic undertext embedded primarily...
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Novel (2023) 56 (1): 39–61.
Published: 01 May 2023
... conventions and canons toward plasticity, self-reflection, and dialogue in the present. With this argument, he embeds a process resembling Symbolist life-creation in the very texture of reading and writing in the age of the novel. The novel, by contrast, takes the contemporary as its point of departure...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 474–481.
Published: 01 November 2009
... for him as a stable bedrock over which transient human histories play out. Instead it would seem more productive to understand Hardy’s “natural” or nonhuman world as fully embedded into and inextricable from the human or social world. In any event, this is certainly the case when it comes...
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Novel (2007) 40 (3): 240–264.
Published: 01 November 2007
... of modernist writing (thriller; travelogue) is a tactic in what we might call Ishiguro's "neo-modernismthe conscription of structural elements like the novel of consciousness and unreliable narration for projects that embed contemporary concerns not in postmodem simulations or knowing...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2013
... the points of view of the unnamed narrator and the orphaned housekeeper Esther Summerson, enacts the double vision that Michel de Certeau has argued characterizes urban experience, in which the panoptic point of view held by cartographers and city planners serves as a counterpoint to the embedded...
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Novel (2001) 34 (2): 216–231.
Published: 01 August 2001
..., as heir desirous, and his success depends on how well he inserts himself into her world of absolute dominion. Smith embeds in Mrs. Rayland a concern for form and family that relies solely on assumptions of inbred "quality" rather than wealth. Mrs. Rayland displays a romantic attachment...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 243–260.
Published: 01 August 2015
... with the intertextual incorporation of Western narrative, it acknowledges the work's second-, or even third-, degree origins: he introduces his novel as one that looks to a West that is already looking back at it. Al-Khūrī's novel thus self-consciously embeds itself in an already existing transnational circuit...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 257–275.
Published: 01 August 2012
... performers—vivifies a method that does not just dig deeper but moves outward in an inversion of the expansionist credo ­embedded within frontier mythology. What makes the 2008 edition of Collected Works so interesting is the way its archival accumulations tie into a transnational theory...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 235–253.
Published: 01 August 2020
... of what is made. This house is an embedded joke, a visual pun, the small scope of local color literature suddenly appearing literalized in local color literature—the novel extruding a little model of itself, literal and figurative, as a sort of operations manual. The visual pun is a means for the novel...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 143–164.
Published: 01 August 2020
... ) requires reconsideration of the dialectic of realism as inflected by Jameson. To this end, I will call into question Jameson's view of realism and embed it within a broader dialectical layout including an additional impulse: the speculative impulse . Like the narrative and the scenic impulses...