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Novel (1 August 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 for the...
Novel (1 May 2009) 42 (1): 145–148.
Published: 01 May 2009
... 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 of masochism and how it works in...
Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 488–491.
Published: 01 November 2011
... 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, allusive narrative...
Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 23–26.
Published: 01 May 2012
... 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 reading practice that would keep its distance, in a sense court- ing the rebuff that allows a work to maintain its autonomy. If particularist...
Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 364–367.
Published: 01 August 2016
... progressivism might be that no longer embeds an unscrutinized liberalism. ...
Novel (1 November 2007) 40 (3): 312–315.
Published: 01 November 2007
... networks of meaning. In texts 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...
Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 326–331.
Published: 01 August 2009
... 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- ded ideas of what...
Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 234–252.
Published: 01 August 2013
... addresses and general delivery, both identity and difference, these medial forms provide a van- tage point from which to view the novel’s own self-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...
Novel (1 August 2000) 33 (2): 157–174.
Published: 01 August 2000
... we read it as a national allegory, firmly embedded in both international and internal colo- delineates the boundary between England and abroad and that Grandison "passes as citizen of the world but is at heart John Bull" (168). NOVEL I SPRING 2000 nial relations...
Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 474–481.
Published: 01 November 2009
... mistake if we understand nature 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...
Novel (1 November 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 in...
Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2013
... 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 vantage point of the pedes- trian.7 In the process, this structure serves to demonstrate the...
Novel (1 November 2007) 40 (3): 240–264.
Published: 01 November 2007
... things with Shanghai. The adaptation of less-canonical fonns 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...
Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 257–275.
Published: 01 August 2012
... contexts would and should be added to its creation of Billy. Notably, Ondaatje’s choices of proliferation—the Sri Lanka anecdote and the Mexican performers—vivifies a method that does not just dig deeper but moves outward in an inversion of the expansionist credo embedded within frontier...
Novel (1 August 2015) 48 (2): 243–260.
Published: 01 August 2015
... 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 of literary representation, where European authors had already...
Novel (1 August 2001) 34 (2): 216–231.
Published: 01 August 2001
..., must ap- proach Mrs. Rayland not as heir presumptive, but rather, to coin a term, 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...
Novel (1 August 2014) 47 (2): 224–241.
Published: 01 August 2014
... the absence of metaphor. They are insistently recast in ﬁgurative language and often analogized: a double move that embeds their abstract authority in the concrete obviousness of the everyday while rendering them indistinguishable from rumor, superstition, and aphorism. It is tempting, at this...
Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 May 2019
... Press 2019 genre melodrama domestic fiction politics Recent attempts to redeem Condition of England novels from charges of conservatism often turn to the politics of form. Much attention has focused lately, for example, on what Amanda Anderson calls “the mode of (embedded) argument” in these novels...
Novel (1 November 2005) 38 (2-3): 165–192.
Published: 01 November 2005
... merit our attention. The longstanding hesitation in bringing out Fielding's sentimentalism reveals at least two things: first, a view into how sentimentalism bears on the history of sexuality, and sec- ond, a view into how the story of the "rise of the novel" embeds, within the novel form...
Novel (1 May 2004) 38 (1): 57–83.
Published: 01 May 2004
... the broader vernacular tradition in which the comic strip emerged-specifically the modern, urban comedy of American vaudeville beloved by West, and slapstick, its most representative comic form.8 West's desire to embed his novel's comic violence in See Agamben's formulation of...