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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 19–37.
Published: 01 May 2022
... in sabotaging Nigerian dreams of freedom. Here Nwaubani reconfigures the conventional bildungsroman by redirecting her narrative from the trajectory of personal and national coming of age to a story of survival and subversion of the ideology of progress. In the landscapes of empire, Jed Esty argues, late...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 226–249.
Published: 01 August 2018
... and technofetishistic ones. Using these novels as test cases, the essay unpacks the relation between the means of distributing death in our late imperial moment and the regime of perception proper to our dying empire. Copyright © 2018 by Novel, Inc. 2018 drones neoliberalism imperialism Tom McCarthy Trevor...
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Novel (2003) 36 (3): 307–329.
Published: 01 November 2003
... for Democracy . 1951. The Abinger Edition of E. M. Forster. Ed. Oliver Stallybrass. Vol. 11 . London: Edward Arnold, 1972 . Furbank , P. N. E. M. Forster: A Life . 2 vols . London: Secker and Warburg, 1977 –78. Guha , Ranajit . “Not at Home in Empire.” Critical Inquiry 23 (Spring...
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Novel (2003) 36 (3): 374–397.
Published: 01 November 2003
... , Joseph . “Tales of the Sea.” Notes on Life and Letters . London: J. M. Dent, 1921 . Conroy , Mark . “Colonial Self-Fashioning in Conrad: Writing and Remembrance in Lord Jim.” L’Epoque Conradienne 19 ( 1993 ): 25 –36. Constantine , Stephen . “Empire Migration and Social Reform...
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Novel (2005) 39 (1): 133–134.
Published: 01 May 2005
...NICHOLAS DALY CAROLINE REITZ, Detecting the Nation: Fictions of Detection and the Imperial Venture (Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2004), pp. 184, cloth, $59.95, paper, $19.95. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2005 2005 The Empire and the Police CAROLINE REITZ, Detecting...
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Novel (2006) 39 (2): 273–275.
Published: 01 August 2006
...RYAN TRIMM JED ESTY, A Shrinking Island: Modernism and National Culture in England (Princeton: Princeton UP, 2004), pp. 285, cloth, $55.00, paper, $19.95. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2006 2006 The Incredible Shrinking Empire FD ES~,A Shrinking Island: Moderilism...
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Novel (2003) 36 (2): 270–272.
Published: 01 August 2003
...DANA D. NELSON AMY KAPLAN, The Anarchy of Empire in the Making of U.S. Culture (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2003), pp. 256, cloth, $37.50. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2003 2003 American Empire AMY KAFLAN, The Anarchy of Empire in the Making...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 150–155.
Published: 01 May 2017
... the object it attempts to represent—namely the social totality itself—is not an empirical entity and cannot be made to materialize as such in front of the individual viewer. In effect, the new figure we are asked to supply continues to suggest something other than itself. —Fredric Jameson...
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Novel (2007) 41 (1): 145–148.
Published: 01 May 2007
.... of narrative fiction from the iversity of Nebraska Press Reviews The Novel's Empirical World FRANC0 h?ORETTI, ED., The Novel, Volulne I: History, Geography, and C~dltlire (Princeton: Princeton UP, 2006), pp. 928, cloth, $125.00, paper...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 43–64.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Emily Laskin Abstract This article examines Kipling's 1901 novel Kim in light of the period's contemporary geopolitical events, arguing that the novel imagines both the end of the British Empire and a utopian state in which empire is static and eternal. The essay uncovers a parallel between...
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Novel (2022) 55 (2): 305–323.
Published: 01 August 2022
... empire's devastating cycles of scarcity and waste. The Big House in Watt is the estate of Mr. Knott, to which apparently “nothing could be added . . . and from it nothing taken away.” As his servant Watt discovers, however, the high quality of life inside the home is ensured by the continual production...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 444–462.
Published: 01 November 2022
... about what classification looks like or how it proceeds. Novels seem to manifest typicality while pulling away from taxonomic endeavors in the empirical world. If taxonomy aims at systematically arranging things in order to express how they are related to each other, typicality in the novel proceeds...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 538–545.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Gage McWeeny The oblique interrelations of characters through complex social networks—the Empire of the Little which so much occupies mid-nineteenth-century realism—constituted for fiction a “new social continent,” as Fredric Jameson has suggested. But this continent has more than one discoverer...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 355–359.
Published: 01 August 2009
.... Shelley's novel, much more forthrightly political than Cooper's, is not about sequence and unfolding but about withdrawal and implosion. By adopting a different approach to the problems of empire, race, and historical melancholy than Cooper does, Shelley is forced, as it were, into greater formal innovation...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 221–237.
Published: 01 August 2012
... of literature after 9/11, they are never fully able to come to terms with the issues of class, poverty, empire, and religion they constantly evoke. While Falling Man and Saturday ask important questions about the place of literature in a post-9/11 world, both novels ultimately fail to assign a meaningful...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 196–209.
Published: 01 August 2014
.... As such, it was opposed to history, which only told events, as they happened, in their empirical succession. When Virginia Woolf contrasts the tyranny of the plot with the truth of the shower of atoms falling upon the minds at every moment of any ordinary day, she exactly overturns the opposition. Now the problem is: how...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 261–283.
Published: 01 August 2014
...—the subject of human rights appears in the mute slave Friday's dance while wearing the magistrate's scarlet robes of office and that, through such figures of politicization, Coetzee's novels offer responsibility and redress for the wrongs of empire. © 2014 by Novel, Inc. 2014 Duke University Press...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 219–239.
Published: 01 August 2019
... unobtrusively immanent to realist novels of empire such as Mansfield Park and Great Expectations , surfaces to the diegetic level and becomes available for critical scrutiny in high modernist novels such as Heart of Darkness or Absalom, Absalom! Drawing from writings by Max Weber (on guarantees of calculability...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 366–372.
Published: 01 November 2009
... not as a testament to bourgeois inwardness and decadence but as an artifact whose form was partially determined by objective social and historical conditions in the colonial and metropolitan contact zones of the Age of Empire. © 2009 by Novel, Inc. 2009 Works Cited Adorno , Theodor W. Notes...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 424–443.
Published: 01 November 2011
... conspicuous absence in The Secret Agent (1907) burdens irony with the obligation to respond alone to the late imperial culture Conrad characterizes as governed by fetishism. By contrast, curiosity emerges in Forster's review “The Birth of an Empire” (1924) not as irony's naive opposite but as that which may...