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Novel (1 November 2008) 41 (2-3): 363–366.
Published: 01 November 2008
...SAIKAT MAJUMDAR JOHN MARX, The Modernist Novel and the Decline of Empire (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2005), pp. 252, cloth, $68.00. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2008 2008 Reviews The Decline of Britain and the Rise of English JOHN MARX...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 31–37.
Published: 01 May 2010
... religious-political currents, I argue that the novel's marriage plot emerged as both a cultural agent of the Erastian state and an expression of a highly labile, conservative, patriot opposition. It did so, therefore, as an English marriage plot which placed Anglican ritual and relations between vicars and...
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Novel (1 August 2000) 33 (2): 175–195.
Published: 01 August 2000
... Englishness: Writing Identity in the Culture of Colonialism . New York: Columbia UP, 1996 . Godwin , William . Caleb Williams . New York: Penguin Books, 1988 . Godwin , William . Enquiry Concerning Political Justice . New York: Penguin Classics, 1985 . Goodlad , Lauren M.E. “‘A...
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Novel (1 November 2005) 38 (2-3): 254–271.
Published: 01 November 2005
... Exercise of that Pleasant Art . Ed. Audrey Bilger. Peterborough, Ont.: Broadview, 2003 . Davidoff , Leonore . The Best Circles: Society, Etiquette, and the Season . London: Croom Helm, 1973 . Davidoff , Leonore , and Catherine Hall. Family Fortunes: Men and Women of the English Middle...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 124–128.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Daylanne K. English GOYAL YOGITA , Romance, Diaspora, and Black Atlantic Literature ( Cambridge : Cambridge UP , 2010 ), pp. 288 , cloth, $85.00 . © 2012 by Novel, Inc. 2012 Duke University Press Diaspora and the Politics of Genre yogita goyal, Romance...
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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 145–149.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Daylanne English Yet the brief “Postscript” moves in such an expansive direction that it works to deflect such criticisms. It does not offer psychoanalysis as an exclusive or ideal model for reading or interpretation, nor does it present any pro- or prescription for readers. Instead, Levy-Hussen...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 361–365.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Daylanne K. English In this essay I offer a temporal-philosophical and literary-political reading of Walter Mosley's Easy Rawlins detective novel series. African American literature has conventionally been understood as following its own timeline; however, ascribing a distinct temporality to black...
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Novel (1 May 2002) 36 (1): 138–139.
Published: 01 May 2002
...-manly and English-identified team of vampire hunters, Valente argues that Stoker's own views more closely resemble those of Mina Harker, n6e Murray (seen here as an Irish surname), whom he sees as the embodiment of an inclusive, non-essentialist, and yet Irish-linked version of identity...
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Novel (1 August 2015) 48 (2): 224–242.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Gayle Rogers This essay analyzes the infamously strange dialogue of For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940), in which characters speak English through a modified version of Spanish syntax, false cognates, and peculiar diction. It argues that Hemingway's creation of an Anglo-Spanish literary dialect...
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 399–416.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Philip Tsang Abstract The article situates David Mitchell's imagination of planetary interconnectedness in the historical development of global English. It argues that Cloud Atlas projects a denationalized, centrifugal vision of the world, only to entrench it in a cohesive, centripetal anglophone...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 65–81.
Published: 01 May 2016
... that saturated the streets of Victorian London and as a metaphor for Chancery's waste and dysfunction. Dickens's novel turns to the figure of mud to dramatize how the very institutions that are meant to ground and give shape to English society turn out to be the very apparatuses by which this social...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 31–55.
Published: 01 May 2012
... AdamBede (1859), known for its famous statement of realist principles and its depiction of heroic common people set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars. Though the novel takes place in the English countryside, the narrator invokes a presumed audience who differ profoundly from the novel's peasant...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 67–87.
Published: 01 May 2011
... generic combination highlights a conflict between domestic and religious ideologies, which expected women and ministers to cultivate the morality of others, and English law, which denied them the legal authority and autonomy necessary to fulfill this obligation. Oliphant's novel thus demonstrates that...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 208–228.
Published: 01 August 2011
...—was fashioned as an implicit challenge to a tradition of moderate English liberalism that had failed to provide minorities with an adequate platform for redressing the systemic inequities caused by racial discrimination. The essay shows how The Satanic Verses is structured by an ambivalent and...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 422–442.
Published: 01 November 2014
... traditional realist style of writing that characterizes more canonical French and English novels in favor of another kind of realism. This realism harnesses the truth claim that is implicit in the realist agenda as well as the communicative force of the novel to not only objectively render sociality reality...
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 438–460.
Published: 01 November 2018
... . . . cannot hope to take the smallest step.” Such a limit is seemingly crossed in one of the most difficult and quite possibly the strangest of passages in J. M. Coetzee's fiction: the ending of Foe . This book's self-conscious re-presentation of the origins of the English novel (and of Defoe's inauguration...
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 375–398.
Published: 01 November 2018
... audience. Vernacular anglophone realism cultivates a sense of natality without losing the author's linguistic and geopolitical security in the English language, therefore allowing the global South writer to address both Western and non-Western audiences. While this might seem like a welcome development—one...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 410–416.
Published: 01 November 2009
... principle endless, process of creation anew (production and reproduction) necessary for the maintenance of life, self, social group, family bonds, affect. In doing so they diverge from the norms that characterize the English novel in its hegemonic form, where survival is merely the taken-for-granted...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 417–422.
Published: 01 November 2009
... English language for the metropolitan world.” Anderson's judgment, based on the claim that a masterpiece can be identified in terms of its historical coordinates, ignores the extent to which the postwar roman fleuve incorporated secret histories, occult ironies, irrational or pathological episodes, and...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 245–252.
Published: 01 August 2009
... the century's close. Ultimately, I argue, the case for the middle-class novel is best read as an allegorical defense of the emergent English departments as they replace gentleman-amateur lecturers with professionalized professors, displace the Aristocratic tradition of classics, and work to serve a...