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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 313–317.
Published: 01 August 2019
... [ between the built and unbuilt world ], which entails precisely the kind of environmental ambivalence where invitation and threat coexist. If these animals and environments [ given in the passage ] are not real at one level of description—La Motte wasn't a living human being and there was no abbey quite...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 71–93.
Published: 01 May 2012
... deployment of animality to imply humans' ethical regression, I argue that fiction by London imagines the ethical possibilities of assuming an animal-inspired approach to one's surrounding environment. Drawing on recent insights of materialist philosophy, I show that London takes up the canine figure in White...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 482–501.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of narrowly specialized, slow-to-adapt “genies.” Since genies are optimized for highly specific micro-environments, the same “species” of genie may form in any two individuals who share such a micro-environment, with this indifference to the boundaries of the person making it possible for a shared genie-type...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 165–192.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Laura Strout Abstract What insights into literary realism can be found by dwelling in the empty rooms and abandoned spaces of Bleak House , a novel more often read for its representation of overcrowded environments? Traveling between and imaginatively inhabiting empty houses of Charles Dickens's...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 486–503.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the relationship between texts and the world the novel represents. Sterne continually exposes the ontological instability of both texts and readers in a networked commercial environment; just as Yorick is affectively led astray by accidental encounters with people and things, readers are also exposed to narrative...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 10–25.
Published: 01 May 2016
... consequences rather than strategic goals of collective action. But the idea that humans, intentionally or not, have altered global ecosystems to the point where they have in fact created a different planetary environment has also infiltrated recent environmental nonfiction. McKibben's Eaarth: Making a Life...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 112–122.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Melissa Hardie Across three women's films, the status of the literary novel in the midst of changing media environments is melodramatically plotted through the figure of “old acquaintance.” Vincent Sherman's 1943 Old Acquaintance pits the meager output of celebrated writer Katherine “Kit” Marlowe...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 421–445.
Published: 01 November 2015
... to make distinctions of taste in reading various environments and scenes. The essay interprets Victor Frankenstein's artistic and scientific endeavors as a form of history painting that cannot rid itself of the “debased” genre of still life, namely, rhyparography (the painting of waste and filth). Indeed...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 481–484.
Published: 01 November 2020
... the focus away from the material environment,” which, at the present moment, seems in much greater need of reparation than the temporal one (4). But it would be a mistake to entirely disentangle them. Clearly the ecological crisis that looms represents a shocking suspension of our temporal horizon...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2013
... of Play . Cambridge : Harvard UP , 1996 . Buell Lawrence . Writing for an Endangered World: Literature, Culture, and Environment in the U.S. and Beyond . Cambridge : Harvard UP , 2001 . Certeau Michel de . “Practices of Space.” On Signs . Ed. Blonsky Marshall . Oxford...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 123–127.
Published: 01 May 2017
... the putative barrier between action and environment, agency and materiality. One might say that site reading as a critical practice does for spaces what new materialism theory does for matter. It shows how a cellar can be an asylum, a road a vehicle for homosocial community, a dump a latter-day shell mound...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 290–294.
Published: 01 August 2020
... epistemologies were related), and the contours of nineteenth-century modernity in general” (21). By relocating critical attention to the houses of the poor, Leckie is intervening both in accounts of the novel's relationship to built environments, which have more often taken up the myriad ways in which...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 18–44.
Published: 01 May 2015
... and Potential Spaces: Literary Uses of D. W. Winnicott , edited by Peter Rudnytsky . 3 For further work on the relationship between Tess and her environment, see Elaine Scarry , William A. Cohen , and Elisha Cohn . 4 As Elaine Freedgood points out, “Hardy's appeal is precisely that he...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 490–494.
Published: 01 November 2020
... dynamic organization. To offer an account of the novel from 1893 through 1992, Buchholz has to single out four works, a rather small sample that cannot be seen as a single coherent literary movement. The problem is not only that the historical and sociopolitical environments of the four writers are so...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 409–428.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., “Murakami doesn't take an active attitude toward society, or even toward the immediate environment of daily life. He works by passively absorbing influences from various genres, as if he were listening to background music. He just goes on spinning within his interior fantasy world” (qtd. in Roquet 106...
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Novel (2005) 39 (1): 135–137.
Published: 01 May 2005
...- taneous combustion' .. . [which] effectively plasters him across his environment .. . marks the return of the environment on a language that would dispense with it" (219).I would just add that a lesson made manifest here is that there is no meta-perspective or "feedback loop" (61) that allows us...
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Novel (2006) 39 (2): 284–287.
Published: 01 August 2006
..., but not without a debate between the evolutionists and diffusionists. Evolutionists, like the British anthropologist Andrew Lang, maintained that "[tlhe stories were not dis- seminated, but originated in many different places following the same natural responses of primitive man to his environment" (66...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 179–199.
Published: 01 August 2019
... in creating virtual environments help us to understand, his novels grapple with the fictionality inherent in the concept of history as well as with the possibilities that remain open in the past ( Galperin ). In the final chapter of Waverley , Scott offers “[a] Postscript, which should have been...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 417–437.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of space or subjectivity. Mutation, in my terms, is an event effecting a radical and unforeseeable rearrangement of the human subject: an alteration that may either aid or diminish the organism's capacity to survive in a fundamentally hostile environment. On one hand, this loss of stable identity yields...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 235–253.
Published: 01 August 2020
... of the collapse of the shipping industry and its circulation of bodies and goods. Yet a more insistent problem is a collapse of discursive input, a sundering of any communicational circuit of system (Dunnet) and environment (the world outside it), and the decay of the discourse network. 5 Such a collapse...