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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 375–398.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Kalyan Nadiminti Abstract “The Global Program Era” traces the rise of the international writer from the global South in the North American master of fine arts (MFA) program and the resulting effects on the contemporary global anglophone novel. Extrapolating from Mark McGurl's The Program Era (2009...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 140–147.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Charlotte Sussman This essay argues that the problem of witnessing in the Romantic-era novel is caught up with the problem of moral epistemology and that both are inflected by temporality. Focusing on Charles Maturin's 1820 gothic Melmoth the Wanderer , this essay argues that, like many of the...
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Novel (1 August 2001) 34 (2): 147–162.
Published: 01 August 2001
.... Wollstonecraft , Mary . A Vindication of the Rights of Woman . 1792. Ed. Carol H. Poston New York: Norton, 1988 . The Romantic-era Novel: A Special Issue AMANDAGILROY AND WIL VERHOEVEN Introduction "Every author has a...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 226–249.
Published: 01 August 2018
... the material and formal processes that mediate our moment of fading geopolitical hegemony: the way of seeing proper to our drone era. The essay reads artworks about surveillance by multimedia artist Trevor Paglen; bestselling thrillers about drone war by Mike Maden and others; and technofetishistic...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 424–443.
Published: 01 November 2011
...George Micajah Phillips This essay challenges the critical commonplace that modernism's response to imperialism and metropolitan culture can be best explained in terms of irony alone by arguing that curiosity works as modernist irony's shadow dialectic. Writing during London's era of colonial...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 406–423.
Published: 01 November 2013
... remains understudied. I turn to Wright's Depression-era story, originally published in Uncle Tom's Children: Four Novellas , because he explores a similar question regarding the 1927 Mississippi Flood, which many consider the precursor to Hurricane Katrina. Wright's story not only clues readers in to the...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 339–361.
Published: 01 August 2018
... commitments of lived imperial and/or nationalist politics. In the context of African literature specifically, the essay also offers a new through-line connecting key liberation-era fiction (e.g., Charles Mungoshi, Dambudzo Marechera) with some of its current transnational successor texts (e.g., NoViolet...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 261–267.
Published: 01 August 2009
... globally exportable “Civilization” or capital-C “Culture” itself. That delimiting impulse found expression in what I call the “self-interrupting” features prominent in Romantic-era and Victorian narrative. This essay considers the challenges facing a planned sequel to Disorienting Fiction that would extend...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 278–283.
Published: 01 August 2009
... strategies themselves, particularly in light of other post-1990s developments in Asian American and African American literature. The renewal of the white immigrant saga in the era of the genome certainly bears both aesthetic and political analysis. © 2009 by Novel, Inc. 2009 Works Cited Eugenides...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 65–71.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Dierdra Reber Given the cultural ascendance of visuality, what is the place of the written text within visual culture? Are there ways in which written narrative strategies privilege image over word? This essay studies how three Latin American texts move generationally toward the current era of...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 124–131.
Published: 01 May 2010
... aspirations animating William Faulkner's Depression-era achievement. In this case, the guiding claim is that his novelistic enterprise culminates in a reflexive analysis of the fantasy organizing his literary labors throughout the period. More precisely, “The Bear” in Go Down Moses reveals the extent to which...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 257–275.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Aarthi Vadde This essay proposes that Michael Ondaatje's novels develop an archival method that adapts the historical novel to the globalized era. Where Georg Lukács argued that the classical historical novel awakened national sensibility through the creation of psychologically complex characters...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 May 2015
..., “geometrically constructed,” riveted by the study of lines and shapes. Reading Jude 's manifold geometric imagery in the context of the revolutionary non-Euclidean break in Victorian-era mathematics and tracing the novel's bold typographic experiments, this essay highlights Hardy's surprising exuberance about...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 365–374.
Published: 01 November 2017
... , coined by Karen E. Fields and Barbara J. Fields to capture the epistemic and political confusion surrounding the category of race in the post–civil rights decades. In an era in which the distinction between the truths and lies of the race concept no longer carries much rhetorical force, American...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 426–435.
Published: 01 November 2017
...John Plotz This piece asks what relation the turn toward a new era of patrimonial capitalism—traced in Thomas Piketty's recent work—bears to the modern rise of fantasy worlds and speculative fiction. The problem of justifying distinction in a world that presumes common humanity beneath surface...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 262–277.
Published: 01 August 2016
... University Press 2016 Ahmed Alaidy Alaa Al Aswany Naguib Mahfouz Nasserism Sadat era This article considers the narrative structures of Egyptian novels of the 1990s and the first decade of the twenty-first century. By doing so, I argue that these novels represent a certain return to realism...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 317–319.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Neil Schmitz The Regime of Mother Flannery mark mcgurl, The Program Era: Postwar Fiction and the Rise of Creative Writing (Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2009), pp. 480, cloth, $35.00. Write what you know. Find your voice. Show, don’t tell. As I approached Mark McGurl’s...
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Novel (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 490–494.
Published: 01 November 2015
... brilliantly explores aesthetic and political appropriations of chattel slavery by “African American writers, artists, and intellectuals” in “the post–civil rights” era. Tillet theorizes how these figures address a contemporary “crisis of citizenship by revisiting the antebellum past” (3). The “democratic...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 480–482.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., and everywhere discussed during the Victorian era. Brantlinger argues that the more than thirty years of careful scholarship following Edward Said’s Orientalism make it clear that the “imperial ideology” that unmistakably flourished between 1880 and World War I was already present in many ways...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 179–182.
Published: 01 May 2016
... nineteenth centuries, when, he argues, “literature's power to cultivate readers” began to “depen[d] on vividly particularizing and differentiating vanished eras, contrasting them implicitly against the present as well as against each other” (3). This discontinuous notion of literary history has dominated for...