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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 320–325.
Published: 01 August 2010
... , Hannah . Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil . New York: Viking, 1963 . Schlegel , Friedrich . Friedrich Schlegel's “Lucinde” and the Fragments . Trans. and intro. Peter Firchow. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1971 . Review Essay: The Whole Hogg John...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 226–249.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Nathan K. Hensley Abstract All aesthetic forms presuppose and in turn ratify a regime of perception by which subjects apprehend their world. This essay surveys key areas of the contemporary cultural field—prestige television, gallery art, mass-market best sellers, and the literary novel—to describe...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 18–44.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Alicia Christoff This essay traces the connections between Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1891) and the work of the twentieth-century psychoanalytic writer D. W. Winnicott, particularly his essay “The Capacity to Be Alone” (1958). It argues that reading Hardy alongside British object...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 189–196.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Alok Yadav This essay sketches out, and challenges, two broad ways of understanding the fictiveness of literary works, one that associates fictiveness with unreal contents and one that associates it with a distinctive register or key in which a given discourse is to be received. Both conceptions...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 261–283.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Sarah Winter This essay locates the subject of human rights in the narrative forms of J. M. Coetzee's novels Waiting for the Barbarians and Foe through an interpretation drawing on Jacques Rancière's theory of dissensus and tracing the novel's historical relations to the equitable and remedial...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 272–291.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Matthew Hart Abstract This essay considers a late novel sequence by the British speculative fiction writer J. G. Ballard (1930–2009). Although Ballard is often celebrated as a great iconoclast, there is arguably no postwar novelist with a more recognizable style. The essay analyzes Cocaine Nights...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 249–267.
Published: 01 August 2011
... of national consanguinity. What remains to be theorized in relation to this, however, is the significance of the novel's predominant obsession with sound, both as literary style and as narrative event. This essay proposes that by considering the scientific and literary sources of the sonic framework of incest...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 5–9.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o This essay looks at the novel as a globalectic heterotopia. It draws on a personal history of my writing the novel Devil on the Cross while a political prisoner in a maximum-security prison in Kenya in 1977–78. In explaining why I turned to the novel rather than any other genre...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 103–121.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Madigan Haley This essay approaches the global as an ethos emergent within contemporary fiction, taking J. M. Coetzee's Disgrace (1999) as its primary example. Recent accounts of global or world literature have generally considered these solely as spheres of circulation, while dominant accounts...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 443–450.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Scott J. Juengel This essay sets out to think the novel in the time of catastrophe (which is always, necessarily, to think after catastrophe; which is to say, finally, that I want to think in the chronotope of mass death). I couch this in the Bakhtinian concept of the chronotope—so integral to his...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 504–510.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Jules Law This essay examines the concept of the inhuman as it develops across a set of Victorian novels ( Villette, Little Dorrit , and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ). The post-structuralist and postmodern idea of the inhuman, I argue, develops out of two primal scenes: the self...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 511–516.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Michael Levenson This essay reanimates discussion of narrative temporality by retuning to a theoretical crux—the contest between succession and duration—and the relation of the crux to the work of private desire and social labor. The essay begins with Freud's assertion that “[e]very desire sooner...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 517–523.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Caroline Levine This essay asks what the form of the long Victorian novel is peculiarly capable of accomplishing. It introduces the term affordance , from cognitive psychology and design, which refers to the range of potential actions and uses latent in objects and materials. What potentialities...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 67–89.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Brian T. Edwards This essay proposes that “circulation” is a useful rubric for thinking about the twenty-first-century Egyptian novel and its relationship to democracy. In the first decade of the twenty-first century, a new generation of Cairo-based writers employed innovative forms and linguistic...
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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 443–465.
Published: 01 November 2010
...J. Bradford Campbell This essay argues that Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man (1952) provides promising ground and a certain imperative to investigate the underexamined intersections between literature and the history of psychiatry. Especially where African American literature is concerned, there has...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 165–185.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Kevin Seidel By grappling with secular and religious approaches to Defoe's fiction, this essay describes the theory of fiction that Defoe writes his way toward during the course of his three-book Crusoe novel, which includes The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, The Farther...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 113–130.
Published: 01 May 2022
... of Black internationalism and solidarities and the uneven—and sometimes uneasy—interrelation between the violence of white supremacy as evidenced in the United States and the larger violence of coloniality experienced globally today. This essay, taking these claims as its spark, explores how...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 444–462.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Yoon Sun Lee Abstract This essay examines the phenomenon of typicality as a horizon of the novel's activity. The novel's manner of representing seems to require a certain belief in the existence of types. Yet how the novel goes about demonstrating this belief does not sit easily with usual ideas...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 360–382.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Maria Christou Abstract At center stage in Kazuo Ishiguro's work is the figure of the nonactor: a character type that confronts us time and again with scenarios in which action is devalued. This essay shows that, despite finding themselves in situations that mandate action, Ishiguro's characters...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 409–425.
Published: 01 November 2017
...John Marx This essay observes that recent city novels set in the global South often depart from earlier postcolonial fiction, in which the sense of geopolitical possibility remained tethered to the promise and limitations of nation-states. To alter that habit, contemporary fiction updates...