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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 (2014) 47 (1): 108–131.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., but the suppression or erasure in the novel of this formative moment signals, in my view, a retreat from the anticolonial ethos that this conflict mobilized globally. © 2014 by Novel, Inc. 2014 Duke University Press Works Cited Agamben Giorgio . Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life . Stanford...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 202–220.
Published: 01 August 2012
... into interpretative frameworks it explicitly rejects exemplifies precisely the kind of immodesty challenged in this work. Moving between readings of criticisms of Saturday and readings of the novel itself, the essay argues that McEwan's work promotes an ethos of modesty, challenging immodest conceptions of public...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 383–402.
Published: 01 November 2014
... rationality expresses this apparent contradiction: literary commercialism refers to the formal and impersonal laws of the economic market, while literary professionalism refers to the substantive ethos of service to the community and nation. In underscoring the incompatibility of the Jew and the Christian...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 321–328.
Published: 01 November 2017
... based, and focused on the cultivation of ethos by the practitioner. The other model, more emphatically and avowedly therapeutic, is provided by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's influential turn from paranoid reading to reparative reading. Sedgwick's model crucially raises the broad question of how different...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 76–95.
Published: 01 May 2020
... in a gathering allows for affiliation without identity and the creation of a spirit that lives on without a proper body. While Untouchable eschews the ethics and politics of representativeness, it articulates what we might call an ethos. The concept of ethos emphasizes the fundamental relation between...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 409–428.
Published: 01 November 2016
... their modes of response to accommodate the differing ethoses established by multiple fictional worlds. This essay identifies some of the ways that theorists of the novel must adjust their models to deal with such quirky, metafictional texts. In addition, to flesh out the immanent ethics of reading at work...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 538–545.
Published: 01 November 2009
... of their eventual meeting in the plot. The point here is not just that the novel is adequate to representing the social, or that the novel inspires sympathy, as Eliot would have it in her essay. Instead, as if Eliot’s ethical ethos has suddenly become impatient with the novel’s elongated form...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 316–320.
Published: 01 August 2017
...” (2). Cheah's goal is nothing less than the recovery of the “humanist ethos that had been world literature's traditional heart and core,” an ethos “hollow[ed] out” by contemporary theorists who understand world literature as a “displaced and delayed communication of socioeconomic forces at work...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 200–218.
Published: 01 August 2019
... shares with (Bakhtin's) Dostoevsky a gardener's ethos that transcends the monologic-polyphonic divide. For a gardener, the stupidity of “aiming at a final conclusion” is obvious, since the only final conclusion to a garden would be its irrevocable destruction. Creating a garden is but a prelude...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 152–157.
Published: 01 May 2012
... an already powerful reading of these novels’ “tragic ethos.” Acts that seem alien to those who perform them become nonetheless the responsibility of those persons, while adventitious connections among those who would otherwise be absolute strangers likewise demand that the persons in them assume...
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Novel (2000) 34 (1): 126–127.
Published: 01 May 2000
... values and the way these values permeated and shaped such different areas as the monar- chy, Parliamentary politics, poetry, marriage laws, architecture, Empire, novels, women's aspirations, and the whole moral ethos of the era. Chase and Levenson address a huge and obviously worthy subject...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 385–392.
Published: 01 August 2016
... absurd or paradoxical as it may seem. Aristotle had opined that there could not be a tragedy without action or a plot (that is, a praxis ) but that one without character was possible ( Poetics 4, 1450a24). His word for character is êthos (in the plural, êthê ), which does not mean “character...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 512–514.
Published: 01 November 2012
... inter- esting argument about literary realism. For Sorensen, realism is the mode that, in its unashamed referentiality, generates the most embarrassment for postcolonial critics who want to celebrate the discontinuities and play—the “modernist ethos”—that putatively characterize postcolonial...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 292–307.
Published: 01 August 2018
... from the dynamics of authority and obedience—permeated the political climate of the 1960s and 1970s, leading to a general ethos of antiauthoritarianism on the left that was also manifested in aesthetic form. 1 The result at its most extreme was the dissolution of the work of art into the “happening...
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Novel (2004) 37 (1-2): 212–215.
Published: 01 August 2004
... reading for nineteenth-century scholars-it will stand as a central reference point for anyone working on mmry in the novel. His concluding suggestion that the Victorian novel remains popular today because its nostalgic ethos thrives on distance and dissocia- tion is particularly chastening...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 140–143.
Published: 01 May 2012
... to the brief but rich flowering of works on whiteness at the end of the 1990s, from Dyer’s work on film via Sharon Willis’s High Contrast to Dana Nelson’s National Manhood, a historical and theoretical investigation of the murderous logic of white fraternity built into the ethos of American nationalism...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 309–312.
Published: 01 August 2011
... “make it new”—and the antithetical institutionalization of its ethos. What is new, once there is nothing new about novelty? If the techniques of the new become standard- ized, how do later writers create something new without resorting to old tricks? This ten- sion underwrites the argument of Rod...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 525–528.
Published: 01 November 2018
.... Yet Hensley's book throws up just these major questions and issues: To what extent do formal patterns (sometimes called ideology ) in logic, law, or economics determine rule and affect people's daily interactions (ethos)? Is liberal democracy any good without a liberal education, or—combined...
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Novel (2003) 36 (2): 263–266.
Published: 01 August 2003
... within the litany of identity categories based on race, sexuality, gender, or class. Davis offers a number of reasons why disability may be hard to incorporate into a multicultural ethos, not the least of which would be the resis- tance activists might feel that adding yet another identity would...