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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 143–164.
Published: 01 August 2020
... dialectic between a narrative and a scenic impulse omits something crucial if we are to understand European realist narrative, especially in the second half of the nineteenth century. This article reassesses Jameson's dialectical view of realism in light of the speculative turn in the history...
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Novel (2007) 40 (1-2): 104–124.
Published: 01 August 2007
... –70. Campbell , Mary Baine . The Witness and the Other World: Exotic European Travel Writing, 400–1600 . Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1988 . Clery , E. J. “The Genesis of ‘Gothic’ Fiction.” Hogle 21 –40. Clery , E.J. and Robert Miles, eds. Gothic Documents: A Sourcebook, 1700–1820...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 366–372.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Jed Esty Lukácsian narrative theory remains influential in literary studies despite the fact that many of its principles and conclusions seem specific to novel production within the industrializing heartland of the nineteenth-century European nation-state. Starting with the premise that two...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Franco Moretti My essay poses three questions: Why are novels in prose? Why are they so often stories of adventures? Why was there a European but not a Chinese rise of the novel in the course of the eighteenth century? Disparate as they may sound, the questions have a common source in the guiding...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 502–524.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Fabio L. Vericat Abstract This essay proposes to consider how The American (1875) is symptomatic of Henry James's elocutionary insecurities about the demands the European nineteenth-century novel placed on the authorial voice—crucially aggravated by the American stutter that accompanied the young...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 406–423.
Published: 01 November 2013
...: it recovers an understudied story from Wright on its own terms, thereby challenging the tendency to read his early work as premature versions of Native Son ; second, it acknowledges black radical thought and aesthetics as a distinct tradition with fascinating convergences and divergences from European...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 183–201.
Published: 01 August 2016
... realist art based on dated assumptions about the European novel. They expand the category of realism to include examples from the realisms of late Victorian theater; postcolonial fiction from African, Egyptian, and Indian milieus; and photojournalistic experiments wrought in response to revolution...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 49–64.
Published: 01 May 2016
... pressing question for the American novel was not, as Bird's contemporaries believed, whether the establishment of European-style hereditary estates was necessary to foster a homegrown American novel tradition. Rather, Sheppard Lee suggests, it was whether Americans could form any truly stable attachments...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 262–277.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Noha Radwan The early twentieth century witnessed the birth of an Egyptian novel that was an offspring of European realism and a constituent of the project of “modernizing” the country and the region. Yet by the middle of the century, the majority of Egyptian writers were veering away from realism...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 316–342.
Published: 01 August 2016
..., this essay attempts to trace the lineage of disfavored realism back through the “realism wars” of the late nineteenth century in the United Kingdom and the mid-twentieth century in the United States. In both phases, literary authorities cast realism as a European aesthetic mortmain, somehow alien...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 35–55.
Published: 01 May 2017
...-century development of educational theory was shadowed by a prescient fictional vision of childish destructiveness emblematized in the broken toy, and it asks what this might mean in particular for the bildungsroman and its educative telos. Franco Moretti has claimed that the European bildungsroman...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 43–64.
Published: 01 May 2021
... development in the non-European world was becoming increasingly circumscribed. Kim therefore requires not just a youthful hero and a deferred Bildung but also an unreachable region—Central Asia, to India's north—and a thwarted picaresque narrative in order to represent the newly burgeoning globalized order...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 482–489.
Published: 01 November 2009
... nation-state and capitalism are absent. I draw upon Georg Lukács's reflections on historical consciousness and the European novel to consider the differences between realist forms as they are deployed in the metropolis and the periphery. © 2009 by Novel, Inc. 2009 Works Cited bin Abdul Kadir...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 531–537.
Published: 01 November 2009
... of the eighteenth century, it also began its course as a transnational genre for the first time. Its transnationality was an effect of a particularly modern set of practices and attitudes about translating fiction in the European core. Thus transnationalism describes a new period in prose fiction's mobility...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 24–42.
Published: 01 May 2014
... breeding ground for the new form of sovereignty he called “the will of the majority” or “public opinion.” This popular rule worked against the very form of self-sovereignty coveted by European liberalism and cultivated by the English novel to transform such individuals into an irresistibly powerful...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 43–56.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Ban Wang During his tenure in the Lu Xun Academy in Yan'an, the center of the Chinese Revolution, the novelist Zhou Libo ran a seminar on world literature. While teaching masterpieces of European novelists, Zhou developed a theory of the novel that inherited themes of liberal humanism...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 299–302.
Published: 01 August 2017
... has argued recently? If so, why the exclusive focus here on works by a canonical shortlist of internationally renowned male modernists? Moreover, all the authors in Form and Instability are exclusively Polish or Polish-born: might the conflict between “Polish” and “Eastern European” be foregrounded...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 243–260.
Published: 01 August 2015
...-Salīmiyya ( Beirut, 1856 ), included accounts of orientalist congresses and World's Fairs, and some of the earliest European works to be translated (including Walter Scott's Talisman and Verdi's Aida ) were set in the East. 12 The first usage of this quotation is by dī Nawfal in the prefatory...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 334–337.
Published: 01 August 2019
... in another. Her appreciation of both difference and similarity is one of the successes of Mangharam's book. Having established these initial parameters, Mangharam gives us four instances of non-European universalisms activated by the “literatures of liberation” from South Asia and South Africa...
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Novel (2004) 37 (3): 326–351.
Published: 01 November 2004
... in the Patna, and the ship seems certain to sink at any moment, carry- ing to their deaths the eight hundred Malay-Muslim pilgrims sleeping on board. On deck, the suspense is heightened by the contrasting reactions of the other European officers, who unhesitatingly prepare their own escape, and the chief...