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Novel (1 May 2007) 41 (1): 149–153.
Published: 01 May 2007
..., Swift, among others) and in earlier criticism (Auerbach and Lukacs, for instanfeh Even those with such a background or those who regularly teach narrative theory are still likely to find a few things startling or surprising here, a few things to challenge their assumptions about the shape...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 538–545.
Published: 01 November 2009
... contest between literature and science, their fates bearing the mark of Middlemarch 's concern to maintain the specificity of the novelistic even in its proximity to the sociological. With this in mind, we will see how the realist novel's project of self-differentiation—its claims to offer forms of...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 175–182.
Published: 01 August 2009
...—even beliefs not ordinarily understood as beliefs, such as sensations and emotions. Rather than advocating the “feeling of satisfaction and self-congratulation” that Newman identifies with certitude, Wilde seeks to make paradigmatic the ambiguity and, even more important, the vicariousness that he...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 375–387.
Published: 01 November 2017
... even diminish the achievements of black women writers and their contributions to American letters. Sources from the New York Times to Henry Louis Gates Jr. labeled Morrison's win a “great day” for black women writers, for black Americans, and for African American literature; but few if any commentaries...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 320–325.
Published: 01 August 2010
... same scarce conversational space. The stark battle lines that, during the heyday of the Edinburgh literary scene, characterized journal divisions, political ones, even questions of linguistic fidelity to the Scots dialect may well have been what taught Hogg to conceptualize fiction as a site where...
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Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 443–465.
Published: 01 November 2010
... been a general reluctance to approach these categories together, even while anecdotally history records numerous engagements between the two. Ellison, for example, worked closely with Richard Wright and Dr. Fredric Wertham to establish Harlem's LaFargue Clinic, the first and, in its time, only such...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 6–9.
Published: 01 May 2012
... also some of the most central aspects of our relationship with narratives whose outcomes we care intensely about even though our caring cannot affect those outcomes. Fictional characters are especially immune to the exercise of a reader's or audience's will, so Newcomb's problem is particularly...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 31–55.
Published: 01 May 2012
... characters—a cosmopolitan readership who are comparative in mindset and globally aware. Both realist novel and Crimean War journalism make traumatized working-class figures into symbols of a heroic nationhood, even while ultimately remaining distanced from these figures by addressing middle-class readers...
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Novel (1 November 2012) 45 (3): 389–408.
Published: 01 November 2012
... and Heathcliff—in the novel means “reading” material, texture, the weight and heft of objects. Things, I argue, find animation through being touched, irradiated even, by death. © 2012 by Novel, Inc. 2012 Duke University Press Works Cited Ariès Philippe . The Hour of Our Death . Trans...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 345–363.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Madhu Dubey Octavia Butler's various novels of enslavement are generally read within the critical framework of the fantastic neo-slave narrative. According to critical consensus, even as this genre disrupts realism in order to reveal continuities between past and present, it nonetheless retains a...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 406–423.
Published: 01 November 2013
... leftisms; third, it treats “Down by the Riverside” as a precursor to contemporary novels whose protagonists live outside the confines of the citizen or even the human; fourth, and most important, this article contributes to a materialist theory of trauma that I call thinking through crisis. While trauma...
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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 93–115.
Published: 01 May 2013
... poetry and suggesting that even external indexes of social presentation come to be felt within the contours of bodily sensation, further expanding the scope and narrative pressure of hearsay. I conclude by outlining the wider interest of rumor as a category for thinking about the representation of moral...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 403–421.
Published: 01 November 2014
... the critic: it is only through a form of instrumentalized criticism that instrumental motives may be revealed. As a problem of modern consciousness, then, cynicism emerges not as a position to be taken, a problem to be diagnosed, or even an attitude but rather as an epistemological structure seeking a...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 292–307.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Rachel Greenwald Smith Abstract Neoliberalism and authoritarianism: it is clear that aspects of both of these concepts are explanatory of our current moment, one in which neoliberal policies have continued to expand even as certain sociopolitical features of authoritarianism have been on the rise...
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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 64–83.
Published: 01 May 2019
... spontaneous direct address that figuratively emplaces singularized readers in precisely delimited narrative scenes. In her later work she gives up on even this pretense of a shared common ground for readers from a vast and diverse public, instead using more oblique forms of address, like writerly commentary...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 207–215.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Rita Barnard If, as Benedict Anderson has argued, the realist novel has a particularly close relationship to the nation, what kind of narrative form would be best suited to transnational or even global fictions? This essay proposes a few answers to this question by looking first at what Roger Ebert...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 223–230.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Nancy Bentley For diasporic African peoples, the transatlantic slave trade created a condition of “kinlessness,” a legal and social exclusion from recognized forms of family affiliation. This kinless condition, moreover, was transmitted through birth, making kinlessness a logical impossibility even...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 239–244.
Published: 01 August 2009
... pleasure, perhaps even for real. The claim of the novel to be an index of historicity rests on the genre's ability to stage the irreducible interplay of divergent scales of history, the long time of romance, and the local time of realism. © 2009 by Novel, Inc. 2009 Works Cited Appiah , Kwame...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 423–430.
Published: 01 November 2009
... Americans and abolitionists found in Bleak House a material and imaginative resource for their efforts to tell the stories they wanted to tell and build the communities they sought to build. They did so even though Bleak House not only fails to imagine a community that includes Africans, African Americans...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 23–30.
Published: 01 May 2010
... productions of art photographers such as Oscar Rejlander and Henry Peach Robinson, who transposed bodies and even body parts into different scenes and visual narratives. Ironically, then, the very qualities that seemed to disqualify photography as an artistic medium (fragmentation and abstraction) turn out to...