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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 444–465.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Padraig Kirwan Much has been written about how contemporary Native American writers explore the intersection between cultural or social materialities on the one hand and aesthetic or imaginative autonomies on the other. In keeping with that discussion, this essay examines David Treuer's Little...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 238–256.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Naomi Mandel This essay examines the role of fact and the injunction of fidelity to it in fiction about violent historical events. Taking as its starting point Jonathan Safran Foer's 2002 novel, Everything Is Illuminated (set in the wake of the Holocaust), and his 2005 novel, Extremely Loud and...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 354–381.
Published: 01 November 2011
... historians have examined Le manoir mystérieux in the wider context of novelistic production in Quebec in the late nineteenth century. Drawing from recent scholarship in the fields of book history and print culture, this article proposes that a close examination of Le manoir mystérieux' s contents, together...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 210–225.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Jane Elliott Abstract This essay examines the relationship between dominant trends in contemporary popular aesthetics and the microeconomic imagination of human behavior, which centers on individual allocation of finite resources to self-determined ends. I argue that this way of modeling human...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 349–354.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Jane Elliott Focusing on Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake , this essay examines what I term “dramas of immediacy” in recent North American fiction. Postmodern novels of the 1980s and 1990s were defined in part by their interest in the way in which narrative shaped our experience, particularly in...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 124–131.
Published: 01 May 2010
... Benjamin's “The Storyteller,” arguing that the literary text and the critical essay reach comparable insights into the ideological dimensions of the struggle to rehabilitate oral narrative practices. The second section takes these insights as the point of departure for an examination of the functional...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 140–147.
Published: 01 May 2010
... unfixed—wandering through both space and time. Examining the consequences of such wandering can tell us a great deal about the relationship of narrative to temporality and the relationship of temporality to theories of moral education. © 2010 by Novel, Inc. 2010 Works Cited Addison , Joseph...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 189–196.
Published: 01 May 2010
... run counter not only to assumptions that are commonly made in the practice of political criticism of literature, but also to basic features of our ordinary engagement with fictional discourses. The essay then examines the controversy surrounding Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses , a controversy that...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 193–213.
Published: 01 August 2013
... examining three of Dickens's early novels— The Old Curiosity Shop (1840–41), Martin Chuzzlewit (1843–44), and A Christmas Carol (1843)—this article shows how old men are excluded from the youthful plot of development that served as a narrative means of understanding the bewildering progress of a modernizing...
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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 26–49.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Julian Jimenez Heffernan This article examines the centrality of the motif of the hand in Samuel Richardson's Pamela . By underscoring the structural salience of the hand-derived notions of maintenance, command, manumission, manufacture and manners, the article seeks to prove that the novel plots a...
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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 64–83.
Published: 01 May 2019
... between text and audience that characterizes a mass reading public. Yet in Eliot this turn toward an expansive, inclusive form of address is also linked to an increasingly rarefied style. The essay concludes by examining how the aesthetically rarefied Henry James and the populist best seller Marie Corelli...
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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 107–129.
Published: 01 May 2019
... preoccupations pertaining to peasants' status in their contemporary society. It makes a case for Hardy's lucid awareness of the continuing nature of primitive accumulation in England and demonstrates that the text aptly explores its effects on various rural social classes. To do so, the article closely examines...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 276–300.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Nathan K. Hensley This article suggests that by viewing world-historical situations recursively, we disclose links between apparently separate but structurally similar historical conjunctures and the cultural forms that mediate them. By examining three late-imperial texts—Robert Louis Stevenson's...
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Novel (1 May 2014) 47 (1): 167–185.
Published: 01 May 2014
... focus. The novel set in the extranational space of the colony—including a number of novels concerning the Haitian Revolution that I examine here and, most prominently, the US redaction of Victor Hugo's Bug-Jargal , titled The Slave-King — opens the possibility of modes of postgenealogical assemblage...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 271–293.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Kevin A. Morrison This article examines representations of gestural and rhetorical modes of male suffering in Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights and George Eliot's The Mill on the Floss . It argues that these novels, focusing on the transition from a traditional yeoman economy to a system of...
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Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 401–423.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Samuel Cross This essay closely examines Henry James's notion of “tact”—caution in what one says about others—treating the idea from an ethical perspective. I trace James's ethics of tact through his late The Wings of the Dove , arguing that the author holds himself to certain stringent standards...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 71–93.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Christine Mahady This essay examines the ways in which depictions of animal and human corporeality in Jack London's fiction support an ethics concerned with cultivating a greater attunement to one's surroundings, including other bodies. In contrast to previous readings that understand London's...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 382–401.
Published: 01 November 2011
... individual to come to terms with his or her social world. The essay examines a number of novels, including Herman Wouk's The Caine Mutiny (1951), James Michener's Hawaii (1959), Laura Z. Hobson's Gentleman's Agreement (1947), and Robert Ruark's Poor No More (1959). It focuses primarily on Patricia...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 88–105.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Joseph Murtagh “George Eliot and the Rise of the Language of Expertise” examines the impact of professionalization on the novels of George Eliot. By vastly increasing the scope and complexity of nineteenth-century occupations, professionalization created certain challenges for novelists, not the...
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Novel (1 November 2012) 45 (3): 327–342.
Published: 01 November 2012
... secure new forms of life, novels implement heterogeneous governmentalities. This essay examines Ishmael's testimony to the relationship between Pip and Captain Ahab to elucidate the contesting governmentalities at work in Melville's Moby-Dick . © 2012 by Novel, Inc. 2012 Duke University Press Works...