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Novel (2002) 36 (1): 26–41.
Published: 01 May 2002
...: "Negro- Head" Tobacco in and around Great Expectations ELAINE FREEDGOOD Dickens could not make up his mind to go to Australia, although a proposed reading tour promised to be lucrative. His correspondence chronicles the history of this long (in)decision...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 214–233.
Published: 01 August 2013
... of statistical analysis in Scenes of Clerical Life, Middlemarch , and Daniel Deronda. In the second half of this essay, I offer a rereading of Dickens's Great Expectations and argue that the International Statistical Congress of 1860, the Census of 1861, and the surrounding debates regarding the value...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 165–183.
Published: 01 August 2012
.... Recent detective novels like Michael Chabon's The Yiddish Policeman's Union and Vikram Chandra's Sacred Games require us to reassess the temporalities of expectation, deferral, and disappointment that have traditionally shaped the genre. Detective fiction, these texts suggest, is all about making us wait...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 426–435.
Published: 01 November 2017
... differences is central to the moral economy of mid-nineteenth-century realism. To live inside a liberal dispensation that takes its realist fictions seriously means recognizing the work that characters like Pip in Dickens's Great Expectations (and persons like ourselves) put into stories about our own...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 May 2019
... narratives of political reform. The novel “relocates” the conventions of these two genres, transplanting the formal, thematic, and rhetorical conventions of each genre to the plotlines and subject matter of the other. Such relocation undermines normative expectations about both genres and opens possibilities...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 19–42.
Published: 01 May 2021
... gradually taken on reactionary undertones in the context of changing expectations since the 1980s and 1990s. By contrast, the second phase, from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s, is marked by a more troubled relationship between Vargas Llosa's fictional works and his extraliterary activities. Public...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 400–409.
Published: 01 November 2009
...-world literatures in the twentieth century. Markandaya's career, with its demonstrably spectacular beginning and dismal end, helps us see the kind of nationalist postures that were tacitly or explicitly expected (by those in the western and the Indian literary, academic, and publishing worlds...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 190–207.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Scott McCracken Günter Grass's novel Ein weites Feld caused a storm of controversy when it was published in Germany in 1995. There was an expectation that his first novel after the fall of the Berlin Wall would answer the question of what should now constitute a national literature. Instead, he...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 219–239.
Published: 01 August 2019
... unobtrusively immanent to realist novels of empire such as Mansfield Park and Great Expectations , surfaces to the diegetic level and becomes available for critical scrutiny in high modernist novels such as Heart of Darkness or Absalom, Absalom! Drawing from writings by Max Weber (on guarantees of calculability...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 13–18.
Published: 01 May 2012
... by speculating about the cultural packaging of sociocognitive complexity and about the levels of sociocognitive complexity that we expect from and reward in our students' papers. © 2012 by Novel, Inc. 2012 Duke University Press Forum: What Can Reading Do...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 67–87.
Published: 01 May 2011
... combination highlights a conflict between domestic and religious ideologies, which expected women and ministers to cultivate the morality of others, and English law, which denied them the legal authority and autonomy necessary to fulfill this obligation. Oliphant's novel thus demonstrates that women writers...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 236–261.
Published: 01 August 2016
... us to think anew about our readerly expectations for typicality and the quotidian. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Realism Georg Lukács Nuruddin Farah Zakes Mda Uwem Akpan insecurity human rights Novels that depict the effects of prolonged and extreme insecurity...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 424–437.
Published: 01 November 2013
... and the bartender asks, “Why the long facethe incongruity comes from the placement of a barn animal in a place populated primarily by humans and the idea of a person initiating conversation and expecting a response from an animal. The resolution comes from the recognition of a bartender’s putative vocation...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 132–136.
Published: 01 May 2020
... the cultural capital we need to get and keep a tenure track job” (184–85) in the neoliberal university in which we all work. Burdened by the assumptions we bring to world literature, we approach global novelists like Pamuk with the expectation that they, too, must function as a political agent of the liberal...
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Novel (2004) 37 (1-2): 201–204.
Published: 01 August 2004
..., the perennial popularity of A Christmas Carol, and kitschy salutes such as the Richmond candle shop Great DAWN COLEMAN 1 WIRED VICTORIANS Waxpectations, the Manhattan wine-tasting Grape Expectations, and the nationwide video dating service Great Expectations Services...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 153–157.
Published: 01 May 2013
... advanced fromOliver Twist through Bleak House to Great Expectations, he rendered genealogical claims on individual destiny less and less sure. The germ of this loosening is already present in the sexually ambiguous Fagin’s criminal gang, which possesses a liveliness notably absent from the world...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 399–416.
Published: 01 November 2018
...”: “Our ideal student of British literature was expected so to internalize this play of cultural self-representation that she would be able to, to use the terms of the most naive kind of literary pedagogy, ‘relate to the text,’ ‘identify’ with it” (36). 8 I take my cue from Sanjay Krishnan's book...
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Novel (2007) 40 (3): 316–319.
Published: 01 November 2007
... of postmodern fiction for a larger, diverse and uncharted whole. Mark Currie's Abotit Time: Narrative, Fiction and the Philosophy of Time is one of the first of many books we can expect to explore this newly enlarged literary critical terrain, and it supplies a complex, original and compelling...
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Novel (2000) 34 (1): 98–121.
Published: 01 May 2000
...DEREK ATTRIDGE Copyright © Novel Corp. 2000 2000 Works Cited Adorno , Theodor W. Aesthetic Theory . Eds. Gretel Adorno and Rolf Tiedemann. Trans. Robert Hullot-Kentor. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1997 . Attridge , Derek . “Expecting the Unexpected in Coetzee’s Master...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 145–149.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., or distance reading. And while it has an admirably extensive bibliography, with nearly every expected scholar and text included, the book might have productively engaged with somewhat less-expected sources and thereby expanded its scope. I think here, for example, of scholars whose work may...