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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 363–382.
Published: 01 November 2014
... and famously derided. Then, responding to the long critical history surrounding the representation of experience in the novel, I argue that experience, for Fielding, is not constitutive of but superfluous to character identity. By choosing to marry Tom, Sophia rejects the experiential model of...
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Novel (1 May 2017) 50 (1): 141–145.
Published: 01 May 2017
... fictions by Charles Brockden Brown, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Fanny Fern, Harriet Jacobs, and James Fenimore Cooper are cast as “thought experiments on the new democratic reality” (20). The phrase “thought experiments” may be familiar to readers of Margolis's first book, The...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 351–359.
Published: 01 November 2017
... teaching a university course titled, with deliberate vagueness in an attempt to attract a large student enrollment, Recent Experiments in American Fiction. The vagueness was intentional but misleading, for the texts on the syllabus had been chosen with a precise rationale that was spelled out in the brief...
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Novel (1 May 2017) 50 (1): 97–111.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Naomi Milthorpe The tension between precisions and generalities that catches scholars seeking to define the character of literary modernism fruitfully animates the work of novelist Henry Green. Green takes as his subject matter the ordinary stuff of life—commonplace language, routine experiences...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 175–182.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Rachel Ablow What exactly does it mean to believe in fiction? What can this form of belief achieve or do for us that other forms cannot? This essay argues that for Oscar Wilde, the experience of losing oneself in a work of fiction offers a privileged opportunity to “try on” a belief one...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 424–437.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Marian Eide James Joyce's Ulysses is punctuated by bad jokes. While the novel is itself comedic, the scripted rhetoric of humor throughout the narrative fails, revealing fractures in an Irish community divided by shared colonial experience. Good jokes depend on both communal feeling and...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 438–452.
Published: 01 November 2013
... transition from general ideas to their individualized incarnations, it explores the way in which the affective investment necessary for this conversion depends on a prolonged experience of shared time and space. By showing how the novel extends to written documents themselves the effects of shared time and...
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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Jesse Oak Taylor Climate change cannot be experienced, only imagined. While we can experience the weather at any given moment, climate refers to the aggregation of weather patterns over time and thus can be accessed only through models and projections. This presents both a crisis and an opportunity...
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Novel (1 August 2017) 50 (2): 197–216.
Published: 01 August 2017
.... Although student-centered pedagogy has now pervaded educational discourse for more than one hundred years, it was not entirely intuitive or necessary that the modern school system at its inception should orient the classroom experience around the interests and inclinations of students. If educators at the...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 406–423.
Published: 01 November 2013
... theory implies that overwhelming experience halts thought and action, I argue that black radical aesthetics reveals how overwhelming experience engenders agency. © 2013 by Novel, Inc. 2013 Duke University Press Works Cited Armstrong Nancy . “The Future In and Of the Novel.” Novel 44 . 1...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 517–523.
Published: 01 November 2009
... domesticity that usually underpin the Victorian novel. The essay concludes by suggesting that the expansive length of Bleak House makes it more successful than many recent attempts at capturing the complexity and power of networked social experience, and it ends with the contention that Dickens merges...
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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
... the anachronistic dream of recovering the collective experiences of preindustrial life masks the author's insertion into an industrialized system of literary production. The concluding portion of this discussion turns to F. Scott Fitzgerald's affiliated attempt to recreate or refashion the fairy tale...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 165–183.
Published: 01 August 2012
.... Detection, then, is not a stance of suspicion or a law of revelation but a process that illuminates what it means to be subject to time. Ultimately, I argue, the figure of the wait describes not only the narrative time of unmet expectations but also the experience of our most timely historical category: the...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 184–201.
Published: 01 August 2012
... “the explanatory gap” between the third-person accounts of neuroscience and the first-person perspective of conscious experience—a gap that some philosophers of mind regard as an irreducible obstacle to any complete, scientific explanation of consciousness. Novels such as McEwan's Enduring Love (1998...
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Novel (1 August 2014) 47 (2): 196–209.
Published: 01 August 2014
... of sacrificing the social and literary character who haunts modern fiction: the child of the plebeian who, like Emma Bovary or Septimus Warren Smith, proves able to live any form of experience. © 2014 by Novel, Inc. 2014 Duke University Press Works Cited Auerbach Erich . Mimesis: The...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 268–291.
Published: 01 August 2011
... relationship between modernism and spiritualism/occultism. The article takes Joseph Conrad's The Nigger of the “Narcissus” as a symptomatic instance of this dynamic, since it is perhaps the key transitional work from nineteenth-century realist aesthetics to modernist experiment in England. The article reveals...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 179–192.
Published: 01 August 2013
... mostly with the visible turbulence of history. Willa Cather, I argue, does something very different in Death Comes for the Archbishop : she portrays everyday life as embodying the long past that defines a culture. Cather renders the everyday as the mass of human experience that changes slowly over time...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 364–385.
Published: 01 November 2013
... in order to confront transhistorical, diasporic black traumas and, partly, to conceive of ways to heal those traumas. The article argues that Hopkins's novel points to the connections between transpersonal experiences of trauma and their transnational corollaries. William James was concerned with how...
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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 44–63.
Published: 01 May 2019
... understood as a feature of cyclical rather than linear history. Through Tess , we may understand how literary form provides unique imaginative purchase on a crisis that is massive at the scale of geological time but mostly imperceptible at the scale of human experience. Copyright © 2019 by Duke University...