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Novel (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 prudence, which...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 37–56.
Published: 01 May 2020
...John Attridge Abstract A capacity for vicarious experience is one of Lambert Strether's most celebrated characteristics, apparent not only in his famous injunction to Little Bilham to “live all you can,” but also in his more general attitude toward Chad Newsome's life in Paris, which he proposes...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 280–284.
Published: 01 August 2020
... set of developments in the nineteenth century through which the Kantian understanding of aesthetic experience as disinterested reflective judgment was replaced with a materialist theory of aesthetic response as a corporeal reaction of matter (bodies and nerves) to matter (aesthetic objects...
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Novel (2021) 54 (2): 300–304.
Published: 01 August 2021
... that makes you laugh! Like the best of novel studies, too, Born Yesterday forced me to interrogate my own critical assumptions, laying bare what is most constitutive of the novel form: in a word, novelty. All this is to say that the experience made its mark on me, which is more than one can say...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 141–145.
Published: 01 May 2017
... 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 Public Life of Privacy in Nineteenth...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 351–359.
Published: 01 November 2017
... the inauguration, I would begin 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...
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Novel (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 (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 (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...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 438–452.
Published: 01 November 2013
... this 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...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 179–199.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Yoon Sun Lee Abstract Although accounts of the realist novel have not always adequately examined the experience of movement through space, this embodied epistemology is critical to the genre's development. Drawing on the physiology of perception as investigated by Erasmus Darwin and others, Scott...
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Novel (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 (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. “Down by the Riverside”: Race, Class, and the Drive for Citizenship JAMES EDWARD FORD III How could thousands go...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 240–260.
Published: 01 August 2019
... and Aaron Santesso, it further posits “empathetic surveillance” as a figure through which to assess this relationship, because Zweig can frequently be found to experiment with narrative distance and observation where the scene of suffering is concerned. His late writing demonstrates an attempt to work...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 369–385.
Published: 01 November 2019
... experiments with narrative time. This article locates antidevelopmental narratives in the uneven culture of the peripheral metropolis, focusing on two twentieth-century urban novels: Lao She's Rickshaw (1936–37) and Mulk Raj Anand's Coolie (1936). Tracing the journeys of migrant workers engaged in informal...
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Novel (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...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 227–250.
Published: 01 August 2010
... of individualism, the current essay argues that Dickens's fiction instead performs an ongoing and intentionally failed experiment in population management. The Dickensian novel generates an apparent surplus of biological life that allows its narratives to reconstitute the social body in new terms; rather than...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 382–401.
Published: 01 November 2011
... the term middlebrow from its familiar location within debates concerning cultural capital, “Rebuilding Bildung ” locates the middlebrow at the heart of a widespread mid-century debate concerning the value of aesthetic experience. In particular, this article argues that middlebrow authors generate...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 94–110.
Published: 01 May 2012
... constitutes markers of a story that can be categorized as historical fiction, this essay reads Truong's treatment of these figures as the vehicle through which she problematizes the act of giving a particular experience or subject historical presence. The essay explores how Truong uses Stein's modernist...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 23–39.
Published: 01 May 2009
.... The Nether World , more than any other Gissing novel, emerged from a spirit of enmity and revenge. The novel was born out of the experience of Gissing's first wife's death amid poverty and degradation; he saw the novel as a means of avenging injustice, a way to channel resentment into art. The antagonistic...