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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 November 2017) 50 (3): 351–359.
Published: 01 November 2017
... after 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...
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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...
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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 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 (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 August 2019) 52 (2): 240–260.
Published: 01 August 2019
... Rosen 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...
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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...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 63–84.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Anna Gibson This essay demonstrates how Charles Dickens used the form of serial fiction to experiment with a uniquely Victorian idea of life as a dynamic network of interactions. Reading Our Mutual Friend alongside nineteenth-century physiological and evolutionary writing, I show how Dickens shaped...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 183–201.
Published: 01 August 2016
... realist art based on dated assumptions about the European novel. They expand the category of realism to include examples from the realisms of late Victorian theater; postcolonial fiction from African, Egyptian, and Indian milieus; and photojournalistic experiments wrought in response to revolution in...
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Novel (1 November 2016) 49 (3): 409–428.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Christopher Weinberger Much recent ethical criticism theorizes novels as becoming ethically effective through readers’ oscillation between immersion in mimetic worlds and subsequent reflection on that experience. Murakami Haruki, however, presents readers with irreducibly fictional realities that...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 5–9.
Published: 01 May 2016
... to reinvent itself, its openness, its endless capacity to make a story and give us a view of the world informed by our innermost, our most intensely personal experiences. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Globalectics heterotopia prison liminality In his essay “Of Other...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 236–261.
Published: 01 August 2016
... realist aesthetics stages a critique of key assumptions of the narratives of emergency, which place the victims in an overly determined condition where meaningful action is impossible. The works of Mda, Farah, and Akpan restore historical agency to characters who experience extreme insecurity and provoke...
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Novel (1 November 2016) 49 (3): 486–503.
Published: 01 November 2016
... everyday experience. eighteenth century sentimental fiction Laurence Sterne Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 In the culminating chapters of The Light of Nature Pursued (1768), Abraham Tucker speculates on the fate of the human soul after death. 1 He hypothesizes that the...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 295–315.
Published: 01 August 2016
... experience is latent in the still image, or at least in some still photographs. This temporal quality, I argue, is productively imagined by relating still photography to what literary scholars think of as narrative. In this, I am guided by two questions: First, simply, in what respects might still...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 May 2015
..., “geometrically constructed,” riveted by the study of lines and shapes. Reading Jude 's manifold geometric imagery in the context of the revolutionary non-Euclidean break in Victorian-era mathematics and tracing the novel's bold typographic experiments, this essay highlights Hardy's surprising exuberance about...