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Novel (1 May 2009) 42 (1): 62–85.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Zarena Aslami This essay argues that Thomas Hardy's The Woodlanders registers a historic shift in the political imaginary of late nineteenth-century Britain: the emergence of a fantasy of the state as a heroic actor endowed with the capacity to step in and ameliorate one's pain. While The...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 426–435.
Published: 01 November 2017
...John Plotz This piece asks what relation the turn toward a new era of patrimonial capitalism—traced in Thomas Piketty's recent work—bears to the modern rise of fantasy worlds and speculative fiction. The problem of justifying distinction in a world that presumes common humanity beneath surface...
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Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 381–400.
Published: 01 November 2010
... the real, defined by convention and consensus, is ultimately indistinguishable from fantasy. © 2010 by Novel, Inc. 2010 Works Cited Abravanel , Genevieve . “Hardy's Transatlantic Wessex: Constructing the Local in The Mayor of Casterbridge.” Novel 39 . 1 ( 2005 ): 97 –116...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 249–267.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Paul Hurh In recent criticism of Herman Melville's Pierre , Pierre's incestuous desire poses a challenge to the sympathetic model of democratic sociality: in transgressing filial distinctions, it erases the difference that makes sympathy possible and illustrates a limit point to the fantasy of...
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Novel (1 November 2012) 45 (3): 343–367.
Published: 01 November 2012
... a transformed public sphere. In Arthur Mervyn , the yellow fever epidemic works as a fantasy of exposure, an impossible kind of social transparency that ultimately serves as a map for comprehending the mysterious workings of a “connected age.” © 2012 by Novel, Inc. 2012 Duke University Press...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 383–402.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Christian maiden of Prague, Nina Balatka 's unconvincing marriage plot uses the same terms that make Trollope's representation of the novelist as both baker and barrister something of a fantasy. © 2014 by Novel, Inc. 2014 Duke University Press Works Cited Altick Richard D. The Presence of...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 403–421.
Published: 01 November 2014
... cynicism on the critical scene marks a moment of epistemological fantasy, in which the critic implies a form of access to the motivations of the cynical character or the cynical writer. The accusation of cynicism, then, poses as a gesture of unmasking, one requiring a concomitant cynicism on the part of...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 292–307.
Published: 01 August 2018
... authority—a grappling that is necessary for democracy—has, in neoliberal politics and aesthetics alike, been largely jettisoned in favor of expediency and the fantasy of total individual freedom. Turning to a reading of Rachel Kushner's novel The Flamethrowers , the essay finds that Kushner plays with the...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 253–260.
Published: 01 August 2009
... forms of authorship that might emerge from a seizure of the Indian hand. I explore this fantasy in Flora Annie Steel's Anglo Indian novel The Potter's Thumb (1894), a text that simultaneously warns against the implications of creating a hybrid British and South Asian creative body. I conclude that her...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 304–310.
Published: 01 August 2009
... in which an emergent fashion industry summons women to abandon the corset in public and enter the fantasy worlds of modern dress designs that accentuate the body and stimulate its desires, so too are novelists issuing similar summons. Such sensational novels as Bram Stoker's Dracula and George du...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 124–131.
Published: 01 May 2010
... aspirations animating William Faulkner's Depression-era achievement. In this case, the guiding claim is that his novelistic enterprise culminates in a reflexive analysis of the fantasy organizing his literary labors throughout the period. More precisely, “The Bear” in Go Down Moses reveals the extent to which...
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Novel (1 November 2016) 49 (3): 429–448.
Published: 01 November 2016
... their American misreaders, reimagining social nightmares as pleasant fantasies. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Charles Dickens George Du Maurier advertising sensationalism reception As feminist criticism has stressed, Victorian fiction often seems so narrowly focused on...
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Novel (1 May 2017) 50 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 May 2017
... us to think about the mundane fantasies with which readers invest their activity. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Prosaic novelistic knowledge imaginary “And what is the title of the book?” asked Don Quixote. “ The Life of Gines de Pasamonte ,” replied that hero...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 140–143.
Published: 01 May 2018
... and empirical research, the management and mastery of information, and the drive toward judgment that is unclouded by passion, self-interest, or imagination. At first, we might think that Clinton was being politely postmodern: she could have said that Trump was living in a “fantasy”; instead she laid...
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Novel (1 May 2009) 42 (1): 131–133.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Gauri Viswanathan JOHN KUCICH, Imperial Masochism: British Fiction, Fantasy, and Social Class (Princeton: Princeton UP, 2006), pp. 270, cloth, $37.50. © 2009 by Novel, Inc. 2009 Reviews Imperialism at Home john kucich...
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Novel (1 August 2014) 47 (2): 316–318.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Amanda Anderson Novel States zarena aslami, The Dream Life of Citizens: Late Victorian Novels and the Fantasy of the State (New York: Fordham UP, 2012), pp. 195, cloth, $55.00. Recent literary scholarship drawing on the Foucauldian concept of biopower...
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Novel (1 November 2016) 49 (3): 409–428.
Published: 01 November 2016
... © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 ethics alterity mimesis metafiction Haruki Murakami In contradistinction to most criticism, I argue that the reflexive formal structures, the thematic and generic interest in fantasy, and even the apparent relativism of Murakami's writing all serve...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 500–504.
Published: 01 November 2011
...). As a result, the plotless text can act as a fantasy “of escape from time’s movement” (4). Garcha uses Mary Russell Mitford’s series of sketches, Our Village (1819), as an early example of how the literary sketch invoked the fragmentation and speed of modern life in its form and offered an...
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Novel (1 May 2002) 36 (1): 79–109.
Published: 01 May 2002
... Woman in Fiction and in Fact: Fin-de-Siècle Feminisms . Ed. Richardson and Willis. London: Palgrave, 2001 . 1 –38. Rive , Richard , ed. Olive Schreiner Letters, Volume 1:1871–1899 . Oxford: Oxford UP, 1988 . Rose , Jacqueline . States of Fantasy . Oxford: Clarendon, 1996...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 324–328.
Published: 01 August 2011
... “nation as phantasm” (25). National desire is explained as the oscillatory mechanism that is “fantasy’s topology in which there is no clear before or after, inside and outside” (24). Deconstructive spectrality provincializes Cooppan’s psy- choanalytic turn so that the nation imagined through uncanny...