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Novel (1 May 2014) 47 (1): 90–107.
Published: 01 May 2014
... confusion that spreads from this contradiction. Being doomed to a state of eternal puberty, the novelistic hero cannot go out into the world and take his place in the history of civilization/culture ( Bildung ). This is especially true for the female Bildungsheld , who finds it even harder to find a spot in...
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Novel (1 May 2000) 34 (1): 134–135.
Published: 01 May 2000
...ANN ARDIS TAMAR KATZ, Impressionist Subjects: Gender, Interiority, and Modernist Fiction in England (Champagne-Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2000), pp. 288, cloth, $39.95. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2000 2000 Modernizing the Female Subject TAMAR KATZ, lmpressionist Subjects: Gender...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 31–46.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Zak Watson This article proposes a new account of the interplay of genre and desire in Charlotte Lennox's The Female Quixote . It claims that Arabella's education, her transition from the rules of romance to those of the novel, consists of her being drawn into the circuit of desire that defines her...
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Novel (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 381–399.
Published: 01 November 2015
... primarily through attacking Indian property law, which has historically excluded women from its purview. Whereas previous criticism has focused on Roy's exploration of female social ostracism, this essay addresses the precarious political, juridical, and economic status of women in the novel. The God of...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 271–293.
Published: 01 August 2010
... women in an unreconstructed liberalism—rather than an entrenched cultural hostility—that can be transformed through female sympathy as the basis for reciprocal familial relations. However, Brontë's and Eliot's depictions actually give rise to a paradox in which male authority relies on female sympathy...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 497–503.
Published: 01 November 2009
... Sheridan's Memoirs of Miss Sidney Bidulph , Marie-Jeanne Riccoboni's Lettres de Milady Juliette Catesby , Samuel Richardson's Clarissa , and Jean-Jacques Rousseau's La Nouvelle Héloïse . As the narration of erotic pleasure and erotic danger gets filtered through the intimacy between a female narrator and...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 148–156.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Jeffrey Allen Tucker Colson Whitehead's The Intuitionist (1999) tells the story of a black female elevator inspector who “intuits” the machines' safety. The protagonist searches for both those responsible for the apparent sabotage of an elevator for which she was responsible and the blueprints for...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 207–226.
Published: 01 August 2010
... foreground the spectacle of reproduction loosed from its putative organic site in the female body and displace it elsewhere—the test tube, the surrogate womb, the male body, and, not insignificantly, the novel. This displacement is both a queering and cripping of normative attitudes toward reproductive...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 375–387.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Ann duCille Treating the popular and academic discourse surrounding Toni Morrison's winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993 as a case in point, this essay critiques the ways in which race and gender—“black” and “female”—have been used as loaded signifiers to limit, qualify, segregate, and...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 304–310.
Published: 01 August 2009
... its manic display of female desire delivered at the conclusion of James Joyce's Ulysses by a sleepless Molly Bloom. © 2009 by Novel, Inc. 2009 Works Cited Benjamin , Walter . “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction.” Illuminations . Ed. Arendt Hannah. Trans. Harry Zohn. New...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 83–92.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., repurposing the period look, and enhancing the novels' romance plots, the Austen franchise now attempts to reach a largely female audience across a wide range of exhibition sectors, including in ancillary markets. Indeed, the Austen boom has also gone global, as filmmakers incorporate and indigenize Austen's...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 275–295.
Published: 01 August 2013
... female narrator and the title character, built on customary practice and everyday communication, serves as a postcolonial riposte to Bellow's imaginary Africa. © 2013 by Novel, Inc. 2013 Duke University Press Works Cited Adorno Theodor . “Commitment.” Aesthetics and Politics . By Adorno...
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Novel (1 May 2017) 50 (1): 112–122.
Published: 01 May 2017
...” and in its use of cinematic space to stage the possibility of amicable if incongruous contemporaneity. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Publication anxiety brow culture female friendship George Cukor Pedro Almodóvar “The desire for a less-bad bad life involves finding resting places...
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Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 519–522.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Shirley Samuels LAUREN BERLANT, The Female Complaint: The Unfinished Business of Sentimentality in American Culture (Durham: Duke UP, 2008), pp. 368, cloth, $84.95, paper, $23.95. © 2010 by Novel, Inc. 2010 Political Complaint lauren berlant, The Female Complaint: The Unfinished Business of...
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Novel (1 May 2007) 41 (1): 158–161.
Published: 01 May 2007
... journals, letters, memoirs, autobiographies, conduct and advice books, law cases, contem- porary scholarship, and women's fashion magazines, Brhneerz Women presents an elabo- rate, supple, and genuinely new taxonomy of female relationships in the period. By focusing on "strong, complex, and...
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Novel (1 August 2000) 33 (2): 274–275.
Published: 01 August 2000
...-authored representations of female experiences have obscured and even substituted for female-authored expressions of women's lives. By per- petuating a binary opposition of good vs. bad women and by interpreting female experience primarily in terms of sexuality and Otherness, Barlowe suggests...
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Novel (1 August 2000) 33 (2): 256–258.
Published: 01 August 2000
... between female masochism and the "weird curves" that characterize the twisted vines of a plant denied proper room to grow. Like a warped-but flourishing-plant, antebellum women shaped their desires so that they might survive in a profoundly restricted environment. Thus masochism emerges both as a...
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Novel (1 November 2000) 33 (3): 432–439.
Published: 01 November 2000
... seen as an admittedly strong current in a much morr complex river running from Nickerson's mid- eighteenth-century female domestic-gothic tradition of detective narratives to Klein et al.'s portrayal of our own turn-of-the-twenty-first-century's explosion in figures and formats. For all of...
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Novel (1 August 2000) 33 (2): 253–255.
Published: 01 August 2000
... ideology of materialism. Her theoretical concerns are threefold: to show how consumerism was transformed--even as it helped to create-female subjectivity (4); how male power of ownership was differentiated from fe- male agency in consumption; and how a "symbolics of racial difference" subtends the...
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Novel (1 August 2007) 40 (1-2): 187–189.
Published: 01 August 2007
...MICHELLE BURNHAM TERESA A. TOULOUSE, The Captive’s Position: Female Narrative, Male Identity, and Royal Authority in Colonial New England (Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2007), pp. 240, cloth, $49.95. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2006 2006 The Politics of Captivity TERESA A. TOULOUSE, The...