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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 381–399.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Rose Casey Drawing upon research into Indian property law, this essay offers a new perspective on both the feminist interventions and the aesthetic innovations of Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things . This essay is the first to show how The God of Small Things' feminist critique is established...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 441–451.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Ellen Rooney Rooney's essay addresses the question of novel reading and novel form in feminist literary critique and recent debates on reading by way of Sianne Ngai's work on the interesting and its intersection with the novelistic and with a contemporary figure of feminist protest: the pussy hat...
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Novel (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...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 286–288.
Published: 01 August 2015
... and political relations. The chapter argues that the communitarian critique of Enlightenment notions of autonomy and individual happiness has roots in the Enlightenment. Chapter 5 makes a similar claim about feminist critiques of these notions. Norton traces second-wave feminist attacks on autonomy—a so-called...
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Novel (2005) 38 (2-3): 298–301.
Published: 01 November 2005
... desire. Incest for her is not essentially transgressive and as such able to be used to trope Worn Instead, drawing upon feminist critiques of incest taboo, she claims both those who position themselves on the side of desire and those who position themselves on the side of repression are embedded...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 254–273.
Published: 01 August 2020
...John Sampson Abstract “Untimely Love” reassesses the aesthetic choices and political implications of Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence (1920), first by highlighting a surprising overlap between Wharton and the anarcho-feminist Emma Goldman. Wharton's novelistic critique of New York society's...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 376–379.
Published: 01 August 2016
... feminist ones. In a subsection, headed “Towards a Black Feminist Critique,” of the chapter focusing on Gwendolyn Brooks's Maud Martha (1953), Hardison writes, “This is not to say that Maud Martha does not forward a black feminist literary critique. The novel's final pages outline Maud Martha's inchoate...
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Novel (2023) 56 (2): 281–304.
Published: 01 August 2023
... of the critique of desire offered by feminists on both “sides,” putting out of service a wealth of wisdom that might help us ameliorate, or just understand, our current sexual predicament. This reductive framing also fails to grasp the fundamentally problematic place of desire within any account of sexual...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 474–476.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of textual difficulty and impasse that places the reader amid the challenge of modernist strategies and affects. Frost steers a course between the powerful theoretical rubrics that have taken up pleasure, from psychoanalysis to Marxist and feminist critiques of its too-easy corruption and its inevitable...
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Novel (2002) 36 (1): 79–109.
Published: 01 May 2002
...-sacrifice (85). For other second-wave feminist critiques of New Woman self-denial, see Cunningham 64 and Stubbs 126. Pykett notes the tendency of New Woman writers to represent defeatism as saintliness (157). On late-century feminist disgust with decadence, see Ledger, New Woman...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 499–502.
Published: 01 November 2021
..., feminist critique, and even African diasporic studies. The last of these does a lot in Blum's book to expand the stakes of the discussion surrounding the compulsive quest for “uplift” that is to be found within self-help literature. Blum points to a tradition of African American thought that “advocates...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 53–59.
Published: 01 May 2010
...- erful feminist critique of liberal contract theory that is itself a parodic version of the liberal origin story. Pateman claimed that the social contract described by John Locke, Thomas Hobbes, and Jean Jacques Rousseau, under which men agree to give up certain rights for the benefit of equality...
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Novel (2006) 39 (2): 299–302.
Published: 01 August 2006
..., the feminist critique of Wright by Williams and others takes the author to task for "producing female characters who have little depth, who are all too often occasions for the supposedly heroic acts of his male characters" (42). The sub- stantive charge against Wright, then, is that he tends to render...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 146–150.
Published: 01 May 2022
...), which she catalogs as if she were a collector of such methodologies: “book history and media study . . . , historical materialism, New Formalism, object-oriented ontology (or ‘new materialism’), traditional close-reading strategies, feminist critique, and networked or vaguely ‘distant’ reading practices...
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Novel (2021) 54 (2): 270–286.
Published: 01 August 2021
... routes to financial wealth, happiness, independence, individuality, and/or subjecthood. They encounter manifold “realms of possibility” ( Said 75 ) and reap “just rewards” ( Kitzan 91 ). Something similar happens at the level of feminist critique: Suvendrini Perera observes how nineteenth-century...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 324–328.
Published: 01 August 2011
...” with the “time of genre” to convey the sense of loss and incompleteness with which anticolonial liberation projects are seen in present-day Africa (192). This chapter is to be commended not only for taking on novels from far corners of the continent but also for noting the stakes for the feminist critiques...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 71–93.
Published: 01 May 2012
... environmentalists’ call for a radical change in our perception of ourselves and the world” (117). While Merleau-Ponty’s accounts of embodied experience have been subject to feminist critique for their apparent masculine bias, feminist and ecofeminist philosophers have recently underscored...
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Novel (2006) 39 (3): 307–336.
Published: 01 November 2006
...- ticularity to the undifferentiated status of that which merely precedes its own professed endpoint: "'civilization." Mehta's postcolonial critique intersects with a view of liberal modernity which feminists have propounded for decades. The liberalism of the Enlightenment, Benhabib has argued...
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Novel (2000) 33 (2): 212–234.
Published: 01 August 2000
... Feminist Narrative . Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1989 . Huyssen , Andreas . After The Great Divide: Modernism, Mass Culture, Postmodernism . Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1988 . Irigaray , Luce . Ce Sexe qui n’en est pas un . Paris: Minuit, 1977 . Jackson , Laura (Riding) . The Word...
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Novel (2006) 39 (2): 221–244.
Published: 01 August 2006
... sake but for the nation's. The logic that Gilman elaborates is not particular to her alone. Feminists have rightly critiqued nationalism (in both its imperial and anti-colonial guises) for its masculinist and heterosexist deployment of the female body. Until very recently, however...