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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 350–353.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Samuel Otter THEO DAVIS, Formalism, Experience, and the Making of American Literature in the Nineteenth Century (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2007), pp. 210, cloth, $87.00. © 2010 by Novel, Inc. 2010 A Different Formalism theo davis, Formalism, Experience...
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Novel (2001) 34 (3): 391–410.
Published: 01 November 2001
... . New York: Routledge, 1999 . Wilson , Edmund . “The Ambiguity of Henry James.” Ed. Gerald Willen. A Casebook on Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw . New York: Crowell, 1960 . 115 –53. Homo-Formalism: Analogy in The Sacred Fount STACEY MARGOLIS...
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Novel (2001) 34 (3): 411–433.
Published: 01 November 2001
... . Seltzer , Mark . Henry James & The Art of Power . Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1984 . Tanner , Tony . Henry James and the Art of Nonfiction . Athens: U of Georgia P, 1995 . "Out of the Medium in Which Books Breathe": The Contours of Formalism...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 8–34.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Julie Park Revisiting Richardson's Pamela as a site of “spatial formalism,” this essay maintains that the notion of the domestic interior as a setting conducive to psychological interiority requires further materialist analysis. It argues that the interiority of Pamela hinges less on characters...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 307–311.
Published: 01 August 2017
... the ructions of history or politics but rather of detecting the elusive imprints of the latter in the different formal grooves and impasses of what used to be known as “textuality.” The second reversed the dialectic to similar ends, such that the apparently phenomenal or fuzzily experiential domains...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 May 2015
... formalism Before it begins, Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure distills its unforgettably searing critique of law into its three-word epigraph: “The Letter Killeth.” Saint Paul's dictum famously divides law between spirit and letter, universal and particular, the unrepresentable and the all too...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 176–196.
Published: 01 August 2017
... and the people as unable to see how to relinquish control of the streets back to individuals; and, finally, shows how in the novel's conclusion Dickens dramatizes two germane formal relations essential to this public transport revolution: its passengers' interchangeability, or substitutability, and the new...
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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 424–442.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Alissa G. Karl What does it mean for a novel, or a nation, to “add up”? Where a number of prominent critics have outlined the ways in which the novel amounts to a persuasive representation of the nation, this essay considers another prominent discourse of accounting—economics—to evaluate the formal...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 56–70.
Published: 01 May 2012
... popularity of this book, like that of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, has produced critical accounts that tend to shy away from formal, textual analyses in the interests of developing more culturally oriented readings. My essay attends both to the cultural contexts that inform the novel and to its...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 208–223.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Timothy Wientzen Exhibiting formal characteristics of works published decades later, Knut Hamsun's Hunger (1890) has long occupied a central position in genealogies of modernism. Its status in the modernist canon, however, has often come at the cost of disregarding the cultural and economic...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 11–17.
Published: 01 May 2010
... these changes in racial collectivism as opportunities to recast the political and formal protocols of black fiction. More specifically, these writers draw on the class divisions that intellectuals have viewed primarily through the lens of crisis as a means to challenge existing models of racial solidarity...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 184–201.
Published: 01 August 2012
... of consciousness, thereby offering a full, materialist account of the mind. This article argues that an emergent subgenre of contemporary fiction has both formally integrated and critically assessed these discourses of the mind. The “neuronovels” of Ian McEwan, David Lodge, and others have specifically addressed...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 276–300.
Published: 01 August 2012
... 1886 Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Giorgio Agamben's Homo Sacer (1995, trans. 1998), and Jonathan Franzen's 2001 The Corrections —the article shows that works from the residual or “late” phases of two successive hegemonic cycles, the British and the American, reveal formal similarities...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 383–402.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of the Jew into a conventional marriage plot reflects a problem in Trollope's construction of authorship, a problem that inheres in how literary commercialism and literary professionalism might represent mutually exclusive value postulates. Max Weber's distinction between formal rationality and substantive...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 May 2020
... that is seemingly destined to extinguish it. Consequently, both novels turn to a formal modeling in which individual and collective can supposedly blend without either suffering reduction—a maneuver also characteristic of many theoretical discussions of planetarity. Kim Stanley Robinson's Aurora (2015), in contrast...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 254–273.
Published: 01 August 2020
... triumphing. To explain her position, the article turns to Jacques Rancière's unresolvable antagonism between “politics” and “the police,” which has an aesthetic analogue in the clash between the formally anarchic modern novel and premodern hierarchies of genre. Wharton unearths 1870s New York like...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 227–250.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Emily Steinlight This article demonstrates both the formal logic and the political stakes of Dickens's refusal to solve the problem his narratives create: the condition of a vast multitude that the impersonal narrator of Bleak House only half-ironically terms “supernumeraries.” Applied...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 208–228.
Published: 01 August 2011
.... The text attempts to resolve this conflict by turning to magical realism as a formal device for obscuring the material effects of violence; in doing so, it reprises a liberal ethics in the way its representational form seeks to contain and moderate the politics of extremity. The Satanic...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 229–248.
Published: 01 August 2011
... the people who read his novels and through the way he constructs characters within them. As twenty-first-century readers, we may assume that there have always been adults-only books, and that we recognize them when we see them because they foreground things like sex and formal complexity while minimizing...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 May 2009
...” suggest that the supernatural is integral to realism's formal properties, thematic concerns, and critical self-reflections. Indeed, novel criticism frequently addresses readers in the idiom of the supernatural and paranormal, a language that seems particularly conducive to understanding how realist novels...