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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 43–64.
Published: 01 May 2021
... the geographic regions on India's periphery, toward which the novel's action drives but which it never ultimately reaches, and two “developmental genres,” the picaresque and the bildungsroman, which the novel holds in tension. It argues further that whereas earlier studies of Kim and the bildungsroman have...
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Novel (2021) 54 (2): 163–188.
Published: 01 August 2021
... . “ Theorizing Female Inversion: Sexology, Discipline, and Gender at the Fin de Siècle. ” Journal of the History of Sexuality 18 . 1 ( 2009 ): 84 – 102 . Beebee Thomas O. The Ideology of Genre: A Comparative Study of Generic Instability . University Park : Pennsylvania State UP , 1994...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 508–511.
Published: 01 November 2021
... a new theory of the rise of the novel. Almost every aspect of eighteenth-century society, it can seem, has been scrutinized for its connection to the genre of Samuel Richardson and Jane Austen. Individualism and Protestantism, nationalism and imperialism, capitalism and sexual politics, at one time...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 151–155.
Published: 01 May 2018
... Molly is an MCE of Homer's Penelope. Rosen's genre, and his carefully wrought examination of current genre theory, can only help us grasp what is original about iterative texts now and what was always iterative about the most original novelists in our canon. When minor characters have their day...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 May 2019
...John Kucich Abstract Generic innovation has the potential to create strong new frameworks for political discourse. Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South hybridizes two nineteenth-century narrative genres—political melodrama and domestic fiction—to invite readerly involvement in the creation of new...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 79–100.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Aaron Rosenberg Abstract This essay considers how the representation of deep time affects, and is affected by, literary genres. It takes The Time Machine (1895) as its case study, investigating the ways in which H. G. Wells's work repurposes the conventions of the romance genre as a means...
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Novel (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 (2012) 45 (1): 124–128.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Daylanne K. English GOYAL YOGITA , Romance, Diaspora, and Black Atlantic Literature ( Cambridge : Cambridge UP , 2010 ), pp. 288 , cloth, $85.00 . © 2012 by Novel, Inc. 2012 Duke University Press Diaspora and the Politics of Genre yogita goyal, Romance...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 313–316.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Ravit Reichman LATHAM SEAN , The Art of Scandal: Modernism, Libel Law, and the Roman à Clef ( Oxford : Oxford UP , 2009 ), pp. 202 , cloth, $45.00 . © 2011 by Novel, Inc. 2011 Duke University Press Genre Trouble sean latham, The Art...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 219–235.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Joseph Lavery “ The Mikado' s Queer Realism: Law, Genre, Knowledge” offers a hermeneutic history of the Gilbert and Sullivan light opera, arguing that the now ubiquitous assertion that it is not “about Japan” became critical only in the aftermath of the Russo-Japanese War and reflected a pervasive...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 175–177.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., for instance, the popular crime fiction of Ned Buntline and a comic treatment of sentimental reform literature by E. D. E. N. Southworth. Along the way, he cites and summarizes dozens of tales, poems, and essays on crime and punishment from the era's newspapers and magazines. He arranges his texts into genres...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 167–185.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Elizabeth Maddock Dillon This article turns to the space of the colony in the eighteenth-century Atlantic world to offer an alternative theory of the novel—one that defines colonial geographies as constitutive of the novel as a genre rather than as marginal and inessential. In looking...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 61–94.
Published: 01 May 2022
... of decolonization, recurring problematics that nonetheless make the case for its existence as a distinct genre. No novel better emblematizes this genre than William Gardner Smith's The Stone Face (1963). Smith's novel is read as an attempt to narrativize the problem of intersectionality for a revolutionary...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 167–189.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Benjamin Kohlmann This essay identifies the socialist bildungsroman as a distinct transnational genre of the twentieth-century novel. Contrary to recent theorizations of the bildungsroman that stress the link between narratives of individual formation and the organicist idea of the nation...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 438–460.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of the genre's biographical pattern) culminates in a surreal encounter that Coetzee's readers have claimed limns a restorative justice or a utopic futurity. But these interpretations ignore the text's insistence on a silence that overwhelms language, the specter of mass death, and a summative darkness...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 427–443.
Published: 01 November 2022
... future setting—as a continuation of a longer historical arc rather than a break from it. Periodization and genre emerge as central to how these novels relate to social forms: genres are provisional and heuristic constructions that provide a way of talking about how novels negotiate, and negotiate...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 239–244.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Scott Black This essay argues that modern, realist ways of reading fail to satisfy fully their own claims about the novel as a genre self-consciously located in history. Rather, novels cycle through the kinds of narrative named by Ian Watt and Northrop Frye and show how each is necessary...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 531–537.
Published: 01 November 2009
... of the eighteenth century, it also began its course as a transnational genre for the first time. Its transnationality was an effect of a particularly modern set of practices and attitudes about translating fiction in the European core. Thus transnationalism describes a new period in prose fiction's mobility...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 124–131.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Bill Solomon This essay adopts Susan Stewart's notion of distressed genres as a way to interrogate the seemingly nostalgic strain of American modernist fiction produced in the early decades of the twentieth century. The first section reads Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio alongside Walter...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 375–387.
Published: 01 November 2017
... in transforming the genre of the novel, the nature of literary studies, and the makeup of the academy at least since the early 1970s. This essay argues that while as a Nobel Laureate, as a distinguished university professor, as an exemplary literary and cultural critic, and as a legendary editor at Random House...