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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 409–425.
Published: 01 November 2017
... also urge reconsideration of the relationship between capital- L literature and genre fiction. Freed from an obligation to represent the nation, contemporary postcolonial genre novels can stand out in their eagerness to join commentary from across the disciplines in busily considering the shape that...
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Novel (1 May 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 (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 31–46.
Published: 01 May 2011
... story of empowerment and failure. Rather, she presents a careful argument about the power of realistic fiction to mislead and an appeal for the value of romance to maintain the mystery of desire, the space of the noninstrumental. As a genre, the realistic novel relies on a transparency of desire...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 313–316.
Published: 01 August 2011
... artistic creativity and the marketplace. Part literary history, part theory (even soci- ology) of reading, The Art of Scandal lays bear the rich cultural contexts of modernist fiction, setting these contexts within a wider examination of genre theory—and more specifically, a theory in which one genre...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 151–155.
Published: 01 May 2018
... model of 2016 genre theory, it is possible to detect some notable tension between the pragmatic, sociological account of MCE's success in the fiction market and a good historical grasp of MCE's role in cultural politics. The tension here is symptomatic of our disciplinary situation, not of a flaw in...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 79–100.
Published: 01 May 2018
... to write fiction on the scales at which the biological, social, and political become visible as planetary forces necessitates breaking with realism and, if so, which genres are better suited to the task. We have by now come to expect a strong “implication of genre” from narratives that deal with...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 124–128.
Published: 01 May 2012
... literal home “for Hopkins’s mixed-race characters,” Of One Blood relies on two genres—“sentimental fiction” and “imperial romance”—in order to construct a particularly fantastic version of Africa where “there is no present” and where the characters unearth a racial unconscious, “an anterior original...
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Novel (1 August 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 (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 183–189.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Susan Z. Andrade Until recently, studies of postcolonial African novels emphasized the genre's relation to anticolonial critique and its expression of collective resistance. In response to the overwhelming assumption that novels from Africa were primarily anthropological artifacts rather than works...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 227–250.
Published: 01 August 2010
... novel like Bleak House depends on the conspicu- ous failures it stages, it is nonetheless clear in Dickens’s fiction that the domestic order cannot be extricated from these failures. Where the genre’s ideological work seems to require the functional separateness of domesticity from an external...
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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 175–177.
Published: 01 May 2019
... have always been central to the study of law and literature in the antebellum United States. He also ranges far beyond this canon to revisit, 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...
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Novel (1 November 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...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 13–18.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Lisa Zunshine My essay emphasizes the social aspect of our engagement with fictional narratives by drawing on cognitive scientists' research into “theory of mind,” also known as “mind reading”: our evolved adaptation for explaining people's behavior in terms of their mental states, such as thoughts...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 236–261.
Published: 01 August 2016
... where Balzac did not: in restoration and a celebration of a return to the ordinary, punctuated by the comforting image of agricultural life. The difference that emerges in this diachronic and cross-media comparison alerts us to a key emplotting device of the fictional genres of the real, which resist...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 372–375.
Published: 01 August 2016
... preserves and enfranchises, the emplotment of historical narratives, and the relationship of the scholar to the historical past and present, and prompts a reconsideration of what exactly constitutes the past other than various language acts, genres, or performances. It is striking, therefore, that Hamish...
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Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 523–526.
Published: 01 November 2010
... nothing inconsistent about the combination. As Cassuto plausibly suggests, the murder mystery’s recent fascination with the pleasures of the kitchen is symptomatic of a more fundamental paradox crucial to the genre. Since it emerged in the 1920s, the American style of hard-boiled crime fiction has...
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 438–460.
Published: 01 November 2018
... . . . cannot hope to take the smallest step.” Such a limit is seemingly crossed in one of the most difficult and quite possibly the strangest of passages in J. M. Coetzee's fiction: the ending of Foe . This book's self-conscious re-presentation of the origins of the English novel (and of Defoe's inauguration...
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Novel (1 November 2005) 38 (2-3): 129–146.
Published: 01 November 2005
... imi- tating reality, and how, by adopting many of the formal mechanisms for repre- senting the world already deployed by history and the epic without simultaneously sharing those genres' political sympathies and aspirations, that fiction provided a means of expression within a single...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 290–296.
Published: 01 August 2009
..., circulation, and mobility. Understanding that freedom of movement is a positive, political right by shift- ing the geographical scale reveals a longue durée narrative subgenre bound up in its expression. This genre is adventure fiction. One subgenre of adventure fiction thematizing freedom of...
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Novel (1 November 2002) 35 (2-3): 151–168.
Published: 01 November 2002
... postmodern fiction (Bell 6, Werner xv-xviii). Arguments for the subversive political propensity of postmodern formal ex- perimentation carry very specific implications for the genre of the novel. The object that most drastically needs to be overhauled is the realist novel, which is said to...