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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 May 2015
... the shape of letters. Typography and geometry are unexpectedly crucial to the political imaginary of Jude the Obscure , which projects the malleability of social lineaments even as it tells the tale of lethally rigid norms. Copyright © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Thomas Hardy geometry...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 May 2021
... of King's Cross presented a uniquely troubling auditory scenario to acoustic scientists writing during the 1920s and 1930s. They recognized the station's “barreled” ceiling geometry as among the worst acoustic contours. Knudsen, for example, explains that the “concentrations, dead spots, and echoes” from...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 20–22.
Published: 01 May 2011
... account of the novel’s social dynamism focuses on formlessness as the true sign of life and nature, perhaps in the way that the studied chaos of English gardens refutes French neoclassical geometries. As Watt puts this point across in The Rise of the Novel, “[W]hat is often felt...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 166–175.
Published: 01 August 2018
... and then on to Thebes and Corinth—plus, of course, the convergence of roads—in Oedipus ; plotting the universe out as pure geometry in Timmaeus . And not just the Greeks. Isn't Dante's Divine Comedy also an epic work of cosmic mapping, a laying-out of metaphysics, history, and inner psychic space according...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 140–143.
Published: 01 May 2013
... the narrative. Michie illustrates the ways in which her presence complicates the model of heterosexual mar- riage and economic exchange put forth by critics including Gayle Rubin and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick. In this new geometry of courtship, “there are not three but four positions: the two men who...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 131–134.
Published: 01 May 2011
... incongruent, these two concepts lie at the heart of Greene’s thesis. For Greene, the circularity is grounded in a “sacred geometry” and “signifies the interrelationship of the Primordial Soul, the human soul and the natural world (the universe)” (46). In turn, the circle appears as both a symbol...
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Novel (2007) 40 (3): 305–308.
Published: 01 November 2007
... of the nation state-a relatively recent invention after all- Diock subjects a series of nineteenth- and twentieth-century authors to a diverse set of heuristic maps-world religion, gem theory, world systems theory, kinship studies, fractal geometry, deep ecology, relativity theory, linguistic morphology...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 11–23.
Published: 01 May 2014
...] in a somewhat altered sense ifitwishes to avoid rebellions’’ (qtd. in Manin 36). For Plato, it is precisely the paradox of democracy that gives the city the room it needs to manage discontent; the anamorphic relation between geometry and arithmetic turns democratic principle into a usefully moving...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 152–156.
Published: 01 May 2009
... geometry of its gaze. Dorothea has endured her dark night of the soul and finally arrived at the question “What should I do—how should I act now, this very day, if I could clutch my own pain, and compel it to silence, and think of those three?” It had taken long for her to come to that question...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 421–445.
Published: 01 November 2015
... . Descartes René . Discours de la Methode pour bien conduire sa raison, et chercher la verité dans les sciences. Plus, La dioptrique; Les meteors; et, La geometrie . Paris : Le Gras , 1658 < https://archive.org/details/discoursdelameth00desc > (accessed 10 Sept. 2015 ). Descartes René...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 517–523.
Published: 01 November 2009
... Hudson, “Really, universally, relations stop nowhere” (vii). Yet Dickens refuses to be a Jamesian artist, choosing “eternally but to draw, by a geometry of his own, the circle within which [relations] shall happily appear to [stop]” (vii), and instead gestures to the very fact that relations...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 443–450.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., saving the orphans from sure death: such small instances of individuated grace read like 448 novel | FALL 2009 exercises in geometry and seem a momentary counterweight to the raw and esca- lating numbers. The multiplying dispatches confirm a sense of collective, national experience...
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Novel (2001) 34 (3): 369–390.
Published: 01 November 2001
... . Capital . Trans. Ben Fowkes. Vol. 1 . Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1976 . 163 –77. McGurl , Mark . “Social Geometries: Taking Place in Henry James.” Representations 68 ( 1999 ): 59 –83. Michaels , Walter Benn . “Jim Crow Henry James?” The Henry James Review 16 ( 1995 ): 286 –91...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 546–554.
Published: 01 November 2009
....” A geometry book was to be hanged outdoors, suspended in midair, open face up. The wind and the rain would eventually teach the book some facts about real life as it slowly disin- tegrated into nothingness. In 2666, the posthumous novel by Roberto Bolaño, a Chilean character called Amalfitano...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 May 2020
...” for rethinking literary history, Wai Chee Dimock compares genre to the “fractal geometry” ( 87 ) and “scalar recursiveness” (89) found in nature, in a modeling that meets the scalar challenge of planetarity by proposing that the micro instances of ‘every single node’ (89) possess a formal continuity through...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 308–321.
Published: 01 August 2018
...?” (248). The structure, it seems here, produces the relationship, which has led critics such as Leo Bersani to claim that Charlotte and the Prince “make love as a result of the arrangements contrived during the time of the novel itself. It's as if the geometry of human relations implied what we call...
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Novel (2002) 36 (1): 61–78.
Published: 01 May 2002
... on. The speed at which the scenery changes is matched, in the angularity of the natural background, by the insuperable force of geometry. This landscape is in motion: the hills are ani- mate, an evil, horsey "magic" seeming to inspire them to "rear up." As if the se- crecy of Deep Valley Mills were...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 95–114.
Published: 01 May 2016
... suddenly becomes finite, a sphere whose surface closes in upon itself rather than extending toward infinity in all directions, as it does in the Euclidian geometry of the plane. It is not particularly hard to see what might have sparked Löwith's sudden interest in sky and earth as the limit point...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 257–275.
Published: 01 August 2012
... the history of consciousness that underlay frontier mythology’s imperial forms. Instead, the vectored motion of westward expansion dissolves beneath Billy’s and Charlie’s shifting geometry, their criss-cross, their symmetry, and finally their narrowing radius that draws together Canada and Mexico...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 242–260.
Published: 01 August 2014