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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 271–293.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Kevin A. Morrison This article examines representations of gestural and rhetorical modes of male suffering in Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights and George Eliot's The Mill on the Floss . It argues that these novels, focusing on the transition from a traditional yeoman economy to a system...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 88–105.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Joseph Murtagh “George Eliot and the Rise of the Language of Expertise” examines the impact of professionalization on the novels of George Eliot. By vastly increasing the scope and complexity of nineteenth-century occupations, professionalization created certain challenges for novelists...
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Novel (2021) 54 (2): 210–226.
Published: 01 August 2021
... between a liberal valorization of disagreement and a liberal concern regarding its potential for violence in George Eliot's great novel of belief, Romola ( 1853 ). Critics have debated the extent of Eliot's liberalism, with some pointing to her apparently conservative commitment to the claims of history...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 64–83.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Alicia Williams Abstract Whence the “dear reader”—and to where? This essay proposes that George Eliot's reformulation of nineteenth-century conventions for addressing reading audiences documents a response to the emergence of Britain's first mass reading public. Eliot inherits a propensity...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 217–235.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Matthew Fellion This essay uses the concepts of the pharmakos and the pharmakeus from Derrida's “Plato's Pharmacy” to describe the relationship between George Eliot's scapegoated characters and the narrators that structure her novels' systems of value. Focusing in particular on Hans Meyrick...
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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 32–50.
Published: 01 May 1999
...DAVID PAYNE Copyright © Novel Corp. 1999 1999 Works Cited Beer , Gillian . Darwin’s Plots: Evolutionary Narrative in Darwin, George Eliot and Nineteenth-Century Fiction . London: Routledge, 1983 . Blumenberg , Hans . The Legitimacy of the Modern Age . Trans. Robert M...
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Novel (2005) 39 (1): 25–47.
Published: 01 May 2005
... of Mary Ann Evans: George Eliot, Her Letters and Fiction . Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1994 . Brooks , Peter . Reading for the Plot: Design and Intention in Narrative . 1984. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1992 . Carroll , David , ed. George Eliot: The Critical Heritage . 1971. London: Routledge...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 538–545.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., and George Eliot's Middlemarch stakes its claim as a novel not only alongside, but also beyond, sensibilities and modes sociological, that other explorer of the “new social continent.” This essay shows that the novel's desire to secure its difference from sociological practices is strong enough to write...
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Novel (2002) 36 (1): 5–25.
Published: 01 May 2002
...OLAKUNLE GEORGE Copyright © Novel Corp. 2002 2002 Works Cited Achebe , Chinua . The African Trilogy . London: Picador, 1988 . Achebe , Chinua . Anthills of the Savannah . New York: Doubleday, 1987 . Achebe , Chinua . Arrow of God . New York: Doubleday, 1989...
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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 279–297.
Published: 01 November 2008
...OLAKUNLE GEORGE Copyright © Novel Corp. 2008 2008 Works Cited Adorno , Theodor . Minima Moralia: Reflections From Damaged Life . Trans. E. F. N. Jephcott London: Verso, 1974 . Ajayi , J.F.A. Christian Missions in Nigeria 1841–1891: The Making of a New Élite . Evanston...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 400–409.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Rosemary Marangoly George This essay argues that tracking Kamala Markandaya's literary career enables us to see, in retrospect, some of the blind spots of the postcolonial literary critical frame within which we have situated novels produced by third-world writers in the twentieth century...
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Novel (2004) 38 (1): 121–123.
Published: 01 May 2004
... already irrevocably altered. This self-reflexive dimension of Faulkner's work en- ables Davis to reflect on her indebtedness to such critics of African American literature as Ralph ell is or^, James Baldwin, George Kent and more recently Toni Morrison. She makes it clear that there is something...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 424–443.
Published: 01 November 2011
...George Micajah Phillips This essay challenges the critical commonplace that modernism's response to imperialism and metropolitan culture can be best explained in terms of irony alone by arguing that curiosity works as modernist irony's shadow dialectic. Writing during London's era of colonial...
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Novel (2006) 39 (3): 361–383.
Published: 01 November 2006
...GEORGE E. BOULUKOS Copyright © Novel Corp. 2006 2006 Works Cited Allen , Richard . “The British Nation and the Colonies: Mansfield Park.” Literature and Nation: Britain and India 1800–1900 . Ed. Richard Allen and Harish Trivedi. New YorkRoutledge, 2000 . 43 –54. Austen...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 245–252.
Published: 01 August 2009
...George Boulukos The rise of the middle class in eighteenth-century England has long been called into question in British historiography. This essay, following the lead of Dror Wahrman's Imagining the Middle Class , reads the significance of claims linking the novel and the middle class rather than...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 214–233.
Published: 01 August 2013
... of possible contingencies, novelists drew from a wider fascination with the collection of social statistical information and the promise that this offered for envisioning possible dangers and picturing contingent versions of the self. I consider several examples of George Eliot's engagement with the logic...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 31–55.
Published: 01 May 2012
... a shift in the focus of public sympathy from incompetent aristocratic officers to heroic working-class soldiers—thus moving Russell's reports into the realm of the realist novel, as its terms were being debated and defined in the 1850s. The essay compares Russell's journalism with George Eliot's AdamBede...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 461–481.
Published: 01 November 2018
... colonialism. Approaching the novel from the perspective of settler colonialism offers new ways to consider classic theories of realism and, in particular, reframes Georg Lukács's concept of reification—and the critical distinction between realism and naturalism he derived from it—as an unexpectedly useful...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 112–122.
Published: 01 May 2017
... (Bette Davis) against the stream of popular, lowbrow novels written by her friend Millie Drake (Miriam Hopkins). This contest of literary style and production is closely adapted in George Cukor's 1981 film Rich and Famous . In Pedro Almodóvar's 1995 La flor de mi secreto , friction between literary...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 236–261.
Published: 01 August 2016
... about historical contingency and how they operate in realist texts. The narrative model of emergency devised by such novels has antecedents in articulations of the improbable in canonical theorists of realism such as Georg Lukács, Fredric Jameson, and Njabulo S. Ndebele. The novelists' embrace...