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Novel (2000) 33 (2): 270–273.
Published: 01 August 2000
...SUZY ANGER LAURA OTIS, Membranes: Metaphors of Invasion in Nineteenth-Century Literature, Science, and Politics (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999), pp. 248, $45.00. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2000 2000 The Idea of a Germ LAURA OTIS, Membranes...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 224–241.
Published: 01 August 2014
... in advancing systematic explanations for its hero’s self-destructive ten- dencies, the novel’s language exceeds its own literal meaning. ‘‘I have the germs of every human infirmity in me Jude later avows to Sue; ‘‘I have cured myself of drunkenness I think; but I never know in what new form a suppressed vice...
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Novel (2004) 37 (1-2): 209–211.
Published: 01 August 2004
... of a transgressive woman, a woman who is herself made to bear the marks of that stress" (7). In the course of this demonstration, moreover, Hertz shows that the seemingly contingent detail of "fragments of granite" is the first in a series of granular images-seeds, germs, and pulses pervading Eliot's...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 474–477.
Published: 01 November 2013
.... Acting involuntarily and inexplicably, Newman’s decision originates in an unconscious mental process, just as James, in recollecting the imaginative germ of New- man’s transformative experience in The American, recalls his own creative process. It was, Ryan notes, “non-volitional, unconscious...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 136–139.
Published: 01 May 2019
... that began to challenge Galenic orthodoxy in the wake of the Great Plague of 1665, before tracing the influence of Boyle's corpuscular doctrine of qualities on an etiology of disease that anticipated modern germ theory. Rejecting humoral explanations, Boyle and “chemical” physicians such as George Thomson...
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Novel (2007) 40 (1-2): 5–17.
Published: 01 August 2007
...." On the basis of Logan, Letters fvonz an Anzerimn Farmer, Secret History, and even Brockden Brown's novels, one can nei- ther see the germ of Cooper nor predict what would come to be known as the American Renaissance. There is consequently no literary-critical field called the early American novel...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 153–157.
Published: 01 May 2013
... advanced fromOliver Twist through Bleak House to Great Expectations, he rendered genealogical claims on individual destiny less and less sure. The germ of this loosening is already present in the sexually ambiguous Fagin’s criminal gang, which possesses a liveliness notably absent from the world...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 436–451.
Published: 01 November 2020
... with a tribal war of all against all in which the collective is a fundamental factor that, nevertheless, remains at the size of the enclave. Molecular civil war might well be the ultimate logic of Ballard's late novels too; indeed, we can see the germ of this idea throughout the four main works discussed...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 278–283.
Published: 01 August 2009
... in terms of large-scale flows—of air, water, sewage, germs, con­tagion, familial influences, moral climates and the like” R( ose 44). The biopolitics of Hopkins’s moment (and arguably of the next one hundred years of novels written by authors who shared her goal) was that of the heritable and sim...
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Novel (2023) 56 (1): 21–38.
Published: 01 May 2023
... premises of disenfranchisement. An allegiance with germs that are (literally) consumed by—but might eventually destroy—a body gives Lila Mae hope that her own tactics of invisible subversion might also contain the germ of revolutionary upheaval. Uncoincidentally, this passage also echoes the earlier...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 167–174.
Published: 01 August 2009
..., that one side is not exterminated, “animosity actually develop[s] into the germ of future commonness” (26–27), he contends, inasmuch as conflict and unity achieve “full sociological meaning through [each] other” (35). Whether or not this is the way nation-states actually work is not at issue. I am...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 463–479.
Published: 01 November 2022
... threatening “the end of Civilization As We Know It” (4). The crisis escalates quickly, with the germ ultimately infecting Zuzu, the mayor, and the doctor at the makeshift infirmary where the afflicted are being held for observation. Indeed, as we are told in chapter 2, quoted here in its entirety...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 49–64.
Published: 01 May 2016
... attempt to inhabit bodies other than his own dramatizes instabilities at the core of Locke's theory of the individual, whose accounts of both selfhood and property assume that mind and body are naturally conjoined. The germ of this instability arises in the materially rooted but not wholly materially...
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Novel (2023) 56 (3): 451–467.
Published: 01 November 2023
.... The freedom of Spirit becomes the whim of favor. In Sterne, Machado found the germ of a form that was able to set forth the movement of favor in its totality. The deepest cut—and an aspect of the new form's more-than-national reach—is that Machado arrives at a materialist truth that was inconceivable to Hegel...
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Novel (2000) 33 (2): 235–252.
Published: 01 August 2000
... is branded on the palms of the women, who with heads shaved, and wrists broken, are exiled to death in the forest once their child-bearing years are over (30-31). For some reason he himself does not quite understand, Mungo bears the sign on his forehead: "Some germ of Greek civilization survived...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 183–201.
Published: 01 August 2016
... and across plural temporalities is a task that worlding realisms may help us to achieve. The germ of the special issue was a Spring 2014 reading group and symposium organized by the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory at the University of Illinois, Urbana, in which several contributors took...
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Novel (2001) 34 (2): 180–201.
Published: 01 August 2001
..., haunting the ruins of his possessions (1.52). In exploring the nationalist politics of challenged legitimacy, Maturin finds his precursor in Walpole's text. This is less a question of influence and more one of genetic material: the philosophical romance exfoliates out of the germ of challenged...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 79–100.
Published: 01 May 2018
... the “historical romancer has a whole mass of history, ruins, old costumes, museum pieces, to work upon . . . the futurist writer has at most the bare germs of things to come” (247). With this in mind, one might read the preponderance of future/antique set pieces in The Time Machine —a cryptic and dilapidated...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 347–368.
Published: 01 November 2019
... and the use of modernist techniques. The root-seeking movement was a nativist response to the lure of Western technique in the cultural sphere—not so much a response of one group to another as an adjustment of stances by individuals. While the Hangzhou conference contained germs of the root-seeking movement...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 249–267.
Published: 01 August 2011
... into law. Indeed, it is hard not to read Foucault’s hypothesis into the narrator’s speculation on the enabling condition of Pierre’s incestuous resolution: “possibly the latent germ of Pierre’s proposed extraordinary mode of executing his proposed extraordinary resolve— namely, the nominal...