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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 108–131.
Published: 01 May 2014
... the globe. It is in this context that this essay reads a recent novel, The German Mujahid , published (originally in French under the title Le village de l'Allemand, ou Le journal des frères Schiller ) in 2008 by Algerian author Boualem Sansal. Banned in Algeria but winner of the 2011 German Book Trade...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 38–60.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Priscilla Layne Abstract Black Germans occupy a unique position of simultaneous invisibility and hypervisibility. Since their country did away with the category of race due to its associations with the Nazis, on paper Black Germans are read as just “German” and de facto white. But they are also...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 176–196.
Published: 01 August 2017
... and the people as unable to see how to relinquish control of the streets back to individuals; and, finally, shows how in the novel's conclusion Dickens dramatizes two germane formal relations essential to this public transport revolution: its passengers' interchangeability, or substitutability, and the new...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 190–207.
Published: 01 August 2015
... delivered a complex narrative that, far from legitimating a united Germany, demanded a long historical perspective on the end of the Cold War. Ein weites Feld represents a conscious attempt to use novelistic form as a kind of cultural politics, deployed against both a resurgent German nationalism and those...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 302–305.
Published: 01 August 2013
... of unlucky householders bailing out their flooded living rooms—to football, as when then–Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was asked to comment on the English team’s losing to Germany at the English “national sport”: the English, Thatcher is said to have rejoined, had already beaten the Germans...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 121–129.
Published: 01 May 2021
... fueled this desire for objectivity in the study of human feelings and mental states. Nineteenth-century historical dictionaries and literary texts document a wide variety of compounds or neologisms formed with Gefühl . Works of German realist fiction and psychoanalytic texts in the later part...
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Novel (2003) 36 (2): 219–243.
Published: 01 August 2003
... catego- ries? Was Stein equating her own social marginality as a lesbian with that of German immigrants and African Americans, and was this imaginative identifica- tion sympathetic or manipulative? The larger issue, of course, is Stein's relationship to other avant-garde modernists, including...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 190–195.
Published: 01 August 2009
.... Austin: U of Texas P, 1981 . Benjamin , Walter . “The Concept of Criticism in German Romanticism.” Selected Writings: Volume 1, 1913-1926 . Ed. Bullock Marcus and Jennings Michael. Trans. David Lachterman, Howard Eiland, and Ian Balfour. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1996 . 116 -200...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 490–494.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Christoph Schmitz Paul Buchholz , Private Anarchy: Impossible Community and the Outsider's Monologue in German Experimental Fiction ( Evanston : Northwestern UP , 2018 ), pp. 242 , cloth, $99.95 . Copyright © 2020 by Novel, Inc. 2020 In The Theory of the Novel , Georg...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 136–139.
Published: 01 May 2015
... a “ ‘performative’ rather than ‘normative’ ” view of the bildungsroman, one that “aims to theorize the nation-state as such , rather than just … its particularized German expression” (23). On this account, “rather than revealing it at the end of its plot, the novel of formation produces a national form by means...
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Novel (2007) 40 (1-2): 125–150.
Published: 01 August 2007
..., and Sexuality in the Early Republic . Knoxville: U of Tennessee P, 2004 . Baym , Nina . American Women Writers and the Work of History, 1790–1860 . New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 1995 . Beiser , Frederick C. Enlightenment, Revolution, and Romanticism: The Genesis of Modern German Political...
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Novel (2006) 39 (2): 284–287.
Published: 01 August 2006
... was "irrelevant to the formation of human cultures" (161). With race cordoned off, Evans asserts, they turn to the "Jewish German tradition of folk psychology that took as its central tenets the German Enlightenment notion of Bildung, self-perfection or the striving for betterment, and Volksgeisf...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 175–178.
Published: 01 May 2013
..., psychoanalysis, psychosis, psychological warfare, and the growing technolo- gization of the self all meet and begin to merge with one another. As suggested by the title of the larger project, Psy Fi takes “Germanicity” as the horizon of futurity, not only as “the open book of evil politics”—all our...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 37–56.
Published: 01 May 2020
... ( Wakana 21 ), the educational framework they adduce does tend to resemble the eighteenth-century German ideal of Bildung —a hard-to-translate word which is usually rendered in English as “culture,” “education,” or “development.” 1 This is especially true of an overtly Hegelian interpretation like...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 466–470.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of, say, the fantastic, the surreal, or the unconscious, not to mention characteristics of verbal artfulness. Such a definition of fiction (which for Voelz stands in for the literary tout court) sits comfortably with an important German-language discussion about risk. Voelz distinguishes between what he...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 43–56.
Published: 01 May 2014
... and developments of the Spanish Civil War and its role in the united antifascist struggle. Peasants knew rudimentary facts about ‘‘the Italian conquest of Abyssinia and the German-Italian invasion of Spain’’ (ibid In this respect, Lu Xun Academy constituted what David Apter and Tony Saich have called...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 93–99.
Published: 01 May 2010
... ment of German rocket scientists through Operation Paperclip, and to Cold War mass culture, these are also the dawning months of the nuclear condition during whose apogee, in the balance of terror, the securities of cities and citizens were paradoxically grounded on their status as nuclear...
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Novel (2007) 40 (3): 216–239.
Published: 01 November 2007
... and the Claims of Postcoloniality.” South Atlantic Quarterly 100 ( 2001 ): 627 –58. Hofmeyr , Isabel . The Portable Bunyan: A Transnational History of The Pilgrim’s Progress . Princeton: Princeton UP, 2004 . Ishiguro , Kazuo . Alles, was wir geben mussten . [German trans, of Never Let...
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Novel (2005) 39 (1): 133–134.
Published: 01 May 2005
.... But the detective is also involved in a different sort of domestic work, a sort of homeland security operation, in which he polices the borders of the nation, in the process becoming embroiled with Andaman Islanders, Lascar sailors, German spies, and other for- eign nationals. In this penetrating study...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 307–311.
Published: 01 August 2017
... of the new that belongs to modernism's self understanding—and which, I will argue, has still not been adequately theorized. Instead, a certain nineteenth-century way of thinking about the new continues to hold sway over the way we read modernist texts” (1). It is early German Romanticism in particular...