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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 475–478.
Published: 01 November 2021
... “the transnational rise and fall of naturalist fiction as history —convoluted and unruly—not as a matter of ‘rules’ and models” (37). The target here is the work of critics such as Pascale Casanova, who argued in The World Republic of Letters for the existence of a global literary system, the capital of which...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 95–112.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Madhumita Lahiri Abstract With the onset of the COVID‐19 pandemic, extensive restrictions on travel and migration effectively destroyed the global mobility of persons, while widespread supply chain disruptions meant that commodities were no longer as globally mobile. Drawing on this 2020 context...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 May 2022
... of Novel: A Forum on Fiction offers a contemporary take on the relationship between Black politics and the novel, our journal's privileged cultural object, by considering the global reach of Black Lives Matter (BLM). The contributors to the issue treat BLM as a fresh opportunity to engage the question...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 207–215.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Rita Barnard If, as Benedict Anderson has argued, the realist novel has a particularly close relationship to the nation, what kind of narrative form would be best suited to transnational or even global fictions? This essay proposes a few answers to this question by looking first at what Roger Ebert...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 108–131.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Vaughn Rasberry In the years following the attacks of 9/11, the Cold War discourse of totalitarianism has resurfaced in connection with Islamist terrorism. Scholars, journalists, and public intellectuals across the ideological spectrum routinely characterize the global jihad as the “new...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 208–223.
Published: 01 August 2015
... historical phenomenon, one that informed wide swaths of the global periphery in the late nineteenth century. In Hunger , Hamsun invoked a history of economic development that endowed the starving body with transnational political significance. Restaging the naturalist novel's own approach to hunger, Hunger...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 399–416.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Philip Tsang Abstract The article situates David Mitchell's imagination of planetary interconnectedness in the historical development of global English. It argues that Cloud Atlas projects a denationalized, centrifugal vision of the world, only to entrench it in a cohesive, centripetal anglophone...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 375–398.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Kalyan Nadiminti Abstract “The Global Program Era” traces the rise of the international writer from the global South in the North American master of fine arts (MFA) program and the resulting effects on the contemporary global anglophone novel. Extrapolating from Mark McGurl's The Program Era (2009...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 76–95.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Madigan Haley Abstract This article examines how certain works of global fiction have conceived of their ethical and political agency through the form and act of gathering. Discussions of the global novel's relationship to collective life have often adapted the ideas of Benedict Anderson in order...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 347–368.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., this article further argues that the context of Third Worldism is largely eliminated in the reception of global South literature in the world literary setting. It contends that recognizing the formation of Third World cosmopolitan novelists in the milieu of an international socialist literary culture oriented...
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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 374–377.
Published: 01 November 2008
...WEIHSIN GUI SANJAY KRISHNAN, Reading the Global: Troubling Perspectives on Britain’s Empire in Asia (New York: Columbia UP, 2007), pp. 256, cloth, $41.00. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2008 2008 Global, Interrupted SANJAY KRISHNAN, Reading the Global: Troubling...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 31–55.
Published: 01 May 2012
... characters—a cosmopolitan readership who are comparative in mindset and globally aware. Both realist novel and Crimean War journalism make traumatized working-class figures into symbols of a heroic nationhood, even while ultimately remaining distanced from these figures by addressing middle-class readers...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 366–372.
Published: 01 November 2009
... of Lukács's interconnected blind spots were modernist form and imperial history, this essay looks to some of the central concepts of The Theory of the Novel, The Historical Novel , and Studies in European Realism for a broader, twentieth-century, and global frame of reference. To that end, it builds on two...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 492–496.
Published: 01 November 2012
...David Chioni Moore JAY PAUL , Global Matters: The Transnational Turn in Literary Studies ( Ithaca : Cornell UP , 2010 ), pp. 248 , cloth, $65.00 , paper, $19.95 . © 2012 by Novel, Inc. 2012 Duke University Press Full-Spectrum Global Literary Studies PAUL...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 136–139.
Published: 01 May 2013
... Global London TANYA AGATHOCLEOUS, Urban Realism and the Cosmopolitan Imagination in the Nineteenth Cen- tury: Visible City, Invisible World (New York: Cambridge UP, 2011), pp. 266, cloth, $93.00. In arguing that there are nineteenth-century precedents for the ostensibly twentieth-­ century idea...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 443–459.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of David Mitchell’s Global Novels SCOTT SELISKER In Haruki Murakami’s global best seller 1Q84 (2010), the mystery begins with the backstory of a cult. A strange young writer grows up in a group called Sakigake, or ‘‘Forerunner which had previously split into two separate groups (155). The Sakigake...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 103–121.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Madigan Haley This essay approaches the global as an ethos emergent within contemporary fiction, taking J. M. Coetzee's Disgrace (1999) as its primary example. Recent accounts of global or world literature have generally considered these solely as spheres of circulation, while dominant accounts...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 144–147.
Published: 01 May 2015
... deeply about how and why we read. In an era when discussions of the role of the humanities are invariably accompanied by a sense of crisis, The Deliverance of Others is a timely reminder and bold defense of the value of literature, brimming with the conviction that an ethical globalism is indeed...
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Novel (2023) 56 (1): 62–84.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Nienke Boer Abstract This article diagnoses and discusses the emergence of a set of contemporary realist novels that engage with historical events, connect disparate parts of the global South through depicting travel or displacement, and feature subaltern protagonists. Exemplified by Amitav Ghosh's...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 65–71.
Published: 01 May 2010
... of Globalization Dierdra Reber Ubiquitous logos, cultural centers that look like gigantic video games, photos that bring politics as usual to a standstill, videotaped calls to war that circulate the globe in a matter of minutes, civic debate that takes place through bumper stickers, millions of self...