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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 253–260.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Aviva Briefel This essay argues that by the second half of the nineteenth century, British artists and writers succumbed to “colonial-hand envy,” marked by a desire to claim the authenticity of South Asian manual productions. This condition flourished in a climate that mourned the figurative...
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Novel (2003) 36 (3): 351–373.
Published: 01 November 2003
... . Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1991 . Drewry , Thomas . “Tony Last’s Two Children in A Handful of Dust.” Evelyn Waugh Newsletter and Studies 25.3 ( 1991 ): 5 –8. Eagleton , Terry . “Evelyn Waugh and the Upper Class Novel.” Carens 106 –15. Eliot , T. S. The Waste Land . New York...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 26–49.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Julian Jimenez Heffernan This article examines the centrality of the motif of the hand in Samuel Richardson's Pamela . By underscoring the structural salience of the hand-derived notions of maintenance, command, manumission, manufacture and manners, the article seeks to prove that the novel plots...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 368–371.
Published: 01 August 2016
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 116–123.
Published: 01 May 2010
... by making more of itself, to flesh out the “real” by adding more layers, whether of interpretations or of consciousness. Close reading and ideology thus developed hand-in-hand with what I call the practice of “close writing.” The results were the standard forms of modern criticism, including entire books...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 364–385.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Gordon Fraser Recent criticism of Pauline Hopkins's now canonical final magazine novel, Of One Blood; or, The Hidden Self (1902–3), can generally be separated into two broad categories. On the one hand, critics such as Susan Gillman and Shawn Salvant have interrogated the ways in which the novel...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 406–426.
Published: 01 November 2022
... universe has obviated their critical methods, including the ethics of “evasion,” on the one hand, and the humanism of “literalist criticism,” on the other. What if the genre of the novel is no longer capable of generating a critical anthesis to the alienated world of informatic control? Copyright © 2022...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 400–409.
Published: 01 November 2009
...) of the Indian writer in the second half of the twentieth century. The issue at hand is much more complicated than is usually represented as the chasm between the India-based and the Indian diasporic writer. All through the twentieth century, novels written by writers of Indian origin from either location can...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 423–430.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Daniel Hack This essay argues that a combination of the frequently opposed methods of book history and reception studies, on the one hand, and those of formal analysis and close reading, on the other, is needed to illuminate the cultural work done by and with novels. Taking as my example...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 504–510.
Published: 01 November 2009
... of language? My argument is that the novels of this period chart a shift in the relationship between the two primal scenes outlined above, in which one eventually becomes the face of humanity while the other becomes the dead hand of inhumanity. In the end it is less the uncanny and easily allegorizable...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 224–241.
Published: 01 August 2014
... claims for the causality of heredity on the one hand and the division of labor on the other. Jude ultimately demonstrates that literature is, in essence, superfluous—and that “the count of the uncounted,” which Rancière recognizes as the stake of politics, is also the stake of fiction...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 502–524.
Published: 01 November 2018
... writer on arrival in Paris. James would, however, learn to turn such insecurities to his advantage by attending the Théâtre Français and paying close attention to the declamatory style of the melodramatic actors at a time when his first ambition had been to become a playwright. James tried his hand...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 444–465.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Padraig Kirwan Much has been written about how contemporary Native American writers explore the intersection between cultural or social materialities on the one hand and aesthetic or imaginative autonomies on the other. In keeping with that discussion, this essay examines David Treuer's Little...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 275–295.
Published: 01 August 2013
... to achieve in their writing. On the other hand, the novel consistently subordinates African culture to the psychological drama of Henderson's (and perhaps “America's”) midlife crisis. I turn to a reading of Bessie Head's 1965 story “The Woman from America,” in which the friendship between Head's Botswanan...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 115–138.
Published: 01 May 2016
... by documenting the affinities between planetarity's redemptive, world-building ambitions, on one hand, and both Kantian cosmopolitanism and turn-of-the-twentieth-century articulations of “planetary consciousness” (as particularly evident in speculative fiction) on the other. The common denominator...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 537–541.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Daniel A. Novak Briefel Aviva , The Racial Hand in the Victorian Imagination ( Cambridge : Cambridge UP , 2009 ), pp. 223, cloth, $99.99 . Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 I am overdetermined from without. I am the slave not of the ‘idea’ that others have...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 71–93.
Published: 01 May 2012
... ): 361 – 69 . Derrick Scott . “Making a Heterosexual Man: Gender, Sexuality, and Narrative in the Fiction of Jack London.” Cassuto and Reesman 110 – 29 . Derrida Jacques . “Geschlect II: Heidegger's Hand.” Trans. Leavey John P. Jr. Deconstruction and Philosophy...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 400–420.
Published: 01 November 2015
... and elsewhere) tends to both contain and provoke a minute attention not only to its worlds' material details but to its very particular ways of putting them. 4 And though Conklin's bloodied hand proves to be a kind of decoy (or maybe just an inconsequential detail), the faltering—or corrupted—literalness...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 538–541.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of Smith, for instance, Reber observes that when it comes to Smith's supposed “equivalency” of “morality and resources, both being guided by the invisible hand through the body politic in harmonious flow, we appreciate the notion that morality—as though an affective homologue of capital—is the blood...
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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 378–381.
Published: 01 November 2008
... co-determination-is an apt topic for Claybaugh, as the thematic organization of her own book takes a very similar shape. On the one hand, she investigates the uneasy relationship between the realist mode in the nineteenth-century novel in English and wider movements in the realm...