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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 461–481.
Published: 01 November 2018
... to confront and to disavow these origins. How might this problem affect the aesthetics of the realist novel? This article argues that the historical novels produced in places like Australia and New Zealand constitute a distinctive variant of literary realism inflected by the ideological tensions of...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 179–199.
Published: 01 August 2019
... makes the realist novel historical through the representation of motion as vertiginous sensation and as a problematic register of experience. The very uncertainty of the sensation of motion evokes history as a horizon rather than as a causal sequence. The term vection came to be used later in the...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 176–196.
Published: 01 August 2017
... the new simultaneity of their separate but networked activity. Juxtaposing the politics of the French Revolution with the form of the public transport, this historical novel relates the history of the French Revolution as about a transition in formal relations. A Tale of Two Cities thereby lays bare...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 179–192.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Enrique Lima The historical novels of Sir Walter Scott, James Fenimore Cooper, and countless others have been interested primarily in exploiting the dramatic potential of historical events and the significant real and fictional personalities that took part in them. These writers are concerned...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 388–396.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Ian Duncan The publication of English translations of Georg Lukács's The Theory of the Novel (1971) and The Historical Novel (1962) inaugurated a major development in North American criticism of the past half century: the turn to Continental theory for an identification of the novel with the...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 257–275.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Aarthi Vadde This essay proposes that Michael Ondaatje's novels develop an archival method that adapts the historical novel to the globalized era. Where Georg Lukács argued that the classical historical novel awakened national sensibility through the creation of psychologically complex characters...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 332–336.
Published: 01 August 2009
... culturally powerful at any given historical moment, it is necessary to look at the culture surrounding the production of that novel, and to do so in a way that takes into account the historical conditions that produced or made possible that particular cultural configuration. The modernist novel was perfectly...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 490–496.
Published: 01 November 2009
...David Kurnick This essay aims to deepen our understanding of the intellectual and affective characteristics of novel reading by examining the tendency of George Eliot's heroines to drift free of the constraints of their own plots. It focuses on Eliot's historical novel Romola (1862-63) and in...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 386–405.
Published: 01 November 2013
..., the form that had mastered the containment of violence was the historical novel, and Macdermots is clearly attempting to come to terms with the inheritance of Sir Walter Scott. It is equally preoccupied with the tradition of the Irish national tale, in particular with the models of national...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 366–372.
Published: 01 November 2009
... 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 (2011) 44 (3): 354–381.
Published: 01 November 2011
... through which the historical novel developed in Quebec. © 2011 by Novel, Inc. 2011 Duke University Press Works Cited “Les Anglo-Canadiens et notre langue.” Le nouveau monde 24 Aug. 1880 : 2 . Arata Stephen . “Scott's Pageants: The Example of Kenilworth.” Studies in...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 May 2010
... idea of the collection The Novel : “to make the literary field longer, larger, and deeper”—historically longer, geographically larger, and morphologically deeper than those few classics of nineteenth-century Western European “realism” that have dominated the recent theory of the novel (and my own work...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 460–466.
Published: 01 November 2009
... contractual recognition that one is reading a natural historical work, not a theological text, not a novel,” nevertheless the slip- page between those fields “would be shifting in a culture that set so much store by relations between the different branches of learning.” White’s 1789 natural history is...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 245–252.
Published: 01 August 2009
... bourgeoisie. Hexter therefore wonders how seriously we can take claims of the cultural impact of such “rising middle classes” on any given historical moment. In this essay I hope to follow Dror Wahrman’s Imagining the Middle Class by viewing the linkage of the novel with the middle class as itself...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 167–185.
Published: 01 May 2014
... unknown according to Popkin. Popkin reports that there is historical evidence indicating that a number of individuals mentioned in the narrative did exist, including the black military offi- cer Diakue and the French dressmaker, Mme. Beuze in New York. See Popkin 363. 172 NOVEL...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 243–260.
Published: 01 August 2015
.... Yet the significance of “arrival” radiates beyond the setting and historical context of the text. Translation Arabic circulation Given that it opens what is now considered to be the first original novel written in Arabic, it appears as an uncannily appropriate subject for meditation...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 223–230.
Published: 01 August 2009
... while it remained a historical reality. Faced with the notion that African Americans had “no family tree,” some black writers responded with novels that located recognizable bloodlines for African American families. But an unpublished novel by W. E. B. Du Bois offers a strikingly different analysis of...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 109–130.
Published: 01 May 2009
... article focuses on literary portraiture in the Jesus novel, a genre of historical fiction that emerged independently in different national literatures from the 1830s onward alongside several parallel developments, including the secularization of biblical scholarship, the rediscovery of early Christian...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 417–422.
Published: 01 November 2009
... between the novel and history in a peculiarly sharp form, a point emphasized by Perry Anderson during a 1983 conference commemorating the centenary of Marx's death when he described Powell's avowedly anti-Marxist series A Dance to the Music of Time as “the most important piece of postwar fiction in the...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 190–195.
Published: 01 August 2009
... novel (itself a resource for Lukács), relates the novel to the specific ideological and social controversies of its time but finds that time almost everywhere in the history of the West, starting way back in classical antiquity. Both of them ignore Schlegel's tautologous but crucial historical...