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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 176–196.
Published: 01 August 2017
... 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 the genre...
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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 settler...
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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...
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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 (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 (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...
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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 (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 restoration...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 332–336.
Published: 01 August 2009
... or 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): 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 (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...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 354–381.
Published: 01 November 2011
... 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 Romanticism 40 . 1...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 427–443.
Published: 01 November 2022
...David Sergeant Abstract This essay examines the relationship between novelistic form and a historical moment shaped by new technologies in Dave Eggers's The Circle (2013) and Kim Stanley Robinson's Red Moon (2018). In both, the novel form is itself positioned as a major counterforce against...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 May 2009
... nineteenth-century realist novels, I show that the supernatural is not subversive but in fact constitutive of their respective realist projects. Scott's use of the Bodach Glas ghost to signal the novel's commitment to both historical facts and imaginative interventions in the plot of history, Eliot's...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 345–363.
Published: 01 November 2013
..., or labor servitude imposed on a multiracial population), these novels thwart interpretive efforts to restrict their referents to the history of American slavery. Paradoxically, I argue, it is only by tracking the slippery referents of Butler's novels of slavery—their uneven shifts between historical...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 167–189.
Published: 01 August 2015
... of the Novel . While the bourgeois bildungsroman tends toward a “schematic optimism which gives rise to the ‘happy ending,’” Lukács's 1956 essay claims that the socialist bildungsroman is based on “a justified historical optimism” (121). This distinction derives from a contrast, fairly common in orthodox...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 482–489.
Published: 01 November 2009
... nation-state and capitalism are absent. I draw upon Georg Lukács's reflections on historical consciousness and the European novel to consider the differences between realist forms as they are deployed in the metropolis and the periphery. © 2009 by Novel, Inc. 2009 Works Cited bin Abdul Kadir...
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Novel (2023) 56 (3): 389–409.
Published: 01 November 2023
... historical narratives of Nostromo and Women in Love describe the transformation of the earlier promise of development into an apocalyptic present, and, in turn, the dissolution of the progressive assurance of the realist novel. While the nineteenth‐century novels plead for reform and paternalistic care...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 190–195.
Published: 01 August 2009
... of the 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...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 236–261.
Published: 01 August 2016
... about historical contingency and how they operate in realist texts. The narrative model of emergency devised by such novels has antecedents in articulations of the improbable in canonical theorists of realism such as Georg Lukács, Fredric Jameson, and Njabulo S. Ndebele. The novelists' embrace...