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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 298-318.
Published: 01 November 2008
... , Waïl S. “Arab-American Autobiography and the Reinvention of Identity: Two Egyptian Negotiations.” Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics 22 ( 2002 ): 7 –35. Hassan , Waïl S. Tayeb Salih: Ideology and the Craft of Fiction . Syracuse: Syracuse UP, 2003 . Kahf , Mohja . Emails...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 321-328.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Amanda Anderson A therapeutic impulse could be said to stand behind two distinctive responses to ideological criticism that have formed in the field of literary criticism over the past few decades. The first response is best characterized as an ascesis that willfully reduces the methodological...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 351-359.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Timothy Bewes Just when the political stakes of truth and falsity in the United States seem to be higher than ever, many American writers are exploring a conceptual space located “on the very edge of fiction,” as one author puts it. Are such strategies still readable in ideological terms, or are...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 343-348.
Published: 01 August 2009
..., historically inside the field of civil society yet ideologically outside it, assumes a relentless antagonism to its norms. The division of narratives maps the conceptual antagonism between civil society, a collective composed of individuals and a formal system of regulated differences, and fanaticism, the...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 116-123.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., dwelling on each image—the more we have had to say. Canonization, the vector of less, and close reading, the vector of more, are thus the paradoxical countermovements of the modern literary system. Ideology has also served that system well, sharing with close reading the logic of the physical: to grow by...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 292-307.
Published: 01 August 2018
..., it argues, is dominated by a skepticism toward the ideologically laden polarizations that once prevailed in the twentieth century. This skepticism, a critical attitude the author calls “compromise aesthetics,” reflects how the political imperative to grapple with the effects of different forms of...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 236-254.
Published: 01 August 2017
... in this way borrows from Jacques Rancière's understanding of the correlation between aesthetic and political regimes, and this article elaborates and historicizes Rancière's theory at the turnover between utilitarian and liberal ideologies. In particular, it argues that Rancière's understanding of...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 388-396.
Published: 01 November 2017
... aesthetic ideology of Romanticism via Hegel and subsumed into national history—the horizon of epic totality—in the historical novel (Scott's Waverley ). Jameson's reversion to the later Lukács in his essay on the historical novel addresses a crisis not only of the genre but of history itself as an...
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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...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 332-336.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Marianne DeKoven The term history gathers to itself, and disperses, as troubled and complex a nexus of theory, ideology and practice as any term in our critical vocabulary. Yet I argue here that this term is as inevitable and necessary as it is problematic, especially in discussions of the novel...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 517-523.
Published: 01 November 2009
... characters as the others. Moreover, they are not homologous, so sometimes they derail and subvert one another. Dickens uses the capacious size of the novel, then, to imagine English society as a network of networks. In the process, this essay argues, Bleak House disrupts ideologies of individualism and...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 124-131.
Published: 01 May 2010
... Benjamin's “The Storyteller,” arguing that the literary text and the critical essay reach comparable insights into the ideological dimensions of the struggle to rehabilitate oral narrative practices. The second section takes these insights as the point of departure for an examination of the functional...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 148-156.
Published: 01 May 2010
... Allan Poe and participate in recent critical approaches to the father of detective fiction that read him in the context of the racial discourse of his day, and (2) critique the hierarchical thinking that both banishes comics to the realm of the “subliterary” and sustains racist ideology. In this sense...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 224-241.
Published: 01 August 2014
...,” looks not just overtly Malthusian but deterministic in every sense: a brutal lesson in the impossibility of equality. Whether one approaches it, via Michel Foucault, as an illustration of power's inexorable grasp on life or, via Georg Lukács, as symptomatic of naturalism's dehumanizing ideological bent...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 257-275.
Published: 01 August 2012
... demystifying their ideological structures but by immersing American and Sri Lankan legends, Billy and Sailor, in a proliferation of artifacts, genres, and contexts that traverse several national and supranational traditions. Archival form effectively subjects these national legends to defamiliarization and...
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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 (2012) 45 (1): 3-5.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Anne Anlin Cheng What is reading; what can it do; and can we imagine a hermeneutics beyond suspicion? This brief essay meditates on the possibilities of what might be called a hermeneutics of susceptibility that can accommodate our ideological and aesthetic complicity in any act of reading while...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 13-18.
Published: 01 May 2012
... understand what factors influence a writer's decision about which characters will carry on complex mind-reading reflections and which will have to settle for simpler ones, we have to look into historically contingent genre conventions and contemporary ideological preoccupations of the society. I conclude by...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 47-66.
Published: 01 May 2011
... abandoned in favor of an unreliable and culturally partial system, which promotes ideology masking as truth. Bleak House thus forces its readership either to reject the knowledge-based system the narrative has so painstakingly established or to reject its final discursive production. By tracing the...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 67-87.
Published: 01 May 2011
... generic combination highlights a conflict between domestic and religious ideologies, which expected women and ministers to cultivate the morality of others, and English law, which denied them the legal authority and autonomy necessary to fulfill this obligation. Oliphant's novel thus demonstrates that...