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Novel (2000) 33 (2): 259–260.
Published: 01 August 2000
...NEIL LAZARUS PAULA M. KREBS. Gender, Race, and the Writing of Empire: Public Discourse and the Boer War (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999), pp. 220, $59.95. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2000 2000 Writing the Imperial Imaginary PAULA M. KREBS. Gender...
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Novel (2004) 38 (1): 21–40.
Published: 01 May 2004
... Anticolonialism, 1937–1957 . Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1997 . Von Eschen , Penny . Satchmo Blows Up the World: Jazz Ambassadors Play the Cold War . Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2004 . The Radical Imaginary of The Bell Jar KATE A. BALDWIN A competent critic can do...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 May 2017
...John Frow This is the introduction to a special issue of Novel , “The Prosaic Imaginary,” edited by John Frow and Vanessa Smith. The editors ask the question: what is the relationship between the novel's prosaic subject matter and novel reading as an everyday activity? Both parts of this question...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 409–428.
Published: 01 November 2016
... refuse totalizing immersion and that require characters to take responsibility for interacting with manifestly imaginary beings. Each of these realities comprises what I identify as multiple world systems, or narratively constructed semiotic domains such as those of cults or coteries, whose borders with...
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Novel (2006) 39 (2): 221–244.
Published: 01 August 2006
... –79. Young , Robert . Colonial Desire: Hybridity in Theory, Culture, and Race . London: Routledge, 1995 . Eugenic Feminism: Asian Reproduction in the U.S. National Imaginary ASHA NADKARNI In an 1895 poem, "The Burden of Mothers: A Clarion Call to Redeem the Race...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 76–95.
Published: 01 May 2020
... to suggest that contemporary fiction extends “imagined community” from the nation to the globe. Yet political theorists such as Wendy Brown have shown how global economic integration under neoliberalism comes at the price of national social disintegration. In search of a collective imaginary outside...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 62–85.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Zarena Aslami This essay argues that Thomas Hardy's The Woodlanders registers a historic shift in the political imaginary of late nineteenth-century Britain: the emergence of a fantasy of the state as a heroic actor endowed with the capacity to step in and ameliorate one's pain. While The...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 35–55.
Published: 01 May 2017
... child's toy is the archetypal object of the “prosaic imaginary,” at once material and symbolic, internal and external, partial and whole, destructive and therapeutic; an everyday object that is not simply typical high realist ballast but also the stuff of dreams. The essay suggests that the nineteenth...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 May 2015
... the shape of letters. Typography and geometry are unexpectedly crucial to the political imaginary of Jude the Obscure , which projects the malleability of social lineaments even as it tells the tale of lethally rigid norms. Copyright © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Thomas Hardy geometry...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 275–295.
Published: 01 August 2013
... female narrator and the title character, built on customary practice and everyday communication, serves as a postcolonial riposte to Bellow's imaginary Africa. © 2013 by Novel, Inc. 2013 Duke University Press Works Cited Adorno Theodor . “Commitment.” Aesthetics and Politics . By...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 393–399.
Published: 01 November 2009
... photography. I argue that many novelists need the idea of photography as freezing a moment in time to meet their own narrative ends, to signify an instant of stopped action: that way, too, they retain authorial control of the (imaginary) photograph's signification. Their version of photography is underwritten...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 531–533.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Bishnupriya Ghosh Chakravorty Mrinalini , In Stereotype: South Asia in the Global Literary Imaginary ( New York : Columbia UP , 2014 ), pp. 336, cloth, $60.00 . Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Just before dawn one winter's morning, New Year's Day or...
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Novel (2001) 35 (1): v.
Published: 01 May 2001
... Literature, and Contemporary Literature. PAUL GILES is Reader in American Literature at the University of Oxford. His most recent books are Virtual Americas: Transnational Fictions and the Transatlantic imaginary and Transatlantic Insurrections: British Culture and the Formation of American...
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Novel (2004) 38 (1): iv.
Published: 01 May 2004
... of English and Gender Studies at the University of So~tthcrn California. Her research focuses on sexuality and space, particularly on noii-cosmopolitan queer imaginaries. hfhDMU DUBEY is Professor of English and African An~ericanShtdies at the University of Iliiiiois at Chicago. She is the...
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Novel (2006) 39 (2): 155–178.
Published: 01 August 2006
... Burden’: The Racial Imaginary of Forster’s Colonial Narratives.” Discourse 15.3 ( 1993 ): 93 –129. London , Bette . The Appropriated Voice: Narrative Authority in Conrad, Forster, and Woolf . Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 1990 . Low , Gail Ching-Liang . White Skin/Black Masks...
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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 515–518.
Published: 01 November 2010
... president, or besting one? As McCann acknowledges in his discussion of Philip Roth, dramas of national leadership and incarnations of national sovereignty are the materials of a specific liberal 518 novel | fall 2010 political imaginary; while these dramas stimulate the creativity of...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 502–505.
Published: 01 November 2012
... Vermeule does, “Why do we care about literary characters?” is tantamount to asking, why do we read, why do we write, or why does fiction exist at all? After all the debate over what exactly characters are, why do we care about them in the first place? Why, in short, do we care about these imaginary...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 461–465.
Published: 01 November 2019
... writing as an act of “colonizing” real lands with imaginary persons, this insight resonates with all of the materials that follow, pairing fiction with nonfiction. Chapter 1 examines the “first Jamaican novel,” Montgomery; or, The West-Indian Adventurer (1812–13), in the context of its publication in...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 336–339.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Rebecca Summerhays KETABGIAN TAMARA , The Lives of Machines: The Industrial Imaginary in Victorian Literature and Culture ( Ann Arbor : U of Michigan P , 2011 ), pp. 252 , paper, $35.00 . The Prehistory of the Posthuman TAMARA KETABGIAN, The Lives of...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 323–325.
Published: 01 August 2019
... expose the tension among local, national, and global political imaginaries. “While spy novels mapped onto Cold War bipolarism,” he notes, “these later Latin American works depict an increasingly multipolar, interconnected, post-1989 world order” (126). “Given their sheer proliferation,” Hoyos argues...