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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 444–460.
Published: 01 November 2021
... of Autumn and Crudo consider how Smith's and Laing's aesthetics of immediacy bring age-old questions about contemporaneity and temporality to the fore. The new proclivity for quickly written novels focuses particular questions about the writing we call contemporary fiction. How close to the present...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 349–354.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Jane Elliott Focusing on Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake , this essay examines what I term “dramas of immediacy” in recent North American fiction. Postmodern novels of the 1980s and 1990s were defined in part by their interest in the way in which narrative shaped our experience, particularly...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 511–516.
Published: 01 November 2009
...,” a cleverness that makes a mockery of sequence and forces us to think about the provocations of scale. For too long we have spoken lazily of the distinction between scene and summary, as if novels moved obediently and schematically between the two: the immediacy of a scene, often in dialogue...
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Novel (2023) 56 (1): 142–145.
Published: 01 May 2023
... writers working within the form of the Zeitroman . Doing so, Nilges argues, requires thinking outside the recent turn within literary criticism “from hermeneutics [to] approaches that are aimed at immediacy and experience” (84), which itself reflects a long-standing preference for immediacy...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 494–498.
Published: 01 November 2021
... and internet allow for fictions to spread and implant themselves in our quotidian as the real. Chapters 3 and 4 both address what Wampole calls “real-time realism” to describe the way Wampole's corpus produces, beyond Roland Barthes's famous reality effect, an “immediacy effect” (123). As Wampole puts...
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Novel (2023) 56 (1): 85–104.
Published: 01 May 2023
... and estranges the temporality of vision. What I want to suggest is that these moments problematize and estrange the modernist ideology of visual and temporal immediacy that perpetuates itself anew in every phenomenalizing interpretation of a glitch. If Absalom, Absalom! teaches us how to perform...
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Novel (2023) 56 (2): 327–331.
Published: 01 August 2023
... as an intense, personal explosion, where many possible futures collapse with the same level of immediacy, shock, and unexpectedness as a devastating earthquake followed by multiple destructive aftershocks. Disaster as “a cataclysmic and collective event or a series of events” (44) is complicated by the status...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 250–271.
Published: 01 August 2018
... of seeing beyond the concrete immediacy of lo fronterizo , or “border condition,” a condition that refers less to a geographic situation than to “any situation where you have different individuals and different communities exchanging values, exchanging goods, always in conflict but also in different levels...
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Novel (2004) 38 (1): 5–20.
Published: 01 May 2004
..., something like that" (65), and the approximation remains uncorrected. Auster's novels always contain writers, and are almost always about the contrast between writing and another art form which is able to achieve something-some degree of immediacy of presentation-that writing cannot. In his...
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Novel (2000) 33 (2): 261–263.
Published: 01 August 2000
... subjectivities and their cultural institutions; that the emer- gent hypermediated or networked self, marked by the double logic of remediation-the hunger for experiences of immediacy and the fascination with media-will undermine the structures of individual authorship and of print culture on which we have...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 474–476.
Published: 01 November 2015
... entanglement with structures of power. Cultural critics have for the most part, she claims, been drawn to pleasure for its illumination of those structures rather than for the immediacy of pleasure as a phenomenological experience. For them, “pleasure remains mainly abstract and offstage, a means of getting...
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Novel (2007) 41 (1): 162–165.
Published: 01 May 2007
... simultaneous "distance and the illusion of vicarious immediacy" (6). The upshot of this steady diet of spectacularized slum writing was a highly dynamic dis- course that said more about those who produced and consumed it than about those it was purported to represent. As a body, these writings...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 326–329.
Published: 01 August 2019
... to visibility, she contends. While Anil's Ghost speaks to the world novel's “capacity to explore the vagaries of the factual in witnessing human experience in extremis,” Orpheus Lost highlights the subjective and affective dimensions of witnessing violence and human suffering (194). To counter the immediacy...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 368–371.
Published: 01 August 2016
... that speaks with fresh immediacy to the return of Gilded Age politics, economics, and aesthetics to the forefront of discussions about contemporary economic and cultural production. Work Cited Murray Alan . “ Introducing Fortune’s Change the World List: Companies That Are Doing Well by Doing Good...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 107–115.
Published: 01 May 2010
... no more” (2.5.111–12). What triggers Toby’s quintessentially Shandean interruptive enthusiasm is Trim’s proffered prospect of immediacy: on the very day . . . as fast as. And as Tristram will make clear, this impulse toward immediacy in effect displaces Toby’s entire military-historical library...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 136–139.
Published: 01 May 2021
... of propriety, and both are notoriously contingent upon any number of cultural determinants. Some readers will find this book's conversational and self-reflexive mode engaging and will value the intimacy and immediacy with which it insists that the book's concerns are not merely historical but often actively...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 521–524.
Published: 01 November 2011
... to see the strange immediacy of the historical romance, the unlikely ambivalence of south- western humor writing, and the heroic despair of the slave narrative—aspects that have always troubled, provoked, and inspired readers of these texts—as illuminated less by the familiar oppositions of realism...
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Novel (2021) 54 (2): 292–295.
Published: 01 August 2021
... and contented company (84). Tracing aging's contours thus requires both attention to “discursive immediacy, . . . the materiality of printed words that take time to consume,” and friction with the motes of experience cast as wrinkles on a character's face or their surprising acceleration into decline (36...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 44–63.
Published: 01 May 2019
... that the novel is an “event” (x). The novel must be made present by a reader. This enacted quality of literary presence can induce affective, aesthetic, and perceptual experiences of intensity, ambivalence, or aversion that bear a nonlinear relationship to historical time because of their felt immediacy...
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Novel (2021) 54 (2): 300–304.
Published: 01 August 2021
... supernatural are such bathetic letdowns that they simply pale in contrast to the vital strangeness and immediacy of the terror-inducing present. Hershinow introduces the concept of “the ethical sublime” to foreground the ethical dimensions of the gothic heroine's ability to encounter the world, “unmediated...