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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 369–385.
Published: 01 November 2019
... interrupt individual developmental trajectories but also challenge the progressive telos underpinning discourses of “imperial maturity” in their respective cities. Central to this challenge is the rickshaw itself, as both a symbol of uneven development and a vehicle that literally and metaphorically drags...
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Novel (2000) 33 (2): 175–195.
Published: 01 August 2000
....” Essays in Criticism: A Quarterly Journal 26 ( 1976 ): 236 –49. Hindle , Maurice . Intro. Caleb Williams . New York: Penguin Books, 1988 . Hutchins , Francis . The Illusion of Permanence: British Imperialism in India . Princeton: Princeton UP, 1967 . Ignatieff , Michael...
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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 (2001) 35 (1): 136–138.
Published: 01 May 2001
...PAUL GILES JOHN CARLOS ROWE, Literary Culture and U.S. Imperialism: From the Revolution to World War II (New York: Oxford University Press, 2000), pp. 377, cloth, $55.00, paper, $19.95. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2001 2001 Imperial Literary Culture JOHN CARLOS...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 424–443.
Published: 01 November 2011
...George Micajah Phillips This essay challenges the critical commonplace that modernism's response to imperialism and metropolitan culture can be best explained in terms of irony alone by arguing that curiosity works as modernist irony's shadow dialectic. Writing during London's era of colonial...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 480–482.
Published: 01 November 2011
...John Plotz Imperial Presence of Mind patrick brantlinger, Victorian Literature and Postcolonial Studies (Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2010), pp. 208, cloth, $36.00. In 1842 Victoria reported that Prince Albert was “much amused at my having got the Island of Hong...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 131–133.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Gauri Viswanathan JOHN KUCICH, Imperial Masochism: British Fiction, Fantasy, and Social Class (Princeton: Princeton UP, 2006), pp. 270, cloth, $37.50. © 2009 by Novel, Inc. 2009 Reviews Imperialism at Home john kucich...
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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 367–370.
Published: 01 November 2008
... Corp. 2008 2008 Countercurrents to Imperialism GAUTAM CHAKRAVARTY, The Indian Mutiny and the British Imagination (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2005), pp. 242, $80.00. CHRISTOPHER HERBERT, War of No Pity: The lndian Mutiny and Victorian Traurna (Princeton: Princeton UP...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 276–300.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Nathan K. Hensley This article suggests that by viewing world-historical situations recursively, we disclose links between apparently separate but structurally similar historical conjunctures and the cultural forms that mediate them. By examining three late-imperial texts—Robert Louis Stevenson's...
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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 424–442.
Published: 01 November 2010
... and representational means through which national totalities are formulated in late imperial Britain. This essay places Jean Rhys's Voyage in the Dark (1934) in conversation with neoclassical and Keynesian economic theory and policy to specify where both are preoccupied with the notion of “equilibrium...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 226–249.
Published: 01 August 2018
... novels about mediation by Tom McCarthy including Satin Island , C , and Remainder . After establishing the role of mediation in wartime activities across periods of imperial rule, the essay underscores these texts’ varied obsessions with physical channels, technological apparatuses, and built...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 219–239.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Seo Hee Im Abstract “The Ghost in the Account Book” claims that the imperial fiction of Joseph Conrad and William Faulkner rejects accounting as a totalizing logic and, by extension, questions the English novel's complicity in propagating faith in that false logic. Accounting, which had remained...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 339–361.
Published: 01 August 2018
... commitments of lived imperial and/or nationalist politics. In the context of African literature specifically, the essay also offers a new through-line connecting key liberation-era fiction (e.g., Charles Mungoshi, Dambudzo Marechera) with some of its current transnational successor texts (e.g., NoViolet...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 40–61.
Published: 01 May 2009
... of capitalism. The essay places the novel into a broader philosophical conversation with the works of William James, Henry Adams, and Karl Marx and suggests new understandings of the body-subject (James), American imperial management (Adams), and commodity fetishism (Marx). So contextualized, we see...
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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 (2009) 42 (2): 261–267.
Published: 01 August 2009
...James Buzard The thesis of my 2005 book Disorienting Fiction: The Autoethnographic Work of Nineteenth-Century British Novels is gestured at by the three words of this essay's main title: nineteenth-century Britain's imperial expansion is the ultimate context in which to make sense of the nineteenth...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 355–359.
Published: 01 August 2009
... than the American. The Last Man further exposes an isomorphism between the imperial and the individual in the romantic politics we still inhabit. If England exerts a sovereign sway, an actual geopolitical force emanating, via maritime prowess from a “sea-surrounded nook,” it is because its isolation...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 65–81.
Published: 01 May 2016
... body is de-formed. Although mud stages a crisis for the English social body in a domestic framework, the essay concludes by looking at how the crisis that mud names is actually the occasion to reconstitute England in an imperial register. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Bleak...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 323–343.
Published: 01 November 2015
... transporting a group of indentured servants to Mauritius. Incommensurability is thus the object of Ghosh's critique, part of the imperial ideology his text works to undermine through its development of a universal history that emerges out of its multiple narrative structure. Sea of Poppies represents less a...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 363–380.
Published: 01 November 2015
... arguments of both the imperial prosecution and the defense, which thereby misrecognize and register the novel's mode of insinuating scandal without representing it. In the process, the trial's own discourse becomes entangled in that paraliptical mode, with the result that the novel and the trial form an...