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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 78–82.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Bruce Robbins “Too Much Information” takes issue with critic James Wood's charge that “information” plays a disproportionate and aesthetically unfortunate role in many of the larger and more ambitious novels recently published in English. It makes a case for the value of information. It does so...
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Novel (1 November 2012) 45 (3): 343–367.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Stacey Margolis This essay investigates an early instance of “network theory” in order to argue that such theories did not, as most scholars suggest, emerge exclusively in the digital age. Charles Brockden Brown's Arthur Mervyn (1799–1800) attempts to theorize the information networks of the early...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 214–233.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Michael Klotz This essay argues that the depiction of characters in Victorian realist fiction was shaped by an emerging cultural interest in the aggregation and analysis of statistical information about historical individuals and the subsequent production of the hypothetical persons of statistical...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 17–35.
Published: 01 May 2018
... the cognitive standards of liberal citizenship, statistical sciences around the time of the 1867 Reform Act reversed the usual priority given to the individual over the collective, redefining the self as a compilation of demographic and social information. When Anthony Trollope's 1867 Phineas Finn...
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Novel (1 August 2015) 48 (2): 208–223.
Published: 01 August 2015
... historical phenomenon, one that informed wide swaths of the global periphery in the late nineteenth century. In Hunger , Hamsun invoked a history of economic development that endowed the starving body with transnational political significance. Restaging the naturalist novel's own approach to hunger, Hunger...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 56–70.
Published: 01 May 2012
... popularity of this book, like that of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, has produced critical accounts that tend to shy away from formal, textual analyses in the interests of developing more culturally oriented readings. My essay attends both to the cultural contexts that inform the novel and to its...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 71–93.
Published: 01 May 2012
... Fang to explore the perspective of a body that is intimately connected to its surrounding environment. London's preoccupation with canine embodiment, I propose, informs his human-centered novel Martin Eden, which suggests the ethical significance of physical sensibilities that humans share with animals...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 444–465.
Published: 01 November 2011
...” and questions whether this critical agenda can be linked to the definitions of artistic autonomy currently informing discussions of indigenous sovereignty and tribal nationalism. © 2011 by Novel, Inc. 2011 Duke University Press Works Cited Aldama Frederick Luis . Rev. of Red Matters...
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 417–437.
Published: 01 November 2018
... urban space. I am ultimately interested in how these subjectivities inform various imaginations of futurity—catastrophic, deconstructive, and regenerative—within a country in which, as Imraan Coovadia has written, “the conditions for transcending the present are hardly to be conceived” (51...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 196–206.
Published: 01 August 2009
... argue that during the five years Woolf took to write the novel, she searched for and found an aesthetic form to enact her new critical ontology and that that aesthetic centrally informs the ethics of Three Guineas . Both works theorize possible states of freedom to be occupied and enacted in states of...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 31–37.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Lisa O'Connell My paper re-historicizes the eighteenth-century marriage plot by shifting attention away from both the history of literary genres and the modes of social history that have generally informed accounts of the rise of the novel. Drawing instead on recent historiography of the period's...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 148–156.
Published: 01 May 2010
... genres of detective fiction and comic books reveals how its race consciousness and postmodernism inform each other. Samuel R. Delany theorizes paraliterature as the discursive other against which “literature” is defined. The Intuitionist takes paraliterature seriously so as to (1) pay homage to Edgar...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 169–175.
Published: 01 May 2010
.... However, it is precisely this adventitious circulation of letters that breaks the information blockage of the novel and opens a pathway to erotic resolution of the love lives of the two sisters, Elinor and Marianne. © 2010 by Novel, Inc. 2010 Resistance on the Circuit...
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Novel (1 May 2017) 50 (1): 97–111.
Published: 01 May 2017
... a block, as though to empty a conversation of significant information. The multiple subjects and objects embraced by the vague term things suggests that Green's fiction is preoccupied with the “utter contingency of everything (and every thing)” in the modernist period, as Douglas Mao notes. In these...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 5–9.
Published: 01 May 2016
... to reinvent itself, its openness, its endless capacity to make a story and give us a view of the world informed by our innermost, our most intensely personal experiences. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 I believe that the novel has a future precisely because of its elasticity...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 95–114.
Published: 01 May 2016
... understanding of the new “book of the world” than the “referential” function that stands as the traditional center of novel theory. The article concludes with a close reading of Adalbert Stifter's novel Indian Summer (1857) in order to demonstrate what an approach to a canonical text that is informed by our...
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Novel (1 May 2009) 42 (1): 161–162.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Lisa Gitelman RICHARD MENKE, Telegraphic Realism: Victorian Fiction and Other Information Systems (Stanford: Stanford UP, 2008), pp. 321, cloth, $60.00. © 2009 by Novel, Inc. 2009 Novel Media richard menke, Telegraphic Realism: Victorian Fiction and...
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Novel (1 May 2004) 38 (1): 114–116.
Published: 01 May 2004
... Cuddy-Keane's book. Through its theoretically informed arguments, archival insights, and fluent prose, we learn to recognize Woolf's participation in the cultural debates of her day and to consider how her theories about reading and social change might assist us in the future. 'The book's...
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Novel (1 November 2016) 49 (3): 519–522.
Published: 01 November 2016
...N. Katherine Hayles Works Cited Johnson John . Information Multiplicity: American Fiction in the Age of Media Saturation . Baltimore : Johns Hopkins UP , 1998 . Karl Frederick . American Fictions, 1980–2000: Whose America Is It Anyway? Philadelphia : Xlibris , 2001...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 148–150.
Published: 01 May 2015
... and cultural movement with complex roots in cultural, economic, and technological developments. For example, John Johnston in Information Multiplicity: American Fiction in the Age of Media Saturation argues persuasively that the postmodern American novel has been distinctively shaped by the glut of...