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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 236–261.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Eleni Coundouriotis This article discusses the chronotope of humanitarian emergencies in realist fiction. Novels that depict the effects of prolonged and extreme insecurity often include improbable figures, characters in which they invest a hope for the future and who are presented as inventive...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 502–524.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Fabio L. Vericat Abstract This essay proposes to consider how The American (1875) is symptomatic of Henry James's elocutionary insecurities about the demands the European nineteenth-century novel placed on the authorial voice—crucially aggravated by the American stutter that accompanied the young...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 466–470.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., such as Bernard Bailyn's scholarship on republicanism or revisionist readings of Cold War liberalism. These sources are necessary to the structure of the chapters, since they establish the discourse of security against which literary valorizations of insecurity are set. We find in Voelz's method, then, not so...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 496–500.
Published: 01 November 2013
... connection” that the novels set in motion reaches out to the “implied reader” (296). As Banita argues, the narrative ethics developed by post-9/11 literature attempts “to encapsulate and safeguard a sense of empathetic iden- tity constantly torn between individual insecurity and the interpersonal...
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Novel (2000) 34 (1): 126–127.
Published: 01 May 2000
... imaginative texts merge and blend in illuminating the large pattern that they bring into view-the triumphant but nervous and insecure ideology of Victorian domesticity. They are wonderfully successful in their aims. For example, juxtaposing "The Deceased Wife's Sister Bill" legislative agitation...
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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 73–92.
Published: 01 May 1999
... of these functionaries as inevitably bourgeois or petty bourgeois, Lennox's novels humanize and compli- cate his critique by unmasking the profound economic and social insecurities at home and abroad which led liminally aristocratic Britons to fall back on gentility and polite manners both to signify...
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Novel (2004) 37 (1-2): 212–215.
Published: 01 August 2004
..., and will console only those who do not worry about the contemporary ideological ramifications of the works they teach. Nevertheless, we should not forget that the writerly project of amnesia is almost always insecure, agonistic, JOHN KUCICH I AMNESIAC FICTION incomplete...
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Novel (2005) 38 (2-3): 291–294.
Published: 01 November 2005
... Goring's case for a correla- tion between politeness and sensibility. As he acknowledges once in passing, "it was the body, with its tendency to be aroused 'improperly', which implanted insecurities in the venture" of the sentimental writers (168). Indeed, the reasons why a weeping body would...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 161–164.
Published: 01 May 2019
... he championed, valorized insecurity as a stimulating corrective to the “anxiety” of provincial life (92). Lawn shows how this rhetorical move, intended as a critique of colonial conformity, actually helped legitimize the dismantling of the welfare state after 1984 by reframing it as a liberating...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 140–145.
Published: 01 May 2022
...; on the other hand, Indian nationalist writers countered the Luddite registers of Gandhi's independence movement through an embrace of technology. Reading the archive, Morse positions the Eastern Service less as a philosophical or existential artifact of what Said calls “insecurity of possession” ( 63 ) than...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 324–328.
Published: 01 August 2011
... displaced in time” (266). Propelled by such recognition of ontological insecurity, ghost reading remains attuned to the developmental disruptions, instabilities, and temporal dis- continuities that undergird narratives of race and nation (100–101). Following Spivak and Derrida, Cooppan invokes...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 388–405.
Published: 01 November 2022
... the material conditions that sustain living bodies over time. The novel's end marks not the cessation of all action but the narrative transition from precarity to sustainability. Austen is clear that Lydia's economic insecurity is the consequence of her moral failings—she is no radical in this respect...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 221–237.
Published: 01 August 2012
... on. Through the eyes of Henry Perowne, a surgeon living the life of the upper middle classes, the reader is con- fronted with the traumatic effects of 9/11, a slightly paranoid sense of insecurity, the impending war on Iraq, antiwar rallies, and the question of social class. Above all, however...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 546–554.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., in a place as dangerous as Chile. Everything is just too normal, suspiciously normal, as if nothing were happening out there. He feels insecure; he cannot help but wait for the moment when a group of fascist radicals breaks into the house to beat the hell out of everybody. But nothing happens...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 84–106.
Published: 01 May 2019
... status is too insecure to directly confront her boss. Her anxiety about getting a job with equally good conditions leads her to vow to tolerate the surveillance (131). Such a tacit armed truce is typical of put-upon care workers and their overdirecting employers ( Hondagneu-Sotelo, “Blowups” 55–56...
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Novel (2007) 40 (3): 265–288.
Published: 01 November 2007
... I IMMATERIAL LABORS characters invite speculation upon the intriguing forms of psychic insecurity that must be dealt with when the imagined community of the nation is effectively separated from the imagined community of the welfare state. In one sense, pro- fessional psychic insecurity...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 108–131.
Published: 01 May 2014
... , ed. Le livre noir du colonialisme . XVIe–XXIe siècle: De l'exterminationà la repentance . Paris : Laffont , 2003 . “Full Text: Writers' Statement on Cartoons.” BBC News 1 March 2006 < http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4764730.stm >. Gallab Abdullahi A. “The Insecure...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 8–18.
Published: 01 May 2022
... misguided. The fact is that we do not know the quality of hurt that people were experiencing when the social media uptake of a horrific police killing intersected with the everyday realities of extended isolation, rampant illness, and general insecurity. Fiction in the multiple forms of Telephone grants...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 208–223.
Published: 01 August 2015
... within an emerging global economy. Far from serving as a metaphor for the degradations of modern life, hunger became a politically freighted concept at the dawn of the modernist era. As nations entering an emerging world economy met with historically unprecedented levels of nutritional insecurity...
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Novel (2001) 34 (2): 216–231.
Published: 01 August 2001
... be sheltered by his inexperience from the perfidy of the rest of the lawyers the novel portrays. That her father arranged her disastrous marriage to the spendthrift Benjamin Smith in an attempt to safeguard her financial future only attests to the insecurity and risk run by the woman...