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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 451–459.
Published: 01 November 2009
... like the medical graphing instruments of the 1860s creates a continuous record of bodily sensation attending to scale, timing, and source, helps not just to construct a subjectivity through emotion but to assert the materiality of the fictional world supporting that subjectivity. More important...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 349–354.
Published: 01 August 2009
... the oppressed other was the signature gesture of postmodern anti-instrumentality; given this tradition, nothing says the end of anti-instrumentality quite like the immediacy of abject, oppressed bodies. I read Oryx and Crake as a novel about the crisis of the anti-instrumental impulse, arguing that its...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 403–421.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of the critic: it is only through a form of instrumentalized criticism that instrumental motives may be revealed. As a problem of modern consciousness, then, cynicism emerges not as a position to be taken, a problem to be diagnosed, or even an attitude but rather as an epistemological structure seeking a form...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 167–185.
Published: 01 May 2014
... that the aesthetics at play in the novel as a genre are instrumental in creating and defining the demos and its limits; moreover, it is precisely at the site of the limit (figured within, say, the liminal space of the colony) that the more radical possibilities of democracy come into focus. The novel set...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 31–46.
Published: 01 May 2011
... on the mystery of desire and deny the satisfying conclusion of revealing its putative truth. The Female Quixote constructs a space that escapes the instrumental understanding of desire that subtends realistic writing and reminds readers and critics to think twice before interpreting desire according to its rules...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 47–66.
Published: 01 May 2011
... the viability of knowledge systems in both serial and omnibus forms, I argue that Inspector Bucket's conclusions regarding the murder of Tulkinghorn do not meet the epistemological standards set by the novel itself. Contrary to D. A. Miller's account of the novel as a closed disciplinary instrument, I argue...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 375–398.
Published: 01 November 2018
...), I suggest that the creative writing program not only was instrumental in shaping postwar American letters but also continues to be of great relevance for contemporary global South writing. The article argues that developing-world MFA novelists have redeployed a Cold War programmatic imperative...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 May 2019
... kinds—the bildungsroman, the regional novel, crime fiction, the roman à clef, the biblical allegory. Transplanting conventions from these various genres into narrative contexts where they seem not to belong, Condition of England novels exploit generic dissonance as an instrument of open-ended literary...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 322–338.
Published: 01 August 2018
.... The role Cole accords storytelling lies less in its power to forge international contact zones or imagined communities than in its caution against a facile instrumentalism equating knowing with social transformation. Instead, Open City juxtaposes the urge for harmonious cross-cultural connection...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 400–420.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Martin Zirulnik Odd phrases—certain vaguely humorous idiomatic figures of speech—are far too instrumental in the narrative development of Crane's fiction to be considered incidental, though their precise role remains obscure. At times, particular phrases and figures even seem to exert a surreal...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 485–489.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., this state-sponsored singular nationalism that he names as instrumental nationality has already been well fissured, both in theory and in practice, along lines of race and class antagonisms and solidarities. This challenge to “identity thinking,” in both the colloquial and the Adornian senses, has occurred...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 406–426.
Published: 01 November 2022
... is that they reduce the messy contingencies of the world into a rationalized field of alienated control. They represent instrumental reason run amok. 5 This essay asks what this anxiety about the waning of uncertainty means for the development of the novel. Since the novel's emergence in the eighteenth century...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 525–528.
Published: 01 November 2018
... with almost universal skepticism.) In terms of disciplines, what precisely are the roles and contributions of creative writers and creative readers in instrumental ages, and what are the safeguards that prevent them from becoming instruments of instrumentality? In the empire of the humanities, what...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 487–491.
Published: 01 November 2012
...—classifications that only began to emerge after print capitalism had reached a certain point of development in the eighteenth century—have teasing affinities with instruments of credit. Critics such as Marc Shell, Jean-Joseph Goux, Martha Woodmansee, Mary Poovey, and many others have explored these points...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 288–290.
Published: 01 August 2017
.... Forget English! argues that orientalism in theory and practice was instrumental in shaping literary canons in the West in relation to other parts of the world. In order to understand world literature, then, we must situate it within a longer history of orientalism. By way of demonstration, Mufti...
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Novel (2002) 35 (2-3): 169–192.
Published: 01 November 2002
... "to recoup what is redeemable in modernity, and to halt the practices of domination and exclusion in the world-system" (19). "It is," according to Dussel, a project of liberation of a periphery negatedfrom the vey beginning of modernity. The problem is not the mere superseding of instrumental...
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Novel (2005) 39 (1): 146–149.
Published: 01 May 2005
... conviction that "for writing to be instrumental, it must be put into circulation, exchanged, and used; it cannot be hoarded (257). Oddly, Pettitt does not take up Romola, where this concern with the hoarding of intellectual property is treated not allegorically but directly, through the depiction...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 50–72.
Published: 01 May 2013
...-Science: Strains and Interests in Professional Ideologies of Scientists.” American Sociological Review 48 . 6 ( 1983 ): 781 – 95 . Hankins Thomas L. Silverman Robert J. . Instruments and the Imagination . Princeton : Princeton UP , 1995 . Horace . Satires, Epistles, and Ars...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 117–120.
Published: 01 May 2018
..., accompanied by an increasing emphasis of theory over praxis; an interest in the psychosocial formations that characterize contemporary society; a movement away from a historically specific account of violence in the capitalist era to a longue durée account of the domination of nature by instrumental reason...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 219–239.
Published: 01 August 2019
... of all humankind. 5 In the way the scientific disciplines often stand for the disinterested pursuit of knowledge and world improvement today, the disciplines of instrumental reason, such as law, accounting, and commerce, furnish justifications for the British mission civilisatrice in Conrad's time...