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Novel (2023) 56 (3): 410–429.
Published: 01 November 2023
.... By attending to the many configurations that could emerge from the volatile state of the present, scenario fiction seeks to preempt unmediated outcomes and insure the novel's critical extension into all possible futures. jennifer.m.gutman@vanderbilt.edu Copyright © 2023 by Novel, Inc. 2023...
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Novel (2000) 34 (1): 136–142.
Published: 01 May 2000
... insurance's compensatory mechanisms is what Szalay calls the New Deal perfonnative, an ethic of artistic creation in which production and consumption become identical. Szalay begins his exploration of the aesthetics of security by arguing that the Federal Writers Project promoted a conception...
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Novel (2007) 40 (3): 303–304.
Published: 01 November 2007
... for long enough. In the last analysis (an analysis that Ishiguro con- trives, more or less discretely, to make available from the first), this Order, like the only health insurance available to the poor and near poor in more than one country, leaves her out in the cold: alone and destroyed...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 136–139.
Published: 01 May 2012
... about money), as well as discussions of the literary implications and resonances of specific practices in bank- ing, finance, and insurance. Wagner’s book, appropriately, includes real estate as a topic that any extensive discussion of speculation must now address. Speculation appears...
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Novel (2007) 40 (1-2): 151–170.
Published: 01 August 2007
...- tutes a "counterdiscourse of modernity," a reaction to the speculative abstrac- tions of finance capital. Such abstractions are epitomized for Baucom by the insurance industry that proved itself able to process within its protocols the sys- tematic murder in 1781 of 133 slaves aboard the Zong...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 431–436.
Published: 01 November 2009
... so ancient as to have broken its connection with our own life.” Lady Audley is offered up by her creator as a sacrifice to just this intuition. Works Cited Ball, Charles. The History of the Indian Mutiny: Giving a Detailed Account of the Sepoy Insur...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 278–283.
Published: 01 August 2009
... and darkening neighbor- hood until no one will buy his business there. But after the fires from the Detroit riots burn the place down, he takes the insurance money and pays cash down when the realtor doesn’t want to sell to Greeks, then enrolls Callie in a private school for girls. Coming back for his...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 361–365.
Published: 01 November 2009
... insur- ance” (64). Here Easy, again like Douglass, inextricably links time and labor, and he does so via a multilayered narrative temporality in which he reports from a later vantage point about the past’s tendency to keep working-class black men, includ- ing himself, outside an emergent...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 343–349.
Published: 01 August 2010
... insurance” (17). Edmunds finds these origins in a “whole array of early and later state and federal initiatives aimed at normalizing and modernizing families of all classes,” which date from the nineteenth century into the Progressive Era and beyond. While the modern U.S. welfare state...
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Novel (2000) 33 (3): 432–439.
Published: 01 November 2000
... DIZECTING CHANGE number of variables and variations: racial, ethnic, gay; detective, insurance investigator, medical examiner. It is less a question of finding new and interesting alterations and more a question of where to start in such a burgeoning field. At least part of the job of Kathleen...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 214–233.
Published: 01 August 2013
... Aug. 1864 : 218 – 24 . Daston Lorraine . Classical Probability in the Enlightenment . Princeton : Princeton UP , 1988 . De Morgan Augustus . An Essay on Probabilities, and on Their Application to Life Contingencies and Insurance Offices . London : Longman, Orme, Brown...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 261–283.
Published: 01 August 2014
... For an illuminating analysis of a later ruling in 1783 by Lord Mansfield in the notorious case of the slave ship Zong to determine whether slaves thrown overboard by a captain en route to the West Indies should be covered as property losses by marine insurance, see Ian Baucom, 3–140. Baucom identifies...
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Novel (2007) 40 (1-2): 5–17.
Published: 01 August 2007
...-writing one of the few means by which literate women could support themselves and still belong to the respectable classes, thereby insuring the production of still more of the literature that earned Hawthorne's resentment. But even as they in- creased the number of authors and variety of texts...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 May 2020
... from the present world; the prospect of social totality with the language of capitalism (“totaled” refers to damaged art whose value has been paid out by insurance companies). As the novel becomes the master figure for such brilliantly ramifying instances of collective fusion, it recalls the scale...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 262–277.
Published: 01 August 2016
..., the chief of the village council was put in charge of distributing the gift among the poor villagers and decided to distribute it among pregnant women to insure that the gratitude for Nixon extends to the coming generation. The peasant who was arrested claimed that his wife was pregnant and assaulted...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 113–130.
Published: 01 May 2022
... for the building, outfitting, insuring, and launching of slavers' ships” (163); references to the “interminable bloodbath” of the long nineteenth century, which the narrative likens to “an orgy of continuous killing, whether in Prussia or in the United States, or in the Andes or in West Africa” (200); the specter...
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Novel (2002) 36 (1): 61–78.
Published: 01 May 2002
... insuring herself against accusations of sedition, tak- ing pains to mark a distance between herself and the rabble-rousers and rabble. She is also assuring her readers that she has fixed her idealized "object of public sympathy" at a benign stage of inferiority, passivity and gratitude. Readers...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 388–405.
Published: 01 November 2022
... version of home that is both emotionally and materially sustaining. This ending is also expansive, imagining not only a good home for its specific protagonist but the collaborative work of making homes for everyone. After her comfortable apartment literally goes up in smoke—burned for insurance money...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 149–166.
Published: 01 May 2014
... of the Atlantic with a discussion of the 1781 Zong massacre, in which 133 slaves were slaughtered when an insurance agreement rendered them more profitable in death than in life. Relatedly, theorists have widely noted the organic ties between democracy and neoliberal economy, for instance as Daniel Bensaı¨d...
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Novel (2004) 38 (1): 84–102.
Published: 01 May 2004
... as pure subject rests on an ongoing process of interpretation by readers, Joyce boasted of cramming Ulysses with "'so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant the only way of insuring one's immortality"' (qtd. in Ellmann 521...