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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 380–386.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Penny Fielding This essay address the problem of action in William Godwin's writing, comparing his characterization of the ethical decision in An Enquiry concerning Political Justice with his much more uneasy rendering of it in Caleb Williams . The novel, coming between the two editions...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 261–283.
Published: 01 August 2014
... common-law jurisprudence of habeas corpus. To flesh out this history, the essay analyzes as an instance of dissensus the famous Somerset decision of 1772 on a writ of habeas corpus by Chief Justice of King's Bench William Murray, Lord Mansfield, upholding the freedom of an escaped slave who had been...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 65–84.
Published: 01 May 2021
... and her servitude to her local justice of the peace make recourse impossible. Along with the rest of the characters, B rejects her complaint, insisting instead that it is his reputation that has been injured by Pamela's pleas and that he, not Pamela, stands in need of remedy. Their contest over harm...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 438–460.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of the genre's biographical pattern) culminates in a surreal encounter that Coetzee's readers have claimed limns a restorative justice or a utopic futurity. But these interpretations ignore the text's insistence on a silence that overwhelms language, the specter of mass death, and a summative darkness...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 399–418.
Published: 01 November 2020
... the disparaged form of fiction. Coetzee's Elizabeth Costello writings, of which Slow Man appears to be the last, advocate in fiction an “ethics of care.” They are concerned with modes of attention that lack the categorical determinacy of the discourse of rights and of justice and are instead characterized...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 461–466.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Bruce Robbins Douglas Mao , Inventions of Nemesis: Utopia, Indignation, and Justice ( Princeton : Princeton UP , 2020 ), pp. 296 , paper, $29.95 . Copyright © 2021 by Novel, Inc. 2021 Was there an ethical turn in literary studies? No. Ethics did not have to return; it had...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 175–177.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Caleb Smith Carl Ostrowski , Literature and Criminal Justice in Antebellum America ( Amherst : U of Massachusetts P , 2016 ), pp. 234 , paper, $29.95 . Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 What do we want from the archives of the legal and literary past? Some...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 496–500.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Clemens Spahr Banita Georgiana , Plotting Justice: Narrative Ethics and Literary Culture after 9/11 . ( Lincoln : U of Nebraska P , 2012 ), pp. 376 , cloth, $60.00 . © 2013 by Novel, Inc. 2013 Duke University Press Works Cited Cohen Samuel . After the End...
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Novel (2000) 33 (2): 175–195.
Published: 01 August 2000
... . “The Emergence of the Police—The Colonial Dimension.” The British Journal of Criminology 27.1 ( 1987 ): 4 –22. Butler , Marilyn . “Godwin, Burke, and Caleb Williams.” Essays in Criticism: A Quarterly Journal 32 ( 1982 ): 237 –57. Cobb , Joann P. “Godwin’s Novels and Political Justice...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 151–154.
Published: 01 May 2015
...-justice agenda, to which equality would have to be of central concern. It is not necessarily the case that human rights is an idiom of social justice, but one could give Anker that ground, as there seems to be a movement in that direction, especially among activists who agitate for social and economic...
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Novel (2006) 39 (3): 307–336.
Published: 01 November 2006
....” Feminist Ethics . Ed. Claudia Card. Lawrence: UP of Kansas, 1991 . 195 –213. Okin , Susan . “Reason and Feeling in Thinking about Justice.” Ethics 99.2 ( 1989 ): 229 –49. Parry , Benita . “Materiality and Mystification in E. M. Forster’s A Passage to India.” Novel: A Forum on Fiction...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 482–484.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Stacey Margolis Smith Caleb , The Oracle and the Curse: A Poetics of Justice from the Revolution to the Civil War ( Cambridge : Harvard UP , 2013 ) , pp. 264, cloth , $35.00 . Copyright © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Work Cited Ruttenburg Nancy . Democratic...
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Novel (2004) 37 (3): 358–359.
Published: 01 November 2004
... Pickwick Papers (1836-37). Drawing on such rich materials as the architectural plans for the Royal Courts of Justice in London, Grossman deftly connects the law's freshly minted architectural shape with the legal world mapped in Dickens's novel, underscoring the specificity and concreteness...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 158–161.
Published: 01 May 2021
...—offers a parallel system to the philosophical system laid out in Political Justice . Franta is right to question straightforward political-allegory readings of Caleb Williams and to turn our attention to how Godwin's novel portrays a breakdown of cooperative possibilities. But fiction functions here...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 144–147.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Ayelet Ben-Yishai Stout Daniel M. , Corporate Romanticism: Liberalism, Justice, and the Novel ( New York : Fordham UP , 2016 ), pp. 254 , paper, $30.00 . Copyright © 2018 by Novel, Inc. 2018 ayelet ben-yishai teaches in the Department of English Language and Literature...
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Novel (2007) 41 (1): 158–161.
Published: 01 May 2007
... of justice to women's intimacy and agency in the period. Just reading departs significantly from the dominant mode of interpretation in queer studies-reading for symptomatic absences or gaps within texts. Though it has a long NOVEL / FALL 2007 history, Michel Foucault may be said...
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Novel (2003) 36 (2): 198–218.
Published: 01 August 2003
... of value, but an aberrant psychic disruption that indicates the presence of something rot- ten? Its threat is great enough to paralyze law and its guiding notion of justice, for, by resisting their terms and procedures, it directly opposes itself to them, and insists instead on a transcendental...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 148–150.
Published: 01 May 2018
..., measuring, and standardizing of bodies. But the goal of making sure that everyone has enough to eat could also represent a shared, commonsensical set of moral norms on the Left. It is my hunch that social justice is the term that captures our moment's version of shared “moral intuition.” Social justice...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 525–528.
Published: 01 November 2018
... is the relation of a reading of a novel to social justice? Should the internal debates of Victorianists and postcolonial studies be opened up more self-consciously to critical traditions outside Anglo-America? In raising such issues, combined with meticulous, theoretically informed research, Hensley presents...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 296–299.
Published: 01 August 2015
... prizes apart sympathy, which transpires in the domain of natural feeling, from justice, which has in view the immaterial abstraction, humankind. As a result, in Hume, one's actions in sympathetic encounter do not necessarily enact justice, though they may do so fortuitously. Working within a set...