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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 480–500.
Published: 01 November 2022
... understood as things that came apart, literally and figuratively, as well as things that came together. Nineteenth‐century readers were keen to cut up, recontextualize, and reboot Scott's printed works inside their own homemade manuscript volumes. Guided by their practices, we are able to see how Scott's own...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 261–279.
Published: 01 August 2015
...). Proust's Recherche demonstrates a keen interest in this kind of language use. Thinking of literary artifacts themselves as examples of language-in-use involves a shift of attention from “the work itself” to the web of social-indexical relations in which any given literary artifact comes to participate...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 398–402.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Linda M. Shires Contemporary literary scholars such as Keen have paid close attention to nineteenth-century mental science and pre-Freudian psychology. I say “again” a hot topic because such analyses started a century and a quarter ago. James Sully, the psychologist, analyzed George Eliot's...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 240–260.
Published: 01 August 2019
... authorship across the twentieth century. 14 Keen discusses “hyperempathy,” a form of empathy so acute that it causes personal distress, in relation to the work of Octavia Butler, whose 1993 novel Parable of the Sower features a hyperempath as its central character ( Empathy and the Novel 148–52...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 82–94.
Published: 01 May 2016
... . Keen Suzanne . Thomas Hardy's Brain . Columbus : Ohio State UP , 2014 . Kreilkamp Ivan . “ Pitying the Sheep in Far from the Madding Crowd .” Novel 42 . 3 ( 2009 ): 474 – 81 . Lukács Georg . “ Narrate or Describe? ” Writer and Critic . Ed. and trans. Kahn Arthur D...
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Novel (2000) 33 (2): 253–255.
Published: 01 August 2000
... Americans were often sentimental about. That keen attention makes the book succeed, espe- cially when Merish attends to the political and gendered valences of people's attachment to everyday objects. More often than not, Merish deftly advances a complex, multilayered ar- gument about the creation...
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Novel (2002) 36 (1): 138–139.
Published: 01 May 2002
... regarded as a symptom of its cultural moment, Dracula is presented here as a sophisti- cated anatomy of the ideologies that it has often been taken to embody; it is a novel not so much awash with gore as with self-reflexive cultural critique. Valente is also keen to ex- plore the colonial Irish...
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Novel (2006) 39 (3): 439–442.
Published: 01 November 2006
... of truth. Though the word "game" aptly figures the complex transaction that occurs between the two, it sits uncomfortably with that ethical dimension which autobiographi- cal texts are keen to proclaim, both by invoking key moral issues and by seeming to have some purchase on "real" lives. What...
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Novel (2007) 40 (1-2): 190–192.
Published: 01 August 2007
... are presumed to have developed from multi- ple sources (hence, "polygenesis The emergence of these two systems not only enables a keen appreciation of historical change over the course of two centuries, but also fosters a chiasmus that is central to Tawil's project: namely, that where slavery was once...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 313–316.
Published: 01 August 2015
... with and against other, more disenchanted modes. Drawing on work by J. M. Synge, W. B. Yeats, Pádraig Pearse, Joseph Mary Plunkett, Sean O'Casey, and others, Cole identifies three other paradigms, all of which exemplify varying degrees of disenchanted violence: representations of keening , or displays of ritual...
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Novel (2004) 38 (1): 117–120.
Published: 01 May 2004
...). When he talks about the "heavy psychic cost" of repressing "the instinct for mother/infant bonding" (23), he not only sounds rather Freudian for someone who claims that Freud is "obsolete," but also seems to endorse the popular fallacy that he is otherwise so keen to debunk-the idea...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 350–353.
Published: 01 August 2010
... in the past by Terence Martin and Michael Davitt Bell), but Davis provides a keen analy- sis of the consequences of associationism for literary practice and reception. She means her recovery of a Scottish-influenced literary experience to stand in contrast to what she regards as misguided critical...
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Novel (2007) 41 (1): 177–180.
Published: 01 May 2007
... of the foundations of traditional Latin American anti-liberalism- including, precisely, cultural studies-stem from that initial rejection of the liberal virtues proclaimed and practiced in many parts of the continent during more than fifty years of successful modernization. Sharman demonstrates a keen...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 320–323.
Published: 01 August 2011
... in which conceptual contradiction and affective ambivalence crystallize in literary logics or the work of figuration” (6). Because his eye is exceedingly keen and discerning, Elmer is able to guide us beyond the seeming paradox in which similitude and difference consti- tute the only possible ways...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 154–157.
Published: 01 May 2016
... and cultural studies, the book's methods bring together close readings with analysis of textual production and circulation. Indeed, the book is keenly interested in the cultural conversations that literary and visual texts instigate, while it is equally keen to show that these texts offer more to a nuanced...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 162–165.
Published: 01 May 2015
... populations. In the case of Stevenson, his “keen sense of sympathy over the common ground of illness and suffering” (84) is compromised by the colonial networks and power imbalances that have enabled his observations and experience of personal renewal; while for London, by contrast, “his narrated body becomes...
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Novel (2006) 39 (3): 428–431.
Published: 01 November 2006
..., they can be considered "proto-ethnographical," but even that modification would erase the specific and rigorous contours of ethnography as a method whose goal is to map a "culture." That said, Carens, with a keen eye for textual nuance, traces echoes of "ethnographic" redeployments...
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Novel (2006) 39 (3): 446–449.
Published: 01 November 2006
... [the] secret [of sex], of exacting the truest of confessions from a shadow" (History ofSexuaIity 159). It is important to note, however that what Dore is most keen for us to attend to are not the incidents of sexual censorship themselves, but rather the conservative gender ideology that undergirds...
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Novel (2006) 39 (2): 291–294.
Published: 01 August 2006
...). This is a surprisingly difficult lesson to learn. Not for characters in It, nor for its view- ers, but certainly for cultural critics used to telling the story of modernity as a declension narrative. Daly is serious about such fun, and he has a keen eye for the pleasures, both popular and esoteric...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 409–428.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Nussbaum , Suzanne Keen , and Blakey Vermeule all variously assert? Or do they instantiate restrictive (narrative) paradigms that reproduce or remind us of the possible violence done to subjects by prevailing norms of recognition, as Judith Butler , Michael Wood , and Lynne Huffer each differently...