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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 115–138.
Published: 01 May 2016
... to save the world ( Elias and Moraru xxvii, xix ). In so doing, it promises to fulfill the utopian potential of Aldo Leopold's “extension of ethics” to the land ( 238 ), Roderick Frazier Nash 's “widening . . . circle of ethical relevancy” (56), and Peter Singer 's “expanding . . . circle of moral...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 26–48.
Published: 01 May 2016
... land west of the Mississippi River. Fraught with the tensions of territorial expansion, the “empty empire” of the prairie is an exemplary site of land speculation at the heart of American frontierism. The Prairie wrestles with what it means to capture this new land by introducing a figure that will...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 188–209.
Published: 01 August 2018
... Jacques-Louis David's The Death of Marat ( 1793 ) alongside Vik Muniz's Marat/Tião as depicted in the documentary film Waste Land ( 2010 ) as evidence of the epistemological continuity between the laissez-faire and neoliberal political landscapes of the eighteenth and twenty-first centuries, respectively...
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Novel (1 May 2017) 50 (1): 8–34.
Published: 01 May 2017
... selfhood through effecting a dynamic whereby her movable possessions—her letters, her pockets in particular—become spatial territories of the self that challenge the authority of land ownership conferred to her social superiors. She effects, in other words, a shift in social relations as defined by...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 49–64.
Published: 01 May 2016
... to their land. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Property picaresque nineteenth century United States How do you create novels on a land without a past? Early American writers looking out on the United States' new settlements asked themselves this question as they...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 82–94.
Published: 01 May 2016
... for the idea that natural categories become the focus of a form of political rationalization based on chance. Wessex, the historical name Hardy gives to the fictional land on which most of his writing is set, can be understood from this perspective as a biopolitical construct upon which humans both...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 May 2016
... something like a reconstruction of the entire nexus of land and the novel from the ground up, including broader considerations of political theology and conflict, the cosmopolitan and the indigenous. The panel topics are intentionally diverse, ranging from specific historical-geographical moments (that is...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 327–329.
Published: 01 August 2010
... third chapter, “Of Trespassers and Trash,” studies Gordi- mer’s The Conservationist in a New Historicist fashion against certain historical documents from the period to show the psychosocial implications of apartheid’s forced removal of black people from their land. In the fourth chapter, “A Man’s...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 65–81.
Published: 01 May 2016
.... Land is one basis of social cohesion in Bleak House . For the aristocratic Dedlocks, social order is rooted in the land and the social “stations” attached to it. But in capitalist modernity, land is neither a geographic truth nor a static enclosure but rather the outgrowth of institutional structures...
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Novel (1 August 2007) 40 (1-2): 193–196.
Published: 01 August 2007
... distinctly "American" literature. The story gas sometlung like this: American literature distinguishes itself from other national literary traditions by its emergence out of a peculiar set of experiences with the distinctive land of the New World. The American land, in this way, gives American...
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Novel (1 August 2006) 39 (2): 276–279.
Published: 01 August 2006
... Immigration Act which essentially ended Asian immi- gration and the internment of Japanese Americans during World War 11. Its primary con- cern, however, is with the Alien Land Laws passed during this period-legislation that made it increasingly illegal for Japanese Americans to own land. She points...
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Novel (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 499–501.
Published: 01 November 2015
...” seem even more risqué (170). However, in keeping with Barchas's vision of Austen, the study ends with solid good “sense.” In her final chapter, Barchas challenges Persuasion 's “seemingly radical modernity,” exploring how the novel takes names from the landed aristocracy for naval characters and gives...
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Novel (1 November 2016) 49 (3): 546–549.
Published: 01 November 2016
... movie. Characterized by Verhoeven as a “frontier land-jobber-turned-Jacobin-ideologue” (138), he published two important books within a year. A Topographical Description of the Western Territory of America (1792) relocates the transatlantic utopia from the eastern middle states to the frontier...
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Novel (1 August 2004) 37 (1-2): 66–85.
Published: 01 August 2004
... the suspension of cash payments. As we earlier saw in the comment from Malthus, the principal sign of this development was the "high farming" financed by the flow of capital onto land. However, all was not well in the general economy. For a start, there was an endemic problem with forgery...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 482–489.
Published: 01 November 2009
... Malay Literature: Ahmad Rijaluddin and Munshi Abdullah.” Bijdragen Tot de Taal-, Land-, en Volkenkunde 134 ( 1978 ): 466 -87. Watt , Ian . Rise of the Novel: Studies in Defoe, Richardson, and Fielding . Berkeley: U of California P, 1964 . History and the Work of Literature...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 497–504.
Published: 01 November 2014
... dispossession in Ireland, she suggests, resulted in a stronger attachment to the land. It also provided an occasion for thinking about what the responsibilities and prerogatives of a British state that included Ireland were or should be. Both books, too, extend in provocative ways the groundbreaking...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 290–296.
Published: 01 August 2009
... enchanted perils confronting Odysseus to the dangers of the matrix and the net in recent cyberfiction. © 2009 by Novel, Inc. 2009 Works Cited Connery , Christopher . “Ideologies of Land and Sea: Alfred Thayer Mahan, Carl Schmitt, and the Shaping of Global Myth Elements.” boundary 2 28 . 2...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 386–405.
Published: 01 November 2013
... Bigelow, “Trollope and Ireland.” My exclusion of Phineas Finn from the list of Trollope’s Irish novels will raise some eyebrows, but the novels I mention form a dis- tinctive category: set primarily in Ireland, focused on the economics (rather than the politics) of land, and featuring...
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Novel (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 323–343.
Published: 01 November 2015
... the particular tale we are reading as well as the events of the novel's second half. Jim, seeking to flee from his notoriety, ends up, with Marlow's assistance, in a “land without a past”: a region called Patusan (197). Here, Jim finds “greatness as genuine as any man ever achieved,” bringing peace...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 488–491.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., Rody says, novels like Chang-rae Lee’s Native Speaker (1995), Gish Jen’s Mona in the Promised Land (1996), and Karen Tei Yamashita’s Tropic of Orange (1997) center on cross-cultural encounters, borrowings, dialogues, and sometimes romances and children as well. Rody’s argument is that “what...