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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 88–105.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Joseph Murtagh “George Eliot and the Rise of the Language of Expertise” examines the impact of professionalization on the novels of George Eliot. By vastly increasing the scope and complexity of nineteenth-century occupations, professionalization created certain challenges for novelists...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 224–242.
Published: 01 August 2015
...; it is a mode of interlingual writing that suspends the typical transaction of translation permanently between languages. Hemingway accomplishes this by using Spanish as a laboratory for his overlooked experiments in modernist mistranslation, which I trace through his development of cubist techniques...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 261–279.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Michael Lucey This article is in part an attempt to demonstrate Proust's interest in the sociological functioning of talk, where talk is viewed not solely as a medium for communication but also as one in which social work of various kinds is accomplished via nonsemantic features of language...
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Novel (2023) 56 (3): 469–472.
Published: 01 November 2023
... and aesthetic experience, a philosophical novel, a phenomenological one, and perhaps only later still a novel with a deeply anthropological and sociological bent, a novel interested in how culture happens, how language is a space in which culture happens, in which it is possible to watch culture happening over...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 May 2009
... foregrounding of the referential/nonreferential duality of realism and the semantic slipperiness of language via a debate on the existence of ghosts, and Brönte's deployment of extrasensory perception to advance an open-ended conception of reality and blur the distinction between “normal” and “paranormal...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 207–215.
Published: 01 August 2009
... thematic concerns and formal structures, especially its concern with point of view and language, make this novel a global fiction of sorts. The novel's often criticized science fiction elements in particular can be elucidated, I argue, by Ulrich Beck's utopian observation that “it is the future...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 417–422.
Published: 01 November 2009
... in the English language for the metropolitan world.” Anderson's judgment, based on the claim that a masterpiece can be identified in terms of its historical coordinates, ignores the extent to which the postwar roman fleuve incorporated secret histories, occult ironies, irrational or pathological episodes...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 268–277.
Published: 01 August 2009
... fitting author surrogate because she exemplifies the uselessness that cannot be extricated from his notion of utility. Her appropriation of his favorite metaphor for utility also offers a way to read his shoe fetish as concealing a fetishistic relation to language in which rhetoric becomes a fetish...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 467–473.
Published: 01 November 2009
... to write down the Igbo language. © 2009 by Novel, Inc. 2009 Works Cited Achebe , Chinua . Arrow of God . 1974. Oxford: Heinemann, 1986 . ———. Things Fall Apart . 1958. Oxford: Heinemann, 1988 . Barber , Karin . “Introduction: Hidden Innovators in Africa.” Africa's Hidden...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 504–510.
Published: 01 November 2009
... of language? My argument is that the novels of this period chart a shift in the relationship between the two primal scenes outlined above, in which one eventually becomes the face of humanity while the other becomes the dead hand of inhumanity. In the end it is less the uncanny and easily allegorizable...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 148–156.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., invisibility, passing, and racial uplift. The ambiguity of its setting, which is congruent with its assertion of the inherent ambiguities of language and of individual and generic identities, marks The Intuitionist as an example of “postmodern” fiction. An analysis of the novel's allusions to the paraliterary...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 186–207.
Published: 01 August 2011
... of representing the material world and taking on a materiality of its own, as language marked by aspiration and potentiality. This “projective realism” is epitomized by Ahmed Ali's 1940 novel Twilight in Delhi. Twilight , by offering an interpretation of history as a performance, a series of snapshots...
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Novel (2023) 56 (1): 39–61.
Published: 01 May 2023
...) and Mikhail Bakhtin's Problems of Dostoevsky's Creative Art (1929). While Lukács's later conversion to Marxism led him away from the ideal of erasing the boundary between art and life, Bakhtin pursued it throughout his writings, smuggling the logic of Symbolist life-creation into the language of modern...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 101–116.
Published: 01 May 2018
... Antonio José Ponte, and Cuban Counterpoint: Tobacco and Sugar (1940, trans. 1995), by anthropologist Fernando Ortiz, the essay charts a third approach, transcultural materialism, that reconciles the two tendencies. Works written in this mode deploy narrative and literary language to articulate labor...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 375–398.
Published: 01 November 2018
... audience. Vernacular anglophone realism cultivates a sense of natality without losing the author's linguistic and geopolitical security in the English language, therefore allowing the global South writer to address both Western and non-Western audiences. While this might seem like a welcome development—one...
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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 (2019) 52 (1): 23–43.
Published: 01 May 2019
... that dispossesses the subjects of such discourses, this essay suggests that Frank Churchill's fluency in the language of plotting captures the double bind of power and dispossession nestled within social performance. Plotting, I argue, emerges as a form of social know-how, both encouraged and curbed...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 249–267.
Published: 01 August 2011
... in Pierre , we find incest occupying an important threshold between significance and sound, between meaning and unmeaning. The first part of the essay reveals that Melville borrows from Poe a gothic “sound” that emphasizes the physical nature of language. The second part of the essay explores the history...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2013
... for ecocriticism, which has often privileged immersive experience and a relatively simplistic view of the referentiality of language, particularly realism, known as “ecomimesis.” Reading Charles Dickens's Bleak House alongside the artificial climates contained in Victorian glasshouses, this article argues...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 73–92.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Diego Saglia The nexus “Austen and translation” is among the most recurrent in contemporary studies of the author's reception and has generated a significant body of research on renditions of the novels in other languages. This essay contends that, however relevant and valuable, this approach...