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Novel (1 May 2004) 38 (1): 121–123.
Published: 01 May 2004
...MARILYN MOBLEY MCKENZIE THADIOUS M. DAVIS, Games of Property: Law, Race, Gender, and Faulkner’s Go Down, Moses (Durham: Duke UP, 2003), pp. 339, $79.95. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2004 2004 Strategies of Containment: Faulkner's Narratives of Race...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 67–87.
Published: 01 May 2011
... had overlooked to condemn the law's insufficient protection of mistreated wives. Salem Chapel censures the Divorce Act by provocatively juxtaposing the sensational and realistic plots of two characters—an emotionally abused mother and a vocationally dissatisfied minister—and thereby opposes moral and...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 437–442.
Published: 01 November 2009
... Mitchell Trust's accusation of copyright infringement took advantage of the fair use doctrine in US copyright law, which protects the literary communication of free, political speech. While Houghton Mifflin was ultimately successful—insofar as it won a favorable verdict from a court of appeals, settled out...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 May 2015
... bears out in its plot an indictment of law's inherent abjections and an interrogation of the value of life that seem to precociously articulate the consensus of today's hegemonic biopolitical theory: that human institutions tend inexorably to subjugate humanity itself. Yet the form of the novel develops...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 85–102.
Published: 01 May 2015
... social organization with a material structure), the Concession (a quirk of the established practices of law), and “that Gould” (a distinct individual). Nostromo has long been read as what Eloise Knapp Hay calls “a modern political novel”: it “laments the loss of individual self-control and the defeat...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 219–235.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Joseph Lavery “ The Mikado' s Queer Realism: Law, Genre, Knowledge” offers a hermeneutic history of the Gilbert and Sullivan light opera, arguing that the now ubiquitous assertion that it is not “about Japan” became critical only in the aftermath of the Russo-Japanese War and reflected a pervasive...
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Novel (1 November 2004) 37 (3): 358–359.
Published: 01 November 2004
...RAVIT REICHMAN JONATHAN H. GROSSMAN, The Art of Alibi: English Law Courts and the Novel (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2002), pp. 216, $41.00. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2004 2004 Law Elsewhere JONATHAN H. GROSSMAN, The Art of Alibi: English Law Courts and...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 504–510.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Jules Law This essay examines the concept of the inhuman as it develops across a set of Victorian novels ( Villette, Little Dorrit , and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ). The post-structuralist and postmodern idea of the inhuman, I argue, develops out of two primal scenes: the self...
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Novel (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 381–399.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Rose Casey Drawing upon research into Indian property law, this essay offers a new perspective on both the feminist interventions and the aesthetic innovations of Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things . This essay is the first to show how The God of Small Things' feminist critique is established...
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Novel (1 August 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 (1 November 2012) 45 (3): 409–432.
Published: 01 November 2012
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 403–407.
Published: 01 August 2016
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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2013
... argues that Dickens's novel serves to model the metropolis as a space of artificial nature, in which everything, including the weather, bears the traces of human influence. This provides a means to reevaluate the status of realism in an artificial climate, in which the laws of nature cease to delimit the...
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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 116–132.
Published: 01 May 2013
... suggested that novelistic form belied the unknowability of mental states. To Beckett, the novel's ability to know other minds was itself fictional; the representation of character minds, he contended, should be subjected to the same psychological laws as real people. Beckett's early writings, then, ask us...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 383–402.
Published: 01 November 2014
... substantive rationality expresses this apparent contradiction: literary commercialism refers to the formal and impersonal laws of the economic market, while literary professionalism refers to the substantive ethos of service to the community and nation. In underscoring the incompatibility of the Jew and the...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 223–230.
Published: 01 August 2009
... in time and space that is “outside the bounds of humanity.” At a time when ideas of black kinlessness still had potency in US law and society, Du Bois's strange representation of blackness as a fourth dimension in space is counterintuitive. Why forgo the conventional novelistic categories of family...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 517–523.
Published: 01 November 2009
... relationships, some voluntary and some coercive, including the law, the space of the city, gossip, class, disease, philanthropy, and kinship. These various principles of interconnection are both separate and overlapping: each has its own logic, but each is also capable of connecting the same groups of...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 165–183.
Published: 01 August 2012
.... Detection, then, is not a stance of suspicion or a law of revelation but a process that illuminates what it means to be subject to time. Ultimately, I argue, the figure of the wait describes not only the narrative time of unmet expectations but also the experience of our most timely historical category: the...
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Novel (1 May 2014) 47 (1): 149–166.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Elizabeth S. Anker This essay analyzes how Edwidge Danticat's Krik? Krak! rewrites and overturns a number of the generic and other conventions that have typically been enlisted to theorize the novel's bearing on democracy. Political philosophy and law have advanced a number of enabling fictions...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 82–94.
Published: 01 May 2016
... obey and resist the natural laws that determine their fate. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Thomas Hardy naturalism chance biopolitics The work of Thomas Hardy offers a particularly poignant instance of literature's project to mediate the modern subject's troubled...