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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 May 2020
...David Sergeant Abstract The discourses of planetarity and globalization are both governed by the relationship between the maximal scale of the world and the subsidiary scalar levels that constitute it. However, if in globalization those subsidiary levels are envisioned as converging on a homogenous...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 320–325.
Published: 01 August 2010
... alternatives. In Hogg's fiction, divergence in belief does not solely or inevitably occur at the level of speech itself, but may also be found at the level of incident, plot, character, or motive—in the question of what makes a given occurrence into a “story” at all. Hogg strives for a sort of epistemological...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 13–18.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., desires, feelings, and intentions. I introduce the term “sociocognitive complexity” to describe patterns of embedment of mental states within mental states in fiction and discuss the role of social situations featuring third-level embedment—a mind within a mind within a mind—in prose fiction, drama...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 229–248.
Published: 01 August 2011
... things like didacticism. This article questions this assumption both through looking at some of James's arguments for age-leveling fiction for adults and through considering some representations of adulthood in his own fiction. Reading an “adult” novel such as What Maisie Knew in the context of works...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 547–565.
Published: 01 November 2022
... the contrary—that literary and societal forms are different from each other only in degree or scale—is, in an especially leveling sense, to rescind crucial differences between the force of depiction and world of force, which every lucid nuance of Powers's unique narrative style would resist. Copyright © 2022...
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Novel (2022) 55 (2): 339–359.
Published: 01 August 2022
... by the structure of the hydroelectric dam and the form of economic thinking it both metonymizes and from which such projects result. By constructing parallel revolutionary methods on the levels of characters and readers and content and form, The Old Drift effectively recasts the problem of revolution not in terms...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 538–545.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., I argue, in part through its demotions of sociological insight, even at the level of character, as if sociological acuity were after all not quite what one wanted from reading, or even within, a realist novel like Middlemarch . Eliot's brief for the realist novel is mixed: both sociological enough...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 May 2019
... and political regeneration. Condition of England novels were the first group of literary texts to call on readers to participate at the national level in social reform, and generic dissonance played a key role in that literary and political act of inclusion. Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 240–260.
Published: 01 August 2019
... through his own conflicting wartime experiences of fellow feeling, but it also offers a sustained reflection on the implications of a broader crisis in empathy on a narrative level around the Second World War. The article characterizes Zweig's particular approach to narrative empathy in terms...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 219–239.
Published: 01 August 2019
... unobtrusively immanent to realist novels of empire such as Mansfield Park and Great Expectations , surfaces to the diegetic level and becomes available for critical scrutiny in high modernist novels such as Heart of Darkness or Absalom, Absalom! Drawing from writings by Max Weber (on guarantees of calculability...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 179–199.
Published: 01 August 2019
..., movement cannot always be identified as forward or backward, up or down, as self-motion or as the ambient motion of the world. His novels engage the question of large-scale epochal historical transitions through the micro-level of the sensory experience of movement. 11 In Smollett 's Humphrey...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 193–212.
Published: 01 August 2020
... minor characters take part in central spaces while not being contained by them. Their distance from main scenes and settings, captured in passing by a gaze that has no interest in registering these elsewheres in any level of depth, has the effect of making minor characters appear strange, memorable...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 226–249.
Published: 01 August 2018
...—and suggests that these processes of mediation themselves become apprehensible at the level of style as drone content becomes drone form. The essay then identifies in these instances of drone form an abiding problem of nonreciprocal action. Often allegorized as dysfunctional masculinity or failed copulation...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 361–365.
Published: 01 November 2009
...” outside the socioeconomic or temporal structures of postmodernism. But the Easy Rawlins novels reinforce Douglass's notion that African American people occupy an alternate temporality; at the same time, it is precisely through their distinctive temporalities at levels of form and content that the novels...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 93–115.
Published: 01 May 2013
.... First, I examine the relationship between the movements of characters and their attendant social reputations, tracking the way in which hearsay and opinion intersect narrative spaces in the novel. I then move to the level of internal, bodily registration—to the physiology and sensation of rumor...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 97–111.
Published: 01 May 2017
... with their luggage, order drinks, and lose and find various members of their party. In its attention to the bathetic quotidian, Party Going animates a range of late modernist anxieties about time, leisure, and subjective experience that manifest in the novel's fretful leveling of objects and experiences using...
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Novel (2023) 56 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 May 2023
... of conceptualizing a specifically Black sociality by continually refusing to depict Black revolution at the level of the plot. Instead, Blake ties together Black labor with revolution to suggest that within the context of the system of capital in the nineteenth century, Black labor's central role in the world...
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Novel (2023) 56 (2): 309–312.
Published: 01 August 2023
... resembles a large, inverted pyramid. The top level describes a general conviction in the twentieth century that the human mind is governed by reflexes much like those that can be observed in the body. The next level down, slightly narrower, finds versions of and reactions to this general idea in four social...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 306–309.
Published: 01 August 2013
... of Lucifer begin? This is not just a moral and ethical question but, as Greenberg makes clear in the later chapters, a more and more insistently political one for late modernists. Greenberg’s argument consequently has at least four levels of significance, the first of which is broadly generic...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 276–300.
Published: 01 August 2012
... one, the circumscribed domain of the event and of the individual case; most theorists are at home at the opposite end of the temporal spectrum, in the very long span of nearly unchanging structures. But the middle level [the cycle] has remained somewhat unexplored by literary...