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Novel (1 August 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 (1 May 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, and...
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Novel (1 August 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 by...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 538–545.
Published: 01 November 2009
... achieved, 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...
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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 May 2019
... literary 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...
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Novel (1 May 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...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 361–365.
Published: 01 November 2009
... zones” 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...
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Novel (1 May 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—and...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 226–249.
Published: 01 August 2018
... infrastructures—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...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 133–135.
Published: 01 May 2012
...,” bringing together genre theory and narratology with sentence-level linguistic analysis (3). What could the theory of the novel show us, he asks, if it considered the prose medium of fiction up close rather than (as it sometimes does) from 30,000 feet? Stewart’s answer develops through his own...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 306–309.
Published: 01 August 2013
... 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—a dilation of the idea of...
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Novel (1 May 2001) 35 (1): 136–138.
Published: 01 May 2001
... this is to emphasize, in the same way as Matthiessen did, the significance and importance of studying American literature as a civic responsibility, and Rowe chooses deliberately to point out "the pedagogical potential of the materials in this book (297). On a more abstract level, though, I begin...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 276–300.
Published: 01 August 2012
... perfectly at ease with the first 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...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 359–363.
Published: 01 August 2016
... the context of this statement, it's all the more noticeable that Neuman's own readings do not always counteract this neglect of somatic response in “textual encounters with alterity” at the level of form (173). For all their thoroughness with regard to diegetic details and dissonances, his own...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 329–332.
Published: 01 August 2011
... carefree innocence” in 2001 (8). At a political level, Schoene’s analysis is particularly animated by the post–9/11 330 novel | summer 2011 imperial presidency of George W. Bush, and he argues that Britain ought to be seen dur- ing this period as caught between the politics of Europe...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 129–132.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., shifting us without explanation from Romantic-era prophecy to Winston Churchill and today’s conflict in Palestine (96–97). Such jump cuts themselves model the form of spectral recurrence that Favret’s text argues for at the level of history. 132 NOVEL | SPRING 2012 All the while...
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Novel (1 November 2007) 40 (3): 325–328.
Published: 01 November 2007
... loss. This mechanism can be seen to operate not only on the personal but also on the cultural level. Most obviously in Morrison's The Bllresf Eye, Pecola Breedlove seeks blue eyes as the extemalization of her desire to be loved and valued, not only by her mother but also by the racist...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 132–135.
Published: 01 May 2018
.... He continually returns to the level of “ordinary affects,” and the influence of Kathleen Stewart's extraordinary book of that name is evident throughout. In order to focus on the level of human experience, Jagoda orients himself more toward things like narrative or imagination and less toward...
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Novel (1 November 2007) 40 (3): 320–322.
Published: 01 November 2007
... Lights, Big City (1984)offer some fine insights into the construction and dissolution of community and intersecting levels of alienation in these texts. But precisely because the range of this book is so wide, one would like to see novels like Sunetra Gupta's The Glassblower's Breath (1993...
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Novel (1 November 2005) 38 (2-3): 147–164.
Published: 01 November 2005
... note it, critics seem as anxious to mitigate its effects as to explicate them. The work of criticism often entails an effort to recoup this failure at some level-character, narrative, or ideology-and to assert a real or corrective mechanism that seems rather to be precisely the kind of move...