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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 426–435.
Published: 01 November 2017
... before it is realized. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 fantasy liberal guilt Thomas Piketty realism science fiction Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century has sparked skirmishes and even outright bloodbaths about everything from spreadsheets to hidden...
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Novel (1 May 2009) 42 (1): 62–85.
Published: 01 May 2009
... Woodlanders seems to foster sympathy for rural folk who get caught up and reconfigured in state fantasy, it ultimately indicts sympathy and, by extension, its appropriation by the modern liberal state. With its radical doubt about the stability of the subject and its incisive critique of the politics of...
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Novel (1 May 2014) 47 (1): 108–131.
Published: 01 May 2014
... totalitarian threat” for the twenty-first century, as evidenced by such proclamations as the 2006 Euston Manifesto (“For a Renewal of Progressive Politics”). This discourse employs different names—“Islamofascism,” “Islamic totalitarianism”—but each signifies a tentacular threat to liberal democracy across the...
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Novel (1 November 2006) 39 (3): 307–336.
Published: 01 November 2006
... of E. M. Forster . London: Chatto, 1963 . Benhabib , Seyla . Situating the Self: Gender, Community and Postmodernism in Contemporary Ethics . New York: Routledge, 1992 . Born , Daniel . The Birth of Liberal Guilt in the English Novel: Charles Dickens to H. G. Wells . Chapel...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 271–293.
Published: 01 August 2010
... women in an unreconstructed liberalism—rather than an entrenched cultural hostility—that can be transformed through female sympathy as the basis for reciprocal familial relations. However, Brontë's and Eliot's depictions actually give rise to a paradox in which male authority relies on female sympathy...
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Novel (1 November 2002) 35 (2-3): 313–315.
Published: 01 November 2002
... American literature can always be written off as an attempt to appease liberal guilt, ultimately it is a necessary component of Duvall's unusually strong sense of responsibility to the texts and to the people and the social conditions that produced them and him. It is fortunate that Duvall is...
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Novel (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 490–494.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Ishmael Reed's novel Flight to Canada , that revise the black characters in Uncle Tom's Cabin associated with subservience. Given that they reveal the “political ineffectiveness of white liberal guilt,” Tillet applauds these works for not condemning such characters to the dustbin of history (91). What...
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Novel (1 November 2007) 40 (3): 240–264.
Published: 01 November 2007
... , Ian . Specters of the Atlantic: Finance Capital, Slavery, and the Philosophy of History . Durham: Duke UP, 2005 . Born , Daniel . The Birth of Liberal Guilt in the English Novel: Charles Dickens to H.G. Wells . Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1995 . Boutros-Ghali , Boutros...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 380–384.
Published: 01 August 2016
... this jointly political and aesthetic territory in Gothic Subjects , and she begins by outlining how her own approach to the rise of the American gothic novel differs from more traditional psychoanalytic and historical methodologies oriented around what she calls the “guilt thesis” (21). Such...
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Novel (1 November 2008) 41 (2-3): 367–370.
Published: 01 November 2008
... rhetoric of heroic and vengeful counter-insurgency"; but Herbert stresses and perhaps overstresses the "guilt." Nevertheless, he is particularly in- sightful in demonstrating the rift between a puritanical, Old Testament vindictiveness and a liberal strain of Christian humanitarianism. His analysis...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 496–499.
Published: 01 November 2011
... models to Christian monasticism and asceti- cism; to this Smith adds evidence that discourses related to medico-scientific notions of race and healing, the protoindustrial division of labor, and the atomized liberal-democratic citizen helped shape visions of the imprisonment experience: “Condemned...
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Novel (1 August 2001) 34 (2): 202–215.
Published: 01 August 2001
... appropriate extracts from Sir Isaac Newton, Dr. Hartley, Beddoes, and others: with medical observations rising out of the subject/by a rational mystic . London: Lee and Hurst, 1798 . Born , Daniel . The Birth of Liberal Guilt in the English Novel: Charles Dickens to H.G. Wells . Chapel Hill: U of...
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Novel (1 November 2003) 36 (3): 330–350.
Published: 01 November 2003
... Gardens, Public Swamps: Howards End and the Revaluation of Liberal Guilt.” Novel: A Forum on Fiction 25 ( 1992 ): 141 –59. Bradbury , Malcolm . “Howards End.” Forster: A Collection of Critical Essays . Ed. Malcolm Bradbury. New Jersey: Prentice, 1966 . 128 –43. Country Cottages...
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Novel (1 November 2001) 34 (3): 338–368.
Published: 01 November 2001
... . Vol. 5 . Carbondale: U of Illinois P, 1981 . 41 –123. Dewey , John . “Liberalism and Social Action.” 1935. The Later Works, 1925–1933 . Vol. 11 . Carbonbdale: U of Illinois P, 1981 . 1 –65. Dos Passos , John . “The Writer as Technician.” American Writers’ Congress . Ed. Henry...
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Novel (1 November 2006) 39 (3): 361–383.
Published: 01 November 2006
... silly to expect Jane Austen to treat slavery with anything like the passion of an abolitionist or a newly liberated slave" (96). Said does not consider the possibility that slavery and colonialism in Austen's time were not veiled in silence, but were in fact frequently and passionately de...
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Novel (1 May 2004) 38 (1): 121–123.
Published: 01 May 2004
... faith of enslaved Africans who adopted Christianity and who had "hope for God's intercession and deliverance" (21). On the other hand, the song also invokes the politics of liberation theology ("Tell old Pharaoh/To let my people go") that inspired enslaved people to resist bondage, the authority...
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Novel (1 August 2000) 33 (2): 175–195.
Published: 01 August 2000
... Middle Class Cut Into Two’: Historiography and Victorian National Character.” ELH 67 ( 2000 ): 143 –78. Handwerk , Gary . “Of Caleb’s Guilt and Godwin’s Truth: Ideology and Ethics in Caleb Williams.” ELH 60 ( 1993 ): 939 –60. Harvey , A.D. “The Nightmare of Caleb Williams...
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Novel (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 381–399.
Published: 01 November 2015
... the subcontinent had maintained varying degrees of economic independence upon marriage as well as in the case of widowhood or abandonment. During the nineteenth century, with the remodeling of existing property laws according to liberal political theory and the dictates of English case law, women lost...
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Novel (1 November 2002) 35 (2-3): 231–257.
Published: 01 November 2002
... and grew up. Very quickly, however, Wideman shifts from this personal reflection into a kind of cultural commentary, from his artistic successes to their societal consequences. The pathos, tinged with guilt, is palpable: There is a whole issue of what happens when anybody, any black person...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 406–423.
Published: 01 November 2013
... liberal society’s effort to legitimate itself at the expense of those groups it has failed to care for, “Down by the River- side” also lays claim to special political resonance for the contemporary reader. This novella brings into focus a politics of abandonment that is presently expand- ing to...