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Novel (1 August 2001) 34 (2): 232–266.
Published: 01 August 2001
... Fiction.” Nineteenth-Century Fiction 23 ( 1968 ): 265 –78. Americanus , Ovid . Lessons for Lovers: With Some Tender and Pathetic Anecdotes, Taken from Real Life . Philadelphia: Robert Bell, 1784 . Austen , Jane . Northanger Abbey, Lady Susan, The Watsons, and Sanditon . Oxford...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 460–466.
Published: 01 November 2009
... life, with its affinity for protracted descriptive pauses, more distorting still. Natural history influenced these descriptive practices; this essay argues that nineteenth-century novelistic description borrowed both a structure and an ethical justification from the observational practices of natural...
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Novel (1 November 2000) 33 (3): 328–352.
Published: 01 November 2000
... . Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, An American Slave, Written By Himself . 1849. Rpt. in Puttin’ On Ole Massa. Ed. Gilbert Osofsky. New York: Harper, 1969 . 53 –171. Blackburn , Robin . The Overthrow of Colonial Slavery, 1776–1848 . New York: Verso, 1988 . Blassingame...
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Novel (1 May 2000) 34 (1): 56–76.
Published: 01 May 2000
... Dimensions of Globalization . Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1996 . 178 –200. Armstrong , Nancy , and Leonard Tennenhouse. The Imaginary Puritan: Literature, Intellectual Labor, and the Origins of Personal Life . Berkeley: U of California P, 1992 . Baker , Houston A. Jr . The Journey...
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Novel (1 May 2000) 34 (1): 77–97.
Published: 01 May 2000
...: Routledge, 1993 . Cronwright-Schreiner , S.C. The Life of Olive Schreiner . London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1924 . David , Deirdre . Intellectual Women and Victorian Patriarchy: Harriet Martineau, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, George Eliot . Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1987 . Dowling , Linda...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 3–5.
Published: 01 May 2012
... , 1973 . Forum: What Can Reading Do? The Wayward Life of Objects ANNE ANLIN CHENG I begin with an apology—or a confession—for I have never been good at dictating for others a method of reading. This undoubtedly reflects a shortcoming on my part, but it...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 481–484.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Michael Gamer Rigney Ann , The Afterlives of Walter Scott: Memory on the Move . ( Oxford : Oxford UP , 2012 ), pp. xvii + 328 , cloth £55.00 . © 2014 by Novel, Inc. 2014 Duke University Press Scott’s Afterlives: Life after Scott ann rigney, The...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 210–225.
Published: 01 August 2018
... action is embodied and interrogated in what I call the microeconomic mode , a ubiquitous twenty-first-century cultural formation defined by a combination of abstraction and extremity. From Cormac McCarthy's The Road to the Hunger Games franchise, this mode represents individuals making life-and-death...
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Novel (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 421–445.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Alexandra Neel This article examines the spaces still life in Frankenstein , arguing that Mary Shelley draws on this rich visual tradition from its humblest manifestations in the painting of food to its most conceptual in its explorations of light, human perception, and death. Following Norman...
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Novel (1 May 2002) 36 (1): 61–78.
Published: 01 May 2002
... . Useful Knowledge: The Victorians, Morality, and the March of Intellect . Durham: Duke UP, 2001 . Riley , Denise . “Am I That Name?”: Feminism and the Category of “Women” in History . Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1988 . Trollope , Frances . The Life and Adventures of Michael...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 63–84.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Anna Gibson This essay demonstrates how Charles Dickens used the form of serial fiction to experiment with a uniquely Victorian idea of life as a dynamic network of interactions. Reading Our Mutual Friend alongside nineteenth-century physiological and evolutionary writing, I show how Dickens shaped...
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Novel (1 May 2017) 50 (1): 77–96.
Published: 01 May 2017
... years, chronicles the collective life of an isolated medieval convent in the Norfolk Broads. Neither author addresses air war directly, but air itself looms large in both their works—in the “airy world” of Poyntz Hall, as Woolf describes the rural setting of Between the Acts , and in the pestilential...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 227–250.
Published: 01 August 2010
... individualism, the current essay argues that Dickens's fiction instead performs an ongoing and intentionally failed experiment in population management. The Dickensian novel generates an apparent surplus of biological life that allows its narratives to reconstitute the social body in new terms; rather than...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 410–416.
Published: 01 November 2009
... principle endless, process of creation anew (production and reproduction) necessary for the maintenance of life, self, social group, family bonds, affect. In doing so they diverge from the norms that characterize the English novel in its hegemonic form, where survival is merely the taken-for-granted...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 165–185.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Kevin Seidel By grappling with secular and religious approaches to Defoe's fiction, this essay describes the theory of fiction that Defoe writes his way toward during the course of his three-book Crusoe novel, which includes The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, The Farther...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 179–192.
Published: 01 August 2013
... mostly with the visible turbulence of history. Willa Cather, I argue, does something very different in Death Comes for the Archbishop : she portrays everyday life as embodying the long past that defines a culture. Cather renders the everyday as the mass of human experience that changes slowly over time...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 36–59.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Kfir Cohen Abstract This essay examines recent developments in Israeli cultural production. To do so, it argues, we must think of new cultural forms as responses to the neoliberal privatization reforms that accompany globalization. These reforms have altered Israeli social life to the degree that...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 409–425.
Published: 01 November 2017
... novel's centuries-long preoccupation with city life. Recent novels lend texture and detail to sublime statistics generated by the United Nations and other organizations of enormous and seemingly unmanageable urban growth. When they expand the novel's hoary catalog of urban forms, contemporary writings...
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Novel (1 May 2017) 50 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 May 2017
... corollary questions: How do the forms of attention and imagining that are fostered by the extended form of the novel correspond to the attention and temporality of everyday life? How are the materiality and mobility of the book (typically a small and portable object) bound up with the kinds of object-worlds...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 196–206.
Published: 01 August 2009
... central statements of this philosophy are The Years (1937) and Three Guineas (1938), the latter of which I suggest is not merely an antiwar pamphlet (according to critical convention) but also an anti-programmatic ethical treatise for living what Michel Foucault calls “the non-fascist life.” Criticism...