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Novel (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 (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 (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 (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 (2002) 36 (1): 61–78.
Published: 01 May 2002
... 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 Armstrong...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 3–5.
Published: 01 May 2012
... . 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 also speaks to the migratory...
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Novel (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 (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 (2020) 53 (1): 119–123.
Published: 01 May 2020
... markets are the best means for human flourishing and freedom. For microeconomists, if you've made the choice to work a dangerous job, you must have had a choice, as if, when asked the question “Your money or your life?” we can be said to “choose” life. Thus does microeconomic theory become...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 317–340.
Published: 01 November 2020
... life, mental or domestic, is felt to provide constantly inarguable evidence of his constitutive ‘freedom,’ but also to, broadly speaking, the political regime that sets store by this subject” (x). The interpellative function of the novel that Miller describes, in other words, operates primarily through...
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Novel (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...
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Novel (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 (2023) 56 (1): 39–61.
Published: 01 May 2023
... to the status of high art but with the possibility of an unmediated exchange between literature and life. Interpreting Dostoevsky as a precursor to their own ideal of “life-creation,” Symbolist writers like Dmitry Merezhkovsky and Viacheslav Ivanov formulated the influential cultural construct called here...
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Novel (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 (2010) 43 (2): 227–250.
Published: 01 August 2010
... of 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 (2022) 55 (1): 38–60.
Published: 01 May 2022
... that allows the white majority to give its silent approval of racism. Arguably, 1000 Coils of Fear is not just about the terror of everyday Black life but also about Black life's endurance: the narrator's ability to survive despite the ever‐present terror of white supremacy, her ability to create new life...
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Novel (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 (2009) 42 (3): 410–416.
Published: 01 November 2009
... 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 precondition...
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Novel (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 (2021) 54 (1): 104–119.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Jack Dudley Abstract Ecological catastrophe has challenged the contemporary novel to find forms that convey the scale and affective conditions of life amid looming planetary devastation. While sincere tragedy has been the dominant mode and tone of the novel's approach, recent scholarship has...