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Novel (1 November 2004) 37 (3): 303–325.
Published: 01 November 2004
.... Wonham , Henry B. “Writing Realism, Policing Consciousness: Howells and the Black Body.” American Literature 67 ( 1995 ): 701 –24. Wray , Matt and Annalee Newitz, eds. White Trash: Race and Class in America . New York: Routledge, 1997 . "We Must Write Like...
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Novel (1 August 2000) 33 (2): 157–174.
Published: 01 August 2000
... and the Construction of Authorship,” 1991. Warner , William B . Licensing Entertainment: The Elevation of Novel Reading in Britain 1684–1750 . Berkeley: U of California P, 1998 . Printing Like a Post-Colonialist: The Irish piracy of Sir Charles Grandison KATHRYN...
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Novel (1 November 2002) 35 (2-3): 211–230.
Published: 01 November 2002
.... Morrow, 1986 . Wilson , William Julius . The Declining Significance of Race: Blacks and Changing American Institutions . 1978. 2nd ed. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1980 . "You think like you white": Questioning...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 271–293.
Published: 01 August 2010
... George Eliot: Changing Responses to Her Experiments in Life . Albany: State U of New York P, 1993 . Savran , David . Taking It Like a Man: White Masculinity, Masochism, and Contemporary American Culture . Princeton: Princeton UP, 1998 . Schapiro , Barbara . “The Rebirth of Catherine...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 375–387.
Published: 01 November 2017
... noted the significance for the novel, for American letters, and for literary and critical studies, even as black women writers like Morrison, Alice Walker, Toni Cade Bambara, Paule Marshall, and Gayl Jones—together with a rising body of black feminist scholars and critics—had been engaged in...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 426–435.
Published: 01 November 2017
... differences is central to the moral economy of mid-nineteenth-century realism. To live inside a liberal dispensation that takes its realist fictions seriously means recognizing the work that characters like Pip in Dickens's Great Expectations (and persons like ourselves) put into stories about our own...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 538–545.
Published: 01 November 2009
... write itself into Middlemarch 's plot, registering its effects in the novel's depiction of the debased or merely sociological outlooks of some within its pages. Those characters (like Rosamond Vincy) whom Eliot represents as too allied with sociological “ways of seeing” become casualties of a border...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 165–183.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Theodore Martin What does it mean to read like a detective? While critics have long seen the detective novel as a model for hermeneutic suspicion (the familiar spatial binaries of surface/depth, concealed/revealed), this essay proposes that there is something more timely at work in detective work...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 229–248.
Published: 01 August 2011
... people who read his novels and through the way he constructs characters within them. As twenty-first-century readers, we may assume that there have always been adults-only books, and that we recognize them when we see them because they foreground things like sex and formal complexity while minimizing...
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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 50–72.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Joseph Drury The performative dimension of Fielding's fiction has often frustrated the attempts of critics to read the machinery of his plot through the lens of rationalist Enlightenment philosophy. Rather than a deity or benevolent magistrate, Fielding's narrator has seemed more like a trickster...
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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 116–132.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Joshua Gang What would modernist fiction look like if it were mindless and had no access to mental states? While modernism is often understood as a psychological turn inward, this article shows how introspective psychology competed against other psychological discourses—and how writers such as...
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Novel (1 August 2017) 50 (2): 197–216.
Published: 01 August 2017
... time, especially John Dewey, found in interest a key structuring device for the expansion of the school system, novelists like Frank Norris cultivated a literature of disgust in order to think through the limits of that school system, to mark the system's boundaries. And yet, far from inhibiting or...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 397–408.
Published: 01 November 2017
... look like, I outline a theory of the critique immanent to the literary form of the novel itself, and I conclude with a brief reading of a recent novel as critique, Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad . Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 critique dialectic postcritique...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 183–189.
Published: 01 August 2009
... of the imagination, literary critics sought to emphasize the palimpsestic nature of text by pointing to the unsayable and the indeterminate, and they devalued that which appeared mimetic, no matter what the text itself looked like. I explore the question of genre or narrative mode with special...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 196–206.
Published: 01 August 2009
... almost invariably claims that The Years is a failure (aesthetically and personally for Woolf, whose initial vision of the novel was that it would amount to her summa). This essay argues to the contrary: Woolf abandoned her plan to set down her summa (“all I think, feel, despise, like, admire, hate, &amp...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 207–215.
Published: 01 August 2009
... has called “hyperlink cinema,” a form that emerging directors like Alexandro Gonzáles Iñárritu have used to connect narratives set in widely disparate locations (the film Babel is my case in point). The essay then analyzes David Mitchell's Ghostwritten as a “hypertext” novel, pointing out how its...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 223–230.
Published: 01 August 2009
... and kinship? Although Du Bois's narrative repeats an image of black kinlessness, it creates a catachrestic novel form through which to uncover the illogical historical logic of kinlessness. Only a catachrestic narrative space like Du Bois's fourth dimension can make kinlessness intelligible as a fully...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 239–244.
Published: 01 August 2009
... other—indeed, how each can turn into the other. In recycling anachronistic forms like romance, novels do not simply supersede them but rather offer tools of a literacy adequate to a history much longer and more active than historicism tends to allow. The puzzles of reading staged by the scene of Master...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 268–277.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Lauren Byler Anthony Trollope's infamous obsession with composing novels in as efficient a manner as possible founders on the rhetorical excess of the metaphors he employs to signify utility: shoes and shoe making. Like the ornate metaphors for utility that illustrate and obstruct Trollope's theory...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 451–459.
Published: 01 November 2009
... like the medical graphing instruments of the 1860s creates a continuous record of bodily sensation attending to scale, timing, and source, helps not just to construct a subjectivity through emotion but to assert the materiality of the fictional world supporting that subjectivity. More important, it...