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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 5–9.
Published: 01 May 2016
..., this essay uses the concepts of globalectics, heterotopia, liminality, and heteroglossia to argue that the novel is the ultimate heterotopia, containing in itself or rather reflecting in a more holistic manner than probably any other genre all the other spaces of the economy, politics, culture, values...
Novel (2023) 56 (1): 39–61.
Published: 01 May 2023
... the liminal Dostoevsky : Dostoevsky as a novelist who not only represents characters at the extremes of human being but also transgresses the conventional boundaries of literary texts. The liminal Dostoevsky became vital to two foundational works of novel theory, Georg Lukács's The Theory of the Novel (1916...
Novel (2014) 47 (1): 167–185.
Published: 01 May 2014
... that the aesthetics at play in the novel as a genre are instrumental in creating and defining the demos and its limits; moreover, it is precisely at the site of the limit (figured within, say, the liminal space of the colony) that the more radical possibilities of democracy come into focus. The novel set...
Novel (2000) 33 (3): 412–414.
Published: 01 November 2000
...] culture" (5). Holland's work shows literary and cultural critics that they must be willing to move into the liminal spaces of death in order to listen to what the seemingly dead can tell us about life in America. She achieves this reorientation by examining a compellingly diverse range of cultural...
Novel (2001) 35 (1): 46–68.
Published: 01 May 2001
... of the precarious- ness of her situation, as well as her cultural instability as a figure who has no home within the British nation. Perhaps because of this liminality, Bronte can resolve the problem of Jane's dependency only through the device of Jane's colo- nial inheritance, an outcome that signals...
Novel (2011) 44 (2): 320–323.
Published: 01 August 2011
...” or “symmetrical” to or with each other. Elmer argues that new world writing on the racialized sovereign “exhibits the short circuit between” the sovereign and homo sacer: Agamben argues that the essential political relation in play here is only disclosed in a liminal space, a “zone...
Novel (2013) 46 (3): 487–490.
Published: 01 November 2013
... in Kingston’s text but forms that allow her to grapple with the vexed relationship between political commitment and textuality. Analyz- ing her engagement of music’s extralinguistic registers provides a way to study how post identity operates in a liminal space between the two poles of political commitment...
Novel (1999) 33 (1): 73–92.
Published: 01 May 1999
... life.' What has been overlooked as a result is the way these British-American novels exemplified the conduct, fate, and fortunes of a host of liminally "aristocratic" families-long confused with the middle class-whose migrations linked the mother-country to the frontiers of England's first...
Novel (2010) 43 (2): 361–363.
Published: 01 August 2010
... that evokes the timelessness of trauma. Their stereotypical position as wanderers who exist “outside of history” makes them particularly valuable “as reflections of or counterweights to the liminal temporal existence of traumatized psyches” (30). Rhys and Barnes draw on these associations to reflect...
Novel (2006) 39 (2): 299–302.
Published: 01 August 2006
... that the paradigmatic slave is socially .dead-that is, a liminal figure deprived of the natal oommunity and honor granted to the normative subject. While Patterson might be justly accused of advancing a universalist account of the slave's condi- tion, he does underscore the specific historical...
Novel (2022) 55 (1): 136–139.
Published: 01 May 2022
... grandmother, Reed's reading actually anoints Linda as a kind of religious figure assuming the empowering voice of exhortation. Incidents “reveals the disfigured, liminal . . . ways Jacobs envisioned and enacted her own agency” (93), particularly through the creation of what Reed calls the “hortatory style...
Novel (2003) 36 (2): 273–276.
Published: 01 August 2003
... literature have especially reveIed in their liminal "fictions of race." Regardless of these creative ambitions, however, anomalies have posed taxonomic, critical, and commercial problems to African-American canon-formation and literary tradi- tion-building. These problems significantly account...
Novel (2011) 44 (3): 476–479.
Published: 01 November 2011
.... Transgression, liminality, and hybridity rather than the becalmed serenity of impartial ambivalence are the explosive stuff that all good, enduring fiction is made of. berthold schoene, Manchester Metropolitan University...
Novel (2013) 46 (3): 474–477.
Published: 01 November 2013
... as “a liminal world between the physical and the psychological, namely the realm of the automatic, reflexive, and unconscious” (53). In her readings of the barely conscious actions of many of George Eliot’s characters— most notably, Maggie Tulliver and Gwendolen Harleth—Ryan argues that Eliot’s under...
Novel (2016) 49 (1): 154–157.
Published: 01 May 2016
... turns her attention from conventional cultural products (such as books, television shows, or films) to focus more on cultural processes (such as online petitions, Twitter, and Facebook). Here, we find ourselves in the liminal space where the literary is both displaced and revived. In contemporary social...
Novel (2002) 35 (2-3): 193–210.
Published: 01 November 2002
..., and Audre Lorde iterates a progressive awakening toward "third designations and liminal identities" that invert the paradigm of normal versus grotesque (113). Situating her argument among modernist/postmodernist liter- ary theories and practices, Thomson wants to demonstrate a destigmatization...
Novel (2015) 48 (3): 469–473.
Published: 01 November 2015
... “Readie” poems for the machine. Pressman notes the similarities between the Readies machine and the tachistoscope, upon which Poundstone's Project was based. Like Poundstone, Brown “experiment[s] with how technological speed pushes the liminal boundaries of perception in ways that challenge our...
Novel (2018) 51 (2): 339–361.
Published: 01 August 2018
..., and transnational literature—struggle with the matter of categories. Globalist scholars often aim to bypass definition altogether: we tend toward dismantling the containers used to delimit cultures and identities, instead emphasizing nonreductive liminalities and flows. As Caroline Levine suggests in her recent...
Novel (2017) 50 (1): 97–111.
Published: 01 May 2017
... seems to “index a certain limit or liminality, to hover over the threshold between nameable and unnameable” ( 5 ). While the plural noun suggests its application to the object world, the first usage of the word things is not explicitly concerned with actual things or even with the externalized...
Novel (2000) 33 (2): 157–174.
Published: 01 August 2000
... of the self's rejected ele- ments onto an "other" are subject to immediate dissolution given that national identity can occur only in the context of "liminality, exposure, relationality" (146). Richardson's appropriation of tolerance to Englishness and his reassign- ment of brutality to Italy...