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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 169–174.
Published: 01 May 2013
...David Attwell CLARKSON CARROL , J. M. Coetzee: Countervoices ( New York : Palgrave Macmillan , 2009 ), pp. 224 , cloth, $89.00 . © 2013 by Novel, Inc. 2013 Duke University Press Fiction and the Linguistic Turn CARROL CLARKSON, J. M. Coetzee...
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Novel (2023) 56 (3): 337–366.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Sookyoung Lee Abstract Novelistic sentences dramatically simplified in structure and contracted in length throughout the 1800s and early 1900s. This article places these changes within the longer process of grammatical “weakening” (the loss of inflection for regular order). Building on the linguist...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 231–238.
Published: 01 August 2009
... it certainly is.” Exploring Jones's novel in light of Bakhtin's and Glissant's theories of linguistic diversity and literary form, I ask how, and to what effect, Jones's novel connects its known world to the unknown one that we might call “the world.” © 2009 by Novel, Inc. 2009 Works Cited Bakhtin...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 57–66.
Published: 01 May 2014
... the dark climax of that modernity, with democracy still very much alive; the 1936 Essence of the National Polity , a book-length propaganda essay produced by a committee of literary scholars and political hacks in the linguistic vacuum of fascist Japan; and Oe Kenzaburo's 1964 A Personal Matter...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 67–89.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Brian T. Edwards This essay proposes that “circulation” is a useful rubric for thinking about the twenty-first-century Egyptian novel and its relationship to democracy. In the first decade of the twenty-first century, a new generation of Cairo-based writers employed innovative forms and linguistic...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 320–325.
Published: 01 August 2010
... for the same scarce conversational space. The stark battle lines that, during the heyday of the Edinburgh literary scene, characterized journal divisions, political ones, even questions of linguistic fidelity to the Scots dialect may well have been what taught Hogg to conceptualize fiction as a site where...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 88–105.
Published: 01 May 2011
.... By sympathetically rendering the linguistic peculiarities of nineteenth-century professionals, Eliot positioned herself as a social mediator who could bridge the gap between the reading public and an increasingly sophisticated division of labor, thus inaugurating a trend in the novel that has continued...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 467–485.
Published: 01 November 2016
... hesitation, and clauses accumulate without clarifying, massing instead into a thick linguistic fog. Thus James's writing delivers an image of the minimalist novel not as a thing of terse flatness or truncated form but as an extravagantly intricate withdrawal from the novel's meaning-making functions...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 375–398.
Published: 01 November 2018
... audience. Vernacular anglophone realism cultivates a sense of natality without losing the author's linguistic and geopolitical security in the English language, therefore allowing the global South writer to address both Western and non-Western audiences. While this might seem like a welcome development—one...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 95–114.
Published: 01 May 2016
... regarding our collective destiny as a species. This article deploys a mixture of historical case studies and theoretical forays into the fields of linguistics and poetics to argue that what Roman Jakobson would have called the “expressive” and “poetic” functions of language are more important...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 461–465.
Published: 01 November 2012
... The Passage of Literature answers de Man’s and Said’s calls for a return to philology but gladly shows this return to be compatible with vanguard approaches to literary study. GoGwilt makes philology integral to globalizing modernism, using its dual emphasis on the linguistic and the literary to take...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 133–135.
Published: 01 May 2012
...: A Narratography of Victorian Fiction (Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2009), pp. 268, cloth, $45.00. Garrett Stewart carries out a significant methodological experiment in this book, one that posits a defining connection between the linguistic medium of the novel and its historical and cultural force. He charts...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 504–510.
Published: 01 November 2009
... and ludically iterable linguistic ­signifier—that form the root of contemporary inhumanism, or so the story goes. The inhuman is rooted in the idea of mindless, mechanical doubling, in the logi- cal bind of a consciousness constrained to mimicry as a form of self-expression. But the recognition...
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Novel (2021) 54 (2): 315–320.
Published: 01 August 2021
... extent—practically or theoretically—in Close Reading with Computers . Rather, he provides us with exemplary applications of computational techniques to the analysis of style and genre for the (related) determination of “authorship,” to launch an inquiry into linguistic mimesis in historical fiction...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 224–242.
Published: 01 August 2015
... but fairly manoeverable. Spanish is a language Tu. ( Selected Letters 828 [hereafter SL ]) 1 Hemingway is rarely, if ever, discussed as a practitioner of the cross-linguistic wordplay associated with high modernism. His spare, minimalistic English prose seems far removed from Ezra Pound's...
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Novel (2006) 39 (2): 269.
Published: 01 August 2006
... to have been limited. He nonetheless translated Ruskin (from literal translations supplied by his mother and an English friend), and "filled his novel with English words." This latter is the result, Karlin says of Proust's own personal sensibilities His] linguistic, like his literary countenance...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 328–331.
Published: 01 August 2013
... many forms) compels recognition of the otherness of one’s own language and the linguistic nature of social difference. If Woolf has always drawn the attention of comparat- ists, she now enters into the latest debates reorienting the field around the problems and possibilities translation creates...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 137–140.
Published: 01 May 2017
...). This sense of sexual and linguistic exile is for McCrea the very engine of modernist formal experimentation and innovation. In chapter 1, McCrea examines the fate of the Irish language in the twentieth century, arguing that the abandonment of Irish as a vernacular led to the sacralization of the language...
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Novel (2023) 56 (3): 469–472.
Published: 01 November 2023
..., and above all by the linguistic anthropologist Michael Silverstein. Let me start with the former. What the narrator notices and returns to again and again is a depth that underlies all talk (what Nathalie Sarraute calls the sous-conversation ) (220). His interest is not in what is said but in how...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 261–279.
Published: 01 August 2015
... of the linguistic sign, other channels, we might say. The sociological knowledge in question has to do with language-in-use, specifically with nonreferential, social-indexical features of talk —talk being understood in these novels as the medium in which key forms of sociocultural activity happen; talk being used...