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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 202–218.
Published: 01 August 2016
.... Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 literary epistemology presumptions Anthony Trollope illegitimacy law and literature As evident in its title and like many other realist novels of its period, Anthony Trollope's Is He Popenjoy? ( 1877–78 ) is permeated with doubt. Even before...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 339–362.
Published: 01 November 2014
... traveler. More than rhetorically similar, both texts, I argue, dramatize epistemological crises that precipitate a renewed sense of life's contingency. Both Defoe and Hume employ Puritan spiritual autobiography, and in each case this literary mode's questionable referential status reproduces...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 202–220.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Thom Dancer This essay argues that a critique of epistemological immodesty is at the center of Ian McEwan's literary project. His fiction dramatizes the dangerous and tragic consequences of granting one's own interpretative frameworks a certainty and authority that they do not warrant. Enduring...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 320–325.
Published: 01 August 2010
...John Plotz This article recognizes the accomplishment of the editors of the Stirling/South Carolina Edition of James Hogg and reflects on the long literary eclipse that followed Hogg's death in 1835. Hogg was both the inventor and prime nineteenth-century practitioner of what could be called...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 224–242.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Gayle Rogers This essay analyzes the infamously strange dialogue of For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940), in which characters speak English through a modified version of Spanish syntax, false cognates, and peculiar diction. It argues that Hemingway's creation of an Anglo-Spanish literary dialect...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 449–466.
Published: 01 November 2016
... method is merely a narrative effect, nowhere carried out in the narrative structure: scientific (or other) contemporary discourse is not the “real” of literary form. By examining the retrospective closure and focalization of the Holmes formula, especially in A Study in Scarlet , I propose a different...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 339–361.
Published: 01 August 2018
... and against which postcolonialism emerged. At least since the publication of Edward Said's Orientalism in 1978, scholars of writing from the global South have pushed literary studies writ large to move past epistemologically prescriptive texts and methods. Structuralist narrative techniques, in this context...
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Novel (2023) 56 (3): 430–450.
Published: 01 November 2023
.... Bureau of Labor regarding his study “Negro Labor in Lowndes County.” This study demonstrates the ways in which Du Bois's literary embrace of a spatial epistemology more compatible with Black life confounded the archival logic of the state. That will prepare us to read Silver Fleece in terms of the ways...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 403–421.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., the identification of the modern novel with forms of narrative ‘‘impersonality’’ denies the expressive capacities of the novel’s language, as ‘‘impersonality’’ implies that literary language bears no necessary link to its motivating conditions. In what follows, I will demonstrate that the epistemological crisis...
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Novel (2023) 56 (1): 21–38.
Published: 01 May 2023
... of theory. It was thus that paranoia became once again the domain of political ideologues and their fervent supporters rather than a viable mode of literary critical engagement. Against recent postcritical dismissals of critique and other suspicious hermeneutics, the article argues that paranoia offers one...
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Novel (2023) 56 (1): 157–161.
Published: 01 May 2023
... happened, or even that they could actually happen, but rather by asking people to treat explicitly fictional events as if they are real” (5). Much like literary naturalists from Émile Zola to Richard Wright who wrote novels with scientific aspirations, the “empiricist epistemology” of preparedness allows...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 140–147.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Charlotte Sussman This essay argues that the problem of witnessing in the Romantic-era novel is caught up with the problem of moral epistemology and that both are inflected by temporality. Focusing on Charles Maturin's 1820 gothic Melmoth the Wanderer , this essay argues that, like many...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 487–490.
Published: 01 November 2013
... while also figuring rhythm as a liminal state that enables the constitution and unraveling of the subject. Lee’s readings authoritatively demonstrate how literary texts register the epistemologi- cal work that Kandice Chuh describes as shifting the focus of critical inquiry from ques- tioning...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 299–302.
Published: 01 August 2020
... and the Character of Prose is to recover the nineteenth century's “epistemology of character.” One way of understanding what Farina means by the “epistemology of character” is to contrast it with E. M. Forster's post-Victorian discussion of “characters” in Aspects of the Novel . There, Forster privileges “round...
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Novel (2004) 38 (1): 111–113.
Published: 01 May 2004
...-things like cash registers, amusement park rides, Kodak cameras, and children's toys-pressured literary inscription, and how literary texts can be considered "repositor[ies] of disparate and fragmentary, unevenly developed, even contradictory images of the material everyday" that become...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 183–201.
Published: 01 August 2016
... Shonkwiler and La Berge ). It is thus all the more noteworthy that the allegedly irresolvable antinomies of realism rest on a number of underelaborated propositions. Jameson never makes clear, for example, how works of literary fiction manage to tender such stifling epistemological claims. He simply...
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Novel (2003) 36 (2): 176–197.
Published: 01 August 2003
... . James , Henry . Henry James: A Life in Letters, Ed. Philip Home. New York: Viking, 1999 . James , Henry . “The Younger Generation.” The Times Literary Supplement (London) 2 April 1914 : 157 –58. Jameson , Fredric . The Political Unconscious . Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1981...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 286–288.
Published: 01 August 2015
... The Rise of the Novel , scholarship on the early novel continues to pose the kinds of epistemological and sociological questions that Watt brought to the historical study of fiction. So accepted, and dissected, is the belief in the related rise of the novel and the emergence of the modern individual...
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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 122–124.
Published: 01 May 1999
... to Dorothea von Miicke's Virtue and the Veil oflllusion, have traced the centrality of contemporary epistemological theories and related educational philosophies and institutional practices to eighteenth- and nineteenth- century novels. It is little over a decade since both Armstrong's and Bender's...
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Novel (2023) 56 (2): 323–326.
Published: 01 August 2023
..., the flea market, the crime scene, and the archive (11). While the book is organized neatly by chapter into “Psychologies,” “Economies,” “Epistemologies,” and “Ecologies,” Falkoff's method nevertheless reflects her subject, staying attuned to “anachronic presences and unlikely resonances” between things...