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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 197–216.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Edward Morgan Day Frank Working at the intersection of literary sociology and affect theory, this essay considers the rise of interest as an organizing principle in the American school system at the turn of the twentieth century, alongside the fixation on disgust in the period's literature...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 261–279.
Published: 01 August 2015
... literary artifacts—how different kinds of value accrue to them—thanks to the social-indexical relations established through their use. Copyright © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Marcel Proust language-in-use pragmatics indexicality sociology context Imagine listening...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 123–127.
Published: 01 May 2017
... of literary sociology in a new key and for a new era. By treating postwar US novels as sites rather than as aesthetic objects, he frames their representations of place and setting as networks of social engagement and interaction. His guides in this endeavor are sociologists and cultural historians, Erving...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 311–317.
Published: 01 August 2009
.... As Moretti observes else- where: “Literary sociology has long insisted . . . on the relationship between the novel and capitalism” (Atlas 16). Certainly any would-be theory of the novel today might do well to consider a broader historical parallel at this point, one in which the problem of how...
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Novel (2021) 54 (2): 315–320.
Published: 01 August 2021
.... Such corpora are made up of vast numbers of such works (and/or their commentaries and contexts), and the scholarly, critical intention seems to be to generate statements or to support hypotheses in the realm of literary sociology and historicism. We might characterize this as not only distant but “meta...
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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 510–514.
Published: 01 November 2010
... of culture developed by Boasian anthropology and Parkian soci- ology. Rich in citations from sociological texts and biographical anecdotes, this splendidly researched book draws on biographies, literary histories, and literary criticism for its mate- rial. In particular, it identifies the difference...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 467–470.
Published: 01 November 2011
.... and trans. Wolff Kurt H. . New York : Free Press , 1950 . Reviews Reading Culture through a Literary Lens cynthia tolentino, America’s Experts: Race and the Fictions of Sociology (Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2009), pp. 200, cloth...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 501–517.
Published: 01 November 2022
... of Michigan P , 1991 . 193 – 222 . Spanos William . The Errant Art of Moby-Dick: The Canon, the Cold War, and the Struggle for American Studies . Durham, NC : Duke UP , 1995 . Tanselle G. Thomas . “ Textual Criticism and Literary Sociology .” Studies in Bibliography 44 ( 1991...
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Novel (2000) 33 (3): 377–405.
Published: 01 November 2000
... and resolution of this problem? ("Introduction"xxi) By juxtaposing his literary exploration of Bigger in Native Son with scientific studies of the "Negro problem," Wright asserts his authority to offer an account of racism and its solution. Closely mirroring sociological challenges to biological...
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Novel (2023) 56 (3): 430–450.
Published: 01 November 2023
... produced by inhabiting abandonment and therefore exempt from the prerequisite for emerging as a subject in the first place. My claim that a literary epistemology precedes and exceeds Du Bois's sociological method also explains the generic predicament of Silver Fleece , namely, that Du Bois...
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Novel (2023) 56 (2): 309–312.
Published: 01 August 2023
...Michael North north@humnet.ucla.edu Timothy Wientzen , Automatic: Literary Modernism and the Politics of Reflex ( Baltimore : Johns Hopkins UP , 2021 ), pp. 256 , paper, $34.95 . Copyright © 2023 by Novel, Inc. 2023 Conceptually, Timothy Wientzen's Automatic...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 403–421.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of Virginia P , 2007 . Michelson Bruce . “Theron Ware in the Wilderness of Ideas.” American Literary Realism 25 . 1 ( 1992 ): 54 – 73 . Moretti Franco . Graphs Maps Trees: Abstract Models for a Literary History . New York : Verso , 2005 . Parrington V. L. Main Currents...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 151–155.
Published: 01 May 2018
... novel—fairly demands that he attend closely to ground sociological factors such as markets, institutions, and the current shape of media corporations. In the hands of a more plodding literary historian, the attempt to comprehend all the post-1970 iterations of the MCE novel could have become a game...
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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 5–31.
Published: 01 May 1999
... ): 141 –51. Fan , Ts’un-chung . Dr. Johnson and Chinese Culture . London: China Society, 1945 . Gallagher , Catherine . Nobody’s Story: The Vanishing Acts of Women Writers in the Literary Marketplace, 1670–1820 . Berkeley: U of California P, 1994 . Galland , Antoine...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 224–241.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Emily Steinlight Thomas Hardy's novels are notorious for the grim inevitability with which their characters fall prey to biological and sociological forces beyond their control. Jude the Obscure in particular, culminating in the suicide of its protagonist's children “because we are too menny...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 383–402.
Published: 01 November 2014
... the ‘‘sociological sense’’ of professionalism ‘‘as a later stage within which prose writers . . . came to see their craft predominantly as a product of tech- nical expertise rather than inspiration, viewed the market as the primary arbiter of literary value, and were guided principally by an internalized sense...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 245–252.
Published: 01 August 2009
... Literary Studies: An Institutional History . Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2007 . Taine , Hippolyte . History of English Literature . Trans. Henry van Laun. Vol. 2 . London: Colonial, 1900 . Tuckerman , Bayard . A History of English Prose Fiction: From Sir Thomas Malory to George Eliot...
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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 (2021) 54 (3): 499–502.
Published: 01 November 2021
... to this argument, which appears in the final pages of the introduction, but the idea proves fundamental to her overall approach to reading and selecting pieces of the modern literary canon. She describes that approach as being “essentially sociological” because it is based on the idea that “situated practice...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 460–463.
Published: 01 November 2013
... others such as philosophy, the history of science and medicine, jurisprudence, sociology, psychology, and literary theory. The result is a profoundly origi- nal cultural analysis mediated through literary texts. His pathbreaking, prize-winning, truly revelatory study, Imagining the Penitentiary...