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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 127–131.
Published: 01 May 2018
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Novel (1 May 2007) 41 (1): 173–176.
Published: 01 May 2007
...STUART BURROWS MITCHELL BREITWEISER, National Melancholy: Mourning and Opportunity in Classic American Literature (Stanford UP, 2007), pp. 336, cloth, $60.00. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2007 2007 Looking Back hVTCHELL BREITWEISER, National Melancholy...
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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 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 November 2017) 50 (3): 397–408.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Anna Kornbluh As the paradigmatic trend in literary study at present, “postcritique” implies that a great epoch of critique has come to a close. Taking the charge to look back over fifty years of Marxist theory of the novel, this polemic argues that critique cannot come to a close because it has...
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Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 466–482.
Published: 01 November 2010
... question of literary form over the past two decades (situating Diary within Coetzee's greater oeuvre), look at how the unusual layout of the book facilitates an interrogation of fiction writing that would otherwise be impossible, and highlight how the book's tiered construction figures as a way to think...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 165–185.
Published: 01 August 2011
... Adventures of Robinson Crusoe , and The Serious Reflections during the Life and Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe . The essay sets out to rediscover irony in the Crusoe novel itself—particularly the irony that gathers in its most religiously charged scenes—rather than looking for it, as most critics...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 13–18.
Published: 01 May 2012
... understand what factors influence a writer's decision about which characters will carry on complex mind-reading reflections and which will have to settle for simpler ones, we have to look into historically contingent genre conventions and contemporary ideological preoccupations of the society. I conclude by...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 186–207.
Published: 01 August 2011
... the limitations and plasticity of the realist mode. I look specifically at moments of self-referentiality in social realist writing as well as in the repeated claims by writers themselves about the mimetic purpose of social realism. In this way, I show how literary realism in the colony lived the dual...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 229–248.
Published: 01 August 2011
... things like didacticism. This article questions this assumption both through looking at some of James's arguments for age-leveling fiction for adults and through considering some representations of adulthood in his own fiction. Reading an “adult” novel such as What Maisie Knew in the context of works by...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 424–443.
Published: 01 November 2011
... exhibitions, two of modernism's best-known ironists, Joseph Conrad and E. M. Forster, discovered that attending to the gaze these visual contact zones solicit—a detached scientific gaze that does not empathize with who or what one looks upon but instead encourages exhibition visitors to imagine themselves as...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 364–385.
Published: 01 November 2013
... contests the multivalent structures of hysteria, trauma, miscegenation, and incest in an effort to undermine dominant modes of representing African Americans at the beginning of the twentieth century. On the other hand, critics such as Cynthia Schrager and Colleen O'Brien have looked to the ways in which...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 36–59.
Published: 01 May 2018
... knowledge. To look at this aesthetic and political shift, I offer a comparative reading of Yeshayahu Koren's 1967 novella, Funeral at Noon , and Adam Sanderson's 2014 cinematic adaptation of that novella. If we follow Adorno and Robbe-Grillet, we might say that concreteness is an act of negation and...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 250–271.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Emilio Sauri Abstract What might it mean to conceive of a work of art not simply as a mirror held up to society but as a means to visualize the abstract functions that make society look the way it does? And what can this tell us about the novel's social, political, and artistic potential today? To...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 366–372.
Published: 01 November 2009
... Lukács's interconnected blind spots were modernist form and imperial history, this essay looks to some of the central concepts of The Theory of the Novel, The Historical Novel , and Studies in European Realism for a broader, twentieth-century, and global frame of reference. To that end, it builds on two...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 393–399.
Published: 01 November 2009
... depicting what was, what happened. In this piece, however, I show how much contemporary narrative photography challenges precisely those views of photography that are most frequently found within fiction itself. Looking both at staged photography of the late 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s and at more recent...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 207–215.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Rita Barnard If, as Benedict Anderson has argued, the realist novel has a particularly close relationship to the nation, what kind of narrative form would be best suited to transnational or even global fictions? This essay proposes a few answers to this question by looking first at what Roger Ebert...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 216–222.
Published: 01 August 2009
... temporality of jazz or, more specifically, between prolepsis and parabasis. My essay looks at Paul de Man's and Georg Lukács's assertions that the novel is an essentially proleptic form and argues that the specific form of prolepsis it brings with it from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries is out of...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 83–92.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., repurposing the period look, and enhancing the novels' romance plots, the Austen franchise now attempts to reach a largely female audience across a wide range of exhibition sectors, including in ancillary markets. Indeed, the Austen boom has also gone global, as filmmakers incorporate and indigenize Austen's...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 332–336.
Published: 01 August 2009
... culturally powerful at any given historical moment, it is necessary to look at the culture surrounding the production of that novel, and to do so in a way that takes into account the historical conditions that produced or made possible that particular cultural configuration. The modernist novel was perfectly...