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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 50–72.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Joseph Drury The performative dimension of Fielding's fiction has often frustrated the attempts of critics to read the machinery of his plot through the lens of rationalist Enlightenment philosophy. Rather than a deity or benevolent magistrate, Fielding's narrator has seemed more like a trickster...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): ii.
Published: 01 August 2012
... is assistant professor of English at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and currently completing a book titled “The Machinery of Madness: Psychosis, Technology, and Twentieth-Century Narrative.” thom dancer is an assistant professor of English at Ohio University and the Web...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 336–339.
Published: 01 August 2013
... question, she closely reads Karl Marx’s Capital (1867), Babbage’s Economy of Machinery and Manufactures (1832), and Martineau’s articles on manufacturing SUMMERHAYS | THE PREHISTORY OF THE POSTHUMAN 337 published in Household Words (1850–54). For all of these...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): v–vi.
Published: 01 November 2013
... is the author of America’s Experts: Race and the Fictions of Sociology (2009).  ANDREW GAEDTKE is assistant professor of English at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and is currently completing a book titled “The Machinery of Madness: Psychosis, Technology, and Twentieth-Century...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 149–152.
Published: 01 May 2011
... say something insightful about it. Sometimes those insights are truly wonderful. Take, for instance, his extended discussion of neither a book nor a movie but a philoso- phy paper, Turing’s “Computing Machinery and Intelligence” from the 1950 issue of the philosophy journal Mind. I choose...
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Novel (1 August 2007) 40 (1-2): 187–189.
Published: 01 August 2007
... him-of a "complicated emotional machinery by which certain third-generation New Englishmen would simultaneously maintain their loyalty to tradition and negotiate the reality of their difference from the 'fathers"' (161). As Toulouse pointedly asks, "Who are such men if they no longer...
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Novel (1 August 2000) 33 (2): 256–258.
Published: 01 August 2000
... erotic-pleasure represents an exploitative celebration of the very submission that facilitates the machinery of oppression. Yet, Noble argues, Stowe's novel did move many women to political action against slavery. "For better or worse," Noble writes, "tropes of torture and enslavement enabled...
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Novel (1 May 2001) 35 (1): 131–133.
Published: 01 May 2001
...-class consumption" (71). Laundering pornography through the formal machinery of high art and malang sexual representation safe for a genteel readership is essentially the task Pease attributes to the work of Joyce, Beardsley, and Lawrence in the third and fourth chapters. The pairing of...
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Novel (1 August 2003) 36 (2): 267–269.
Published: 01 August 2003
... REVIEW I POST-OEDIPAL WE!3 into the ideological machinery of nation, gender, and class. Of the twelve narratives O'Donnell examines, however, not all of them prove equally useful for his diagnostics. That is, as symptoms, some narratives fall shorter of usable critique than others. In each of...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 496–499.
Published: 01 November 2011
...” (191). The prisoner-writer’s work shows his “radical unmaking” by the penitentiary, an unmaking so severe that it undermines notions of transcendent or universal humanity. Baca writes of a confined “we” that has merged with the denuded, industrial machinery of the penal insti- tution. In this...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 517–520.
Published: 01 November 2011
... came out of the “impure” economic context of Hollywood’s “dream factories.” He tethers this revaluation to critiques of auteurist interpretations of aesthetic production. He debunks auteurism as a fetishization of one cog in the productive machinery of Hol- lywood, the director or the writer, and...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 319–322.
Published: 01 August 2013
... also wrote, or wanted to write, but from whose failures or impossibility they are thought to mark a retreat. That is, he invites us to imagine the characters in these novels as at the same time actors playing them, so that, beneath or alongside the whole heavy moral and psycho- logical machinery...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 332–335.
Published: 01 August 2013
... and “the Tramp and the gamin walk toward us. The pair is positioned so that the pair can march forth with their optimistic and determined smiles fully visible. As they approach the apparatus, the fantasy becomes obvious. The machinery of the cinema stands in their path; the audience’s own...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 469–471.
Published: 01 November 2014
... old bugbear of Radcliffe’s strictly naturalized explanations for gothic machinery suddenly appears unimportant when read within the penumbra of Priestley spec- ulation, and a more significant, subtle, and historically embedded Radcliffe emerges as a result. Likewise excellent is chapter 4, in...
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Novel (1 August 2004) 37 (1-2): 205–208.
Published: 01 August 2004
... "the machinery of the market" (125). But that does not mean that the same rhetoric "produced Trevelyan's per- ception. The people of Ireland starved because most politicians in London were too bloody- minded to see what was going on. There is nothing especially literary about that. Still, the...
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Novel (1 August 2006) 39 (2): 155–178.
Published: 01 August 2006
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Novel (1 August 2017) 50 (2): 236–254.
Published: 01 August 2017
... specific historical moment when Rancière's understanding of politics emerges simultaneous and coupled with an aesthetic break from mimesis. Perhaps the most robust political technology appearing during this period was proposed in Thomas Hare's 1857 treatise The Machinery of Representation , which...
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Novel (1 November 2012) 45 (3): 487–491.
Published: 01 November 2012
... finished the conclusion, we confront a tiny appendix on copyright law. This book’s uneven explanatory machinery and its structural swerves and supplements have as their discursive correlative occasionally jarring shifts back and forth between dense theoretical engagements (mainly with Marx on the...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 393–399.
Published: 01 November 2009
... no artists, they merely operate a piece of machinery—the more sophisticated the gadgetry, the more snarky the satire. They hide behind the camera because they are incapable of closer kinds of contact; they are obsessive. Photographers in Kathryn Harrison’s Exposure (1993) and Dani Shapiro’s...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 18–22.
Published: 01 May 2010
... objects exert attraction because they are capable of jamming the machinery of interpretation, revealing desire as a force of disaggregation and reaggregation that has little to do with the subject. At this point it might be tempting to assert that where a Freudian pattern of desire produces...