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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 115–118.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., demotic, dialect, untranslatables), and figurative strategies (parataxis, variegated scales, mythmaking, and mythbusting) map the formal imaginary of transnational, international, and global politics. These terms are distinguished and historicized in the readings that make up the book, even as Vadde also...
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Novel (2000) 33 (2): 212–234.
Published: 01 August 2000
...RISHONA ZIMRING Copyright © Novel Corp. 2000 2000 Works Cited Angelogou , Maggie . A History of Make-up . New York: Macmillan, 1970 . Armstrong , Tim . Modernism, Technology, and the Body: A Cultural Study . Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1998 . Baudelaire , Charles...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 493–496.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Sam Alexander Mullen Patrick R. , The Poor Bugger's Tool: Irish Modernism, Queer Labor, and Postcolonial History . ( Oxford : Oxford UP , 2012 ), pp. 213 , cloth, $65.00 . © 2014 by Novel, Inc. 2014 Duke University Press Make It Work...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 479–482.
Published: 01 November 2012
... , 1984 . Mao Douglas Walkowitz Rebecca L. . “The New Modernist Studies.” PMLA 123 . 3 ( 2008 ): 737 – 48 . Make It New (Again) URMILA SESHAGIRI, Race and the Modernist Imagination (Ithaca: Cornell UP, 2010), pp. 264, cloth, $45.00. In the...
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Novel (2001) 34 (2): 163–179.
Published: 01 August 2001
..., 1957 . "Let me make the novels of a countrv": Bavbauld's The ~ritish~~ovelisti CLAUDIA L. JOHNSON In the fifth chapter of Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen's narrator, having consigned her heroine to a cozy morning of novel reading, launches...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 60–64.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Kent Puckett Henry James's The Princess Casamassima is, among other things, a novel about becoming a terrorist. What kind of past suits one to a terrorist's work? What makes this especially interesting is the fact that the novel's main character, Hyacinth Robinson, is offered as both the most and...
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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 125–128.
Published: 01 May 1999
... Difference It Makes NANCY L. PAXTON, Writing Under fhe Raj: Gender, Race, and Rape in the British Colonial Imagination, 1835-1947 (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1999), pp. 288, cloth, $52.00, paper, $23.00. Rape is the master trope of colonial discourse-and intercourse. The pun...
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Novel (2000) 34 (1): 126–127.
Published: 01 May 2000
...ROBERT POLHEMUS KAREN CHASE and MICHAEL LEVENSON, The Spectacle of Intimacy: A Public Life for the Victorian Family (Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2000), pp. 250 + viii, $41.50. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2000 2000 Making a Spectacle of Oneself...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 400–420.
Published: 01 November 2015
... effect of making it impossible for the reader to overlook as mere chatter even the novel's most commonplace idiomatic figures, its “quips of direct speech”—its giving of hands, its losing of faces, its swelling of heads, and so forth. What are we now to make, for instance, of the particular (and perhaps...
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Novel (2006) 39 (2): 204–220.
Published: 01 August 2006
.... Uncle Tom’s Cabin and American Culture . Dallas: Southern Methodist UP, 1985 . Hedrick , Joan D. Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life . New York: Oxford UP, 1994 . Howe , Daniel Walker . Making the American Self: Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln . Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1997...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 65–81.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Nasser Mufti Can the novel, so adept at making sociopolitical cohesiveness legible, help us understand society's dissolution? If novelistic writing makes national unity conceivable, often in conjunction with the institutions of national literature, language, and region, can this same literary form...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 223–230.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Nancy Bentley For diasporic African peoples, the transatlantic slave trade created a condition of “kinlessness,” a legal and social exclusion from recognized forms of family affiliation. This kinless condition, moreover, was transmitted through birth, making kinlessness a logical impossibility even...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 278–283.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Patricia E. Chu This essay discusses Jeffrey Eugenides's novel Middlesex as a project in the American immigrant tradition, about the (self) making of its protagonist. The project is narrative (Callie/Cal is the narrator, even of things that happened before she/he was born), biological (Cal must...
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Novel (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 (2016) 49 (2): 202–218.
Published: 01 August 2016
... undergird Trollope's novel makes more explicit that which in his realism remains largely implicit: the complex relationship between the normative and the probabilistic that marks realism's relationship with the reality it purports to represent. After all, whatever else realism is, it is also always a...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 May 2018
... the early twentieth century. While critics have tended to view small talk under the rubric of gossip, writers of the Harlem Renaissance call attention to the way that small talk enables racial passing by keeping dialogue on neutral and impersonal grounds. Nella Larsen makes peculiarly pronounced use...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 60–78.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Robert Volpicelli Abstract Joseph Conrad and James Joyce share an interest in the aesthetic qualities of bad eyesight. Drawing on recent disability theory, this essay shows how Conrad and Joyce make use of disabled or “low” vision to initiate what I call weak narration, the tendency to prioritize...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 175–182.
Published: 01 August 2009
... are true because “certitude [i.e., true belief] is accompanied … by a specific feeling, proper to it, and discriminating it from other states, intellectual and moral.” By contrast, In “The Portrait of Mr. W. H.” (1889) and elsewhere, Wilde attempts to make all beliefs seem open to doubt and debate...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 116–123.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Clifford Siskin The primary analytic tools of modern literary criticism were forged in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries out of print culture's effort to consolidate its hold on society by making more out of its objects. The further we have burrowed in—sacralizing only a few texts...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 165–183.
Published: 01 August 2012
.... Recent detective novels like Michael Chabon's The Yiddish Policeman's Union and Vikram Chandra's Sacred Games require us to reassess the temporalities of expectation, deferral, and disappointment that have traditionally shaped the genre. Detective fiction, these texts suggest, is all about making us wait...