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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 305–308.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Rachel Adams BENTLEY NANCY , Frantic Panoramas: American Literature and Mass Culture, 1870–1920 ( Philadelphia : U of Pennsylvania P , 2009 ), pp. 376 , cloth, $59.95 . © 2011 by Novel, Inc. 2011 Duke University Press American Literature in the Age of Mass Culture nancy bentley...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 492–495.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Joel Pfister BRIER EVAN , A Novel Marketplace: Mass Culture, the Book Trade, and Postwar American Fiction ( Philadelphia : U of Pennsylvania P , 2009 ), pp. 224 , cloth, $49.95 . © 2011 by Novel, Inc. 2011 Duke University Press Works Cited Grossman Lev . “Jonathan Franzen: The...
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Novel (1 August 2003) 36 (2): 267–269.
Published: 01 August 2003
...JOHN N. DUVALL PATRICK O’DONNELL, Latent Destinies: Cultural Paranoia and Contemporary U.S. Narrative (Durham: Duke University Press, 2000), pp. 193 + vii–xi, paper, $17.95. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2003 2003 Post-Oedipal Masses: Holding On to Our Paranoia PATRICKO'DONNELL, Latent Destinies...
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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 64–83.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Alicia Williams Abstract Whence the “dear reader”—and to where? This essay proposes that George Eliot's reformulation of nineteenth-century conventions for addressing reading audiences documents a response to the emergence of Britain's first mass reading public. Eliot inherits a propensity for...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 443–450.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Scott J. Juengel This essay sets out to think the novel in the time of catastrophe (which is always, necessarily, to think after catastrophe; which is to say, finally, that I want to think in the chronotope of mass death). I couch this in the Bakhtinian concept of the chronotope—so integral to his...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 17–35.
Published: 01 May 2018
...David A. P. Womble Abstract This essay argues that the Victorian novel recast the cognitive deficiencies associated with the mass as necessary traits for inhabiting a statistically rendered public sphere. In order to attribute personhood to an influx of potentially asocial bodies that fell short of...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 268–291.
Published: 01 August 2011
... with spiritualism and occultism in the 1990s, just before the field began a dramatic rejuvenation. This cluster of works repeats both modernism's grounding in and its obsession with these twin features of Victorian mass culture. The parallel further furnishes a specific idiom for the dynamics of the...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 179–192.
Published: 01 August 2013
... mostly with the visible turbulence of history. Willa Cather, I argue, does something very different in Death Comes for the Archbishop : she portrays everyday life as embodying the long past that defines a culture. Cather renders the everyday as the mass of human experience that changes slowly over time...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 234–252.
Published: 01 August 2013
... identity. Although the mass media and other representational technologies such as cameras and film are notoriously complicit with the deterministic forces propelling An American Tragedy, I show that what counts as the “medial” in the novel appears instead in very different technologies: the stamping...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 227–250.
Published: 01 August 2010
... describing a conventionally realist totality of social relations among individuals, such texts as Bleak House, Little Dorrit , and Our Mutual Friend imagine the human aggregate more paradoxically as a mass that exceeds any conceivable total. In emplotting the systematic failure of society to accommodate the...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 31–55.
Published: 01 May 2012
... British public to see the war as an immediate reality—especially in journalistic exposés of the war's mismanagement. Official narratives of glorious warfare were undercut by reports of mass suffering by common British soldiers. Widely read frontline reports by William Howard Russell of the Times provoked...
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Novel (1 November 2016) 49 (3): 467–485.
Published: 01 November 2016
... extreme hesitation, and clauses accumulate without clarifying, massing instead into a thick linguistic fog. Thus James's writing delivers an image of the minimalist novel not as a thing of terse flatness or truncated form but as an extravagantly intricate withdrawal from the novel's meaning-making...
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Novel (1 May 2017) 50 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 May 2017
... make familiar assumptions about the novel (that it thematizes the mundane world; that its rise is associated with middle-class literacy and, increasingly, with mass literacy), which we want not so much to question as to explore in greater depth and in their relation to each other. Thus we pose a set of...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 83–92.
Published: 01 May 2010
... sustains the millennial Jane Austen mania. Adapting Austen's narratives more freely than did the 1990s versions, these films hope to capture the same crossover, multigenerational, mixed-sex audience yet also seek to market Austen for a new mass cohort of teenaged girls. Updating the stars' images...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 226–249.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Nathan K. Hensley Abstract All aesthetic forms presuppose and in turn ratify a regime of perception by which subjects apprehend their world. This essay surveys key areas of the contemporary cultural field—prestige television, gallery art, mass-market best sellers, and the literary novel—to describe...
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 438–460.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of the genre's biographical pattern) culminates in a surreal encounter that Coetzee's readers have claimed limns a restorative justice or a utopic futurity. But these interpretations ignore the text's insistence on a silence that overwhelms language, the specter of mass death, and a summative...
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Novel (1 May 2001) 35 (1): 131–133.
Published: 01 May 2001
...JARED F. GREEN ALLISON PEASE, Modernism, Mass Culture, and the Aesthetics of Obscenity (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000), pp. 244, cloth, $54.95. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2001 2001 Modernism's Dirty Little Secret ALLISON PEASE, Modernism, Mass Culture, and the Aesthetics of...
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Novel (1 May 2017) 50 (1): 141–145.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Lucy Hartley Margolis Stacey , Fictions of Mass Democracy in Nineteenth-Century America ( Cambridge : Cambridge UP , 2015 ), pp. 207, cloth, $99.99 . Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 What are the forms that democracy can take beyond political institutions and social...
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Novel (1 August 2017) 50 (2): 303–306.
Published: 01 August 2017
... everything from fiction and poetry to documentary film and the writings of the Mass Observation movement. If high modernism was a turn inward, Davis suggests, late modernism was a turn outward—a “dialectical twist in the long trajectory of modernist aesthetics” toward the external world (4). Faced with...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 302–304.
Published: 01 August 2011
..., Modernism, and the Commodified Authen- tic (Oxford: Oxford UP, 2009), pp. 232, cloth, $45.00. Consuming Traditions takes as one of its key points of departure the debates in literary, social, and cultural studies over the status and effects of an increasingly mass-oriented commer- cial culture in the...