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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 101–116.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Héctor Hoyos Abstract New materialist approaches to the novel call into question the hermeneutical value of suspicion and critique. Meanwhile, historical materialism tends to neglect aspects of form, focusing instead on social function. Drawing from Las comidas profundas (1997), by Cuban writer...
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Novel (1 May 2005) 39 (1): 135–137.
Published: 01 May 2005
...JONATHAN H. GROSSMAN DANIEL HACK, The Material Interests of the Victorian Novel (Charlottesville: U of Virginia P, 2005), pp. 240, cloth, $39.50. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2005 2005 Materialities of Writing DANIEL HACK, The Material Interests of the Victorian...
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Novel (1 November 2016) 49 (3): 504–518.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Christina Lupton This article asks what it means to consider a twenty-first-century novel as a machine able to talk about its own materiality. Is it a series of keystrokes or digital files or marks on a page? If, as Friedrich Kittler presumes, digital technology has boosted the autopoietic...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 186–207.
Published: 01 August 2011
... life of representing the material world and taking on a materiality of its own, as language marked by aspiration and potentiality. This “projective realism” is epitomized by Ahmed Ali's 1940 novel Twilight in Delhi. Twilight , by offering an interpretation of history as a performance, a series of...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 234–252.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Kate Marshall This essay makes the case for a reconsideration of Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy within the history of the modernist novel and its medial legacies by attending to the complex relationship enacted throughout the text between material forms and structures of interiority and...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 253–274.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Elizabeth Outka This article takes up Rita Felski's recent call to modernists to explore how Bruno Latour's latest work on actor-network theory might be adapted for literary studies. It examines two accounts of World War I soldiers who (allegedly) return from the dead in material form: Virginia...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 438–452.
Published: 01 November 2013
...John Lurz This essay reorients discussions of Daniel Deronda from its rather tortured generic classifications to a more focused awareness of the novel's particular material medium of transmission in the book. It contrasts the investment in generic forms evinced by Gwendolen and Daniel in the first...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 85–102.
Published: 01 May 2015
... conventions in Conrad's earlier novels (such as Lord Jim ) by constructing a narrative in which development has been relocated from the interesting individual to what the novel calls “material interests” and what Conrad elsewhere terms “political institutions.” Nostromo' s flattened characters, proliferation...
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Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 483–499.
Published: 01 November 2010
... the novel as a genre, but because it circulates as a highly institutionalized material artifact, which has thus far been presented and understood in questionable ways. Indeed, whether seen as a text or a book, or both, Diary obliges us to confront the central challenges facing literary criticism today...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 354–381.
Published: 01 November 2011
... with the material conditions that surrounded its publication in 1880, exposes a wider range of approaches to literary authorship and acceptable literary practice in nineteenth-century Quebec than literary historians have heretofore considered appropriate. The author shifts attention away from the...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 208–228.
Published: 01 August 2011
... entail. The text attempts to resolve this conflict by turning to magical realism as a formal device for obscuring the material effects of violence; in doing so, it reprises a liberal ethics in the way its representational form seeks to contain and moderate the politics of extremity. © 2011 by Novel...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 249–267.
Published: 01 August 2011
... but sustains and extends its reach from the freighted symbolism of the household to the natural materialism of the individual body. © 2011 by Novel, Inc. 2011 Duke University Press Works Cited “Acoustics.” Southern Literary Journal and Magazine of Arts 3 . 3 ( 1 Nov. 1836 ): 184...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 444–465.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Padraig Kirwan Much has been written about how contemporary Native American writers explore the intersection between cultural or social materialities on the one hand and aesthetic or imaginative autonomies on the other. In keeping with that discussion, this essay examines David Treuer's Little...
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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2013
... bounds of the real. Rather than simply arguing for the novel as a representation of the London climate, however, it argues for the novel as a model, materializing the urban climate in its formal atmosphere—those apparently trivial or insignificant details often held responsible only for creating the...
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Novel (1 November 2012) 45 (3): 368–388.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Michael Parrish Lee This essay argues that modern Anglo-American reading practices are structured by a system of value that defines the social against material appetite. This system of value is at root novelistic, based in an uneven narrative and characterological dichotomy between sexual desire...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 179–192.
Published: 01 August 2013
... and that provides the material basis for those instances of disorder that draw our attention by their intensity. In other words, Death Comes for the Archbishop is a novel of the history of what Fernand Braudel calls “the structures of everyday life.” But, in a contradictory fashion, Cather's novel...
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Novel (1 November 2012) 45 (3): 389–408.
Published: 01 November 2012
... and Heathcliff—in the novel means “reading” material, texture, the weight and heft of objects. Things, I argue, find animation through being touched, irradiated even, by death. © 2012 by Novel, Inc. 2012 Duke University Press Works Cited Ariès Philippe . The Hour of Our Death . Trans...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 226–249.
Published: 01 August 2018
... the material and formal processes that mediate our moment of fading geopolitical hegemony: the way of seeing proper to our drone era. The essay reads artworks about surveillance by multimedia artist Trevor Paglen; bestselling thrillers about drone war by Mike Maden and others; and technofetishistic...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 272–291.
Published: 01 August 2018
... privileged spatial agent within the diegesis; the central quality of these enclaves is that they are at once ordinary and extraordinary—set off from any shared social fabric and representative of general psychic and material qualities. Methodologically, the essay begins with critical description, following...
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 417–437.
Published: 01 November 2018
... emergent forms of life in spaces where ideological forces have ceded to material ones. The speculative mutations in these texts give body to various forms of emergent, unconceptualized, or fantastic subjectivities, homologous with but not reducible to the “real” mutations taking place in South African...