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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 280–284.
Published: 01 August 2020
... sensation novels. A lifelong idealist invested in metaphysics, Mansel bewailed specific features of these “morbid” fictions: their melodramatic subject matter, their emphasis on plot over character, their responsiveness to market demand. But Morgan reads Mansel's review as a reaction against a much broader...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 402–423.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Tyson Stolte This article reads Dickens's fascination with rotting bodily matter in Bleak House as a response to mid-Victorian psychological debates about the nature of mind and the possibility of immortality. Critics have tended to treat the novel's fixation on such matter as primarily a product...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 457–459.
Published: 01 November 2013
... : U of Chicago P , 1998 . Matter, Mind, and Agency in the Long Eighteenth Century JONATHAN KRAMNICK, Actions and Objects from Hobbes to Richardson (Stanford: Stanford UP, 2010), pp. 307, paper, $24.95. How do we know that other people have minds? It is arguable that this is the...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 131–135.
Published: 01 May 2021
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Novel (2001) 35 (1): 134–135.
Published: 01 May 2001
...ROBYN R. WARHOL PHILLIP BARRISH, American Literary Realism, Critical Theory, and Intellectual Prestige, 1880–1995 (New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001), pp. 213 + x, $54.95. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2001 2001 Matters of Taste PHILLP...
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Novel (2005) 38 (2-3): 235–253.
Published: 01 November 2005
... , Alex . The One vs. the Many: Minor Characters and the Space of the Protagonist in the Novel . Princeton: Princeton UP, 2003 . "AGreat Talker upon Little Matters ": Trivializing the Everyday in Emma MARY HONG In Jorge Luis Borges's short story "Funes, His Memory," the...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 363–382.
Published: 01 November 2014
... 1886 : 14 . Watt Ian . The Rise of the Novel . Berkeley : U of California P , 1959 . Woloch Alex . The One vs. the Many: Minor Characters and the Space of the Protagonist in the Novel . Princeton : Princeton UP , 2003 . When Experience Matters...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 425–441.
Published: 01 November 2019
...—Burney posits an ethics of the novel that treats matters of chance and modes of depleted agency as central aspects of the human condition rather than as markers of moral or aesthetic failure. Setting Burney's texts within ascendant modes of economy and finance in the eighteenth century, the article...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 May 2019
... narratives of political reform. The novel “relocates” the conventions of these two genres, transplanting the formal, thematic, and rhetorical conventions of each genre to the plotlines and subject matter of the other. Such relocation undermines normative expectations about both genres and opens possibilities...
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Novel (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 (2014) 47 (1): 57–66.
Published: 01 May 2014
... , during the dark climax of that modernity, with democracy still very much alive; the 1936 Essence of the National Polity , a book-length propaganda essay produced by a committee of literary scholars and political hacks in the linguistic vacuum of fascist Japan; and Oe Kenzaburo's 1964 A Personal Matter...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 49–64.
Published: 01 May 2016
... metempsychosis that scholars have largely ignored: even though Lee's character undergoes radical change each time he enters a new body, aspects of original character always persist despite his new physical circumstances. Through these incongruities between Lee's spirit and matter, the novel explores the...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 97–111.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Naomi Milthorpe The tension between precisions and generalities that catches scholars seeking to define the character of literary modernism fruitfully animates the work of novelist Henry Green. Green takes as his subject matter the ordinary stuff of life—commonplace language, routine experiences...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 May 2017
...John Frow This is the introduction to a special issue of Novel , “The Prosaic Imaginary,” edited by John Frow and Vanessa Smith. The editors ask the question: what is the relationship between the novel's prosaic subject matter and novel reading as an everyday activity? Both parts of this question...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 492–496.
Published: 01 November 2012
...David Chioni Moore JAY PAUL , Global Matters: The Transnational Turn in Literary Studies ( Ithaca : Cornell UP , 2010 ), pp. 248 , cloth, $65.00 , paper, $19.95 . © 2012 by Novel, Inc. 2012 Duke University Press Full-Spectrum Global Literary Studies PAUL...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 311–315.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Scott J. Juengel Reviews ‘‘Much Study Is a Weariness of the Flesh’’ elizabeth r. napier, Falling into Matter: Problems of Embodiment in English Fiction from Defoe to Shelley (Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2012), pp. 304, cloth, $85.00. In the...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 513–516.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Renaissance (“When filth couldn’t be seen, it meant that a much more toxic pollution must be festering out of sight” [12]) to the moving of London’s cemeteries in the early eighteenth century as people became “aware of how uncomfortable it made them to look too closely at the moment when . . . matter...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 136–139.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Joseph Drury Helen Thompson , Fictional Matter: Empiricism, Corpuscles, and the Novel ( Philadelphia : U of Pennsylvania P , 2017 ), pp. 368 , cloth, $59.95 . Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 There is a famous scene in the Wachowskis' 1999 film, The Matrix...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 179–182.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Whitney Anne Trettien Underwood Ted , Why Literary Periods Mattered: Historical Contrast and the Prestige of English Studies ( Stanford : Stanford UP , 2013 ), pp. 216, paper, $24.95 . Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Literary studies is in an extraordinary...
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Novel (2004) 38 (1): 111–113.
Published: 01 May 2004
...LORI MERISH BILL BROWN, A Sense of Things: The Object Matter of American Literature (U of Chicago P, 2003), pp. 245, $32.00. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2004 2004 The Doubleness of Things BILLBROWN, A Sense of Things: The Object Matter of American...