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Novel (1 November 2001) 34 (3): 411–433.
Published: 01 November 2001
... . Seltzer , Mark . Henry James & The Art of Power . Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1984 . Tanner , Tony . Henry James and the Art of Nonfiction . Athens: U of Georgia P, 1995 . "Out of the Medium in Which Books Breathe": The Contours of Formalism and The...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 295–315.
Published: 01 August 2016
... well as historical event. Photographic “realism” has been diversely conceived, defined, and redefined since the medium's “invention” in the early nineteenth century. Yet to the various existing definitions and conceptions of the term, I seek to add a temporal dimension by looking at how durational...
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Novel (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 446–464.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Arendt's attempt to complete Immanuel Kant's unrealized project of deriving a concept of political judgment from the field of aesthetics, the thesis of this essay is that the contradictions and paradoxes of such an attempt can help establish a heuristic for studying literature as a political medium by...
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Novel (1 August 2015) 48 (2): 261–279.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Michael Lucey This article is in part an attempt to demonstrate Proust's interest in the sociological functioning of talk, where talk is viewed not solely as a medium for communication but also as one in which social work of various kinds is accomplished via nonsemantic features of language. The...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 183–201.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Lauren M. E. Goodlad Recent critical thought has begun to recognize realist fiction as a transnational medium that responds to capitalist permutations across time and space and, in doing so, is shot through with aesthetic possibility. The essays in this special issue reject the reflex to prejudge...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 278–294.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Ulka Anjaria This essay describes a trend in contemporary Third World writing characterized by a “realist impulse.” The realist impulse is a transition in representational mode, style, and/or medium that entails a new textual engagement with the contemporary world, evident in gestures such as...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 95–114.
Published: 01 May 2016
... only relate to nature via an intervening screen of social representations; that is, through what Theodor W. Adorno called a “second nature.” In the Anthropocene, however, these layers become blurred, since nature itself becomes a medium for the inscription of texts that contain portentous clues...
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Novel (1 November 2016) 49 (3): 504–518.
Published: 01 November 2016
... “future anterior” of the page, it argues for the view of the book that opens up once a technology is no longer in use as a primary medium. By this logic, if novels like Remainder and The Accidental perform the space of new media, it is not because they describe or actively cede a role to electronic text...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 388–396.
Published: 01 November 2017
... anthropomorphic project, the medium of human progress, with the erosion of the social-democratic nation state as basis for an alternative politics to neoliberal capitalism in the shadow of global environmental catastrophe. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 bildungsroman historical novel Georg...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 23–30.
Published: 01 May 2010
... productions of art photographers such as Oscar Rejlander and Henry Peach Robinson, who transposed bodies and even body parts into different scenes and visual narratives. Ironically, then, the very qualities that seemed to disqualify photography as an artistic medium (fragmentation and abstraction) turn out to...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 65–71.
Published: 01 May 2010
... self and world suggests that the visual is a somatic epistemological mode in which the entire body is engaged as an interpreter of its surroundings and a producer of social meaning. In this sense, visuality is the metonymic sensorial medium of the thinking body and the feeling brain as against the...
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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 2018) 51 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 May 2018
... tendency to equate passing with self-denial, converting small talk to an equivocal medium for passing that, paradoxically, makes audible a protest against racial segregation and social regulation. Copyright © 2018 by Novel, Inc. 2018 Nella Larsen Harlem Renaissance passing sociolinguistics...
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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 144–146.
Published: 01 May 2013
... say, in the fact that media form and inform our aesthetic experiences in ways not precisely captured by the recourse either to form or to content. Goble calls Beautiful Circuits “an attempt to take modernist aesthetics seriously for all the ways in which they gratify and indulge their mediums...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 133–135.
Published: 01 May 2012
... Chicago P, 2009), pp. 268, cloth, $45.00. Garrett Stewart carries out a significant methodological experiment in this book, one that posits a defining connection between the linguistic medium of the novel and its historical and cultural force. He charts this method as a “three-way convergence...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 517–520.
Published: 01 November 2011
... ex machina conclusion. Using the same raw materials as the Coens, Cerasulo tells a more optimistic story in which preten- tious American modernists, forced to negotiate a relatively happy medium between elite literary form and the new, larger audience of filmgoers, learn to become more modest...
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Novel (1 May 2009) 42 (1): 161–162.
Published: 01 May 2009
... they appear at different ends 162 novel | spring 2009 of the book, both chapters locate literary representation in the contexts of imagined media. Jane Eyre imagines electrical telegraphy before the medium was particularly widespread or familiar, while “Wireless” imagines point-to...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 469–471.
Published: 01 November 2014
... central thesis that both fiction making and meteorological science were ‘‘in the air’’ through the post-Restoration period and beyond and created their overlapping thought- worlds through the shared medium of print. Paradise Lost is one lustrous example she cites, whose ‘‘discover[y] by way of...
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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 170–174.
Published: 01 May 2019
... likewise condemned to an “impersonal ephemerality” (1). This, then, is the bait and switch of Lurz's invocation of “the death of the book” in his title: one might pick up the volume smugly expecting a familiar rehearsal of an outdated medium's march into obsolescence, but one finds instead that said medium...
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Novel (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 502–504.
Published: 01 November 2015
... modesty of Victorian representational standards that restrained the British novel during that era with the later Hollywood Production Code system, which attempted to rein in the new medium of film. She puts these two forms of censorship together in order to claim, as the title of her book suggests, that...