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Novel (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...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 381–387.
Published: 01 November 2022
...—and that they exist in describable media, whether these be paper, film, or something less tangible. That is, the novel's ontology is one of form and medium. And although the novel is an intensely social object, to think of it as form and medium is to open up deep questions of what that ontological status is—questions...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 295–315.
Published: 01 August 2016
... as 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 (2010) 43 (1): 23–30.
Published: 01 May 2010
... 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...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 65–71.
Published: 01 May 2010
... 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 outmoded word...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 388–396.
Published: 01 November 2017
... as an 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...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 May 2018
... 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. Throughout Passing , Irene Redfield and Clare Kendry dramatize distinct forms of racial masking...
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Novel (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...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 504–518.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the “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 (2020) 53 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 May 2020
... forestalling any attempt to move beyond the paradigms of globalization. In both Doris Lessing's The Four-Gated City (1969) and Ben Lerner's 10:04 (2015), the relationship between parts and whole takes shape via the medium of affect, as the defining characteristic of the part becomes a desire for the whole...
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Novel (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 (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 (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...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 446–464.
Published: 01 November 2015
... to 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...
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Novel (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 (2013) 46 (1): 144–146.
Published: 01 May 2013
... they gratify and indulge their mediums and materialities of com- munication” (8). To a certain extent, of course, this is not news; much criticism has paid lip service to the fact that the technologies by which cultural products are communicated to us shape or at least presuppose the bodies...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 133–135.
Published: 01 May 2012
...: A Narratography of Victorian Fiction (Chicago: U of 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...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 517–520.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., which necessitates an apocalyptic, deus 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...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 234–252.
Published: 01 August 2013
... figurations of its physical medium, that there is already something metaphoric about novels that inheres in their otherwise mundane physical form. MARSHALL | DREISER’S STAMPING ROOM 239 The factory’s stamping room also highlights what is at stake in housing...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 325–329.
Published: 01 August 2014
... of lived experience. Esty’s ambitious argument is not just a critical genealogy of the anglophone bildungs- roman in the epoch of modernism and colonialist imperialism. Rather, Esty stakes a more general claim on the novel as a cultural medium. He is interested not simply in its charac- teristics...