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Novel (1 August 2007) 40 (1-2): 151–170.
Published: 01 August 2007
... British Empire . Princeton: Princeton UP, 1997 . Melancholy, Race, and Sovereign Exemption in Early American Fiction JONATHAN ELMER In his wide-ranging and moving study, Specters of the Atlanfic: Firznnce Capital, Slavery, adthe Philosoplzy of Histovy, Ian Baucom argues...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 355–359.
Published: 01 August 2009
.... Shelley's novel, much more forthrightly political than Cooper's, is not about sequence and unfolding but about withdrawal and implosion. By adopting a different approach to the problems of empire, race, and historical melancholy than Cooper does, Shelley is forced, as it were, into greater formal innovation...
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Novel (1 May 2007) 41 (1): 173–176.
Published: 01 May 2007
...STUART BURROWS MITCHELL BREITWEISER, National Melancholy: Mourning and Opportunity in Classic American Literature (Stanford UP, 2007), pp. 336, cloth, $60.00. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2007 2007 Looking Back hVTCHELL BREITWEISER, National Melancholy...
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Novel (1 May 2009) 42 (1): 131–133.
Published: 01 May 2009
... the chapter “Melancholy Magic” that he most convincingly demonstrates that masochistic fantasy enabled Stevenson to reveal, on colonial terrain, the ideological con­ tradictions at the heart of his own class identity. Kucich does a good job in showing how Stevenson’s frustrations in understanding...
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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 145–149.
Published: 01 May 2019
... canonical works—as in, “Wild is the literary resuscitation of Beloved's exorcised ghost” (37)—and between the canonical and noncanonical—as in the entirety of this chapter. Focusing on “anti-historical black fiction from the post–Civil Rights period,” Levy-Hussen uses a model of “melancholy,” developed...
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Novel (1 November 2006) 39 (3): 436–438.
Published: 01 November 2006
... dynamism and dissent that the bourgeois revolution sought to foreclose. In Horace Walpole's The Castle ofotranto, the gothic novel quite literally begns with an outlandish death in the place of a wedding, and ends with a marriage sufficient only to "indulge the melancholy" that had taken...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): v–vii.
Published: 01 August 2009
... Referent in Recent North American Fiction: Neoliberalism and Narratives of Extreme Oppression 349 jonathan elmer “Vaulted Over by the Present”: Melancholy and Sovereignty in...
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Novel (1 May 1999) 33 (1): 119–121.
Published: 01 May 1999
... euphoria of the July Monarchy observer, who had shuttled from streets to theaters to apartments, into the elegiac melancholy of an enclosed and isolated narrator, whose con- tact with the urban crowd never claimed to transcend his own omniscient subjectivity" (144). In "interiorization," public life...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 126–130.
Published: 01 May 2015
... just a play of homologies at work here, for a certain melancholy affect surrounds this denouement. We are, to be sure, promised a different pair of dialectical antitheses in modernism, but the loss of the mature novelistic narrative impulse is nevertheless presented as a genuine catastrophe, especially...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 339–362.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Robinson Crusoe.” Defoe's Footprints: Essays in Honour of Maximillian E. Novak . Ed. Maniquis Robert M. Fisher Carl . Toronto : U of Toronto P , 2009 . 32 – 54 . Livingston Donald W. Philosophical Melancholy and Delirium: Hume's Pathology of Philosophy . Chicago : U of Chicago...
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Novel (1 May 2009) 42 (1): 141–144.
Published: 01 May 2009
... heimweh, desiderium patriae, or homesickness. The neologism nostalgia became the preferred term in the eighteenth century for a pathological condition characterized by an excessive desire to return home. If untreated, it led to melancholy and death by suicide. The disease was associated with young...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 319–322.
Published: 01 August 2013
... persons but the whole teeming public sphere that the LI T VAK | A HOUSE IS NOT A HOME 321 novel had to displace to make room for bourgeois isolation—Kurnick brings out the aggres- sive protest lurking within Thackeray’s melancholy, the social anger...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 336–339.
Published: 01 August 2013
..., for example, both the rote action of Coketown’s engines, famously figured as “melancholy mad elephants,” and Stephen Blackpool’s excessively mechanical actions are psychically sig- nificant; both “convey a destructive and deeply emotional potential for revolt, on the part both of machinery and...
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Novel (1 August 2004) 37 (1-2): 212–215.
Published: 01 August 2004
..., to cite just one striking example, Marianne Dashwoods melancholy (which might have been included in the counter- examples listed above) stands revealed as a failure to practice the forms of modem nostal- gia that Austen's novels elsewhere teach. There are stunning discussions of the function...
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Novel (1 November 2007) 40 (3): 325–328.
Published: 01 November 2007
... heart of this melancholy is the inevitable disillusionment that follows upon the need for confirmation from an Other. A telling quotation comes from Joan Copjec: "If you are looking for confirmation of the truth of your being or the clarity of your vision, you are on your own; the gaze of the...
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Novel (1 May 2005) 39 (1): 123–125.
Published: 01 May 2005
... called, in the nineteenth century, "culture." This final chapter argues that Malthus takes us from the "dismal science to a dismal cul- ture," "in which the elements of the Malthusian condition-the melancholy of procreative desire, its quasi-sacred status, the suffering it exacts, and the self...
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Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 443–465.
Published: 01 November 2010
... and the Good Thing.” Hakutani and Butler 123 –37. Campbell , Brad . “The Making of ‘American’: Race and Nation in Neurasthenic Discourse.” History of Psychiatry 18 . 2 ( 2007 ): 157 –78. Cheng , Anne Anlin . The Melancholy of Race: Psychoanalysis, Assimilation, and Hidden Grief...
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Novel (1 November 2012) 45 (3): 327–342.
Published: 01 November 2012
... | FALL 2012 contract; the other is informed by the testamentary language of melancholy.6 The novel dramatizes Melville’s anxious fascination with the power of the imagination to construct both speculative and melancholic objects. The antagonism between the speculative and melancholic discourses...
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Novel (1 August 2007) 40 (1-2): 178–183.
Published: 01 August 2007
...- tions of Bertha's "blackened and "lurid" visage, Berman ties her characterization to the residual climatic logic of late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century medical diagnoses of melancholy-madness as "an inner alternation of smoke and fire." Bertha's face also con- jures visions of the...
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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 150–155.
Published: 01 May 2019
... Cited Berlant Lauren . Cruel Optimism . Durham : Duke UP , 2011 . Cheng Anne . The Melancholy of Race . Oxford : Oxford UP , 2000 . Chuh Kandice . Imagine Otherwise: On Asian Americanist Critique . Durham : Duke UP , 2003 . Jung Soya . Left or Right of the...