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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 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 that...
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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: Mourrzing and Opportunity in Classic...
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Novel (1 May 2009) 42 (1): 131–133.
Published: 01 May 2009
... Kucich’s argument. While Kucich reads Rudyard Kipling, Joseph Conrad, and Olive Schreiner—the usual colonial suspects, one might say—in fairly pre­ dictable ways (once he has established the direction of his argument about sadomasoch­ ism), it is in the chapter “Melancholy Magic” that he most...
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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 145–149.
Published: 01 May 2019
...-historical black fiction from the post–Civil Rights period,” Levy-Hussen uses a model of “melancholy,” developed through psychoanalytic and affect theory, to show that whereas masochism brings past trauma into view in historical novels, “depression” brings “contemporary grief into view” in nonhistorical...
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Novel (1 May 1999) 33 (1): 119–121.
Published: 01 May 1999
... 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 itself becomes ideologically enclosed, the apartment house redefined as a private...
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Novel (1 November 2006) 39 (3): 436–438.
Published: 01 November 2006
... 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 possession of those who remain. Such a...
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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 2015) 48 (1): 126–130.
Published: 01 May 2015
... having stressed that realist narratives are forced to draw on melodramatic resources in the end (witness The Mill on the Floss and Daniel Deronda ), he drowns the récit in a metaphorical flood. There seems, though, to be more than just a play of homologies at work here, for a certain melancholy affect...
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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
... 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 soldiers, often away from home for the first time, and...
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Novel (1 May 2005) 39 (1): 123–125.
Published: 01 May 2005
... 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-consciousness and guilt it compels-were the miseries and...
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Novel (1 November 2007) 40 (3): 325–328.
Published: 01 November 2007
...& dissatisfaction within relationships that should be empowering such as those be- tween parents and children, lovers, and feminists. In each case, she argues, the tendency to downplay difference in the interest of constructing a fantasy of unity gives rise to melan- choly. At the heart of this melancholy is...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 319–322.
Published: 01 August 2013
... 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 underlying psychic depression...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 336–339.
Published: 01 August 2013
... principal means by which authors from Charles Dickens to George Eliot imagine and represent both individual and collective feeling in the age of the machine. In Hard Times, for example, both the rote action of Coketown’s engines, famously figured as “melancholy mad elephants,” and Stephen Blackpool’s...
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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 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
... 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 that organize Ishmael’s narrative could be...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 197–205.
Published: 01 May 2010
... natural history, II: 460 McLuhan, Marshall, I: 190; III: 116 naturalism, II: 474; III: 23 melancholy, I: 355 neoliberalism, I: 349 Melville, Herman network, II: 517 Moby-Dick, III: 47 Newman, John Henry...
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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 150–155.
Published: 01 May 2019
... 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 Color Line? Asian Americans and the Racial Justice Movement . ChangeLab , 2012 . < https...