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Novel (2000) 33 (2): 270–273.
Published: 01 August 2000
...SUZY ANGER LAURA OTIS, Membranes: Metaphors of Invasion in Nineteenth-Century Literature, Science, and Politics (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999), pp. 248, $45.00. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2000 2000 The Idea of a Germ LAURA OTIS, Membranes...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 474–481.
Published: 01 November 2009
... sheep are not fluffy baa-lambs but start out as membranous, slightly disgusting beings who must be coaxed to recognize and take hold of their own lives and bodily forms. As in the rabbinic commentary Foucault cites, this caretaking process sees to the supervision of eating and drinking...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 393–399.
Published: 01 November 2009
... the relationship between transcendence and technology as part of her underpinning of an interest in what she terms the “fluctuating membrane between fiction and the real world” (Samaras n.p This membrane is perhaps at its most permeable when one is unable to tell, with any certainty that reaches beyond...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 136–139.
Published: 01 May 2019
... and opacity of its membranes. At the same time, as Thompson notes, there was nothing superficial about these contingent differences, since they were thought quite sufficient to justify slavery and colonialism. As evidence for his claim that black skin resulted from its greater thickness, for example...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 494–498.
Published: 01 November 2021
..., in different ways, point to the circulation of information via networks like the internet and Minitel as the driving force for the breakdown of reality. If the “healthy membrane between real and invented worlds” (84) has broken down, it is because of the speed with which technologies like the Minitel...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 421–445.
Published: 01 November 2015
... that this chamber represents the eye; this hole, the pupil; this lens, the crystalline humor . . . this cloth, the interior membrane” (91). At this point, Descartes makes a radical break, prompting his reader to dispense with representations and go for the real thing: But you will be even more certain...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 May 2021
... in the middle sections of The Waves , during which the characters observe sounds being transformed rather than merely resisted or retained by architecture. In these sections, even the architecture itself begins to transform. She emphasizes doors as semipermeable membranes, which certain senses can penetrate...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 219–235.
Published: 01 August 2016
... the Savoy Theater; those moments, that is, when the opera touches its own membrane. The reality effect enacted by the Orientalists mentioned above takes the rhetorical form of praeteritio : “I don't really know anything about Japan, but—.” The Orientalist argument worlds itself by insisting...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 157–175.
Published: 01 August 2017
... that is explicitly inspired by Latour's “vocabulary” and his attempt to “describe a more distributive agency” (ix)—emphasizes the commonalities between novel and theoretical mode: Chewing gum, cigarette butts and bottle tops had been distributed randomly across the area and sunk into its outer membrane, become...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 88–105.
Published: 01 May 2011
... a violent contusion in his tibia, by which the exterior cutis was lacerated, so that there was a profuse sanguinary discharge; and the interior membranes were so divellicated that the os or bone very plainly appeared through the aperture of the vulnus or wound. Some febrile symptoms...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 261–283.
Published: 01 August 2019
... a mythic beast as much as a man: “His eyes were dark and bloodshot and mad above lower lids that hung down to show pink inner membrane. Held tight against the left side of his chest by a black-sleeved arm that ended in a yellowish claw was a brown-paper-wrapped parcel bound with thin rope—an ellipsoid...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2013
... the Crystal Palace (Wills 344). The fact that there is only one atmosphere—the membrane that encompasses Earth, philological reality. The German zoologist Ernst Haeckel coined the term ecology (drawn from Greek oixos [“house” or “dwelling literally, “knowledge of that in which we dwell...