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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 320–341.
Published: 01 November 2008
... , Homi K. , ed. Nation and Narration . London: Routledge, 1990 . Bonn , Charles . “Littérature algérienne et conscience nationale: Après l’indépendance.” Notre Librairie 85 ( 1986 ): 29 –38. Boys-Stones , G.R. , ed. Metaphor, Allegory, and the Classical Tradition: Ancient...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 383–398.
Published: 01 November 2020
... as metaphor, reading as a case study Ian McEwan's The Children Act . McEwan's novel dramatizes a conflict between religion and the secular law, which is an example of the type of dispute that Jean-François Lyotard identifies in The Differend : a dispute that is unresolvable because the process for regulating...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 344–362.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Dean Franco This essay argues that metaphors are not objects that simply appear in literature but are phenomena, contingent on a reader's anticipation and affirmation. This dialectical relation, between the metaphors consciously and unconsciously patterned in texts and the receptivity of readers...
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Novel (2001) 34 (2): 216–231.
Published: 01 August 2001
... . Metaphoricity and the Romance of Property in The Old Manor House JACQUELINE M. LABBE Charlotte Smith's 1793 novel, The Old Manor House, has been discussed variously in light of its status as romance, anti-romance, and gothic; it has been recognized as her best novel...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 253–274.
Published: 01 August 2013
... existence. That these moments may be read as obvious signs of delusion or unresolved grief tells us little about the power such images had in the early twentieth century or about how metaphors at a particular historical moment might be read, shaped, disrupted, and made real. A Latourian approach, instead...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 268–277.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Lauren Byler Anthony Trollope's infamous obsession with composing novels in as efficient a manner as possible founders on the rhetorical excess of the metaphors he employs to signify utility: shoes and shoe making. Like the ornate metaphors for utility that illustrate and obstruct Trollope's theory...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 242–260.
Published: 01 August 2014
... ) that stages a different meaning of emancipation and equality. Allegory and metaphor enact the fragile power of a political dissensus as a fictional construction in the mode of an as if . © 2014 by Novel, Inc. 2014 Duke University Press Works Cited Benjamin Walter . Illuminations . Ed...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 61–94.
Published: 01 May 2022
... investment in allegory and metonym, pressed into the service of a totalizing metaphor for the wholesale corruption of a society that must be entirely dissolved. Drawing on the work of Anne‐Lise François, the article suggests that, more specifically, the history of decolonization and the literature...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 365–374.
Published: 01 November 2017
... novelists approach the category of race as a fiction rather than a lie, focusing on its distinctive conditions of credibility rather than its adequacy to reality. Purposefully conflating literal and figurative, material and metaphorical registers of racial reference, American fiction since the 1970s...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 369–385.
Published: 01 November 2019
... interrupt individual developmental trajectories but also challenge the progressive telos underpinning discourses of “imperial maturity” in their respective cities. Central to this challenge is the rickshaw itself, as both a symbol of uneven development and a vehicle that literally and metaphorically drags...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 424–443.
Published: 01 November 2011
... as something like amateur social scientists touring in the colonies—called not for further detachment but for new forms of productive reengagement, such as curiosity. Attentive to the settings and visual metaphors of space and structure that abet irony's role in these texts, this essay finds that curiosity's...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2013
... of the real. Thus Roland Barthes's formulation of the “reality effect” is revised in keeping with a metaphor first used in the nineteenth century to conceptualize the workings of Earth's atmosphere: the “greenhouse effect.” © 2013 by Novel, Inc. 2013 Duke University Press Works Cited...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 433–454.
Published: 01 November 2012
... who populate Ulysses as a whole. Drawing attention to Joyce's use of reproductive metaphors for character-creation, the author argues that this proliferation of fictional characters compensates for a very real sense of demographic deficit in the wake of the Irish Famine. By refusing to abide...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 73–92.
Published: 01 May 2013
... as patriotism and national character, translation of self, translatable heroines, and the heroine as translator, with reference to Pride and Prejudice , Emma , Northanger Abbey , Mansfield Park , and Persuasion . Through this multiple approach, Austen's fiction becomes visible as deeply involved in metaphorical...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 65–81.
Published: 01 May 2016
... that saturated the streets of Victorian London and as a metaphor for Chancery's waste and dysfunction. Dickens's novel turns to the figure of mud to dramatize how the very institutions that are meant to ground and give shape to English society turn out to be the very apparatuses by which this social body is de...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 278–294.
Published: 01 August 2016
... such as stories set in the present rather than the past, the trimming of modernist, metaphorical, and metafictional language for a more stripped-down and less ostensibly self-conscious aesthetics, and/or the claiming of a new political urgency in both nonfiction and fictional writing alike. This impulse...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 381–399.
Published: 01 November 2015
... the contrasting significance of the novel's nonpossessive, relational aesthetics. Through its literary innovations, particularly its recursive narrative structure and metaphors of connection, The God of Small Things reconfigures the legal and political logic authorizing female dispossession. If India's gendered...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 112–122.
Published: 01 May 2017
... styles and markets is subdued through melodrama's focus on affective rather than taste-making practices, appearing as a viable metaphor of the fate of book-objects in a zero-sum marketplace. This article focuses on Rich and Famous , which explores the question of affinity between women, lowbrow...
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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 (2001) 34 (3): 434–452.
Published: 01 November 2001
... as visual ones, for black writers drew "a correlation between the specific characteristics of the individuals depicted [in positive images] and the larger char- acter of the race" (143). But instead of exploring the complex dynamic between metaphorical and metonymic likenesses suggested...