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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 449–466.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Ben Parker This essay reconsiders the connection between the narrative closure of the Sherlock Holmes stories and their ideological and scientific contexts. Previous studies have taken contemporary scientific discourse to provide Holmes with his famed method of solving crimes. I argue that said...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 140–143.
Published: 01 May 2012
... York : New York UP , 1997 . Dyer Richard . White . London : Routledge , 1997 . Metonymic Method nicholas daly, Sensation and Modernity in the 1860s (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2009), pp. 264, cloth, $88.00. In this absorbing book, Nicholas Daly...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 515–518.
Published: 01 November 2012
...: Politics, Form, and Method ADAM BRADLEY, Ralph Ellison in Progress: From Invisible Man to Three Days before the Shoot- ing . . . (New Haven: Yale UP, 2010), pp. 256, cloth, $27.50, paper, $20.00. “The end is in the beginning and lies far ahead”—an often-quoted line from the prologue of Ralph...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 257–275.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Aarthi Vadde This essay proposes that Michael Ondaatje's novels develop an archival method that adapts the historical novel to the globalized era. Where Georg Lukács argued that the classical historical novel awakened national sensibility through the creation of psychologically complex characters...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 321–328.
Published: 01 November 2017
... field; the second response promotes a sensitized understanding of critical subjectivity under duress, one in need of repair or mood enhancement. Michel Foucault's turn from the analysis of disciplinary power to practices of the self serves as the model for the first response, one that is modest, method...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 423–430.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Daniel Hack This essay argues that a combination of the frequently opposed methods of book history and reception studies, on the one hand, and those of formal analysis and close reading, on the other, is needed to illuminate the cultural work done by and with novels. Taking as my example...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 397–408.
Published: 01 November 2017
... not yet properly begun. The fundamentally dialectical project of critique—what Marx called the “ruthless criticism of everything existing” and what he practiced as its correlative utopian striving for what does not exist—has not yet taken foot in literary method. To explore what that project might look...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 26–48.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Antoine Traisnel This essay probes the complex entanglements of vision and capture in James Fenimore Cooper's The Prairie . It argues that the economic model and epistemic regime of “capture” that emerges at the turn of the nineteenth century hinges on a taxonomic power—broadly defined as a method...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 490–496.
Published: 01 November 2009
... with nineteenth-century arguments over whether the novel reader was (erotically) entranced or (intellectually) edified. My claim is that the reader of Eliot is always both, and that implicit in Eliot's method of narrating character is the idea that novel reading offers access to a form of insight through...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 67–89.
Published: 01 May 2014
... forms are taken up in the work of these writers is, in turn, more complex than simple appropriation and requires developing a method for reading that takes circulation into account. By way of example, the second part of the essay focuses on the comics of Magdy el Shafee (1961–), whose 2008 work Metro...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 47–66.
Published: 01 May 2011
...David Ben-Merre Charles Dickens's Bleak House depicts the changing epistemologies of the nineteenth century, celebrating the emergent figure of the detective and a verifiable inductive method as the dominant mode of knowledge production. At the climax of the novel, however, this epistemology...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 280–284.
Published: 01 August 2020
... in such explanations increasingly found that aestheticism's physiological mechanisms evaded rational modes of thought brought to bear upon them. Morgan's method in The Outward Mind is to take up a series of such paradoxes, oppositions between seemingly contradictory modes of thought: humanistic inquiry...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 343–357.
Published: 01 August 2016
... or even a type of literature. Given the range of examples under consideration here, the question arises as to whether realism strictly refers to a method of interpretation and not at all to any attribute of the object—a question that seems particularly paradoxical when we are grappling with a method...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 159–164.
Published: 01 August 2012
... while the constraining sense of history as “the sole arbiter of what is true” is dispensed with. Aarthi Vadde’s essay, “National Myth, Transnational Memory: Ondaatje’s Archi- val Method,” approaches some of the same questions through Michael Ondaatje’s engagement with the archive...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 132–135.
Published: 01 May 2018
..., by recent volumes on networks and participation from David Joselit and Claire Bishop. Meanwhile, amid this embarrassment of riches, amid all this activity and no doubt also due to it, recent theory appears all too often as a kind of Great Undoing of existing techniques and methods—what Silicon Valley...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 133–135.
Published: 01 May 2012
... this method as a “three-way convergence,” bringing together genre theory and narratology with sentence-level linguistic analysis (3). What could the theory of the novel show us, he asks, if it considered the prose medium of fiction up close rather than (as it sometimes does) from 30,000 feet...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 242–260.
Published: 01 August 2014
... and Philosophy . Trans. Rose Julie . Minneapolis : U of Minnesota P , 1999 . ———. “A Few Remarks on the Method of Jacques Rancière.” Parallax 15 . 3 ( 2009 ): 114 – 23 . ———. “From Politics to Aesthetics?” Paragraph 28 ( 2005 ): 13 – 25 . ———. La mésentente: Politique et...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 151–155.
Published: 01 May 2018
... chapters of the book tend to hedge their generalizing and generic bets with what seem like safer and more precise turns of empirical method. Such instincts for precision and modesty are to be commended in the spirit of good scholarship, even if they reinforce a critical language that is at times too shy...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 123–127.
Published: 01 May 2017
... individuals and social spaces and who often draw on literary examples for their conclusions. This merging of sociology and literary study motivates Alworth's “site reading” interpretive method, which blends ecocriticism and textual materialism. The result is as ingenious a study of postwar fiction as a set...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 116–132.
Published: 01 May 2013
... of its methods, nor is the scientific value of its data dependent upon the readiness with which they lend themselves to inter- pretation in terms of consciousness” (158). Like empiricist psychology and psy- choanalysis, this behaviorist critique of introspection and mental states was trans- lated...