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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 382–401.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Tom Perrin This article contributes to the formulation of an aesthetics of the so-called middlebrow novel during the early Cold War years, when the term middlebrow was in its widest circulation. It argues that in their work middlebrow authors frequently attempt to adapt the Enlightenment paradigm...
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Novel (1 November 2012) 45 (3): 466–469.
Published: 01 November 2012
... hardly a new develop- ment in and of itself,” Collins concedes early on, but then argues that to mistake the institu- tions and practices of the last decades as “merely further expansions of middlebrow culture is to fail to recognize how fundamentally cultural life in the United States has changed...
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Novel (1 May 2017) 50 (1): 112–122.
Published: 01 May 2017
..., admiring though not following the experimental prescriptions of high modernism ( xii ). Harker identifies in Isherwood a key figure for thinking through the status of the middlebrow. As an iconic representative of something “midway,” his presence flags that debate and others as well. It is appropriate that...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): v–vi.
Published: 01 November 2011
... College. He recently completed a dissertation titled “Across the Great Divide: Modernism and the Middlebrow: 1945–60.” tyson stolte is assistant professor of English at New Mexico State University and is currently com- pleting a book on Dickens, Victorian psychology, and the first-person novel...
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Novel (1 May 2004) 38 (1): 114–116.
Published: 01 May 2004
... the opportunity to re-discover the familiar in a new historical light. By offering a genealogy of cultural key words in the 1920s and 1930s-"hghbrow," "low brow," and "democratic"-Cuddy-Keane allows us to experience Woolf s posthumously published essay "Middlebrow" (1932) as a direct...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 123–125.
Published: 01 May 2015
... critic is that he has a taste for everything. Classic or contemporary, highbrow or middlebrow, formally experimental or straightforwardly realist, mainstream or marginal, Buell (in the spirit of Whitman) gives equal welcome to all, noting differences of category or provenance without discriminating the...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 492–495.
Published: 01 November 2011
... highbrow as well as “middlebrow” novels. Brier might have noted that this hegemonic promotion of novels was conjoined with the founding of American studies programs in the United States and abroad. American literature and American studies buttressed the claim that U.S. capital- ism’s “free world...
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Novel (1 May 2002) 36 (1): 133–137.
Published: 01 May 2002
... culture" (257). To make one's way as a "professional" in a world of men of letters, then, was certainly also to address and win over the literate middlebrow consumer of books. As Francesca Sawaya argues in her essay on the progressive social reformer Jane Addams, the "foundational concept...
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Novel (1 November 2006) 39 (3): 421–424.
Published: 01 November 2006
... the ar- chives of Victorian manufacturing, see Factory Production in Nineteenth-Century Britain, cd. Freedgood, Oxford UP, 2003). Why is it that when we read Victorian realist novels we pradce a kind of middlebrow reading, focused on metaphors that resolve into patterns that, in time become...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 140–143.
Published: 01 May 2015
... revisionist colonial, national, and aesthetic self-determination. An initial chapter, for instance, deals with Nancy Cunard's Negro and anthologies, both of white and of black writers, as sites of collaboration, where both sets of writers are joined by their railing against “middlebrow stupidity” (52) and...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 310–312.
Published: 01 August 2013
... tastes of the lowbrow or to the pecuniary profits that might flow from such taste, Davis has been chastised precisely for choosing financial success and publication in middlebrow magazines. Dowling firmly challenges this assessment of Davis’s career in several ways. He insists the decision to...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 176–187.
Published: 01 August 2018
... resonating. It's become much more of a middlebrow, commercial market—the print wing of the entertainment industry. This was definitely the case in the UK in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and I think it still is, in the UK at least. The legacy of literary modernism and maybe of literary history tout court...
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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 150–155.
Published: 01 May 2019
...: Asian American Critique and the Cold War . Minneapolis : U of Minnesota P , 2010 . Klein Christina . Cold War Orientalism: Asia in the Middlebrow Imagination, 1945–1961 . Berkeley : U of California P , 2003 . Lee Christopher . The Semblance of Identity: Aesthetic Mediation in...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 388–396.
Published: 01 November 2017
... redistribution by the forces of neoliberalism). Jameson invokes science fiction, the genre that has assigned itself the task of writing future history and the topic of his earlier Archaeologies of the Future —only to settle for David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas , a sort of middlebrow parasite of science fiction...
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Novel (1 May 2005) 39 (1): 5–24.
Published: 01 May 2005
..., he begins by asking Margaret whether she has read George Meredith's The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, in answer to which he receives merely a nod. Bast proceeds rapidly to lose ground with successive middlebrow allusions to R. L. Stevenson's Prince Otto and E. V.Lucas's Open Road-at the...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 226–249.
Published: 01 August 2018
... for a new era, but they triangulate themselves within well-established conventions in the literary middlebrow. Yet these conventions themselves point up many of the same cognitive and political tangles that artworks like Paglen's address in the key of enlightened critique. The cover of Dan Fesperman's...
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Novel (1 August 2015) 48 (2): 167–189.
Published: 01 August 2015
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 375–398.
Published: 01 November 2018
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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 64–83.
Published: 01 May 2019