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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
... mass audience outside the academy is 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...
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Novel (1 May 2017) 50 (1): 112–122.
Published: 01 May 2017
... neither clearly different nor impervious to each other's charms. It is tempting to think that the ineluctable consequence of this argument is that it has the liability of seeing Rich and Famous itself as a middlebrow text, not for its occulting of “machine-tooled uniformity behind the self-consciously...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): v–vi.
Published: 01 November 2011
... language and literature at Huntingdon 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...
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Novel (1 May 2004) 38 (1): 114–116.
Published: 01 May 2004
... "Cultural Contexts" is 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...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 123–125.
Published: 01 May 2015
... highlight, a significant peculiarity of Buell as a 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...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 492–495.
Published: 01 November 2011
...—contributed to the sales of 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...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 310–312.
Published: 01 August 2013
... stoop either to the 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...
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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 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
... novels and into the world. (For an introduction to 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...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 176–187.
Published: 01 August 2018
... it's not actually a space in which literary history is 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...
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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 150–155.
Published: 01 May 2019
... Quarterly 61 . 1 ( 2000 ): 131 – 56 . Kim Jodi . Ends of Empire: 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...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 388–396.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Future —only to settle for David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas , a sort of middlebrow parasite of science fiction. The pastiche of “literary” genres in Cloud Atlas lacks stylistic flair, while its simulation of a popular genre, in the “airport thriller” sequence, is perfunctory to the point of cynicism...
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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
..., 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 Unmanned...
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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
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Novel (1 August 2015) 48 (2): 167–189.
Published: 01 August 2015