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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 480–482.
Published: 01 November 2011
...John Plotz BRANTLINGER PATRICK , Victorian Literature and Postcolonial Studies ( Edinburgh : Edinburgh UP , 2010 ), pp. 208 , cloth, $36.00 . © 2011 by Novel, Inc. 2011 Duke University Press Imperial Presence of Mind patrick brantlinger, Victorian...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 457–459.
Published: 01 November 2013
...G. Gabrielle Starr Kramnick Jonathan , Actions and Objects from Hobbes to Richardson . ( Stanford : Stanford UP , 2010 ), pp. 307 , paper, $24.95 . © 2013 by Novel, Inc. 2013 Duke University Press Matter, Mind, and Agency in the Long Eighteenth Century JONATHAN KRAMNICK...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 13–18.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Lisa Zunshine My essay emphasizes the social aspect of our engagement with fictional narratives by drawing on cognitive scientists' research into “theory of mind,” also known as “mind reading”: our evolved adaptation for explaining people's behavior in terms of their mental states, such as thoughts...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 474–477.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Deirdre David Ryan Vanessa L. , Thinking without Thinking in the Victorian Novel . ( Baltimore : Johns Hopkins UP , 2012 ), pp. 243 , cloth, $55.00 . © 2013 by Novel, Inc. 2013 Duke University Press Minds at Work VANESSA L. RYAN, Thinking...
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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 116–132.
Published: 01 May 2013
... suggested that novelistic form belied the unknowability of mental states. To Beckett, the novel's ability to know other minds was itself fictional; the representation of character minds, he contended, should be subjected to the same psychological laws as real people. Beckett's early writings, then, ask us...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 184–201.
Published: 01 August 2012
... consciousness, thereby offering a full, materialist account of the mind. This article argues that an emergent subgenre of contemporary fiction has both formally integrated and critically assessed these discourses of the mind. The “neuronovels” of Ian McEwan, David Lodge, and others have specifically addressed...
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 482–501.
Published: 01 November 2018
... subroutines as self-interested beings allows Proust to apply the principles of biological selection to these psychological entities, imagining the mind as an ecosystem in which great personal upheavals—for instance, Marcel's loss of Albertine—figure as extinction events that wipe out large populations of...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 355–359.
Published: 01 August 2009
... and individuation are analogous to the source of sovereignty itself, “man's mind alone.” When Verney later exclaims “Thou, England, wert the triumph of man!” what makes England and mankind look like synonyms is this model of sovereignty as isolation leading to extension, individuation become...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 294–319.
Published: 01 August 2010
... rapport between violence and heroism, youth culture and leadership, Harlem and urban life. Harlem and comics—in content as well as in their lurid and colorful vividness—seem to be intrinsically linked in Ellison's mind. This correspondence is explored through a reading of the Harlem riot episode in...
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Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 443–465.
Published: 01 November 2010
... medical establishment's interests in black minds and bodies. Focusing on Invisible Man and an early excised chapter titled “Out of the Hospital and under the Bar,” this essay proposes that Ellison rewrites the terms of psychiatric discourse, embracing a dialectical understanding of neurosis that figures...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 402–423.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Tyson Stolte This article reads Dickens's fascination with rotting bodily matter in Bleak House as a response to mid-Victorian psychological debates about the nature of mind and the possibility of immortality. Critics have tended to treat the novel's fixation on such matter as primarily a product...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 183–189.
Published: 01 August 2009
... attention to realism, which I read as complex. African novels' relation to realism is not simply naive, as Anthony Appiah or Pascale Cassanova would claim. With complexity in mind, I ask what happens when readers shift attention away from the question of resistance that has so defined the field, and ask...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 380–386.
Published: 01 November 2009
... Political Justice , seems to change Godwin's mind about the possibility of a clear-cut definition of action. Whereas the work of political philosophy allows the description of moral ideas leading to ethical action, the form of the novel as narrative, which requires examples of enacted decisions, stresses...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 467–473.
Published: 01 November 2009
... Domestication of the Savage Mind); the road through the forest as a symbol of writing and its power; and the solitary man, shut up in a closet, who attends to a disembodied voice but is distracted by noises from outside as a metonym for the experience of reading. While Achebe expresses a deep ambivalence about...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 65–71.
Published: 01 May 2010
... outmoded word of the rational mind. These texts are representative of an epistemic shift from reason to affect that is paralleled by a shift from word to image—understanding visuality as the dominant metonym of sensorial representation and cognition. © 2010 by Novel, Inc. 2010 Works Cited...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 538–545.
Published: 01 November 2009
... contest between literature and science, their fates bearing the mark of Middlemarch 's concern to maintain the specificity of the novelistic even in its proximity to the sociological. With this in mind, we will see how the realist novel's project of self-differentiation—its claims to offer forms of...
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Novel (1 August 2014) 47 (2): 196–209.
Published: 01 August 2014
... such, it was opposed to history, which only told events, as they happened, in their empirical succession. When Virginia Woolf contrasts the tyranny of the plot with the truth of the shower of atoms falling upon the minds at every moment of any ordinary day, she exactly overturns the opposition. Now the...
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Novel (1 August 2017) 50 (2): 255–277.
Published: 01 August 2017
... side of narrative events, and the exfoliations whose synthesis constitutes the effect of fictional consciousness produce, in this novel, a mind at odds with, or oddly aloof from, the events and relationships that are presumed to shape it. While James's contribution to the history of the novel has...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 379–380.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Cindy Weinstein JANE F. THRAILKILL, Affecting Fictions: Mind, Body, and Emotion in American Literary Realism (Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2007), pp. 320, cloth, $47.50. © 2010 by Novel, Inc. 2010 Works Cited Fleissner , Jennifer L. Women, Compulsion, Modernity: The Moment of...
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Novel (1 November 2012) 45 (3): 502–505.
Published: 01 November 2012
... strangers, particularly fictive ones, has an immense practical payoff in a situation where the fate of one’s wealth and even one’s life rests on the success of complete strangers on the other side of the globe. But this is only half the story. Taking what she calls “a ‘mind first’ approach to...