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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 84–106.
Published: 01 May 2019
... on migration including Jamaica Kincaid. Although Lucy Snowe is the first protagonist to suffer from emotional labor, analyzing Lucy's condition helps us notice that throughout Victorian fiction, a host of minor characters—companions, governesses, nurses—share some of these characteristic traits...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 385–392.
Published: 01 August 2016
... worse character to an entirely excellent one.’” Lampis, again a relatively minor figure in Longus's novel, Daphnis and Chloe , “is ‘forgiven’ for his actions, implying contrition,” and “at a subtler level still,” both Achilles Tatius and Longus “fill their romances with embedded narratives of mythical...
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Novel (1 November 2012) 45 (3): 433–454.
Published: 01 November 2012
... flat and round, major and minor, that usually frame discussions of character. © 2012 by Novel, Inc. 2012 Duke University Press Joyce’s Census: Character, Demography, and the Problem of Population in Ulysses SAM ALEXANDER “Are there ‘flat’ characters in Joyce? One might safely...
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Novel (1 November 2002) 35 (2-3): 231–257.
Published: 01 November 2002
... York: Oxford UP, 2002 . Okihiro , Gary Y. Margins and Mainstreams: Asians in American History and Culture . Seattle: U of Washington P, 1994 . Osajima , Keith . “Asian Americans as the Model Minority: An Analysis of the Popular Press Image in the 1960s and 1980s.” Contemporary...
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Novel (1 May 2007) 41 (1): 29–52.
Published: 01 May 2007
... unequal distribution of narrative attention that produce major and minor characters-gives characterization an important social dimension (44). The many minor characters produce the depth of the few. Both Forster and Woloch provide powerful descriptions of flatness and minority in Dickens's...
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Novel (1 November 2006) 39 (3): 443.
Published: 01 November 2006
...- riality. And we have Deidre Lynch's work on literary characters as a resource for readers to provide themselves with the personal means to manage a modernizing society, including that of deep interiority, along with Alex Woloch's account of how a novel's minor charac- ters produce the fictional...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 297–303.
Published: 01 August 2009
... envy, however, a different set of emotions and experiences comes into focus, revealing a world more relational, violent, and morally charged. Envy is most obviously associated with more minor and grotesque characters: Mrs. Clennam (who holds the secrets of the plot, based in her foundational...
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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 23–43.
Published: 01 May 2019
...-between space between the traditional binaries—majorness and minorness, flatness and roundness, structure and reference—that have tended to orient character studies. Persuasion' s Mr. Elliot provides another of many examples from Austen's novels of literary characters whose ambitious striving...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 363–382.
Published: 01 November 2014
... 1886 : 14 . Watt Ian . The Rise of the Novel . Berkeley : U of California P , 1959 . Woloch Alex . The One vs. the Many: Minor Characters and the Space of the Protagonist in the Novel . Princeton : Princeton UP , 2003 . When Experience Matters...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 214–233.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Michael Klotz This essay argues that the depiction of characters in Victorian realist fiction was shaped by an emerging cultural interest in the aggregation and analysis of statistical information about historical individuals and the subsequent production of the hypothetical persons of statistical...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 538–545.
Published: 01 November 2009
... unintroduced neighbour. Destiny stands by sarcastic with our dramatis personae folded in her hand. George Eliot, Middlemarch The nineteenth-century novel is nothing if not crowded. With scores of characters both major and minor jamming its pages...
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Novel (1 August 2017) 50 (2): 255–277.
Published: 01 August 2017
... vs. the Many , his seminal contribution to the theory of character in the nineteenth-century novel, Alex Woloch proposes a “typology of minorness” composed of “two pervasive extremes” of subordination: “the worker and the eccentric” ( 25 ). The former is “the flat character who is reduced to a single...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 63–84.
Published: 01 May 2015
... the same dynamic potential of network form to put in motion the mechanisms of social life. Taking a novel form traditionally organized around the story of a self, Dickens used serial publication to incorporate variety, change, and new combinations of radically heterogeneous characters into each new...
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Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 401–423.
Published: 01 November 2010
...: Cambridge UP, 1979 . ———. Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity . Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1989 . Woloch , Alex . The One vs. the Many: Minor Characters and the Space of the Protagonist in the Novel . Princeton: Princeton UP, 2003 . Yeazell , Ruth Bernard...
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Novel (1 August 2014) 47 (2): 224–241.
Published: 01 August 2014
... expansive social vision. I would counter, via Rancie`re’s account of the distribution of the sen- sible, that literature is defined by its very disruption of all epic hierarchies of major and minor characters and of foreground and background—a disruption that is implicitly egalitarian. 228...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 67–87.
Published: 01 May 2011
... had overlooked to condemn the law's insufficient protection of mistreated wives. Salem Chapel censures the Divorce Act by provocatively juxtaposing the sensational and realistic plots of two characters—an emotionally abused mother and a vocationally dissatisfied minister—and thereby opposes moral and...
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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 93–115.
Published: 01 May 2013
.... First, I examine the relationship between the movements of characters and their attendant social reputations, tracking the way in which hearsay and opinion intersect narrative spaces in the novel. I then move to the level of internal, bodily registration—to the physiology and sensation of rumor—and...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 403–421.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Ware 's ambiguities. Insofar as the accusation of cynicism implicitly calls into question motivations (those of both characters and novelists), the very structure of that accusation itself exhibits a kind of cynicism. Rather than a theme to be located or an attitude to be diagnosed, the appearance of...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 208–228.
Published: 01 August 2011
...—was fashioned as an implicit challenge to a tradition of moderate English liberalism that had failed to provide minorities with an adequate platform for redressing the systemic inequities caused by racial discrimination. The essay shows how The Satanic Verses is structured by an ambivalent and...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 387–392.
Published: 01 November 2009
... Freud states in Studies on Hysteria that “it is difficult to attribute too much sense” to what may seem minor details (such as tics), neurology tends to grant them no meaning whatsoever. Where does this leave a literary-critical hermeneutics that has tended to take the Freudian view here as its default...