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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 436–451.
Published: 01 November 2020
.... In fact, the dystopian elements identified lead on to a much deeper trait of the work. That is the reactionary tendency to portray the collective as a violent mob, which, as is demonstrated, has a long history and an increasingly prominent present. Copyright © 2020 by Novel, Inc. 2020 J. G...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 429–448.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Hugh McIntosh “Misreading and the Marketplace” explores how the culture of popular reading in nineteenth-century America played up a specific kind of critique: the refusal to share social anxieties at the heart of British novels. From excitement about the revolutionary mob that threatens Charles...
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Novel (2000) 33 (2): 274–275.
Published: 01 August 2000
...JEAN MARIE LUTES JAMIE BARLOWE, The Scarlet Mob of Scribblers: Rereading Hester Prynne (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2000), pp. 192, $39.95. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2000 2000 Reading Hawthorne in a Gender-Biased Academy JAMIE BARLOWE, The Scarlet Mob...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 11–13.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Jennifer L. Fleissner © 2011 by Novel, Inc. 2011 Duke University Press Works Cited Carey Benedict . “Brain Researchers Open Door to Editing Memory.” New York Times 5 Apr. 2009 : A1 . Freeman John . “Has the Novel Been Murdered by the Mob?” Guardian 5 July...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 24–42.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., among others, have turned away from the self in order to focus on humanity as a collectivity or species, but they acknowledge Foucault as the philosopher who first established the link between the fantasy of individual autonomy and the apotheosis of the mob or mass humanity...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 227–250.
Published: 01 August 2010
... The rise of Dickens is like the rising of a vast mob. This is not only because his tales are indeed as crowded and populous as towns: for truly it was not so much that Dick- ens appeared as that a hundred Dickens characters appeared. It is also because he was the sort of man who has...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., and his workers. 17 This plot's apocalyptic culmination occurs halfway through the novel—not at the end, as in a proper melodrama—and apocalypse dissolves into anticlimax when Margaret Hale defuses Thornton's confrontation with an angry mob. In this scene, Gaskell hollows out basic elements...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 140–147.
Published: 01 May 2010
... a central incident in the narrative reveals the danger of a witness being too much affected by what he has seen. A character recounts witnessing a mob killing while he himself is in hiding from the Inquisi- tion. Despite his own danger, he continues watching: Uttering shout for shout, and scream...
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Novel (2000) 33 (3): v.
Published: 01 November 2000
... Fellow at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research at Harvard University, 2001- 2002. JAME BARLOWE is the author of The Scarlet Mob of Scribblers: Rereading Hester Prynne and is currently at work on a book manuscript entitled, "Viewer, I Married Him. Cinematic Adaptations...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 176–183.
Published: 01 May 2010
... inseparable shew themselves together” (395). Thus prejudice amounts to a kind of mental mob scene of merely contingent associations and resulting cognitive disorder. If in this Lockean vein Mary Shelley means to dissect the modern notion of prejudice as bias against a type of person through...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 365–374.
Published: 01 November 2017
... and Fields turn to William Faulkner's novel Light in August (1932), which describes a lynch mob seeing “black blood” gushing out of the wounded body of a mulatto man who has just been castrated. Pointing out that “black blood” in this scene can exist only at the level of metaphor, Fields and Fields write...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 140–143.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., the shocking, sensational apparition of Anne Catherick is tied both to the nervous effects of sensation fiction itself as a form of industrialized cultural stimulus and to the onset of a decade of Reform, an era haunted by the prospect of mob rule if the franchise were extended to the masses. (Some...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 305–308.
Published: 01 August 2011
... of the lynch mob. As a result, they scrutinized mass cul- ture with a greater sense of urgency than their white counterparts. The problem, as they saw it, was not that mass culture threatened to erode public reason, but that it magnified the troubled status of black people in the public arena. Charles...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 166–170.
Published: 01 May 2016
..., but the book has much to offer cultural historians as well: details that accumulate steadily as we learn about how interwar publics understood the coercive power of a charismatic leader, the unpredictable behavior of mobs and crowds, and states like trance and hypnosis. Conrad and Lawrence, however, even...
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Novel (2001) 34 (3): 313–337.
Published: 01 November 2001
... his moustache with a certain grandeur of manner, and looked down at the snow-encrusted mob. From below, there was denoted a supreme complacence in him. It seemed that the sight operated inversely, and enabled him to more clearly regard his own environment, delightful relatively. (95...
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Novel (2004) 37 (1-2): 86–111.
Published: 01 August 2004
... belonged to the mob upon whom his eye is turned-the mob which can hold fast no conviction, which has neither faith nor patience, and JESSICA BRENT I VISUAL VIOLENCE My purpose in relating this encounter is not, however, to recapitulate Freud's interpretation...
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Novel (2002) 35 (2-3): 193–210.
Published: 01 November 2002
... desires for human integration, and just as he and Flora attempt intimacy, the "lynch mob" of hooded frat boys bursts into the room, having themselves been listening at the key hole, and the scene turns racially violent (88): You really didn't think we'd allow you tofuck where wefuck, did...
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Novel (2004) 37 (1-2): 24–44.
Published: 01 August 2004
... as in the so-called "church-and-king" mobs such as the one that destroyed Joseph Priestley's house and library in 1791. Such fear is evi- dent, too, in the literature of the period. In The Prelude, Book Seventh, Wordsworth is shaken from his passive musings on a London beggar by the thought of mass...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 23–30.
Published: 01 May 2010
... there is the same startling inspira- tion in his description of the gestures and phrases of ‘Boots,’ as in the speeches of Shakespeare’s mobs or numskulls, he scarcely ever passes from the humorous and external to the emotional and tragic, without becoming as transcendent in his unreality as he was a moment...
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Novel (2003) 36 (2): 198–218.
Published: 01 August 2003
... homosocial desire is perverted into a "murderous ressentiment" whose "virulent personalized eiement .. . is homophobia," see Segwick 102. 2i Another instance where anonymity-in this case the anonymity of a mob-cripples the execution of justice comes near the beginning of the fictional...