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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 268–291.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Stephen Ross This article contends that contemporary modernist studies' break with the previous model of High Modernism uncannily repeated modernism's own declared break with the nineteenth century. A key marker of this repetition is the flurry of publications addressing modernism's relationship...
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Novel (1 May 2017) 50 (1): 97–111.
Published: 01 May 2017
... with their luggage, order drinks, and lose and find various members of their party. In its attention to the bathetic quotidian, Party Going animates a range of late modernist anxieties about time, leisure, and subjective experience that manifest in the novel's fretful leveling of objects and...
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Novel (1 August 2015) 48 (2): 313–316.
Published: 01 August 2015
...—modernist writers. At the Violet Hour is that rare critical work that brings genuinely fresh insights to even the most well-known works and topics. The book examines violence between 1890 and 1940 across both time and conflicts, as a grim continuum that shifted both representation and language. Rather...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 306–309.
Published: 01 August 2013
... : Perigee , 1980 . 70 – 78 . Nietzsche Friedrich . The Gay Science . Ed. Williams Bernard . Trans. Nauckhoff Josefine . Cambridge : Cambridge UP , 2001 . Modernist Str(u/i)ctures of Feeling JONATHAN GREENBERG, Modernism, Satire, and the Novel (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2011...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 332–335.
Published: 01 August 2013
... 126 . 4 ( 2011 ): 900 – 911 . Modernist Literature and the New Celebrity Studies JONATHAN GOLDMAN, Modernism Is the Literature of Celebrity (Austin: U of Texas P, 2011), pp. 204, cloth, $55.00. Jonathan Goldman’s first book, Modernism Is the Literature of Celebrity, is a welcome addition...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 60–78.
Published: 01 May 2018
... wandering sensations, revealing in the process the centrality of disability to the antidevelopment plot as well as to modernist aesthetics more generally. Copyright © 2018 by Novel, Inc. 2018 Joseph Conrad James Joyce bildungsroman disability theory degeneration theory Nothing is more difficult than to...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 207–226.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Michael Davidson This essay investigates the idea of biofuturity within modernism, focusing specifically on the figure of male maternity in Djuna Barnes's Nightwood . Although the figure of the pregnant male occurs in ancient and classical literature, it surfaces significantly in modernist works...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 366–372.
Published: 01 November 2009
... Lukács's interconnected blind spots were modernist form and imperial history, this essay looks to some of the central concepts of The Theory of the Novel, The Historical Novel , and Studies in European Realism for a broader, twentieth-century, and global frame of reference. To that end, it builds on two...
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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 116–132.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Joshua Gang What would modernist fiction look like if it were mindless and had no access to mental states? While modernism is often understood as a psychological turn inward, this article shows how introspective psychology competed against other psychological discourses—and how writers such as...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 132–139.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Randall Stevenson Walter Benjamin's image of the backward-looking angel of history dates from 1944 but is also relevant to earlier parts of the twentieth century, especially after August 1914. Rebecca West's Return of the Soldier is paradigmatic in theme and form of a well-charted modernist...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 234–252.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Kate Marshall This essay makes the case for a reconsideration of Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy within the history of the modernist novel and its medial legacies by attending to the complex relationship enacted throughout the text between material forms and structures of interiority and...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 424–443.
Published: 01 November 2011
...George Micajah Phillips This essay challenges the critical commonplace that modernism's response to imperialism and metropolitan culture can be best explained in terms of irony alone by arguing that curiosity works as modernist irony's shadow dialectic. Writing during London's era of colonial...
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Novel (1 August 2015) 48 (2): 224–242.
Published: 01 August 2015
... mode of interlingual writing that suspends the typical transaction of translation permanently between languages. Hemingway accomplishes this by using Spanish as a laboratory for his overlooked experiments in modernist mistranslation, which I trace through his development of cubist techniques in the...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 124–131.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Bill Solomon This essay adopts Susan Stewart's notion of distressed genres as a way to interrogate the seemingly nostalgic strain of American modernist fiction produced in the early decades of the twentieth century. The first section reads Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio alongside Walter...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 94–110.
Published: 01 May 2012
... constitutes markers of a story that can be categorized as historical fiction, this essay reads Truong's treatment of these figures as the vehicle through which she problematizes the act of giving a particular experience or subject historical presence. The essay explores how Truong uses Stein's modernist...
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Novel (1 May 2017) 50 (1): 56–76.
Published: 01 May 2017
...John Plotz “Overtones and Empty Rooms” sets out to track Cather's idiosyncratic movement away from antecedents ranging from Norris's naturalism to James's novels of consciousness and toward a “moderate modernist” form of semidetachment. Her fiction between O Pioneers! (1913) and The Professor's...
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Novel (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 323–343.
Published: 01 November 2015
... return to modernism, then, than the development of a new form of realism, one produced through a dialectical overcoming of the particular understanding of history that undergirds one aspect of modernist aesthetic form. Copyright © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Amitav Ghosh Joseph Conrad realism...
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Novel (1 August 2015) 48 (2): 208–223.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Timothy Wientzen Exhibiting formal characteristics of works published decades later, Knut Hamsun's Hunger (1890) has long occupied a central position in genealogies of modernism. Its status in the modernist canon, however, has often come at the cost of disregarding the cultural and economic...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 10–25.
Published: 01 May 2016
... the city as a natural system contrasts with conventional dystopian visions of future cities as scenarios of exploitation, crisis, and disaster. Science-fiction novelist, Kim Stanley Robinson's 2312 uses high-modernist literary strategies to create a narrative of cities and planets as humanly...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 278–294.
Published: 01 August 2016
... stories set in the present rather than the past, the trimming of modernist, metaphorical, and metafictional language for a more stripped-down and less ostensibly self-conscious aesthetics, and/or the claiming of a new political urgency in both nonfiction and fictional writing alike. This impulse is...