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Novel (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 400–420.
Published: 01 November 2015
... counterpose conventional modes of novelistic figuration against the historical and social developments of actual speech figures. Alongside brief discussions of The Red Badge of Courage (1895) and Crane's shorter fiction, this essay traces in detail the figurative process of The Monster (1898). Published just...
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Novel (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 421–445.
Published: 01 November 2015
... attempts to answer the seemingly mundane questions of why the monster talks about food at moments of high drama or why the novel is littered with so many “disembodied eyes,” to borrow Jay Clayton's phrase. In part, I argue the creature's development is a kind of art appreciation class where he learns to...
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Novel (1 August 2003) 36 (2): 145–175.
Published: 01 August 2003
.... Paula R. Feldman and Theresa M. Kelley Hanover: UP of New England, 1995 . 69 –87. Behrendt , Stephen C. , ed. Approaches to Teaching Frankenstein . New York: MLA, 1990 . Bohls , Elizabeth A. “Standards of Taste, Discourse of ‘Race,’ and the Aesthetic Education of a Monster...
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Novel (1 November 2000) 33 (3): 353–376.
Published: 01 November 2000
... Consent in Nineteenth-Century Britain . London: Cambridge UP, 1984 . Cottom , Daniel . “Frankenstein and the Monster of Representation.” Sub-Stance 28 ( 1981 ): 60 –71. Darnton , Robert . Mesmerism and the End of the Enlightenment in France . Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1968...
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Novel (1 August 2006) 39 (2): 179–203.
Published: 01 August 2006
... . Byerman , Keith . Seizing the Word: History, Art, and Self in the Work of W. E. B. Du Bois . Athens: U of Georgia P, 1994 . Cleman , John . “Blunders of Virtue: The Problem of Race in Stephen Crane’s ‘The Monster.’” American Literary Realism 34 ( 2002 ): 119 –34. Cooley , Charles...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 176–183.
Published: 01 May 2010
... monster’s confrontation with young William ­Frankenstein—the incident that provokes the monster’s first act of homicide—in Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus. This encounter takes place just after the monster has recovered from being shot by the father of a young girl he...
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Novel (1 August 2000) 33 (2): v.
Published: 01 August 2000
... Monsters of Affection: Dickens, Bronte, and Eliot on Fatherhood and Sciences of the Flesh: Representing Body and Subject in Psychoanalysis. KARI WEIL is author of Androgyny and the Denial of Diflerence and is currently working on a project entitled Meat, Motion, Mobility: The Horse in the...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 116–123.
Published: 01 May 2010
... technolo- gies: in this movie, he asserts, “my special effect was the world.” The claim here is twofold: first, the observation that Blade Runner’s defining effect was not a single thing—as in Alien’s extraordinary monster—but the entire world rendered by the movie; and, second, the Armstrong...
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Novel (1 November 2006) 39 (3): 432–435.
Published: 01 November 2006
... first two-thirds of this chapter offers a brilliant account of the peculiar supernaturalism of Shelley's novel-its coincidences and its elision of "labor and process" (190). Building on the work of Peter Brooks and others, Brown characterizes Frankenstein's monster as a being that "can...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): i–iii.
Published: 01 May 2010
... Upward Mobility and the Common Good (2007). dianne f. sadoff is professor of English at Rutgers University and author of Monsters of Affection: Dickens, Brontë, and Eliot on Fatherhood (1982), Sciences of the Flesh: Representing Body and Subject in Psy- choanalysis (1998), and Victorian Vogue...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 426–435.
Published: 01 November 2017
... (a big if : the realist novel has been consigned to the graveyard before, as excessively sensational, or as a “baggy monster,” or as an overlong and understimulating piece of elite art), then its enemy may be neither the text nor the tweet but the series, the season, or the full-blown parallel...
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Novel (1 November 2016) 49 (3): 550–554.
Published: 01 November 2016
... moral commentators detected of wonder to greed and lust, reprehensible appetites around strange phenomena. One of many case studies, Dennis Todd's relatively early Imagining Monsters: Miscreations of the Self in Eighteenth-Century England (1995) explores contemporary reactions to the surprising birth...
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Novel (1 August 2007) 40 (1-2): 184–186.
Published: 01 August 2007
.... As he acknowledges, ths master trope can become a monster, of sorts, devour- ing our critical practice. Sometimes this happens in this book-at other times, particularly discussing figures like Rawls, the term has more precise analytical power...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 339–362.
Published: 01 November 2014
... the island, Crusoe notes down matter-of-factly, ‘‘I am divided from mankind, a solitaire, one banish’d from human society’’ (Crusoe 54). Hume likewise bemoans that his philosophy has placed him in a state of ‘‘forelorn soli- tude’’ and imagines himself ‘‘some strange uncouth monster’’ (Treatise 264...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 313–316.
Published: 01 August 2011
... imagine the bastions of literary culture as little more than trumped-up Tatler or People magazines. And so, as Latham observes, the roman à clef “became a kind of monster locked in the novel’s basement” (34); even our adherence to the French term, he adds, “compounds this sense of obsolescence, as...
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Novel (1 August 2004) 37 (1-2): 201–204.
Published: 01 August 2004
...," "false starts," "lost possibilities," "recessive," and "odd." They include not only Babbage's proposed Analytical Engine, but also the cyborg nature of Frankenstein's monster, the remarkable environmental consciousness that informed the construction of the Crystal Palace, and the surprising fact...
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Novel (1 August 2015) 48 (2): 208–223.
Published: 01 August 2015
... novel, the narrator looks out at the ships anchored in the bay and worries about “[t]he dark monsters” that “would suck me up when night came on” (58). These “dark monsters” ( Uhyrer ) materialize at various moments throughout the narrative as a reminder of the narrator's precarious economic position...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 154–157.
Published: 01 May 2016
... nation-states in which brutalities of the colonial era seem to eerily return” (104). These cultural texts differ, Davis argues, from colonial gothic novels, because they represent “the perspective of the abject, the monster, the unheimlich of a new global economic and cultural order” (104). Writers...
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Novel (1 November 2006) 39 (3): 439–442.
Published: 01 November 2006
... monster and Victor Frankenstein's lament that he "had begun life with benevolent intentions" yet "had armmit- ted deeds of mischief beyond description horrible" (97). O'Rourke produces a convincing LINDA ANDEXSON I TELLING ALL reading of Frankenstein as...
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Novel (1 November 2004) 37 (3): 277–302.
Published: 01 November 2004