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Novel (2002) 36 (1): 61–78.
Published: 01 May 2002
... Knowledge: The Victorians, Morality, and the March of Intellect . Durham: Duke UP, 2001 . Riley , Denise . “Am I That Name?”: Feminism and the Category of “Women” in History . Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1988 . Trollope , Frances . The Life and Adventures of Michael Armstrong...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 496–499.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Beth Connors-Manke SMITH CALEB , The Prison and the American Imagination ( New Haven : Yale UP , 2009 ), pp. 272 , cloth, $40.00 ; paperback, $25.00 . © 2011 by Novel, Inc. 2011 Duke University Press Social Death and Moral Enlightenment caleb smith...
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Novel (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...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 343–348.
Published: 01 August 2009
..., the moral and psychic disintegration of individualism, upon which the liberal political imagination is founded. Fanaticism appears as the dialectical product of objective historical processes of modernization, a more radical ideology of modernity, rather than some primitive, residual, or atavistic moral...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 140–147.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Charlotte Sussman This essay argues that the problem of witnessing in the Romantic-era novel is caught up with the problem of moral epistemology and that both are inflected by temporality. Focusing on Charles Maturin's 1820 gothic Melmoth the Wanderer , this essay argues that, like many...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 45–62.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Matthew Sussman For many readers, “stupidity” in Henry James signifies mental slowness, poor taste, or even moral delinquency. However, James also conceived of stupidity as a positive virtue because it promises to deliver the individual from the “ordeal of consciousness” associated...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 380–386.
Published: 01 November 2009
... of 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 (2009) 42 (2): 326–331.
Published: 01 August 2009
...”—the science of the excerpt is to find the right passage of text to produce a series of affects identical in nature, if abbreviated in time, to the series of affects the novel under consideration produces. Unlike the censorious critics interested only in the moral effects of fiction or the lazy critics...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 175–182.
Published: 01 August 2009
... are true because “certitude [i.e., true belief] is accompanied … by a specific feeling, proper to it, and discriminating it from other states, intellectual and moral.” By contrast, In “The Portrait of Mr. W. H.” (1889) and elsewhere, Wilde attempts to make all beliefs seem open to doubt and debate—even...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 217–235.
Published: 01 August 2017
... of Daniel Deronda and Theophrastus of Impressions of Theophrastus Such , this essay argues that Eliot's apparent scapegoats are not designed to affirm the moral vision of Eliot's narrators through negative exemplarity: rather, pharmakos and pharmakeus together generate a complex narrative rhetoric...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 426–435.
Published: 01 November 2017
... differences is central to the moral economy of mid-nineteenth-century realism. To live inside a liberal dispensation that takes its realist fictions seriously means recognizing the work that characters like Pip in Dickens's Great Expectations (and persons like ourselves) put into stories about our own...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 188–209.
Published: 01 August 2018
... bridge, we find an emphasis on the radical horizontalization of political subjectivity and power against perceived hierarchies of institutional control. The discourse of laissez-faire—and sometime democratic—horizontalization turns on affect as an organizing principle (i.e., morality, sentiment, emotion...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 425–441.
Published: 01 November 2019
...—Burney posits an ethics of the novel that treats matters of chance and modes of depleted agency as central aspects of the human condition rather than as markers of moral or aesthetic failure. Setting Burney's texts within ascendant modes of economy and finance in the eighteenth century, the article...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 93–115.
Published: 01 May 2013
... poetry and suggesting that even external indexes of social presentation come to be felt within the contours of bodily sensation, further expanding the scope and narrative pressure of hearsay. I conclude by outlining the wider interest of rumor as a category for thinking about the representation of moral...
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Novel (2003) 36 (2): 198–218.
Published: 01 August 2003
.... Norman Kemp Smith. New York: St. Martin’s, 1965 . Kant , Immanuel . Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals . Trans. James W. Ellington Indianapolis: Hackett, 1993 . Kant , Immanuel . The Metaphysics of Morals . Trans, and ed. Gregor, Mary. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1996...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 148–150.
Published: 01 May 2018
... suggests that the Victorian realist novel achieved something that other cultural forms have not: it figured out how to produce a feeling of shared moral intuition, a sense of ethical rightness that is not specific to its time or place and that in fact continues into our time, making Victorian fiction seem...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 138–140.
Published: 01 May 2009
..., $39.95. Anxiety about the impossibility of sympathetic identification—fear that one may not know, much less enter into, the mental state of our fellow beings—drove the Victorians to invent a particular form of moral perfectionism. This Victorian doctrine, which gave an evan- gelical inflection...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 245–252.
Published: 01 August 2009
... . The Novels and Novelists of the Eighteenth Century in Illustration of the Manners and Morals of the Age . New York: Appleton, 1871 . Graff , Gerald . Professing Literature: An Institutional History . Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1989 . Green , Thomas Hill . An Estimate of the Value...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 363–380.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Madame Bovary with outrages against public and religious morals and against common decency, Imperial Prosecutor Ernest Pinard exclaimed: “Lire tout le roman? C'est impossible” (read the whole novel? Impossible) ( Flaubert, Œuvres 461 ). 1 The admission is strikingly apt, and, in a sense, all I...
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Novel (2005) 38 (2-3): 165–192.
Published: 01 November 2005
... of Ambiguity and Emblem in Tom Jones.” ELH 35.2 ( 1968 ): 188 –217. Battestin , Martin C. Introduction. Joseph Andrews and Shamela. By Henry Fielding. Ed. Martin C. Battestin Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1961 . v –xl. Battestin , Martin C. The Moral Basis of Fielding’s Art: A Study...