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Novel (2000) 33 (2): 196–211.
Published: 01 August 2000
... ‘Sensational’ about the ‘Sensation Novel’?” Ed. Lyn Pycket. Wilkie Collins . New York: St. Martin’s, 1998 . 30 –57. Collins , Wilkie . The Moonstone . London: Chancellor, 1994 . Collins , Wilkie . No Name . New York: Oxford UP, 1993 . Collins , Wilkie . The Woman in White...
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Novel (2003) 36 (2): 219–243.
Published: 01 August 2003
..., 1966 . 970 –92. Wright, Richard. Rev. of Wars I Have Seen, by Gertrude Stein. PM: March 11, 1945. Naming What Is Inside: Gertrude Stein's use of Names in Three Lives JOHN CARLOS ROWE People if you like to believe it can be made by their names generally...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 250–271.
Published: 01 August 2018
... than merely reflect this state of affairs, Herrera offers a sense of how the contemporary novel departs from this perspective, by taking up a version of the problem that Cartagena's photography similarly attempts to resolve—namely, how to make visible the abstract in the concrete. Copyright © 2018 by...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 419–435.
Published: 01 November 2020
... Coetzee's writing: namely, its form and its interaction with allegory. Beginning with a reappraisal of a classic work of Coetzee studies, this essay then lays out a theory about the connection between reading and writing allegory within traditions of what constitutes a “novel.” In the second section...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 108–131.
Published: 01 May 2014
... totalitarian threat” for the twenty-first century, as evidenced by such proclamations as the 2006 Euston Manifesto (“For a Renewal of Progressive Politics”). This discourse employs different names—“Islamofascism,” “Islamic totalitarianism”—but each signifies a tentacular threat to liberal democracy across the...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 167–185.
Published: 01 May 2014
... colonial locations as they appear in the novel, I advance a claim concerning aesthetics and politics: namely, in the eighteenth century it is the demos—the collectivity and the geography of that collectivity, the defining of a people —that requires constituting by way of the genre of the novel as much as...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 231–238.
Published: 01 August 2009
... perhaps “the unknown world.” Yet if Édouard Glissant is right, this shortcut bred of convenience and contempt aptly names the world-historical significance of the leftovers called “world literature.” This essay reads Glissant's Poetics of Relation as a theory not of Caribbean literature but of world...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 239–244.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Scott Black This essay argues that modern, realist ways of reading fail to satisfy fully their own claims about the novel as a genre self-consciously located in history. Rather, novels cycle through the kinds of narrative named by Ian Watt and Northrop Frye and show how each is necessary to the...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 18–22.
Published: 01 May 2010
... with the attraction exerted by curiosities than with Freudian patterns of tension and release. The strongly plotted novel David Copperfield distinguishes itself from the kites it describes, though Mr. Dick's name pointedly invites a comparison to Dickens's own writing. Ultimately Mr. Dick presents a...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 311–317.
Published: 01 August 2009
... less tragic conception of the novel under the name of realism, this essay seeks to rethink his early debt to Hegel's account of the novel and the subsequent reworking of its terms within a Marxist framework—one that sees in Marx's Capital a refunctioning of Hegel's Spirit as the “real abstraction” of...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 257–275.
Published: 01 August 2012
... (real individuals), I claim that Ondaatje's The Collected Works of Billy the Kid and Anil's Ghost explore the breakdown of that sensibility through the creation of characters as legends. The circulation of these legends, namely Billy the Kid and Sailor, turns the historical novel toward a disruption of...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 65–81.
Published: 01 May 2016
... body is de-formed. Although mud stages a crisis for the English social body in a domestic framework, the essay concludes by looking at how the crisis that mud names is actually the occasion to reconstitute England in an imperial register. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Bleak...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 82–94.
Published: 01 May 2016
... for the idea that natural categories become the focus of a form of political rationalization based on chance. Wessex, the historical name Hardy gives to the fictional land on which most of his writing is set, can be understood from this perspective as a biopolitical construct upon which humans both...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 421–445.
Published: 01 November 2015
... make distinctions of taste in reading various environments and scenes. The essay interprets Victor Frankenstein's artistic and scientific endeavors as a form of history painting that cannot rid itself of the “debased” genre of still life, namely, rhyparography (the painting of waste and filth). Indeed...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 251–270.
Published: 01 August 2010
... ways of telling the same story, namely that of the marriage-plot. The article suggests that the novel's vampire plot is an expression of the dark underside of its romantic plot. Seeing Jonathan's erotically charged incarceration by Dracula, a wealthy and gallant social superior, as a way of imagining...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 93–115.
Published: 01 May 2013
... investigate its wide-ranging visual and aural manifestations. I emphasize here how bodily awareness provides rumor with a domain where it can forge the verifiability it constitutively lacks in the realm of social knowledge. Finally, I turn to attacks on character and name, invoking comparisons with Hardy's...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 499–501.
Published: 01 November 2015
... great diligence, Matters of Fact in Jane Austen offers us a detailed, informative study of the “historicist impulse behind” Austen's “choices of names and settings” (257) that enriches our understanding of the things that Jane Austen knew about, and it will serve as a useful resource for future work...
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Novel (2002) 35 (2-3): 313–315.
Published: 01 November 2002
... involved in naming, Duvall's leitmotif is his extended discussion of Morrison's own name. Born Chloe Ardelia Wofford, Morrison changed her name to Toni and later claimed that it was because her middle name was Anthony and "Chloe" was too, hard for her fellow college students to pronounce. (Morrison...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 504–510.
Published: 01 November 2009
... settled about Hyde. “I really can name nothing out of the way,” says Utterson’s kinsman Enfield (36), and Utterson himself remarks on Hyde’s lack of “nameable malformation.” Yet the trope of the unnameable or the unspeakable, so essential to the itinerary of gothic in Eve Sedgwick’s reading, is...
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Novel (2007) 40 (1-2): 18–51.
Published: 01 August 2007
.... London: Heinemann, 1967 Equiano , Olaudah . The Interesting Narrative and Other Writings . Ed. Vincent Carretta. Rev. ed. New York: Penguin, 2003 . Farred , Grant . What’s My Name? Black Vernacular Intellectuals . Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2003 . Fischer , Sibylle...