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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 82–94.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Mario Ortiz-Robles Thomas Hardy's naturalism offers a view of human affairs based on probable outcomes that makes visible the biopolitical realignments of society at the end of the nineteenth century. In this essay, the figure of the animal in Far from the Madding Crowd (1874) acts as a test case...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 460–466.
Published: 01 November 2009
... life, with its affinity for protracted descriptive pauses, more distorting still. Natural history influenced these descriptive practices; this essay argues that nineteenth-century novelistic description borrowed both a structure and an ethical justification from the observational practices of natural...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 10–25.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Ursula K. Heise This essay examines the convergence of the science-fiction motif of terraforming with current discussions of the Anthropocene. In the process, it outlines a vision of the city, not as the antithesis to nature or a biological wasteland but as itself a form of nature. This vision of...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 95–114.
Published: 01 May 2016
... only relate to nature via an intervening screen of social representations; that is, through what Theodor W. Adorno called a “second nature.” In the Anthropocene, however, these layers become blurred, since nature itself becomes a medium for the inscription of texts that contain portentous clues...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 400–420.
Published: 01 November 2015
... supernatural agency over Crane's fictional terrain. Accounting for these in terms of fairly conventional modes of realism and naturalism, critics often presume that Crane's plotting works to literalize clichés of common speech and thus to reveal, in a manner of action, social significance latent in a manner of...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 229–248.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Teresa Michals Although Philippe Ariès and the historians who followed him have made us familiar with the “invention of childhood,” we may still think of adulthood as a natural category. But that is not the case. Rather, around the turn of the nineteenth century, adulthood becomes the object of the...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 249–267.
Published: 01 August 2011
... in Pierre , we find incest occupying an important threshold between significance and sound, between meaning and unmeaning. The first part of the essay reveals that Melville borrows from Poe a gothic “sound” that emphasizes the physical nature of language. The second part of the essay explores the...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2013
... argues that Dickens's novel serves to model the metropolis as a space of artificial nature, in which everything, including the weather, bears the traces of human influence. This provides a means to reevaluate the status of realism in an artificial climate, in which the laws of nature cease to delimit the...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 339–362.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Sarah Tindal Kareem This essay reimagines the relationship between Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe (1719) and David Hume's skeptical philosophy, a relationship previously defined by Ian Watt's suggestion in The Rise of the Novel (1957) that Hume's emphasis upon man's essentially social nature in A...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 197–216.
Published: 01 August 2017
... organization and regulation provided the presiding logic of Norris's polemics on education and American educational institutions, the influence of evolutionary biology on Norris's literary output would manifest itself in much more disturbing, contradictory ways. In his essay on literary naturalism, “The...
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Novel (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 (2019) 52 (1): 107–129.
Published: 01 May 2019
... preoccupations pertaining to peasants' status in their contemporary society. It makes a case for Hardy's lucid awareness of the continuing nature of primitive accumulation in England and demonstrates that the text aptly explores its effects on various rural social classes. To do so, the article closely examines...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 461–481.
Published: 01 November 2018
... settler colonialism. Approaching the novel from the perspective of settler colonialism offers new ways to consider classic theories of realism and, in particular, reframes Georg Lukács's concept of reification—and the critical distinction between realism and naturalism he derived from it—as an...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 16–36.
Published: 01 May 2020
... failed to communicate the nature of his invisibility to his reader, and that his act of writing has therefore disarmed him. The article shows that the narrator's emergence—an event that is necessitated by the narrative but which the narrative, by the very logic of that necessity, cannot itself contain...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 254–273.
Published: 01 August 2020
... marriage rituals, spurred by an unconsummated affair between Newland Archer and his wife's cousin Ellen Olenska, follows Goldman in positing an antagonism between the hierarchies of marriage and the equalizing nature of love. For Wharton, however, this antagonism will not be resolved with free love one day...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 132–148.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Horacio Legrás Following the lead of Jacques Rancière, I argue in this essay that democracy andthe institution of literature share structural features that are inescapably historical in nature. The essay maps the interaction between literature and democracy in the case of two prominent contemporary...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 149–166.
Published: 01 May 2014
... both to legitimize “the People” of democracy and to manage the inherent instability in that category, and dominant theoretical models for explaining literature's democratic potential have also relied on and naturalized those mechanisms. Yet Krik? Krak! indexes the many exclusions smuggled in through...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 97–111.
Published: 01 May 2017
... experiences using the repeated, vague signifier things . Later, in Nothing , a group of socialites—a young couple, their parents, who were former lovers, and the parents’ lovers—have conversations in restaurants and pubs. Nothing dramatizes the inane nature of polite conversation, in which “-thing” is used as...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 421–445.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., all art practice in Frankenstein becomes tied to death and remains—whether it is the anatomical drawing recoded as vanitas or the creature's literal tableaux vivants turned nature morte . In this way, Shelley's philosophical novel on the values of domestic work and affection gets expressed precisely...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 375–387.
Published: 01 November 2017
... transforming the genre of the novel, the nature of literary studies, and the makeup of the academy at least since the early 1970s. This essay argues that while as a Nobel Laureate, as a distinguished university professor, as an exemplary literary and cultural critic, and as a legendary editor at Random House...