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Novel (1 November 2012) 45 (3): 343–367.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Stacey Margolis This essay investigates an early instance of “network theory” in order to argue that such theories did not, as most scholars suggest, emerge exclusively in the digital age. Charles Brockden Brown's Arthur Mervyn (1799–1800) attempts to theorize the information networks of the early...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 63–84.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Anna Gibson This essay demonstrates how Charles Dickens used the form of serial fiction to experiment with a uniquely Victorian idea of life as a dynamic network of interactions. Reading Our Mutual Friend alongside nineteenth-century physiological and evolutionary writing, I show how Dickens shaped...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 517–523.
Published: 01 November 2009
... lie latent in the length itself of the triple-decker novel? A reading of Bleak House suggests that its expansive form specifically allowed Dickens to represent multiple social, economic, and institutional networks. Linking the many characters in Bleak House is a dense overlapping of networked...
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Novel (1 August 2017) 50 (2): 176–196.
Published: 01 August 2017
... essay thus, first, reconstructs how A Tale of Two Cities surprisingly constitutes its historical perspective around transformations wrought by the nineteenth-century networking revolution in public transport; second, explains how this historical perspective frames the opposing groups as locked in stasis...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 253–274.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Elizabeth Outka This article takes up Rita Felski's recent call to modernists to explore how Bruno Latour's latest work on actor-network theory might be adapted for literary studies. It examines two accounts of World War I soldiers who (allegedly) return from the dead in material form: Virginia...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 478–482.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Anna Gibson Grossman Jonathan H. , Charles Dickens's Networks: Public Transport and the Novel . ( Oxford : Oxford UP , 2012 ), pp. 256 , cloth, $39.95 . © 2013 by Novel, Inc. 2013 Duke University Press Passenger Networks JONATHAN H. GROSSMAN, Charles Dickens’s Networks: Public...
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Novel (1 November 2016) 49 (3): 486–503.
Published: 01 November 2016
... media culture where a network of people, things, and texts intermingle in commercial society. Working through the epistemology of possessive individualism, sentimental fiction tends to question whether individuals really own their feelings. The form of the novel mirrors this concern to challenge the...
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Novel (1 August 2017) 50 (2): 157–175.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Seb Franklin This essay takes the diagrammatic formulations of trauma and networks that are both presented and critiqued in Tom McCarthy's 2005 novel Remainder as the occasion to sketch some elements of a methodology for critical analysis in the age of computational thinking. By locating a...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 538–545.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Gage McWeeny The oblique interrelations of characters through complex social networks—the Empire of the Little which so much occupies mid-nineteenth-century realism—constituted for fiction a “new social continent,” as Fredric Jameson has suggested. But this continent has more than one discoverer...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 169–175.
Published: 01 May 2010
...William B. Warner It seems quite likely that the emergence of the public post in the late seventeenth century had as profound an effect upon the media culture of the eighteenth century as the emergence of the networked computer has had in our own day. The post is a public system, through which you...
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Novel (1 May 2014) 47 (1): 90–107.
Published: 01 May 2014
... the public sphere, which in the Turkish case has come to imply a realm that belongs to the state or its institutions ( kamu ), a strictly masculine space. Not being able to manifest herself within social structures, she fails to take part in the network of actual give-and-take that defines all...
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Novel (1 August 2015) 48 (2): 243–260.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Rebecca C. Johnson Taking as a case study the first known novel to be originally written in Arabic, Khalīl al-Khūrī’s Alas, I Am Not a Foreigner , this essay addresses the centrality of translation to the Arabic novel as it circulated in transnational Arabic print networks as part of both Arab...
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 399–416.
Published: 01 November 2018
... network through fictionalized scenes of reading. The novel assigns the English text a privileged position in fostering global connections and renders its cultural other unrepresentable in order to maintain a coherent representational system over a heterolingual world. Mitchell's imagination of a textually...
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 417–437.
Published: 01 November 2018
... fear,” and its development within networks of global capital, all indexes of the ultimate failure of the nation to move beyond its segregated past. In this essay, I will focus on representations of Johannesburg's mutancy, a concept that foregrounds its temporal movements rather than its spatial...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 132–135.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Alexander R. Galloway Jagoda Patrick , Network Aesthetics ( Chicago : U of Chicago P , 2016 ), pp. 304 , paper, $27.50 . Copyright © 2018 by Novel, Inc. 2018 Good debates are invigorating. That digital media studies has thus far provided too few real debates is at least a partial...
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Novel (1 May 2017) 50 (1): 141–145.
Published: 01 May 2017
... develop the most serious and groundbreaking theories of the democratic public sphere” (1). More specifically, the argument is that literature, “at a particular moment in American history,” offers theories of public opinion as networks, social networks forged in and out of doors through encounters between...
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Novel (1 May 2009) 42 (1): 161–162.
Published: 01 May 2009
... ambitious as its subtitle is provocative. In it Menke aims at the shifting modes of nineteenth-century liter- ary representation, which he observes in relation to emergent networks of communication in Britain, particularly the Penny Post, electrical telegraphs, and early wireless. Menke is at...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 149–152.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Tyler Curtain SCHANTZ NED , Gossip, Letters, Phones: The Scandal of Female Networks in Film and Literature ( Oxford : Oxford UP , 2008 ), pp. 200 , cloth, $65.00 . © 2011 by Novel, Inc. 2011 Duke University Press Toward a Cultural Critical Field Book ned schantz, Gossip, Letters...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 368–371.
Published: 01 August 2016
... of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries allows for a more expansive view of the kinds of sociality that accompany the relations of authors and their literary networks to personal and corporate patrons. These forms of sociality—including loyalty, friendship, generosity, social networks...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 409–425.
Published: 01 November 2017
... network, which promises the means for intensive data collection and responsive management, ever alive to changes in behavior among human and nonhuman actors alike. We may be tempted to associate smartness with technological sophistication and thus with some global southern cities rather than others...