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Novel (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 (2023) 56 (2): 256–279.
Published: 01 August 2023
...Sean Silver Abstract This article positions the eighteenth‐century novel alongside contemporary developments in the modeling of complex systems, including Leonhard Euler's solution to the Königsberg bridge problem and William Hogarth's serial engravings. Unlike studies that apply network theory...
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Novel (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 (2019) 52 (3): 442–459.
Published: 01 November 2019
... ontology proper to be high-level theoretical work about what there is in the world. Taking Bruno Latour's actor-network theory (ANT) as a prime example in science and technology studies (STS), Lynch remarks that it might as well be called “ANO”—for actor-network ontology. “[C]learly,” writes Lynch...
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Novel (2022) 55 (2): 263–282.
Published: 01 August 2022
... dimensions of the idea of economic ecosystems may be usefully correlated to network theory as articulated by Caroline Levine and many others. In Forms , Levine promotes a modification of what Raymond Williams understood to be a modification of Marx's investment in “classic ‘epochal’ models of time” ( 62...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 63–84.
Published: 01 May 2015
... life. Aided by the serial novel form, I also contend, Dickens's novel imagines positive alternatives to the biologically overdetermined world of physiological science and evolutionary theory. In writing into being a city full of people, Dickens used the mechanisms of a network—a self-generating...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 157–175.
Published: 01 August 2017
... Information Theory to French Theory: Jakobson, Lévi-Strauss, and the Cybernetic Apparatus .” Critical Inquiry 38 ( 2011 ): 96 – 126 . Gray Frank . Pulse-Code Communication, US Patent US2632058 A, filed 13 Nov. 1947, published 17 March 1953 . Harman Graham . Prince of Networks...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 141–145.
Published: 01 May 2017
... 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 friends...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 123–127.
Published: 01 May 2017
... that is formed out of such interactions is interpreted through Bruno Latour's actor-network theory (ANT) as a set of dynamic “actants” that exercise “a kind of agency with and through their human and non-human constituents” (2). This view of the social is distinct from Fredric Jameson's symptomatic readings...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 131–135.
Published: 01 May 2021
... Bruno . Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to Actor Network Theory . New York : Oxford UP , 2005 . ...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 167–185.
Published: 01 May 2014
... 33 . 4 ( 2001 ): 709 – 28 . Lambert David . White Creole Culture, Politics, and Identity during the Age of Abolition . Cambridge : Cambridge UP , 2005 . Latour Bruno . Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to Actor-Network-Theory . Oxford : Oxford UP , 2007...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 517–523.
Published: 01 November 2009
... of the network in a way that paves the way for recent narratives about political, technological, economic, and social networks, including such films as Traffic, Syriana, and Babel. Network theory is emergent across disciplines now, and it seems to me important to recognize that the humani- ties has...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 44–63.
Published: 01 May 2019
... relationships” ( 140 ). 6 Perhaps the most sustained critique of commonsense notions of scale is mounted by Bruno Latour's actor-network theory (ANT), which invokes an argument against thinking about scale as something that can be straightforwardly defined and applied. You might think of this as an “antizoom...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 17–35.
Published: 01 May 2018
... as the basis for statistical subjectivity in the mid-Victorian era. Where critics might expect to find in Phineas Finn a political bildungsroman, we find instead a pattern of subjectivity that strikingly resembles Bruno Latour's actor-network theory, in which social actors are constituted...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 397–408.
Published: 01 November 2017
... alternatives. Additionally, and most vexingly, there is a marked tendency, precisely within those traditions that do value theory—and that caution against the new historicist/ Latourian Actor Network Theory replacement of capitalism with “power,” of exploitation with “discourse,” of causality...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 344–362.
Published: 01 November 2015
...-Network-Theory . Oxford : Oxford UP , 2005 . Leon-Portillo Miguel . The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico . Trans. Kemp Lysander . New York : Beacon , 2006 . Levinas Emmanuel . “ Peace and Proximity .” Emmanuel Levinas: Basic Philosophical Writings...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 406–424.
Published: 01 November 2019
... the desired cure to the system's literal ill, she quietly awakens awareness about the system itself. 18 Jagoda uses system and network fairly interchangeably, although by foregrounding his analysis in Bruno Latour's actor-network theory, Jagoda claims that networks map complexity rather than “seek...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 132–135.
Published: 01 May 2018
..., by recent volumes on networks and participation from David Joselit and Claire Bishop. Meanwhile, amid this embarrassment of riches, amid all this activity and no doubt also due to it, recent theory appears all too often as a kind of Great Undoing of existing techniques and methods—what Silicon Valley...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 76–95.
Published: 01 May 2020
... , 2013 . Latour Bruno . Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to Actor-Network-Theory . Oxford : Oxford UP , 2005 . Levine Caroline . Forms: Whole, Rhythm, Hierarchy, Network . Princeton : Princeton UP , 2015 . Massey Doreen . “ A Global Sense of Place .” Marxism...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 316–342.
Published: 01 August 2016
... to a better, vaster, plainer grip on the real: big data, network theory, book history, cognitive-psychological or neurohumanities approaches, surface reading, speculative realism/object orientation. 9 The disciplinary shift in English studies to more forensic, empirical, and data-driven modes...