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Novel (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 (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 (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...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 176–196.
Published: 01 August 2017
.... The 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 (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 (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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Published: 01 August 2023
Figure 3. Benedict Anderson's “simple novel-plot” as network diagram. Image by the author. More
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Novel (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...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 486–503.
Published: 01 November 2016
... in a 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...
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Novel (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 (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 (2014) 47 (1): 90–107.
Published: 01 May 2014
... in 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 exchanges...
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Novel (2022) 55 (2): 283–304.
Published: 01 August 2022
... public-private division with a marked preference for the richness and beauty of private life. This article argues that Woolf, no stranger to the civil service through her family and personal networks, had a more strained and ambivalent response to bureaucracy as an idea and government form. A close...
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Novel (2022) 55 (2): 263–282.
Published: 01 August 2022
... economic landscape allows her to explore sites of anti-capitalist resistance that are often dismissed by traditional Marxists (and postmodern liberals) still wedded to a rigid Hegelian dialectic. Anticipating the insights of analytical Marxists and network theorists as well as the historical trajectory...
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Novel (2022) 55 (2): 305–323.
Published: 01 August 2022
... and export of detritus: human waste, leftover food, and pointless activity. The even-keeled manor house, moreover, lays waste to an ever-expanding network of territory and labor to feed itself. Drawing attention to the novelist's engagement with contemporary Irish economic policy, this essay shows how...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 547–565.
Published: 01 November 2022
...—with an all‐too‐real network of violence hard‐wiring them imperceptibly to each other. Beyond the latent dialectic of these disjunct prose episodes, the novel critiques a world “formed” on quite different principles, whose geopolitical systems it confronts on fiction's own resistant verbal terms. To argue...
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Novel (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 (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 (2019) 52 (3): 442–459.
Published: 01 November 2019
...: Whole, Rhythm, Hierarchy, Network advocates considering forms in terms of their affordances, “the potential uses or actions latent in materials and designs” (6). This depends, however, on the reliable identification of forms in a particular text, activity, or material; and the critical response to John...