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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 101–116.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Héctor Hoyos Abstract New materialist approaches to the novel call into question the hermeneutical value of suspicion and critique. Meanwhile, historical materialism tends to neglect aspects of form, focusing instead on social function. Drawing from Las comidas profundas (1997), by Cuban writer...
Novel (2016) 49 (3): 504–518.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Christina Lupton This article asks what it means to consider a twenty-first-century novel as a machine able to talk about its own materiality. Is it a series of keystrokes or digital files or marks on a page? If, as Friedrich Kittler presumes, digital technology has boosted the autopoietic...
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...
Novel (2013) 46 (3): 438–452.
Published: 01 November 2013
..., allows us to return to Leavis’s famous treatment of Daniel Deronda with new eyes. Leavis’s dismembered copy would stand, from this perspective, as a material record of the “passionate argumentation” that he conducted with the novel, a perspicuous example of how the bookish body itself memorializes...
Novel (2018) 51 (2): 272–291.
Published: 01 August 2018
... as a privileged spatial agent within the diegesis; the central quality of these enclaves is that they are at once ordinary and extraordinary—set off from any shared social fabric and representative of general psychic and material qualities. Methodologically, the essay begins with critical description, following...
Novel (2012) 45 (2): 301–326.
Published: 01 August 2012
... the Kemalist state, Adıvar’s 1935 Sinekli bakkal (The Clown and His Daughter) is set in Istanbul during the late nineteenth- 28 See, for example, reviews by Richard Eder and Maureen Freely. 29 Republican material culture is also represented in Pamuk’s work, most prominently in New Life...
Novel (2011) 44 (3): 444–465.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Padraig Kirwan Much has been written about how contemporary Native American writers explore the intersection between cultural or social materialities on the one hand and aesthetic or imaginative autonomies on the other. In keeping with that discussion, this essay examines David Treuer's Little...
Novel (2016) 49 (2): 183–201.
Published: 01 August 2016
... and Other Information Systems ( 2008 ), for example, explains how the new technology of the electric telegraph, in altering the prevailing modes of disseminating information, stimulated novelists with “a new subject for fiction.” Pondering the formal implications of such shifting materiality, Menke asks...
Novel (2015) 48 (2): 243–260.
Published: 01 August 2015
... ) of modernity, in which progress, improvement, and even “civilization” are achieved not through cultural isolation but through literary and material exchanges with Europe that must be carefully managed through public discourse. 9 Al-Khūrī's newspaper, Ḥadīqat al-Akhbār ( Garden of News ), where Wayy...
Novel (2009) 42 (2): 304–310.
Published: 01 August 2009
... conclusively that women have entered a new relation to modern time and social space—materially, physiologically, and psychically. Its reform is in fact revolutionary. We can discern this material uprising, shortly to be put in motion by the fashion trade, in such paintings of sleeping women...
Novel (2010) 43 (1): 157–162.
Published: 01 May 2010
... capable of novelty, of imagining new forms of subjectivity, material relations, and social systems? © 2010 by Novel, Inc. 2010 Novel Futures Annette Van In buying futures, desire is key. In whose (or what’s) interests are these futures being sold, bought, and traded...
Novel (2013) 46 (1): 144–146.
Published: 01 May 2013
... at the intersection of a variety of contemporary approaches to literary criticism: the new materialism, thing theory, new media studies, affect theory, and so forth. Yet it belongs to a category quite unto itself. As the title of the book suggests, Goble’s keenest and most compelling interest...
Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 371–373.
Published: 01 November 2008
...- tions. Readers familiar with Altick, and more recently, Brenda Assael's The Circus and Victorian Society (2005) and other works (they are legion) on exhibitions, will not find that Koenigsberger has unearthed much new material. The research is solid, but not particu- larly groundbreaking...
Novel (2017) 50 (1): 123–127.
Published: 01 May 2017
... the putative barrier between action and environment, agency and materiality. One might say that site reading as a critical practice does for spaces what new materialism theory does for matter. It shows how a cellar can be an asylum, a road a vehicle for homosocial community, a dump a latter-day shell mound...
Novel (2015) 48 (1): 155–158.
Published: 01 May 2015
... brings to our attention a great deal of new material. The introduction situates the argument in terms of the Ruskinian antimodernist critique of Enlightenment liberalism, the repudiation of the realist novel as a vehicle for radical expression, and the embrace of the theater as a site for communal...
Novel (2022) 55 (1): 146–150.
Published: 01 May 2022
...), which she catalogs as if she were a collector of such methodologies: “book history and media study . . . , historical materialism, New Formalism, object-oriented ontology (or ‘new materialism’), traditional close-reading strategies, feminist critique, and networked or vaguely ‘distant’ reading practices...
Novel (2020) 53 (3): 452–471.
Published: 01 November 2020
...-waste.html >. Gaard Greta . “ Mindful New Materialisms: Buddhist Roots for Material Ecocriticism’s Flourishing .” Material Ecocriticism . Ed. Iovino Serenella and Oppermann Serpil . Bloomington : Indiana UP , 2014 . 291 – 300 . Ganguly Debjani . This Thing Called...
Novel (2021) 54 (2): 310–314.
Published: 01 August 2021
... of reference are broad, from a standpoint adjacent to book history and digital humanities; he acknowledges the hermeneutics of suspicion, the canon wars, the new materialism, and so on. Willing to try old as well as new tools and observe how they work, he never claims that any one approach can create order out...
Novel (2016) 49 (2): 403–407.
Published: 01 August 2016
... , but this choice is equally informed by recent theoretical developments, such as new materialism and affect theory. Overall, this first chapter deftly roots subjectivity back in intersubjective, social, and immanent relations congruent with a “modernist allegiance to a fully material account of psychic life” (25...
Novel (2004) 37 (1-2): 209–211.
Published: 01 August 2004
...: Studies in Psychoanalysis and the Sublime). The collection of these closely related pieces, along with the welcome new material, clarifies the contours of Hertz's subtle and compelling reading of Eliot. Hertz's short but meaty chapters range across all of Eliot's fiction (with some attention...