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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 143–164.
Published: 01 August 2020
... dialectic between a narrative and a scenic impulse omits something crucial if we are to understand European realist narrative, especially in the second half of the nineteenth century. This article reassesses Jameson's dialectical view of realism in light of the speculative turn in the history...
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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 (2017) 50 (3): 426–435.
Published: 01 November 2017
... differences is central to the moral economy of mid-nineteenth-century realism. To live inside a liberal dispensation that takes its realist fictions seriously means recognizing the work that characters like Pip in Dickens's Great Expectations (and persons like ourselves) put into stories about our own...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 85–102.
Published: 01 May 2015
... reproduction, Nostromo calls on tropes of nineteenth-century realism only to insist upon their inadequacy. The novel's attention to institutions as material structures (and as actors in their own right) joined to sets of values, practices, and incentives (and thus as contexts for individual action) resonates...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 422–442.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Sonia A. Werner While it is common for scholars to concede that realism is nearly impossible to define, the story of realism's emergence as a specific literary movement in the nineteenth century is rarely disputed. Literary critics and historians alike frequently identify the emergence...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 May 2009
... ( 1984 ): 101 -15. Jackson , Rosemary . Fantasy: The Literature of Subversion . London: Methuen, 1981 . Kearns , Katherine . Nineteenth-Century Literary Realism: Through the Looking-Glass . Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1996 . Kelly , Dorothy . “The Ghost of Meaning: Language...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 316–342.
Published: 01 August 2016
..., this essay attempts to trace the lineage of disfavored realism back through the “realism wars” of the late nineteenth century in the United Kingdom and the mid-twentieth century in the United States. In both phases, literary authorities cast realism as a European aesthetic mortmain, somehow alien...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 255–277.
Published: 01 August 2017
... Characters and the Space of the Protagonist in the Novel . Princeton : Princeton UP , 2003 . novel theory nineteenth-century realism character-space recessive action In his 1908 Preface to The Portrait of a Lady , Henry James remembers his optimism, as he gazed out the window of his rented...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 502–524.
Published: 01 November 2018
...) Approximation, if anything, is an admission of defeat (when the very purpose of speech transcriptions is immediacy and exactitude), not to say a political affront to nineteenth-century realism, which ideologically sanctioned “faithful” representation of class, origin, or ethnicity but also, just as sinisterly...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 240–260.
Published: 01 August 2019
... of an “empathic realism,” which can be defined both against what Meghan Marie Hammond has recently called “empathic modernism” and in contradistinction to nineteenth-century “sympathetic realism.” Poised between pre- and postwar outlooks, his work provides valuable insights on the changing contours of empathetic...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 295–315.
Published: 01 August 2016
... as well as historical event. Photographic “realism” has been diversely conceived, defined, and redefined since the medium's “invention” in the early nineteenth century. Yet to the various existing definitions and conceptions of the term, I seek to add a temporal dimension by looking at how durational...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 165–192.
Published: 01 August 2020
... reassessment of the realist novel. Nineteenth-century literary realism results, Jameson claims, from the tension and oscillation between these poles. Although not atemporal, affect is characterized as the weaker temporal pole, and to explain how this kind of time operates, Jameson recruits the phenomenon...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2013
... Agathocleous Tanya . Urban Realism and the Cosmopolitan Imagination in the Nineteenth Century: Visible City, Invisible World . Cambridge : Cambridge UP , 2011 . Alley Richard B . The Two-Mile Time Machine: Ice Cores, Abrupt Climate Change, and Our Future . Princeton : Princeton UP , 2002...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 May 2010
... idea of the collection The Novel : “to make the literary field longer, larger, and deeper”—historically longer, geographically larger, and morphologically deeper than those few classics of nineteenth-century Western European “realism” that have dominated the recent theory of the novel (and my own work...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 366–372.
Published: 01 November 2009
... or Describe” and into his 1930s works on the historical novel and European realism. For Lukács, “the crisis of bourgeois realism” is rooted in the faltering of progressive thought, which fractures in the later nineteenth century so that the robust Marxist concept of combined and uneven development...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 183–201.
Published: 01 August 2016
... reformers ( 253 ). Like “the Real artist,” he concludes, “the Romantic artist must be true to nature,” but “he may be true in a different fashion” (255). Masson's taxonomic efforts notwithstanding, during much of the nineteenth century, “realism” was an ambiguous term that could imply either pejoration...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 156–158.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Jay Clayton NOVAK DANIEL A. , Realism, Photography, and Nineteenth-Century Fiction ( Cambridge : Cambridge UP , 2008 ), pp. 250 , cloth, $93.00 . © 2011 by Novel, Inc. 2011 Duke University Press Work Cited Smith Roberta . “The Pastime of Victorian Cutups.” New...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 494–498.
Published: 01 November 2021
... motives might not align in any way with Wampole's writers. Chapter 1, “Demography and Survival in Twenty-First-Century France,” works carefully through the nineteenth-century antecedents of contemporary degenerative realism, focusing on demography, which, as a social science, is animated by a certain...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 136–139.
Published: 01 May 2013
...John Marx AGATHOCLEOUS TANYA , Urban Realism and the Cosmopolitan Imagination in the Nineteenth Century: Visible City, Invisible World ( New York : Cambridge UP , 2011 ), pp. 266 , cloth, $93.00 . © 2013 by Novel, Inc. 2013 Duke University Press...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 150–155.
Published: 01 May 2017
... multiple efforts to craft aesthetic forms receptive to the dynamism of a fast globalizing world” (2). Noting Jameson's tendency to identify nineteenth-century realism with national boundedness, Goodlad sets out to “revise” Jameson “so as to recognize the globally inflected spatialities, textures...