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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 (2022) 55 (3): 444–462.
Published: 01 November 2022
... necessarily ground a novel's representations of single beings? 1 Catherine Gallagher has offered a compelling answer to these questions. As one of this essay's broader aims is to explore the boundaries between narrative theory and novel theory, I'd like to take her argument as a point of departure. Citing...
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Novel (2023) 56 (1): 39–61.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Chloë Kitzinger Abstract This article argues that the early twentieth-century Dostoevsky criticism of Russian Symbolist thinkers, roughly contemporaneous with Henry James's New York Edition prefaces, laid the foundation for an alternative line of novel theory, engaged not with the novel's claim...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 297–301.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Ivan Kreilkamp JACKSON TONY E. , The Technology of the Novel: Writing and Narrative in British Fiction ( Baltimore : Johns Hopkins UP , 2009 ), pp. 234 , cloth, $55.00 . © 2011 by Novel, Inc. 2011 Duke University Press Novel Theory for Homo Sapiens...
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Novel (2023) 56 (3): 337–366.
Published: 01 November 2023
... language (loss of inflections, prominence of syntax), the claim for the novel form to reflect social changes by accessing voices that have previously fallen on a tin ear (modernist theory of the novel), and the potentially telling fact of the simplification and contraction of novelistic prose throughout...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 190–195.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Jonathan Arac Georg Lukács's Theory of the Novel locates the novel at a particular juncture within the history of Western spirit but not in relation to any specific social, political, or economic history. Mikhail Bakhtin, influenced by Lukács and also by Friedrich Schlegel's theorization...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 311–317.
Published: 01 August 2009
...David Cunningham For Georg Lukács in his Theory of the Novel , if the abstraction inherent in the act of theorization itself is demanded in some way by the novel form, it is because in “the created reality” of the latter “totality can be systematized only in abstract terms.” Yet equally the novel...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 362–373.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Vaughn Rasberry Abstract Reading British writer Francis Spufford's 2008 novel Red Plenty , a fictionalized account of life in the Soviet Union during the early Khrushchev years, this essay defends a bare theory of race against what it calls a novelistic theory of race. Whereas the latter—powerfully...
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Novel (2005) 38 (2-3): 129–146.
Published: 01 November 2005
...THOMAS DIPIERO Copyright © Novel Corp. 2005 2005 Works Cited Adam , Antoine . Histoire de la littérature française au XVIIè siècle . 5 vols . Paris: Domat, 1948 . Bannister , Mark . Privileged Mortals: The French Heroic Novel, 1630–1660 . Oxford: Oxford UP, 1983...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 187–195.
Published: 01 August 2014
... of Literature ), his work on pedagogy and aesthetics, and the literature of novel theory in the twentieth century, including the work of Georg Lukács and Mikhail Bakhtin. Rancière's insistence upon the “democratic” quality of the novel form presents a quandary for many readers, due to his reluctance to speak...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 95–114.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Tobias Boes Literary theory for the past century has been dominated by the assumption that the novel is a genre that responds to the feeling of “transcendental homelessness” that is both described and partially caused by transcendental philosophy. Central to this assumption is the idea that we can...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 531–537.
Published: 01 November 2009
... that sets it apart from a premodern praxis of transmission—a historical juncture that has been occluded by novel theory. The novel was not always transnational, but its emergence as a modern genre depended on it. © 2009 by Novel, Inc. 2009 Works Cited Anderson , Benedict . Imagined...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 326–331.
Published: 01 August 2009
..., in miniature, the affective processes involved in the work as a whole. It is intended as a microcosm of the temporal workings of long narrative. Rather than offering the “see, it works this way” epistemology of close reading, it functions in Victorian reviewing and novel theory as “see, it feels this way...
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Novel (2023) 56 (3): 367–388.
Published: 01 November 2023
..., embodies a type that the most influential current of novel theory has made difficult to credit, perhaps even to recognize: the reverse quixote , a character who ostentatiously resists conflating literature and life or viewing the world and experience through the lens of literature—but who would benefit...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 441–451.
Published: 01 November 2017
... the history of feminist literary theory (born with modern sexuality) and its powerful, form-giving attention to the novel. If the novel acquires interest and thus new forms only in the process of reading—in a public rather than a private scene—feminist theory is uniquely prepared to reanimate novels...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 366–372.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Jed Esty Lukácsian narrative theory remains influential in literary studies despite the fact that many of its principles and conclusions seem specific to novel production within the industrializing heartland of the nineteenth-century European nation-state. Starting with the premise that two...
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Novel (2023) 56 (2): 163–185.
Published: 01 August 2023
... state. Novel theory can retain its foundational understanding of the modern novel's origins in liberal modernity, and its presiding interest in the autonomous individual as a rational, emotional, and changing being, while also recognizing that neither these origins, nor the continued dominance...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 255–277.
Published: 01 August 2017
... of minds and bodies on the page. In The One vs. the Many , his seminal contribution to the theory of character in the nineteenth-century novel, Alex Woloch proposes a “typology of minorness” composed of “two pervasive extremes” of subordination: “the worker and the eccentric” ( 25 ). The former...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 388–396.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Ian Duncan The publication of English translations of Georg Lukács's The Theory of the Novel (1971) and The Historical Novel (1962) inaugurated a major development in North American criticism of the past half century: the turn to Continental theory for an identification of the novel...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 72–77.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Caroline Reitz Theories of the novel have made us comfortable with the idea of the novel's trademark heteroglossia and dynamism. We accept that the novel, according to Bakhtin, “best of all reflects the tendencies of a new world still in the making” and that, according to Franco Moretti...