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Novel (1 May 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 (1 August 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 (1 August 2014) 47 (2): 187–195.
Published: 01 August 2014
... 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 in...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 531–537.
Published: 01 November 2009
... mobility 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 (1 May 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 (1 August 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 (1 August 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 of the...
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Novel (1 August 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 (1 August 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...
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Novel (1 May 2014) 47 (1): 167–185.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Elizabeth Maddock Dillon This article turns to the space of the colony in the eighteenth-century Atlantic world to offer an alternative theory of the novel—one that defines colonial geographies as constitutive of the novel as a genre rather than as marginal and inessential. In looking to such...
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Novel (1 November 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 (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 460–466.
Published: 01 November 2009
... examples in mind, understand better why the Victorian novel usu- ally sacrificed any hunt for a similar equilibrium to a desire for more dilation, more detail. Long, detailed description is, after all, as problematic for classic narrative theory and novel theory as it is in Emma; most canonical...
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Novel (1 August 2015) 48 (2): 243–260.
Published: 01 August 2015
... underlies theories of the circulation of form. 6 Often writing as both novelists and translators, and even as those who have translated foreign texts into their novels, Arab authors in the period of the nahḍa can be read as translation theorists. And as with al-Khūrī, who imagined his scene of arrival...
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Novel (1 November 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 with the...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 441–451.
Published: 01 November 2017
... what Scott ultimately rejects as “a system of differences treated as already known” ( 201 ). The permanence of the problem of reading in feminist studies of the novel repeats the persistence with which feminist theory discloses that the category of “‘women’ is indeterminate and impossible” and that...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 53–59.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Kathy Alexis Psomiades Both the novel and anthropology think about and through marriage and kinship. Furthermore, many of us use theories that ultimately originate in anthropology to think about how marriage and kinship work in the novel. This essay argues that the historical emergence of...
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Novel (1 May 2014) 47 (1): 43–56.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Ban Wang During his tenure in the Lu Xun Academy in Yan'an, the center of the Chinese Revolution, the novelist Zhou Libo ran a seminar on world literature. While teaching masterpieces of European novelists, Zhou developed a theory of the novel that inherited themes of liberal humanism and...
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Novel (1 August 2014) 47 (2): 261–283.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Sarah Winter This essay locates the subject of human rights in the narrative forms of J. M. Coetzee's novels Waiting for the Barbarians and Foe through an interpretation drawing on Jacques Rancière's theory of dissensus and tracing the novel's historical relations to the equitable and remedial...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 397–408.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Anna Kornbluh As the paradigmatic trend in literary study at present, “postcritique” implies that a great epoch of critique has come to a close. Taking the charge to look back over fifty years of Marxist theory of the novel, this polemic argues that critique cannot come to a close because it has...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 339–361.
Published: 01 August 2018
... Mugabe's government to propose a more pointed conceptual apparatus for addressing the novel's relation to pluralism, growing out of a thicker conception of plurality as it attempts to cut across literary and political discourses. This is where a return to philosophy and political theory is helpful for...