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Novel (1 August 2014) 47 (2): 210–223.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Elaine Freedgood Does the novelist, like the philosopher, need her “poor”? In this essay, Elizabeth Gaskell's Mary Barton is the test case for the idea that narrators (and, by extension, novelists) need their characters to be poor—intellectually, physically, spiritually—that narrators might remain...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 107–115.
Published: 01 May 2010
... . “Novel,” “Novelists.” The Oxford English Dictionary . 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1992 . Sherman , Stuart . Telling Time: Clocks, Diaries, and English Diurnal Form, 1660–1785 . Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1996 . Sterne , Laurence . The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 11–13.
Published: 01 May 2011
...: The Objectivity of the Novelistic JENNIFER L. FLEISSNER Probably the two most common ways in which “the future of the novel” and “the future of novel studies” are discussed as a single problem have a certain apoca- lyptic tone (although, as is always the case, for some the apocalypse ushers...
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Novel (1 August 2001) 34 (2): 163–179.
Published: 01 August 2001
...CLAUDIA L. JOHNSON Copyright © Novel Corp. 2001 2001 Works Cited Austen , Jane . Northanger Abbey and Persuasion . 3rd ed. Ed.R.W. Chapman Oxford: Clarendon, 1933 . Barbauld , Anna . The British Novelists; with an Essay and Prefaces, Biographical and Critical . 50 vols...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 88–105.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Joseph Murtagh “George Eliot and the Rise of the Language of Expertise” examines the impact of professionalization on the novels of George Eliot. By vastly increasing the scope and complexity of nineteenth-century occupations, professionalization created certain challenges for novelists, not the...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 538–545.
Published: 01 November 2009
... contest between literature and science, their fates bearing the mark of Middlemarch 's concern to maintain the specificity of the novelistic even in its proximity to the sociological. With this in mind, we will see how the realist novel's project of self-differentiation—its claims to offer forms 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 November 2012) 45 (3): 368–388.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Michael Parrish Lee This essay argues that modern Anglo-American reading practices are structured by a system of value that defines the social against material appetite. This system of value is at root novelistic, based in an uneven narrative and characterological dichotomy between sexual desire...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 214–233.
Published: 01 August 2013
... discourse. Novelistic characters are frequently exposed in a double vision that draws attention to their individualized personhood and at the same time importantly locates them within a larger statistical population. In their description of characters, charting of individual fortunes, and imagining of...
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Novel (1 May 2009) 42 (1): 23–39.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Aaron Matz Two late Victorian novels—George Gissing's The Nether World (1889) and Robert Louis Stevenson's The Ebb-Tide (1894)—share something peculiar: both prominently feature scenes of vitriol thrown at or exploding in a character's face. I argue that vitriol proved alluring to these novelists...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 165–185.
Published: 01 August 2011
... do, in the historical gap between our secular age and the late Puritan age of Defoe. Next, the essay finds the fullest expression of Defoe's procedures as a novelist in the parable of the atheists at the end of Serious Reflections , rather than in the prefaces that begin the three Crusoe books. In...
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Novel (1 May 2017) 50 (1): 97–111.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Naomi Milthorpe The tension between precisions and generalities that catches scholars seeking to define the character of literary modernism fruitfully animates the work of novelist Henry Green. Green takes as his subject matter the ordinary stuff of life—commonplace language, routine experiences...
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Novel (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 400–420.
Published: 01 November 2015
... counterpose conventional modes of novelistic figuration against the historical and social developments of actual speech figures. Alongside brief discussions of The Red Badge of Courage (1895) and Crane's shorter fiction, this essay traces in detail the figurative process of The Monster (1898). Published just...
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Novel (1 August 2017) 50 (2): 197–216.
Published: 01 August 2017
... time, especially John Dewey, found in interest a key structuring device for the expansion of the school system, novelists like Frank Norris cultivated a literature of disgust in order to think through the limits of that school system, to mark the system's boundaries. And yet, far from inhibiting or...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 443–450.
Published: 01 November 2009
... theory of novelistic discourse—because catastrophe is, in what follows, a figure of time, a figure of eventfulness that always and ineluctably worries while it structures the broader protocols of meaning. In particular, my essay returns to Daniel Defoe and his strange preoccupation with disastrous events...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 78–82.
Published: 01 May 2010
... of Solitude and recent novelists who have imitated it, including Salman Rushdie, Michael Chabon, and Jeffrey Eugenides. Linking the extra information this model sentence conveys to the representation of atrocity, it answers Wood's specific charge—that information has taken over from readerly emotion...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 511–516.
Published: 01 November 2009
... with Russian formalism, Gérard Genette, and G. W. F. Hegel, the essay challenges the received understanding of novelistic chronology and argues for a reconsideration of the place of duration within a theory of narrative temporality. The argument builds on examples drawn from Virginia Woolf, Charles...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 332–336.
Published: 01 August 2009
.... For me there is no question that shifts in novelistic form are enabled by (and constitutive of) specific historical conjunctures, understood within a notion of contemporaneous historical formations. In order to understand what has made possible certain novelistic forms that are either dominant or...
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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 73–92.
Published: 01 May 2013
... stands in need of critical and methodological revision. Moving beyond a notion of translation as interlinguistic and intertextual transposition, it explores the novelist's canon in light of the emergent concept of “cultural translation.” In this perspective, the essay examines such categories as...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 383–402.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., abridging, and reassembling as legitimate creative procedures and suggest that commercial forces made originality and ownership more difficult to stabilize than nineteenth-century novelists and copyright reformers would have liked. In this light, Nina Balatka 's failed attempt to assimilate the figure of...