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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 11–13.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Jennifer L. Fleissner © 2011 by Novel, Inc. 2011 Duke University Press Objecting to Novelty: 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...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 144–146.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Michael Trask GOBLE MARK , Beautiful Circuits: Modernism and the Mediated Life ( New York : Columbia UP , 2010 ), pp. 392 , cloth, $40.00 . © 2013 by Novel, Inc. 2013 Duke University Press Modernism’s Love Objects MARK GOBLE, Beautiful Circuits...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 3–5.
Published: 01 May 2012
... still understanding the political risks and gains of such acknowledgment. This is also an argument about how we read surfaces: the surfaces of texts, bodies, and objects. © 2012 by Novel, Inc. 2012 Duke University Press Works Cited Jay Martin . Downcast Eyes: The Denigration of Vision...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 116–119.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Eugenia Zuroski Jenkins PARK JULIE , The Self and It: Novel Objects in Eighteenth-Century England ( Stanford : Stanford UP , 2010 ), pp. 312 , cloth, $50.00 . © 2012 by Novel, Inc. 2012 Duke University Press Works Cited Blackwell Mark . The Secret Life of Things...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 35–55.
Published: 01 May 2017
... that the child's toy is the archetypal object of the “prosaic imaginary,” at once material and symbolic, internal and external, partial and whole, destructive and therapeutic; an everyday object that is not simply typical high realist ballast but also the stuff of dreams. The essay suggests that the nineteenth...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 467–485.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of style in late James erodes the accumulation of detail that would build toward historical, cultural, and psychological insight in a typical realist novel. The surface density of James's prose toggles between the profound and the “merely” stylistic: circuitous sentences approach their objects with extreme...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 May 2017
... of corollary questions: How do the forms of attention and imagining that are fostered by the extended form of the novel correspond to the attention and temporality of everyday life? How are the materiality and mobility of the book (typically a small and portable object) bound up with the kinds of object-worlds...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 97–111.
Published: 01 May 2017
... with their luggage, order drinks, and lose and find various members of their party. In its attention to the bathetic quotidian, Party Going animates a range of late modernist anxieties about time, leisure, and subjective experience that manifest in the novel's fretful leveling of objects and experiences using...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 116–123.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Clifford Siskin The primary analytic tools of modern literary criticism were forged in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries out of print culture's effort to consolidate its hold on society by making more out of its objects. The further we have burrowed in—sacralizing only a few texts...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 226–249.
Published: 01 August 2018
..., drone war's constitutive dissymmetry between subject and object—its problem with action—becomes an aesthetic and thematic preoccupation of aesthetic form in the drone era. It is the hyberbolic obsession of Maden's aspirationally masculinist novels and the special focus of McCarthy's sexless...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 44–63.
Published: 01 May 2019
... time, challenges to historicist literary interpretation have sought to rescale the temporal units we use to contextualize the objects we study. This essay argues that Thomas Hardy's novels, which often address inhuman scales of time, reveal how literary debates about scale might productively contribute...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 179–199.
Published: 01 August 2019
... in the nineteenth century to refer to sensory uncertainty about whether movement in space is one's own or a sensation produced by external objects. For Scott, the related phenomena of vertigo and vection become perceptual metonyms of historical change. In the plot of vection, as opposed to the plot of action...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 May 2021
... common to the objects of architecture and text, one that accommodates both scientific and aesthetic ends. The acoustic hermeneutic marks the convergence of oft-estranged listening practices—one that apprehends the silent materiality of the text as if it were an audible room and, conversely, one...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 85–103.
Published: 01 May 2021
... insists upon the irreplaceability of lost love objects and thereby broadly reveals what truly can and cannot be substituted. The General insists on the uniqueness of his power, for example, but Farah reveals it to be a cliché, easily substituted by that of other dictators throughout history. Cliché...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 101–116.
Published: 01 May 2018
... from the island of Cuba and its staples of tobacco, sugar, and scarce food—allows for a reconsideration of the role of objects in fiction both as stand-ins for social relations and as agents in their own right. In closing, the essay outlines three principles for a world literature infused...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 208–223.
Published: 01 August 2015
... as an object of political struggle. In making this argument, this article restores the historically specific quality of starvation to readings of modernism and places Hamsun within a history of hunger that informed the formal projects of successive generations of novelists. Copyright © 2015 by Duke...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 243–260.
Published: 01 August 2015
... such novel within larger debates surrounding the importation and use of foreign objects. By focusing on how translation enables texts to move, we see how these novels help engender transformations in form, how they create but also destabilize imagined communities, and how they provoke new assessments...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 504–518.
Published: 01 November 2016
... materially decipherable as paper sequences, portable objects, material containers of letters arranged on a page and yet not being fully free of this image of the book? Focusing on Tom McCarthy's Remainder (2005) and Ali Smith's The Accidental (2005) as novels that speak from what Jacques Derrida calls...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 249–267.
Published: 01 August 2011
... dialogue with inanimate objects reflects the special problem that the incest taboo poses to debates between cultural and biological approaches to the study of human behavior. The sound of incest in Pierre thus can be seen to generate a metaphysical skepticism that does not frustrate desire but sustains...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 193–213.
Published: 01 August 2013
... or the marriage plot—are behind him. An object of little narrative interest from the perspective of these plots, the old man is continually activated in Dickens's novels, setting up a competition between the natural death he staves off and the closure of the narrative in which he is enmeshed. By examining three...