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Novel (2005) 38 (2-3): 193–213.
Published: 01 November 2005
..., 1976 . Young , Robert . White Mythologies: Writing History and the West . New York: Routledge, 1990 . Quixotic Ethnography: Charlotte Lennox and the Dilemma of Cultural Observation RUTH MACK Arabella, the heroine of Charlotte Lennox's The Female Quixote (1752), never hesi...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 261–283.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Brady Harrison Abstract The article explores the so-called quantum measurement problem, or the collapse of a wave function in the act of observation, as a reading and interpretive strategy. In particular, the article argues that the Maltese falcon, if it exists at all, does not exist in Dashiell...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 460–466.
Published: 01 November 2009
... life, with its affinity for protracted descriptive pauses, more distorting still. Natural history influenced these descriptive practices; this essay argues that nineteenth-century novelistic description borrowed both a structure and an ethical justification from the observational practices of natural...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 393–399.
Published: 01 November 2009
... enigmatic photographs that allow plenty of play for the observer's imaginative speculation (including work by Jeff Wall, Justine Kurland, Lynne Cohen, and Connie Samaras), I ask why there should be such a discrepancy between fictional and nonfictional understandings of the work that can be done...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 207–215.
Published: 01 August 2009
... thematic concerns and formal structures, especially its concern with point of view and language, make this novel a global fiction of sorts. The novel's often criticized science fiction elements in particular can be elucidated, I argue, by Ulrich Beck's utopian observation that “it is the future...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 338–350.
Published: 01 November 2017
... questions about what we do as literary scholars who read novels: Does the failure of novels to observe the categories of the literary discipline mean that they are not in fact literature? Or do we have to rethink both the novel and the discipline that has had trouble housing it—especially in recent years...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 409–425.
Published: 01 November 2017
...John Marx This essay observes that recent city novels set in the global South often depart from earlier postcolonial fiction, in which the sense of geopolitical possibility remained tethered to the promise and limitations of nation-states. To alter that habit, contemporary fiction updates...
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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 443–465.
Published: 01 November 2010
... such institution committed to providing modern psychiatric services to any and all who needed them. Ellison found in the clinic's practices a model of social psychiatry that did much to address the shortcomings he observed in Freud's psychoanalytic paradigm, but not enough to fully shake his deep suspicions...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 235–253.
Published: 01 August 2020
... within the literary system. Firs both encodes and observes the gradual denaturing and collapse of its own classical-realist premises, which cannot abide the drawing into equivalence of character, interiority, and interpersonal communication with the inhuman formalism of systems. In the wake...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 240–260.
Published: 01 August 2019
... and Aaron Santesso, it further posits “empathetic surveillance” as a figure through which to assess this relationship, because Zweig can frequently be found to experiment with narrative distance and observation where the scene of suffering is concerned. His late writing demonstrates an attempt to work...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 144–147.
Published: 01 May 2012
... new book explores “how clinical-realist observation and representation get used not only in, but outside the realist novel, and not only as part of, but also beyond the illness narrative” (8). While most of Kennedy’s readings of nineteenth- century novels are dominated by representations...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 261–267.
Published: 01 August 2009
... . The Ethnography of Manners: Hawthorne, James, Wharton . Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1995 . Buzard , James . “Mass-Observation, Modernism, and Auto-ethnography.” Modernism/Modernity 4 . 3 ( Sept. 1997 ): 93 -122. ———. Disorienting Fiction: The Autoethnographic Work of Nineteenth-Century British...
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Novel (2007) 40 (1-2): 125–150.
Published: 01 August 2007
... to be of minor importance next to the moral impact of the writ- ing on its readers. Walstein advises that merely to cite observed actions and per- sons could put the understanding of readers in peril. By the same reasoning, merely to relate abstract systems could serve to confound readers and upset...
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Novel (2005) 39 (1): 119–122.
Published: 01 May 2005
... a series of narrative techniques that will later ame to characterize anthropol- ogy's Participant Observer. And "defensive, rather than smug" novels produce the nation as culture in "attempts to comprehend and counteract a suspected by-produd of British expansion, a moral evacuation or 'meaning...
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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 146–149.
Published: 01 May 1999
... and place" (8). The distinction between the two dialogical modes does not seem to be of much importance in the first section of the book, but it becomes crucial in the last two sections. One further element that Fisch knits into his complex fabric is Erich Auerbach's observation that realism...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 303–306.
Published: 01 August 2017
... from fiction and poetry to documentary film and the writings of the Mass Observation movement. If high modernism was a turn inward, Davis suggests, late modernism was a turn outward—a “dialectical twist in the long trajectory of modernist aesthetics” toward the external world (4). Faced with crises...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 503–507.
Published: 01 November 2021
.... Discussions of literary sound largely have continued to labor with borrowed tools, notably with the lexicon of what Jay Martin calls “ocularcentrism,” which is perhaps most apparent in close-reading strategies that gravitate toward intensive, momentary observations of a perspicacious narrator. Whereas the eye...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 234–252.
Published: 01 August 2013
... to the women employed to stamp them with the size and brand. Although he is cautioned to observe the stamping and not the women, Clyde begins a relationship with one stamper, Roberta Alden. But while his relation- ship with Roberta develops, he gains the attention and societal connections...
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Novel (2004) 37 (1-2): 86–111.
Published: 01 August 2004
... and instead developed a hermeneutic and linguistic theory in which symptoms were viewed as a deceptive veil defen- sively distorting and obscuring repressed memories and traumas. The hysterics' observable disorders, such as catalepsy, as well as their visual experiences, in- cluding hallucination...
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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 523–526.
Published: 01 November 2010
... Sentimentality: The Secret History of American Crime Stories (New York: Columbia UP, 2008), pp. 344, cloth, $79.50, paper, $13.75. Leonard Cassuto begins his excellent study of the American crime story by observing a curiosity of recent popular narrative. Alongside their attention to the simple art...