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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 214–233.
Published: 01 August 2013
... of possible contingencies, novelists drew from a wider fascination with the collection of social statistical information and the promise that this offered for envisioning possible dangers and picturing contingent versions of the self. I consider several examples of George Eliot's engagement with the logic...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 381–399.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Rose Casey Drawing upon research into Indian property law, this essay offers a new perspective on both the feminist interventions and the aesthetic innovations of Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things . This essay is the first to show how The God of Small Things' feminist critique is established...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 60–64.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Kent Puckett Henry James's The Princess Casamassima is, among other things, a novel about becoming a terrorist. What kind of past suits one to a terrorist's work? What makes this especially interesting is the fact that the novel's main character, Hyacinth Robinson, is offered as both the most...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 40–61.
Published: 01 May 2009
... aesthetic as a form of social labor whose capitalized temporality is brought into focus and arrested by the form of the novel itself. By offering the self-managerial aesthetic as an object of thought, the novel opens it to the dynamics of intellectual reproduction and continued critical thinking. © 2009...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 109–130.
Published: 01 May 2009
... divinity, offer a limit case for reassessing the ambitions of the realist novel in the realm of the sacred. © 2009 by Novel, Inc. 2009 Works Cited Alpers , Svetlana . The Art of Describing: Dutch Art in the Seventeenth Century . Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1983 . Auerbach , Erich...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 284–300.
Published: 01 August 2014
... of capital's logic of equivalence. I then explore the sensibilities that arise from Rancière's adoption of free indirect discourse as part and parcel of his project of political emancipation. I conclude by showing how Rancière's turn to style offers a critique of political authority through a reimagining...
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Novel (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...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 386–405.
Published: 01 November 2013
... promoted in the work of Maria Edgeworth. The national tale and the historical novel offered different but overlapping assessments of the colonial process in Celtic Britain, each relying on its own vision of economic and cultural development. Trollope's book applies a skeptical critique to these earlier...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 253–274.
Published: 01 August 2013
..., demands a shift in interpretive practices: rather than reading vertically for a latent meaning that might lie hidden beneath a text, we read horizontally, tracing actively a network of places, times, and objects, a network that offers a new understanding of the interactions between historical contexts...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 115–138.
Published: 01 May 2016
... in Jack London's socialist fiction: a general strike that would withdraw our maintenance of the world in favor of more plural and livable affiliations; a nonapocalyptic end to the world that might offer a means of surviving the Anthropocene. Works Cited Æ [ Russell George W. ]. “ An Impression...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 202–218.
Published: 01 August 2016
... and cultural work of conventionality itself, reconsidering knowing as a collective or communal endeavor. I thus suggest that the inherent commonality of epistemological structure—the way it is collectively and contingently “worlded”—offers an explanation for realism's persistence as a world phenomenon...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 219–235.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Joseph Lavery “ The Mikado' s Queer Realism: Law, Genre, Knowledge” offers a hermeneutic history of the Gilbert and Sullivan light opera, arguing that the now ubiquitous assertion that it is not “about Japan” became critical only in the aftermath of the Russo-Japanese War and reflected a pervasive...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 82–94.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Mario Ortiz-Robles Thomas Hardy's naturalism offers a view of human affairs based on probable outcomes that makes visible the biopolitical realignments of society at the end of the nineteenth century. In this essay, the figure of the animal in Far from the Madding Crowd (1874) acts as a test case...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 45–62.
Published: 01 May 2015
... with intelligence and its exercise. At its heart, Jamesian intelligence is characterized by “appreciation,” or the ability to “get most” out of a situation or person; consequently, stupidity offers an alternative dynamic that suspends interest in order to protect persons and things from knowledge, exploitation...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 361–365.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Daylanne K. English In this essay I offer a temporal-philosophical and literary-political reading of Walter Mosley's Easy Rawlins detective novel series. African American literature has conventionally been understood as following its own timeline; however, ascribing a distinct temporality to black...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 175–182.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Rachel Ablow What exactly does it mean to believe in fiction? What can this form of belief achieve or do for us that other forms cannot? This essay argues that for Oscar Wilde, the experience of losing oneself in a work of fiction offers a privileged opportunity to “try on” a belief one...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 387–392.
Published: 01 November 2009
... as a consequence of investing it with a libidinal charge. Lethem's novel Motherless Brooklyn (1999) offers a case study in which the narrator Lionel's Tourettic tics gain significance not for some psycho-biographical cause they reveal but for their effects, on the reader as much as on the world of the text itself...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 223–230.
Published: 01 August 2009
... while it remained a historical reality. Faced with the notion that African Americans had “no family tree,” some black writers responded with novels that located recognizable bloodlines for African American families. But an unpublished novel by W. E. B. Du Bois offers a strikingly different analysis...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 239–244.
Published: 01 August 2009
... to the other—indeed, how each can turn into the other. In recycling anachronistic forms like romance, novels do not simply supersede them but rather offer tools of a literacy adequate to a history much longer and more active than historicism tends to allow. The puzzles of reading staged by the scene of Master...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 245–252.
Published: 01 August 2009
... offering a more accurate social history of the novel. The essay traces histories of the novel throughout the nineteenth century, from the moment of the “institution of the novel” at its beginning to the definition of the genre as the cultural expression of a rising “middle class” of puritan merchants...