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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 6–9.
Published: 01 May 2012
... also some of the most central aspects of our relationship with narratives whose outcomes we care intensely about even though our caring cannot affect those outcomes. Fictional characters are especially immune to the exercise of a reader's or audience's will, so Newcomb's problem is particularly...
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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 May 2019
... for new kinds of stories about social conflict. North and South exploits generic dissonance to encourage creative political engagement, stressing the urgency of reform but without fixed expectations about its outcome. Gaskell makes generic relocation possible by defamiliarizing both genres, exposing...
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Novel (1 May 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 (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 23–26.
Published: 01 May 2011
... will always be, no matter how certain we are about the abstract rules that guide our lives. On the one hand, then, novels live on by giving a push to other artworks. On the other, they survive because they are in themselves incomplete, a set of suggestive vectors and plausible outcomes rather...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 148–150.
Published: 01 May 2018
...,” Rosenthal concludes, “seems like a good place to start” (195). For me, then, the most urgent question that Good Form raises is whether there might in fact be moments when it is good for the Left to work from a shared moral sense, an intuition that some outcomes are right and others wrong. Could...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 10–12.
Published: 01 May 2012
... systems they describe. They only appear at the end, like a husk that remains. “By ‘structure of philosophy,’ I mean the form of philosophy after its destruction and deconstruction. This means that structure is not a starting point here but rather an outcome. Structure is the order and organization...
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Novel (1 May 2005) 39 (1): 126–128.
Published: 01 May 2005
...).Indeed, we tend to attribute to the Victorian period as a whole, in Lane's words, "the assumptions that humanity is inching toward perfectibility and that soaety is the best means of ensuring this outcome" (xixf. "The Victorians praised [love to country and mankind] so highly," Lane suggests...
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Novel (1 November 2012) 45 (3): 497–501.
Published: 01 November 2012
... outcome—replaces the supernatural teleologies of old, thereby reenchanting the world by shielding “the individual from the discovery, implicit in the secular or rational frame, of ordinariness” (14). The revelation of the world’s ordinariness itself results from humanity’s displacement from the...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 19–22.
Published: 01 May 2012
... bargain with a text even when the outcome is already determined and lies ahead in the pages that we have yet to read. (I’m interested in the role of repetition in this. Why do we engage in magical thinking even when we are rereading a text? I can’t be the only person who rereads Tess of the...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 27–29.
Published: 01 May 2012
... novels for the pleasure and excitement of tracing patterns and solving puzzles. We read them to be gratified by plots and outcomes that seem right, ring true, or leave us with something to think about. We read to have the company of authors, characters, and other readers. We read to relieve our...
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Novel (1 August 2014) 47 (2): 224–241.
Published: 01 August 2014
... persistent strain of chance in a narrative in which every outcome appears decided in advance by indifferent natural forces and calcified social structures that block all paths to emancipation. In characterizing Jude the Obscure as something other than a Mal- thusian tragedy, I aim by extension to make a...
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Novel (1 May 2009) 42 (1): 131–133.
Published: 01 May 2009
... self-sacrifice or self-punishment, producing feelings of exclusion, dependence, and abjection. The magical phase, on the other hand, aggrandizes autonomy, a sense of inclusiveness, and self-esteem. In Kucich’s analysis, both phases rein­ force one another and create a logical outcome in the idea...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 511–516.
Published: 01 November 2009
... fairly call the temporal ideology of the novel: the novel as a coherent order in time, as a succession of datable events, as a causal-chronological progress toward an outcome. Here is a passage from the opening of George Eliot’s Romola, where the life of a nobleman is summoned from the annals of...
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Novel (1 November 2007) 40 (3): 240–264.
Published: 01 November 2007
...? Genocide averted? Some more modest outcome-an unlikely friendship, a truce-that lingers like a dream to which no one has yet awakened? Here is one such story. An impassioned citizen from a Western nation travels to a war-torn land for reasons that are, at least to the citizen, clearly defined...
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Novel (1 May 2009) 42 (1): 163–166.
Published: 01 May 2009
... reads Knightley as an updated Darcy, a new perfect gentleman. According to Kramp, the modernity of Knightley and Emma’s marriage consists in how it reconfigures marriage as the logical outcome of cali- brated desires. In chapter 7 and the conclusion, Disciplining Love heads into new waters. 166...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 131–134.
Published: 01 May 2011
..., incompletion is the only outcome for the “black masculinist projects” of Reed’s Flight to Canada and Johnson’s Oxherding Tale of chapter 4. Attributing his gendered readings to Toomer’s “brilliance” (read: intellect) and “glow” (read: emotion) (78), Greene claims that for the black masculine subject “the...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 474–477.
Published: 01 November 2013
... an earlier integration of characters, the unconscious, and narrative form. One wonders how Ryan and other critics working in consciousness studies might be influenced by the eventual outcome of current government plans to produce an “activity map” of the human brain. The aim is to answer...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 127–131.
Published: 01 May 2018
... occur long after marriage has ceased even to be an option. Jarvis is not concerned with the relationship between these varying marital outcomes and masochism; such differences are treated as givens, necessary to describe but not to explain. In general, the gulf Jarvis assumes to exist between libidinal...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 132–135.
Published: 01 May 2018
... overall via that useful term from late Gilles Deleuze , “control societies” (178). Others prefer to defend the autonomy of technical research, stressing the various beneficial outcomes for culture and society. Thus on one hand sociologists like Andrew Pickering have written eloquently, if also naively...
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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 161–164.
Published: 01 May 2019
... world as its object, realism turns the flux and complexity of social exchange into the subject and predicate of narrative syntax, in which, fundamentally, a character in a particular environment takes an action or decision that produces an outcome, leading to a changed state of knowledge by the end of...