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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 261–267.
Published: 01 August 2009
..., Interruption, Autoethnography: Toward Disorienting Fiction, Part 2 James Buzard In Myth, Rhetoric, and the Voice of Authority (1992), Marc Manganaro called atten- tion to a remarkable asynchrony between modernist literature and the already outmoded Victorian comparativist anthropology it fed...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 23–30.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Daniel A. Novak “Photographic Fictions” argues that the discussion of fragmentation and totality, parts and wholes that photography provoked in the work of nineteenth-century writers and photographers is important for how we think of the novel form in the age of photography. Victorian writers...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 249–267.
Published: 01 August 2011
... in Pierre , we find incest occupying an important threshold between significance and sound, between meaning and unmeaning. The first part of the essay reveals that Melville borrows from Poe a gothic “sound” that emphasizes the physical nature of language. The second part of the essay explores the history...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 261–279.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Michael Lucey This article is in part an attempt to demonstrate Proust's interest in the sociological functioning of talk, where talk is viewed not solely as a medium for communication but also as one in which social work of various kinds is accomplished via nonsemantic features of language...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 May 2020
... forestalling any attempt to move beyond the paradigms of globalization. In both Doris Lessing's The Four-Gated City (1969) and Ben Lerner's 10:04 (2015), the relationship between parts and whole takes shape via the medium of affect, as the defining characteristic of the part becomes a desire for the whole...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 190–195.
Published: 01 August 2009
... specification “Ein Roman ist ein romantisches Buch” (“a novel is a romantic book”). The relationship of the history of the novel to the history of the book becomes crucial for Walter Benjamin (influenced by Lukács and author of a dissertation largely on Schlegel) in “The Storyteller,” part of a larger...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 400–409.
Published: 01 November 2009
.... Primarily, this essay examines the literary consequences of placing nationhood and nationalism at the very center of the postcolonial literary critical framework that was collaboratively created from the 1980s onward by scholars from/in different parts of the globe to serve as an analytical tool for third...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 417–422.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., and coincidental indeterminacies as part of a fascination with unorthodox causal structures and the breakup of secular time. Today these contingent textual incidents seem to foreshadow a wider set of uncertainties regarding the true scope of historical narrative: the place of the event in cultural analysis...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 423–430.
Published: 01 November 2009
... the surprisingly extensive antebellum engagement with Bleak House on the part of African Americans and abolitionists, I show how such a combination of methods enables us to tease out the determinants, mechanics, and implications of readerly identification and appropriation across racial and national lines. African...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 100–106.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Roberto Schwarz The international recognition of Machado de Assis began in the 1950s and proceeded with no reference to Brazil. In those same years a part of Brazilian criticism took the opposite direction: Machado's greatness was to be explained by his overcoming deadlocks that were central...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 524–530.
Published: 01 November 2009
... in defining the “failed state” as a more or less normative condition in much of the world. It proposes that “the nation” has been subordinated to global logic of management both longer and more effectively than is often supposed and that formally adventurous novels have played a part in that subordination...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 349–354.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Jane Elliott Focusing on Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake , this essay examines what I term “dramas of immediacy” in recent North American fiction. Postmodern novels of the 1980s and 1990s were defined in part by their interest in the way in which narrative shaped our experience, particularly...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 538–545.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., I argue, in part through its demotions of sociological insight, even at the level of character, as if sociological acuity were after all not quite what one wanted from reading, or even within, a realist novel like Middlemarch . Eliot's brief for the realist novel is mixed: both sociological enough...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 132–139.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Randall Stevenson Walter Benjamin's image of the backward-looking angel of history dates from 1944 but is also relevant to earlier parts of the twentieth century, especially after August 1914. Rebecca West's Return of the Soldier is paradigmatic in theme and form of a well-charted modernist...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 43–56.
Published: 01 May 2014
... considers Zhou's fiction theory as a part of the transition from the old democratic revolution led by the Chinese bourgeoisie to the new democratic cultural initiative carried out by the enlightened intelligentsia and progressive working people. © 2014 by Novel, Inc. 2014 Duke University Press...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 67–89.
Published: 01 May 2014
... forms are taken up in the work of these writers is, in turn, more complex than simple appropriation and requires developing a method for reading that takes circulation into account. By way of example, the second part of the essay focuses on the comics of Magdy el Shafee (1961–), whose 2008 work Metro...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 90–107.
Published: 01 May 2014
... in the public sphere, which in the Turkish case has come to imply a realm that belongs to the state or its institutions ( kamu ), a strictly masculine space. Not being able to manifest herself within social structures, she fails to take part in the network of actual give-and-take that defines all exchanges...
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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 (2010) 43 (2): 251–270.
Published: 01 August 2010
..., this article therefore suggests that the gay closet, far from being a site of pure terror and deception, can provide a privileged outsider's vantage point on heterosexual life. In the closet, erotic desire is always at odds with social institutions; Dracula can be read in part as a horrified imagining of what...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 6–9.
Published: 01 May 2012
...William Flesch Most philosophical accounts of the puzzle of emotional engagement with characters we know to be fictional treat our emotion as static. This essay argues that it's part of the way humans interact with each other as a social species that a highly dynamic form of noncausal willing...