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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 140–147.
Published: 01 May 2010
... which a citizen of the past emerges living into the present, or someone survives his or her “native” historical era to become a kind of temporal exile in the present. The gothic has been characterized as the eruption of the past into the present and the past in these narratives is indeed “undead” and...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 179–192.
Published: 01 August 2013
... mostly with the visible turbulence of history. Willa Cather, I argue, does something very different in Death Comes for the Archbishop : she portrays everyday life as embodying the long past that defines a culture. Cather renders the everyday as the mass of human experience that changes slowly over time...
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Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 466–482.
Published: 01 November 2010
... question of literary form over the past two decades (situating Diary within Coetzee's greater oeuvre), look at how the unusual layout of the book facilitates an interrogation of fiction writing that would otherwise be impossible, and highlight how the book's tiered construction figures as a way to think...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 56–70.
Published: 01 May 2012
... the novel. The religious goal of the novel is to console women with the belief that the men they have lost are not dead, not absent, but present. The narrative implication of a belief in which death does not mark the difference between past and present is a story that does not know what tense to tell...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 345–363.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Madhu Dubey Octavia Butler's various novels of enslavement are generally read within the critical framework of the fantastic neo-slave narrative. According to critical consensus, even as this genre disrupts realism in order to reveal continuities between past and present, it nonetheless retains a...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 424–437.
Published: 01 November 2013
... participants' desire to experience time as pleasurably oriented to future gratification. Ulysses 's bad jokes are symptoms of the striated and retrogressive experience of a colonized community, which is politically oriented to the past. Humor in Ulysses takes place in a nonsynchronous time (to adopt Ernst...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 363–382.
Published: 01 November 2014
... prudence, which would encourage her to act in accordance with her knowledge of his past actions and her own experience of heartbreak. Concurrently, Tom's society (in recognizing him as Allworthy's heir) erases his youthful, transgressive experiences, seeing the actions of gentlemen as purgative and...
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 417–437.
Published: 01 November 2018
... fear,” and its development within networks of global capital, all indexes of the ultimate failure of the nation to move beyond its segregated past. In this essay, I will focus on representations of Johannesburg's mutancy, a concept that foregrounds its temporal movements rather than its spatial...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 387–392.
Published: 01 November 2009
.... In both cases, the tic or repeated, jarring detail reorganizes the realist space momentarily in the mode of perversity, reopening its narrative frame to discordant echoes from the literary past (satire) and future (modernism). The symptom is thus mobilized in its specificity to refuse the etiological...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 207–215.
Published: 01 August 2009
... past” that integrates the cosmopolitan age. © 2009 by Novel, Inc. 2009 Works Cited Anderson , Benedict . Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism . London: Verso, 1991 . Babel . Dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu. Miramax, 2006 . Beck...
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Novel (1 May 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 and...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 257–275.
Published: 01 August 2012
... reinscription within transnational geographies of memory that both expand the number of groups that may lay claim to these legends and trouble the boundaries among those groups. In this way, Ondaatje's novels show us how to begin remapping communal pasts in response to the demands of global collectivity, a...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 278–294.
Published: 01 August 2016
... stories set in the present rather than the past, the trimming of modernist, metaphorical, and metafictional language for a more stripped-down and less ostensibly self-conscious aesthetics, and/or the claiming of a new political urgency in both nonfiction and fictional writing alike. This impulse is...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 95–114.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Tobias Boes Literary theory for the past century has been dominated by the assumption that the novel is a genre that responds to the feeling of “transcendental homelessness” that is both described and partially caused by transcendental philosophy. Central to this assumption is the idea that we can...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 321–328.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Amanda Anderson A therapeutic impulse could be said to stand behind two distinctive responses to ideological criticism that have formed in the field of literary criticism over the past few decades. The first response is best characterized as an ascesis that willfully reduces the methodological...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 375–387.
Published: 01 November 2017
... who guided the careers of authors like Angela Davis, Bambara, and Jones, Morrison herself might well be classified as the best thing to happen to the genre in the past fifty years, Novel , too, completely missed the black feminist literary revolution Morrison anchored in the 1970s and 1980s and has...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 388–396.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Ian Duncan The publication of English translations of Georg Lukács's The Theory of the Novel (1971) and The Historical Novel (1962) inaugurated a major development in North American criticism of the past half century: the turn to Continental theory for an identification of the novel with the...
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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 145–149.
Published: 01 May 2019
...-Hussen explains, turns on desire , on readers' desire to return to a traumatic past for redemption, for a seemingly immediate encounter with “an unresolved history of racial trauma that appears at once as a site of unresolved suffering and an object of reparative desire” (2). This answer likely does not...
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Novel (1 August 2004) 37 (1-2): 212–215.
Published: 01 August 2004
... not with active forgetting, than with partial recall or nostalgia. The nineteenth-century novel thus sealed off the past, halted its contamination of the present, and stiffened the self against history-procedures that Dames sees as more absolute and effective than mere "re- pression." In...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 318–325.
Published: 01 August 2009
.... The favored metaphor in which “time is a river” offers this dichotomy. If time is a river that sweeps me along, I seem to be working with a notion of the moving now in which the riverbanks provide the timeline, and if time is a river that flows past as I stand in or beside it, the now functions...