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Novel (2007) 40 (3): 323–324.
Published: 01 November 2007
...J. MARINA DAVIES MICHAEL LUCEY, Never Say I: Sexuality and the First Person in Colette, Gide, and Proust (Durham: Duke UP, 2006), pp. 336, cloth, $84.95, paper, $23.95. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2007 2007 First Person Sexual MICHAEL LUCEY, Never Say I...
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Novel (2007) 41 (1): 181–184.
Published: 01 May 2007
...J. MARINA DAVIES MICHAEL LUCEY, Never Say I: Sexuality and the First Person in Colette, Gide, and Proust (Durham: Duke UP, 2006), pp. 336, cloth, $84.95, paper, $23.95. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2007 2007 First Person Sexual MICHAEL LUCEY, Never Say I...
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Novel (2003) 36 (2): 198–218.
Published: 01 August 2003
... Royal Asylum for Lunatics at Gartnavel . Edinburgh: Maclachlan and Stewart, 1860 . Rorty , Amélie Oskenberg . “Characters, Persons, Selves, Individuals.” Theory of the Novel: A Historical Approach . Ed. Michael McKeon. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2000 . 537 –53. Schoenfield , Mark...
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Novel (2007) 41 (1): 29–52.
Published: 01 May 2007
... . Woloch , Alex . The One vs. The Many . Princeton: Princeton UP, 2003 . Nothing Personal: The Decapitation of Character in A Tale of Two Cities DANIEL STOUT One could not read the comespandence of art old-regime intendant with his supen'ors...
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Novel (2023) 56 (2): 228–255.
Published: 01 August 2023
... demonstrates, nonetheless, in the principles of Lacanian theory the postulation of a class of subjects whose psychic sexuation as men or women does not match up with the symbolic sexual identity of their physical persons: subjects who cannot, therefore, assume their physical persons as their bodies...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 184–201.
Published: 01 August 2012
... “the explanatory gap” between the third-person accounts of neuroscience and the first-person perspective of conscious experience—a gap that some philosophers of mind regard as an irreducible obstacle to any complete, scientific explanation of consciousness. Novels such as McEwan's Enduring Love (1998) and Lodge's...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 452–464.
Published: 01 November 2017
...John Carlos Rowe Social media pose the greatest challenge to the novel since its rise to social influence in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries as a key genre for imagining personal identity and social affiliation. Because digital social media are capable of representing individuals...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 482–501.
Published: 01 November 2018
... subroutines as self-interested beings allows Proust to apply the principles of biological selection to these psychological entities, imagining the mind as an ecosystem in which great personal upheavals—for instance, Marcel's loss of Albertine—figure as extinction events that wipe out large populations...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 213–234.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Maia Mcaleavey Abstract The bildungsroman privileges singularity: the unique and, often, the only child. This essay turns away from familiar literary narratives of a protagonist's personal development in order to examine the narrative possibilities of a genre that instead maintains focus on a group...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 343–367.
Published: 01 November 2012
... American republic by comparing the spread of information to the spread of yellow fever. Unlike other novels that focus on the spread of contagious disease (such as Dickens's Bleak House ), Arthur Mervyn refuses to trace a clear path of transmission from person to person. Instead, the randomness...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 5–9.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o This essay looks at the novel as a globalectic heterotopia. It draws on a personal history of my writing the novel Devil on the Cross while a political prisoner in a maximum-security prison in Kenya in 1977–78. In explaining why I turned to the novel rather than any other genre...
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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 (2): 196–206.
Published: 01 August 2009
... almost invariably claims that The Years is a failure (aesthetically and personally for Woolf, whose initial vision of the novel was that it would amount to her summa). This essay argues to the contrary: Woolf abandoned her plan to set down her summa (“all I think, feel, despise, like, admire, hate...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 57–66.
Published: 01 May 2014
... the dark climax of that modernity, with democracy still very much alive; the 1936 Essence of the National Polity , a book-length propaganda essay produced by a committee of literary scholars and political hacks in the linguistic vacuum of fascist Japan; and Oe Kenzaburo's 1964 A Personal Matter...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 94–110.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Catherine Fung Monique Truong's 2003 novel The Book of Salt is a fictionalized story of a gay Vietnamese chef who, while working in the household of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, briefly meets Paul Robeson and Ho Chi Minh. Rather than assume that the inclusion of historical persons...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 65–84.
Published: 01 May 2021
... an outsider theory of rights. Institutional accounts of rights suggest that rights are personal attributes of the individual or the unique inheritance of the English subject, but Pamela argues that they arise out of political conflicts over what counts as harm and what harm should be remedied. Historians...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 95–112.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Madhumita Lahiri Abstract With the onset of the COVID‐19 pandemic, extensive restrictions on travel and migration effectively destroyed the global mobility of persons, while widespread supply chain disruptions meant that commodities were no longer as globally mobile. Drawing on this 2020 context...
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Novel (2022) 55 (2): 283–304.
Published: 01 August 2022
... public-private division with a marked preference for the richness and beauty of private life. This article argues that Woolf, no stranger to the civil service through her family and personal networks, had a more strained and ambivalent response to bureaucracy as an idea and government form. A close...
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Novel (2022) 55 (2): 180–199.
Published: 01 August 2022
... revolutionising of production, [and] uninterrupted disturbance of all social conditions.” The scarcity-inflected narrative apparatus privileges personal volition—individual choices that lead to specific outcomes—over collective or systemic determinations, a distinction key to the coercive social power of scarcity...
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Novel (2023) 56 (2): 186–207.
Published: 01 August 2023
.... People seek to enter the imagination of others, but to do so is also to risk being hollowed out and rendered imaginable, becoming a fictional character and less than a full person. But if there is only fiction, fiction also contributes to the collective memory. An awareness of the performative nature...