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Novel (2006) 39 (3): 384–401.
Published: 01 November 2006
... . At the Limits of Identity: Realism and American Personhood in Melville's Confidence-Man RACHEL COLE In spite of The Cotzjdence-Man's reputation as a "problem novel there has been remarkable-and remarkably persistent-critical agreement regarding its title...
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Novel (2007) 40 (1-2): 184–186.
Published: 01 August 2007
...PHILIP GOULD ARTHUR RISS, Race, Slavery, and Liberalism in Nineteenth-Century American Literature (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2006), pp. 246, cloth, $80.00. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2006 2006 Historicizing Personhood ARTHUR ~SS,Race, Slavery, and Liberalism...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 17–35.
Published: 01 May 2018
...David A. P. Womble Abstract This essay argues that the Victorian novel recast the cognitive deficiencies associated with the mass as necessary traits for inhabiting a statistically rendered public sphere. In order to attribute personhood to an influx of potentially asocial bodies that fell short...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 386–405.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of totalizing thinking in the West: corporate personhood. That corporate body, with its obvious intentions toward absolute privatization, has been allowed a unique form of embodiment. The imagined body of the corporation has been gifted the presumption of thought. Understanding the limits of the novel...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 214–233.
Published: 01 August 2013
... discourse. Novelistic characters are frequently exposed in a double vision that draws attention to their individualized personhood and at the same time importantly locates them within a larger statistical population. In their description of characters, charting of individual fortunes, and imagining...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 542–545.
Published: 01 November 2016
... self. But character can also be a technology for throwing selfhood into question in order to remake its contours, to question the primacy of personhood—and thereby make strange the privilege of one's own humanity. Placed side by side, the categories of character and person remain distinct as ever...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 65–84.
Published: 01 May 2021
... in court because they were denied legal personhood tout court, whereas Pamela's complaint has no legal force because her legal personhood is contingent. At age fifteen, Pamela might legally qualify as feme sole , an independent woman with property rights, but her status as a servant, and particularly...
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Novel (2004) 37 (1-2): 216–220.
Published: 01 August 2004
...), pp. 274, $65.00. In the wake of structuralism and poststructuralism, to write of literary personhood is no simple thing. To see as much one need only look to Lawrence Lipking's recent biography of Samuel Johnson, where the critic attempts to fend off the "death of the author" in order...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 119–123.
Published: 01 May 2020
... and accuracy of its engagement with microeconomics, however, it does offer an exciting and much-needed corrective account of contemporary political personhood. Where myriad other recent works of literary criticism and cultural theory have described neoliberal personhood as an “investment in the self...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 149–152.
Published: 01 May 2021
... as he defines his argument, although there are a number of scholars who have written on this enormously influential text in the wake of Kirsten Guest's and Adrienne Gavin's fairly recent editions. The absence of Steven Wise's Nonhuman Animal Project and the legal struggles for animal personhood among...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 144–147.
Published: 01 May 2018
... back to the Romantic period and the cradle of liberal thought but that it was acknowledged, discussed, and the cause of much philosophical concern at the time . “These confusions of personhood and action are not exceptions to the law of liberal individualism; they are the confusions that are its only...
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Novel (2023) 56 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 May 2023
... Personhood .” American Literature 91 . 3 ( 2019 ): 491 – 521 . Doolen Andy . “ ‘Be Cautious of the Word “Rebel”’: Race, Revolution, and Transnational History in Martin Delany’s Blake; or, the Huts of America. ” American Literature 81 . 1 ( 2009 ): 153 – 79 . Douglass Frederick...
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Novel (2023) 56 (2): 332–336.
Published: 01 August 2023
... of the vagrant, Nicolazzo clarifies how vagrancy resists characteristics of identity such as “interiority, agency, consistency across time, legal personhood, singularity, subjectivity” (13). Moreover, centering the significance of her literary method of analysis, she considers “vagrant” a “hermeneutic...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 278–283.
Published: 01 August 2009
... century as the century of the Human Genome Project, biotechnology, and genetic manipulation, critics such as Ian Hacking, Paul Rabinow, Evelyn Fox Keller, and Nikolas Rose describe molecular genetics as hav- ing transformed the conception of personhood and the practices of biopolitics...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 210–225.
Published: 01 August 2018
... constraints—for instance, the finitude of life itself—into the rational enactment of sheer individual will. In this model, taking action in one's own best interest is not a measure of true liberty or full personhood but rather an inescapable feature of human life itself. In 127 Hours , we witness...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 175–177.
Published: 01 May 2019
... including Saidiya Hartman , Colin Dayan , and Jeannine DeLombard have devoted special attention to the entangled histories of race, criminality, and personhood. They show how the dehumanizing violence of slavery and colonialism haunts the criminal justice system even when it promises to rehabilitate...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 316–318.
Published: 01 August 2014
... chapter treats the representation of Afghanistan in the British imaginary (exploring speeches by Gladstone, an adventure novel by G. A. Henty, and Arthur Conan Doyle’s Study in Scarlet). The chapters on individual novels disclose new forms of personhood...
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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 119–121.
Published: 01 May 1999
... of nineteenth-century male professionals in the construction of a priva- tized, enclosed domesticity marking the limits of female personhood. But her dazzling work turns what had become a piece of reified knowledge, something already known, into a di- alectical and international genealogy of a struggle...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 188–209.
Published: 01 August 2018
... by the sugar industry, then the titles of these portraits seem to work precisely in the opposite direction by mitigating this invisible loss through the assertion of their idiosyncratic and irreproducible personhood: Valentina, the Fastest ; Big James Sweats Buckets ; Valicia Bathes in Sunday Clothes...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 49–64.
Published: 01 May 2016
... metempsychotic leaps evoke a Jacksonian-era proliferation of seemingly frictionless circulation and exchange—whether of print, money, information, or the “fragmented stuff of personhood” itself ( Lilley 111 ). 1 Yet the lags and incongruities as Lee's spirit moves from body to body register how American land...