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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 50–72.
Published: 01 May 2013
... Fielding, moreover, eighteenth-century natural philosophers were accused of being charlatans staging magic shows. To distinguish themselves from their rivals, therefore, philosophers had to perform “boundary-work” in which they contrasted the enlightened knowledge produced by their performances with the...
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Novel (1 May 2009) 42 (1): 40–61.
Published: 01 May 2009
... of capitalism. The essay places the novel into a broader philosophical conversation with the works of William James, Henry Adams, and Karl Marx and suggests new understandings of the body-subject (James), American imperial management (Adams), and commodity fetishism (Marx). So contextualized, we see...
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Novel (1 May 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 and...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 10–12.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Alexander R. Galloway In her book Plasticity at the Dusk of Writing, philosopher Catherine Malabou tells a story about the historical end of reading and writing and their reinvention in a new form. The new mode is seen most vividly, suggests Malabou, in the cerebral plasticity of the brain, but...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 361–365.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Daylanne K. English In this essay I offer a temporal-philosophical and literary-political reading of Walter Mosley's Easy Rawlins detective novel series. African American literature has conventionally been understood as following its own timeline; however, ascribing a distinct temporality to black...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 337–342.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Joseph Drury The dynamic structural model for the erotics of narrative in the eighteenth century was not l'homme moteur of Freud but l'homme machine of French philosopher Julien de la Mettrie. Set in this context, the narrative digressions symbolized by Corporal Trim's arabesque in Tristram Shandy...
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Novel (1 August 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...
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Novel (1 August 2014) 47 (2): 210–223.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Elaine Freedgood Does the novelist, like the philosopher, need her “poor”? In this essay, Elizabeth Gaskell's Mary Barton is the test case for the idea that narrators (and, by extension, novelists) need their characters to be poor—intellectually, physically, spiritually—that narrators might remain...
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Novel (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 421–445.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., all art practice in Frankenstein becomes tied to death and remains—whether it is the anatomical drawing recoded as vanitas or the creature's literal tableaux vivants turned nature morte . In this way, Shelley's philosophical novel on the values of domestic work and affection gets expressed precisely...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 202–218.
Published: 01 August 2016
... addressed doubt and chose to know its reality. “Worlding” literary forms of knowing with legal/philosophical ones, through a reading of Anthony Trollope's Is He Popenjoy? (1878), I argue that realism knows by deciding to know . A focus on the presumptions—most prominently the presumption of legitimacy—that...
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Novel (1 May 2009) 42 (1): 138–140.
Published: 01 May 2009
... contextualization, on the one hand, and those promoting ideological critique, on the other. As Miller perceptively indicates at the beginning of his study, the terms of this opposition translate the more fundamental moral philosophical divide between the particularist logic of consequentialism and the...
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Novel (1 August 2001) 34 (2): 180–201.
Published: 01 August 2001
... authenticate the incredible, to claim originality without really departing from the familiar" (10); "they tried to introduce the unnamable [sic] into a genre which derived ROBERT MILES 1 PHILOSOPHICAL ROMANCE much of its strength from an insistence on naming names" (12...
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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 140–144.
Published: 01 May 2019
... history of fear's philosophical dimensions. The book's central thesis is a compelling one: terror, in Hurh's specific formulation, is the “special feeling of objective truth”—that is, the means by which several prominent eighteenth- and nineteenth-century authors produced the feeling of scientific...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 144–147.
Published: 01 May 2018
... practices of communal management, as opposed to one that is static and based on a single philosophical principle of allocation. This is not meant as criticism of the book, which works fine without this option (and possibly others). I bring it up here as a way to explain the kind of project I imagine being...
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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 147–152.
Published: 01 May 2013
..., the terms supplementarity, rivalry, and history that “The Novel Today” puts into circulation, inaugurating an ongoing literary-philosophical debate, serve as touch- stones in Marais’s Secretary of the Invisible: The Idea of Hospitality in the Fiction of J. M. Coetzee. For Marais, Coetzee...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 339–362.
Published: 01 November 2014
....” Trans. Taormina Michael . Desert Islands and Other Texts, 1953–1974 . Ed. Lapoujade David . Los Angeles : Semiotext(e) , 2004 . 162 – 69 . Descartes René . “The Passions of the Soul.” Trans. Haldane Elizabeth S. Ross G. R. T. . The Philosophical Works of René...
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Novel (1 May 2017) 50 (1): 128–132.
Published: 01 May 2017
..., autobiographical fragment, moral and religious treatise, and essay. Frustrated by the limitations of linear temporality inherent in conventional narrative form, Tolstoy ultimately drew on philosophical and religious sources to envision a self that transcends the mundane finitude of the individual. Paperno retraces...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 148–150.
Published: 01 May 2015
... Coale argues that the twentieth century is the quantum era, riddled with all of the indeterminacies, blurriness, and entanglements that he attributes to quantum theory, which he describes as the “philosophical basis for quantum physics” (1). He acknowledges that “to truly understand quantum mechanics as...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 17–19.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Timothy Bewes © 2011 by Novel, Inc. 2011 Duke University Press Works Cited Bakhtin M. M. Problems of Dostoevsky's Poetics . Trans. Emerson Caryl . Minneapolis : U of Minnesota P , 1984 . Lukács Georg . The Theory of the Novel: A Historico-Philosophical Essay...
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Novel (1 May 1999) 33 (1): 143–145.
Published: 01 May 1999
... literature in a philosophically evocative manner). Joyce's work was important to avant-garde thought in Europe from the 1920s through the 1970s, and its inffuence still lingers. A string of French theorists-Julia Kristeva, Heli.ne Cixous, and Jacques Lacan-have explored the implications of language...