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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 327–342.
Published: 01 November 2012
... and secure new forms of life, novels implement heterogeneous governmentalities. This essay examines Ishmael's testimony to the relationship between Pip and Captain Ahab to elucidate the contesting governmentalities at work in Melville's Moby-Dick . © 2012 by Novel, Inc. 2012 Duke University Press...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 426–435.
Published: 01 November 2017
... differences is central to the moral economy of mid-nineteenth-century realism. To live inside a liberal dispensation that takes its realist fictions seriously means recognizing the work that characters like Pip in Dickens's Great Expectations (and persons like ourselves) put into stories about our own...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 214–233.
Published: 01 August 2013
... of individuals all packed into the same physical space” and that produces the panicked sense that “[w]e don’t know who is around us” (232–33). Pip is “exposed to hundreds of chances,” 3 Dickens’s novel Hard Times satirizes the statistical movement and the idea that problems of soci- ety could...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 399–416.
Published: 01 November 2018
... . Hertz Neil . The End of the Line: Essays on Psychoanalysis and the Sublime . New York : Columbia UP , 1985 . Jameson Fredric . The Antinomies of Realism . New York : Verso , 2013 . Jones Lloyd . Mister Pip . New York : Random House , 2006 . Jordan John O...
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Novel (2007) 41 (1): 166–168.
Published: 01 May 2007
... that typifies the plot of Great Expectations (1860-61)' reminding us that while Pip plays at work with Joe and idles in London with Herbert Pocket, an imperial economy is built off- stage by the slave labor of convicts like Magwitch, labor that both supports and under- mines Pip's construction...
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Novel (2002) 36 (1): 26–41.
Published: 01 May 2002
... in question is Aboriginal genocide in Victorian Australia. When the convict Abel Magwitch, now a wealthy sheep farmer, returns from New South Wales to examine the gentleman he has "made" of Pip, we read re- peatedly that he fills his pipe with, and smokes, "Negro head" tobacco. Curi- ously...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 153–157.
Published: 01 May 2013
... hereditary goodness (earlier embodied in the unsulliable Oliver) to the accumulations of “interaction, encounters, and experience” that sculpt both Magwitch’s features and Pip’s self (59). If Dickens crucially anticipates the modernist turn, so, too, in McCrea’s view, does Conan Doyle. In many...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 479–484.
Published: 01 November 2021
.... The most brilliant chapter, “The Transportable Pip: Liberal Character, Territory and the Settled Subject,” links Victorian analysis of land use to the bildungsroman genre. As Steer argues, the stadial theory of civilizational development, itself the product of metropolitan reflection on an earlier phase...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 193–212.
Published: 01 August 2020
... from “the wreck of the text” and quickly disappear (38), we are left with a sense of these characters as implied individuals with stories that are just beyond the reach of the novel. Unlike most of the social-climbing protagonists in Dickens's novels—how else can we talk of Pip, the Lammles...
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Novel (2004) 37 (1-2): 212–215.
Published: 01 August 2004
... be true? What is Heath- cliff's inconsolable grief and rage about, if not his inability either to resolve or to destroy JOHN KUCICH I AMNESIAC FICTION his vivid memories of Cathy? What is Pip's chronic sense of guilt if not the sign of persistent memories...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 23–26.
Published: 01 May 2011
... is sharply contrasted to the “times out of number” that Mr. Harmon has patiently recounted the episode to Bella, who sees this event as the golden link in her great chain of being. Would it be stretching the point here to make a comparison not only to the golden link in Pip’s chain, his visit...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 193–213.
Published: 01 August 2013
..., while a novel like Great Expectations (1861) covers a great deal of time—the growth of Pip from a very young child to mature adulthood—much of his development is carried out through what Gérard Genette calls narrative ellipses: those moments “where a nonexistent section of narrative corresponds...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 149–152.
Published: 01 May 2021
... ephemeral beings who will be forgotten and whose stories are brief from those entitled to continued life, development, and full-fledged narrative treatment” (77). Kreilkamp's analysis of Orlick's threats and near murder of Pip—threatening to annihilate his body so that no one will know the story of what...
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Novel (2007) 41 (1): 158–161.
Published: 01 May 2007
... that "mainstream femi- Nnity was not secretly lesbian, but openiy homoerotic" (3).In a paired chapter on "The Female Accessory in Great Expectutiotls," Marcus argues that Pip learns how to desire Estella through observing her dynamics with Miss Havisham-and that heterosermal desire in the novel...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 338–342.
Published: 01 August 2019
... she is actually in one), or Pip's youthful delusion that he is a romance hero with a fairy godmother and a special destiny. Such cases turn on the protagonists' quixotic misrecognition of the type of story they inhabit—and if, as it seems, flat protagonists exert greater genre-collapsing energy...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 152–156.
Published: 01 May 2009
..., while the Dutch remain content with the sensory lowlands” (47). In Modern Paint- ers, John Ruskin disparaged Dutch painters for squandering their attention on base realia: “[A] Dutchman can be just as solemnly and entirely contemplative of a lemon pip and a cheese paring, as an Italian...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 511–516.
Published: 01 November 2009
... is an event, but so is Pip’s increasing debt—the scratching of an itch but also waiting for rivets, a fall off a ladder and also a wast- ing disease. Narrative moves alternately between punctual events (a laugh, a slap, a glance, a storm) and broader, slower events: a feud, a quest, the decay...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 449–466.
Published: 01 November 2016
... names, as forerunners of his investigative approach, Winwood Reade in The Sign of Four ( Doyle 1: 137 ), Georges Cuvier in “The Five Orange Pips” (1: 225), and Alphonse Bertillon in “The Naval Treaty” (1: 460). Historicizing critics have seen these in-text citations as merely the tip of the iceberg...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 88–105.
Published: 01 May 2011
... they earn their living is very much in the background. Pip, for instance, “goes into business” in Egypt; we are not told what business, and Pip’s working life occu- pies about half a page of the book. Clennam has been in some unspecified business in China, and later goes into another barely...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 224–241.
Published: 01 August 2014
... of luckier protagonists who beat the odds (18). Characters from Oliver Twist and Jane Eyre to Esther Summerson and Pip all begin as disposable before becoming indispensable, working out their destinies amid scores of others who do not make it into the category of lives worth protecting. For every Oliver...