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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 339–361.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Jeanne-Marie Jackson Abstract This essay argues for a structuralist approach to reading the recurrence of formal, geographic, and epistemological schisms in the Zimbabwean novel from the 1970s through today. The essay makes this claim within a wider context of plurality's fetishization in African...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 May 2017
... the novel imagines? And what kind of theory of the novel can best account for its prosaic quality? We talk about prosaic imaginaries in the plural because we take it as given that the novel form develops a plurality of ways of imagining the secular universe; and the concept of the imaginary also helps us...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 524–530.
Published: 01 November 2009
...John Marx The conventional wisdom that contemporary fiction has little use for the nation cannot explain the plurality of recent novels that attend to states in crisis. To detail the effects of state collapse is at the very least to insist on the state's continued relevance to the form...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 268–291.
Published: 01 August 2011
... the novel's previously neglected use of spiritualist figures as key to its transitional status. The article concludes by turning again to contemporary modernist studies' attempted break with the new critical paradigm of High Modernism. It points to the inconsistencies in advancing a new model of plural...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 115–138.
Published: 01 May 2016
... in Jack London's socialist fiction: a general strike that would withdraw our maintenance of the world in favor of more plural and livable affiliations; a nonapocalyptic end to the world that might offer a means of surviving the Anthropocene. Works Cited Æ [ Russell George W. ]. “ An Impression...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 334–337.
Published: 01 August 2014
... possibilities. The aesthetic model of the decision ‘‘would aspire to an understanding of the decision as plural, in other words as allowing for differences to be recognized rather than needing to be excluded’’ (39). This critique of Schmitt is an intriguing move, but the question of whether these two...
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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 510–514.
Published: 01 November 2010
... of cultural pluralism that defines the current paradigm of literary multiculturalism. A Genealogy develops an interdisciplinary approach to the study of U.S. ethnic literature by suggesting that fiction writers did not interact with social science in general but rather engaged specific theories...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 47–52.
Published: 01 May 2010
... might describe it (128), they attempt to articulate a modern subject constituted through the acknowl- edgment of what Hannah Arendt describes as the “condition of plurality.” In The Human Condition, Arendt proposes that “[p]lurality is the condition of human action,” by which she means political...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 461–466.
Published: 01 November 2021
... as more pluralistic. In consequence, neither the refusal of dogmatism nor the embrace of pluralism can count any longer as a significant utopian goal. As S. D. Chrostowska and James D. Ingram put it in their Political Uses of Utopia , “social and value pluralism are now so widely accepted within...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 506–511.
Published: 01 November 2012
... case for a critical pluralism in which no transcendent concept of value (whether it be political, aesthetic, moral, or affec- tive) can determine value. However, his claims for good writing at times treat the aesthetic as the ultimate criterion rather than one option out of many...
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Novel (2002) 35 (2-3): 327–329.
Published: 01 November 2002
... connections between chapters, this "rooted yet streaming" quality might capture the "grammatical play" through which such Stein texts as The Making of Americans and Ida construct a "shifting plurality of subjects" (191). Stein retained a faith in the diversity of American identity, but her texts...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 261–267.
Published: 01 August 2009
..., and Pluralism . Durham: Duke UP, 1995 . Moretti , Franco . Atlas of the European Novel, 1800-1900 . London: Verso, 1998 . Snyder , Carey J . British Fiction and Cross-Cultural Encounters: Ethnographic Modernism from Wells to Woolf . New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008 . Expansion...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 446–464.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of the Mind , she provides a succinct definition of this co-belonging, calling it “the infinite plurality which is the law of the earth” ( 187 ). This law is grounded in the objective fact that we all, in our plurality, constitute the very world we live in. The political stakes of poetry are thus ostensibly...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 202–218.
Published: 01 August 2016
... and the inheritance of title and property in England? The Marchioness's response indicates that what matters here is their very plurality—their sheer “mass.” All of this is further destabilized by yet another legal order, the Victorian etiquette of paying social calls: “Was she to go and see a woman who had had...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 359–363.
Published: 01 August 2016
... inadequate to the irreducible pluralism of the world's modes of being, both religious and secular” (189). As these muscular complaints might imply, Neuman is unafraid to emphasize the metacritical punch and payoffs of his book. And he is justified in doing so. This monograph makes a strong contribution...
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Novel (2000) 34 (1): 128–130.
Published: 01 May 2000
... tropes, mimicry, parody, and other dynamics between metropolitan denotation and colonial connotation. Committed to a plural view of agency and agents, Aravamudan's study encompasses writers' sometimes unconscious responses to larger cultural, political, and economic fac- tors...
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Novel (2007) 40 (3): 320–322.
Published: 01 November 2007
... and contemporary fiction. With chapters on second person ("you") narration, narration in the first person plural ("we multipemn narration, unreliable or absent narrators, narration in drama, narrators that refuse the distinction between historical and implied author, and narratives that insist...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 May 2020
... in which a singular entity is simultaneously and inextricably plural. An example is the narrator's encounter with Christian Marclay's film The Clock (2010), which is a collage of clips from other films synched to the twenty-four-hour period in which it is shown: “As I made and unmade a variety...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 76–95.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., and ethnicity, including “here and there a stray European” ( Untouchable 136 ). The gathering is defined by its apparent lack of definition, its plural and inclusive quality. It does not cohere into a larger, bounded totality but rather is characterized by porous receptivity. Among other things, the gathering...
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Novel (2006) 39 (2): 284–287.
Published: 01 August 2006
... engaging study asks what categories of difference were used to measure social groupings before the advent of the anthropological culture concept, and before the term "cultures" in the plural entered the English lexicon with force in 1910. Evans is interested in exploring "how cultural difference...