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Novel (1 August 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 (1 May 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...
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Novel (1 November 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. This...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 268–291.
Published: 01 August 2011
... plural modernisms and yet retaining modernism as the field's key identifier. It suggests that there is an ethical oversight in doing so while repudiating the critical and aesthetic models that made the current field configuration possible. Contemporary modernist studies owe a debt to the newly minted...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 115–138.
Published: 01 May 2016
... moments 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. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016...
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Novel (1 August 2014) 47 (2): 334–337.
Published: 01 August 2014
... ‘‘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 decisions are comparable is worthy of more...
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Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 510–514.
Published: 01 November 2010
... 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 of...
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Novel (1 November 2002) 35 (2-3): 327–329.
Published: 01 November 2002
... 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 surpass the Jarnesian...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 47–52.
Published: 01 May 2010
... of drawing boundaries,” as Ellen Rooney 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...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 261–267.
Published: 01 August 2009
...: Nativism, Modernism, 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...
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Novel (1 November 2012) 45 (3): 506–511.
Published: 01 November 2012
... 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. This is unfortunate, because it...
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Novel (1 May 2000) 34 (1): 128–130.
Published: 01 May 2000
..., 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 that underwrote...
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Novel (1 November 2007) 40 (3): 320–322.
Published: 01 November 2007
... 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 on the perme- able quality of...
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Novel (1 November 2007) 40 (3): 205–206.
Published: 01 November 2007
... to this issue, Jeff Nunokawa talks about the "appalling sadness" of reading Ishiguro. Yet the first sentence of Nunokawa's piece, with its informal, demotic first-person plural, introducing a story of personal pain and loss, might have been spoken by one of Ishiguro's famously unreliable...
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Novel (1 May 1999) 33 (1): 125–128.
Published: 01 May 1999
... of the other-in this case of British women and of the subaltern classes- appears as a discursive interruption within the narrative. She certainly succeeds in teasing out the plurality of voices within the Raj. But, if she convinces that these Raj rape fictions are indeed heteroglossic, she also...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 202–218.
Published: 01 August 2016
... various laws (common law, custom, statutes) governing primogeniture 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...
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Novel (1 August 2006) 39 (2): 284–287.
Published: 01 August 2006
... 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 might have been imaped without recourse to...
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Novel (1 November 2004) 37 (3): 365–366.
Published: 01 November 2004
... historians whose work is repeatedly cited in this study, in- volves variously: interrogating the gender of modernism and wresting it from the "men of 1914"; exploring the plurality of modernisms and the contestations within modemism; charting the complex relationships of modernism to mass culture...
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Novel (1 August 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 not...
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Novel (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 446–464.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Philosophy . In The Life 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...