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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 470–474.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Kathryn Bond Stockton HARZEWSKI STEPHANIE , Chick Lit and Postfeminism ( Charlottesville : U of Virginia P , 2011 ), pp. 264 , cloth, $55.00 , paper, $19.50 . © 2012 by Novel, Inc. 2012 Duke University Press Toeholds and Sticking Points STEPHANIE...
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Novel (2005) 38 (2-3): 291–294.
Published: 01 November 2005
... of eighteenth-century culture. As Goring points out, attention to the rise of print culture has sometimes obscured the continu- ing importance of public address in this period, as well as the great popularity of texts about the practice of oratory (32-33). Thus, Goring's gracefully written...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 207–215.
Published: 01 August 2009
... has called “hyperlink cinema,” a form that emerging directors like Alexandro Gonzáles Iñárritu have used to connect narratives set in widely disparate locations (the film Babel is my case in point). The essay then analyzes David Mitchell's Ghostwritten as a “hypertext” novel, pointing out how its...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 200–218.
Published: 01 August 2019
... knowledge itself contains contradictions. Taking Lukács's distinction between “narrative” and “descriptive” realism as a starting point, I argue that Bouvard in fact “narrates” the very changes Lukács describes, depicting a historical shift that speaks not only to changes in literary practice but to...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 24–42.
Published: 01 May 2014
... thus helps me argue that where theory, being theory, necessarily drives toward a point where the emerging nation becomes incoherent, fiction tells us that this point is where affect takes over and holds a liberal democracy together. © 2014 by Novel, Inc. 2014 Duke University Press Works Cited...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 433–454.
Published: 01 November 2012
.... After examining the census's influence on episodes such as “Ithaca” and “Wandering Rocks,” the author argues that Joyce embraces a key assumption of the statistical movement that gave rise to the census: the idea that individuals are quantifiable, and thus commensurate, almost to the point of being...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 339–361.
Published: 01 August 2018
... a robust pluralist practice in fact demands categorical delineation and opposition. In this way, Zimbabwean writers' frequent reliance on binary oppositions becomes the starting point for theorizing an argumentative novel form, which responds to but may not directly reflect the anti pluralist...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 May 2020
...), in contrast, self-consciously repudiates the possibility of representing the maximal scale, instead prioritizing narrative over the kinds of formal modeling seen in the other texts. This point of difference allows the periodization entailed by the planetary turn to engage with the work of that...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 37–56.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., at one point, to regard as a substitute for his own youth. This incorrigible tendency to live his life through the experiences of others might seem to conflict with the goals of Bildung or aesthetic education, since, if nothing else, the experiences that constitute such an education ought surely to...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 57–75.
Published: 01 May 2020
... reading the child is tied to the child as reader; childlike reading in James uses style as an entry point through which to join in with lies, to repair them by making them performatively true. The author suggests that by analyzing texts that challenge the “supreme simplicity” of childhood and expose...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 76–95.
Published: 01 May 2020
... the terms of global integration and nationalist resurgence, this article looks to the 1930s (rather than 1990s) as an origin point for global fiction, finding in “British” works attuned to the disintegration of the liberal world-system a model of fiction's agency relevant for neoliberal times. Works...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 193–212.
Published: 01 August 2020
... other, even though their worlds are quite rich. But Dickens's minor characters define the ingenuity of counterintuition, pointing toward a suppressed energy that belies the flatness of a minor character. Drawn with care, these characters build alternative, codependent ways of surviving on the edges of...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 235–253.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Gabriel Mehlman Abstract This article focuses on Sarah Orne Jewett's The Country of the Pointed Firs , the most famous example of the realist genre of local color. Published in 1898, the novel was written during the very moment of the generic collapse of local color. That collapse occurs within the...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 40–61.
Published: 01 May 2009
... that the seeming weaknesses of Lily's character—her gendered embodiment and embedded position within the forces of the capitalist market—are actually, from the point of view of the novel as a whole, key strengths that allow Wharton to imagine possibilities for critical thinking from within the forces...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 183–189.
Published: 01 August 2009
... of the imagination, literary critics sought to emphasize the palimpsestic nature of text by pointing to the unsayable and the indeterminate, and they devalued that which appeared mimetic, no matter what the text itself looked like. I explore the question of genre or narrative mode with special...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 417–422.
Published: 01 November 2009
... between the novel and history in a peculiarly sharp form, a point emphasized by Perry Anderson during a 1983 conference commemorating the centenary of Marx's death when he described Powell's avowedly anti-Marxist series A Dance to the Music of Time as “the most important piece of postwar fiction in the...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 284–289.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Amanda Claybaugh It is a surprising fact of literary history that many of the most important nineteenth-century authors served, at some point in their careers, as US consul. The list of these authors includes James Fenimore Cooper, Washington Irving, James Russell Lowell, William Dean Howells...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 124–131.
Published: 01 May 2010
... Benjamin's “The Storyteller,” arguing that the literary text and the critical essay reach comparable insights into the ideological dimensions of the struggle to rehabilitate oral narrative practices. The second section takes these insights as the point of departure for an examination of the functional...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 189–196.
Published: 01 May 2010
... Rushdie and many of his defenders characterized as the result of a failure to attend to the fictiveness of fiction. The essay points out, in the context of this controversy, the temptation to assert a categorical distinction between fictive and nonfictive discourses—and the limitations of any such...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 238–256.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Naomi Mandel This essay examines the role of fact and the injunction of fidelity to it in fiction about violent historical events. Taking as its starting point Jonathan Safran Foer's 2002 novel, Everything Is Illuminated (set in the wake of the Holocaust), and his 2005 novel, Extremely Loud and...