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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 381–399.
Published: 01 November 2015
... property law has systematically dispossessed women, The God of Small Things works to counter such exclusions by establishing an alternative structural logic. Roy's formal strategies are, I conclude, politically significant, as they delineate the possible form of a nonpossessive, relational...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 149–166.
Published: 01 May 2014
... invested social practices as well as those groups who self- determine by way of them, thereby authoring a starkly anemic portrait of political life that itself has provided a warrant for democracy’s historical exclusions. 6 In addition, this relative avoidance of religion as a category...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 24–42.
Published: 01 May 2014
... political body. A Hawthorne story from the same period as Tocqueville's study shows the new collectivity paradoxically requiring the constraints of classical liberalism just as liberalism in turn seemed to require the popular energy unleashed by democracy to justify its constraints and exclusions. Hawthorne...
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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 424–442.
Published: 01 November 2010
... of “inputs” and “outputs” to national, economic, or political systems) in the 1930s. Handily demonstrated by Phillips's economic computer, a machine built to literally embody Britain's economy, Keynesian thought in particular is invested in quantifying and containing the nation's components. I contend...
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Novel (2000) 33 (3): 377–405.
Published: 01 November 2000
... and political exclusion of women. See Lee's chapter "Fraternal Devotions: Carlos Bulosan and the Sexual Politics of America" (17-43). Ellison also depicts the presence of women as a threat to the political solidarity of the Brotherhood in Invisible Man. As the protagonist asks: "Why did...
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Novel (2000) 33 (2): 267–269.
Published: 01 August 2000
... narrow in their focus, and chance alone seems responsible for some of the more egregious exclusions from the canon. The "various modernisms" which Caserio helps to recover include under-read works by women writers such as Mary Webb and Ivy Compton-Burnett; homosexual English modernisms...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 156–160.
Published: 01 May 2019
... Rhetorics of Belonging willingly questions the theoretical doxa of postcolonial studies, it leaves untouched the political doxa of the discipline. Most conspicuous in this regard is the exclusive characterization of Zionism as settler colonialism. When this argument was first introduced in the late...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 150–155.
Published: 01 May 2019
... sense embedded here, constructed by the successes of Asian American studies: we must continually be reminded of these past exclusions and forms of exploitation and politically recuperate them. Related axioms, Tang shows us, follow from this one: the repeated projection of the Asian American...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 284–300.
Published: 01 August 2014
... forms of individuation’’ (Mute Speech 117). The sentence is thus more than a meaningful utterance: it is a coordination of elements—an ensemble of parts—that exists but not exclusively for the understanding. This, I would say, is Rancie`re’s supreme and impossible lesson for political theory that he...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 423–430.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., and slaves but goes so far as to consolidate the community it does imagine by means of their exclusion. I focus in particular on the reprinting of Bleak House in Frederick Douglass' Paper and its rewriting in, or as, The Bondwoman's Narrative by Hannah Crafts. © 2009 by Novel, Inc. 2009 Works Cited...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 47–52.
Published: 01 May 2010
... to theorizing this new humanism, which would be based in a politics of interpersonal difference rather than in the assumption of human universals, Douglass practiced a form of cautious self-presentation that underwrote his politics. His tendency to draw a veil across certain pivotal scenes of intimate violence...
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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 483–499.
Published: 01 November 2010
... raised a number of large and now unavoidable questions. What is the place of the political in literary studies today? How are we to construe the relationship between close reading and a broader sociopolitical analysis of literature as an institution? What authority do critics command as guardians...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 330–333.
Published: 01 August 2019
... in the discipline of comparative literature to value linguistic expertise. If we are to accurately fathom what happens to translation as empirical fact, political imperative, and utopian aspiration in the contemporary novel, the hegemony of the anglophone must surely be resisted, not reinstated. Walkowitz rightly...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 131–133.
Published: 01 May 2009
... as varied as Patrick Brantlinger’s Rule of Darkness (1988) and Edward Said’s Culture and Imperialism (1993) went a long way in closing the door on Victorian literature read exclusively within British borders. The explosion of studies of British fiction and empire traversed a wide range of issues...
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Novel (2002) 35 (2-3): 211–230.
Published: 01 November 2002
... is an attempt to understand a specific combination of economic and political relations, and is therefore grounded in those relations, strategies for eliminating racism should concentrate less on trying exclusively to persuade those who articulate racism that they are 'wrong' and more...
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Novel (2021) 54 (2): 270–286.
Published: 01 August 2021
... stigmatization, and ultimately corroborates logics of racial hierarchization and exclusion for the sake of her own white feminist politics. Weighing the salience of either of these readings, it is important to consider that Wuthering Heights itself does not treat Heathcliff and Catherine's rebellions...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 366–370.
Published: 01 August 2010
.... 328, cloth, $59.95, paper, $24.95. During the seemingly endless presidential campaign just past, a variety of campus student groups asked me to talk about gender in national politics. Though I often critiqued both of the female candidates—for quite different reasons, as you might imagine—I did...
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Novel (2004) 37 (3): 326–351.
Published: 01 November 2004
.... For this critic, interiority is the exclusive preserve of the NOVEL / SUMMER2004 Defined thus, this combination of individual and collective shortcoming bars the native world from proper access to the terms of narrative. When the old Malay helmsman pours forth without self-consciousness...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 461–466.
Published: 01 November 2021
... of novels, and discusses them very perceptively, this level of convergence between novelistic form and social content is not on his radar. His overriding interest is in justice itself, a concept that usually falls under the jurisdiction of the political theorists. For him, the utopia is a site where...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 145–149.
Published: 01 May 2019
... their reading. Levy-Hussen's second answer is brilliantly original and far less expected—yet just as productive as her first. She argues that “post–Civil Rights political disappointment” has also prompted the turn toward slavery as content in African American fiction (13). Just as Pauline Hopkins's...