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Novel (1 November 2012) 45 (3): 433–454.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Sam Alexander This article proposes that the narratological problem of character in Joyce's Ulysses is inseparable from the biopolitical problem of population. More important than the presentation or ontological status of any individual character in Joyce's novel is the sheer number of characters...
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 482–501.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Hannah Walser Abstract Whether identified as “genies,” “little men,” or simply “les moi,” a vast horde of personified mental faculties populates In Search of Lost Time , responsible for behaviors too instantaneous or too ingrained to come under conscious control. Representing automatic neural...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 214–233.
Published: 01 August 2013
... discourse. Novelistic characters are frequently exposed in a double vision that draws attention to their individualized personhood and at the same time importantly locates them within a larger statistical population. In their description of characters, charting of individual fortunes, and imagining of...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 227–250.
Published: 01 August 2010
... people” as a whole in what appears to be a throwaway line, this epithet expresses the theoretical crux of the novel's provocative engagement with a Victorian politics of population. Where recent critics approach the novel genre primarily as a vehicle for domestic ideology and a technology of...
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Novel (1 August 2014) 47 (2): 224–241.
Published: 01 August 2014
... such unnecessary lives as those that populate naturalist fiction. Hardy's characters exceed any assigned social position, yet the surplus that shapes their stories is not just demographic; it is a surplus of words and meanings, a deliberate crowding of figural space that compromises the narrator's...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 345–363.
Published: 01 November 2013
... labor servitude imposed on a multiracial population), these novels thwart interpretive efforts to restrict their referents to the history of American slavery. Paradoxically, I argue, it is only by tracking the slippery referents of Butler's novels of slavery—their uneven shifts between historical and...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 234–252.
Published: 01 August 2013
... localized in hall ways that behave like characters. The factory tools and architectural spaces populating An American Tragedy , each rendered as a form of mediation, reveal Dreiser's text to hold a more important place in the formal history of the novel and of the novel's relationship to media than it has...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 17–35.
Published: 01 May 2018
... discontinuity associated with newly enfranchised Irish populations—the very modes of thought and feeling Enlightenment theories of sociality had classified as disruptive to sympathetic economy—prove key to internalizing and embodying statistical abstractions. The unruly affective signature of the masses long...
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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 107–129.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Erag Ramizi Abstract This article reads Thomas Hardy's 1891 novel Tess of the d'Urbervilles as one instance of the way literary engagements with the peasant question in late nineteenth-century Europe at once shed light onto the lived experiences of rural populations and elaborated the theoretical...
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Novel (1 August 2015) 48 (2): 208–223.
Published: 01 August 2015
... reflects the transnational reconfiguration of economic forms, which depended centrally on the leveraging of bodily needs of entire populations for productive ends. In Hamsun's novel, the body stands as a primary site upon which the transformation of macroeconomic structures are made legible as well as an...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 82–94.
Published: 01 May 2016
... south and the southwest—the “anachronism of imagining a Wessex population living under Queen Victoria” allows Hardy to mark this territory as a region scarred by history (5). To suggest, therefore, that Hardy's project represents an attempt to reclaim nature for the sake of a “new pastoralism,” as some...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 10–25.
Published: 01 May 2016
... of human activity on the planet in mind. In their short initial article in 2000, they mentioned population growth, exhaustion of fossil fuels, emissions of nitrogen monoxide that cause smog, emissions of carbon dioxide and methane that cause climate change, increased transformation of land surfaces...
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Novel (1 May 2005) 39 (1): 123–125.
Published: 01 May 2005
.... Political economy cannot integrate bioeconomics and somaeconomics since the organic whole-Lifeand the beings that populate it diverge in their interests. Healthy bodies, to take the most famous example, can destroy the body politic through overpopulating it; the body politic, to stay healthy, may...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 8–10.
Published: 01 May 2011
... get the idea: framed by the everydayness we take for granted, these microworlds are populated by some violent disruption of the habitus that exposes the brute fact of biological connec- tion with others. This composite being proves capable, moreover, of redefining the fictional frame that...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 380–384.
Published: 01 August 2016
... populations, rival territorial claims, and altogether different notions of political autonomy” (7–8). Silyn Roberts, like Fiedler before her, continues to insist on the exceptional nature of American history, but what differentiates the United States from other nations, other histories, and other gothics is...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 524–530.
Published: 01 November 2009
.... New York: Palgrave, 2003 . ———. Security, Territory, Population . Trans. Graham Burchell. New York: Palgrave, 2007 . Iweala , Uzodinma . Beasts of No Nation . New York: Harper, 2005 . Jeyifo , Biodun . “The Nature of Things: Arrested Decolonization and Critical Theory...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): v–vi.
Published: 01 August 2010
... STEINLIGHT is Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Humanities and Harper Fellow at the Uni- versity of Chicago. She is currently at work on a book manuscript that reads population management as a key narrative structure in nineteenth-century British literature. BARRY McCREA is associate professor of...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): v–vi.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Irving Welsh (2010).  emily steinlight is Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Humanities and Harper Fellow at the University of Chicago. She is completing a book on the politics of population in nineteenth-century British literature.  priscilla wald is professor of English at Duke University and...
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Novel (1 May 2014) 47 (1): 24–42.
Published: 01 May 2014
... . ———. Security, Territory, Population: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1977–78 . Ed. Senellart Michel . Trans. Burchell Graham . New York : Picador , 2004 . ———. “Society Must Be Defended”: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1975–76 . Ed. Bertani Mauro Fontana Alessandro . Trans...
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Novel (1 November 2016) 49 (3): 542–545.
Published: 01 November 2016
... questions: What, exactly, is a character? Where do literary characters begin and end? With the text? In our imagination? How do we know we are in the presence of a fictional character? What is the difference between persons in our memory and the characters who populate our fictions? What is the relationship...