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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 409–432.
Published: 01 November 2012
... dossier by considering Conrad's images of frenzy as a representation of what religious anthropologists now call “possession trance.” This essay argues that Conrad's artistic insights into possession trance cannot simply be dismissed as a distorting image of Africa but emerge out of a carefully crafted...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 381–399.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of Small Things' feminist legal critique is not only perceptive and timely, but it also offers a crucial insight into the political stakes of the novel's aesthetic form. I use political and legal theory to identify India's property law and juridical economy as “possessive,” or exclusionary, and to explain...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 8–34.
Published: 01 May 2017
... selfhood through effecting a dynamic whereby her movable possessions—her letters, her pockets in particular—become spatial territories of the self that challenge the authority of land ownership conferred to her social superiors. She effects, in other words, a shift in social relations as defined...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 486–503.
Published: 01 November 2016
... in a media culture where a network of people, things, and texts intermingle in commercial society. Working through the epistemology of possessive individualism, sentimental fiction tends to question whether individuals really own their feelings. The form of the novel mirrors this concern to challenge...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 23–43.
Published: 01 May 2019
... the narrator's attention, and the town's gossip, away from his secret engagement to the impoverished Jane Fairfax. In these oft-ignored and easily forgotten scenes, Frank performs an astonishing ontological trespass: flaunting his plot only to better conceal it, the literary character seems nearly possessed...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 294–319.
Published: 01 August 2010
... dynamism comics possess as models of urban nimbleness and adaptability, qualities he regards as necessary for the promise of future leadership. © 2010 by Novel, Inc. 2010 Works Cited Beaty , Bart . Fredric Wertham and the Critique of Mass Culture . Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2005...
Published: 01 May 2017
Figure 1. Melanie Klein's Berlin toys, from a set given by Klein to her housekeeper, Kathleen Cutler, and others in the possession of Klein's son, Michael Clyne. Photographed by Dr. Michael Sinason, 1988, and reproduced here with his kind permission More
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Novel (2023) 56 (2): 323–326.
Published: 01 August 2023
...Priyanka Anne Jacob pjacob@luc.edu Rebecca R. Falkoff , Possessed: A Cultural History of Hoarding ( Ithaca, NY : Cornell UP , 2021 ), pp. 264 , paper, $19.95 . Copyright © 2023 by Novel, Inc. 2023 The artist Song Dong's installation Waste Not situates the stripped...
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Novel (2004) 37 (1-2): 135–157.
Published: 01 August 2004
... . Weiner , Annette B. Inalienable Possessions: The Paradox of Keeping-While-Giving . Berkeley: U of California P, 1992 . Welsh , Alexander . Strong Representations: Narrative and Circumstantial Evidence in England . Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1992 . Willis , Sharon...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 297–303.
Published: 01 August 2009
... to her, or even show her kindness. She describes a series of possessive relationships, with both women and men, in which she exhibits the panoply of symptoms of Kleinian envy. She perceives the world as sharply divided between her beloved objects, in whom she invests all goodness, and all others...
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Novel (2007) 41 (1): 154–157.
Published: 01 May 2007
... (sympathy) nor individuals' susceptibility to feeling (sensibility) but a "crafted literary fonn" that "moves to locate that emotion, to assign it to particular per- sons, thereby designating who possesses affect and who elicits il? (3). This distinction between "subjects and objects of feeling...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 45–62.
Published: 01 May 2015
... the mass as instinctively and unerringly as a dog suspicious of some buried bone” (1138). Although the artist clearly possesses something akin to animal instinct, the intentionality of his “exquisite economy” (1146) contrasts markedly with the thoughtlessness of nature's “splendid waste,” which has...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 49–64.
Published: 01 May 2016
... imagined as well as to how the expansion of democracy, paper wealth, and slavery in Jacksonian America rendered such instability newly urgent. Through a protagonist who inhabits but never fully settles into the bodies he possesses, Sheppard Lee probes the resulting gap between the properties...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 429–448.
Published: 01 November 2016
... novelists’ fears turned the crowd's demand for entertainment into a sounding board for intertwined doubts about political stability, ownership, and the value of self-possession. Consider, for example, Extracts from the Diary of Moritz Svengali , one among many American spin-offs of Trilby...
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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 93–118.
Published: 01 May 1999
..., 1987 . Trollope , Anthony . The Eustace Diamonds . 2 Vols in 1. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1983 . Weiner , Annette B. Inalienable Possessions: The Paradox of Keeping-While-Giving . Berkeley: U of California P, 1992 . Heterosexual Exchange and Other Victorian Fictions...
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Novel (2005) 38 (2-3): 254–271.
Published: 01 November 2005
...: Routledge, 2004 . 215 –44. Weiner , Annette B. Inalienable Possessions: The Paradox of Keeping-While-Giving . Berkeley: U of California P, 1992 . Disenchanting China: Orientalism and the Aesthetics of Reason in the English Novel EUGENIA ZUROSKI...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 417–437.
Published: 01 November 2018
... and the emergence of an era at least nominally committed to transformation, however, Coovadia implies that the theme might finally find traction: its attractiveness, as he notes, “depends on the promise of instability,” a quality the postapartheid state possesses in abundance ( 57 ). As a narrative tool...
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Novel (2005) 39 (1): 129–132.
Published: 01 May 2005
... of the author as possessing a 'voice"' (Voice and the Vicforian Sforytelfer128). In his new book, Kreilkarnp carries hts confrontation with the mystique of voice into numerous nineteenth- century contexts, contending that the struggle is not his alone but heiped to constitute the Victorian novel as we...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 474–481.
Published: 01 November 2009
... not as a narrative rooted around singular human subjects, possessing automatic priority, but as a representation of multiple life forms in interaction and interrelation—even as a kind of “archive of creaturely life” (see Santner). What does it mean to read Far from the Madding Crowd nonanthropocentrically...
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Novel (2005) 38 (2-3): 165–192.
Published: 01 November 2005
... body, under this brawler's thick breastplate, there is a true woman's heart When a man possesses this, overlook the rest; with all his excesses and his follies, he is better than your well-dressed devotees" (175). Fielding and his supposed fictional surrogates partake of the best of female na...