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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 461–481.
Published: 01 November 2018
... unexpectedly useful tool for analyzing postcolonial literatures. Doing so, however, requires us to jettison Lukács's progressive historicism in favor of a model of literary history shaped by uneven temporalities and a fundamental disjunction between the historical perspectives of settler and nonsettler...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 163–168.
Published: 01 May 2010
... interaction with a history sometimes called “the coolie trade.” The critical reading practice that I argue diasporic literature demands leads us from the literature back toward recognition of the archive itself as transnational. Archives of the Black Atlantic: Postcolonial Citation in...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 189–196.
Published: 01 May 2010
... engagement with the question of fictiveness should be on the agenda of political criticism. © 2010 by Novel, Inc. 2010 Literature, Fictiveness, and Postcolonial Criticism Alok Yadav The question I address is the following: what is our understanding of...
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Novel (1 August 2014) 47 (2): 242–260.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Raji Vallury My article studies the implications of Jacques Rancière's concepts of literary misunderstanding and political dissensus for our understanding of the politics of postcolonial fiction. The disjunctive junction that Rancière establishes between the politics of aesthetics and the...
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Novel (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 323–343.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Paul Stasi This essay takes up the relationship between modernism and postcolonialism through a comparison of Joseph Conrad's Lord Jim and Amitav Ghosh's Sea of Poppies . What Conrad understands as a crisis in narrative form is, I argue, a function of his understanding of history as the absolute...
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Novel (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 485–489.
Published: 01 November 2015
... © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Weihsin Gui's recent monograph asserts the continued significance of both nationalism and postcolonial literature, arguing that postcolonial literary style can help us to understand nationalism as “a critical constellation,” not necessarily unitary or...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 409–425.
Published: 01 November 2017
...John Marx This essay observes that recent city novels set in the global South often depart from earlier postcolonial fiction, in which the sense of geopolitical possibility remained tethered to the promise and limitations of nation-states. To alter that habit, contemporary fiction updates the...
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Novel (1 August 2006) 39 (2): 245–267.
Published: 01 August 2006
... –80. Chakrabarty , Dipesh . Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference . Princeton: Princeton UP, 2000 . Chaudhuri , Amit . “In the Waiting-Room of History.” London Review of Books 26.12 ( 2004 ). Derrida , Jacques . Of Grammatology . Trans...
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Novel (1 November 2008) 41 (2-3): 200–228.
Published: 01 November 2008
... Cultural Studies 10 ( 2003 ): 105 –30. Chabal , Patrick . Vozes Moçambicanas: Literatura e Nacionalidade . Lisboa: Vega, 1994 . Chatterjee , Partha . The Nation and its Fragments: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories . Princeton: Princeton UP, 1993 . Chatterjee , Partha...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 278–294.
Published: 01 August 2016
... readings of two contemporary novelists: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigeria) and Chetan Bhagat (India). Despite coming from different countries and political positions, both authors break open existing paradigms in postcolonial literature and represent a new imagining of the potential relationship between...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 339–361.
Published: 01 August 2018
... literary studies and postcolonial theory. Whereas the postcolonial-cum-global field tends to prioritize categorical expansiveness and dissolution in African writing, equating structural and conceptual more-than-oneness with pluralism of a clearly political expression, “Plurality in Question” suggests that...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 400–409.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Rosemary Marangoly George This essay argues that tracking Kamala Markandaya's literary career enables us to see, in retrospect, some of the blind spots of the postcolonial literary critical frame within which we have situated novels produced by third-world writers in the twentieth century...
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Novel (1 May 2009) 42 (1): 86–108.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Gregory Dobbins This article focuses on what the author calls “Irish time” in Flann O'Brien's 1939 novel At Swim-Two-Birds . The author equates the form of this novel with a tension between a progressive form of modernization advocated by the postcolonial state and a deeper cultural and social...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 251–270.
Published: 01 August 2010
... the predicament of the well-married wife has implications for the much-debated question of the novel's relationship to homosexuality and to the “closet.” The argument reverses the more common view of postcolonial and queer theorists concerning orientalism and perversion in Stoker's novel by suggesting...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 275–295.
Published: 01 August 2013
... female narrator and the title character, built on customary practice and everyday communication, serves as a postcolonial riposte to Bellow's imaginary Africa. © 2013 by Novel, Inc. 2013 Duke University Press Works Cited Adorno Theodor . “Commitment.” Aesthetics and Politics . By...
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 375–398.
Published: 01 November 2018
... that refines an Orientalist market logic diagnosed by Graham Huggan as “the postcolonial exotic”—the article argues that MFA programs have encouraged a style of writing that centralizes the primacy of a global bourgeois/middle-class reader. Subsequently, the global South writer has become firmly...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 183–189.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Susan Z. Andrade Until recently, studies of postcolonial African novels emphasized the genre's relation to anticolonial critique and its expression of collective resistance. In response to the overwhelming assumption that novels from Africa were primarily anthropological artifacts rather than works...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 183–201.
Published: 01 August 2016
... realist art based on dated assumptions about the European novel. They expand the category of realism to include examples from the realisms of late Victorian theater; postcolonial fiction from African, Egyptian, and Indian milieus; and photojournalistic experiments wrought in response to revolution in...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 329–337.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Jonathan Arac Examining changes in the study of the novel since Novel began publication in 1967, this essay focuses on the current importance of world literature as a topic for debate and exploration and suggests that complex relationships with the study of postcolonial literature have helped to...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 343–357.
Published: 01 August 2016
... © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Coming closer to the investments of the articles in this special issue in identifying critical realism in the literary periphery is Eli Park Sorensen's Postcolonial Studies and the Literary ( 2010 ). Expressing his restlessness with postcolonial studies...