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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 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 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 May 2010) 43 (1): 189–196.
Published: 01 May 2010
... Mediation.” Poetics Today 8.2 ( 1987 ): 335 –72. Literature, Fictiveness, and Postcolonial Criticism Alok Yadav The question I address is the following: what is our understanding of fictiveness or fictionality and what consequences does it carry for our reading of novels...
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 375–398.
Published: 01 November 2018
... category of ethnic fiction as well as from Huggan's “postcolonial exotic.” Reading two cases of global South writing, Karan Mahajan's The Association of Small Bombs ( 2016 ) and Kiran Desai's The Inheritance of Loss (2006), I show that vernacular anglophone realism deflects the exoticism of the...
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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): 278–294.
Published: 01 August 2016
... ( 2006 ). Both novels are set in postcolonial Nigeria. The second was particularly well received: it won the Orange Prize for Fiction, earned mention as one of the New York Times 's 100 Notable Books of the Year, and in 2013 was adapted into a film. Half of a Yellow Sun is Nigeria's “Partition novel...
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Novel (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 485–489.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., relies more substantially on theorists like Rey Chow and Deniz Kandiyoti. Similarly, when moving to contemporary Malaysian fiction in chapter 5, Gui routes his discussion of the postcolonial exotic, which he attributes, as most do, to Graham Huggan, through the Adornian notion of the culture industry...
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Novel (1 August 2006) 39 (2): 245–267.
Published: 01 August 2006
... two entities can be connected through spatial difference and subsequent repetition, as in Naipaul's fiction, together they can transform the colony/postcolony from a mere spatial appendage to a site of knowledge. The spatial repetition of Europe can render the voids that dotted earlier accounts...
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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
... documentation under construction, a form of digging and building between narrative and archive, participating in the ongoing question of how postcolonial novels write diaspora identities. Even Novel: A Forum on Fiction 43:1  DOI 10.1215/00295132-2009-077  © 2010 by Novel, Inc. 164 novel...
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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 August 2016) 49 (2): 372–375.
Published: 01 August 2016
... contends, in a theoretically dense pair of chapters, that the historical novel, and particularly the postcolonial historical novel, is a form of realist fiction. But Dalley does not mean realism in the conventional sense. Recognizing that postcolonial theory and criticism has been “suspicious of—when not...
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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): 236–261.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Eleni Coundouriotis This article discusses the chronotope of humanitarian emergencies in realist fiction. Novels that depict the effects of prolonged and extreme insecurity often include improbable figures, characters in which they invest a hope for the future and who are presented as inventive...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 483–486.
Published: 01 November 2013
... and its newly expanded social surround; to illustrate the unintended benefits of empire, notably in the case of non-European trading networks; to display the historical continuity between European modernism and postcolonial fiction; to intervene in the emergent conversation about world...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 524–530.
Published: 01 November 2009
... Development/Postcolonial Problematic.” Geographical Journal 172 ( 2006 ): 66 -77. Vera , Yvonne . The Stone Virgins . New York: Farrar, 2002 . West , Rebecca . Black Lamb and Grey Falcon . New York: Viking, 1941 . Fiction and State Crisis John Marx The conventional wisdom that...
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Novel (1 November 2008) 41 (2-3): 298–318.
Published: 01 November 2008
... articulate an alternative episteme derived from Islam but shaped specifically by immigrant perspective The novelty of this brand of Anglophone fiction is that it moves away from the reactive position of "writing back," which has so far served as the primary paradigm of postcolonial criticism. If...
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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 169–174.
Published: 01 May 2013
...David Attwell CLARKSON CARROL , J. M. Coetzee: Countervoices ( New York : Palgrave Macmillan , 2009 ), pp. 224 , cloth, $89.00 . © 2013 by Novel, Inc. 2013 Duke University Press Fiction and the Linguistic Turn CARROL CLARKSON, J. M. Coetzee: Countervoices (New York: Palgrave...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 497–504.
Published: 01 November 2014
... . Ed. Gilroy Amanda Verhoeven Wil . Spec. issue of Novel 34 . 2 ( 2001 ): 147 – 62 . Trumpener Katie . Bardic Nationalism: The Romantic Novel and the British Empire . Princeton : Princeton UP , 1997 . Properties of Irish Fiction claire connolly, A Cultural History of the...