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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
... fictiveness or fictionality and what consequences does it carry for our reading of novels— especially in the practice of postcolonial or other varieties of political criticism? We are all familiar with the charge that political criticism flattens or erases the dis- tinctiveness of literature—in...
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 375–398.
Published: 01 November 2018
... from the broad consumer 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...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 183–189.
Published: 01 August 2009
... Fictions and Feminisms, 1958-1988 . Durham: Duke UP. Forthcoming. Appiah , Kwame Anthony . “Is the Post- in Postmodernism the Post- in Postcolonial?” Critical Inquiry 17 . 2 ( 1991 ): 336 -57. Rpt. as “The Postcolonial and the Postmodern.” In My Father's House. New York: Oxford UP, 1992...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 278–294.
Published: 01 August 2016
... America,” awarded the Caine Prize in 2002, and subsequently for her first two novels, Purple Hibiscus (2003) and Half of a Yellow Sun ( 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...
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Novel (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 485–489.
Published: 01 November 2015
... analysis of the global moment (to cite his subtitle) of these cosmopolitical fictions would benefit from further consideration of their readership. Gui Weihsin , National Consciousness and Literary Cosmopolitics ( Columbus : Ohio State UP , 2013 ) , pp. 220, cloth , $59.95 . Copyright...
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Novel (1 August 2006) 39 (2): 245–267.
Published: 01 August 2006
... close to Hegelian world history; even Biswas's protagonists are derived from such a historical framework. But if these 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...
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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
..., like Lowe’s own projects, is 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...
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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
... identified not only an important thread in the postcolonial novel but also a trend that extends well beyond the postcolonial world. As Perry Anderson noted in a recent London Review of Books essay, the efflorescence of historical fictions in the past quarter century has been remarkable and certainly...
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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 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 November 2013) 46 (3): 483–486.
Published: 01 November 2013
... trading networks; to display the historical continuity between European modernism and postcolonial fiction; to intervene in the emergent conversation about world literature; and to suggest a larger, looser, more exciting template for literary periodization. It also makes the case that literature is...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 524–530.
Published: 01 November 2009
... . “Bare Life as a 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...
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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...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 497–504.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Romantic-Era Novel . 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...