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Novel (2021) 54 (2): 210–226.
Published: 01 August 2021
... of these accounts, we seem to be offered a choice between the hostility and violence of what Bruce Robbins has called the “normal critical procedures” and the generosity and relativism of postcritique ( 374 ). As Ruth Leys has noted, however, the exhortation to avoid disagreement can encode a more fundamental...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 397–408.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Anna Kornbluh As the paradigmatic trend in literary study at present, “postcritique” implies that a great epoch of critique has come to a close. Taking the charge to look back over fifty years of Marxist theory of the novel, this polemic argues that critique cannot come to a close because it has...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 145–149.
Published: 01 May 2019
... critical engagements, several of its most provocative remain implicit. For instance, although this book could readily be seen as part of the “temporal turn,” it does not position itself in that way. Similarly, there is no overt engagement with Afropessimism or with postcritique, surface reading...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 250–271.
Published: 01 August 2018
...? To raise these questions, of course, is to presume that society exists and that works of art are still possible in a situation in which neither of these claims is self-evident, as suggested by recent tendencies within literary studies associated with “postcritique.” Nevertheless, it is this situation...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 442–459.
Published: 01 November 2019
... (see, for example, Rita Felski's Limits of Critique ; Elizabeth Anker and Felski's Critique and Postcritique ; and the 2009 and 2016 special issues of Representations : Marcus et al., “The Way We Read Now,” and Marcus, Love, and Best, “Description across Disciplines” ), those wishing...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 466–470.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of modern literature, fictionality, and narrative in general. National particularism fades into a cosmopolitan modernity. This distinctive joining of selected elements of Beck's influential treatment of risk with the largely US-based treatment of fictionality and with Felskian postcritique is one...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 150–155.
Published: 01 May 2017
... pursue dialectical reading of the nineteenth century today—a pursuit urgently necessary now that “postcritique” so triumphantly maligns Marxist approaches despite escalating inequality, mass unemployment, violent immiseration, and our want of imaginative blueprints for other worlds. What are the unmapped...
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Novel (2022) 55 (2): 360–379.
Published: 01 August 2022
..., Postcritique and the Death of/in Contemporary Literature .” Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction 61 ( 2020 ): 144 – 56 . Franklin Seb . “ Repetition; Reticulum; Remainder .” Novel 50 . 2 ( 2017 ): 101 – 32 . Goux Jean-Joseph . “ Banking on Signs .” diacritics 18.2 ( 1988...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 406–426.
Published: 01 November 2022
..., literary authority, neoliberalism, “postcritique,” and the death of the print book. 8 Yet Diary is also a meta-reflection on the tension between narrative and information in a world rendered available and accessible via digital technologies. This meta-reflection becomes plain when we read the novel...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 316–342.
Published: 01 August 2016
... realism as an umbrella term for so many important new methods of study. Today's antihermeneutic, postcritique, or empirical methods imply a positivist turn in which exegetical depth is replaced by close attention to textual surfaces and legible exteriorities. Indeed what we have now is a critical...