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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 261–279.
Published: 01 August 2015
.... The article also poses the question of what it would mean to approach literary artifacts as forms of language-in-use similar to talk, finding inspiration in Proust's Recherche for elaborating an answer to that question. Attention to nonsemantic, pragmatic, indexical features of talk (habits of pronunciation...
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Novel (2001) 34 (3): 338–368.
Published: 01 November 2001
... York: Penguin, 1985 . Bernstein , Richard . “The Resurgence of Pragmatism.” Social Research 59 ( 1992 ): 813 –40. Blake , Casey Nelson . Beloved Community: The Cultural Criticism of Randolph Bourne, Van Wyck Brooks, Waldo Frank, and Lewis Mumford . Chapel Hill: U of North...
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Novel (2021) 54 (2): 305–309.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Joseph Litvak Michael Lucey , Someone: The Pragmatics of Misfit Sexualities from Colette to Hervé Guibert ( Chicago : U of Chicago P , 2019 ), pp. 344 , cloth, $90.00 . Copyright © 2021 by Novel, Inc. 2021 With Someone , Michael Lucey completes his “misfit” trilogy, which...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 476–480.
Published: 01 November 2020
... by using insights from pragmatics—the branch of linguistics concerned with the contribution of discursive context to meaning—to unpack the subtle ways that authors introduce semantic content without stating it. Such smuggled information is often introduced through presuppositions, “proposition[s] whose...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 305–308.
Published: 01 August 2011
... and structures into their work even as they sought to discourage readers from embracing its seductive power. Bentley explores the impact of these changes within four cultural projects: literary realism, African American letters, American pragmatism, and Native American intellectual life. She proposes...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 156–160.
Published: 01 May 2019
... colonialism. At the end of the narrative, Oz's protagonists all realize that they cannot but be pragmatic; that is, they have no choice but to reembrace the national collective, even if not its values. This pragmatic realization, not an ideological commitment, unleashes great violence whose chief victims...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 134–137.
Published: 01 May 2009
... not create false consciousness as much as respond with a pragmatic conservative fiction, the kind developed in the Waverley Novels, to the problem of national community in a post-Humean world wherein reality itself constitutes a kind of communitarian fiction. “Humean empiricism generates a ‘novelistic...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 304–307.
Published: 01 August 2015
... throughout the eighteenth century “authorize an array of literacies as pragmatic and urbane” (5). By identifying how elite masculinity was reoriented around particular modes of learning, reading, and understanding—especially the emergent trope of “knowledge of the world”—this history of the gentleman...
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Novel (2002) 35 (2-3): 299–311.
Published: 01 November 2002
... . Hobbes , Thomas . 1651. Leviathan . Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1968 . James , William . “The Will To Believe.” Pragmatism and Other Writings . Harmondsworth: Penguin, 2000 . 198 –218. Jameson , Fredric . Postmodernism: Or the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism . Durham: Duke UP...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 151–155.
Published: 01 May 2018
... of representation? How do stories matter? This moment in Rosen's argument, pivoting away from soft “voice” politics and into hard institutional pragmatism, accounts for a somewhat flattened reading of Alex Woloch's The One and the Many . Rosen takes that book—though with due admiration and judicious care...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 403–407.
Published: 01 August 2016
...; yet it is equally important to recall that James complicates a vitalist celebration of the fluidity of character with the pragmatic lesson that plasticity cuts both ways and is responsible for both adaptive and rigid behavior. “For most of us,” writes James in his chapter “Habit” in the abridged...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 455–460.
Published: 01 November 2012
... Captain Cook’s where embodied intelligence and intellectual reasoning overlap in suggestive and far-reaching ways. Perhaps this is because pragmatic imagination becomes a crucial skill for travelers not yet able to determine with any level of certainty the hour and the location of their ship. While...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 202–218.
Published: 01 August 2016
... soil of gently contrasting connotations” (143; emphasis added). It is also forward-looking and pragmatic: knowledge, truth, facts, all of these are “prescribed rather than ascertained” (146). The specific presumption that is at the heart of Popenjoy's plot is the common-law presumption...
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Novel (2007) 40 (3): 323–324.
Published: 01 November 2007
..." is situation-specific, socionarratologically speaking, and it is therefore not surprising that Lucey finds a theoretical affinity between his interests and pragmatics, an area of linguistic study which is particularly concerned with situationality and contextualization, and therefore seems as ripe...
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Novel (2003) 36 (3): 289–306.
Published: 01 November 2003
... of the city of Dublin. Ulysses, I argue, posits a utopian vision, wholly distinct from Bloom's or Stephen's, that is rooted in the "material power" not so much of "imperial structures" as of state struc- tures; to coin a clumsy paradox, we might call this Joyce's pragmatic utopianism, which...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 17–19.
Published: 01 May 2011
... the “ordinary pragmatics” of the plot, on one hand, and the “unmerged” voices and consciousnesses that hold together the novelistic world of Fyodor Dostoevsky, on the other (7, 9). The main difference between Lukács’s thought and that of Bakhtin is one of emphasis. For Bakhtin, Dostoevsky...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 284–303.
Published: 01 August 2019
... and pragmatic alternative to the rationalist regime. This book and the critical interest provoked by its attitudes toward belief have raised vital questions about the postsecular capacities of the novel in the twenty-first century. Where fiction is concerned, is belief merely a sleight of hand...
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Novel (2000) 33 (2): 267–269.
Published: 01 August 2000
...' pragmatism, Freudian psychoanalysis, and Leninist Marxism-but rather than reading the fiction through the lens of these theories, Caserio posits that fiction creates its own (counter) theories: for instance, he reads John Cowper Powys' Weymouth Sands (1934) as forwarding a "doctrine of masturbation...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 299–302.
Published: 01 August 2017
... of Eastern Europe through the tropes of knowledge production inherent in area-studies models. Here Starosta's critique is cutting and insightful: In most recent thinking about Eastern Europe . . . the timeliness of scholarly discourses has been measured either by their pragmatic usefulness...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 481–484.
Published: 01 November 2020
.... Matz sums up his project clearly and succinctly at the beginning of chapter 2: “Ecological texts are pragmatic but also visionary. Their project is to cultivate our temporal environment. They respond to perceived threats to the temporal manifold and model ways to conserve or enrich temporal...