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Published: 01 November 2020
Figure 1. The Prisoner's Dilemma. The matrix shows losses depending on whether the prisoners act collaboratively (do not betray each other) or individualistically (betray each other). More
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 5–9.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o This essay looks at the novel as a globalectic heterotopia. It draws on a personal history of my writing the novel Devil on the Cross while a political prisoner in a maximum-security prison in Kenya in 1977–78. In explaining why I turned to the novel rather than any other genre...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 547–565.
Published: 01 November 2022
... in the high‐tech America of “research and development” are pitted against the contrasting affect, emphatically detached in space and time, of savage sensory deprivation suffered by an Arab American US citizen as jihadist prisoner in Beirut. Only at the eleventh hour of plot time is this man's plight revealed...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 6–9.
Published: 01 May 2012
... and noncausal bargaining enters into all our cooperative relationships with each other. Such bargaining can be illuminated by game theory and, in particular, by the version of prisoner's dilemma known as “Newcomb's problem.” Newcomb's problem models some of our most important relationships with each other...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 496–499.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Beth Connors-Manke SMITH CALEB , The Prison and the American Imagination ( New Haven : Yale UP , 2009 ), pp. 272 , cloth, $40.00 ; paperback, $25.00 . © 2011 by Novel, Inc. 2011 Duke University Press Social Death and Moral Enlightenment caleb smith...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 175–177.
Published: 01 May 2019
... site, virtually outside history, where the inmate would be treated with care and given an opportunity for self-improvement. The large-scale incarceration of African Americans could represent itself, at the beginning, as an antiracist project designed to prepare them for freedom. If the prison could...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 261–283.
Published: 01 August 2014
... authori- ties (1, 2, 5). As ‘‘investigating officer Joll is charged to collect information about barbarian tribesmen believed to be massing on the frontier for an attack on the Empire (6). The town has no ‘‘facilities for prisoners since there is little crime, and so a hut functioning as a ‘‘storeroom...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 360–382.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Figure 1. The Prisoner's Dilemma. The matrix shows losses depending on whether the prisoners act collaboratively (do not betray each other) or individualistically (betray each other). ...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 341–359.
Published: 01 November 2020
... Time” essay in which he elaborated on the “quality” of different temporal tensions, using a well-known prisoner's dilemma (166). I am reading both Lacan's initial analysis of this prisoner's dilemma and Badiou's interpretation of it as a way to think about Maggie's untimeliness and how it contributes...
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Novel (2004) 37 (1-2): 45–65.
Published: 01 August 2004
...." The narrator begins by announcing that his sketch of Newgate Prison will differ from the "numerous reports" that "numerous committees" have already made (235). These reports rely on quantification and measurement, modes of description that the narrator dismisses out of hand: "We took no notes," he...
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Novel (2004) 38 (1): 41–56.
Published: 01 May 2004
... transcription of history, not as a part of the fictional narration: "the year the prisons opened. It was a season for celebration; sports club delegations, mothers' unions and herded schoolchildren stood around Nelson Mandela's old Soweto cottage queuing to embrace him, while foreign diplomats...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 May 2016
... keynote addresses suggest that novels not only can but do exactly that. Ngũgĩ's paper offers an Alice-through-the-looking-glass explanation of what it was like to write a novel that reflects on everyday cultural experience from the perspective of the unreal space of prison as well as how that society...
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Novel (2006) 39 (2): 295–298.
Published: 01 August 2006
... and that are also tem- porally and geographically different. Featuring narrators that include an African middle man on the west coast of Africa in the mid-eighteenth century, a black American prisoner on Death Row in the 1960s, and a Polish-Jewish woman who takes refuge in England after World War 11...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 461–465.
Published: 01 November 2012
... aesthetics depended upon reworking older narrative conven- tions of cross-cultural encounter. GoGwilt’s final chapter on Pramoedya returns to Pramoedya’s two-volume set of prison notes, Nyani Sunyi Seorang Bisu, partially translated as The Mute’s Soliloquy mentioned above. These memoirs illustrate...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 479–484.
Published: 01 November 2021
... Scott's stadialist historical novels to accommodate the tensions between “realist” settler agriculture and “romantic” settler migration. Prison reformers like Alexander Maconochie proposed a new system of actuarial surveillance intended to transmute unsettled convicts into upstanding wage laborers...
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Novel (2002) 36 (1): 126–128.
Published: 01 May 2002
...; two stories from 1857, "The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices" and "The Perils of Certain English Prisoners"; and the final collaboration, "No Thoroughfare" (1867). Throughout, Nayder deftly reads the literature as responsive to contemporary social and political problems. The chapter...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 251–270.
Published: 01 August 2010
... imagining a het- erosexual one—the secret prisons and violations of respectable married life. The entire text may be read as a sort of speculation from the world of repressed, taboo sexuality about the terrors and the thrills of what it might be like for one’s private desires to be included...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 302–305.
Published: 01 August 2013
... experimental treatments of the war. The former was based on Spark’s time in journalist Sefton Delmer’s somewhat sinister propaganda unit in rural Bedfordshire, where German prisoners of war were employed or exploited to give Britain’s “black” propaganda an authentically German touch (the term black...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 467–473.
Published: 01 November 2009
... as the boxed python. Unlike Oduche’s box, however, the office is not fully sealed and cannot be. Through the window comes the singing of prison- ers at work. Reading requires concentration, and Winterbottom shouts through the window at the workers to shut up. We may be forgiven for wondering who...
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Novel (2001) 35 (1): 24–45.
Published: 01 May 2001
... autobiographical narrative. As I have indicated in the introduction, for Bender, the prison is a paradigmatic Magna Carta. Transportation, thus, can be read as an extension of the logic that England practiced more generally in its treatment of the poor. We have unreliable information about...