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Novel (1 November 2008) 41 (2-3): 264–278.
Published: 01 November 2008
... Possibilities of Transformation within the Capitalist World Economy.” African Studies Review 17 ( 1974 ): 1 –26. Afkican Literature, Modernism, and the Problem ofPolitica1 Subjectivity NICHOLAS BROWN What does it mean to talk about the politics of form? In...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 94–110.
Published: 01 May 2012
... , 2009 . A History of Absences: The Problem of Reference in Monique Truong’s The Book of Salt CATHERINE FUNG The protagonist of Monique Truong’s The Book of Salt is a gay Vietnamese chef working for Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. More than...
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Novel (1 November 2012) 45 (3): 433–454.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Sam Alexander This article proposes that the narratological problem of character in Joyce's Ulysses is inseparable from the biopolitical problem of population. More important than the presentation or ontological status of any individual character in Joyce's novel is the sheer number of characters...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 183–189.
Published: 01 August 2009
... . London: Faber and Faber, 1952 . Woolf , Virginia . “Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown.” Volume I: Collected Essays of Virginia Woolf . New York: Harcourt Brace, 1967 . The Problem of Realism and African Fiction SUSAN Z. ANDRADE African cultural...
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Novel (1 May 2001) 35 (1): 69–103.
Published: 01 May 2001
... York: Oxford UP, 1977 . Superfluity and Suction: The Problem with Saving in The Mill on the Floss DEANNA KREISEL To survive Mr Glegg, and talk eulogistically of him to have sums of interest coming in morefiequently, and secrete it in various corners...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 140–147.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Charlotte Sussman This essay argues that the problem of witnessing in the Romantic-era novel is caught up with the problem of moral epistemology and that both are inflected by temporality. Focusing on Charles Maturin's 1820 gothic Melmoth the Wanderer , this essay argues that, like many of the...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 184–201.
Published: 01 August 2012
...) and Lodge's Thinks … (2002) transform this problem of qualia into a formal problem of narrative style. Finally, this article shows that such conceptual transactions between cognitive science and contemporary literature move in both directions. While recent fiction has integrated the discourses and...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 403–421.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Mark Sussman This article addresses the problem of cynicism in Harold Frederic's novel The Damnation of Theron Ware (1896). Despite the prominence of cynicism in the critical literature surrounding the novel, it has emerged as a vexing interpretive problem in itself rather than a solution to Theron...
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Novel (1 August 2014) 47 (2): 196–209.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Jacques Rancière In The Waves , one of the characters dreams of “a wandering thread, lightly joining one thing to another.” This essay situates this dream within the problem of modern fiction. Fiction was defined by Aristotle as an arrangement of actions according to necessity or verisimilitude. As...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 6–9.
Published: 01 May 2012
... 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 and...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 227–250.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Emily Steinlight This article demonstrates both the formal logic and the political stakes of Dickens's refusal to solve the problem his narratives create: the condition of a vast multitude that the impersonal narrator of Bleak House only half-ironically terms “supernumeraries.” Applied to “the...
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Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 401–423.
Published: 01 November 2010
... highly aestheticized, in fact participates in this tact at the same time that it presents readers and critics with a choice about how much they will say or consider themselves to know about the “facts” of the text they read. Thus, James's late style poses ethical problems to readers while representing...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 249–267.
Published: 01 August 2011
... history and significance to Melville of a unique acoustic phenomenon known as sympathetic resonance that, in Pierre , models the relation between sound and significance that is threatened by the possibility of incest. And the essay's final part shows how Melville's insistent figurations of the problem of...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 383–402.
Published: 01 November 2014
... the Jew into a conventional marriage plot reflects a problem in Trollope's construction of authorship, a problem that inheres in how literary commercialism and literary professionalism might represent mutually exclusive value postulates. Max Weber's distinction between formal rationality and...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 226–249.
Published: 01 August 2018
... infrastructures—and suggests that these processes of mediation themselves become apprehensible at the level of style as drone content becomes drone form. The essay then identifies in these instances of drone form an abiding problem of nonreciprocal action. Often allegorized as dysfunctional masculinity or failed...
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 461–481.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Hamish Dalley Abstract Dominant theorizations of settler colonialism identify it as a social form characterized by a problem with historical narration: because the existence of settler communities depends on the dispossession of indigenous peoples, settlers find themselves trapped by the need both...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 318–325.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Mark Currie This essay considers the novel as a model of time, specifically as a model for a moving now or nunc movens conception of time. It examines a range of problems with this conception of the novel and argues that the problems themselves are where the interest lies: in the difference in the...
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Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 466–482.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Benjamin H. Ogden One of the most pressing problems posed by J. M. Coetzee's Diary of a Bad Year is that of the novel as a genre: what it is and is not, how readers “create” texts and their meanings, how literary tradition and genre typologies are constructed and passed down, the plasticity of...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 193–213.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Jacob Jewusiak This article argues that old men and aging raised a central problem for Charles Dickens's literary project: the novel's difficulty of representing temporal continuity over long spans of time. For the old man, the meaningful plots of the nineteenth century—such as the bildungsroman or...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 363–382.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Stephanie Insley Hershinow In this essay, I confront the problem of character inconsistency in Henry Fielding's Tom Jones by first showing how the novel is positively influenced by the example of naive virtue and class conversion found in Samuel Richardson's Pamela , which Fielding had previously...