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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Matthew Krumholtz Abstract This essay explores how novelists of the Harlem Renaissance deploy small talk to disrupt racial identification. Nella Larsen's Passing (1929) serves as a case study showing that small talk magnifies a strange intimacy between passing narratives and etiquette manuals in...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 361–365.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., 2004 . Wright , Michelle M. Becoming Black: Creating Identity in the African Diaspora . Durham: Duke UP, 2004 . Being Black There: Racial Subjectivity and Temporality in Walter Mosley’s Detective Novels daylanne k. english African...
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Novel (1 November 2002) 35 (2-3): 211–230.
Published: 01 November 2002
.... King London: Macmillan, 1991 . 41 –68. Harper , Phillip Brian . “Passing for What? Racial Masquerade and the Demands of Upward Mobility.” Callaloo 21 ( 1998 ) 381 –97. Lee , Andrea . Sarah Phillips . Boston: Northeastern UP, 1993 . Lipsitz , George . The Possessive...
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Novel (1 November 2016) 49 (3): 537–541.
Published: 01 November 2016
... points to the ways in which the hand (and especially the figure of the detached hand) was seen as the site of authentic knowledge about identity, it turns out that the “one vital identity category that resisted the capacities of hand analysis” was race (16). Read through the hand, the absence of racial...
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Novel (1 November 2004) 37 (3): 258–276.
Published: 01 November 2004
... . Duara , Prasenjit . Sovereignty and Authenticity: Manchukuo and the East Asian Modern . Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2003 . Eng , David L. Racial Castration: Managing Masculinity in Asian America . Durham: Duke UP, 2001 . Fisher , Susan . “An Allegory of Return: Murakami...
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Novel (1 August 2006) 39 (2): 276–279.
Published: 01 August 2006
...DANIEL Y. KIM COLLEEN LYE, America’s Asia: Racial Form and American Literature, 1893–1945 (Princeton: Princeton UP, 2005), pp. 368, cloth, $67.50, paper, $22.95. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2006 2006 Racial Forms, National Fictions COLLEEN LnS America's Asia: Racial...
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Novel (1 August 2007) 40 (1-2): 190–192.
Published: 01 August 2007
...MARION RUST EZRA TAWIL, The Making of Racial Sentiment: Slavery and the Birth of the Frontier Romance (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2006), pp. 254, cloth, $85.00. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2006 2006 Sympathetic Racialism EZRA TAM71L, The Making of Racial Sentiment...
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Novel (1 May 2002) 36 (1): 42–60.
Published: 01 May 2002
...PATRICIA MCKEE Copyright © Novel Corp. 2002 2002 Works Cited Arata , Stephen . Fictions of Loss in the Victorian Fin de Siècle . Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1996 . Bonnett , Alastair . “How the British Working Class Became White: The Symbolic (Re)formation of Racialized...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 11–17.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Rolland Murray Literary and cultural critics have tended to interpret African American literary postmodernism as a broad threat to the cohesion of racial community. Alternatively, this essay submits that contemporary novels by Charles Johnson, Andrea Lee, and others have also construed these...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 345–363.
Published: 01 November 2013
... neo-slave narrative insofar as they deploy fantastic modes to probe the points of rupture as much as to establish parallels between antebellum slavery and the post–civil rights present. With their multiple frames of reference (to racialized American slavery, cross-racial reproductive enslavement, or...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 278–283.
Published: 01 August 2009
... negotiate the determinism of the DNA that gives him the condition of hermaphroditism), economic (the family fortunes sit precariously atop Detroit in the 1970s), racial (the immigrants “become white”), and cultural (she/he is Greek American). The novel uses new biological epistemologies to alleviate both...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 148–156.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., invisibility, passing, and racial uplift. The ambiguity of its setting, which is congruent with its assertion of the inherent ambiguities of language and of individual and generic identities, marks The Intuitionist as an example of “postmodern” fiction. An analysis of the novel's allusions to the paraliterary...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 365–374.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Madhu Dubey This essay examines the shifting forms of racial representation evident in American fiction since the 1970s, with the waning influence of earlier models of depth reading, demystification, and corrective mimesis. In characterizing this shift, Dubey takes her cue from the term racecraft...
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Novel (1 May 2009) 42 (1): 109–130.
Published: 01 May 2009
... Jesus. Indeed, among the foremost contributions of nineteenth-century novelists to the larger quest of the historical Jesus was the development and popularization of racialized Christ types, including the Greco-Jewish Jesus, a figure that Wallace introduced to an international readership through his...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 207–226.
Published: 01 August 2010
... modernist novel because it offers an inside narrative of individuals interpellated within biological and racial science. © 2010 by Novel, Inc. 2010 Works Cited Barnes , Djuna . Nightwood . New York: New Directions, 1961 . Beatie , Thomas . “Labor of Love.” Advocate 23 Apr...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 94–110.
Published: 01 May 2012
... experimentation with referentiality toward her own critique of how events get represented, arguing that The Book of Salt plays with Steinian aesthetics in order to offer a critique of the structures of power that grant the racialized subject visibility. Paul Robeson and Ho Chi Minh become subjects of history not...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 208–228.
Published: 01 August 2011
...—was fashioned as an implicit challenge to a tradition of moderate English liberalism that had failed to provide minorities with an adequate platform for redressing the systemic inequities caused by racial discrimination. The essay shows how The Satanic Verses is structured by an ambivalent and...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 406–423.
Published: 01 November 2013
... racialized, gendered, and classed dynamics of exploitation operating before and during social upheaval catalyzed by natural disaster, but he also reveals a general potential among the dispossessed for critical thinking and action in overwhelming circumstances. This article has several implications: it...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 362–373.
Published: 01 August 2018
... dramatized in novels like Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man (1952) and Richard Wright's The Outsider (1953)—stresses the (long-denied) depth and complexity of black subjectivity, the former eschews considerations of black particularity for a punitive, state-sponsored approach to racial injustice. Copyright...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 423–430.
Published: 01 November 2009
... surprisingly extensive antebellum engagement with Bleak House on the part of African Americans and abolitionists, I show how such a combination of methods enables us to tease out the determinants, mechanics, and implications of readerly identification and appropriation across racial and national lines. African...