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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 57–75.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Katherine Kruger Abstract By foregrounding the difficulties with reading the child, Henry James's What Maisie Knew reconfigures the relationship between simplicity, transparency, and opacity to create reparative “styles of knowing” in the novel. This article proposes that the difficulty...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 27–30.
Published: 01 May 2011
... < http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/01/books/01book.html >. Reading Novel Reading ELLEN ROONEY Can you any longer read Henry James or George Eliot? Do you have the patience? Maryanne Wolf From Jennifer...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 27–29.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Barbara Herrnstein Smith The forum's question might be interpreted more broadly and evoke a broader set of answers than found in these essays. For example, we might recall that, for many people over much of recorded history, the texts that have been the central objects of reading activities have...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 406–424.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Angela S. Allan Abstract This article reads Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park (1990) and Chang-rae Lee's On Such a Full Sea (2014) as works of speculative fiction that engage with the scientific concept of “the system” that emerged during the latter half of the twentieth century. It tracks...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 144–148.
Published: 01 May 2021
.... Rhee explores the gendering and racializing of emotional labor and the dehumanization that is perpetuated by these technologies in her reading of Philip K. Dick's We Can Build You and his later novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? The Voigt-Kampff test, at the heart of this latter novel...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 477–480.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Ellen Rosenman Price Leah , How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain . ( Princeton : Princeton UP , 2012 ), pp. 360 , cloth, $29.95 , paper, $24.95 . © 2014 by Novel, Inc. 2014 Duke University Press Reading, Handling, Throwing: Rematerializing the Book leah...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 95–114.
Published: 01 May 2016
... for an understanding of the new “book of the world” than the “referential” function that stands as the traditional center of novel theory. The article concludes with a close reading of Adalbert Stifter's novel Indian Summer (1857) in order to demonstrate what an approach to a canonical text that is informed by our...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 441–451.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Ellen Rooney Rooney's essay addresses the question of novel reading and novel form in feminist literary critique and recent debates on reading by way of Sianne Ngai's work on the interesting and its intersection with the novelistic and with a contemporary figure of feminist protest: the pussy hat...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 486–503.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Kyoko Takanashi Taking Laurence Sterne's A Sentimental Journey as a case study, this article explores how mid-eighteenth-century novels of sensibility theorized mediation—and by extension, the very act of reading. Sentimental fiction draws attention to the instability of individual feeling...
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Novel (2000) 33 (2): 196–211.
Published: 01 August 2000
... in the Victorian Novel . New York: St. Martin’s, 1989 . Williams , Raymond . Marxism and Literature . New York: Oxford UP, 1977 . Wood , Mrs. Henry . East Lynne . London: Everyman, 1994 . A Victim in Search ofa Torturer: Reading Masochism in Wilkie Collins's No Name ANNA JONES...
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Novel (2000) 33 (2): 274–275.
Published: 01 August 2000
...JEAN MARIE LUTES JAMIE BARLOWE, The Scarlet Mob of Scribblers: Rereading Hester Prynne (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2000), pp. 192, $39.95. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2000 2000 Reading Hawthorne in a Gender-Biased Academy JAMIE BARLOWE, The Scarlet Mob...
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Novel (2005) 39 (1): 25–47.
Published: 01 May 2005
... of Mary Ann Evans: George Eliot, Her Letters and Fiction . Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1994 . Brooks , Peter . Reading for the Plot: Design and Intention in Narrative . 1984. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1992 . Carroll , David , ed. George Eliot: The Critical Heritage . 1971. London: Routledge...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 423–430.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Daniel Hack This essay argues that a combination of the frequently opposed methods of book history and reception studies, on the one hand, and those of formal analysis and close reading, on the other, is needed to illuminate the cultural work done by and with novels. Taking as my example...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 490–496.
Published: 01 November 2009
...David Kurnick This essay aims to deepen our understanding of the intellectual and affective characteristics of novel reading by examining the tendency of George Eliot's heroines to drift free of the constraints of their own plots. It focuses on Eliot's historical novel Romola (1862-63...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 511–516.
Published: 01 November 2009
... or later makes a picture of its fulfillment” and turns the phrase toward a discussion of “kernel narrative.” Questions of boredom and the temporality of reading are then posed by way of Soap Opera Diges t , the weekly guide to events that the television viewer may have missed. Through a re-engagement...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 133–135.
Published: 01 May 2012
... and the Post-Colonial Moment . Durham : Duke UP , 1993 . Poovey Mary . Genres of the Credit Economy: Mediating Value in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Britain . Chicago : U of Chicago P , 2008 . Reading for the Words garrett stewart, Novel Violence...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 467–470.
Published: 01 November 2011
.... and trans. Wolff Kurt H. . New York : Free Press , 1950 . Reviews Reading Culture through a Literary Lens cynthia tolentino, America’s Experts: Race and the Fictions of Sociology (Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2009), pp. 200, cloth...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 293–296.
Published: 01 August 2011
... Speed Reading enda duffy, The Speed Handbook: Velocity, Pleasure, Modernism (Durham: Duke UP, 2009), pp. 320, cloth, $84.95, paper, $23.95. At first glance, The Speed Handbook does not seem to be an especially well-named book. Where one might expect a compendium of modernist writings on cars...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 500–504.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Daniel A. Novak GARCHA AMANPAL , From Sketch to Novel: The Development of Victorian Fiction ( Cambridge : Cambridge UP , 2009 ), pp. 294 , cloth, $95.00 . © 2011 by Novel, Inc. 2011 Duke University Press Not Reading for the Plot amanpal garcha...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 525–528.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Philip Gould OTTER SAMUEL , Philadelphia Stories: America's Literature of Race and Freedom ( New York : Oxford UP , 2010 ), pp. 408 , cloth, $29.95 . © 2011 by Novel, Inc. 2011 Duke University Press Reading the Grid samuel otter...