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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 (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 (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 (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 (2010) 43 (3): 483–499.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Peter D. McDonald When J. Hilllis Miller first coined the phrase “the ethics of reading” in the mid-1980s, it constituted a decisive intervention in the overheated debates about the merits of deconstruction, inaugurating the so-called ethical turn within Anglo-American literary studies. Yet it also...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 1–2.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Ellen Rooney © 2012 by Novel, Inc. 2012 Duke University Press Works Cited Althusser Louis Balibar Étienne . Reading Capital . Trans. Brewster Ben . London : Verso , 1979 . Johnson Barbara . “Nothing Fails Like Success.” A World of Difference . Baltimore...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 10–12.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Alexander R. Galloway In her book Plasticity at the Dusk of Writing, philosopher Catherine Malabou tells a story about the historical end of reading and writing and their reinvention in a new form. The new mode is seen most vividly, suggests Malabou, in the cerebral plasticity of the brain...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 19–22.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Kate Flint In this response piece, I consider the variety of ways in which reading may be said to work upon a reader, and I bring out the importance of the idea of affect in this respect. I note that affect is frequently conceived of in a positive light, and my argument shifts to ask what happens...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 23–26.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Aarthi Vadde This short piece argues that the demands of reading globally should change how we approach conversations about the ethical reading of minoritarian literature. Rather than assume a stable relationship between the imagined reader as subject and the text as object, we should consider how...
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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 (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 (2021) 54 (3): 475–478.
Published: 01 November 2021
.... It pulls off two highly difficult feats: first, it offers a model for how to read across languages, cultures, and traditions; second, it reshapes our understanding of the breadth and reach of naturalist fiction. Christopher Laing Hill looks in detail at texts from France, North America, and Japan, making...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 547–565.
Published: 01 November 2022
..., by proximate cause, to render him, in retrospect, the indirect victim (spoiler alert) of electronic sophistication in American's “wired wars.” Until then, reading swerves between alternate and seemingly unrelated spaces of cyber‐optic volatility and cognitive evacuation, virtual over against vitiated...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 480–500.
Published: 01 November 2022
... how the dispersive readings that helped define Scott's nineteenth‐century afterlife might also prove useful points of reference for twenty‐first‐century efforts to decolonize novel studies’ understanding of its object. Copyright © 2022 by Duke University Press 2022 Walter Scott codex...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 518–546.
Published: 01 November 2022
... by the commercial concerns of its store,” she writes. “The shop's commercialism is destructive because it collapses the sense of communion the museum's experience creates—between the world of the novel and the space of its actuality—which is unique to those who have read the book and lived in its pages.” 12...
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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...