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Novel (1 May 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 (1 May 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 (1 November 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 (1 May 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 (1 May 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, but...
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Novel (1 May 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 (1 May 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 (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 133–135.
Published: 01 May 2012
... 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: A...
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Novel (1 November 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...
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Novel (1 August 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 (1 November 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 (1 November 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...
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Novel (1 November 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 (1 November 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 the...
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Novel (1 November 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) and in...
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Novel (1 November 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 (1 August 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...
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Novel (1 August 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 of...
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Novel (1 November 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 in a...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 95–114.
Published: 01 May 2016
... 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...