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Novel (1 November 2001) 34 (3): 313–337.
Published: 01 November 2001
.... "Unhuman Humanity": Bodies of the Urban Poor and the Collapse of Realist Legibility JOSEPH ENTIN 1. Realism, Legibility, and the Turn-of-the-Century City Recently, several scholars of late nineteenth-century urban fiction...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 236–261.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Eleni Coundouriotis This article discusses the chronotope of humanitarian emergencies in realist fiction. Novels that depict the effects of prolonged and extreme insecurity often include improbable figures, characters in which they invest a hope for the future and who are presented as inventive...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 278–294.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Ulka Anjaria This essay describes a trend in contemporary Third World writing characterized by a “realist impulse.” The realist impulse is a transition in representational mode, style, and/or medium that entails a new textual engagement with the contemporary world, evident in gestures such as...
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Novel (1 May 2009) 42 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Srdjan Smajić This essay argues that the relationship between realism and supernaturalism in realist novels is more complicated—and more symbiotic—than critics generally acknowledge. Taking Walter Scott's Waverley , George Eliot's Silas Marner , and Charlotte Brönte's Jane Eyre as representative...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 31–46.
Published: 01 May 2011
... contemporary world. By reading the movement to the novel as one into desire (instead of away from it, as many critics have claimed), I suggest that Lennox reverses the terms of her contemporary critical discourse on realistic and fantastic fiction; the author uses the romance, not the novel, to teach her...
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Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 381–400.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Audrey Jaffe Focusing on scenes of exclusion in The Return of the Native, The Woodlanders , and Jude the Obscure , this article argues that Hardy reveals realist representation to be structured by a dynamic of inclusion and exclusion. Rather than claim Hardy as a realist or antirealist, the article...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 31–55.
Published: 01 May 2012
... a shift in the focus of public sympathy from incompetent aristocratic officers to heroic working-class soldiers—thus moving Russell's reports into the realm of the realist novel, as its terms were being debated and defined in the 1850s. The essay compares Russell's journalism with George Eliot's...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 538–545.
Published: 01 November 2009
... contest between literature and science, their fates bearing the mark of Middlemarch 's concern to maintain the specificity of the novelistic even in its proximity to the sociological. With this in mind, we will see how the realist novel's project of self-differentiation—its claims to offer forms of...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 183–201.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Lauren M. E. Goodlad Recent critical thought has begun to recognize realist fiction as a transnational medium that responds to capitalist permutations across time and space and, in doing so, is shot through with aesthetic possibility. The essays in this special issue reject the reflex to prejudge...
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Novel (1 May 2009) 42 (1): 23–39.
Published: 01 May 2009
... vapors swirling around Gissing in life he transmogrified into fiction, such that the vitriol attack on Clara Hewett in The Nether World comes to stand for his own brand of realism: fiery, punishing, and unsentimental. Stevenson's The Ebb-Tide , written by a novelist not known for adhering to the realist...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 186–207.
Published: 01 August 2011
... the limitations and plasticity of the realist mode. I look specifically at moments of self-referentiality in social realist writing as well as in the repeated claims by writers themselves about the mimetic purpose of social realism. In this way, I show how literary realism in the colony lived the dual...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 422–442.
Published: 01 November 2014
... traditional realist style of writing that characterizes more canonical French and English novels in favor of another kind of realism. This realism harnesses the truth claim that is implicit in the realist agenda as well as the communicative force of the novel to not only objectively render sociality reality...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 79–100.
Published: 01 May 2018
... narrating expansive temporal scales that exceed the representational capacity of the realist novel. The essay's overarching suggestion is that stretching narratives to the extreme longue durée of the geologic epoch necessitates shifting away from realism, opening new possibilities for genres (including...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 482–489.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Sanjay Krishnan In this essay I ask whether there is a mode of writing that we can call “underdeveloped.” I examine two writers from the periphery, Abdullah bin Abdul Kadir and V. S. Naipaul, in order to consider how realist modes take effect in social formations where institutions of the modern...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 316–342.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Jed Esty In English and comparative literature, the question of realism has reemerged in the last fifteen years as vital to readers and writers of the global novel. A realist turn, so-called, implies a shift in tastes, canons, and markets; it also entails a heightened form of disciplinary attention...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 426–435.
Published: 01 November 2017
... differences is central to the moral economy of mid-nineteenth-century realism. To live inside a liberal dispensation that takes its realist fictions seriously means recognizing the work that characters like Pip in Dickens's Great Expectations (and persons like ourselves) put into stories about our own...
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Novel (1 May 2009) 42 (1): 109–130.
Published: 01 May 2009
... divinity, offer a limit case for reassessing the ambitions of the realist novel in the realm of the sacred. © 2009 by Novel, Inc. 2009 Works Cited Alpers , Svetlana . The Art of Describing: Dutch Art in the Seventeenth Century . Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1983 . Auerbach , Erich...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 227–250.
Published: 01 August 2010
... describing a conventionally realist totality of social relations among individuals, such texts as Bleak House, Little Dorrit , and Our Mutual Friend imagine the human aggregate more paradoxically as a mass that exceeds any conceivable total. In emplotting the systematic failure of society to accommodate the...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 67–87.
Published: 01 May 2011
... had overlooked to condemn the law's insufficient protection of mistreated wives. Salem Chapel censures the Divorce Act by provocatively juxtaposing the sensational and realistic plots of two characters—an emotionally abused mother and a vocationally dissatisfied minister—and thereby opposes moral and...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 268–291.
Published: 01 August 2011
... relationship between modernism and spiritualism/occultism. The article takes Joseph Conrad's The Nigger of the “Narcissus” as a symptomatic instance of this dynamic, since it is perhaps the key transitional work from nineteenth-century realist aesthetics to modernist experiment in England. The article reveals...