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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 351–359.
Published: 01 November 2017
... after the inauguration, I would begin teaching a university course titled, with deliberate vagueness in an attempt to attract a large student enrollment, Recent Experiments in American Fiction. The vagueness was intentional but misleading, for the texts on the syllabus had been chosen with a precise...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 349–354.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Jane Elliott Focusing on Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake , this essay examines what I term “dramas of immediacy” in recent North American fiction. Postmodern novels of the 1980s and 1990s were defined in part by their interest in the way in which narrative shaped our experience, particularly in...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 409–425.
Published: 01 November 2017
...John Marx This essay observes that recent city novels set in the global South often depart from earlier postcolonial fiction, in which the sense of geopolitical possibility remained tethered to the promise and limitations of nation-states. To alter that habit, contemporary fiction updates the...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 338–350.
Published: 01 November 2017
... theoretical attempts to formulate global or world systems of literature. Drawing on Franco Moretti's recent call for us to “unlearn” our traditional literary training, they contend that novels defy any attempt to confine them to the boundaries of the individual work or a national tradition, raising basic...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 78–82.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Bruce Robbins “Too Much Information” takes issue with critic James Wood's charge that “information” plays a disproportionate and aesthetically unfortunate role in many of the larger and more ambitious novels recently published in English. It makes a case for the value of information. It does so...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 524–530.
Published: 01 November 2009
...John Marx The conventional wisdom that contemporary fiction has little use for the nation cannot explain the plurality of recent novels that attend to states in crisis. To detail the effects of state collapse is at the very least to insist on the state's continued relevance to the form. This...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 184–201.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Andrew Gaedtke Recent developments in cognitive science have overturned the restrictions of behaviorism and have once again made consciousness a legitimate object of scientific investigation. New brain scanning technologies have introduced the possibility of mapping the neural correlates of...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 36–59.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Kfir Cohen Abstract This essay examines recent developments in Israeli cultural production. To do so, it argues, we must think of new cultural forms as responses to the neoliberal privatization reforms that accompany globalization. These reforms have altered Israeli social life to the degree that...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 316–342.
Published: 01 August 2016
... to realism freshly unlocked from its subordinate role in a promodernist critical climate. Both shifts—in the practice and in the theory of world realism—can be understood as post–Cold War effects. Surveying the recent rise of realism as a favored object and methodological reference point in novel...
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Novel (1 August 2017) 50 (2): 157–175.
Published: 01 August 2017
... the digital logic of recent political economy. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Tom McCarthy Remainder networks digitality trauma Recovering from injuries caused by falling objects, an unnamed man spends his time and a seven-figure out-of-court settlement modeling and...
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Novel (1 August 2017) 50 (2): 176–196.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Jonathan H. Grossman Critics have long conceded that the characters in A Tale of Two Cities are noticeably not fleshed out as individuals by the historical context of the French Revolution, and recently we have begun to figure out why: Dickens is depicting the French Revolution as a struggle to...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 397–408.
Published: 01 November 2017
... look like, I outline a theory of the critique immanent to the literary form of the novel itself, and I conclude with a brief reading of a recent novel as critique, Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad . Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 critique dialectic postcritique...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 426–435.
Published: 01 November 2017
...John Plotz This piece asks what relation the turn toward a new era of patrimonial capitalism—traced in Thomas Piketty's recent work—bears to the modern rise of fantasy worlds and speculative fiction. The problem of justifying distinction in a world that presumes common humanity beneath surface...
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Novel (1 November 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 (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 183–189.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Susan Z. Andrade Until recently, studies of postcolonial African novels emphasized the genre's relation to anticolonial critique and its expression of collective resistance. In response to the overwhelming assumption that novels from Africa were primarily anthropological artifacts rather than works...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 393–399.
Published: 01 November 2009
... depicting what was, what happened. In this piece, however, I show how much contemporary narrative photography challenges precisely those views of photography that are most frequently found within fiction itself. Looking both at staged photography of the late 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s and at more recent...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 May 2010
... idea of the collection The Novel : “to make the literary field longer, larger, and deeper”—historically longer, geographically larger, and morphologically deeper than those few classics of nineteenth-century Western European “realism” that have dominated the recent theory of the novel (and my own work...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 231–238.
Published: 01 August 2009
... literature; I tease out its approach to “the world” by exploring it alongside a recent novel representing one of the local worlds with which Glissant is most concerned. I focus on Edward P. Jones's depiction of a slave plantation in Virginia in 1855 in The Known World (2003). Reading this novel in light of...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 31–37.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Lisa O'Connell My paper re-historicizes the eighteenth-century marriage plot by shifting attention away from both the history of literary genres and the modes of social history that have generally informed accounts of the rise of the novel. Drawing instead on recent historiography of the period's...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 290–296.
Published: 01 August 2009
... enchanted perils confronting Odysseus to the dangers of the matrix and the net in recent cyberfiction. © 2009 by Novel, Inc. 2009 Works Cited Connery , Christopher . “Ideologies of Land and Sea: Alfred Thayer Mahan, Carl Schmitt, and the Shaping of Global Myth Elements.” boundary 2 28 . 2...