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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 (2014) 47 (2): 261–283.
Published: 01 August 2014
... detained by his master while resident in England. In its popular reception, the Somerset ruling initiated a series of both literary and legal precursors for Coetzee's narrator in Waiting for the Barbarians , a figure we can call the “chastened magistrate,” also representing the establishment under British...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 284–300.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Davide Panagia Jacques Rancière's political writings have enjoyed increased reception and engagement in the Anglo-American world. Yet few readers have paused to ask themselves what reading practices his works presume and evoke and if there is a politics to his stylistics. The conventional approach...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 347–368.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., this article further argues that the context of Third Worldism is largely eliminated in the reception of global South literature in the world literary setting. It contends that recognizing the formation of Third World cosmopolitan novelists in the milieu of an international socialist literary culture oriented...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 19–42.
Published: 01 May 2021
... with the Amazon present in the author's novels coexists with his defense of drastic changes in the region through environmental exploitation and the acculturation of Indigenous populations. While Vargas Llosa's work enjoyed a positive reception in the 1960s, the nontransitive notion of mimesis he proposed has...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 73–92.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Diego Saglia The nexus “Austen and translation” is among the most recurrent in contemporary studies of the author's reception and has generated a significant body of research on renditions of the novels in other languages. This essay contends that, however relevant and valuable, this approach...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 183–201.
Published: 01 August 2016
...) and worlding (in making new ways of seeing, knowing, thinking, and being palpable to those worlds). After providing a brief survey of realism's critical reception and some postulates for future scholarship, this introduction lays out the arc of the special issue. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 344–362.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Dean Franco This essay argues that metaphors are not objects that simply appear in literature but are phenomena, contingent on a reader's anticipation and affirmation. This dialectical relation, between the metaphors consciously and unconsciously patterned in texts and the receptivity of readers...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 429–448.
Published: 01 November 2016
... their American misreaders, reimagining social nightmares as pleasant fantasies. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Charles Dickens George Du Maurier advertising sensationalism reception In contrast to the monstrous mob of A Tale of Two Cities , which requires the Christlike...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 452–464.
Published: 01 November 2017
... is performed. We can certainly find similar hermeneutics in the reception of novels, in which very different responses to imaginative characters are possible, especially when we consider reception in different historical periods and regional locations. But social media make possible the tracking...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 138–140.
Published: 01 May 2009
... to the perfectionism of the Enlightenment, was based on the belief that receptivity to exemplary others (including other, better versions of oneself) has the power to overcome skepticism about the existence of other minds. This is the starting point of Andrew H. Miller’s important new book, The Burdens...
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Novel (2001) 34 (2): 180–201.
Published: 01 August 2001
...-in other words, from the 1790s, more or less to the present day-the reception of the Romantic-era novel is studded with glaring examples of male critics dismissing the form on account of a feminine inability to respect appropriate boundaries. What is a Romantic novel? One might conclude that the best...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 317–321.
Published: 01 August 2015
... of constraining narrative frames that have limited the reception of African novels written by women. A transformative intervention in African literary historiography, this trailblazing study simultaneously attends to the political dimension of novels, which Andrade illuminates in the tension between feminist...
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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 189–199.
Published: 01 November 2008
... sense of history. This tendency has been visible at least since the reception of Amos Tutuola's first novel, The Palrn-Wine Drinkavd (1952), which, though cele- brated by Dylan Thomas and others, was dismissed by many African critics be- cause of the author's use of what he called "broken...
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Novel (2002) 36 (1): 119–125.
Published: 01 May 2002
... Austen's Romantic mmmt of production and her later post-Romantic moments of canonical reception and reproduction" (2). She names her approach "historicizing" but stresses that she does not read for the al- terity of the past but for the problematic continuities between past and present: Austen's...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 156–160.
Published: 01 May 2019
... reference for students in courses in which the language of instruction is English. Bernard sets herself to mediate between the metropolitan reception of these texts and their particular (that is, local) cultural and political work. Yet notwithstanding the accounts of the English circulation of the texts...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 183–189.
Published: 01 August 2009
... has made the theme of any given novel always more important than its form. Witness the very different reception given to histories of Chinua Achebe’s almost anthropological realism, especially in his most influential novel, Things Fall Apart (1958), and Amos Tutuola’s fantastical tales recounted...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 482–484.
Published: 01 November 2015
... arguments but the terms in which they helped to construct politically committed counterpublics. These authors, he argues, in “orienting themselves to the law's public sphere,” create a unique form of reception, one that allows the public to “endow these texts with the power to summon resistance in their own...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 330–335.
Published: 01 August 2010
...: A Critical Introduction . London: Wiley-Blackwell, 2000 . Rogoff , Irit . Terra Infirma: Geography's Visual Culture . London: Routledge, 2000 . Secord , James A. Victorian Sensation: The Extraordinary Publication, Reception, and Secret Authorship of Vestiges of the Natural History...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 147–152.
Published: 01 May 2013
...” (in Inner Workings), Coetzee returns to the problem of history, relating it to questions of knowledge and receptivity, which reminds me of “hospitality” in the special sense in which Marais deploys the term. “Does poetry offer a kind of knowledge different from that offered by history, and demand...