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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 451–459.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Meegan Kennedy Literary critics' work on the sensation novel has often focused on these novels' purported ability to create affect—specifically suspense, shock, and fear—in their readers. This critical emphasis on how novels reproduce affect in the reader overlooks how they record affect...
Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 443–465.
Published: 01 November 2010
... been a general reluctance to approach these categories together, even while anecdotally history records numerous engagements between the two. Ellison, for example, worked closely with Richard Wright and Dr. Fredric Wertham to establish Harlem's LaFargue Clinic, the first and, in its time, only such...
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...
Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 372–375.
Published: 01 August 2016
... metropole? It seems to me that novelists such as Barker, Mantel, Kazuo Ishiguro, and David Mitchell are as concerned with the authority of the historical record and the difficulty of recovering the past as any of the novelists in Dalley's study. The Postcolonial Historical Novel is a provocative study...
Novel (1 May 2004) 38 (1): 107–110.
Published: 01 May 2004
... maroon leader Nanny, Joanna the mulatto concubine, and the fugitive slave Mary Prince-as they are represented in various genres, including colonial government archives, planter journals, travel literature, private diaries, court records, newspaper stories, slave narratives, fiction, poetry...
Novel (1 August 2007) 40 (1-2): 18–51.
Published: 01 August 2007
... European slave trade as well as intra-African slavery. However, over and above any other evidence, two documents that Carretta cites have turned Equiano studies upside down. These are a 1759 parish baptis- inal record and a 1773 ship ~nuster.~Both refer to Equiano as "Gustavus Vassa," the...
Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 144–146.
Published: 01 May 2013
... technologies must be fetishistic to the claim that our relation to new technologies must partake of the sublime. Goble is exactly right to see the media of modernity—telegraphs, telephones, cinema, phonographs, cameras, and recording devices—as most intriguing for their rapid uptake within the social...
Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 156–158.
Published: 01 May 2011
..., Novak concludes that photography did not always signify the kind of accurate recording of reality we associate with it—and with liter- ary realism as well. Instead, photography highlighted the potential for images to become abstract, anonymous, or ideal types. Much Victorian photography “produces...
Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 371–374.
Published: 01 August 2010
... modernist-influenced literary criticism, Gandal argues that its failure to investigate detailed historical records and the particulars of writers’ lives results in abstraction-ridden generalizations that do not recognize “author experiences as forms of contact or encounter with social practices and...
Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 471–475.
Published: 01 November 2011
... comment as a segue to the rest of the book, in which she gath ers the records not only of white British writers but also of Native American readers like Brant, who sometimes write and perform their own counter-discourses. She thus intends to shadow what she calls the “continual movement” in...
Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 184–188.
Published: 01 May 2010
... we deliver 185 of immense romances, or the modern novel” who don’t get close enough to the truth even to make mistakes. Returning to his erring biographers, he slyly makes his major claim: “[S]uch a book as that which records the achievements of the renowned Don Quixote” may be...
Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 257–275.
Published: 01 August 2012
... us a theory of the archive as a system that determines all forms of enunciation, the Foucault of “The Lives of Infamous Men” describes an actual archive that evades enunciation. In the essay, Foucault recalls a set of prison records in the Bibliothèque Nationale that con- tains snatches of...
Novel (1 May 2017) 50 (1): 128–132.
Published: 01 May 2017
... strove to describe accurately the play of sensations, feelings, and thoughts, ultimately trying to chronicle exhaustively the states and processes of his own consciousness in an experimental text titled “The History of Yesterday.” In trying to record the events, thoughts, and feelings of a single day...
Novel (1 November 2008) 41 (2-3): 371–373.
Published: 01 November 2008
..., comprised both of novels and the printed ephemera that preserve the record of menageries. In the extra-literary terrain, he labors in the shadow of the late Richard Altick, whose The Shows of London (1978) is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of British popular culture...
Novel (1 November 2000) 33 (3): 412–414.
Published: 01 November 2000
... diverse range of cultural texts from the mop canonical, such as Toni Morrison's Beloved or Leslie Marmon Silko's Almanac of the Dead, to the less legitimated, such as the industrial/thrash music of Consolidated's record Business of Punishment. She is as eloquent in her analyses of James Baldwin's...
Novel (1 November 2001) 34 (3): 434–452.
Published: 01 November 2001
... she is the first person ever to record a zombie on film, Hurston cedes to the camera the power of certification: the woman must be a zombie, according to Hurston's tautological reasoning, because she has taken a picture of a zombie, and this woman is the subject of that picture. Concurrent with...
Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 464–468.
Published: 01 November 2013
... striking exception is a group of Native Americans James sees on the Capitol steps in The American Scene; he imagines “the bloody footsteps of time”—in which might be recorded the men’s sorry history—traduced “in a flash,” so that only “the printless pavements of the State” remain (72; Burrows of...
Novel (1 November 2002) 35 (2-3): 319–323.
Published: 01 November 2002
... whether correcting the record is an adequate strategy to address this problem." And, as writers rather than historians, they can anploy the "postmodern poetics of absence and silence to emphasize the limits of recovery efforts." In each chapter of Against Amnesia, Peterson adds new...
Novel (1 May 2002) 36 (1): 42–60.
Published: 01 May 2002
... engaged in productions of new space, and, as the stenographer and typist who records the encounter with the vampire, she reproduces the open spaces neces- sary to Western expansion. After she is drained of her blood by Dracula, Mina's own body becomes a space in which Western men turn the tables on...
Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 6–9.
Published: 01 May 2012
... experience and rooting, even in contexts that are not related to fiction per se. You record a story or a sports event, Friday Night Lights or the Rays against the Yankees—the kind of thing that gets you hoping and despairing and “plotting unlikely wonders” for the resolution of this vicarious...