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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 94–110.
Published: 01 May 2012
... not through presence but, contradictorily, through how they are made into “absent referents.” © 2012 by Novel, Inc. 2012 Duke University Press Works Cited Andersen Corinne . “I Am Not Who ‘I’ Pretend to Be: The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas and Its Photographic Frontispiece...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 349–354.
Published: 01 August 2009
... response to neoliberalism, which has seemingly rendered the tradition of anti-instrumentalism obsolete. © 2009 by Novel, Inc. 2009 The Return of the Referent in Recent North American Fiction: Neoliberalism and Narratives of Extreme...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 219–235.
Published: 01 August 2016
... . Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 The Mikado realism reference queer Orientalism It is a commonplace among Savoyards that The Mikado is about England, not Japan: the joke was that what seemed utterly remote from the audience was in fact all about themselves. But if you actually...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 345–363.
Published: 01 November 2013
... a firm grip on the historical referent of American chattel slavery. Focusing on Kindred, Wild Seed , and Parable of the Sower , which engage most directly with the history of American slavery, this essay argues that Butler's narratives of enslavement significantly diverge from the genre of the fantastic...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 383–402.
Published: 01 November 2014
... rationality expresses this apparent contradiction: literary commercialism refers to the formal and impersonal laws of the economic market, while literary professionalism refers to the substantive ethos of service to the community and nation. In underscoring the incompatibility of the Jew and the Christian...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 103–121.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of the novel's ethics have been predicated upon its capacity to circulate otherness. Departing from these models, the essay revisits Erich Auerbach's claim that the contemporary novel would bear reference to “a common life.” And it considers alternative accounts of the ethics of culture in Lukács's...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 480–500.
Published: 01 November 2022
... how the dispersive readings that helped define Scott's nineteenth‐century afterlife might also prove useful points of reference for twenty‐first‐century efforts to decolonize novel studies’ understanding of its object. Copyright © 2022 by Duke University Press 2022 Walter Scott codex...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 501–517.
Published: 01 November 2022
...—the violence—of Vietnam as a coherent discourse. As a result, they not only demand but also assume interpretation. Finally, the fact that Leslie Gelb, the Department of Defense editor of the Papers , officially introduced its more than seven thousand pages with a pointed reference to Moby‐Dick encourages us...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 419–435.
Published: 01 November 2020
... Coetzee's earlier fiction are analyzed, with focus on In the Heart of the Country (1977) and Boyhood (1997). Parental roles are found to be vital in the connections between the novel form and allegory. The third section applies these analyses to Childhood and Schooldays . Focus on the books’ references...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 327–342.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Donald Pease “Novel governmentality” refers to the role that novels play in shaping and altering what Michel Foucault has called the “conduct of conduct.” To restrict novels to a domain of signifying practices is to pay insufficient attention to the ways in which this cultural technology...
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Novel (2022) 55 (2): 360–379.
Published: 01 August 2022
... McCarthy's Remainder , and Ian McEwan's The Cockroach . In these novels, money is linked with communication as a system that produces value within itself without referring to an external origin ( Gods ), is affiliated with financial and other forms of speculation as a force of social projection ( Remainder...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 318–325.
Published: 01 August 2009
... in the status of the future between a novel and lived experience and in the process of actively making present the events of a novel referred to in retrospect. The essay offers a hermeneutic circle between presentification and depresentification as an account of the relationship between the time of a novel...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 100–106.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Roberto Schwarz The international recognition of Machado de Assis began in the 1950s and proceeded with no reference to Brazil. In those same years a part of Brazilian criticism took the opposite direction: Machado's greatness was to be explained by his overcoming deadlocks that were central...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 517–523.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Caroline Levine This essay asks what the form of the long Victorian novel is peculiarly capable of accomplishing. It introduces the term affordance , from cognitive psychology and design, which refers to the range of potential actions and uses latent in objects and materials. What potentialities...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 187–195.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Timothy Bewes The introduction to Novel 47.2: Jacques Rancière and the Novel considers some of the implications of Jacques Rancière's writings on literature and politics for the novel. It addresses this question with reference to Rancière's analysis of the literary “regime” (in The Politics...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 90–107.
Published: 01 May 2014
... in the symbolical realm. Focusing on the femininity of the “eternally ill” “Beautiful Soul” (in Goethe's Wilhelm Meister ) and the social masculinism of the bildungsroman, this essay refers to the elaboration of the same theme by Hegel and Lacan and traces variations of this neurotic character in the Turkish novel...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 365–374.
Published: 01 November 2017
... novelists approach the category of race as a fiction rather than a lie, focusing on its distinctive conditions of credibility rather than its adequacy to reality. Purposefully conflating literal and figurative, material and metaphorical registers of racial reference, American fiction since the 1970s...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 375–398.
Published: 01 November 2018
... in a financialized American creative market. While global anglophone literature has emerged as a critical reference for persistent injury by British colonialism, the article shifts the conversation to the cultural development of the American anglophone novel to query whether turning to the vernacular evades...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 179–199.
Published: 01 August 2019
... in the nineteenth century to refer to sensory uncertainty about whether movement in space is one's own or a sensation produced by external objects. For Scott, the related phenomena of vertigo and vection become perceptual metonyms of historical change. In the plot of vection, as opposed to the plot of action...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 16–36.
Published: 01 May 2020
...—constitutes the hinge between the textual temporality of his underground existence and the social temporality that abuts it. As such, it offers the possibility that these two temporalities—which may be thought of as referring to the temporality of writing and the temporality of reading, respectively—may...