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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 379–403.
Published: 01 November 2021
... of the future has, since the late nineteenth century, formed the basis of a connection between the history of the Anglophone novel and the history of left-wing political activism. At a crucial historical moment, novelists saw that they shared with some revolutionaries a strategic and ethical problem: balancing...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 176–196.
Published: 01 August 2017
... to lament in the event: that the popular national membership that the Republic instated simply repeated the categorical force of the aristocracy it overthrew” ( Stout 32 ). Taken together, however, all refute Lukács. 3 Far from failing to engage with revolutionary politics, A Tale of Two Cities...
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Novel (2022) 55 (2): 339–359.
Published: 01 August 2022
... and revolutionary politics. Focusing on a hydroelectric facility yet to be constructed, A Wreath for Udomo reaches for the formal capacities of the novel to stage how the process of formal enclosure specific to and resulting from economic planning results in an analytic enclosure that slowly undoes the possibility...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 61–94.
Published: 01 May 2022
... of decolonization, recurring problematics that nonetheless make the case for its existence as a distinct genre. No novel better emblematizes this genre than William Gardner Smith's The Stone Face (1963). Smith's novel is read as an attempt to narrativize the problem of intersectionality for a revolutionary...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 167–189.
Published: 01 August 2015
..., socialist bildungsromane sought to provide the traditional form of the bildungsroman with a genuinely internationalist horizon. The genre of the socialist bildungsroman encodes the checkered history of socialism, in particular the problematic of a revolutionary temporality as well as the fraught...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 332–336.
Published: 01 August 2009
... ambivalent about the threat or promise of what Perry Anderson has called “the revolutionary horizon” visible at the turn into the twentieth century. In a contemporary, postmodern, historical novel such as Thomas Pynchon's Against the Day , history is what Pynchon calls “time's pathology”—a pathology whose...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 43–56.
Published: 01 May 2014
... and appropriated them for a burgeoning revolutionary culture. In his teaching notes, Zhou upholds the people as the transformative engine for social progress: they are authors of their own culture, the political subjects of popular democracy, and in solidarity with the working classes of the world. This essay...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 85–103.
Published: 01 May 2021
... becomes revolutionary in this way, suggesting that dictators share a common fate: they will be deposed or, eventually, die of old age. However, like a horde of the living dead, others like them will return. The article concludes with analysis of the apparent pessimism of this point and the global...
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Novel (2022) 55 (2): 263–282.
Published: 01 August 2022
... inhabit; nevertheless, possibilities for potentially revolutionary collective action still exist. Isobel Armstrong has recently reminded us that both realism and the novel have been persistently dismissed, not least by Marxist critics, as “indelibly register[ing] bourgeois ideology and morality” ( 3...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 429–448.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Hugh McIntosh “Misreading and the Marketplace” explores how the culture of popular reading in nineteenth-century America played up a specific kind of critique: the refusal to share social anxieties at the heart of British novels. From excitement about the revolutionary mob that threatens Charles...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 May 2015
..., “geometrically constructed,” riveted by the study of lines and shapes. Reading Jude 's manifold geometric imagery in the context of the revolutionary non-Euclidean break in Victorian-era mathematics and tracing the novel's bold typographic experiments, this essay highlights Hardy's surprising exuberance about...
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Novel (2023) 56 (3): 389–409.
Published: 01 November 2023
... argues, rework the industrial‐novel genre as a way to figure a crisis of British culture—and of the novel as a form. In the era of British imperial decline, the apparent massification and globalization of modern Western culture, and revolutionary changes in gender relations and family life, the synoptic...
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Novel (2000) 34 (1): 56–76.
Published: 01 May 2000
... story certainly looks like a tribute to Madison Washington's struggle against slavery and the nation itself. However, American history would argue that the "trope of revolutionary struggle" at the center of "The Heroic Slave" actually serves to trap African Americans in an identity based...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 347–368.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., and genderless heroines of the communist fictions. Bitter Flower , for example, revolves around eight revolutionary heroines. “My grandma” is distinguished from the revolutionary heroines by her vital sexual drive. However, insofar as her role in the resistance is considered, she is a daughter...
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Novel (2007) 41 (1): 29–52.
Published: 01 May 2007
... much! I am so ignorant" [371 have attached to Carton holds no currency within the Revolutionary world. At the moment of their execution, the difference between the characters "all flashes away": "[Tlhe knitting-women count Twenty-Two Twenty-three" (371). The numbers specify...
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Novel (2023) 56 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 May 2023
... Atlantic Revolutionary Context .” American Periodicals: A Journal of History and Criticism 28.1 ( 2018 ): 82 – 84 . Delany Martin R. Blake; or, The Huts of America . Ed. McGann Jerome . Cambridge, MA : Harvard UP , 2017 . DeLombard Jeannine Marie . “ Dehumanizing Slave...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 188–209.
Published: 01 August 2018
... how the revolutionaries could have believed themselves to be acting by a natural law of morality in supporting the have-nots while simultaneously committing the atrocities of the Terror against the haves ( 562–63 ). When it comes to explaining how rights discourse went “from being the prerogative...
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Novel (2006) 39 (2): 204–220.
Published: 01 August 2006
...JASON RICHARDS Copyright © Novel Corp. 2006 2006 Works Cited Alexander , John K. Samuel Adams: America’s Revolutionary Politician . Lanham: Rowman, 2002 . Ammons , Elizabeth . “Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Empire, and Africa.” Approaches to Teaching Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 529–532.
Published: 01 November 2018
... severed textuality from the sensible world. What gets completely lost in this long critical tradition of disdain for descriptive detail is recognition of the revolutionary potential of the aesthetic embrace of materiality. Rancière challenges this consensual judgment against physical matter...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 175–178.
Published: 01 May 2016
... “one could entertain revolutionary aspirations and postrevolutionary aimlessness” (49). In Victorian England, by contrast, the grisette was nipped in the bud: within a progressively advancing commercial nation, bohemia was seen primarily as “a neighbourhood . . . ripe for gentrification” (71). Jane...