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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 499–502.
Published: 01 November 2021
... to negate the delusions of the imagination”—to “get real,” as the TV self-help personality Dr. Phil likes to put it (218–19). Meanwhile, a similar inquiry into how to do reality right seems to define contemporary literary fiction, Blum points out. Titles such as How Should a Person Be? by Sheila Heti...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 290–296.
Published: 01 August 2009
... human right: the right to mobility. It starts by explaining how this right is articulated in the early modern period at the international geopolitical scale as the freedom of navigation. It then links the freedom of the seas to the empowered agency of Crusoe and fellow mariners across the history...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 60–64.
Published: 01 May 2010
... between making characters and making trouble that undermines the stories we tend to tell about the novel and its subjects. © 2010 by Novel, Inc. 2010 Make No Mistake: Getting It Right in The Princess Casamassima Kent Puckett . . . a character of this kind could...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 148–150.
Published: 01 May 2018
... ever come to feel natural, satisfying, right ? Scholars in the tradition of ideology critique would argue that every culture has its own ways of persuading people to accept hierarchies and contradictions—from church liturgy to racial segregation—but Rosenthal offers a more surprising hypothesis. He...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 19–42.
Published: 01 May 2021
... resources—at the expense of Indigenous rights and environmental conservation—in his essays and political activities. This article discusses this conflict between Vargas Llosa's fictional and nonfictional work on the Amazon through the lens of a theory of fiction that emerges from his essays across decades...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 65–84.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Allison Cardon Abstract Pamela; or, Virtue Rewarded uses a literary form of legal complaint to argue that Pamela has been injured by B's violent advances. Richardson suggests that these advances should be treated as legal wrongs and that Pamela deserves to be righted. However, her social status...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 261–283.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Sarah Winter This essay locates the subject of human rights in the narrative forms of J. M. Coetzee's novels Waiting for the Barbarians and Foe through an interpretation drawing on Jacques Rancière's theory of dissensus and tracing the novel's historical relations to the equitable and remedial...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 151–154.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Eleni Coundouriotis Anker Elizabeth , Fictions of Dignity: Embodying Human Rights in World Literature ( Ithaca : Cornell UP , 2012 ) , pp. 272, cloth, $45.00 . Copyright © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 One of the epigraphs to Elizabeth Anker's provocative study signals...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 381–399.
Published: 01 November 2015
... into law, would give women the right to a share in marital property upon divorce or separation, thereby providing economic protections that have long been lacking. 1 As women's activists and feminist legal scholars have emphasized in pressing for this legislative change, India's property laws have...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 365–374.
Published: 01 November 2017
... , coined by Karen E. Fields and Barbara J. Fields to capture the epistemic and political confusion surrounding the category of race in the post–civil rights decades. In an era in which the distinction between the truths and lies of the race concept no longer carries much rhetorical force, American...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 345–363.
Published: 01 November 2013
... neo-slave narrative insofar as they deploy fantastic modes to probe the points of rupture as much as to establish parallels between antebellum slavery and the post–civil rights present. With their multiple frames of reference (to racialized American slavery, cross-racial reproductive enslavement...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 399–418.
Published: 01 November 2020
... the disparaged form of fiction. Coetzee's Elizabeth Costello writings, of which Slow Man appears to be the last, advocate in fiction an “ethics of care.” They are concerned with modes of attention that lack the categorical determinacy of the discourse of rights and of justice and are instead characterized...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 463–479.
Published: 01 November 2022
... whose 1920s‐era story registers as actually being about the post–civil rights period in which the novel was published. The essay goes on to suggest that such an allegorical function is served by the African American novel in general, insofar as African American novels are understood to thematize...
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Novel (2023) 56 (2): 208–227.
Published: 01 August 2023
... published. Taking into account the Supreme Court's 1883 Civil Rights Cases, which facilitated housing discrimination against Black Americans, this article argues that the Albany home, whose door remains bolted to the “vulgar street,” protects James's American lady from a vulgarity associated...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 231–238.
Published: 01 August 2009
...” or perhaps “the unknown world.” Yet if Édouard Glissant is right, this shortcut bred of convenience and contempt aptly names the world-historical significance of the leftovers called “world literature.” This essay reads Glissant's Poetics of Relation as a theory not of Caribbean literature but of world...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 326–331.
Published: 01 August 2009
...”—the science of the excerpt is to find the right passage of text to produce a series of affects identical in nature, if abbreviated in time, to the series of affects the novel under consideration produces. Unlike the censorious critics interested only in the moral effects of fiction or the lazy critics...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 349–354.
Published: 01 August 2009
... curiously formulaic design offers another means by which it dramatizes the poverty of the anti-instrumental tradition in the current political landscape. Ultimately, I suggest, we may understand these dramas of immediacy, and the related interest in those suffering from human rights abuses, as a symptomatic...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 101–116.
Published: 01 May 2018
... from the island of Cuba and its staples of tobacco, sugar, and scarce food—allows for a reconsideration of the role of objects in fiction both as stand-ins for social relations and as agents in their own right. In closing, the essay outlines three principles for a world literature infused...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 85–102.
Published: 01 May 2015
... reproduction, Nostromo calls on tropes of nineteenth-century realism only to insist upon their inadequacy. The novel's attention to institutions as material structures (and as actors in their own right) joined to sets of values, practices, and incentives (and thus as contexts for individual action) resonates...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 375–378.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Saikat Majumdar JOSEPH R. SLAUGHTER, Human Rights, Inc.: The World Novel, Narrative Form, and International Law (New York: Fordham UP, 2007), pp. 435, paper, $28.00. © 2010 by Novel, Inc. 2010 Incorporated into Humanity joseph r. slaughter, Human Rights, Inc...