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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 3–5.
Published: 01 May 2012
... still understanding the political risks and gains of such acknowledgment. This is also an argument about how we read surfaces: the surfaces of texts, bodies, and objects. © 2012 by Novel, Inc. 2012 Duke University Press Works Cited Jay Martin . Downcast Eyes: The Denigration of Vision...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 360–382.
Published: 01 November 2020
... opt instead for risk-averse and mechanical-like behaviors that are antonymous to change. This, however, is not a solely aesthetic phenomenon, and the essay examines the figure of the nonactor in Ishiguro's novels as part of a broader turn toward nonaction. It does so by considering this figure...
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Novel (2023) 56 (2): 186–207.
Published: 01 August 2023
.... People seek to enter the imagination of others, but to do so is also to risk being hollowed out and rendered imaginable, becoming a fictional character and less than a full person. But if there is only fiction, fiction also contributes to the collective memory. An awareness of the performative nature...
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Novel (2023) 56 (2): 256–279.
Published: 01 August 2023
... that this article risks calling the “graphic” novel. While we generally think of the novel's rise as paralleling the development of depth psychology or modern individualism, this account of the novel instead forges an argument for its development as a means of cataloging the complex systems of relationships...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 190–207.
Published: 01 August 2015
... invested in an ideological interpretation of the end of the Cold War as a victory for the West. The complex narrative demands that the reader embrace history's lost causes and not just the victor's truth. However, the text's complexity involves risks. There is a danger that the novel's expansive...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 May 2020
... whole, in planetarity the aim is to maintain them in a dialogic relationality. On the face of it, such a recalibration seems relatively straightforward. However, the three novels discussed in this essay suggest that the retention of the maximal scale as a constituting frame for representation risks...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 341–359.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Janina Levin Abstract Readers traditionally associate heroism with risk and confidence in one's abilities. Yet within the realist tradition, Henry James creates a portrait of an unconfident heroine. The Golden Bowl 's Maggie Verver demonstrates she has the ability to become an effective actor...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 35–55.
Published: 01 May 2017
... depends on the hero's breaking with, rather than remaining faithful to, youthful impressions. Startlingly actualized toy stories, however, risk keeping the narrative childish, backward glancing, even as they look forward to an impending modernity and the language of object-relations psychoanalysis...
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Novel (2023) 56 (3): 410–429.
Published: 01 November 2023
... as a formal strategy of two contemporary realist novels engaged in updating the genre to present scales of crisis: Tom McCarthy's Remainder (2005) and Ben Lerner's 10:04 (2014). As these novels process new forms of risk in a time of epochal fracture, they likewise signal a conceptual break in realism's...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 466–470.
Published: 01 November 2019
... in for the literary tout court) sits comfortably with an important German-language discussion about risk. Voelz distinguishes between what he sees as a negative discussion of risk in the work of the sociologist Ulrich Beck (who is centrally concerned with escalating scenarios of environmental damage) and Nicolas...
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Novel (2007) 40 (3): 325–328.
Published: 01 November 2007
...CHERYL L. WALKER JEAN WYATT, Risking Difference: Identification, Race, and Community (Albany: State U of New York P, 2004), pp. 286, cloth, $71.50, paper, $29.95. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2007 2007 Identification and Difference ~VVYATT,Risking Differencr...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 497–501.
Published: 01 November 2012
... turns to par- ticular plots, presenting readings of novels by Daniel Defoe, Fielding, and Laurence Sterne. Taken together, these readings illustrate Molesworth’s contention that to gamble is to enter plot and that novelistic plots invite readers to engage in risk analysis. The chapter on Defoe...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 119–123.
Published: 01 May 2020
... explained, would chose a high-risk job in long-haul trucking because he was “not risk averse.” In this moment, I suddenly understood the ideological power of the tautologically vacuous theory of revealed preference, which isn't interested in whether the worker really is non-risk-averse (in the individual...
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Novel (2002) 35 (2-3): 281–298.
Published: 01 November 2002
... . “Racism and Nationalism.” Race, Nation, Class: Ambiguous Identities . Ed. Etienne Balibar and Immanuel Wallerstein. London: Verso, 1991 . Barber , Benjamin R. “On Terrorism and the New Democratic Realism.” The Nation 21 Jan . 2002 : 11 –18. Beck , Ulrich . Risk Society...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 475–478.
Published: 01 November 2019
... cinema, whose stylistic innovations “cohere around an effort to humanize film mechanics” in a moment when camera work risked becoming a dehumanizing, soul-robbing force (108). Here and throughout, what makes this book compelling is not some clear, roots-and-branches narrative of impressionism's growth...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 393–397.
Published: 01 August 2016
... elaborately structured uncertainties. Yet according to Serpell, such unsettling and edifying experiences of uncertainty risk being lost by reductive critical approaches to the concept. Decades of exposure to the familiar protocols of postmodern narrative and deconstructive reading have produced a kind...
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Novel (2005) 39 (1): 75–96.
Published: 01 May 2005
... to the unpredictable ups and downs of economic speculation, is it any surprise that ethical and cul- tural values risk destabilization as well, that a bad book should receive a good review and that an honest, old-fashioned Englishman should be denied marriage to the nice, wholesome Englishwoman he desires...
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Novel (2000) 34 (1): 123–125.
Published: 01 May 2000
..., against its expressed purposes, to make the connections among different dis- ciplines a function of critical ingenuity, rather than an essential aspect of its material. That is, paradoxically, it risks defining interdisciplinarity as (and confining it to) a critical practice performed on immobile...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 May 2018
... ambivalences that shape the very forms of assimilation that small talk facilitates. Small talk, Larsen reveals, enables racial passing by linguistic deflection but in doing so risks exposing itself as camouflage. Passing , by extension, examines small talk as the microlinguistic mode of etiquette in speech...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 406–423.
Published: 01 November 2013
... what is and what could be and so marking the complex relation between maintaining the status quo and risking social transformation. Flood survivors who organize on their own will expose the government’s inability to care for its citizens. Their self-organization, even more than the Gulf Coast’s...