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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 409–432.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Nidesh Lawtoo In the wake of Chinua Achebe's critique of Conrad as a “thoroughgoing racist,” much has been said about race in Heart of Darkness ; and yet, so far, the anthropological meaning of the rituals Conrad describes has tended to remain unexplored. “A Picture of Europe” reopens the race...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 31–37.
Published: 01 May 2010
... religious-political currents, I argue that the novel's marriage plot emerged as both a cultural agent of the Erastian state and an expression of a highly labile, conservative, patriot opposition. It did so, therefore, as an English marriage plot which placed Anglican ritual and relations between vicars...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 149–166.
Published: 01 May 2014
... capital. In the process, Danticat further destabilizes the secularism thesis and premium on democratic reason by aesthetically incarnating the affective, embodied, ritual practices that forge a community. © 2014 by Novel, Inc. 2014 Duke University Press Works Cited Agamben Giorgio...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 254–273.
Published: 01 August 2020
... marriage rituals, spurred by an unconsummated affair between Newland Archer and his wife's cousin Ellen Olenska, follows Goldman in positing an antagonism between the hierarchies of marriage and the equalizing nature of love. For Wharton, however, this antagonism will not be resolved with free love one day...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 57–66.
Published: 01 May 2014
... of ritual suicide (with his wife) following the death of his lord the Meiji Emperor, icon of the birth of Japan’s modernity and occupant of the imperial throne when it was restored to direct rule in 1868 in the founding event of the modern Japanese nation-state, which restored direct imperial rule over...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 496–499.
Published: 01 November 2011
... by and about prisoners, treatises by political theorists, and the rhetoric of penal reformers. For Smith the prison is an imaginative landscape that has been defined by stories and politi- cal rituals about bodies and souls, freedom and bondage. With this swath of texts, Smith’s The Prison...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 96–114.
Published: 01 May 2020
... [a] fire, holding up to their foreheads [some] grinning lizardy things . . . before tossing them into the flames while everyone else watche[s] solemnly” ( Yanagihara 211 ). 5 But the ritual that Norton finds most compelling, and most unsettling, is the a'ina'ina ceremony. One evening, as he is walking...
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Novel (2001) 34 (3): 338–368.
Published: 01 November 2001
..., as Agee points out, "tenant-kitchen redolences for which it was never intended" (Pmise 179). The Gudgers' most precious belongings make sense not as symbolic signifiers of poverty, but through their connection to rituals of work and ablution. In fact, the authors suggest that the croppeirs...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 542–545.
Published: 01 November 2016
... to envision new relationships between literature and history, the law, anthropology, philosophy, linguistics, and cognitive science. To give one example from the emerging field of legal personhood theory, Colin Dayan's The Law Is a White Dog catalogs how what Dayan calls “legal rituals” may produce a body...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 292–295.
Published: 01 August 2015
..., Jane Austen, and Maria Edgeworth—as a social virtue, a ritual performance of paternalism's conciliatory power, condescension came to represent a shameful, dis-integrative act over the course of the nineteenth century. Addressing how and why this transformation took place provides the basis for a more...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 167–185.
Published: 01 May 2014
... to shape a culture in which collective rituals, forms of knowledge, and social life were crafted around death itself. ‘‘Death was as gener- ative as it was destructive writes Brown. ‘‘In a society characterized by movement and uncertainty theactivities surrounding death gave the volatile world...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 5–9.
Published: 01 May 2016
..., are simultaneously represented, contested, and inverted.” They were “absolutely different from all the sites that they reflect and speak about.” That description fits the space of prison, my experience of it, at least. At the midnight hour of December 1977, armed police raided my home with all the ritual...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 186–207.
Published: 01 August 2011
... not merely as a reflection on the past but as itself a text, comprising rituals of repeated gestures and embodied actions. Instances of such nostalgia are thus always already staged, presenting not only the past but also a tableau in which the past, frozen in time, is structurally inaccessible...
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Novel (2003) 36 (3): 398–422.
Published: 01 November 2003
... UP, 1996 . Davies , Douglas . Death, Ritual and Belief: The Rhetoric of Funerary Rites . London: Cassell, 1997 . Douglas , Lawrence . The Memory of Judgment: Making Law and History in the Trials of the Holocaust . New Haven: Yale UP, 2001 . Dyer , Geoff . The Missing...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 38–46.
Published: 01 May 2010
... 1869 The Subjection of Women) memorably describes the suffocating effect of the empty social rituals women must perform when they could instead be pursuing their real work elsewhere. Nightingale’s denunciation of social tyranny and the evils of the vicarious escapes...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 284–289.
Published: 01 August 2009
... without. In Hawthorne’s own case, it is imposed by an act of address. Again and again, he complains, he was visited by traveling Americans who had come to the consulate precisely in order to address him as “my consul” (OO 11). They would often follow this act of address with a ritual that further...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 387–392.
Published: 01 November 2009
... 3 June 2007 : 1 , 12 -13. ———. Motherless Brooklyn . New York: Vintage, 2000 . Osborn , Ian . Tormenting Thoughts and Secret Rituals: The Hidden Epidemic of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder . New York: Pantheon, 1998 . Poe , Edgar Allan . “The Imp of the Perverse.” 1845...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 251–270.
Published: 01 August 2010
... if contemporary ideas of homosexuality are anachronistic, the idea of the closet, in the sense of an unspoken sexuality that is not catered to by official rituals, is a structural predicament that might apply in many times or places. In telling us something about the relation- ship between private...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 217–235.
Published: 01 August 2017
... of difference and division,” who “represents evil both introjected and projected.” The pharmakos embodies the evil of the polis while providing a means to purge that evil ritually: “Beneficial insofar as he cures—and for that, venerated and cared for—harmful insofar as he incarnates the powers of evil...
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Novel (2000) 33 (2): 253–255.
Published: 01 August 2000
... that is simultaneously a resistance to appetite, enacting a cherishing appreciation of natural objects rather than the destructive ritual incorporation of natural objects as food" (151). Merish's participles-"housekeeping," "tending," and "cherishingu-reveal particularly American ways of feeling and acting...