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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 44–63.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Benjamin Morgan Abstract Concepts of scale have become urgent and contested in two thriving but seemingly unrelated fields. Humanities scholarship on anthropogenic climate change often argues that our historical present is defined by a conflict between human and geological timescales. At the same...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 475–478.
Published: 01 November 2021
... can all be traced back to Zola is hardly surprising given that the term naturalism is practically synonymous with his work. Yet the strategy is not simply a tribute to the scale of Zola's achievement in his twenty-volume Rougon-Macquart series of novels. Taking his cue from Pierre Bourdieu, Laing Hill...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 May 2020
...David Sergeant Abstract The discourses of planetarity and globalization are both governed by the relationship between the maximal scale of the world and the subsidiary scalar levels that constitute it. However, if in globalization those subsidiary levels are envisioned as converging on a homogenous...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 79–100.
Published: 01 May 2018
... of narrating expansive temporal scales that exceed the representational capacity of the realist novel. The essay's overarching suggestion is that stretching narratives to the extreme longue durée of the geologic epoch necessitates shifting away from realism, opening new possibilities for genres (including...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 239–244.
Published: 01 August 2009
..., for pleasure, perhaps even for real. The claim of the novel to be an index of historicity rests on the genre's ability to stage the irreducible interplay of divergent scales of history, the long time of romance, and the local time of realism. © 2009 by Novel, Inc. 2009 Works Cited Appiah , Kwame...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 451–459.
Published: 01 November 2009
... like the medical graphing instruments of the 1860s creates a continuous record of bodily sensation attending to scale, timing, and source, helps not just to construct a subjectivity through emotion but to assert the materiality of the fictional world supporting that subjectivity. More important...
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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 (2009) 42 (1): 62–85.
Published: 01 May 2009
... of compassion for rural folk, The Woodlanders undermines the project of sympathy on either an individual or national scale. © 2009 by Novel, Inc. 2009 Works Cited Anderson , Benedict . Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism . New York: Verso, 1991...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 104–119.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Jack Dudley Abstract Ecological catastrophe has challenged the contemporary novel to find forms that convey the scale and affective conditions of life amid looming planetary devastation. While sincere tragedy has been the dominant mode and tone of the novel's approach, recent scholarship has...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 8–18.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Kinohi Nishikawa Abstract The Black Lives Matter movement experienced a groundswell of support in the summer of 2020. The scale of mobilization was staggering, with marches and rallies held in every corner of the country. Since then, support for the movement has dropped, and some see...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 547–565.
Published: 01 November 2022
... the contrary—that literary and societal forms are different from each other only in degree or scale—is, in an especially leveling sense, to rescind crucial differences between the force of depiction and world of force, which every lucid nuance of Powers's unique narrative style would resist. Copyright © 2022...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 482–501.
Published: 01 November 2018
.... The construct of the genie, I suggest, not only allows Proust to suture together sub-individual and supra-individual scales of analysis but also enables a model of change—both psychological and historical—that is neither simply agentic nor simply deterministic. Rather, the shifting demographics of mental...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 64–83.
Published: 01 May 2019
... and erudite paratext, to acknowledge readers without delimiting their scale. Drawing on reading history and political literary theory, in particular the work of Jacques Rancière, the essay argues that this shift democratizes address. Democratic address capitalizes on the indiscriminate relationship between...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 179–199.
Published: 01 August 2019
..., movement cannot always be identified as forward or backward, up or down, as self-motion or as the ambient motion of the world. His novels engage the question of large-scale epochal historical transitions through the micro-level of the sensory experience of movement. The historical novel is newly relevant...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 115–138.
Published: 01 May 2016
... that the difficulty inheres in the planetary scale itself. Concluding that all contemporary planetarities—like their early twentieth-century equivalents—are at least partly attempts to remake the world in our preferred image, the argument closes by considering a humbler alternative inspired by fleeting moments...
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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 (2021) 54 (3): 425–443.
Published: 01 November 2021
... discourse, a pluralism oriented toward completion by virtue of its requirement that “each critical utterance aim at the successful persuasion of [a universal] community, that is, in its entirety” ( 2 ). 12 For readings of “The Fossil Whale” emphasizing its engagement with large scales, see Tally's...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 115–118.
Published: 01 May 2020
... whole as relational” (186). Integral to this project, as previously to Ondaatje's, is the attempt to show the partiality of that whole, its constitution through perspectival particularities, demotic idioms, and sliding scales of time. One consequence is, similar to Ondaatje, a dismantling of the myth...
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Novel (2023) 56 (2): 327–331.
Published: 01 August 2023
... studies—is immensely generative. But the centrality of time and scale to definitions of catastrophe in disaster studies would seem to militate against literary narratives' attentiveness to individual subjectivities, even—and especially—when narrating collective experiences. Rastogi's working definition...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 325–329.
Published: 01 August 2014
...- torically and stylistically divergent lineage of anglophone novels. His account hinges upon 326 NOVEL SUMMER 2014 how novels give narrative ‘‘shape’’ to abstract, large-scale social and historical time, relating the timescales of nations or empires to the biographical scales...