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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 217–235.
Published: 01 August 2017
... of Daniel Deronda and Theophrastus of Impressions of Theophrastus Such , this essay argues that Eliot's apparent scapegoats are not designed to affirm the moral vision of Eliot's narrators through negative exemplarity: rather, pharmakos and pharmakeus together generate a complex narrative rhetoric...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 136–139.
Published: 01 May 2012
... currency, and what Wagner defines as the speculative activity of novel writing itself. Indeed, the speculator is a scapegoat for a variety of ills, though this is not the term Wagner uses or the angle she pursues. Rather, she suggests, spec- ulation abounds in narrative potential not least because its...
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Novel (2007) 41 (1): 169–172.
Published: 01 May 2007
... as the true criminals, reducing aesthetics to corrupt materialism, and Jewish dealers, above all, emerged as scapegoats for the trade in fakes. The cliche of an avaricious type was elaborated upon in order to reflect the growing anxiety about Jews gaining power within the art world. Other well...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 140–143.
Published: 01 May 2013
... is comparable to hers) ensures that her wealth will not be distributed elsewhere. Negative characterizations of the heiress in nineteenth-century literature make her an extremely useful figure; she functions as a scapegoat who, ideally, can be burdened with negative associations and then exiled from...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 472–476.
Published: 01 November 2014
... appreciated Fielding’s novel as a bit of silly fun—a farce between covers—and thought of Parson Adams, in particular, not as an amiably eccentric paragon but as a comedic butt and scapegoat, just another foolish old man to be swatted on the back of the head. We can, on Dickie’s behalf, extrapolate his...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 495–500.
Published: 01 November 2020
... to “the psychopathologies of nationalism,” whether in its totalitarian or its democratic form ( 88–87 ). One of the pressing challenges still faced by readers of Nineteen Eighty-Four is to find a way to identify with the scapegoats in the boats yet also to resist the seductive brutality of state power. The American...
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Novel (2000) 34 (1): 28–55.
Published: 01 May 2000
... (197-206; 453-56). ScNicke discusses the novel in the context of Chartism in "True Pathos." On the pre-bourgeois, allegorical form of the novel as an "unmasking" of bourgeois society and Nell as this society's scapegoat, see Adorno and Hollington. NOVEL 1 FALL 2000...
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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 32–50.
Published: 01 May 1999
... , Sheila R. A Mid-Victorian Feminist: Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon . New Haven: Yale UP, 1985 . Hertz , Neil . The End of the Line: Essays in Literature and Psychoanalysis . Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1985 . Heyns , Michiel . Expulsion and the Nineteenth-Century Novel: The Scapegoat...
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Novel (2002) 35 (2-3): 299–311.
Published: 01 November 2002
... of scapegoats to right the world. If one compares Parable of the Sower to The Turner Diaries, an overtly fascistic novel, one sees in the latter the same apocalyptic imagining of the American fu- ture. However, Butler's novel employs a race-transcendent communalist ethics to frame a sense of hope...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 77–96.
Published: 01 May 2017
... as tragic scapegoat, persecuted by a chorus of disapproval from the audience, which fails to understand her modernist, experimental stagecraft. In the stout figure of Miss La Trobe, Woolf parodies the avant-garde artist who combines “megaphonic” ambition with an abject need for appreciation from a public...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 547–565.
Published: 01 November 2022
... structure, in a momentary remission of all separate plotting, is that computer artist and military-industrial scapegoat have been overlapped as spectral emanations in the disembodied zone of sheer manifestation, no more real to each other than if they were merely read about. Which for us is all they have...
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Novel (2004) 37 (1-2): 5–23.
Published: 01 August 2004
...' taste for ~tsproductions, Lovelace could not be rehabilitated la Pamela's Mr. B.-but must be made to pay for his crlmes with his life? Lovelace the dramatist functions as the novelist's scapegoat for all the excesses and evils of the stage, particularly those of the heroic, as de- lineated...
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Novel (2007) 41 (1): 99–120.
Published: 01 May 2007
... aside, he wrongly scapegoats Darl for its exercise, and in scapegoating Darl, he misses the larger workings of the novel as a whole. Matthews acknowledges the dangers of oversimplified binary thinking that would equate Cash with a traditional "ethos of use value, personalized produc- tion...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 368–388.
Published: 01 November 2012
... as a whole by providing a kind of scapegoat population, since “no possible form of society could prevent the almost constant action of misery upon a great part of mankind, if in a state of inequality, and upon all, if all were equal” (21). Malthus thus naturalizes a capitalism of hunger and romance...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 301–326.
Published: 01 August 2012
... Turks do religiously) is a process of determining who among them is “guilty” of what, or who can serve as a national scapegoat: In our newspaper reading habits, we harbor a persistent obsession for finding the ones to blame for what we lack in life, for our poverty, for our personal...