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Novel (2023) 56 (3): 410–429.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Jennifer Gutman Abstract Emerging during a Cold War era of nuclear uncertainty, refined in decades of neoliberal turbulence, and used today for modeling climate futures, scenario thinking has now entered the domain of the Anthropocene novel. This article argues for the adoption of scenarios...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 360–382.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Maria Christou Abstract At center stage in Kazuo Ishiguro's work is the figure of the nonactor: a character type that confronts us time and again with scenarios in which action is devalued. This essay shows that, despite finding themselves in situations that mandate action, Ishiguro's characters...
FIGURES
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 210–225.
Published: 01 August 2018
...-interest should be understood as an emergent form of biopolitical organization, one in which sovereign power operates by compelling individual agential choices in relation to the preservation of life. In conclusion, I turn to the popular “ticking-time-bomb” torture scenario in order to elucidate something...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 10–25.
Published: 01 May 2016
... of the city as a natural system contrasts with conventional dystopian visions of future cities as scenarios of exploitation, crisis, and disaster. Science-fiction novelist, Kim Stanley Robinson's 2312 uses high-modernist literary strategies to create a narrative of cities and planets as humanly transformed...
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Novel (2001) 35 (1): 139–141.
Published: 01 May 2001
... drama. This primal trauma, he finds, is ultimately at the root of male rage at and vilification of women (24647). Women's anger, on the other hand, has to do with their having been cut off from power and their own sense of self (251). And yet, this scenario seems to suggest that women's anger can...
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Novel (2023) 56 (1): 157–161.
Published: 01 May 2023
... success at gambling), but Thomas argues that the realism of national security evades the questions of probability altogether by an emphasis on the possible. Thomas traces this sense of realism to the Cold War nuclear scenarios of the RAND Corporation's Herman Kahn. The RANDian scenario uses “the language...
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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 125–128.
Published: 01 May 1999
... ruler and ruled. Rather, Paxton's book investigates the ideological work performed by these fictional texts both inside imperial territories and within the imperial homeland itself. In this, she moves along the path created by Jenny Sharpe's Allegories of Empire. These "rape scenarios," Paxion...
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Novel (2004) 37 (3): 229–257.
Published: 01 November 2004
.... Publicly propagated was the fantastic scenario that these islanders wanted to be "Japanese" and, therefore, volunteered to die as "Japanese." It is important to note that the islanders' volun- tarism was premised upon their subjectivity: their anticipatory resolution to their own deaths...
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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 (2002) 36 (1): 5–25.
Published: 01 May 2002
... and in society. He or she necessarily invests emotive energy in such values as have been crystallized as a result of the allegorical import of the complex scenario. Likewise, the reader draws ethical consequences from the process of allegorization and emotive investment. But the ratification...
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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 381–400.
Published: 01 November 2010
... the idea of a memory- infused landscape, bringing to a conclusion what might be called the fantasy of the native’s return: a scenario wherein this figure called the native could be said to seek, through the act of returning, to assure himself of his own nativeness: that tie between place...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 296–299.
Published: 01 August 2015
... settles into mutuality, affective exchange, or direct disclosure, even if it includes a certain act of charity, and in “The Old Cumberland Beggar,” he registers a scenario in which sympathetic action leaves the beggar forever marooned within his status as beggar, ultimately accentuating the futility...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 207–226.
Published: 01 August 2010
... multiple futuristic scenarios for the biologically modified natural order. Such works are usually classified as speculative or science fiction, but one could see them as disability narratives insofar as they defamiliarize the presumed normalcy of embodied life and display the nightmares...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 226–249.
Published: 01 August 2018
... of the Velázquez painting that opens Foucault's famous account of the modern episteme in The Order of Things , this scene's baroque perspectival scenario—frames within frames—begins to suggest that drone vision is not only about crosshairs and black-and-white targets. But where the complex sightlines of Las...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 144–148.
Published: 01 May 2021
.... These competing scenarios typically frame questions about the impact of robots on labor in world economic forums and in the media. Jennifer Rhee's The Robotic Imaginary: The Human and the Price of Dehumanized Labor interrupts this debate to ask more basic questions about how robot labor is imagined...
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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 501–505.
Published: 01 November 2010
..., we will, it seems, sometimes act in altruistic ways that seem irrational because they run counter to self-interest. Flesch returns again and again to scenes of altruistic, exorbitant, and aneconomic behav- ior as they occur in the variously articulated scenarios of game theory (he relies...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 480–500.
Published: 01 November 2022
... narrator, the “unworthy editor,” has followed her lead. Having laid his hands on her manuscript book, he has retranscribed Waverley's verse into his own. In Rob Roy , published three years after Waverley , Scott inverts this dynamic and evokes a scenario in which the bibliographical unity and finitude...
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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 466–482.
Published: 01 November 2010
... serve to configure scenarios around group membership and otherness). Coetzee uses pronouns to remove or distance himself as author from the creation of the text (and to include himself in a group of readers he would otherwise be excluded from), and the problems posed in his openings always...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 124–131.
Published: 01 May 2010
... is that it is the character’s desire that the text objectifies; it is Wing’s longing to return to a situation in which he might perform such pedagogical tasks, might gen- uinely instruct others, that Anderson makes available for critical scrutiny. Wing’s fantasy scenario, with its picture of men who lived “in a kind...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 176–183.
Published: 01 May 2010
... just mentioned were women.) Austen’s novels of prejudice establish and work through variations on a paradigmatic scenario in which a character learns to correct her biased thinking through the experience of having her prejudices exposed and criticized on ethical grounds by another char- acter...