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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 50–72.
Published: 01 May 2013
... or charlatan manipulating a narrative full of spectacular coincidences and implausibilities. Historians of science, however, have shown that performances with spectacular machines played a key role in establishing the epistemological authority of empirical science in the eighteenth century. Like...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 184–201.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Andrew Gaedtke Recent developments in cognitive science have overturned the restrictions of behaviorism and have once again made consciousness a legitimate object of scientific investigation. New brain scanning technologies have introduced the possibility of mapping the neural correlates of...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 538–545.
Published: 01 November 2009
... contest between literature and science, their fates bearing the mark of Middlemarch 's concern to maintain the specificity of the novelistic even in its proximity to the sociological. With this in mind, we will see how the realist novel's project of self-differentiation—its claims to offer forms of...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 202–220.
Published: 01 August 2012
... coercive force they see their views carrying. McEwan's work finds the forms of this immodesty not just in religious or political ideals but in science, criticism, and secularism, the latter perhaps the more concerning because they conceal their immodesty in the allegedly modest forms of “neutrality” and...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 207–226.
Published: 01 August 2010
...—Joyce's Ulysses , Pound's Cantos , Freud's Schreber case—at a moment when biological life was being reimagined through the optic of eugenic science and comparative anatomy. The essay extends Lee Edelman's critique of reproductive futurity in No Future to suggest that dystopic biological futures were being...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 10–25.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Ursula K. Heise This essay examines the convergence of the science-fiction motif of terraforming with current discussions of the Anthropocene. In the process, it outlines a vision of the city, not as the antithesis to nature or a biological wasteland but as itself a form of nature. This vision of...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 17–35.
Published: 01 May 2018
... the cognitive standards of liberal citizenship, statistical sciences around the time of the 1867 Reform Act reversed the usual priority given to the individual over the collective, redefining the self as a compilation of demographic and social information. When Anthony Trollope's 1867 Phineas Finn...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 337–342.
Published: 01 August 2009
... toward using mechanical philosophy in science, the disciplining of the body in order to maximize production and reproduction, and the increasing popularity of novel reading. Sterne's novel features stopped clocks, broken machines, and stories that, despite titillating beginnings, fail to satisfy the...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 63–84.
Published: 01 May 2015
... novel form around the attractions and reactions that organized social and psychological life in his city. Victorian sciences—particularly the work of George Henry Lewes and Charles Darwin—were turning to “net-work” to describe the plastic processes underpinning biological life. Dickens's fiction used...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 85–102.
Published: 01 May 2015
...) resonates with recent institutionalist scholarship from the social sciences and makes Nostromo a significant text in the history of the modern novel's engagement with collectivity. Copyright © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Character institution(s) bildungsroman The narrator of Joseph Conrad's...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 207–215.
Published: 01 August 2009
... thematic concerns and formal structures, especially its concern with point of view and language, make this novel a global fiction of sorts. The novel's often criticized science fiction elements in particular can be elucidated, I argue, by Ulrich Beck's utopian observation that “it is the future, not the...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 326–331.
Published: 01 August 2009
... way”—the science of the excerpt is to find the right passage of text to produce a series of affects identical in nature, if abbreviated in time, to the series of affects the novel under consideration produces. Unlike the censorious critics interested only in the moral effects of fiction or the lazy...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 443–459.
Published: 01 November 2014
... specialized language, closed social spaces, and charismatic leadership—has its origins in antitotalitarian political science, fiction, sociology, and psychology. Mitchell and Haruki Murakami (discussed briefly) both question how this Cold War legacy has shaped our understandings of individual agency, and both...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 388–396.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Lukács Fredric Jameson science fiction English translations of Georg Lukács's The Historical Novel and The Theory of the Novel were published in 1962 and 1971, respectively, five years before and four years after the founding of Novel . ( Studies in European Realism had appeared in English in...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 426–435.
Published: 01 November 2017
... before it is realized. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 fantasy liberal guilt Thomas Piketty realism science fiction Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century has sparked skirmishes and even outright bloodbaths about everything from spreadsheets to hidden “fudge factors...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 409–425.
Published: 01 November 2017
... fiction genre fiction postcolonial fiction science fiction smart cities urban studies Something has happened to postcolonial fiction. Recent city novels set in the global South often depart from earlier postcolonial fiction, in which the sense of geopolitical possibility remained tethered to the...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 469–471.
Published: 01 November 2014
... precipitated by extreme weather, sea-level rise, and hellfire temperatures. Science fiction has been fascinated by apocalyptic scenarios for many decades, with nuclear Armageddon and epidemic disease among the favored tropes of mass destruction. But the new ‘‘cli has an uneasy relationship with science fiction...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 398–402.
Published: 01 August 2016
... area of mental science, devoured novels and poetry. In part, they established their authority for the nineteenth-century public by quoting from the literary canon. Writers of literature, in turn, incorporated scientific advances into imaginative writing, although to different degrees and for varied...
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Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 510–514.
Published: 01 November 2010
..., 2009), pp. 384, cloth, $45.00. Christopher Douglas’s A Genealogy of Literary Multiculturalism studies the intersection of literature and social science. It does so by focusing on the concept of culture that developed in the disciplines of cultural anthropology in the 1920s and 1930s and...
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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 175–178.
Published: 01 May 2013
... Stephen . New York : Hill , 1978 . 142 – 47 . Jameson Fredric . “Futurist Visions That Tell Us about Right Now.” In These Times 6 : 23 ( May 1982 ): 17 . Lem Stanislaw . “Philip K. Dick: A Visionary among the Charlatans.” Trans. Abernathy Robert . Science Fiction...