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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 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 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): 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...
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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 50–72.
Published: 01 May 2013
... terms of the immediacy of practices that are themselves definitive of reality” (780). Rather than subverting science’s capacity to represent reality, showmanship with spectacular machines helped make scientific knowledge real. The performative dimension of Fielding’s fiction, and Tom Jones in...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 409–425.
Published: 01 November 2017
... African 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...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 184–201.
Published: 01 August 2012
...) and Lodge's Thinks … (2002) transform this problem of qualia into a formal problem of narrative style. Finally, this article shows that such conceptual transactions between cognitive science and contemporary literature move in both directions. While recent fiction has integrated the discourses and...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 290–296.
Published: 01 August 2009
... seventeenth century like Don Quixote and Lazarillo de Tormes to postmodern cyber and science fiction. To introduce freedom of movement into the network of values negotiated by adventure fiction is to cast adventure fiction as a genre engaged with the cultural work of globalization. If adventure...
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Novel (1 November 2002) 35 (2-3): 151–168.
Published: 01 November 2002
... North Carolina P, 2001 . Benston , Kimberly W. Performing Blackness: Enactments of African-American Modernism . London and New York: Routledge, 2000 . Butler , Octavia . Parable of the Sower . New York: Warner, 1993 . Delany , Samuel R. “Generic Protocols: Science Fiction...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 524–530.
Published: 01 November 2009
... and is shaped by experts in their administration of populations. Fiction’s collaboration with political science takes shape as a counter discourse. Where social science privileges quantitative data, literature counters with the qual- ity of local knowledge. A good recent example is Chimamanda...
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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 169–174.
Published: 01 May 2013
...: Countervoices (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), pp. 224, cloth, $89.00. It is often remarked that J. M. Coetzee’s academic interests in linguistics have influenced his fiction. Exactly how his graduate education and continuing interests in the linguistic sciences and linguistic philosophy might be...
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Novel (1 November 2006) 39 (3): 337–360.
Published: 01 November 2006
...- ward to the apocalyptically baroque ("A taint of imbecile rapacity blew through it all, like a whiff from some corpse Finally, the passage culminates on a note of War of the Worlds-type science-fiction, with the inhabitants of the station trans- formed into something like extraterrestrial...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 365–374.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Madhu Dubey This essay examines the shifting forms of racial representation evident in American fiction since the 1970s, with the waning influence of earlier models of depth reading, demystification, and corrective mimesis. In characterizing this shift, Dubey takes her cue from the term racecraft...
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Novel (1 August 2004) 37 (1-2): 212–215.
Published: 01 August 2004
...JOHN KUCICH NICHOLAS DAMES, Amnesiac Selves: Nostalgia, Forgetting, and British Fiction, 1810–1870 (Oxford: Oxford UP, 2001), pp. 298 + ix, $24.95. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2003 2003 Amnesiac Fiction NICHOLAS DAMES, Antnesiac Selves: Nostalgia, Forgetting...
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Novel (1 November 2005) 38 (2-3): 129–146.
Published: 01 November 2005
... Aristocratic Fiction THOMAS DIPIERO Victor Cousin may have been the first in what was to become a long line of critics of early French fiction to label as unreadable the gigantic novels of the seventeenth century. Considering Mlle de Scudery's ArtamEne ou le Grarrd Cyrus, the ten-volume...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 261–267.
Published: 01 August 2009
...James Buzard The thesis of my 2005 book Disorienting Fiction: The Autoethnographic Work of Nineteenth-Century British Novels is gestured at by the three words of this essay's main title: nineteenth-century Britain's imperial expansion is the ultimate context in which to make sense of the nineteenth...
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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 64–83.
Published: 01 May 2019
... move, I enlist Jacques Rancière's theorization of literary address in The Politics of Literature to argue that Eliot's later fiction generates a democratic principle of address on which the novel's relationship to the reading public hinges. Rather than simply widen the implied boundaries around a...
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Novel (1 May 2004) 38 (1): 5–20.
Published: 01 May 2004
... . Annesley , James . Blank Fictions: Consumerism, Culture and the Contemporary American Novel . New York: St. Martin’s, 1998 . Auster , Paul . The Book of Illusions . New York: Picador, 2003 . Auster , Paul . Mr. Vertigo . New York: Viking Penguin, 1994 . Auster , Paul...
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Novel (1 August 2007) 40 (1-2): 52–76.
Published: 01 August 2007
... , Gordon . The Radicalism of the American Revolution . London: Verso, 1989 . The Cosmopolitan Revolution: Loyalism and the Fiction of an American Nation EDWARD LARKIN In recent years, a wide range of philosophers and theorists have proposed various forms of...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 227–250.
Published: 01 August 2010
... individualism, the current essay argues that Dickens's fiction instead performs an ongoing and intentionally failed experiment in population management. The Dickensian novel generates an apparent surplus of biological life that allows its narratives to reconstitute the social body in new terms; rather than...