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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 323–343.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Paul Stasi This essay takes up the relationship between modernism and postcolonialism through a comparison of Joseph Conrad's Lord Jim and Amitav Ghosh's Sea of Poppies . What Conrad understands as a crisis in narrative form is, I argue, a function of his understanding of history as the absolute...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 406–424.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Angela S. Allan Abstract This article reads Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park (1990) and Chang-rae Lee's On Such a Full Sea (2014) as works of speculative fiction that engage with the scientific concept of “the system” that emerged during the latter half of the twentieth century. It tracks...
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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 (2): 355–359.
Published: 01 August 2009
... than the American. The Last Man further exposes an isomorphism between the imperial and the individual in the romantic politics we still inhabit. If England exerts a sovereign sway, an actual geopolitical force emanating, via maritime prowess from a “sea-surrounded nook,” it is because its isolation...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 455–460.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Gretchen J. Woertendyke COHEN MARGARET , The Novel and the Sea ( Princeton : Princeton UP , 2010 ), pp. 306 , cloth, $75.00 . © 2012 by Novel, Inc. 2012 Duke University Press Works Cited Black Scott . “Quixotic Realism.” Novel 42 . 2 ( 2009 ): 239 – 42...
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Novel (2003) 36 (3): 374–397.
Published: 01 November 2003
... , Joseph . “Tales of the Sea.” Notes on Life and Letters . London: J. M. Dent, 1921 . Conroy , Mark . “Colonial Self-Fashioning in Conrad: Writing and Remembrance in Lord Jim.” L’Epoque Conradienne 19 ( 1993 ): 25 –36. Constantine , Stephen . “Empire Migration and Social Reform...
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Novel (2023) 56 (1): 62–84.
Published: 01 May 2023
... to help build a railway line from the coast to Lake Victoria. By air balloon and ship, an enslaved boy born in Barbados escapes the island in an aerostat and travels by sea to the Far North of Canada, London, Amsterdam, and Marrakesh. By ship and foot, a merchant from Azemmur sells himself into slavery...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 452–471.
Published: 01 November 2020
... to the story of Nao's unhappy “now,” nested with a “small stack of handwritten letters; a pudgy bound book with a faded red cover; a sturdy antique wristwatch . . . the Hello Kitty lunchbox that had protected the contents from the corrosive effects of the sea,” and the marine invertebrates that settled...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 162–165.
Published: 01 May 2015
... within the entirety of the work they are taken from, are both typical of the book as a whole. Thus South Pacific Narratives only reaches the South Pacific in the third chapter, when it turns to the representations of disease and colonial contact in Stevenson's In the South Seas (1896...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 23–39.
Published: 01 May 2009
... . Hardy , Thomas . “The Science of Fiction.” Thomas Hardy's Personal Writings: Prefaces, Literary Opinions, Reminiscences . Ed. Harold Orel. Lawrence: U of Kansas P, 1966 . Hillier , Robert Irwin . The South Seas Fiction of Robert Louis Stevenson . New York: Peter Lang, 1989 . Hugo...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 171–174.
Published: 01 May 2016
... authors would for the most part resolve the problem by situating their imaginary societies in time rather than in space. The four writers Pearl examines, however, wrote in the final days of a waning convention, when the prospect of a sea voyage to a better society had been drained of its original power...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 339–362.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., ‘‘Of the Understanding’’ (Pinch 41). Hall suggests that ‘‘sea-deliverances’’ formed a genre of wonder-narrative emphasizing that ‘‘prophecy, prodigy, providence . . . were the stuff of everyday experience’’ (89); it thus makes sense that Hume would use the seafaring metaphor to reflect upon his conclusion...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 372–375.
Published: 01 August 2016
... sidesteps such accusations by offering other perspectives within its narrative framework. Part 3 of the book pairs Witi Ihimaera's controversial The Trowenna Sea with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half a Yellow Sun. Again, Dalley's critical exploration foregrounds the importance of these novels...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 327–342.
Published: 01 November 2012
... that cannot be borne witness to” (Remnants 34). That something gets conveyed in the following passage, in which Ishmael describes what happens after Pip, who is doubly terrified—of whales and of drowning at sea—suddenly gets tangled up in a whaling rope and falls overboard at the very moment...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 May 2021
... as it arrives at the station. One moment he declares that he “will sit still one moment before [emerging] into that chaos, that tumult. [He] will not anticipate what is to come.” The next moment, he proclaims, “[T]he huge uproar is in my ears. It sounds and resounds under this glass roof like the surge of a sea...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 438–460.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of the “dirty” sea we discover in Foe's part 4: it is this mass that is the occasion for a certain anxiety on the part of the philosopher: “[T]he arrival on the historical scene of those underdeveloped Afro-Asiatic masses who are strangers to the Sacred History that forms the heart of the Judaic-Christian world...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 235–253.
Published: 01 August 2020
...” [459]), and, not as inapposite as it might seem, Darwin (“But as Darwin says in his autobiography, ‘there is no such king as a sea-captain; he is greater even than a king or a schoolmaster!’” [388]). These references do more than pay homage and offer a gesture of comparative humility or self-diminution...
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Novel (2006) 39 (3): 337–360.
Published: 01 November 2006
... Hullot-Kentor. Ed. Gretel Adorno and Rolf Tiedemann. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1997 . Allen , Jerry . The Sea years of Joseph Conrad . Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1965 . Althusser , Louis , and Etienne Balibar. Reading Capital . Trans. Ben Brewster. London: New Left Review...
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Novel (2000) 33 (2): 157–174.
Published: 01 August 2000
... . 130 –33. Sabor , Peter . “‘A Safe Bridge Over the Narrow Seas’: Crossing the Channel with Samuel Richardson.” All Before Them: 1660–1780 . Ed. John McVeagh. Atlantic Highlands: Ashfield P, 1990 . 159 –70. Schlereth , Thomas J. The Cosmopolitan Ideal in Enlightenment Thought...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 79–100.
Published: 01 May 2018
... this result, including climate change (by both anthropogenic and “natural” causes), the invasion of the land by well-adapted sea creatures (fictionalized in Wells's 1896 short story “The Sea Raiders”), and the invasion of Earth by alien life in The War of the Worlds (1897). 13 Duria Antiquior...