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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 301–326.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Erdağ Göknar Turkish novelists have often contested the authoritarian tendencies of the republican state. Orhan Pamuk was charged with insulting Turkishness in 2005, emphasizing a long-standing opposition between author and state as well as between literature and secularism. Though Pamuk's trial...
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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 146–149.
Published: 01 May 1999
...DAVID H. HIRSCH HAROLD FISCH, New Stories for Old: Biblical Patterns in the Novel (New York: Macmillan Press, 1998), pp. x + 236, $55.00. Copyright © Novel Corp. 1999 1999 Biblical Narratives, Secular and Sacred HAROLD FISCH, New Storiesfor Old: Biblical Patterns...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 359–363.
Published: 01 August 2016
...David James Neuman Justin , Fiction beyond Secularism Evanston : Northwestern UP , 2014 , pp. 242, Paperback, $45.00 . Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Can secularization really be dead? Apparently so; and it is pretty much buried, too, according to a recent...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 417–422.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., and coincidental indeterminacies as part of a fascination with unorthodox causal structures and the breakup of secular time. Today these contingent textual incidents seem to foreshadow a wider set of uncertainties regarding the true scope of historical narrative: the place of the event in cultural analysis...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 202–220.
Published: 01 August 2012
... and 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...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 165–185.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Kevin Seidel By grappling with secular and religious approaches to Defoe's fiction, this essay describes the theory of fiction that Defoe writes his way toward during the course of his three-book Crusoe novel, which includes The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, The Farther...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 90–107.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Meltem Gürle Be it the top-down secularism of the Kemalist reforms or the authoritarian conservatism of the present Islamist government, the political will in Turkey has persistently ignored the individual, the most valuable component of democratic modernity. The Turkish bildungsroman voices...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 149–166.
Published: 01 May 2014
... capital. In the process, Danticat further destabilizes the secularism thesis and premium on democratic reason by aesthetically incarnating the affective, embodied, ritual practices that forge a community. © 2014 by Novel, Inc. 2014 Duke University Press Works Cited Agamben Giorgio...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 383–398.
Published: 01 November 2020
... as metaphor, reading as a case study Ian McEwan's The Children Act . McEwan's novel dramatizes a conflict between religion and the secular law, which is an example of the type of dispute that Jean-François Lyotard identifies in The Differend : a dispute that is unresolvable because the process for regulating...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 109–130.
Published: 01 May 2009
.... This article focuses on literary portraiture in the Jesus novel, a genre of historical fiction that emerged independently in different national literatures from the 1830s onward alongside several parallel developments, including the secularization of biblical scholarship, the rediscovery of early Christian...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 339–362.
Published: 01 November 2014
... in A Treatise of Human Nature (1739–40) stands in refutation of Defoe's iconic portrayal of human isolation. Instead, I argue for affinities between Hume's secular skepticism and Crusoe's religious faith and suggest that both Defoe and Hume channel the same spiritual allegory of the pilgrim as shipwrecked...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 May 2017
... the novel imagines? And what kind of theory of the novel can best account for its prosaic quality? We talk about prosaic imaginaries in the plural because we take it as given that the novel form develops a plurality of ways of imagining the secular universe; and the concept of the imaginary also helps us...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 316–342.
Published: 01 August 2016
... to the liberal Anglophone West and its expanding frontiers. Realism wars seem to erupt at the sites of struggle between norms of finite social description and dreams of expansive political projection. That tension runs as a fault line between the integrated secular authority and broad universalist myths of both...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 133–136.
Published: 01 May 2017
... proposes suggests a “land of the novel as genre” (119). This is a world from which all mystery has been evacuated, a truly disenchanted world after secularization has come to a definite end. “Novilla is, quite simply, a place without imagination of any sort, without even the sense that anything is missing...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 357–360.
Published: 01 August 2010
... novelists and the political and social contexts of these commit- ments, does more than simply look at how writers are thinking about religion in an osten- sibly secular time: it examines some of the most basic epistemo­logical, ontological, and ideological assumptions of contemporary literary history...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 136–139.
Published: 01 May 2022
... of nineteenth-century women's fiction, Ashley Reed argues against the critical tyranny of secularization. Indeed, the book's critical occasion lies in Reed's belief that secular and liberal modes of thought have shaped—and distorted—the study of American women's writing in general and the sentimental novel...
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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 298–318.
Published: 01 November 2008
... penned his early short stories and his widely read novel, Season of Migration to the North (1966). Her work represents two historical developments since the 1970s: the Islamic resurgence that has at- tempted to fill the void left by the failure of Arab secular ideologies of modernity (something...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 497–501.
Published: 01 November 2012
... Enchantments: The Cultural Power of Secular Magic . Cambridge : Harvard UP , 2002 . Hume David . A Treatise of Human Nature . Ed. Selby-Bigge L. A. . 2nd ed. Oxford : Oxford UP , 1978 . Hunter J. Paul . Before Novels: The Cultural Contexts of Eighteenth-Century English Fiction...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 467–469.
Published: 01 November 2021
..., historically situated, and comparative analysis of the centrality of the Qur'an's narrative ethics to the construction of six late colonial and postindependence Maghrebian novels, El Shakry makes a crucial intervention in the secularism debate. She compels a new way to read texts that do not explicitly engage...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 465–468.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., literary criticism? secular theology? philosophy? a critical history of communication technologies? a manifesto of artistic practice? For the immediately present context—here in Novel —I am concerned to address Taylor's book as his reading of four important prose works by four important, well-established...