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Novel (1 May 2009) 42 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 May 2009
...” suggest that the supernatural is integral to realism's formal properties, thematic concerns, and critical self-reflections. Indeed, novel criticism frequently addresses readers in the idiom of the supernatural and paranormal, a language that seems particularly conducive to understanding how realist novels...
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Novel (1 May 2009) 42 (1): 40–61.
Published: 01 May 2009
... that the seeming weaknesses of Lily's character—her gendered embodiment and embedded position within the forces of the capitalist market—are actually, from the point of view of the novel as a whole, key strengths that allow Wharton to imagine possibilities for critical thinking from within the forces...
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Novel (1 May 2009) 42 (1): 62–85.
Published: 01 May 2009
... Woodlanders seems to foster sympathy for rural folk who get caught up and reconfigured in state fantasy, it ultimately indicts sympathy and, by extension, its appropriation by the modern liberal state. With its radical doubt about the stability of the subject and its incisive critique of the politics of...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 294–319.
Published: 01 August 2010
... rapport between violence and heroism, youth culture and leadership, Harlem and urban life. Harlem and comics—in content as well as in their lurid and colorful vividness—seem to be intrinsically linked in Ellison's mind. This correspondence is explored through a reading of the Harlem riot episode in...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 320–325.
Published: 01 August 2010
... the model of polyglossia) polydoxy , which stages the intersection of profoundly disjunctive belief systems within a single piece of fiction. He produced texts with central mysteries that seem to court a variety of explanations but finally resist the triumph of any one explanatory schema over its...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 354–381.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Andrea Cabajsky In 1880, the French Canadian journalist and politician Frédéric Houde published his only novel, Le manoir mystérieux, ou les victimes de l'ambition , in the Montreal daily newspaper Le nouveau monde . Then Houde's novel seems to have disappeared from the public eye until 1913, when...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 208–228.
Published: 01 August 2011
... conflicted response to this genealogy of political extremism: the novel inhabits various discourses of extremity to critique liberalism's depoliticizing strategies and to herald the birth of alternative political formations, but it simultaneously recoils from the violence that a radicalized politics seems to...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 444–465.
Published: 01 November 2011
... to Native American fiction, alongside his claim that a certain form of affective fallacy is at play within Native American literary criticism, Treuer seems relatively disinterested in real-world situations or contexts. In response, the essay examines his particular emphasis on “artistry” and “style...
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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 50–72.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Joseph Drury The performative dimension of Fielding's fiction has often frustrated the attempts of critics to read the machinery of his plot through the lens of rationalist Enlightenment philosophy. Rather than a deity or benevolent magistrate, Fielding's narrator has seemed more like a trickster...
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 375–398.
Published: 01 November 2018
... audience. Vernacular anglophone realism cultivates a sense of natality without losing the author's linguistic and geopolitical security in the English language, therefore allowing the global South writer to address both Western and non-Western audiences. While this might seem like a welcome development—one...
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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 23–43.
Published: 01 May 2019
... narrator's attention, and the town's gossip, away from his secret engagement to the impoverished Jane Fairfax. In these oft-ignored and easily forgotten scenes, Frank performs an astonishing ontological trespass: flaunting his plot only to better conceal it, the literary character seems nearly possessed by a...
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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 May 2019
... many kinds—the bildungsroman, the regional novel, crime fiction, the roman à clef, the biblical allegory. Transplanting conventions from these various genres into narrative contexts where they seem not to belong, Condition of England novels exploit generic dissonance as an instrument of open-ended...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 366–372.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Jed Esty Lukácsian narrative theory remains influential in literary studies despite the fact that many of its principles and conclusions seem specific to novel production within the industrializing heartland of the nineteenth-century European nation-state. Starting with the premise that two of...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 175–182.
Published: 01 August 2009
... are true because “certitude [i.e., true belief] is accompanied … by a specific feeling, proper to it, and discriminating it from other states, intellectual and moral.” By contrast, In “The Portrait of Mr. W. H.” (1889) and elsewhere, Wilde attempts to make all beliefs seem open to doubt and debate...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 380–386.
Published: 01 November 2009
... Political Justice , seems to change Godwin's mind about the possibility of a clear-cut definition of action. Whereas the work of political philosophy allows the description of moral ideas leading to ethical action, the form of the novel as narrative, which requires examples of enacted decisions, stresses...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 387–392.
Published: 01 November 2009
... Freud states in Studies on Hysteria that “it is difficult to attribute too much sense” to what may seem minor details (such as tics), neurology tends to grant them no meaning whatsoever. Where does this leave a literary-critical hermeneutics that has tended to take the Freudian view here as its default...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 417–422.
Published: 01 November 2009
... 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, the...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 23–30.
Published: 01 May 2010
... productions of art photographers such as Oscar Rejlander and Henry Peach Robinson, who transposed bodies and even body parts into different scenes and visual narratives. Ironically, then, the very qualities that seemed to disqualify photography as an artistic medium (fragmentation and abstraction) turn out to...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 38–46.
Published: 01 May 2010
... persuasive writing comes to seem a site where autonomous individuals, endowed with deep feelings, can find a selfhood molded by the thoughts of others but not dogged by the “tyranny of the prevailing opinion and feeling.” Mill eventually decides that immersing oneself in the written emotions and thoughts of...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 474–481.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., co-influence, and sometimes even seem to merge. The novel teaches its readers to pity the sheep and to push beyond an exclusively human-centered perspective. © 2009 by Novel, Inc. 2009 Works Cited Beer , Gillian . Darwin's Plots: Evolutionary Narrative in Darwin, George Eliot, and...