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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 56–76.
Published: 01 May 2017
...John Plotz “Overtones and Empty Rooms” sets out to track Cather's idiosyncratic movement away from antecedents ranging from Norris's naturalism to James's novels of consciousness and toward a “moderate modernist” form of semidetachment. Her fiction between O Pioneers! (1913) and The Professor's...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 308–312.
Published: 01 August 2019
...) everywhere,” so that the genre requires of us a particular mode of readerly semidetachment: “[E]ntering the provincial spaces carved out by such novels requires an imaginative conception of oneself as existing at once within and without a tiny beehive of a world” (102–3). Taking Plotz's account...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 May 2017
... on that self-enclosed intensity that nevertheless lies at the heart of so much of the Victorian novel and that perhaps prefigures key modernist novelistic strategies. John Plotz's “Overtones and Empty Rooms: Willa Cather's Semidetached Modernism” draws on his current work concerning the forms of partial...
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Novel (2002) 36 (1): 119–125.
Published: 01 May 2002
... in Cmnera Obscura in 1999). For nrp, the mast satisfying essay is Judith Plotz's witty "Jane Austen goes to India: Emily Eden's semidetached home thoughts from abroad." Plotz notes that virtually all twentieth-cenhlry criticism on Eden regards her as a surrogate Austen, "a kind of literary...
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Novel (2023) 56 (2): 208–227.
Published: 01 August 2023
... house dovetails with more widespread aesthetic values in England. The double-sided structure would resemble from the exterior a semidetached house, or two homes that look like one, a structure that Sharon Marcus notes was particularly scorned in England. Marcus underscores that Ruskin went so far...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 165–192.
Published: 01 August 2020
... Adela . “ Reality Sensing in Elizabeth Gaskell; or, Half-Mended Stockings .” English Literary History 83 . 3 ( 2016 ): 821 – 37 . Plotz John . “ Overtones and Empty Rooms: Willa Cather's Semidetached Modernism .” Novel: A Forum on Fiction 50 . 1 ( 2017 ): 56 – 76 . Rosner...
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