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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 250–271.
Published: 01 August 2018
...? To raise these questions, of course, is to presume that society exists and that works of art are still possible in a situation in which neither of these claims is self-evident, as suggested by recent tendencies within literary studies associated with “postcritique.” Nevertheless, it is this situation...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 444–465.
Published: 01 November 2011
... the tensions arising out of a situation in which indigenous fictionists wish to introduce tribal perspectives in their writing without ceding their cultural autonomy. The expressive parsimony found in Treuer's novel might well be read in terms of a figurative defiance. By refusing to speak, the eponymous...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 276–300.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Nathan K. Hensley This article suggests that by viewing world-historical situations recursively, we disclose links between apparently separate but structurally similar historical conjunctures and the cultural forms that mediate them. By examining three late-imperial texts—Robert Louis Stevenson's...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 399–416.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Philip Tsang Abstract The article situates David Mitchell's imagination of planetary interconnectedness in the historical development of global English. It argues that Cloud Atlas projects a denationalized, centrifugal vision of the world, only to entrench it in a cohesive, centripetal anglophone...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 200–218.
Published: 01 August 2019
... to and predicts the situation diagnosed by Stiegler in For a New Critique of Political Economy . Finally, I point to a cycle of sublimation and desublimation in the novel regarding knowledge and stupidity, a complex cycle that nonetheless makes it possible to read the ascetic-aesthetic copy-mapping project...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 96–114.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Bede Scott Abstract Situated at the intersection of postcolonialism and affect studies, this essay explores the significance of wonder in Hanya Yanagihara's The People in the Trees (2013). In her novel, Yanagihara provides a detailed account of an anthropological expedition to the remote...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 360–382.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Maria Christou Abstract At center stage in Kazuo Ishiguro's work is the figure of the nonactor: a character type that confronts us time and again with scenarios in which action is devalued. This essay shows that, despite finding themselves in situations that mandate action, Ishiguro's characters...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Steve Nathaniel Abstract This article describes Virginia Woolf's preoccupation with acoustics and its relationship both to her writing process and to the development of sensibility that she narrativizes in The Waves . It situates Woolf's theoretical and fictional models of listening with respect...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 243–260.
Published: 01 August 2015
... enlightenment ( nahḍa ) discourse and material culture. Early original Arabic novels were serialized alongside translations, incorporated translated excerpts into their narratives, or were prefaced by comments that situated them in a literary marketplace dominated by translated fiction. This essay reads one...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 368–388.
Published: 01 November 2012
... and gustatory appetite, between the marriage plot that gives the nineteenth-century novelistic social its privileged form and what I call “the food plot.” And it is Jane Austen, I argue, who made this dichotomy central to the way we read. Situating Austen's fiction in relation to Malthusian political economy...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 383–402.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Monica F. Cohen This essay seeks to situate Anthony Trollope's short 1866 novel Nina Balatka in the context of the market conditions that characterized Victorian literary entertainment. These market conditions, which included a proliferating number of reprinting vehicles, accommodated copying...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 45–62.
Published: 01 May 2015
... with intelligence and its exercise. At its heart, Jamesian intelligence is characterized by “appreciation,” or the ability to “get most” out of a situation or person; consequently, stupidity offers an alternative dynamic that suspends interest in order to protect persons and things from knowledge, exploitation...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 361–365.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., dasein (being there) does not describe slave subjectivity as much as would a term such as arbeitsein (being in work). But contemporary scholars have raised concerns about positing black alterity. Madhu Dubey, for one, cautions against situating African American cultural production in “residual zones...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 373–379.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Mary A. Favret Did Jane Austen have a period? Did she have periods? This essay surveys the particularly gendered politics that attempt to situate Austen and her work within a fixed and dateable period. To counter that impulse, it introduces a different temporal understanding of the period...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 400–409.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Rosemary Marangoly George This essay argues that tracking Kamala Markandaya's literary career enables us to see, in retrospect, some of the blind spots of the postcolonial literary critical frame within which we have situated novels produced by third-world writers in the twentieth century...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 490–496.
Published: 01 November 2009
...) and in particular on the stylistic and narrative features that make the eponymous heroine of that book seem a visitant in her own story. Noting that the novel insistently figures Romola's abstraction as erotically charged, I argue that this character is Eliot's means of reflecting on the situation of the novel...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 83–92.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Dianne F. Sadoff Recent visual-culture scholars have sought to overturn the notion that a film adaptation should be “faithful” to its literary source. Yet fidelity aesthetics is a capacious concept that may not be theorized apart from cultural uses, historical situations, film production...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 187–195.
Published: 01 August 2014
... of Rancière's article “The Thread of the Novel” in this context and situate the other articles in this issue (by Elaine Freedgood, Emily Steinlight, Raji Vallury, Sarah Winter, and Davide Panagia) in relation to the same quandary. © 2014 by Novel, Inc. 2014 Duke University Press This content is made...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 221–237.
Published: 01 August 2012
... to the political situation after the collapse of the Twin Towers. Tracing the relation between the literary imagination and the socioeconomic and geopolitical conditions for literary production after 9/11, the essay argues that while both novels do important cultural work in pondering the power and the limits...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 196–209.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Jacques Rancière In The Waves , one of the characters dreams of “a wandering thread, lightly joining one thing to another.” This essay situates this dream within the problem of modern fiction. Fiction was defined by Aristotle as an arrangement of actions according to necessity or verisimilitude...