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Novel (2007) 40 (1-2): 151–170.
Published: 01 August 2007
... . Princeton: Princeton UP, 1997 . Melancholy, Race, and Sovereign Exemption in Early American Fiction JONATHAN ELMER In his wide-ranging and moving study, Specters of the Atlanfic: Firznnce Capital, Slavery, adthe Philosoplzy of Histovy, Ian Baucom argues that romanticism consti...
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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 (2018) 51 (2): 210–225.
Published: 01 August 2018
...-interest should be understood as an emergent form of biopolitical organization, one in which sovereign power operates by compelling individual agential choices in relation to the preservation of life. In conclusion, I turn to the popular “ticking-time-bomb” torture scenario in order to elucidate something...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 76–95.
Published: 01 May 2020
... Raj Anand, Virginia Woolf, and, later, Zadie Smith respond to social and political disintegration by insisting upon fiction's capacity to gather together a disparate audience; and they suggest how gatherings afford an unbounded, eventual, and non-sovereign arrangement of collective life within...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 320–323.
Published: 01 August 2011
... to maintain such clean distinctions as those that seem to distinguish Europe from its other or alibi, the new world. It is also a tendency that helps to maintain equally abstract and often inde- fensible distinctions between the state and the individual, white and nonwhite, sovereign and subordinate...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 327–342.
Published: 01 November 2012
... different narrative. Despite its brevity, Ahab’s intense encounter with Pip nonetheless figures in draft form a series of prototypically Melvillean dilemmas—the sovereign law’s relationship to radical innocence, the representational limits of slave insurrec- tion, the racial subcontract...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 261–283.
Published: 01 August 2014
... Works Cited Abel Richard L. Politics by Other Means: Law in the Struggle against Apartheid, 1980–1994 . New York : Routledge , 1995 . Agamben Giorgio . Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life . Trans. Heller-Roazen Daniel . Stanford : Stanford UP , 1998 . Arendt...
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Novel (2007) 40 (1-2): 187–189.
Published: 01 August 2007
... ministerial men. The book argues that several ministers in fate seventeenth-century New England struggled to bcate their own authority in the shadow both of their local co- lonial fathers and their distant imperial sovereigns, and that these men played out their desires, frustrations, and aggressions...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 85–103.
Published: 01 May 2021
... is hardly straightforward in Farah's text, and its finality is far from absolute. Farah demonstrates an interest in forms of living death both as authoritarian power (i.e., the sovereign state as zombie) and as political strategies opposed to such power. Forms of living death give rise to tension between...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 May 2014
... politics and, according to Luka´cs and Bakhtin, of the modern novel as well. Lefort’s first image, and the most familiar, is that of the empty space of power situated at the heart of democratic politics, a space that before the Revolution was inhabited by the king as absolute sovereign (Lefort...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 334–337.
Published: 01 August 2014
... decisions are comparable is worthy of more theoretical elaboration than De Boever gives to it. Schmitt’s argument in Political Theology is about a decision constituted by a very spe- cific context—the decision about whether a situation justifies the suspension of the law. The sovereign is not simply...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 24–42.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Agamben Giorgio . Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life . Trans. Heller-Roazen Daniel . Stanford : Stanford UP , 1998 . Alkana Joseph . “Disorderly History in ‘My Kinsman, Major Molineux.” ’ English Studies Quarterly 53 ( 2007 ): 1 – 30 . Althusser Louis...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 May 2015
...: Sovereign Power and Bare Life . Trans. Heller-Rozen Daniel . Stanford : Stanford UP , 1998 . Agamben Giorgio . State of Exception . Trans. Atwell Kevin . Chicago : U of Chicago P , 2005 . Agamben Giorgio . The Time That Remains: A Commentary on the Letter to the Romans...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 380–386.
Published: 01 November 2009
... structure and ask the question: how does a subject make a sovereign decision, both in terms of its ontological structure and within a society that throws ideas of sovereignty into conflict? The difficulty of acting as a moral agent is a problem both for the novel and for radical politics in the 1790s...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 349–354.
Published: 01 August 2009
... response to neoliberalism, which has seemingly rendered the tradition of anti-instrumentalism obsolete. © 2009 by Novel, Inc. 2009 Works Cited Agamben , Giorgio . Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life . Trans. Daniel Heller-Roazen. Stanford: Stanford UP, 1998 . Atwood , Margaret...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 223–230.
Published: 01 August 2009
... line has also been a line or threshold for kinship. Henry Hughes, a Southern apologist for slavery, distilled this complex history into a single word when he wrote that black people in the United States are “affamiliated,” merely a “sub-sovereign” people without coherent kinship lines (240...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 316–318.
Published: 01 August 2014
... to derive from both a longing for (premodern) sovereign power and an unresolved fixation on authority and ‘‘pure agency’’ (8) arising fromunderlying psychic economies. Out of this mix emerges a discernible formof ‘‘modern statepersonhood’’ (11) characterized byambivalencetoward politicalauthor- ity...
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Novel (2004) 37 (3): 229–257.
Published: 01 November 2004
...NAOKI SAKAI Copyright © Novel Corp. 2004 2004 Works Cited Agamben , Giorgio . Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life . Trans. Daniel Heller-Roazen. Stanford: Stanford UP, 1998 . Balibar , Étienne . “Les identités ambiguës.” La crainte des masses, Paris, Galilée...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 525–528.
Published: 01 November 2018
... to Hensley, exposes the “paradox” of liberalism. In the theater of parliamentary life, Mill struggles with the contortions of martial law—the law of war and repression that a sovereign state imposes in emergency—and Governor Eyre is acquitted. In the kind of move that deconstructive literary critics...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 226–249.
Published: 01 August 2018
... of nearly all of McCarthy's novels. Focusing on drones, then, what I aim to describe here is the relationship between the means of distributing death in our late imperial moment and the regime of mediation in which that sovereign power is transmitted, recoded, and ultimately visited on human bodies...
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