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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 8–34.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Julie Park Revisiting Richardson's Pamela as a site of “spatial formalism,” this essay maintains that the notion of the domestic interior as a setting conducive to psychological interiority requires further materialist analysis. It argues that the interiority of Pamela hinges less on characters...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 May 2020
... of periodization, Fredric Jameson: in particular, with his account of the relationship between spatiality, temporality, and the utopian impulse. Copyright © 2020 David Sergeant 2020 planetarity scale affect narrative spatial How to do justice to the interconnectedness of the world without tipping...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 165–183.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Theodore Martin What does it mean to read like a detective? While critics have long seen the detective novel as a model for hermeneutic suspicion (the familiar spatial binaries of surface/depth, concealed/revealed), this essay proposes that there is something more timely at work in detective work...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 43–64.
Published: 01 May 2021
... explained Kim 's thwarted temporality as a novel about a period newly unmoored from the stabilizing concept of the nation-state, they do not account for the politicized space of Kipling's South Asia. This article shows that just as temporal development was becoming more open-ended and abstract, spatial...
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Novel (2022) 55 (2): 324–338.
Published: 01 August 2022
..., once a site of social possibility and conflict, seems to be in its final stage of exhaustion by the centrifugal forces of urbanization. As the process of urbanization becomes legible through its disfigurations of the traditional city novel, the novel forecasts what happens when the spatial development...
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Novel (2023) 56 (2): 208–227.
Published: 01 August 2023
... then with African Americans. By examining a critically overlooked function of the Albany house—its spatial representation of the novel's plot—this article shows how narratives of Black people escaping slavery along with late nineteenth‐century definitions of vulgarity centrally define Isabel's pursuit of freedom...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 272–291.
Published: 01 August 2018
... as a privileged spatial agent within the diegesis; the central quality of these enclaves is that they are at once ordinary and extraordinary—set off from any shared social fabric and representative of general psychic and material qualities. Methodologically, the essay begins with critical description, following...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 317–340.
Published: 01 November 2020
.... Mansfield Park initially offers its east room as a spatial analogue for Fanny Price's interior, but it gradually revokes narrative access to the space in order to defer wholly to external status markers. Likewise, Villette 's Lucy Snowe creates architectural constructions as a means of representing her...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 417–437.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of fear,” and its development within networks of global capital, all indexes of the ultimate failure of the nation to move beyond its segregated past. In this essay, I will focus on representations of Johannesburg's mutancy, a concept that foregrounds its temporal movements rather than its spatial...
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Novel (2006) 39 (2): 245–267.
Published: 01 August 2006
...- lonialism as a cultural project and depends on various spatial practices ("Genealogy of Ethics" 352-58). The decolonized nation-state and political modernity, as in much contempo- raneous Caribbean writing, figure in Naipaul as interdependent and historical phenomena. The interchangeability...
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Novel (2003) 36 (3): 374–397.
Published: 01 November 2003
... redivision is possible," the shape of the European colonial map had more or less been determined (77)P Such a spatial field challenged the adventure trope that had sustained the employment or real incomes of most workers in the metropolitan countries, and the idea...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 330–335.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Jani Scandura MARTIN BRÜCKNER and HSUAN L. HSU, EDS., American Literary Geographies: Spatial Practice and Cultural Production 1500–1900 (Newark: U of Delaware P, 2007), pp. 367, cloth, $65.00. © 2010 by Novel, Inc. 2010 Works Cited Brückner , Martin . The Geographic...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 150–155.
Published: 01 May 2017
... conditions of production, and, most importantly, the inherently spatial quality of film—its reliance on the profilmic event, its projection of exteriority, its integral set design. Where the question is how to think space—the integrated world system of global capitalism—cinema is thus a uniquely useful...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 425–443.
Published: 01 November 2021
..., for his comment reverses the relation of cultural source and tributary that Ishmael presumes. This reversal occurs as Don Pedro's appraisal of Lima reproduces in a microcosm the spatially expansive idealism that is the signature of Melvillean Quixoticism. He rejects travel, the mode through which...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 397–408.
Published: 01 November 2017
....” Felski dissects what she calls “the mood of critique”—the attitude of suspicion, the insinuation of expertise, the spatial logic of “digging down and standing back” that she associates with a dominance of Marxist and psychoanalytic approaches in the humanities, which all, in her analysis, hinder greater...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 327–329.
Published: 01 August 2010
... an exploration of the “socio-spatial dialectic” (3) in South African literature as it is a mapping of “apartheid’s geographies of power” (100). Although the politics of place as a thematic fil conducteur runs through the chapters of the book, Apartheid and Beyond is in essence a collection of six...
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Novel (2023) 56 (3): 430–450.
Published: 01 November 2023
... the novel register the ways in which nonrepresentational spatial practices also resist recovery projects? Both the form and the production history of Silver Fleece suggest that the novel can speak to these spatial practices without also enclosing them through disclosure; that is, the novel labors...
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Novel (2023) 56 (2): 323–326.
Published: 01 August 2023
... frame of a small house amid an abundance of ordinary objects. The impact of the installation lies in its seeming defiance of spatial constraints. These many thousands of things, now piled up in the white emptiness of a gallery, were once the real contents of that tiny structure—the belongings...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 336–339.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Brian Richardson ERIC BULSON, Novels, Maps, Modernity: The Spatial Imagination, 1850–2000 , Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory Series (New York: Routledge, 2006), pp. xii + 176, cloth, $103.00, paper, $40.00. © 2010 by Novel, Inc. 2010 Cartographic...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 293–296.
Published: 01 August 2011
... of its own, the reader cannot help but feel that, as the book progresses, we have been through this territory before. Like the billboards that signify the collusion of speed, commodity, and the spatial dynamics of a motorized world, names, titles, and concepts flash through this text like so many...