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Novel (1 May 2000) 34 (1): 126–127.
Published: 01 May 2000
...ROBERT POLHEMUS KAREN CHASE and MICHAEL LEVENSON, The Spectacle of Intimacy: A Public Life for the Victorian Family (Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2000), pp. 250 + viii, $41.50. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2000 2000 Making a Spectacle of Oneself...
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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 50–72.
Published: 01 May 2013
... narratives that he represents as barbarous, foreign, and antiquated. But he also follows other Augustan authors in acknowledging that the entertainments popular in the culture of spectacle had distinctly modern, domestic origins and that the residual “superstition” they cultivated was really the commodity...
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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 23–43.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Wendy Veronica Xin Abstract This essay reads several “hidden” scenes in Jane Austen's Emma . Willfully drawing attention to stray details—an impulsive trip to London to get his hair cut, the mysterious gift of a piano, and a broken pair of spectacles—Frank Churchill uses these incidents to turn the...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 207–226.
Published: 01 August 2010
... foreground the spectacle of reproduction loosed from its putative organic site in the female body and displace it elsewhere—the test tube, the surrogate womb, the male body, and, not insignificantly, the novel. This displacement is both a queering and cripping of normative attitudes toward reproductive...
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Novel (1 November 2008) 41 (2-3): 371–373.
Published: 01 November 2008
... turns out, elephants-registers the culture's sense of itself, whether enlarged or drawn to a smaller scale. Thus while the display of an elephant during Victorian times might have unambiguously called to mind the nation's imperial dominance over India or Africa, the spectacle of a mechanical tin...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 424–443.
Published: 01 November 2011
... dictated by another. Jameson’s phrasing preserves both readings, allowing modernism to issue from deep self-awareness of the visual grammar of compelling spectacles as well as from writing from within their grip. But let us divide these experiences into “curiosity”—meaning an approach that self...
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Novel (1 May 2005) 39 (1): 142–145.
Published: 01 May 2005
... Oliver Twist sh€ts from "the jubilation of beholding an Incarnation" to the "agony of staging an atonement" in the death of Nancy (32). It is this last figure and spectacle that dominates Payne's critical and theatrical imagi- nary as he argues it dominates Dickens's imagination-so thoroughly...
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Novel (1 August 2014) 47 (2): 330–333.
Published: 01 August 2014
... from a simple question with profound ramifications: why, given that the vast majority of reported rapes in South Africa are intra- racial, is the literature dominated by the spectacle of interracial sexual violation? The answer Graham proposes deploys a Foucauldian paradigm: narratives of ‘‘black...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 116–119.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., as heirs of eighteenth-century modernity, understand the category of subjectivity itself. Scholarly studies of bygone ages of spectacle tend to reproduce the effects of wonder they describe by emphasizing the variety of primary materials they comprise and the strik- ing juxtapositions of...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 293–296.
Published: 01 August 2011
..., sometimes at close range. The Speed Handbook emphasizes the immense cultural significance of speed within twentieth-century modernity by itself offering us the sensation of speed—the reader rapidly and repeatedly crisscrossing the spectacles and monuments of the modernist landscape in search of...
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Novel (1 August 2019) 52 (2): 326–329.
Published: 01 August 2019
... contemporary world novel challenges the mediatized spectacles of terror, declaring the 9/11 terrorist attacks to be “symptoms of a much larger geopolitical malaise infecting the globe” (172). The final section of the book provides two examples of novelistic witnessing. Drawing on the theoretical writings of...
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Novel (1 November 2004) 37 (3): 358–359.
Published: 01 November 2004
... the alibi-the "elsewheren--of the trial. And so the "alibi's" entry into colloquial English coincided with the rise of the novel-a coincidence that, for Grossman, reflected the shift from spectacle to narrative on both legal and broader cultural levels. Alibi, in Grossman's words, "flagged the...
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Novel (1 May 2014) 47 (1): 24–42.
Published: 01 May 2014
.... Macey David . New York : Picador , 1997 . Hawthorne Nathaniel . Nathaniel Hawthorne's Tales . New York : Norton , 2003 . Greiman Jennifer . Democracy's Spectacle: Sovereignty and Public Life in Antebellum American Writing . New York : Fordham UP , 2010 . Kant...
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Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 501–505.
Published: 01 November 2010
... (rewarding the good and punishing the bad) that help to reproduce both the social world and a genetic material that thrives best with other people. There are, in fact, moments in Flesch’s book where his interest in expenditure, in sac- rifice, in real and fictional spectacles of social potlatch...
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Novel (1 November 2001) 34 (3): 313–337.
Published: 01 November 2001
... P, 1987 . Gandal , Keith . The Virtues of the Vicious: Jacob Riis, Stephen Crane, and the Spectacle of the Slum . New York: Oxford UP, 1997 . Hales , Peter B. Silver Cities: The Photography of American Urbanization, 1839–1915 . Philadelphia: Temple UP, 1984 . Howard...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 31–55.
Published: 01 May 2012
... . Cambridge : Cambridge UP , 1995 . Keller Ulrich . The Ultimate Spectacle: A Visual History of the Crimean War . London : Routledge , 2001 . Knightley Phillip . The First Casualty: The War Correspondent as Hero and Myth-Maker from the Crimea to Iraq . Rev. ed. Baltimore : Johns...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 504–510.
Published: 01 November 2009
... generations, and bore, indeed, the name of their birthplace—Bretton of Bretton: whether by coincidence, or because some remote ancestor had been a personage of sufficient importance to leave his name to his neighborhood, I know not” (61). The novel thus opens with the spectacle of two identical...
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Novel (1 May 2000) 34 (1): 123–125.
Published: 01 May 2000
... quotes G.H. Lewes's description of the circulatory system as a "spectacle .. . zinveiled to the mental eye alone" (106). In perhaps the best example of the imagination at the heart of scientific rationality, Flint takes us (literally) into unfamiliar territory with a discussion of the study of...
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Novel (1 November 2002) 35 (2-3): 324–326.
Published: 01 November 2002
... proposes that "instead of the anticipated spectacle of colo- nized display (on view in her theater shows)" Baker's spontaneous synthesis of irnpm- vised jazz and acrobatic dancing constituted "a performance of modern culture in black terms" (36). Not surprisingly, in a collection that often centers...
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Novel (1 November 2001) 34 (3): 369–390.
Published: 01 November 2001
...- creasingly to define that m~dernity.~If What Maisie Knew places at its center the question of representation itself, it also imbricates that question with processes of spectacle and commodification specific to the emergent discursive order of the late nineteenth-century imperial metropolis. The...