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Novel (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 (2013) 46 (1): 50–72.
Published: 01 May 2013
... 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 fetishism integral...
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Novel (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...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 38–60.
Published: 01 May 2022
... is an American problem and not really an issue in Germany. Black German author Olivia Wenzel, in her recent autofictional novel 1000 Coils of Fear (2020), rejects this spectacle of racism that Germans commonly associate with America to instead expose the “quotidian violence” (Kara Keeling) in German society...
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Novel (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 (2011) 44 (3): 424–443.
Published: 01 November 2011
...-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-consciously seeks attachment with something or someone else—and “fetishism”—meaning an approach that seeks...
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Novel (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 (2020) 53 (3): 485–489.
Published: 01 November 2020
... in the “Lotus Eaters .” He lies down, floating among the lights turned stars, transfixed by the moonlit skeleton horse pulling a carriage through the night sky. The ultimate spectacle. Yes yes yes . . . he whispers in the voice of Mrs. Breen, or perhaps it is Molly's. Yes , he would purchase that 16...
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Novel (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 (2010) 43 (3): 501–505.
Published: 01 November 2010
... 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 seems to exceed the more humble costs familiar...
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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 371–373.
Published: 01 November 2008
... 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 elephant wending its way across a London...
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Novel (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 (2001) 34 (3): 369–390.
Published: 01 November 2001
... 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 novel's investment in spectacu- lar forms of performance...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 186–207.
Published: 01 August 2011
... his actual body and the abstract con- cept of power (Waghorne 9). In this way, the power enacted by the spectacle is unshakeable, as any spectator, even the most dissenting, is interpellated by the performance, and “[t]here were no untouched observers . . . —only actors and 196 novel...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 326–329.
Published: 01 August 2019
... 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 Brian Massumi and Lauren...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 116–119.
Published: 01 May 2012
... 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 familiar and unfamiliar texts that result...
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Novel (2005) 39 (1): 142–145.
Published: 01 May 2005
... "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 that (as Payne points out...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 293–296.
Published: 01 August 2011
... 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 speed’s many secrets...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 504–510.
Published: 01 November 2009
... 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 linguistic signifiers facing one another, as it were, in a mirror (“Bretton of Bretton”) and can...
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Novel (2022) 55 (2): 324–338.
Published: 01 August 2022
... demonstrates fiction's capacity, even or especially through spectacles of its own failure, to capture the impact of abstract economic models on the material configuration of social space, thereby performing the fundamentally literary service, as Rancière describes it, of revealing “the secret writing...