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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 426–435.
Published: 01 November 2017
...John Plotz This piece asks what relation the turn toward a new era of patrimonial capitalism—traced in Thomas Piketty's recent work—bears to the modern rise of fantasy worlds and speculative fiction. The problem of justifying distinction in a world that presumes common humanity beneath surface...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 272–291.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Matthew Hart AbstractThis essay considers a late novel sequence by the British speculative fiction writer J. G. Ballard (1930–2009). Although Ballard is often celebrated as a great iconoclast, there is arguably no postwar novelist with a more recognizable style. The essay analyzes Cocaine Nights...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 115–138.
Published: 01 May 2016
... documenting the affinities between planetarity's redemptive, world-building ambitions, on one hand, and both Kantian cosmopolitanism and turn-of-the-twentieth-century articulations of “planetary consciousness” (as particularly evident in speculative fiction) on the other. The common denominator of these...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 10–25.
Published: 01 May 2016
... University Press 2016 Anthropocene terraforming urban ecology urban literature speculative fiction When we think of “the land” and its literary representations, what usually comes to mind are the rural landscapes of Thomas Hardy or Willa Cather, the wild landscapes of James Fenimore Cooper, the social...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 393–399.
Published: 01 November 2009
... enigmatic photographs that allow plenty of play for the observer's imaginative speculation (including work by Jeff Wall, Justine Kurland, Lynne Cohen, and Connie Samaras), I ask why there should be such a discrepancy between fictional and nonfictional understandings of the work that can be done by...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 13–18.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Lisa Zunshine My essay emphasizes the social aspect of our engagement with fictional narratives by drawing on cognitive scientists' research into “theory of mind,” also known as “mind reading”: our evolved adaptation for explaining people's behavior in terms of their mental states, such as...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 124–131.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., second, to speculate on the significance of a compatible yet different strain of modernist writing than the one explored in solomon | the novel in distress 129 this essay. At least a couple of Fitzgerald’s early short fictions (“The Curious Case of...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 132–139.
Published: 01 May 2010
... inclination toward retrospection. Comparable forms of nostalgia for the Edwardian period persist in 1930s fiction and are explored in this essay, along with an inheritance of modernist narrative techniques, in novels including The Memorial, Eyeless in Gaza, A Scots Quair, and Coming Up for Air. The essay...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 345–363.
Published: 01 November 2013
.... Barr Marleen S. . Lanham : Rowman and Littlefield , 2000 . 49 – 66 . ———. Frankenstein's Daughters: Women Writing Science Fiction . Syracuse : Syracuse UP , 1997 . Dubey Madhu . “Speculative Fictions of Slavery.” American Literature 82 . 4 ( 2010 ): 779 – 805...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 136–139.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Audrey Jaffe WAGNER TAMARA , Financial Speculation in Victorian Fiction: Plotting Money and the Novel Genre ( Columbus : Ohio State UP , 2010 ), pp. 232 , cloth, $44.95 . © 2012 by Novel, Inc. 2012 Duke University Press Plotting Speculation tamara wagner, Financial Speculation in...
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Novel (1 May 2005) 39 (1): iv.
Published: 01 May 2005
... daydreaming and reading in Victorian fiction. DANiELSIEGELis Assistant Professor of English at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has published essays in Dickens Studies Annual, Victorian Literature and Culture, and the edited collection Middlemarch in the 21st Century, and he is currently...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 409–425.
Published: 01 November 2017
... critics not only to observe the emergence of significant contributors to the genre, like Okorafor, but also to indicate that the speculative quality inherent in science fiction may be located in African media more generally. Key generic terms like “cognitive estrangement,” coined by science fiction...
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Novel (1 August 2007) 40 (1-2): 197–200.
Published: 01 August 2007
... speculative narratives" (225). Among the obscure works of fiction Zimmerman discusses, Isham's seems the most convoluted and Lawson's the most fatuous. Respectively exemplifying capitalist conservatism and muckraking reformism, Isham's Black Friclay (1904) and Lawson's Friday, tkr Tlzirteenth...
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Novel (1 November 2002) 35 (2-3): 151–168.
Published: 01 November 2002
... Carolina P, 2001 . Benston , Kimberly W. Performing Blackness: Enactments of African-American Modernism . London and New York: Routledge, 2000 . Butler , Octavia . Parable of the Sower . New York: Warner, 1993 . Delany , Samuel R. “Generic Protocols: Science Fiction and...
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Novel (1 May 2005) 39 (1): 75–96.
Published: 01 May 2005
... comparison of Trollope's Domestic Manners to her fictional novels set in America. " Heineman points out that the book was "vilified by the Americans, who saw it as slanderous revenge In England, the book fueled the then-current controversy over the extension of the suffrage and was...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 365–374.
Published: 01 November 2017
... ambition as the fictionalized biographical narrative is derailed by anachronistic speculations, runaway metaphors, and metatextual reflections about the writing of fiction. Pessimism about the novel's ability to connect with the real world (“the lost cause of any made-up shit supposed to be representing...
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Novel (1 November 2006) 39 (3): 436–438.
Published: 01 November 2006
... known for some time that there was something queer about gothic fiction, something contrapuntal, even radical, in its terrors. Like the last vestiges of the romance in the nine- teenth century, the gohc tends to serve as a vehicle for imagining those forms of sexual dynamism and dissent that the...
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Novel (1 May 2017) 50 (1): 141–145.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Lucy Hartley Margolis Stacey , Fictions of Mass Democracy in Nineteenth-Century America ( Cambridge : Cambridge UP , 2015 ), pp. 207, cloth, $99.99 . Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 What are the forms that democracy can take beyond political institutions and social...
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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 175–178.
Published: 01 May 2013
... Stephen . New York : Hill , 1978 . 142 – 47 . Jameson Fredric . “Futurist Visions That Tell Us about Right Now.” In These Times 6 : 23 ( May 1982 ): 17 . Lem Stanislaw . “Philip K. Dick: A Visionary among the Charlatans.” Trans. Abernathy Robert . Science Fiction...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 340–342.
Published: 01 August 2010
...- bia UP, 2006), pp. 248, cloth, $75.00, paper, $24.50. If the very idea of cosmopolitan fiction suffuses you with the warmth of planetary fellow feeling, Rebecca Walkowitz would like you to consider the advantages of a rather more discomforting model. Indeed, following Theodor Adorno, she...