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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 311–315.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Scott J. Juengel Reviews ‘‘Much Study Is a Weariness of the Flesh’’ elizabeth r. napier, Falling into Matter: Problems of Embodiment in English Fiction from Defoe to Shelley (Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2012), pp. 304, cloth, $85.00. In the...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 360–364.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Nicholas Daly In this short article, Daly considers the history of literary cultural studies from its heyday in the 1990s to its current more modest position. There are a number of reasons one could adduce for its slide into relative marginality, including the predictable dilution of such a...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 492–496.
Published: 01 November 2012
...David Chioni Moore JAY PAUL , Global Matters: The Transnational Turn in Literary Studies ( Ithaca : Cornell UP , 2010 ), pp. 248 , cloth, $65.00 , paper, $19.95 . © 2012 by Novel, Inc. 2012 Duke University Press Full-Spectrum Global Literary Studies PAUL...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 332–335.
Published: 01 August 2013
....” PMLA 126 . 4 ( 2011 ): 900 – 911 . Modernist Literature and the New Celebrity Studies JONATHAN GOLDMAN, Modernism Is the Literature of Celebrity (Austin: U of Texas P, 2011), pp. 204, cloth, $55.00. Jonathan Goldman’s first book, Modernism Is the Literature of Celebrity, is a...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 453–456.
Published: 01 November 2013
... Wilderness: Communicating in Early New England . Minneapolis : U of Minnesota P , 2010 . Reviews Literary and/as Literacy Studies BIRGIT BRANDER RASMUSSEN, Queequeg’s Coffin: Indigenous Literacies and Early American Litera­ ture (Durham...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 268–291.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Stephen Ross This article contends that contemporary modernist studies' break with the previous model of High Modernism uncannily repeated modernism's own declared break with the nineteenth century. A key marker of this repetition is the flurry of publications addressing modernism's relationship...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 442–459.
Published: 01 November 2019
.... The present examination of John Henry Days attempts to bridge such valuable conversations about form and description. This article argues that as John Henry Days grapples with describing forms that constantly remake themselves, it takes a position akin to science and technology studies scholar Michael...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 383–398.
Published: 01 November 2020
... metaphor, reading as a case study Ian McEwan's The Children Act . McEwan's novel dramatizes a conflict between religion and the secular law, which is an example of the type of dispute that Jean-François Lyotard identifies in The Differend : a dispute that is unresolvable because the process for regulating...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 329–337.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Jonathan Arac Examining changes in the study of the novel since Novel began publication in 1967, this essay focuses on the current importance of world literature as a topic for debate and exploration and suggests that complex relationships with the study of postcolonial literature have helped to...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 375–387.
Published: 01 November 2017
... noted the significance for the novel, for American letters, and for literary and critical studies, even as black women writers like Morrison, Alice Walker, Toni Cade Bambara, Paule Marshall, and Gayl Jones—together with a rising body of black feminist scholars and critics—had been engaged in...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 449–466.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Ben Parker This essay reconsiders the connection between the narrative closure of the Sherlock Holmes stories and their ideological and scientific contexts. Previous studies have taken contemporary scientific discourse to provide Holmes with his famed method of solving crimes. I argue that said...
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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 483–499.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Peter D. McDonald When J. Hilllis Miller first coined the phrase “the ethics of reading” in the mid-1980s, it constituted a decisive intervention in the overheated debates about the merits of deconstruction, inaugurating the so-called ethical turn within Anglo-American literary studies. Yet it also...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 253–274.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Elizabeth Outka This article takes up Rita Felski's recent call to modernists to explore how Bruno Latour's latest work on actor-network theory might be adapted for literary studies. It examines two accounts of World War I soldiers who (allegedly) return from the dead in material form: Virginia...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 366–372.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Jed Esty Lukácsian narrative theory remains influential in literary studies despite the fact that many of its principles and conclusions seem specific to novel production within the industrializing heartland of the nineteenth-century European nation-state. Starting with the premise that two of...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 387–392.
Published: 01 November 2009
... Freud states in Studies on Hysteria that “it is difficult to attribute too much sense” to what may seem minor details (such as tics), neurology tends to grant them no meaning whatsoever. Where does this leave a literary-critical hermeneutics that has tended to take the Freudian view here as its default...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 44–63.
Published: 01 May 2019
... time, challenges to historicist literary interpretation have sought to rescale the temporal units we use to contextualize the objects we study. This essay argues that Thomas Hardy's novels, which often address inhuman scales of time, reveal how literary debates about scale might productively contribute...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 79–100.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Aaron Rosenberg Abstract This essay considers how the representation of deep time affects, and is affected by, literary genres. It takes The Time Machine (1895) as its case study, investigating the ways in which H. G. Wells's work repurposes the conventions of the romance genre as a means of...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 166–175.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Tom McCarthy Abstract This article was originally delivered as the keynote address at the fourth biennial conference of the Society for Novel Studies, University of Pittsburgh, May 13, 2016. Copyright © 2018 by Tom McCarthy 2018 contemporary novel cartography resistance Despite his...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 339–361.
Published: 01 August 2018
... literary studies and postcolonial theory. Whereas the postcolonial-cum-global field tends to prioritize categorical expansiveness and dissolution in African writing, equating structural and conceptual more-than-oneness with pluralism of a clearly political expression, “Plurality in Question” suggests that...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 250–271.
Published: 01 August 2018
... raise these questions, of course, is to presume that society exists and that works of art are still possible in a situation in which neither of these claims is self-evident, as suggested by recent tendencies within literary studies associated with “postcritique.” Nevertheless, it is this situation that...