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Novel (1 August 2014) 47 (2): 311–315.
Published: 01 August 2014
... . Cambridge : Cambridge UP , 1985 . 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 introduction to her 1985...
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Novel (1 November 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 (1 November 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 JAY, Global Matters: The...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 332–335.
Published: 01 August 2013
... 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 welcome addition...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 453–456.
Published: 01 November 2013
...: 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: Duke UP, 2012), pp. 207, paper, $23.95. At Indiana...
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Novel (1 August 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 (1 November 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 (1 November 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 (1 November 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 (1 November 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 (1 November 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 (1 November 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 (1 August 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 (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 538–545.
Published: 01 November 2009
... insight distinct from those of the emergent human sciences—is served by Middlemarch 's unlikely investment in “noisiness” over intelligibility in apprehensions of the social world, inverting the social scientific clarity promised in the book's subtitle, A Study of Provincial Life . The novel's realism is...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 184–188.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Michael Wood This essay is a study of a mischievous but powerful theory of fiction elaborated in different ways by Fielding and Cervantes. It rests on a suspicion of history that is also a longing for history. Fiction, these writers suggest, tells truths history cannot tell—because it is willing to...
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Novel (1 May 2014) 47 (1): 24–42.
Published: 01 May 2014
... political body. A Hawthorne story from the same period as Tocqueville's study shows the new collectivity paradoxically requiring the constraints of classical liberalism just as liberalism in turn seemed to require the popular energy unleashed by democracy to justify its constraints and exclusions. Hawthorne...
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Novel (1 August 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. Thank you for that generous introduction; and thank you for inviting me to contemplate, interrogate, or just...
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Novel (1 August 2014) 47 (2): 242–260.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Raji Vallury My article studies the implications of Jacques Rancière's concepts of literary misunderstanding and political dissensus for our understanding of the politics of postcolonial fiction. The disjunctive junction that Rancière establishes between the politics of aesthetics and the...
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Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 401–423.
Published: 01 November 2010
... such problems in its narrative. The importance of Jamesian tact extends, I argue, to current studies of literary character and novelistic form, where a reading of James can help critics to develop theories of the novel that place ethics at the center of formalist criticism. Such repositioning can help...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 249–267.
Published: 01 August 2011
... incest through dialogue with inanimate objects reflects the special problem that the incest taboo poses to debates between cultural and biological approaches to the study of human behavior. The sound of incest in Pierre thus can be seen to generate a metaphysical skepticism that does not frustrate desire...