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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 184–201.
Published: 01 August 2012
...) and Lodge's Thinks … (2002) transform this problem of qualia into a formal problem of narrative style. Finally, this article shows that such conceptual transactions between cognitive science and contemporary literature move in both directions. While recent fiction has integrated the discourses and...
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Novel (1 August 2014) 47 (2): 284–300.
Published: 01 August 2014
... is one of reading Rancière with an analytic eye that finds insights into the conceptual armature of his theoretical interventions. Such a political methodology, however, is counterintuitive not only to the orientation of Rancière's political theory but also to his style of theoretical writing, which...
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Novel (1 November 2005) 38 (2-3): 302–303.
Published: 01 November 2005
...JOSEPH LITVAK D.A. MILLER, Jane Austen, or the Secret of Style (Princeton: Princeton UP, 2005), pp. 128, paper, $12.95. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2005 2005 ...
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Novel (1 November 2016) 49 (3): 467–485.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Emily Zubernis What is a minimalist novel? This essay approaches the question through readings of Henry James, a writer notorious for the complexity of his prose style. James's writing is never simple and rarely brief, of course, but it is often remarkably unproductive. Indeed, the very complexity...
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Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 401–423.
Published: 01 November 2010
... of omission and circumlocution and depicts his characters in the act of discovering, formulating, and transgressing these rules for themselves as they try to figure out what to do and say about the fatal illness of the protagonist, Milly Theale. James's late style, often described as impenetrable and...
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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 64–83.
Published: 01 May 2019
... between text and audience that characterizes a mass reading public. Yet in Eliot this turn toward an expansive, inclusive form of address is also linked to an increasingly rarefied style. The essay concludes by examining how the aesthetically rarefied Henry James and the populist best seller Marie Corelli...
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Novel (1 May 2017) 50 (1): 112–122.
Published: 01 May 2017
... (Bette Davis) against the stream of popular, lowbrow novels written by her friend Millie Drake (Miriam Hopkins). This contest of literary style and production is closely adapted in George Cukor's 1981 film Rich and Famous . In Pedro Almodóvar's 1995 La flor de mi secreto , friction between literary...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 424–443.
Published: 01 November 2011
... learn from the distance irony produces and as the occasion for testing tentative styles of reattachment to the metropole that seek deeper knowledge of British India and late imperial London than colonial exhibitions can display. Reading such texts today calls not for reaffirmations for ironic distance...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 249–267.
Published: 01 August 2011
... national consanguinity. What remains to be theorized in relation to this, however, is the significance of the novel's predominant obsession with sound, both as literary style and as narrative event. This essay proposes that by considering the scientific and literary sources of the sonic framework of incest...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 444–465.
Published: 01 November 2011
... to Native American fiction, alongside his claim that a certain form of affective fallacy is at play within Native American literary criticism, Treuer seems relatively disinterested in real-world situations or contexts. In response, the essay examines his particular emphasis on “artistry” and “style...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 422–442.
Published: 01 November 2014
... traditional realist style of writing that characterizes more canonical French and English novels in favor of another kind of realism. This realism harnesses the truth claim that is implicit in the realist agenda as well as the communicative force of the novel to not only objectively render sociality reality...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 May 2018
... of small talk, which emerges in her fiction as a self-accenting style of racial embodiment and a bold revision to the American novel of manners and to early twentieth-century etiquette manuals. Drawing on sociolinguistics and microsociology, this essay argues that Larsen unsettles the cultural...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 226–249.
Published: 01 August 2018
... infrastructures—and suggests that these processes of mediation themselves become apprehensible at the level of style as drone content becomes drone form. The essay then identifies in these instances of drone form an abiding problem of nonreciprocal action. Often allegorized as dysfunctional masculinity or failed...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 272–291.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Matthew Hart Abstract This 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 November 2018) 51 (3): 502–524.
Published: 01 November 2018
... writer on arrival in Paris. James would, however, learn to turn such insecurities to his advantage by attending the Théâtre Français and paying close attention to the declamatory style of the melodramatic actors at a time when his first ambition had been to become a playwright. James tried his hand at...
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 375–398.
Published: 01 November 2018
... that refines an Orientalist market logic diagnosed by Graham Huggan as “the postcolonial exotic”—the article argues that MFA programs have encouraged a style of writing that centralizes the primacy of a global bourgeois/middle-class reader. Subsequently, the global South writer has become firmly...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 257–275.
Published: 01 August 2012
... national myth rather than the production of it. That disruption is made possible by Ondaatje's use of the archive as a formal paradigm for the novel—one that is open-ended, unsynthesized, and shape shifting. Using the archive as structure and style, Ondaatje challenges national mythologies not so much by...
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Novel (1 August 2014) 47 (2): 301–310.
Published: 01 August 2014
...-Denis in the wake of May 1968 and his pivotal research in worker's archives, Rancière also reflects on the intimate relation between his critical project—above all its affirmation of axiomatic equality—and the development of his singular writing style. Writing, Repetition, Displacement...
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Novel (1 May 2017) 50 (1): 97–111.
Published: 01 May 2017
... novels’ recourse to the any , some , every , or no things of the quotidian, Green explores the potential difference, remarkable sameness, and fuzzy difficulty of late modernist style. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Henry Green late modernism boredom banality twentieth-century...
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Novel (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 363–380.
Published: 01 November 2015
... inextricable aesthetic ensemble. This essay claims that this strange relationship has quietly shaped central categories of subsequent literary criticism. By reading the novel in the trial and the trial in the novel, the essay suggests a more nuanced sense of Flaubertian style—but also of the relationships...