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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 271–293.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Kevin A. Morrison This article examines representations of gestural and rhetorical modes of male suffering in Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights and George Eliot's The Mill on the Floss . It argues that these novels, focusing on the transition from a traditional yeoman economy to a system of...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 240–260.
Published: 01 August 2019
... of Pity as well as The Post Office Girl and Chess , this article interprets Zweig's epigraph as a commentary on narrative as well as interpersonal forms of engagement, centered upon his conception of the relationship between author/narrator and suffering protagonist. Drawing on the work of David...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 349–354.
Published: 01 August 2009
... Crake and other recent novels are reversing this process, drawing the fleshly reality of suffering to the immediate present of the text through various mechanisms of form and content. Placing this shift in relation to poststructuralist theory, I argue that maintaining an ethical distance from the...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 84–106.
Published: 01 May 2019
... on migration including Jamaica Kincaid. Although Lucy Snowe is the first protagonist to suffer from emotional labor, analyzing Lucy's condition helps us notice that throughout Victorian fiction, a host of minor characters—companions, governesses, nurses—share some of these characteristic traits...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 May 2020
... is seemingly destined to extinguish it. Consequently, both novels turn to a formal modeling in which individual and collective can supposedly blend without either suffering reduction—a maneuver also characteristic of many theoretical discussions of planetarity. Kim Stanley Robinson's Aurora (2015...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 383–398.
Published: 01 November 2020
... it is unable to register the wrong that one side suffers. In their different modes, these two texts consider intractable conflict and the ethics of its regulation, the workings of which are analyzed here through the suggestive correspondences between the dynamics of Lyotard's differend and those of...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 31–55.
Published: 01 May 2012
... British public to see the war as an immediate reality—especially in journalistic exposés of the war's mismanagement. Official narratives of glorious warfare were undercut by reports of mass suffering by common British soldiers. Widely read frontline reports by William Howard Russell of the Times provoked...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 275–279.
Published: 01 August 2020
... . Of all the case studies, this is the one that focuses most directly on physical pain, with Martineau's Life in the Sickroom . The discussion opens, however, with Household Education , which, together with Martineau's subsequent Autobiography , offers a startling account of the sufferings and...
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Novel (2000) 33 (2): 256–258.
Published: 01 August 2000
..., a good deal of what made the sentimental novel so "bad" was its morally repugnant exploitation of pain and suffering. Two generations later, critics of sentimental literature continue to pick up Baldwin's moral gauntlet, with varying results. Whether attacking or defending the genre, scholars...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 131–133.
Published: 01 May 2009
... fantasies that split into suffering and self-aggrandizement—the behavioral attributes by which the British middle class came to identify itself—informs Kucich’s understanding of British class ideology as driving the conditions that shaped the dynamics of imperial power. For instance, he sees in sado­...
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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 138–140.
Published: 01 May 1999
... distinctions that are central to twentieth-century literature: modern and postmodern, theory and practice, writing and politics. Beginning from the in- sight that tragedy and comedy always involve the representation of others' experience- whether suffering or joy-and our relationship to that mediated...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 528–530.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of their suffering, a reading that, Lordi shows, Baldwin explicitly endorsed in his own critical writing, Baldwin's novel in fact more routinely points to a very different notion of understatement. In the received account of Smith's and Holiday's understated singing, the measure of their pain is the...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 149–152.
Published: 01 May 2021
... Animals” in Emily Brontë: Heretic (1994) and Maggie Berg's 2002 Studies in the Novel and 2010 Literature Interpretation Theory essays on animal suffering and male violence in Anne Brontë's novels. However, what distinguishes Kreilkamp's work is its original focus on the Brontës' fictionalizing...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 322–338.
Published: 01 August 2018
... 63 ). Does world literature really help produce such vaunted cross-border social cohesion? Can reading about suffering others somehow lead to the amelioration of that suffering through various forms of affective and material response? Or does it only work to relieve our own suffering? While...
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Novel (2000) 33 (2): 196–211.
Published: 01 August 2000
... of the conversation enacts a verbal contract through which Magdalen reasserts her commitment to masochistic suffering. I begin with this quote because it highlights precisely the reasons that No Name has been (and still is) problematic for sensation novel readers and critics. First, the...
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Novel (2000) 33 (2): v.
Published: 01 August 2000
.... ANNA MAE DUANE is a doctoral candidate in American literature at Fordham University. She is currently writing her dissertation which examines the ways in which colonial and antebellum literature uses images of suffering children to negotiate religious, racial, and national identity. NEIL...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 326–329.
Published: 01 August 2019
... of the human in the novel form in this era of spectatorial capitalism, when the capacity to respond to distant suffering has increased greatly with advances in information technology” (32). Specifically, the author claims that 1989 constitutes a distinct historical threshold in inaugurating the genre...
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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 146–149.
Published: 01 May 1999
...).We may add to this, that the basic question that continues to tantalize readers in all times and cultures may be the question of how one can explain the suffering of the innocent in a world created and ruled by a just, merciful, and omnipotent God. Skillfully, Fisch traces the parallels...
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Novel (2005) 39 (1): 123–125.
Published: 01 May 2005
... feeling have now become the "externally elicited sensations of economic life" (85). Moral and intellec- tual superiority are earned through the pain caused by these sensations: the writer becomes a "hero of suffering," but ths suffering is the product of intentional labor performed to sustain...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 306–309.
Published: 01 August 2013
... “antisen- timental education,” learning “codes of sophistication” (xiii) that allow us to separate the aesthetic and ethical dimensions of representation, particularly when it comes to the rep- resentation of suffering, satire’s stock in trade. However narrow, the gap of that separation howls with...