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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 131–135.
Published: 01 May 2022
... perform a palliative function, mitigating the suffering to which it bears witness. His book focuses less on emotional than on stylistic felicity, cataloguing the rhetorical feats that the effort to represent hardship can inspire while wondering what powers graceful language can claim. Can it paradoxically...
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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...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 349–354.
Published: 01 August 2009
... and 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...
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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 Rosen...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 547–565.
Published: 01 November 2022
... in the high‐tech America of “research and development” are pitted against the contrasting affect, emphatically detached in space and time, of savage sensory deprivation suffered by an Arab American US citizen as jihadist prisoner in Beirut. Only at the eleventh hour of plot time is this man's plight revealed...
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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. Villette...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 May 2020
... that 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), in contrast...
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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 letters...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 31–55.
Published: 01 May 2012
... the 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
... 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 terrors of childhood. Like...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 322–338.
Published: 01 August 2018
... 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 scholars such as Ian Baucom and Timothy Bewes explore the convoluted ethical negotiations necessary for writers...
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Novel (2000) 33 (2): 196–211.
Published: 01 August 2000
... 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 novel makes the reader privy to all...
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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 often...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 131–133.
Published: 01 May 2009
... Masochism proposes psychoanalytical models of reading empire and fiction, Kucich is emphatic about the need to view mas­ ochism beyond a psychoanalytical register, which, he maintains, obscures its class orienta­ tion. Sadomasochism’s role in creating omnipotent fantasies that split into suffering...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 149–152.
Published: 01 May 2021
... scholars that are not cited, chief among them Stevie Davies's germinal chapter “Emily Brontë and the 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...
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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 138–140.
Published: 01 May 1999
... of 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
... to his understanding of Smith's and Holiday's “understatement.” Although there is a more familiar reading of Smith's and Holiday's understatement as the natural product of their suffering, a reading that, Lordi shows, Baldwin explicitly endorsed in his own critical writing, Baldwin's novel in fact more...
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Novel (2002) 36 (1): 79–109.
Published: 01 May 2002
... Politics JOHN KUCICH Late-Victorian culture was saturated with masochistic phenomena-self- destructive New Woman heroines; the "winter" Dionysianism of Beardsley, Swinburne, Pater, and other decadents; the imperial suffering glorified by Kipling, Haggard, and Doyle; the self...
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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 of world...
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Novel (2004) 38 (1): 57–83.
Published: 01 May 2004
... not just because we are similarly embodied beings but also be- cause the status of physical suffering, and of material reality itself, is knowable and true. But in Miss Lonelyhearts, our laughter, like our sympathetic identification with either the subject or object of the violence, is foreclosed...