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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 387–392.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Jennifer L. Fleissner Jonathan Lethem, discussing Ian McEwan's work, argued in 2007 that “neurology” has replaced “psychoanalysis” as today's great “rival to the novel's authority.” This essay explores Lethem's proposition via attention to these discourses' differing notions of the symptom. While...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 451–459.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., particularly the originary symptoms of affect in a character or narrator, as opposed to the secondary response in a reader. Why is it necessary for the novel to record these originary symptoms at all when affect could be produced in the reader by other means? The textual record of the sensation novel, which...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 332–336.
Published: 01 August 2009
... symptoms and pain can perhaps be managed, if not cured. © 2009 by Novel, Inc. 2009 Works Cited Anderson , Perry . “Modernity and Revolution.” New Left Review 144 ( Mar.—Apr. 1984 ): 96 -113. DeKoven , Marianne . Rich and Strange: Gender, History, Modernism . Princeton...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 486–503.
Published: 01 November 2016
... disruptions. This essay argues that these symptoms are not a sign of sentimental fiction's failure to achieve formal realism but an indication of how sentimental fiction participated in a historically specific culture of reading that emphasized the continuity between textual representation and the world...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 36–59.
Published: 01 May 2018
... that the once peripheral literature and cinema that conformed to Fredric Jameson's definition of Third World national allegories can now be read as symptoms of First World cultural production. This historical and aesthetic shift has made itself felt at the heart of Israeli daily life in the rearticulation...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 188–209.
Published: 01 August 2018
.... The takeaways from this temporal through-line are the possibility that the twenty-first-century symptoms of institutional crisis are the ultimate epistemological expression of affectively inflected horizontal laissez-faire culture and that the reach of this epistemological paradigm extends far beyond political...
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Novel (2022) 55 (2): 180–199.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Scott R. Mackenzie Abstract This essay identifies symptoms of the historical emergence of generalized scarcity in Ann Radcliffe's Mysteries of Udolpho , which grants scarcity's ruthless logic a primary narrative function under the aesthetic cover of suspense. Radcliffe's novels generate occult...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 424–437.
Published: 01 November 2013
... and participants' desire to experience time as pleasurably oriented to future gratification. Ulysses 's bad jokes are symptoms of the striated and retrogressive experience of a colonized community, which is politically oriented to the past. Humor in Ulysses takes place in a nonsynchronous time (to adopt Ernst...
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Novel (2023) 56 (1): 21–38.
Published: 01 May 2023
... alternative. Since then, the specific concept of paranoia has barely figured in the dispute over critique's usefulness, appearing only latently in, for example, Bruno Latour's “Why Has Critique Run Out of Steam?” when he evokes conspiracy theory as a symptom of the mainstream's oversaturation by the precepts...
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Novel (2003) 36 (2): 267–269.
Published: 01 August 2003
... thematize paranoia, stressing in turn the matters of nationalism, gender, and criminality. These sections crucially depend on the theoretical framing of the opening chapter, "Postmodernity and the Symptom of Paranoia." It is here that O'Donnell wishes to negotiate the relation between paranoia...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 505–508.
Published: 01 November 2011
... a disease that fits the represented symptoms. What disease must Jo inBleak House have had, for instance, that allowed him to communicate to Esther a facially scarring illness but that manifested itself in him as a lung infection? The game starts to touch on serious issues of literary representation...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 3–5.
Published: 01 May 2012
... remind ourselves that the liberal ges- ture is not free from the seduction of the fetish and is not itself symptom free. In spite of our cultivated impatience with identity politics and attending notions of essentialism, those of us working in a field or fields organized under identificatory...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 276–300.
Published: 01 August 2012
... author’s highest-selling work and a staple of introductory English syllabi to the present day. There, as in recent criticism, it is generally treated as cultural symptom—a shilling shocker, a pulp novel, and (as the Norton Anthology of English Literature says) “an expression of quintessentially fin...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 144–147.
Published: 01 May 2012
... of the case history’s development with the three subgenres of the Victorian novel. The three-period format nevertheless seems strained at times—when, for example, she claims that psychoanalysis introduces a sort of medical vision that looks beyond a symptom’s proximate, physical causes. The latter, she...
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Novel (2002) 36 (1): 138–139.
Published: 01 May 2002
... Stoker's vam pire novel, when psychoanalytical and feminist critics began to see it as a veritable circus of fin-de-sikle sexual fears and longings. If initially these critics tended to situate DracuIa as a gory shilling shocker whose very crudeness made it an all-too-legible cultural symptom...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 187–195.
Published: 01 August 2014
... a redistribution of the sensible to the European aesthetic tradition—as ‘‘a relationship between three things a way of writing that tends to remove [soustraire] meanings; a way of reading that sees this withdrawal of sense as a symptom; and, finally, the possibility of interpreting the political...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 471–474.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of Helen Woods) based Asylum Piece (1940) and I Am Lazarus (1945) on her treatment in a Swiss psychiatric hospital for her own symptoms of psychic instability. Samuel Beckett's psychiatric treatment in the 1930s at the Tavistock Clinic in London and his brief engagement to James Joyce's daughter Lucia...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 474–477.
Published: 01 November 2013
... manifest symptoms expressed in dreams, slips of the tongue, repetitive behavior patterns? And is not “cognitive literary historicism” just another fashionable and probably short-lived way to read the Victorian novel? But criti- cal skepticism disappeared with sustained reading of Ryan’s scholarship...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 151–154.
Published: 01 May 2015
... understood through embodiment. Hence she presents us with an overly sympathetic account of Coetzee's protagonist, Lurie. Anker highlights Lurie's justification of his rape of his student Melanie as an expression of his “rights of desire” ( Coetzee 89 ). Anker sees Lurie's term as a symptom of the dangerous...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 136–139.
Published: 01 May 2019
... Starkey proposed that disease was caused by minute, insensible “seeds” that made their way into the body through its pores and eventually began to produce the sensible symptoms that Galenic physicians typically viewed as the disease itself. Thompson thinks that Defoe is exploring the epistemological...