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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Matthew Krumholtz Abstract This essay explores how novelists of the Harlem Renaissance deploy small talk to disrupt racial identification. Nella Larsen's Passing (1929) serves as a case study showing that small talk magnifies a strange intimacy between passing narratives and etiquette manuals...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 444–465.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Magazine 29 May 2007 . < http://archives.secretsofthecity.com/magazine/reporting/straight-talk/world-s-toughest-indian >. Allen Paula Gunn . “Special Problems in Teaching Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony.” American Indian Quarterly 14 ( 1990 ): 379 – 86 . Barthes Roland...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 261–279.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Michael Lucey This article is in part an attempt to demonstrate Proust's interest in the sociological functioning of talk, where talk is viewed not solely as a medium for communication but also as one in which social work of various kinds is accomplished via nonsemantic features of language...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 347–368.
Published: 01 November 2019
.... It argues that, in the mid-1950s, these writers politicized their discourse on culture partly under the influence of Mao's “Talks at the Yan'an Forum on Literature and Art.” In particular, they translated the tension between the state and the local, which is intrinsic to Mao's “Talks,” into the dialectical...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 467–473.
Published: 01 November 2009
... literacy, he does establish that the nonliterate world has the same potential for meaning and artistic creation and knows the same dangers of solipsism and literal reading as literacy does. I also consider several related themes: the trope of the talking book and the orthography that missionaries invented...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 229–248.
Published: 01 August 2011
... of the kind of specialized cultural attention that childhood had become over a century earlier. One place where we can see this change happen is the work of Henry James. The adult is not a fact of nature that James exploits but rather an idea that he helps to construct, both through the way he talks about...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 427–443.
Published: 01 November 2022
... future setting—as a continuation of a longer historical arc rather than a break from it. Periodization and genre emerge as central to how these novels relate to social forms: genres are provisional and heuristic constructions that provide a way of talking about how novels negotiate, and negotiate...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 504–518.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Christina Lupton This article asks what it means to consider a twenty-first-century novel as a machine able to talk about its own materiality. Is it a series of keystrokes or digital files or marks on a page? If, as Friedrich Kittler presumes, digital technology has boosted the autopoietic...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 May 2017
... the novel imagines? And what kind of theory of the novel can best account for its prosaic quality? We talk about prosaic imaginaries in the plural because we take it as given that the novel form develops a plurality of ways of imagining the secular universe; and the concept of the imaginary also helps us...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 421–445.
Published: 01 November 2015
... attempts to answer the seemingly mundane questions of why the monster talks about food at moments of high drama or why the novel is littered with so many “disembodied eyes,” to borrow Jay Clayton's phrase. In part, I argue the creature's development is a kind of art appreciation class where he learns...
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Novel (2023) 56 (3): 469–472.
Published: 01 November 2023
...John Frow john.frow@sydney.edu.au Michael Lucey , What Proust Heard: Novels and the Ethnography of Talk ( Chicago : U of Chicago P, 2022 ), pp. 346 , paper, $35.00 . Copyright © 2023 by Novel, Inc. 2023 “M. Marcel Proust has just published the third volume of his...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 140–145.
Published: 01 May 2022
... essential “hostility to literature and rational public debate” (110), Morse leads us through a series of Anglophone literary texts that lived other kinds of lives on air, in book reviews and readings, but also in talk radio or the magazine format for which we still know radio today: a transmedial event...
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Novel (2021) 54 (2): 305–309.
Published: 01 August 2021
... being explicitly talked about or explicitly laid claim to, that in some ways talking about them is nearly impossible given the ways a particular language and culture work, that these sexualities leave other kinds of traces, more pragmatic than semantic ones. . . . In short, we often know more...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 502–505.
Published: 01 November 2012
... are supposed to talk about literary works: “I felt obscurely that these students needed to be disciplined, and rather quickly, out of an obvious fallacy—not the all too common emotional fallacy of stripping the complexity out of a person so that he is easier to make sense of and perhaps dismiss...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 5–9.
Published: 01 May 2016
..., but then comes another day when they take off. You can see, tell, and describe their class status, their gait, the clothes and the jewelry they wear; the neighborhood they live in; their means of transport. You are privy to their talks and their innermost thoughts and feelings. This is important to someone...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 176–187.
Published: 01 August 2018
..., and in fact this afternoon I'm going to talk about the project Rod Dickinson and I did, blowing up the Royal Observatory in London's Greenwich Park, where all time in the world is measured from. We remade the event that Conrad's novel The Secret Agent is based on—this attempt to blow up the building...
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Novel (2001) 34 (3): 434–452.
Published: 01 November 2001
..., Anthropology, and the Folk.” New Essays on Their Eyes Were Watching God. Ed. Michael Awkward . Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1990 . Clarke , Deborah . “‘The porch couldn’t talk for looking’: Voice and Vision in Their Eyes Were Watching God.” African-American Review 35 ( 2001 ): 599 –613. duCille...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 303–306.
Published: 01 August 2017
... for talking about modernist literature has become indispensable. Thomas S. Davis's The Extinct Scene: Late Modernism and Everyday Life builds on that framework in provocative ways. It is also a new and noteworthy account of the complicated aesthetic networks of interwar Britain, analyzing everything...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 97–111.
Published: 01 May 2017
... bizarre, given Yorke's inability to hear conversation, that Nothing is almost entirely dialogic, but this very disability engenders the novel's most intriguing affective strategies. As Stokes suggests, talk in this novel is “trivial” ( 20, 21 ). The objective reality of the past (is Philip Weatherby...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 340–343.
Published: 01 August 2013
... Austen societies agree to talk about the events and places of the Austen novels as if they really happened and as if the places really exist, academic readers view those events and places as elements of the well-constructed plot; if the cohorts of the Jane Austen societies agree to talk about...