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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 442–459.
Published: 01 November 2019
... theoretical agnosticism with respect to capital- O Ontology. Refusing anything like a full-blown theory of form, John Henry Days both practices and advocates provisional taxonomy—touching and moving on—as a way of knowing its ever-changing material. This article's analysis of the describer's nightmare is thus...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 26–48.
Published: 01 May 2016
... as to argue that Buffon's disdain for small animals, so central to his thesis, “was reinforced by [a] particular physiological characteristic of his, namely his shortsightedness, so serious as to prevent him from even using the microscope” ( 18–19 ). It is not just that taxonomy is a problem of vision...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 143–147.
Published: 01 May 2016
... structure with a taxonomy of novelistic characters according to the extent to which they are guided or misguided by certain qualities of human nature: “[N]ovels portray individuals in different ways, as strong souls, sensitive hearts, or enigmatic psyches” ( 18 ). This series represents a historical...
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Novel (2007) 40 (1-2): 190–192.
Published: 01 August 2007
... to a proto-Linnaean taxonomy, its "speculation about the mystery of the interior" denotes a "metaphysics of blood" that recasts "legitimate owner- ship" as a function not of Lockean labor but rather innate biological composition (85, 20). Thus, once Oliver Edwards is revealed to be without Indian...
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Novel (2007) 40 (3): 320–322.
Published: 01 November 2007
...-honored model of the narrative transaction that distinguishes historical author and reader from those implied by the literary text. More often, though, the book attests to the structuralist origins of classical narratology, as taxonomies are defined and refined at the expense of demonstrating...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 313–316.
Published: 01 August 2015
... takes her title from the poem, with Eliot's repeated use of “violet” standing as a multilayered example of the blurring of violence and potential beauty. Cole's enchanted/disenchanted dichotomy allows her to read a broad range of texts, and by the end, the book has offered a penetrating taxonomy...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 542–545.
Published: 01 November 2016
... about the folk taxonomies that inform recognizable character types, the centrality of the pronoun system and the system of nomenclature to the production of character, and what he describes as the fact of “embodiment” that links both characters and persons. What ties all of his claims together...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 310–312.
Published: 01 August 2013
... to offer a more basic taxonomy of the kinds of literary partnerships to be found. Thus the first section describes what we assume to be the more convention- ally professional relations between authors and publishers. The second details relations between authors and editors who are literally...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 471–474.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of the twentieth century in works like William Styron's Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness (1990). Gaedtke offers a sophisticated taxonomy of how these literary works use their narrative worlds to respond to psychic dysfunction: as symptomatic of broader social causes; to criticize behavioral and material...
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Novel (2006) 39 (2): 284–287.
Published: 01 August 2006
... are the roles of nation, race, ethnicity, language, gender, class, and sexuality in this taxonomy of society and the individual? More recently, theorists have sought to break hmthe list of designa- tions associated with identity politics. Pointing to such studies as Richard G. Fox and Barbara J...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 140–143.
Published: 01 May 2015
... a fragment attributed to the ancient Greek poet Archilochus: “The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing” ( 1 ). Berlin suggests that zoology can be writerly taxonomy. Some authors, like the hedgehog, subordinate all of their ideas to a single powerful organization and ideology. Others...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 296–299.
Published: 01 August 2015
... of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, makes it possible for her to realize another: a capacity to interpret particularities that fall outside familiar taxonomies. If one tendency in the profession is to complicate ever further the intricacies of intersectionality between, or assemblages of, categories...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 136–139.
Published: 01 May 2013
... as if anticipating their eventual col- lation into more or less comprehensive taxonomies of city populations. Textual sketches abounded as well in the writings of Mayhew, Wordsworth, and Dickens. “Like the physi- ologies described by Benjamin,” Agathocleous contends, “the Victorian literary sketch...
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Novel (2007) 41 (1): 158–161.
Published: 01 May 2007
... fashion magazines, Brhneerz Women presents an elabo- rate, supple, and genuinely new taxonomy of female relationships in the period. By focusing on "strong, complex, and socially acknowledged bonds between women" (22), Marcus recasts our sense of Victorian women's intimate lives, offers a new...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 483–486.
Published: 01 November 2012
...-European descent are comparatively rare in early American physiognomy, suggesting that, in its earliest applications, the practice was used predominantly to identify genteel social value in an economy of trust more than in 484 NOVEL | FALL 2012 the production of a racial taxonomy...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 308–312.
Published: 01 August 2019
... by the long, serialized novel, only to reemerge at the fin de siècle. Because we have been so focused on Edgar Allen Poe's criteria for the successful short story—“compression, psychological penetration, and above all singleness of effect have been at the heart of every generic taxonomy since Poe,” Plotz...
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Novel (2004) 37 (3): 303–325.
Published: 01 November 2004
... the terms of a given taxonomy. That definition can be modified, however, in two nearly opposite but equally pointed formulations, and this takes us to the heart of the matter. Thus, (1) an anomaly is any entity that defies the rules of an operative taxonomy or (2) an anomaly is any entity...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 148–153.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Chain of Being from classical philosophy had once organized all entities, supernatural and natural, along an ideal vertical scale. But the new, naturalistic taxonomies of the nineteenth century used a different figure, the Tree of Life, to describe the relationship among living creatures. This new model...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 162–168.
Published: 01 May 2013
...) reading of Lolita lead us in one of the chapters devoted to this novel? After twenty-six pages of random statistical frequency counts and a taxonomy of the sexually-oriented “hidden” words of this explicitly sexual novel, we might expect the final pages of the chapter to offer some critical couplet...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 56–76.
Published: 01 May 2017
... modernism notoriously sought to displace. . . . stylistically conventional, popular, nostalgic, and regional at a time when writers like Eliot and Pound were demanding that literature be difficult, up-to-date, and international” ( 173 ). In cataloguing the taxonomy-troubling features at work in Cather's...