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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 26–48.
Published: 01 May 2016
... to the land itself. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 James Fenimore Cooper animals land taxonomy capture This essay examines the blind spots of taxonomy, both as a method for classifying animals and, conceived more broadly, as a system for arranging and distributing...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 143–147.
Published: 01 May 2016
...,” a word he uses to designate not the philosophical tradition known by this name but rather the pursuit of noble ideals such as virtue and justice. Pavel's version of humanism leads him to combine the emphasis on plot structure with a taxonomy of novelistic characters according to the extent to...
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Novel (1 August 2007) 40 (1-2): 190–192.
Published: 01 August 2007
... according 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...
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Novel (1 November 2007) 40 (3): 320–322.
Published: 01 November 2007
... expanding the time-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...
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Novel (1 November 2012) 45 (3): 483–486.
Published: 01 November 2012
... racial taxonomy. Physiognomy, in other words, made possible a form of “homosocial affiliation grounded in white male privilege” (50). In the absence of traditional social and familial networks, disrupted by movement across the Atlantic or within Amer- ica, exemplary moral qualities discernable in...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 310–312.
Published: 01 August 2013
... subcategories that seek 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...
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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 136–139.
Published: 01 May 2013
... the period functioned similarly, appearing one by one 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...
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Novel (1 May 2007) 41 (1): 158–161.
Published: 01 May 2007
... non-canonical novels as well as journals, letters, memoirs, autobiographies, conduct and advice books, law cases, contem- porary scholarship, and women's fashion magazines, Brhneerz Women presents an elabo- rate, supple, and genuinely new taxonomy of female relationships in the period. By...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 140–143.
Published: 01 May 2015
... 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, like the fox, seize on various ideas that may seem centripetal or diffuse and are unwilling to...
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Novel (1 August 2015) 48 (2): 296–299.
Published: 01 August 2015
... as if Yousef's ability to embark on a nonparanoid mode of reading, invoking one legacy 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...
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Novel (1 August 2015) 48 (2): 313–316.
Published: 01 August 2015
..., and by the end, the book has offered a penetrating taxonomy of violence that uncovers new connections among some of modernism's most frequently examined works. Cole invites us to read James Joyce's pandying scene alongside Yeats's “Leda and the Swan” and to reconsider the embedded violence of scenes...
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Novel (1 November 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 is a...
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Novel (1 August 2006) 39 (2): 284–287.
Published: 01 August 2006
... 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. King's Anthropology Beyond Culture, Victoria E. Bonnell and Lynn Hunt's Beyond the...
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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 162–168.
Published: 01 May 2013
... (understood as the tracing of bawdy language hidden in single words and puns) 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...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 148–153.
Published: 01 May 2016
... possibility emerged for thinking of human beings as part of, rather than outside, the animal kingdom. The Great 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...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 223–230.
Published: 01 August 2009
... was braided into taxonomies of race. The color line has also been a line or threshold for kinship. Henry Hughes, a Southern apologist for slavery, distilled this complex history into a single word when he wrote that black people in the United States are “affamiliated,” merely a “sub-sovereign...
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Novel (1 November 2000) 33 (3): 432–439.
Published: 01 November 2000
... than fitting other works into the traditional taxonomy. It is true that they still tend to concentrate on the American school, with English- speaking authors from other continents included, most notably, in Klein. Nevertheless, in the overall landscape portrayed here, the commonly accepted...
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Novel (1 November 2004) 37 (3): 303–325.
Published: 01 November 2004
..., and the aspiration toward national acceptance. Consisting According to Bruce Lincoln in Discourse and the Construction of Sociefy, "One can, in fact, define anomaly in rather neutral terms as any entity, the existence of which goes unrecognized under the terms of a given taxonomy...
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Novel (1 May 2017) 50 (1): 56–76.
Published: 01 May 2017
...” of “prose by D. H. Lawrence,” which “reminds one how vast a distance lies between emotions and mere sensory reactions” [51, 50]). 17 Whatever retrospective taxonomy seems best suited to sum it up, her fiction moves into in an odd limbo during the interwar years, a kind of purgatory between older...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 17–35.
Published: 01 May 2018