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Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 510–514.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Cynthia Tolentino CHRISTOPHER DOUGLAS, A Genealogy of Literary Multiculturalism (Ithaca: Cornell UP, 2009), pp. 384, cloth, $45.00. © 2010 by Novel, Inc. 2010 A Unified Field Theory for U.S. Ethnic Literature christopher douglas, A Genealogy of Literary Multiculturalism...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 165–185.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Kevin Seidel By grappling with secular and religious approaches to Defoe's fiction, this essay describes the theory of fiction that Defoe writes his way toward during the course of his three-book Crusoe novel, which includes The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, The Farther...
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Novel (1 November 2012) 45 (3): 343–367.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Stacey Margolis This essay investigates an early instance of “network theory” in order to argue that such theories did not, as most scholars suggest, emerge exclusively in the digital age. Charles Brockden Brown's Arthur Mervyn (1799–1800) attempts to theorize the information networks of the early...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 297–301.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Ivan Kreilkamp JACKSON TONY E. , The Technology of the Novel: Writing and Narrative in British Fiction ( Baltimore : Johns Hopkins UP , 2009 ), pp. 234 , cloth, $55.00 . © 2011 by Novel, Inc. 2011 Duke University Press Novel Theory for Homo Sapiens...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 362–373.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Vaughn Rasberry Abstract Reading British writer Francis Spufford's 2008 novel Red Plenty , a fictionalized account of life in the Soviet Union during the early Khrushchev years, this essay defends a bare theory of race against what it calls a novelistic theory of race. Whereas the latter—powerfully...
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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 156–160.
Published: 01 May 2019
... much a study of the literature of Israel/Palestine as an intervention in the current state of postcolonial studies. In fact, it is a plea for that literature's centrality to the field. As such, it is one of the most serious and sustained endeavors to think theory in relation to the literature of Israel...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 190–195.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Jonathan Arac Georg Lukács's Theory of the Novel locates the novel at a particular juncture within the history of Western spirit but not in relation to any specific social, political, or economic history. Mikhail Bakhtin, influenced by Lukács and also by Friedrich Schlegel's theorization of the...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 May 2010
... idea of the collection The Novel : “to make the literary field longer, larger, and deeper”—historically longer, geographically larger, and morphologically deeper than those few classics of nineteenth-century Western European “realism” that have dominated the recent theory of the novel (and my own work...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 53–59.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Kathy Alexis Psomiades Both the novel and anthropology think about and through marriage and kinship. Furthermore, many of us use theories that ultimately originate in anthropology to think about how marriage and kinship work in the novel. This essay argues that the historical emergence of...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 311–317.
Published: 01 August 2009
...David Cunningham For Georg Lukács in his Theory of the Novel , if the abstraction inherent in the act of theorization itself is demanded in some way by the novel form, it is because in “the created reality” of the latter “totality can be systematized only in abstract terms.” Yet equally the novel...
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Novel (1 November 2005) 38 (2-3): 129–146.
Published: 01 November 2005
..., 1669 . Lafayette , Marie-Madeleine . comtesse de. La Princesse de Clèves . 1678. Paris: Gallimard, 2000 . Martin , Wallace . Recent Theories of Narrative . Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1986 . Nicole , Pierre . Les Imaginaires et les visionnaires . Cologne: Pierre Marteau, 1683...
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Novel (1 May 2004) 38 (1): 117–120.
Published: 01 May 2004
...JONATHAN GREENBERG JOSEPH CARROLL, Literary Darwinism: Evolution, Human Nature, and Literature (New York: Routledge, 2004), pp. xxvii + 276, hardcover $85.00, paper, $23.95. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2004 2004 The Descent of Theory JOSEPH CARROLL, Literary...
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Novel (1 August 2015) 48 (2): 167–189.
Published: 01 August 2015
... autobiographical specificity and national tradition. My account is necessarily abbreviated and selective for purposes of this article, but the focus on works from four different national contexts allows me to make two key points regarding the history and theory of the socialist bildungsroman. First, my selection...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 148–150.
Published: 01 May 2015
... Coale argues that the twentieth century is the quantum era, riddled with all of the indeterminacies, blurriness, and entanglements that he attributes to quantum theory, which he describes as the “philosophical basis for quantum physics” (1). He acknowledges that “to truly understand quantum mechanics as...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 364–367.
Published: 01 August 2016
... necessary in a field where much historical work is now being done on psychological, physiological, literary, and political understandings of action. As some readers of this review will know, Foucauldian theory has had a multigenerational grip on Victorian studies and its account of the novel, producing...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 366–372.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Jed Esty Lukácsian narrative theory remains influential in literary studies despite the fact that many of its principles and conclusions seem specific to novel production within the industrializing heartland of the nineteenth-century European nation-state. Starting with the premise that two of...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 388–396.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Ian Duncan The publication of English translations of Georg Lukács's The Theory of the Novel (1971) and The Historical Novel (1962) inaugurated a major development in North American criticism of the past half century: the turn to Continental theory for an identification of the novel with the...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 406–423.
Published: 01 November 2013
... leftisms; third, it treats “Down by the Riverside” as a precursor to contemporary novels whose protagonists live outside the confines of the citizen or even the human; fourth, and most important, this article contributes to a materialist theory of trauma that I call thinking through crisis. While trauma...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 60–78.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Robert Volpicelli Abstract Joseph Conrad and James Joyce share an interest in the aesthetic qualities of bad eyesight. Drawing on recent disability theory, this essay shows how Conrad and Joyce make use of disabled or “low” vision to initiate what I call weak narration, the tendency to prioritize...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 231–238.
Published: 01 August 2009
... perhaps “the unknown world.” Yet if Édouard Glissant is right, this shortcut bred of convenience and contempt aptly names the world-historical significance of the leftovers called “world literature.” This essay reads Glissant's Poetics of Relation as a theory not of Caribbean literature but of world...