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Novel (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 (2022) 55 (3): 444–462.
Published: 01 November 2022
... necessarily ground a novel's representations of single beings? 1 Catherine Gallagher has offered a compelling answer to these questions. As one of this essay's broader aims is to explore the boundaries between narrative theory and novel theory, I'd like to take her argument as a point of departure. Citing...
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Novel (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...
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Novel (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 (2023) 56 (1): 39–61.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Chloë Kitzinger Abstract This article argues that the early twentieth-century Dostoevsky criticism of Russian Symbolist thinkers, roughly contemporaneous with Henry James's New York Edition prefaces, laid the foundation for an alternative line of novel theory, engaged not with the novel's claim...
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Novel (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 (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 (2023) 56 (3): 337–366.
Published: 01 November 2023
... language (loss of inflections, prominence of syntax), the claim for the novel form to reflect social changes by accessing voices that have previously fallen on a tin ear (modernist theory of the novel), and the potentially telling fact of the simplification and contraction of novelistic prose throughout...
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Novel (2005) 38 (2-3): 129–146.
Published: 01 November 2005
...THOMAS DIPIERO Copyright © Novel Corp. 2005 2005 Works Cited Adam , Antoine . Histoire de la littérature française au XVIIè siècle . 5 vols . Paris: Domat, 1948 . Bannister , Mark . Privileged Mortals: The French Heroic Novel, 1630–1660 . Oxford: Oxford UP, 1983...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 176–187.
Published: 01 August 2018
... with a set of “displacements” running through and around various “vanguards.” Along the way, he discusses dead media, money, sound, post-Snowden politics as a literary problem, and the financial utility of Finnegans Wake . Tom McCarthy contemporary literature theory novel Copyright © 2018...
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Novel (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...
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Novel (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...
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Novel (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...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 72–77.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Caroline Reitz Theories of the novel have made us comfortable with the idea of the novel's trademark heteroglossia and dynamism. We accept that the novel, according to Bakhtin, “best of all reflects the tendencies of a new world still in the making” and that, according to Franco Moretti...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 187–195.
Published: 01 August 2014
... of Literature ), his work on pedagogy and aesthetics, and the literature of novel theory in the twentieth century, including the work of Georg Lukács and Mikhail Bakhtin. Rancière's insistence upon the “democratic” quality of the novel form presents a quandary for many readers, due to his reluctance to speak...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 261–283.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Sarah Winter This essay locates the subject of human rights in the narrative forms of J. M. Coetzee's novels Waiting for the Barbarians and Foe through an interpretation drawing on Jacques Rancière's theory of dissensus and tracing the novel's historical relations to the equitable and remedial...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 231–238.
Published: 01 August 2009
... it certainly is.” Exploring Jones's novel in light of Bakhtin's and Glissant's theories of linguistic diversity and literary form, I ask how, and to what effect, Jones's novel connects its known world to the unknown one that we might call “the world.” © 2009 by Novel, Inc. 2009 Works Cited Bakhtin...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 397–408.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Anna Kornbluh As the paradigmatic trend in literary study at present, “postcritique” implies that a great epoch of critique has come to a close. Taking the charge to look back over fifty years of Marxist theory of the novel, this polemic argues that critique cannot come to a close because it has...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 200–218.
Published: 01 August 2019
... provides both a formal-generic template and an ideological core for the novel—it simultaneously renders inoperative the very theories of knowledge, education, and culture that initially inspire its heroes' quest. This is the structure of an immoralist bildungsroman. Each individual man, we can say...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 442–459.
Published: 01 November 2019
... 458 ). Refusing anything like a full-blown theory of form or capital- O Ontology, the novel both practices and advocates provisional taxonomy—touching and moving on—as a way of knowing its ever-changing material. This essay's analysis of the describer's nightmare is thus a case study for Lynch's...