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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 116–123.
Published: 01 May 2010
... . Armstrong , Nancy . Desire and Domestic Fiction: A Political History of the Novel . New York: Oxford UP, 1987 . ———. How Novels Think: The Limits of British Individualism from 1719–1900 . New York: Columbia UP, 2005 . Blake , William . “Letter to Dr. Trusler.” 1799. Complete Writings...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 157–165.
Published: 01 August 2018
... radical democracy no longer provides a true alternative to government by multinational corporations. The fact that McCarthy thinks with and through the novel would seem to put him at an advantage in this situation, were the endings of his novels, like that of his keynote address, not so “fucking weird...
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Novel (1 November 2002) 35 (2-3): 211–230.
Published: 01 November 2002
.... Morrow, 1986 . Wilson , William Julius . The Declining Significance of Race: Blacks and Changing American Institutions . 1978. 2nd ed. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1980 . "You think like you white": Questioning...
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Novel (1 August 2019) 52 (2): 326–329.
Published: 01 August 2019
... thinking surely are needed more urgently than ever to counter misinformation and the rise of “fake news.” My aim is simply to suggest that there may be perils of professionalism, as yet underappreciated, that enable tendencies toward ungrounded argument and erroneous assertions that risk undermining the...
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Novel (1 August 2015) 48 (2): 289–291.
Published: 01 August 2015
... lending out one's mind to another: in reading, he writes, “I am thinking the thoughts of another. . . . I think [those thoughts] as my very own” ( Poulet 55–56 ). For D. A. Miller, by contrast, it feels like a confirmation of our identities as liberal subjects—that is, subjects “whose private life, mental...
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Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 466–482.
Published: 01 November 2010
... question of literary form over the past two decades (situating Diary within Coetzee's greater oeuvre), look at how the unusual layout of the book facilitates an interrogation of fiction writing that would otherwise be impossible, and highlight how the book's tiered construction figures as a way to think...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 443–450.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Scott J. Juengel This essay sets out to think the novel in the time of catastrophe (which is always, necessarily, to think after catastrophe; which is to say, finally, that I want to think in the chronotope of mass death). I couch this in the Bakhtinian concept of the chronotope—so integral to his...
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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): 284–289.
Published: 01 August 2009
..., James Weldon Johnson, and Bret Harte. These literary consuls prompt us to think in new ways about the relation between literature and the state—and also about the various forms that national identification can take. Focusing in particular on the case of Nathaniel Hawthorne, I argue that it was while...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 406–423.
Published: 01 November 2013
... racialized, gendered, and classed dynamics of exploitation operating before and during social upheaval catalyzed by natural disaster, but he also reveals a general potential among the dispossessed for critical thinking and action in overwhelming circumstances. This article has several implications: it...
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Novel (1 August 2015) 48 (2): 261–279.
Published: 01 August 2015
...). Proust's Recherche demonstrates a keen interest in this kind of language use. Thinking of literary artifacts themselves as examples of language-in-use involves a shift of attention from “the work itself” to the web of social-indexical relations in which any given literary artifact comes to participate...
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Novel (1 May 2009) 42 (1): 40–61.
Published: 01 May 2009
... that the seeming weaknesses of Lily's character—her gendered embodiment and embedded position within the forces of the capitalist market—are actually, from the point of view of the novel as a whole, key strengths that allow Wharton to imagine possibilities for critical thinking from within the forces...
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Novel (1 August 2017) 50 (2): 157–175.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Seb Franklin This essay takes the diagrammatic formulations of trauma and networks that are both presented and critiqued in Tom McCarthy's 2005 novel Remainder as the occasion to sketch some elements of a methodology for critical analysis in the age of computational thinking. By locating a...
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Novel (1 August 2017) 50 (2): 197–216.
Published: 01 August 2017
... time, especially John Dewey, found in interest a key structuring device for the expansion of the school system, novelists like Frank Norris cultivated a literature of disgust in order to think through the limits of that school system, to mark the system's boundaries. And yet, far from inhibiting or...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 426–435.
Published: 01 November 2017
... fiction's capacity to spark what Hannah Arendt calls “representative thinking”: the act of entering into the thoughts and judgment of others by way of vigorous imaginative extension. The work of Ursula K. Le Guin, Sylvia Townsend Warner, and Doris Lessing suggests that certain kinds of speculative fiction...
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Novel (1 May 2017) 50 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 May 2017
... us to think about the mundane fantasies with which readers invest their activity. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Prosaic novelistic knowledge imaginary “And what is the title of the book?” asked Don Quixote. “ The Life of Gines de Pasamonte ,” replied that hero...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 366–372.
Published: 01 November 2009
... think of late European humanism (and its associated modernist discourses of psyche and myth) as crucially formed by the colonial world system. In that case we can also reread modernism in a properly global frame, turning Lukács against Lukács, by taking the modernist novel of consciousness not as a...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 196–206.
Published: 01 August 2009
... almost invariably claims that The Years is a failure (aesthetically and personally for Woolf, whose initial vision of the novel was that it would amount to her summa). This essay argues to the contrary: Woolf abandoned her plan to set down her summa (“all I think, feel, despise, like, admire, hate, &amp...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 431–436.
Published: 01 November 2009
... event in the evolutionary history of this theme was the Indian Mutiny of 1857, and one text that translated this lesson of the Mutiny most powerfully for popular thinking was Mary Elizabeth Braddon's famous sensation novel Lady Audley's Secret (1861-62). © 2009 by Novel, Inc. 2009 Works Cited...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 23–30.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Daniel A. Novak “Photographic Fictions” argues that the discussion of fragmentation and totality, parts and wholes that photography provoked in the work of nineteenth-century writers and photographers is important for how we think of the novel form in the age of photography. Victorian writers and...