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Novel (1 August 2015) 48 (2): 289–291.
Published: 01 August 2015
... 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 or...
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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 November 2002) 35 (2-3): 211–230.
Published: 01 November 2002
... . 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 - Race and Racial...
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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 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 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 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 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 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 May 2010) 43 (1): 148–156.
Published: 01 May 2010
... Allan Poe and participate in recent critical approaches to the father of detective fiction that read him in the context of the racial discourse of his day, and (2) critique the hierarchical thinking that both banishes comics to the realm of the “subliterary” and sustains racist ideology. In this sense...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 184–201.
Published: 01 August 2012
...) and Lodge's Thinks … (2002) transform this problem of qualia into a formal problem of narrative style. Finally, this article shows that such conceptual transactions between cognitive science and contemporary literature move in both directions. While recent fiction has integrated the discourses and...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 202–220.
Published: 01 August 2012
... life, politics, and criticism found in science, rationalism, and secularism that rely on and advance restrictive definitions of thinking, argument, and deliberation. © 2012 by Novel, Inc. 2012 Duke University Press Works Cited Asad Talal . Formations of the Secular: Christianity, Islam...
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Novel (1 August 2014) 47 (2): 187–195.
Published: 01 August 2014
... evaluative or normative terms about that quality. The claim put forward here, however, is that his most significant contribution to novel theory is to be found in this refusal of the “explicative system,” a refusal that betokens the importance of the logic of the novel to his own thinking. I offer a summary...
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Novel (1 May 2014) 47 (1): 11–23.
Published: 01 May 2014
... a “caucus-race” is doing in Wonderland, this essay looks at the history of the caucus, recent political theories of democracy, Lewis Carroll's mathematical work on the theory and practice of elections, and, finally, his literary thinking about what it might really mean to live democratically. © 2014...
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Novel (1 May 2014) 47 (1): 67–89.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Brian T. Edwards This essay proposes that “circulation” is a useful rubric for thinking about the twenty-first-century Egyptian novel and its relationship to democracy. In the first decade of the twenty-first century, a new generation of Cairo-based writers employed innovative forms and linguistic...
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Novel (1 August 2014) 47 (2): 242–260.
Published: 01 August 2014
... false scene of politics, the invocation of a fusional community to come, or the evocation of an atomized, molecular, apathic, indifferent equality that renders political equality inoperable. My article questions the hermeneutics of Rancière's paradigm of aesthetics. Showing how Rancière's thinking of...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 31–46.
Published: 01 May 2011
... mystery of desire and deny the satisfying conclusion of revealing its putative truth. The Female Quixote constructs a space that escapes the instrumental understanding of desire that subtends realistic writing and reminds readers and critics to think twice before interpreting desire according to its rules...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 229–248.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Teresa Michals Although Philippe Ariès and the historians who followed him have made us familiar with the “invention of childhood,” we may still think of adulthood as a natural category. But that is not the case. Rather, around the turn of the nineteenth century, adulthood becomes the object of the...