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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 August 2018) 51 (2): 157–165.
Published: 01 August 2018
... complicity of radical democracy and laissez-faire economic policy. The dissolution of the difference between the two means that the concept of radical democracy no longer provides a true alternative to government by multinational corporations. The fact that McCarthy thinks with and through the novel...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 116–123.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., Nancy Armstrong's hypothesis will be put to the test: the novel, she has argued, “was not made to reproduce the status quo.” © 2010 by Novel, Inc. 2010 Do Novels Think Electric Thoughts? Clifford Siskin Nancy Armstrong and I began our professional careers together exactly three...
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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 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 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 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 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 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...
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Novel (1 November 2012) 45 (3): 327–342.
Published: 01 November 2012
... constitutes, legitimates, and sometimes alters the institutional conditions that regulated disparate aspects of the social order. Because of their capacity to take hold of the processes of behaving, thinking, and feeling immanent to their readers' conduct and to create affective protocols that introduce and...
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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 93–115.
Published: 01 May 2013
... poetry and suggesting that even external indexes of social presentation come to be felt within the contours of bodily sensation, further expanding the scope and narrative pressure of hearsay. I conclude by outlining the wider interest of rumor as a category for thinking about the representation of moral...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 36–59.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Kfir Cohen Abstract This essay examines recent developments in Israeli cultural production. To do so, it argues, we must think of new cultural forms as responses to the neoliberal privatization reforms that accompany globalization. These reforms have altered Israeli social life to the degree that...
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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...