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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 116–123.
Published: 01 May 2010
... . Wordsworth, William, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Lyrical Ballads: Wordsworth and Coleridge: The Text of the 1798 Edition with the Additional 1800 Poems and the Prefaces . Ed. R. L. Brett and A. R. Jones. London: Methuen, 1965 . Do Novels Think Electric Thoughts? Clifford Siskin...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 38–46.
Published: 01 May 2010
... that ends, in On Liberty (1859), with Mill's idea that the insidious and invasive powers of the social realm may be circumvented by taking refuge, and taking pleasure, in text-based intimacy, an intimacy that allows others' thoughts and feelings to be present as representations. For Mill, public persuasive...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 406–423.
Published: 01 November 2013
...: it recovers an understudied story from Wright on its own terms, thereby challenging the tendency to read his early work as premature versions of Native Son ; second, it acknowledges black radical thought and aesthetics as a distinct tradition with fascinating convergences and divergences from European...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 467–473.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Neil Ten Kortenaar A great project of the first two generations of African writers was to establish continuities with the precolonial and ongoing oral tradition. This essay, however, asks what African writers thought of the act of writing itself. A key scene in Chinua Achebe's novel Arrow of God...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 40–61.
Published: 01 May 2009
... aesthetic as a form of social labor whose capitalized temporality is brought into focus and arrested by the form of the novel itself. By offering the self-managerial aesthetic as an object of thought, the novel opens it to the dynamics of intellectual reproduction and continued critical thinking. © 2009...
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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 424–442.
Published: 01 November 2010
... of “inputs” and “outputs” to national, economic, or political systems) in the 1930s. Handily demonstrated by Phillips's economic computer, a machine built to literally embody Britain's economy, Keynesian thought in particular is invested in quantifying and containing the nation's components. I contend...
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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 466–482.
Published: 01 November 2010
... about how to live in an increasingly transnational and compressed global world. Ultimately, I aim to determine what this utterly new type of novel can and does say about literature, and from that to better understand Coetzee's thoughts on literature at this late stage in his career. © 2010 by Novel...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 13–18.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Lisa Zunshine My essay emphasizes the social aspect of our engagement with fictional narratives by drawing on cognitive scientists' research into “theory of mind,” also known as “mind reading”: our evolved adaptation for explaining people's behavior in terms of their mental states, such as thoughts...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 419–435.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Benjamin R. Davies Abstract The first two books of J. M. Coetzee's recent trilogy, The Childhood of Jesus (2013) and The Schooldays of Jesus (2016), are extremely strange. Just when “the Australian fiction,” following the works set in South Africa and various international locations, was thought...
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Novel (2022) 55 (2): 218–239.
Published: 01 August 2022
.... This skepticism is rooted in Emma 's conservative economic and political vision. Its conservatism paradoxically gestures to a point that is important to some of today's progressive thought: that our valorization of preferential choice—of the idea that choices should be a matter of individual desire for one option...
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Novel (2023) 56 (2): 281–304.
Published: 01 August 2023
... of the 1980s), and uses close readings of moments in Indiana , Mauprat , and Lélia to reflect on the renewed urgency—in the wake of #MeToo—of the sort of ethical questions raised by such feminism during the “sex wars.” If Sand is not, ultimately, an antisex feminist, her novels are nevertheless thought...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 426–435.
Published: 01 November 2017
... to 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 (2018) 51 (1): 17–35.
Published: 01 May 2018
... with newly enfranchised Irish populations—the very modes of thought and feeling Enlightenment theories of sociality had classified as disruptive to sympathetic economy—prove key to internalizing and embodying statistical abstractions. The unruly affective signature of the masses long designated...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 23–43.
Published: 01 May 2019
... by a shadow of omniscience itself, wielding a sort of all-pervasive knowledge of the plot that is usually reserved for the narrator's exclusive access. Although critics have interpreted free indirect discourse as an authorial elision of individual consciousness, a ventriloquizing of characters' thoughts...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 386–405.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of totalizing thinking in the West: corporate personhood. That corporate body, with its obvious intentions toward absolute privatization, has been allowed a unique form of embodiment. The imagined body of the corporation has been gifted the presumption of thought. Understanding the limits of the novel...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 37–56.
Published: 01 May 2020
... to be one's own. But although the bildungsroman as a genre is often thought to be concerned with the formation of an individual subject, the concept of Bildung articulated by Goethe and his Weimar associates in the 1790s in fact assigns a particular importance to the idea of vicarious experience...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 16–36.
Published: 01 May 2020
...—constitutes the hinge between the textual temporality of his underground existence and the social temporality that abuts it. As such, it offers the possibility that these two temporalities—which may be thought of as referring to the temporality of writing and the temporality of reading, respectively—may...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 275–295.
Published: 01 August 2013
... asking central anthropological questions: What are the patterns of culture? How far do they determine human thought and behavior? How and when do they change? However, given the novel's comic tone and Henderson's ludicrous failures in intercultural communication, it is also an anti-anthropological novel...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 183–201.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Lauren M. E. Goodlad Recent critical thought has begun to recognize realist fiction as a transnational medium that responds to capitalist permutations across time and space and, in doing so, is shot through with aesthetic possibility. The essays in this special issue reject the reflex to prejudge...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 103–121.
Published: 01 May 2015
... and Heidegger's thought in order to propose that the potential for supranational circulation impinges upon the novel's mimesis: specifically, how figurations of character, action, and event relate to a larger social or communal horizon—the work's ethos. Attending to the problem of ethos in Disgrace clarifies...