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Novel (1 August 2014) 47 (2): 196–209.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Jacques Rancière In The Waves , one of the characters dreams of “a wandering thread, lightly joining one thing to another.” This essay situates this dream within the problem of modern fiction. Fiction was defined by Aristotle as an arrangement of actions according to necessity or verisimilitude. As...
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Novel (1 August 2014) 47 (2): 187–195.
Published: 01 August 2014
... of Rancière's article “The Thread of the Novel” in this context and situate the other articles in this issue (by Elaine Freedgood, Emily Steinlight, Raji Vallury, Sarah Winter, and Davide Panagia) in relation to the same quandary. © 2014 by Novel, Inc. 2014 Duke University Press This content is...
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 529–532.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Pam Morris Jacques Rancière , The Lost Thread: The Democracy of Modern Literature , trans. Steven Corcoran ( London : Bloomsbury Academic , 2017 ), pp. 156 , paper, $21.95 . Copyright © 2018 by Novel, Inc. 2018 The lost thread of Jacques Rancière's title is an overdetermined...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 11–13.
Published: 01 May 2011
... also at once matters of form) generated by the contrast between the romantic, nostalgic Don and his down-to-earth foil, Sancho Panza. Certainly it seems possible to identify as one of the most consistent threads in novel studies (at least of the diachronic variety) that which seeks to...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 478–482.
Published: 01 November 2013
... expansive “international simultaneity” in which several plot threads are bound together across international space and time (176). It is when he addresses the limits of a community networked by mutual mobility that Grossman’s argument offers the most rewarding insights into how passenger transport...
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Novel (1 August 2000) 33 (2): 253–255.
Published: 01 August 2000
..." subtends the psy- chology of sentimental ownership. Keeping all of these threads straight is the challenge Merish encounters in her more theoretical moments; her literary and cultural examples are significantly more straightforward and illuminating. The Introduction focuses on the mutually...
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Novel (1 August 2003) 36 (2): 277–278.
Published: 01 August 2003
... experience of living in hiding during the war marked her psychologi- cally. We find out how by pursuing another thread in the author's story: her visit to an elderly aunt, Zsazsa N6ni. As Suleiman describes this visit and then dorms us about the aunt's death a few years later, she frankly...
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Novel (1 May 2004) 38 (1): 114–116.
Published: 01 May 2004
... Cuddy-Keane's discussion of "The Plumage Bill" (1920). Threaded through Part Two are timely reminders that Woolf's theories of reading, history, and audience anticipate later theorists such as Hans Jacob Jauss, Mikhail Bakhtin, Hayden White, Barbara Hernstein Smith, Michel de Certeau, and...
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Novel (1 May 2000) 34 (1): 128–130.
Published: 01 May 2000
... time. Agency, it seems to me, not colonialism, is the thread running through Tropicopolitans. While the author treats agency in a more sustained way than colonialism throughout all sections of the book, the attempt to align his overall analysis with traditional feminist con- cerns is...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 133–135.
Published: 01 May 2012
... modern life into a whole and meaningful fiber. The spinning machine runs on, and the flaws in its ultimate fabric can be traced through its smallest threads. Stewart seems to be aware of the exacting fixity of his own critical attention in these read- ings, a fixity that his method would always...
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Novel (1 August 2019) 52 (2): 305–307.
Published: 01 August 2019
... threads from the second book: it looks freshly at a number of the same novels and figures as Portable Property , which already scrutinizes attachments and detachments and which, indeed, opens by naming Emily Eden, whose 1859 novel The Semi-detached House (according to the OED, which Plotz follows in...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 126–130.
Published: 01 May 2011
... see Interior States as tracing the mirror image of Dis- cipline and Punish: where Foucault explores how the new conception of the subject shaped disciplinary culture, Castiglia follows the thread in the opposite direction to see how disci- pline reshaped the subject. Of course, Foucault would take...
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Novel (1 November 2008) 41 (2-3): 388–396.
Published: 01 November 2008
...-canonical texts, male and female authors, white and non-white writers. Miller is also willing to trace loose threads; here, as elsewhere, those loose threads are often the most significant ones. To propose that the French Atlantic triangle had an impact on French culture is to state a simple truth...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 372–375.
Published: 01 August 2016
... topical subject. It is almost inevitable that a book this ambitious in scope and far-reaching in its claims should generate as many questions as answers. By focusing on the historical novel, Dalley has identified not only an important thread in the postcolonial novel but also a trend that extends well...
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Novel (1 August 2017) 50 (2): 312–315.
Published: 01 August 2017
... explicit framing and methodology work in some degree as misdirection from a more coherent buried argument running like a thread through the accumulated evidence. For all of the contextual thickness and detailed archival research concerning contemporary medical and legal debates that Walton hedges around...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 140–143.
Published: 01 May 2012
... whiteness is only one strand that emerges in his overlapping studies, that the white girl is merely one thread of a complex weave, and to pull so insistently on it is to risk simplifying the book. In the introduction, he disarmingly confesses that the book has gone through several iterations, of which...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 144–147.
Published: 01 May 2012
... have pointed out a number of curiously dangling threads along the way but do not consider them necessarily a demerit. On the contrary, in inviting my questions, these unfinished topics might well mean that Kennedy has identified a topic that demands fur- ther scholarship. She claims that the modes...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 148–151.
Published: 01 May 2012
... only because Faulkner could write and remember despite his attempts to blot out life and memory in alcoholism and the flimsy fictions of self-construction. The weave of threads that run throughout Becoming Faulkner reveals twinned theories of artistic production and temporality on which...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 305–308.
Published: 01 August 2011
...- mon thread that binds all of these readings together. And yet this desire to grapple with the myriad forces that put late-nineteenth-century literature on the defensive is also what accounts for the book’s richness and intricacy. After reading Frantic Panoramas it is difficult to accept the...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 320–323.
Published: 01 August 2011
... the melancholic qualities of Charles Brockden Brown’s transatlantic romantic novel project. This simple list of its chapters suggests the internal coherence of the book, but it does not capture how capably Elmer traces out unexpected threads and then weaves them into the fabric of the whole...