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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 116–123.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., dwelling on each image—the more we have had to say. Canonization, the vector of less, and close reading, the vector of more, are thus the paradoxical countermovements of the modern literary system. Ideology has also served that system well, sharing with close reading the logic of the physical: to grow...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 238–256.
Published: 01 August 2012
... between perpetrator and victim. Fidelity to the facts thus combines the juridical with the factual and renders fiction answerable to history. With recourse to Alain Badiou's concept of fidelity, the author argues for an approach to fidelity in fiction that attends to the truths that fidelity produces...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Jesse Oak Taylor Climate change cannot be experienced, only imagined. While we can experience the weather at any given moment, climate refers to the aggregation of weather patterns over time and thus can be accessed only through models and projections. This presents both a crisis and an opportunity...
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Novel (2023) 56 (1): 21–38.
Published: 01 May 2023
... of theory. It was thus that paranoia became once again the domain of political ideologues and their fervent supporters rather than a viable mode of literary critical engagement. Against recent postcritical dismissals of critique and other suspicious hermeneutics, the article argues that paranoia offers one...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 387–392.
Published: 01 November 2009
.... In both cases, the tic or repeated, jarring detail reorganizes the realist space momentarily in the mode of perversity, reopening its narrative frame to discordant echoes from the literary past (satire) and future (modernism). The symptom is thus mobilized in its specificity to refuse the etiological...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 18–22.
Published: 01 May 2010
... kites in David Copperfield , I consider the tensions between these represented instances of overproduction and the narrative patterns of the novels themselves. As a whole, Tristram Shandy sides with the joy and madness of pointless production. It thus suggests motives for reading that align more closely...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 253–260.
Published: 01 August 2009
... novel represents a late nineteenth-century struggle to define authorship as a form of production inspired by Eastern manual artistry, thus forcing us to reconceptualize the popular phrase “craft of writing” in transcultural as well as transgeneric terms. © 2009 by Novel, Inc. 2009 Works Cited...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 297–303.
Published: 01 August 2009
...William A. Cohen Among the many elements that divert the nineteenth-century novel's plot and characters from achieving their ends—and thus keep such narratives moving—envy occupies a special place. Envy is so psychologically powerful that it often threatens not only to irretrievably derail...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 490–496.
Published: 01 November 2009
... submission. The essay thus engages with the recent affirmations of detachment as a critical value in the work of scholars like Amanda Anderson and David Wayne Thomas; but where these critics have stressed the Victorian ideal of detachment as a goal to be worked at, Eliot's vision of the novel reader...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 311–317.
Published: 01 August 2009
...: that “self-moving substance which is Subject” in the “shape of money .” For such a reading, the novel is thus to be grasped by critical theory as expressive of what Henri Lefebvre describes as a “predominance of the abstract in modern art [that] accompanies the extension of … the unlimited power of money...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 504–510.
Published: 01 November 2009
... confronted with its own uncanny mirror image and the self confronted with a mechanically iterable verbal signifier. Thus the essay begins with the premise that the inhuman is constituted through a subjection to—as Jacques Lacan might say—the itinerary of the signifier. But since this is a fate that could...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 531–537.
Published: 01 November 2009
... of the eighteenth century, it also began its course as a transnational genre for the first time. Its transnationality was an effect of a particularly modern set of practices and attitudes about translating fiction in the European core. Thus transnationalism describes a new period in prose fiction's mobility...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 163–168.
Published: 01 May 2010
... the well-theorized connection between the archive and the nation-state, diaspora novels require a transnational reading practice that encompasses multiple national archives. This critical practice opens the archive and exposes the nation-state's exclusionary investments in it. Diaspora literature thus...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 24–42.
Published: 01 May 2014
... thus helps me argue that where theory, being theory, necessarily drives toward a point where the emerging nation becomes incoherent, fiction tells us that this point is where affect takes over and holds a liberal democracy together. © 2014 by Novel, Inc. 2014 Duke University Press Works Cited...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 301–326.
Published: 01 August 2012
... is productive of the modern Turkish novel and defines its literary modernity. Thus, Pamuk's dissidence also resides in modes of writing that contest the nation form and revise the secularization thesis through new representations of Turkish historiography, Istanbul cosmopolitanism, the Ottoman archive...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 132–148.
Published: 01 May 2014
... of emancipation take him to propose a biological substratum as the irreducible site of a political affirmation. Thus Arguedas provides a thoroughly developed notion of positive biopolitics that has the potential to ground other engagements of colonial voices with the larger sphere of political domination. ©...
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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 401–423.
Published: 01 November 2010
... aestheticized, in fact participates in this tact at the same time that it presents readers and critics with a choice about how much they will say or consider themselves to know about the “facts” of the text they read. Thus, James's late style poses ethical problems to readers while representing such problems...
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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 483–499.
Published: 01 November 2010
... the novel as a genre, but because it circulates as a highly institutionalized material artifact, which has thus far been presented and understood in questionable ways. Indeed, whether seen as a text or a book, or both, Diary obliges us to confront the central challenges facing literary criticism today. ©...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 31–55.
Published: 01 May 2012
... a shift in the focus of public sympathy from incompetent aristocratic officers to heroic working-class soldiers—thus moving Russell's reports into the realm of the realist novel, as its terms were being debated and defined in the 1850s. The essay compares Russell's journalism with George Eliot's AdamBede...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 47–66.
Published: 01 May 2011
... is abandoned in favor of an unreliable and culturally partial system, which promotes ideology masking as truth. Bleak House thus forces its readership either to reject the knowledge-based system the narrative has so painstakingly established or to reject its final discursive production. By tracing...