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Novel (1 May 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 (1 May 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 by...
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Novel (1 August 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, not...
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Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 401–423.
Published: 01 November 2010
... highly 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...
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Novel (1 November 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 (1 May 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...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 47–66.
Published: 01 May 2011
... 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 the...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 67–87.
Published: 01 May 2011
... generic combination highlights a conflict between domestic and religious ideologies, which expected women and ministers to cultivate the morality of others, and English law, which denied them the legal authority and autonomy necessary to fulfill this obligation. Oliphant's novel thus demonstrates that...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 88–105.
Published: 01 May 2011
... expertise. By sympathetically rendering the linguistic peculiarities of nineteenth-century professionals, Eliot positioned herself as a social mediator who could bridge the gap between the reading public and an increasingly sophisticated division of labor, thus inaugurating a trend in the novel that has...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 249–267.
Published: 01 August 2011
... incest through dialogue with inanimate objects reflects the special problem that the incest taboo poses to debates between cultural and biological approaches to the study of human behavior. The sound of incest in Pierre thus can be seen to generate a metaphysical skepticism that does not frustrate desire...
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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 26–49.
Published: 01 May 2013
... intangibility. Still, the true miracle in the novel is the reformation caused by the girl's superfluous writing. By thus staging a fable of domestication through verbal manners, Pamela contributes, decisively but problematically, to the consolidation of domestic fiction. Both the residual omnipresence of the...
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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 50–72.
Published: 01 May 2013
... fetishism integral to a new capitalist system of production. Fielding's goal in Tom Jones was thus not to eliminate manipulative spectacle from modern narrative but to harness it by directing it toward the higher purpose of producing philosophical knowledge. © 2013 by Novel, Inc. 2013 Duke University...
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Novel (1 November 2012) 45 (3): 433–454.
Published: 01 November 2012
.... After examining the census's influence on episodes such as “Ithaca” and “Wandering Rocks,” the author argues that Joyce embraces a key assumption of the statistical movement that gave rise to the census: the idea that individuals are quantifiable, and thus commensurate, almost to the point of being...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 17–35.
Published: 01 May 2018
... designated as liberalism's human surplus is thus rendered integral to the structure of opinion and decision. Copyright © 2018 by Novel, Inc. 2018 the mass statistical abstraction the Irish 1867 Reform Act The recent statistical turn in Victorian studies casts the novel as a genre that works...
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 461–481.
Published: 01 November 2018
... communities—thus complicating our narratives of the development of the novel genre. This argument is illustrated through an extended analysis of two of the most significant young novelists to engage recently with issues of settler colonial history: Eleanor Catton of New Zealand and Rohan Wilson of Australia...
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Novel (1 November 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 (1 May 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 (1 August 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 (1 August 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 the...
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Novel (1 November 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 as at...