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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 409–432.
Published: 01 November 2012
... dossier by considering Conrad's images of frenzy as a representation of what religious anthropologists now call “possession trance.” This essay argues that Conrad's artistic insights into possession trance cannot simply be dismissed as a distorting image of Africa but emerge out of a carefully crafted...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 166–170.
Published: 01 May 2016
... imitation as an agent of “psychic dispossession,” a force capable of disrupting the ego through trance, hypnosis, and mass hysteria, referring to these conditions as forms of “mimetic patho(-)logy,” an orthography he uses to express “the dual sense of mimetic sickness, and critical discourse ( logos...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 364–385.
Published: 01 November 2013
... consciousness is linked. In his essay, he writes that he knows of a “non-hysterical” or psychologically healthy woman who, when placed in a trance state, “knows facts which altogether tran- scend her possible normal consciousness” (“Hidden Self” 373). For James, there is a transpersonal undercurrent...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 304–310.
Published: 01 August 2009
... audience, somnambulism simply meant a trance state, whether from hypnosis or sleepwalking, the former artificially induced and the latter occurring naturally, albeit anomalously, during sleep. Wakefulness and sleep, which ought to be recog- nizably distinct states occurring at separate times of day...
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Novel (2007) 40 (1-2): 175–177.
Published: 01 August 2007
... boundaries and expose secrets-is, in her reading, quite easily neutralized in the text by his decision to put away hs camera, hide his pictures, and release Phoebe from her mesmeric trance. Since Holgrave, as Shamir claims, has over the course of the story "matured into understanding the value...
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Novel (2001) 34 (2): 180–201.
Published: 01 August 2001
... . Miles , Robert . “The Eye of Power’: Ideal Presence and Gothic Romance.” Gothic Studies 1 ( 1999 ): 10 –30. Miles , Robert . “‘Tranced Griefs’: Melville’s Pierre and the Origins of the Gothic.” ELH 66 ( 1999 ): 157 –77. Morris , David B. “Gothic Sublimity.” New Literary...
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Novel (2000) 33 (3): 307–327.
Published: 01 November 2000
... of an invisible interior realm in which the narrative cedes its explanatory power. During Silas's trances, crucial events tran- spire (both for the plot and for Silas as a character), but afterwards Silas is unable to provide a rational or realistic depiction of the circumstances surrounding those events...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 140–147.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., with his lids cut off, compelled to gaze on the sun that withered up his eye-balls—till sense, and sight, and soul, failed me, and I fell grasping by the bars of the window, and mimicking, in my horrid trance, the shouts of the multitude and the yell of the devoted. (256–57) Interestingly...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Taylor Coleridge on the novel as the genre that ‘‘transmits the moving phan- tasms of one man’s delirium, so as to people the barrenness of a hundred other brains afflicted with the same trance or suspension of all common sense and all definite purpose’’ (Watt 200). He cites D. H. Lawrence as well, who...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 May 2010
... alone, falls into a sort of trance; his maid Aroma arrives, but he doesn’t notice her, and in his dreamlike state he proceeds to express for the first time his love for Dai-yu; then he “awakes,” sees Aroma, is bewildered, and runs away. One can imagine all sorts of sequels here: Aroma has been...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 234–252.
Published: 01 August 2013
... chances to be marked, ‘Compliments of the Lycurgus House, Lycurgus, N.Y And here he folded the folder and presenting the back, showed Clyde the thin red stamp in between the other red lettering. And Clyde, noting it, gazed as one in a trance. His ultra-pale face now blanched gray again, his...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 386–405.
Published: 01 November 2019
... there it was” (171–72; emphasis added). This is a scene of distracted creation that produces an act of thinking by invoking “other things.” Kathy remarks that “Tommy stayed in a sort of trance, for all I know playing over in his mind one of these old fantasies of giving me back my lost tape” (173). It is clear to me...
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Novel (2004) 37 (1-2): 135–157.
Published: 01 August 2004
... Rachel's room while in a hypnotic trance. It was af- terwards stolen from him by Godfrey Ablewhite, Rachel's less desirable suitor. The diamond is finally restored to its proper place on the forehead of the Brahmin god of the Moon in India, and Rachel and Blake are rewarded with their marriage...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 255–277.
Published: 01 August 2017
... the guttered candles—by virtue of his anonymity (he is never named and referred to only with the indefinite article “a”) and the reported speech through which Isabel's request is conveyed—seems an interloper or revenant from a neighboring narrative. Her own trance-like state is a mental retreat from, rather...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 18–44.
Published: 01 May 2015
... moments of self-absence, nonthought, and attenuated consciousness. Rich descriptions of rapture, exaltation, reverie, dreams, drowsiness, and wonder suffuse Hardy's novel: Tess rocked to sleep by the rhythm of her horse's footsteps and the swaying of the wagon (32), Tess lulled into a trance...
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Novel (2004) 37 (1-2): 86–111.
Published: 01 August 2004
... to write, in opposition to the visual realm. In her 1836 Roe Head Journal, for example, she presents herself as kind of Romantic "trance-writer" (Gilbert and Gubar 311) who accesses inner visions by literally writing with her eyes shut, thereby escap- ing the "staring gaping astonishment...
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Novel (2003) 36 (2): 145–175.
Published: 01 August 2003
.... The long months that Frankenstein spends in his library are as if out of time. To him they are "like a hurricane," in "a resistless, and almost frantic im- pulse," like "a passing trance" (37-38). Yet he remains incommunicado-dead to the world even in the middle of Ingolstadt. Presumably...