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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 364–385.
Published: 01 November 2013
... contests the multivalent structures of hysteria, trauma, miscegenation, and incest in an effort to undermine dominant modes of representing African Americans at the beginning of the twentieth century. On the other hand, critics such as Cynthia Schrager and Colleen O'Brien have looked to the ways in which...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 349–354.
Published: 01 August 2009
... in instances of extreme oppression; considering any straightforward attempt to represent violence as a reenactment of the violence in question, these novels substituted complex meta-analysis of the way we remember and narrativize trauma for representation of the trauma itself. In contrast, I suggest, Oryx...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 406–423.
Published: 01 November 2013
... leftisms; third, it treats “Down by the Riverside” as a precursor to contemporary novels whose protagonists live outside the confines of the citizen or even the human; fourth, and most important, this article contributes to a materialist theory of trauma that I call thinking through crisis. While trauma...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 221–237.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Clemens Spahr As closely as the issues of representation, ethics, and politics were connected in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, the scholarly debate over its literary representations soon shifted to questions of trauma and commemoration, a shift in emphasis that often displaced concerns...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 157–175.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Seb Franklin This essay takes the diagrammatic formulations of trauma and networks that are both presented and critiqued in Tom McCarthy's 2005 novel Remainder as the occasion to sketch some elements of a methodology for critical analysis in the age of computational thinking. By locating...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 505–508.
Published: 01 November 2011
... concepts of trauma—as memory disorders and emotional disturbances produced by violent events—in the context of Victorian ideas about shock. In that they connect shock to emotional disturbances and dissociated states, these ideas may look like the post-Freudian notion of trauma. According...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 238–256.
Published: 01 August 2012
....” Literature Compass 4 ( 2007 ): 561 – 75 . Brooks Peter . “Repetition, Repression, and Return: Great Expectations and the Study of Plot.” New Literary History 11 ( 1980 ): 503 – 26 . Caruth Cathy . Unclaimed Experience: Trauma, Narrative, and History . Baltimore : Johns...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 145–149.
Published: 01 May 2019
... trauma that appears at once as a site of unresolved suffering and an object of reparative desire” (2). This answer likely does not surprise, not only because it is, on its face, reasonable but also because influential scholars such as Kenneth Warren and Saidiya Hartman have vigorously criticized just...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 253–274.
Published: 01 August 2013
... . “Networking the (Non) Human: Moby-Dick, Matthew Fontaine Maury, and Bruno Latour.” Configurations 5 . 1 ( 1997 ): 1 – 21 <doi:10.1353/con.1997.0003> . DeMeester Karen . “Trauma and Recovery in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway.” Modern Fiction Studies 44 . 3 ( 1998 ): 649 – 73...
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Novel (2001) 35 (1): 139–141.
Published: 01 May 2001
... male and female forms of literary anger and aggression as expressions of entirely different traumas. Men, he concludes, are angry at "having been evicted from their first home and then estranged from their first loven(247),casting this anger as a result of the trauma of birth and the oedipal...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 334–337.
Published: 01 August 2014
...’’ such decision-making logics and to explore ‘‘other, more effective ways of confronting a crisis’’ (140). Bringing theoretical reflections on the state of exception together with literary considerations of trauma, De Boever argues that the aesthetic strategies of contemporary literature can help us reimagine...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 465–468.
Published: 01 November 2014
... regime, the language of PTSD portrayed the perpetrator and victim of rape as mutual sufferers of its violence and trauma. This elision of accountability and politics is precisely what Bachner suggests happens in Margaret Atwood’s Surfacing and Marge Piercy’s Woman on the Edge of Time. Both link...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 129–132.
Published: 01 May 2012
... of historiography suggested by Walter Benjamin’s ‘Theses on the Philosophy of History’” (32, 33). A one-sentence summary of that essay follows; it is not mentioned again. As this quick hit on Benjamin suggests, Favret’s text invokes an array of methodological traditions—from messianic Marxism to trauma theory...
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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 367–370.
Published: 01 November 2008
...PATRICK BRANTLINGER GAUTAM CHAKRAVARTY, The Indian Mutiny and the British Imagination (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2005), pp. 242, $80.00. CHRISTOPHER HERBERT, War of No Pity: The Indian Mutiny and Victorian Trauma (Princeton: Princeton UP, 2008), pp. 334, $35.00. Copyright © Novel...
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Novel (2002) 35 (2-3): 319–323.
Published: 01 November 2002
... this "wounded his- tory." She argues that recalling its trauma threatens "to exceed clean lines of articulation and comprehension" and can be written only through indirection, only by writers of litera- ture, and only by those who have "the capacity to exceed normative narrative expecta- tions...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 496–500.
Published: 01 November 2013
... performing ethical identification and responsiveness to the suffering of oth- ers” (84). For Banita, all of these texts understand the pervasive visual culture after 9/11 as a mediating layer that their “halting narratives of trauma and survival” need to penetrate to arrive at an ethical response (108...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 159–161.
Published: 01 May 2015
... the inadequacy of words to do justice to the event and trauma that 9/11 was while nevertheless attempting to address and memorialize it in language. Second, they suggest a breakdown of standard categories of experience: here it is the metal that is active and almost personified, its violence rendered...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 444–465.
Published: 01 November 2011
... . “Myth Today.” A Barthes Reader . Ed. Sontag Susan . New York : Hill and Wang , 1982 . 93 – 149 . Brehm Victoria . “The Metamorphoses of an Ojibwa Manido.” American Literature 68 ( 1996 ): 677 – 706 . Caruth Cathy . “Trauma and Experience.” The Holocaust...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 115–120.
Published: 01 May 2011
... . Bowlby Rachel . Feminist Destinations and Further Essays of Virginia Woolf . Edinburgh : Edinburgh UP , 1997 . Caruth Cathy . Trauma: Explorations in Memory . Baltimore : Johns Hopkins UP , 1995 . Elliott Jane . Popular Feminist Fiction as American Allegory: Representing...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 131–134.
Published: 01 May 2011
... that the subjects of these novels undergo psycho-spiritual journeys to achieve “an ideal state of black Being (identified with pre-diasporan, primordial Africa)” (5), Greene’s book is utopian and teleological in its own right. He argues that these contem- porary novels not only thematize the trauma...