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Novel (1 November 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 (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 349–354.
Published: 01 August 2009
... 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 and...
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Novel (1 November 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 (1 August 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 a...
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Novel (1 August 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 with the...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 505–508.
Published: 01 November 2011
...-Freudian 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 to...
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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 145–149.
Published: 01 May 2019
... history of racial 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...
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Novel (1 August 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 (1 August 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...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 129–132.
Published: 01 May 2012
... text invokes an array of methodological traditions—from messianic Marxism to trauma theory, affect studies, cosmopolitanism, and deconstruction—and arrays them against empiricist reading prac- tices and the clockwork time of old-fashioned historicism, “the progressivist histories of the Scottish...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 465–468.
Published: 01 November 2014
... women in a patriarchal 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...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 159–161.
Published: 01 May 2015
... 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 (1 May 2014) 47 (1): v–vi.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Trauma and Cinema (2004) and China and the New Left Visions (2012). alan tansman is the Louis B. Agassiz Professor of Japanese Literature at the University of California, Berkeley, director of the Townsend Center for the Humanities at Berkeley, and author of The Culture of Japanese Fascism...
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Novel (1 November 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 (1 May 2001) 35 (1): 139–141.
Published: 01 May 2001
... our reading of it? In his conclusion, Prieto construes 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...
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Novel (1 August 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 (1 November 2007) 40 (3): 325–328.
Published: 01 November 2007
... this as another example of the way primary identification creates a fantasy of the other that is inconsistent with human fragmentation and multiplicity. In her masterful reading of Beloved, she examines identification with the trauma of oth- ers, relating the legacy of slavery to the long...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 131–134.
Published: 01 May 2011
... 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 of the...
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Novel (1 November 2004) 37 (3): 353–355.
Published: 01 November 2004
.... The reading of Abraham Cahan's work, for example, is re- markable for how Esteve (usefully building on work by Ruth Leys and Walter Michaels) shows that both trauma theory and essentialist rhetoric play a part in American nativist tendencies to promote race hatred by focusing upon the...
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Novel (1 May 2000) 34 (1): 131–133.
Published: 01 May 2000
... bodies killed within it. Her study works to counter this process by calling attention to accounts of warfare that demand readers and viewers to recognize unflinchingly the physical, psychological, and emotional trauma that war and restrictions on war testimony impose. The project is...