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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 132–148.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Horacio Legrás Following the lead of Jacques Rancière, I argue in this essay that democracy andthe institution of literature share structural features that are inescapably historical in nature. The essay maps the interaction between literature and democracy in the case of two prominent contemporary...
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Novel (2000) 33 (3): 440–443.
Published: 01 November 2000
...WILFRED D. SAMUELS JARED GARDNER, Master Plots: Race and the Founding of an American Literature, 1787–1845 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998), pp. 238, cloth, $45.00, paper, $16.95. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2000 2000 A Tale of Two Nations, Or, Disingenuousness...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 176–196.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Jonathan H. Grossman Critics have long conceded that the characters in A Tale of Two Cities are noticeably not fleshed out as individuals by the historical context of the French Revolution, and recently we have begun to figure out why: Dickens is depicting the French Revolution as a struggle...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 101–116.
Published: 01 May 2018
... Antonio José Ponte, and Cuban Counterpoint: Tobacco and Sugar (1940, trans. 1995), by anthropologist Fernando Ortiz, the essay charts a third approach, transcultural materialism, that reconciles the two tendencies. Works written in this mode deploy narrative and literary language to articulate labor...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 188–209.
Published: 01 August 2018
... dates neoliberal anti-institutionalism to the past thirty years (9), Gornick attributes the ideology of small government to nineteenth-century westward expansion. These are but two of the many recent attempts to periodize the origins of our current political moment. But is this abhorrence of vertical...
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Novel (2004) 37 (3): 229–257.
Published: 01 November 2004
... . Okada , John . No-No Boy . Seattle: U of Washington P, 1979 . Sakai , Naoki . “Hutatsu no hitei: No-No-Boy wo yomu [Two Negations: A Reading of No-No-Boy].” Shisô no Kagaku 125 ( 1990 ): 114 –26. Reprinted in Shisan sareru Nigongo-Nigonjin [The Stillbirth of the Japanese]. Tokyo...
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Novel (2007) 41 (1): 29–52.
Published: 01 May 2007
... . Arendt , Hannah . The Origins of Totalitarianism . New York: Harcourt, 1966 . Baldridge , Cates . “Alternatives to Bourgeois Individualism in A Tale of Two Cities.” Studies in English Literature, 1500–1900 30 ( 1990 ): 633 –54. Brantlinger , Patrick . “Did Dickens Have...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 86–108.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Gregory Dobbins This article focuses on what the author calls “Irish time” in Flann O'Brien's 1939 novel At Swim-Two-Birds . The author equates the form of this novel with a tension between a progressive form of modernization advocated by the postcolonial state and a deeper cultural and social...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 19–37.
Published: 01 May 2022
... how two contemporary African writers—Nigerian Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani and Ethiopian American Dinaw Mengestu—comment on anti‐Blackness in Africa. This article views Nwaubani's I Do Not Come to You by Chance and Mengestu's All Our Names as using trickster figures to critique the racially inflected...
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Novel (2023) 56 (1): 39–61.
Published: 01 May 2023
... the liminal Dostoevsky : Dostoevsky as a novelist who not only represents characters at the extremes of human being but also transgresses the conventional boundaries of literary texts. The liminal Dostoevsky became vital to two foundational works of novel theory, Georg Lukács's The Theory of the Novel (1916...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 504–510.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Jules Law This essay examines the concept of the inhuman as it develops across a set of Victorian novels ( Villette, Little Dorrit , and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ). The post-structuralist and postmodern idea of the inhuman, I argue, develops out of two primal scenes: the self...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 93–99.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Paul K. Saint-Amour This essay takes exception with two widespread attitudes toward war and technology. The first is a shopworn optimism that produces an absolute distinction between war and peace by celebrating the peacetime applications of weapons technologies. The second understands peace...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 May 2019
...John Kucich Abstract Generic innovation has the potential to create strong new frameworks for political discourse. Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South hybridizes two nineteenth-century narrative genres—political melodrama and domestic fiction—to invite readerly involvement in the creation of new...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 84–106.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., Lucy fetishizes her inner truth and develops a disastrous split between these two versions of herself—a split that the novel represents both by her two love interests and by the costume of the nun. In Villette , moreover, Brontë invents specific narrative tropes that would be picked up by later writers...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 317–340.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Abby Scribner Abstract This article takes up two famously disliked nineteenth-century novels—Jane Austen's Mansfield Park and Charlotte Brontë's Villette —and argues that they are dissatisfying to readers because their protagonists fail to cohere as liberal subjects around a legible interior realm...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 366–372.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Jed Esty Lukácsian narrative theory remains influential in literary studies despite the fact that many of its principles and conclusions seem specific to novel production within the industrializing heartland of the nineteenth-century European nation-state. Starting with the premise that two...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 251–270.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Barry McCrea This article proposes a new account of sexuality and narrative in Bram Stoker's Dracula . It suggests that the two plot strands of the novel—the petit bourgeois narrative of Jonathan and Mina's courtship and the gothic story of Jonathan's imprisonment by Count Dracula—are two different...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 262–277.
Published: 01 August 2016
... to address the socioeconomic conditions and search for means of resistance. I argue that this constitutes a return to realism in spite of the novels' diverse and unconventional forms. The essay ends with a comparison of two novels published at the start of the twenty-first century, one ostensibly realist...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 26–48.
Published: 01 May 2016
... ( nomos ) for ordering ( taxis ) the sensible—haunted by a constitutive blindness. Set in 1805, just two years after the Louisiana Purchase, Cooper's novel poses the question of territory at a time when it remained to be seen how the young nation would be changed by the acquisition of the vast expanse...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 295–315.
Published: 01 August 2016
... experience is latent in the still image, or at least in some still photographs. This temporal quality, I argue, is productively imagined by relating still photography to what literary scholars think of as narrative. In this, I am guided by two questions: First, simply, in what respects might still...
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