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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 10–25.
Published: 01 May 2016
... University Press 2016 Anthropocene terraforming urban ecology urban literature speculative fiction When we think of “the land” and its literary representations, what usually comes to mind are the rural landscapes of Thomas Hardy or Willa Cather, the wild landscapes of James Fenimore Cooper, the social...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 409–425.
Published: 01 November 2017
... national community. Recent novels lend texture and detail to sublime statistics of enormous and seemingly unmanageable urban growth. When they expand the novel's hoary catalog of urban forms, contemporary writings also urge us to reconsider the relationship between capital- L literature and genre fiction...
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Novel (1 May 2014) 47 (1): 67–89.
Published: 01 May 2014
... experimentation drawn from a global cultural palette while exploring domestic or local themes. Like their Egyptian literary forerunners, these young writers addressed social and political questions, but both the urban and the geopolitical context within which they worked had altered dramatically as a result of...
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Novel (1 November 2001) 34 (3): iv.
Published: 01 November 2001
... Copyright © Novel Corp. 2001 2001 Contvibutors JOSEPH ENTIN is Lecturer in the History and Literature Program at Harvard University. His work on turn-of-the-century narratives about urban America's "other half" is part of a larger project entitled Sensational Modernism. JEANNE...
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Novel (1 May 1999) 33 (1): 119–121.
Published: 01 May 1999
... celebrated-the apart- ment building's capacity to create continuity between the street and the home." In what Marcus terms "the interiorization of the city," "urban literature transformed the catalogu- ing euphoria of the July Monarchy observer, who had shuttled from streets to theaters to...
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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 136–139.
Published: 01 May 2013
... Agathocleous offers a revised account of Victorian urban writing. “Victorian city literature includes some of the darkest and most despairing work of the period,” she readily acknowledges (7). Still, Urban Realism and the Cosmopolitan Imagination in the Nineteenth Century explains that Victorian city...
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Novel (1 November 2002) 35 (2-3): iv.
Published: 01 November 2002
... author of C.L.R. James and Creolization: Circles of lnjluence. JAMES KYUNG-JIN LEE is an Assistant Professor of English and Asian American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He is currently completing a book project entitled Urban Triage: Racial and Urban Crises in Contemporary U.S...
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Novel (1 May 2004) 38 (1): 103–106.
Published: 01 May 2004
... punchline in the contemporary popular zeitgeist. Yet Cook accomplishes more than simply affirming the representational link between urbanity and gayness with care- ful literary readings and shrewd archival work. His book is an achievement precisely be- cause it contributes a thoughtfully theorized...
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Novel (1 November 2007) 40 (3): 329–332.
Published: 01 November 2007
... post-imperial English exceptionalism by turning to two discourses hitherto neglected in the discussion: class and urban space. Kalliney states, "[nlew definitions of class politics-and a domestic geography of class-became vital spaces in which to imagine English national coherence" (8...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 525–528.
Published: 01 November 2011
... array of writers and genres: canonical as well as obscure novels, short fiction, travel narrative, political literature in pamphlets and newspapers, urban history, and autobiography, as well as engravings, litho- graphs, and racialized cartoons. The book is thematically sutured together by the...
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Novel (1 November 2007) 40 (3): v.
Published: 01 November 2007
... Professor of English and American Studies at Tel Aviv University. She is the author of Call If English: The Lnngunges of Jewish American Liternfure (2005) and City Codes: Reading the Modern Urban Novel (1996). JAMES DONALD is Professor of Film Studies at the University of New South Wales. He is the...
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Novel (1 November 2001) 34 (3): 313–337.
Published: 01 November 2001
... the popularity of breadlines among bourgeois urban explorers, their status as sociological and literary conventions. "Connoisseurs of such matters, young newspapermen trying to make literature out of life .. . and young authors eager to get life into their literature, had recom- mended it to...
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Novel (1 November 2002) 35 (2-3): 231–257.
Published: 01 November 2002
... Career of John Edgar Wideman . Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 1989 . Coontz , Stephanie . The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap . New York: Basic, 1992 . Dubey , Madhu . “Literature and Urban Crisis: John Edgar Wideman’s Philadelphia Fire.” African American...
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Novel (1 May 2001) 35 (1): 128–130.
Published: 01 May 2001
... crowd early in the nineteenth century: the material fact of its normalization (largely as a consequence of rapid urbanization) and its new function within political discourse-particularly its ability to represent itself as both a physical presence and a representational mode. Plotz argues that the...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 327–329.
Published: 01 August 2010
... demonstrates the writer’s “commitment to territory” (148) and traces the shift in his fiction from “grim documentation of physical surroundings to a new, more fluid sense of black urban experience” (152). That there is no conclusion following these insightful chapters speaks first of all to the author’s...
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Novel (1 May 2007) 41 (1): 173–176.
Published: 01 May 2007
... Jewett's sketches of rural life as resisting this cultural forgetting by de- picting the ways in which grieving is not only central to experience but a process that needs to be learned. Urbanization, industrialization, and the increasing homogenization of a country ruled by the mass media thus posed...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 131–135.
Published: 01 May 2015
... postmodernism and instead welcome it into the family of literary modes and styles that together continue to influence the novel in the twenty-first century, his book would have gained in both scholarly urbanity and critical discernment. Though impressed with the scope and perspicacity of James's analysis, and...
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Novel (1 November 2004) 37 (3): 303–325.
Published: 01 November 2004
... inequity to expose the thematic limitations of "local color," a more idealistic version of literary realism. He indicts the hegemonic tendency of Anglo-American literature to overlook the racial politics of local color, and to stereotype non-industrialized rural spaces as good and urban spaces...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 179–182.
Published: 01 May 2016
... possessed not just by landowners but by urban professionals and entrepreneurs” (21). Only when different moments in time become irreconcilable can individual cultivation supplant hierarchical institutions like the peerage as the primary access point into a collective national heritage. The literary close...
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Novel (1 May 2014) 47 (1): 43–56.
Published: 01 May 2014
... peasantry as its agents andthe countryside as its social basis. The entrenched urban and rural divide marks the revolutionary cultural formation as national and rural, moored in a millennia-long agrarian tradition and lifeworld. In contrast, the urban is frequently viewed as cosmopolitan and progressive...