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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 10–25.
Published: 01 May 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 meanings of land...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 409–425.
Published: 01 November 2017
... literature and genre fiction. Freed from an obligation to represent the nation, contemporary postcolonial genre novels can stand out in their eagerness to join commentary from across the disciplines in busily considering the shape that mega-urbanization takes. In what follows, I will have recourse to two...
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Novel (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...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 May 2021
... to the rising science of architectural acoustics and to the social imperative to control sound in urban spaces. It argues that Woolf responds to the psychological and social exigencies of modern sound by integrating textual and architectural listening modes in an acoustic hermeneutic : a listening practice...
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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 119–121.
Published: 01 May 1999
...," "urban literature transformed the catalogu- ing euphoria of the July Monarchy observer, who had shuttled from streets to theaters to apartments, into the elegiac melancholy of an enclosed and isolated narrator, whose con- tact with the urban crowd never claimed to transcend his own omniscient...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 136–139.
Published: 01 May 2013
... of the global city, Tanya 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...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 525–528.
Published: 01 November 2011
... of the day. Indeed the book offers close textual analysis of a vast 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...
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Novel (2007) 40 (3): 329–332.
Published: 01 November 2007
.... Kalliney argues the case for a late-imperial and 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...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 369–385.
Published: 01 November 2019
... experiments with narrative time. This article locates antidevelopmental narratives in the uneven culture of the peripheral metropolis, focusing on two twentieth-century urban novels: Lao She's Rickshaw (1936–37) and Mulk Raj Anand's Coolie (1936). Tracing the journeys of migrant workers engaged in informal...
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Novel (2004) 38 (1): 103–106.
Published: 01 May 2004
... some- thing of a 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...
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Novel (2001) 34 (3): 313–337.
Published: 01 November 2001
...JOSEPH ENTIN "Unhuman Humanity": Bodies of the Urban Poor and the Collapse of Realist Legibility JOSEPH ENTIN 1. Realism, Legibility, and the Turn-of-the-Century City Recently, several scholars of late nineteenth...
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Novel (2002) 35 (2-3): 231–257.
Published: 01 November 2002
...: The Literary 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...
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Novel (2003) 36 (3): 307–329.
Published: 01 November 2003
...." Shaping an Urban World. Ed. Gordon E. Cherry. New York: St. Martin's, 1980. 203-26. Lane, Christopher. "Volatile Desire: Ambivalence and Distress in Forster's Colonial Narratives." Writing India 2757-1990: The Literature of British India. Ed. Bart Moore- Gilbert. Manchester: Manchester...
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Novel (2001) 34 (3): iv.
Published: 01 November 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 FOLLANSBEE...
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Novel (2001) 34 (3): 369–390.
Published: 01 November 2001
... with the cultural transformations brought about by technology, urbanization, and mass culture in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. This essay seeks to extend these insights by exploring the complex cultural adjustments that condition the most influential part of James's legacy: his...
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Novel (2004) 37 (3): 277–302.
Published: 01 November 2004
...: Urbanization and Social Change in South Africa. Ed. David M. Smith. London: Routledge, 1992.161-71. Sachs, Albie. "Preparing Ourselves for Freedom." Writing South Africa: Literature, Apartheid, and Democracy, 1970-1995. Ed. Derek Attridge and Rosemary Jolly. Cambridge: Cambridge UP...
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Novel (2003) 36 (3): 330–350.
Published: 01 November 2003
..., in the present. The examination of this striking interplay of time and space in Howards End leads us to a larger intervention in the debate about commodified nostalgia, a topic that excites much critical suspicion, in culture as in literature. The house, the novel, and the author have all been accused...
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Novel (2002) 35 (2-3): iv.
Published: 01 November 2002
...: A Polycenfric Approach to African American Literature, Criticism, and History. He is completing a critical study entitled Postmodernism, The African American and The Global Periphery, and American and African American Narratives: Issues of Otherization. SHERI I. HOEM is Associate Professor...
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Novel (2007) 41 (1): 162–165.
Published: 01 May 2007
...FRANK CHRISTIANSON Copyright © Novel Corp. 2007 2007 DAN BIVONA AND ROGER B. HENKLE, The Imagination of Class: Masculinity and the Victorian Urban Poor (Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2006), pp. 208, cloth, $39.95. Poverty and the Man DAN BIVONA AND ROGER B. I...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 417–437.
Published: 01 November 2018
... urban space. I am ultimately interested in how these subjectivities inform various imaginations of futurity—catastrophic, deconstructive, and regenerative—within a country in which, as Imraan Coovadia has written, “the conditions for transcending the present are hardly to be conceived” (51). Copyright...
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