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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 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 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 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 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 May 2014) 47 (1): 43–56.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Ban Wang During his tenure in the Lu Xun Academy in Yan'an, the center of the Chinese Revolution, the novelist Zhou Libo ran a seminar on world literature. While teaching masterpieces of European novelists, Zhou developed a theory of the novel that inherited themes of liberal humanism and...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 332–335.
Published: 01 August 2013
... modernists (Wilde, MULLEN | MODERNIST LITERATURE AND THE NEW CELEBRITY STUDIES 335 Joyce, and Kafka) and with the dynamics of public exhibition, particularly as these operate in urban scenes. He offers an innovative reading of the echoes of the metropolitan themes from Rhys’s...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 485–488.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Have a Common History? A Critique of the Bolton Theory . New York : Knopf , 1964 . Pérez Firmat Gustavo . Do the Americas Have a Common Literature? Durham : Duke UP , 1990 . After History: Toward a Common Literature of the Americas maria del pilar blanco, Ghost-Watching American...
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Novel (1 November 2008) 41 (2-3): 264–278.
Published: 01 November 2008
... Literature . Princeton: Princeton UP, 2005 . Brown , Nicholas , and Imre Szeman. “What is the Multitude? Questions for Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri.” Cultural Studies 19 ( 2005 ): 372 –87. Couto , Mia . Cada homem é uma raça . Rio de Janeiro: Nova Fronteira, 1998 . Fanon...
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Novel (1 May 2001) 35 (1): 5–23.
Published: 01 May 2001
... the Pen: Women Writers in the Eighteenth Century . London: Routledge, 1992 . Whitehead , William . A Trip to Scotland . London: J. Dodsley, 1770 . Wordsworth , Dorothy . Recollections of a tour made in Scotland .New Haven: Yale UP, 1997 . Dislocating Literature: The Novel...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 221–237.
Published: 01 August 2012
... political work that literature can do. The importance of post-9/11 literature, however, depends on its ability to rewrite itself in the coordinate system of geopolitical affairs. This essay reads Don DeLillo's Falling Man and Ian McEwan's Saturday as symptomatic of the ambivalent literary reaction to the...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 294–319.
Published: 01 August 2010
... rapport between violence and heroism, youth culture and leadership, Harlem and urban life.Harlem and comics—in content as well as in their lurid and colorful vividness—seem to be intrinsically linked in Ellison's mind. This correspondence is explored through a reading of the Harlem riot episode in...
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Novel (1 May 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...
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 417–437.
Published: 01 November 2018
... tradition of the dehumanization of the black urban subject. Rather, without reducing these texts to mere instances of what Coetzee has called “white writing,” I would propose instead that the sudden appearance of the mutant from this long history of Johannesburg literature arises from a desire to disrupt...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 148–156.
Published: 01 May 2010
... “the Black Box,” the perfect elevator. The novel announces its participation in the tradition of African American literature by performing numerous standard tropes; it responds to the call of antebellum slave narratives by linking literacy and freedom and addresses topics such as double consciousness...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 278–283.
Published: 01 August 2009
... anxiety about determinism and, paradoxically, anxiety about lack of clear identities, a tug of war that is of course intrinsic to American ethnic literature. Eugenides could be said to recoup the old American immigrant novel promising self-making within the political context of a city of race riots and a...
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Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 443–465.
Published: 01 November 2010
...J. Bradford Campbell This essay argues that Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man (1952) provides promising ground and a certain imperative to investigate the underexamined intersections between literature and the history of psychiatry. Especially where African American literature is concerned, there has...
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Novel (1 August 2017) 50 (2): 197–216.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Edward Morgan Day Frank Working at the intersection of literary sociology and affect theory, this essay considers the rise of interest as an organizing principle in the American school system at the turn of the twentieth century, alongside the fixation on disgust in the period's literature...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 301–326.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Erdağ Göknar Turkish novelists have often contested the authoritarian tendencies of the republican state. Orhan Pamuk was charged with insulting Turkishness in 2005, emphasizing a long-standing opposition between author and state as well as between literature and secularism. Though Pamuk's trial...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 422–442.
Published: 01 November 2014
... “programmatic realism” with the rise of the novel in the modern, industrialized nation-states of France and England, thereby requiring the existence of an industrialized urban capital, a developing bourgeoisie, and definitive national consciousness. This article intervenes in such accounts by evaluating Nikolai...