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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 409–425.
Published: 01 November 2017
... African fiction genre fiction postcolonial fiction science fiction smart cities urban studies Something has happened to postcolonial fiction. Recent city novels set in the global South often depart from earlier postcolonial fiction, in which the sense of geopolitical possibility remained...
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Novel (1 November 2001) 34 (3): 313–337.
Published: 01 November 2001
... P, 1987 . Gandal , Keith . The Virtues of the Vicious: Jacob Riis, Stephen Crane, and the Spectacle of the Slum . New York: Oxford UP, 1997 . Hales , Peter B. Silver Cities: The Photography of American Urbanization, 1839–1915 . Philadelphia: Temple UP, 1984 . Howard...
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Novel (1 May 1999) 33 (1): 119–121.
Published: 01 May 1999
... area for scholarly and theoretical reflection: apartment studies. The fears of the pregnant Rosemary Woodhouse and of the novel's readers may focus on the "private, hidden spaces" of Rosemary's body and of her residence rather than on the urban eiterior. Nevertheless, Marcus argues, "the...
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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 May 2016) 49 (1): 10–25.
Published: 01 May 2016
... transformed but nonetheless natural environments. Harryette Mullen's minimalist volume of poetry Urban Tumbleweed echoes Robinson's urban vision and the narrative of flânerie by which he explores the newly natural streets of large metropolises. Mullen's account of Los Angeles converges with Robinson's...
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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 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...
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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2013
... bounds of the real. Rather than simply arguing for the novel as a representation of the London climate, however, it argues for the novel as a model, materializing the urban climate in its formal atmosphere—those apparently trivial or insignificant details often held responsible only for creating the...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 124–131.
Published: 01 May 2010
... as a (compensatory) response to the burdens of everyday existence in urban-industrial modernity. Here again the thesis is that the writer's mournful negation of his own project generates a perspective that parallels Benjamin's brief speculations on the folkloric genre. © 2010 by Novel, Inc. 2010...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 538–545.
Published: 01 November 2009
... insight distinct from those of the emergent human sciences—is served by Middlemarch 's unlikely investment in “noisiness” over intelligibility in apprehensions of the social world, inverting the social scientific clarity promised in the book's subtitle, A Study of Provincial Life . The novel's realism is...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 339–361.
Published: 01 August 2018
... concerns a contrast between the paradigms of traditional and modern, rural and urban, and African versus Westward-looking futures as elegantly marked by the brothers Lucifer and Garabha. As Lucifer accepts the patronage of a white city priest to study abroad, Garabha goes deeper into his traditional Shona...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 250–271.
Published: 01 August 2018
... raise these questions, of course, is to presume that society exists and that works of art are still possible in a situation in which neither of these claims is self-evident, as suggested by recent tendencies within literary studies associated with “postcritique.” Nevertheless, it is this situation that...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 93–99.
Published: 01 May 2010
... nothing more than an efficacious fiction used to mask a state of perpetual war, one in which civilians are the primary targets and anything that can be seen can be destroyed. (The latter attitude, curiously, is held both by military elites and by many of their critics in war and conflict studies.) In...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Matthew Krumholtz Abstract This essay explores how novelists of the Harlem Renaissance deploy small talk to disrupt racial identification. Nella Larsen's Passing (1929) serves as a case study showing that small talk magnifies a strange intimacy between passing narratives and etiquette manuals in...
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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 44–63.
Published: 01 May 2019
... time, challenges to historicist literary interpretation have sought to rescale the temporal units we use to contextualize the objects we study. This essay argues that Thomas Hardy's novels, which often address inhuman scales of time, reveal how literary debates about scale might productively contribute...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 May 2015
..., “geometrically constructed,” riveted by the study of lines and shapes. Reading Jude 's manifold geometric imagery in the context of the revolutionary non-Euclidean break in Victorian-era mathematics and tracing the novel's bold typographic experiments, this essay highlights Hardy's surprising exuberance about...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 397–408.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Anna Kornbluh As the paradigmatic trend in literary study at present, “postcritique” implies that a great epoch of critique has come to a close. Taking the charge to look back over fifty years of Marxist theory of the novel, this polemic argues that critique cannot come to a close because it has...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 275–295.
Published: 01 August 2013
..., a parody of a field its author abandoned, having majored in anthropology, studied with Melville Herskovits, and begun a PhD in anthropology before becoming a full-time writer. Henderson's buffoonery highlights the ordinariness of Africans he meets, precisely the effect that anthropologists sought to...
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Novel (1 May 2014) 47 (1): 24–42.
Published: 01 May 2014
... political body. A Hawthorne story from the same period as Tocqueville's study shows the new collectivity paradoxically requiring the constraints of classical liberalism just as liberalism in turn seemed to require the popular energy unleashed by democracy to justify its constraints and exclusions. Hawthorne...
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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...