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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 207–215.
Published: 01 August 2009
... thematic concerns and formal structures, especially its concern with point of view and language, make this novel a global fiction of sorts. The novel's often criticized science fiction elements in particular can be elucidated, I argue, by Ulrich Beck's utopian observation that “it is the future...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 86–108.
Published: 01 May 2009
... the coincidence that they were written at the same time. While the constitution attempts to fix a version of Irish identity preferred by the state, At Swim-Two-Birds _draws on constitutional rhetoric to stress performativity and the flexibility of identity, a utopian dimension that proves unsustainable...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 436–451.
Published: 01 November 2020
... of collectivism. With Ballard's work, this is most striking in the novels' depiction of neoliberal societies themselves, and so the essay begins with a treatment of how they are figured. What emerges from this is that Ballard's depiction of potentially new collective forms of life is at once utopian and dystopian...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 43–64.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Emily Laskin Abstract This article examines Kipling's 1901 novel Kim in light of the period's contemporary geopolitical events, arguing that the novel imagines both the end of the British Empire and a utopian state in which empire is static and eternal. The essay uncovers a parallel between...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 397–408.
Published: 01 November 2017
... not yet properly begun. The fundamentally dialectical project of critique—what Marx called the “ruthless criticism of everything existing” and what he practiced as its correlative utopian striving for what does not exist—has not yet taken foot in literary method. To explore what that project might look...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 May 2020
... of periodization, Fredric Jameson: in particular, with his account of the relationship between spatiality, temporality, and the utopian impulse. Copyright © 2020 David Sergeant 2020 planetarity scale affect narrative spatial How to do justice to the interconnectedness of the world without tipping...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 461–466.
Published: 01 November 2021
.... Douglas Mao's erudite, keen-eyed, and deeply rewarding volume mounts a subtle polemic against how the discipline understands itself, and it does so by adding to its options for understanding what ethics is. Mao's topic is utopian discourse since Thomas More, but his goal, as I read him, is to win...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 171–174.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Julianne Werlin Pearl Jason H. , Utopian Geographies and the Early English Novel ( Charlottesville : U of Virginia P , 2014 ), pp. 216, cloth, $45.00 . Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 The two literary genres to which the title of Jason H. Pearl's new book...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 379–403.
Published: 01 November 2021
... the audience of the future. Both the novelists and the revolutionaries attempted to answer the question: how can you create change when the masses resist it? This essay argues that the literary genre produced by this dilemma is what I call the novel of utopian crime, novels that consider violence...
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Novel (2002) 35 (2-3): 299–311.
Published: 01 November 2002
... "a social order conforming to the design of the perfect societyr'-a society purged of the unfit and the racially inferior (91). The bloody utopianism of Nazism has thrown into relief the dystopic aspect of modernity: not simply the advance of rationalism and enlightened civility, modernity is also...
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Novel (2023) 56 (1): 133–136.
Published: 01 May 2023
... instantiations of the same form? Similarly, the discussion of abstraction and lived experience throughout the book, after the opening grounding of this contradiction in utopian fiction, made me wonder whether all fiction dabbles in utopic forms or whether the utopic was a dimension of fictionality itself...
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Novel (2003) 36 (3): 289–306.
Published: 01 November 2003
... of the city of Dublin. Ulysses, I argue, posits a utopian vision, wholly distinct from Bloom's or Stephen's, that is rooted in the "material power" not so much of "imperial structures" as of state struc- tures; to coin a clumsy paradox, we might call this Joyce's pragmatic utopianism, which...
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Novel (2007) 41 (1): 166–168.
Published: 01 May 2007
... and pleasure in the mid-nineteenth-century industrial novel and Bild~irigsroman,while celebrating their utopian reunion in late-century works by William Morris and Oscar Wilde. The book concludes with a brief, suggestive glance at the relation between labor and pleasure in British, Continental...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 254–273.
Published: 01 August 2020
... of the antagonism between love and marriage along these lines, I will turn to the political philosophy of Jacques Rancière. Like Wharton, Rancière is deeply anti-utopian: the antagonistic relations between hierarchical social orders—what he calls “the police”—and radical-democratic expressions of equality...
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Novel (2023) 56 (1): 137–141.
Published: 01 May 2023
... a bracing defense of the power of literary realism, whose utopian commitment to the “drafting and projecting of worlds” (16) discloses “the ungroundedness of all socialities while building them up anyway” (7). In making this claim, The Order of Forms works against several contemporary trends in literary...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 155–158.
Published: 01 May 2015
... was to “opt out of the capitalist consumer culture by participating in alternative leisure and social networks as well as alternative print networks” (25). The first chapter, “No News Is Good News: William Morris's Utopian Print,” describes a socialist aestheticism expressed in Commonweal and Kelmscott...
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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 342–362.
Published: 01 November 2008
...: Rawat, 2003 . Brennan , Timothy . “The National Longing for Form.” Nation and Narration . Ed. Homi Bhabha. London: Routledge, 1990 . 44 –70. Brown , Nicholas . Utopian Generations: The Political Horizons of Twentieth-Century Literature . Princeton: Princeton UP, 2005...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 332–336.
Published: 01 August 2009
... of Yeats’s “blood-dimmed tide” or “rough beast,” it might also bring liberation, freedom, equality, fulfillment, even utopia. Utopianism was pervasive at the turn of the century and crucial to modernism. In the modernist novel, this ambivalence expressed itself as radical formal innovation pushing...
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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 382–387.
Published: 01 November 2008
...WILLIAM SOLOMON NICHOLAS BROWN, Utopian Generations: The Political Horizon of Twentieth-Century Literature (Princeton: Princeton UP, 2005), pp. 248, cloth, $65.00, paper, $27.95. JUAN A. SUÁREZ, Pop Modernism: Noise and the Reinvention of the Everyday (Urbana: U of Illinois P, 2007...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 161–164.
Published: 01 May 2019
... process, one that has reconfigured the relationships among society, state, subject, and art and one that narratives of national becoming—whether utopian, in the case of colonial nationalism or indigenous decolonization, or dystopian, in the form of postcolonial critique of white hegemony—allegedly mystify...