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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 375–398.
Published: 01 November 2018
... “find your voice” through the stylistic development of what I am calling “vernacular anglophone realism.” The turn to the non-anglophone vernacular continues the postwar tradition of ethnic ventriloquism for a mainly bourgeois Western audience but also supplements a new non-Western, middle-class...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 137–140.
Published: 01 May 2017
... vernacular as a literary medium? In his lucid and original book, Languages of the Night: Minor Languages and the Literary Imagination in Twentieth-Century Europe, Barry McCrea explores the surprising intimacy between rural orality and metropolitan modernism, arguing that minor languages shaped and...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 531–537.
Published: 01 November 2009
... nation are, he argues, twin avatars of the shift to modernity. It is a capacious theory that strings along aspects of modernity long recognized as key to both the nation and the novel, including the development of vernacular languages, the spread of print, the growth of a capitalist economy, and...
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Novel (2007) 41 (1): 145–148.
Published: 01 May 2007
... on premodern China refuses to confine the parallel between the classical Chinese and European novels to internal formal attributes; rather, he compares the position that the novel occupies within each culture's hierarchy of genres, the political implication.. of its use of the vernacular...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 303–306.
Published: 01 August 2017
... wealth and power” (182). But what, precisely, The Extinct Scene asks, had the war “bombed into existence” (185)? In his fifth and final chapter, “‘It is de age of colonial concern’: Vernacular Fictions and Political Belonging,” Davis turns to black British literature of the postwar period. As...
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Novel (2001) 35 (1): 131–133.
Published: 01 May 2001
... inclined in one of two directions. The first is the intellectual historian's task of locating the "modem" in ever earlier historical periods. The second-and by far the more popuhr at the moment-is the cultural historian's drive to establish the centrality of the vernacular lurking beneath...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 131–133.
Published: 01 May 2009
... diluting the content of core tenets of Christianity such as the immaculate conception, the Son of Man, or the Trinity. As long as translation, adaptation, and vernacularization brought would-be converts within the Christian fold, suffering had a compensatory role in the labors of missionaries...
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Novel (2002) 35 (2-3): 151–168.
Published: 01 November 2002
... Logic of Late Capitalism . Durham: Duke UP, 1991 . Lubiano , Wahneema . “The Postmodernist Rag: Political Identity and the Vernacular in Song of Solomon.” New Essays on Song of Solomon. Ed. Valerie Smith. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1995 . 93 –116. Lubiano , Wahneema . “Shuckin’ Off the...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 27–29.
Published: 01 May 2012
... of individual readers. One recalls the cascading consequences of the spread of literacy in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Europe in conjunction with the invention of the printing press and the mass publication of vernacular translations of scriptures. As documented by a number of classicists...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 150–155.
Published: 01 May 2019
... politically oppositional subject; the need for a specific, authentic cultural vernacular; the assumption that ethnic writers' style always voices political critique. Asian American literary studies played a large role in constructing and disseminating this common sense. They organize our interpretive desires...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 502–524.
Published: 01 November 2018
... politics at work in the project to simplify spelling on which to found a native American language. He argues how Theodore Roosevelt's support for an American simplified spelling meant a liberation from English phonemic regulation in embracing a broad spectrum of American vernaculars; yet his support...
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Novel (2004) 38 (1): 57–83.
Published: 01 May 2004
... Cinema as Vernacular Modernism.” Modernism/Modernity 6 : 2 ( April 1999 ): 59 –77. Hansen , Miriam . “Benjamin and Cinema: Not a One-Way Street.” Critical Inquiry 25 (Winter 1999 ): 306 –43. Hansen , Miriam . “Fallen Women, Rising Stars, New Horizons: Shanghai Silent Film as...
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Novel (2003) 36 (3): 330–350.
Published: 01 November 2003
... commerce, however, was becoming inextricably linked to the production of nostalgic space, as Forster knew, and as the vernacular architects (whose clients made their money in trade) were discovering. I use the term "commodified nostalgia" in two ways in this article, and the...
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Novel (2001) 34 (3): 434–452.
Published: 01 November 2001
... anti- essentialist African-American critics has been motivated by a powerful dream of the vernacular, a dream that, because the vernacular has already been lost, "op- erates as a phantasm, a hallucination of lost origins.. . . The key to blackness is not visual but auditory; essentialism is...
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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 150–152.
Published: 01 May 1999
... folk magic synchronizes with the magic of storytelling is a point of re- semblance for the four artists," Billingslea-Brown argues that the use of folk magic, or "conjure," positions vernacular culture and the oral tradition as alternate sites of knowl- edge (35). Through her reading of...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 288–290.
Published: 01 August 2017
... in creating an asymmetrical relationship between English and the vernacular languages of the subcontinent, specifically Urdu. He undertakes a close reading of Salman Rushdie and Mulk Raj Anand that shows how the global English of their novels is mediated by its relationship to Urdu, such that the...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 474–476.
Published: 01 November 2015
...). The arts of unpleasure end with the turn toward Loos and her wildly popular novel, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes . Loos cross-pollinates the novel with the brightly lit vocabularies she has learned from film to invent new forms of vernacular pleasure, and she does it so exuberantly that she seems to...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 528–530.
Published: 01 November 2016
... range of texts but a series of new and interesting discoveries along the way testifies to its power. It also signals Lordi's staying power as a critic and a scholar. Works Cited Baker Houston A. Jr. Blues, Ideology, and Afro-American Literature: A Vernacular Theory . Chicago : U of...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 8–10.
Published: 01 May 2011
... instead of property, and as assuming the form of multiplicity rather than unity—all good vernacular English words that have become quite difficult to grasp for the very reason that they render the family obsolete. With increasing frequency, however, contemporary novels are providing imaginative...
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Novel (2004) 37 (3): 303–325.
Published: 01 November 2004
... Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 1980 . Appiah , Anthony . “The Conservation of ‘Race.’” Black American Literature Forum 23 ( 1989 ): 37 –60. Blount , Marcellus . “The Preacherly Text: African American Poetry and Vernacular Performance.” PMLA 107 ( 1992 ): 582 –93. Brawley...