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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 37–56.
Published: 01 May 2020
...John Attridge Abstract A capacity for vicarious experience is one of Lambert Strether's most celebrated characteristics, apparent not only in his famous injunction to Little Bilham to “live all you can,” but also in his more general attitude toward Chad Newsome's life in Paris, which he proposes...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 6–9.
Published: 01 May 2012
... to the (putative) experience of fictional characters is always irreducibly vicarious; and being irreducibly vicarious, it has enough slack to leave room for an exercise of active willing on our part where our experience of our own willing measures the distance but also the connection between our perspective...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 175–182.
Published: 01 August 2009
... or inference Wilde offers the provisionality and vicariousness that he identifies with the experience of reading fiction: the power fiction grants us of holding beliefs as if they were not exactly true and as if they were not exactly our own. The plot of “The Portrait of Mr. W. H.” revolves around...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 1–2.
Published: 01 May 2012
... reading” (Galloway), and the “delirious reading” (Vadde) that undoes the fixity of reader and work to the “vicarious experience” of “non- causal bargaining” (Flesch) and the “sociocognitive complexity” entailed in imag- ining the minds of others (Zunshine), they rethink questions of reading, readings...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 149–152.
Published: 01 May 2021
... by midcentury was to develop one's sensibility and sympathy through the vicarious experience of reading narratives of animal suffering, which allow the reader to stake a claim to his or her own humanity” (49). In the long section of this chapter titled “Creature Heathcliff,” Kreilkamp launches a brilliant...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 38–46.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., silent reader to discover the depths of his own feelings is a significant innovation. Mill’s revealing model of lonely readers overhearing lonely writers posits a platonic state of lyric absorption that has as little place for Browning’s experiments in the implicit dialogism of dramatic monologue...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 452–464.
Published: 01 November 2017
... linguistic analysis ( 33 ). But in Marxist terms, the philosophical subject is a consequence of economic and social possibilities, often reinforced by cultural narratives. Commodification and reification are of course crucial aspects of novelistic experience, but primarily through the vicarious experience...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 426–435.
Published: 01 November 2017
... to be felt and experienced vicariously, even in places where political and economic forces prevent its actual existence. That experience may require fiction, even speculative realism, as its forerunner. 1 This reading of realism's moral complexity suggests an often undervalued continuity between...
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Novel (2007) 41 (1): 162–165.
Published: 01 May 2007
...-IENKLE, T?ze Iinagination of Class: Masculinity and tfze Victorian Urban Poor (Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2006)' pp. 208, cloth, $39.95. When Esther Summerson of Bleak Nblise concludes in a moment of ostensibly heightened sympathy that the experiences of the poor are ultimately tncomprehensible...
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Novel (2007) 41 (1): 173–176.
Published: 01 May 2007
... the Puritans had of channeling this energy was through "typologi- cal exemplarism" (67). Breitweiser's definition of this term could hardly be improved upon: Typology fakes up a concrete experience of a person (incblding oneselfl, thing, or event; highlights a trait that reveals...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 20–22.
Published: 01 May 2011
... account of the actual experiences of individu- als” (27). Again, this is not vitalism by way of the traditional reference to a divine spark but an argument for generic dynamism by way of a realist whole always greater than the sum of its mechanical parts. As Watt suggests, through reference...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 339–362.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of Crusoe and the Treatise that follow, I want to show how a poetics of the skeptical sublime fosters the conditions for wonder at the ordinary. One must go through the experience of being shipwrecked, whether actually or vicariously, in order to wonder at the miracle of dry land. Or, in other words...
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Novel (2002) 36 (1): 133–137.
Published: 01 May 2002
... discovery from within the routine. Their aim to recover "experience" in Scott's sense allows these essays also to offer entertainments of learning and vicarious reenactment. Not that any anthology on this subject would have this effed: the essays in this volume are outstanding in their mmplex...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 19–22.
Published: 01 May 2012
... the mental state of real people and that of fictional characters. So reading can give us a vicarious social life, a safe space in which to make moral judgments or ethical equivocations. And while this can remain extremely private, reading can also offer up the grounds on which to make contact...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 136–139.
Published: 01 May 2015
..., though notably does not answer, the question as to why the absence of such a monochrome conception of historical time ought to be considered a “lack.” On the face of it, any narrative of development pivots on phenomenologically distinctive experiences of significant events and time spans...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 306–309.
Published: 01 August 2013
... eyes, part of the warp and woof of the modern experience. Where most satire is defined by its having a moral aim, it is precisely this generic feature that becomes a target for modernist satire. So too satire’s other traditional pole, its formal reliance on wit, elegance, and fantasy; modern...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 5–9.
Published: 01 May 2016
..., its openness, its endless capacity to make a story and give us a view of the world informed by our innermost, our most intensely personal experiences. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Globalectics heterotopia prison liminality In his essay “Of Other Spaces,” Michel...
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Novel (2001) 34 (2): 180–201.
Published: 01 August 2001
... is, of course, impossible: the noumenal can never be directly apprehended. But the poet can construct a rhetoric, a language of the "as if," in which we, the readers, may vicariously experience a powerful facsimile of what we cannot otherwise know. Wordsworth's poetry provides the clearest examples...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 318–325.
Published: 01 August 2009
... in the status of the future between a novel and lived experience and in the process of actively making present the events of a novel referred to in retrospect. The essay offers a hermeneutic circle between presentification and depresentification as an account of the relationship between the time of a novel...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 486–503.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Watt, considered central to the emerging novel. Readers are not allowed to immerse themselves in a world that resembles (but is distinct from) their own. They are not permitted the experience of living vicariously through the novel's hero and heroine, sympathizing with their dilemmas and rejoicing...