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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 93–118.
Published: 01 May 1999
...KATHY ALEXIS PSOMIADES Copyright © Novel Corp. 1999 1999 Works Cited Cohen , William A. Sex Scandal: The Private Parts of Victorian Fiction . Durham: Duke UP, 1996 . Diamond , Alan , ed. The Victorian Achievement of Sir Henry Maine: A Centennial Reappraisal . Cambridge...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 253–260.
Published: 01 August 2009
... Barringer , Tim . Men at Work: Art and Labour in Victorian Britain . New Haven: Yale UP, 2005 . Barthes , Roland . “Style as Craftsmanship.” Writing Degree Zero . Trans. Annette Lavers and Colin Smith. New York: Hill and Wang, 1968 . 62 -66. Benjamin , Walter . “The Storyteller...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 297–303.
Published: 01 August 2009
... destructive impulses that psychically inhere in relations among characters as well as between characters and readers. This article charts some of the brutal terms and effects of such envy in three Victorian novels, investigating its psychical, social, and ethical dimensions in Charles Dickens's Little Dorrit...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 326–331.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Nicholas Dames With the birth in Britain of a widespread culture of novel reviewing in the nineteenth century came a practice that has been ignored or derided since the Victorian period ended: protracted excerpting, or the printing of long tranches of the text under review. This is not only...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 140–143.
Published: 01 May 2018
... at Michigan State University and the author of The Dream Life of Citizens: Late Victorian Novels and the Fantasy of the State (2012). One might wonder, why a book on realism now? Jaffe's introduction and especially the conclusion lay out the larger stakes of her book in trenchant and compelling terms...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 213–234.
Published: 01 August 2020
... of siblings: the Victorian family chronicle. Family chronicles understand their large families as systems; they celebrate the replaceability of relationships rather than the irreplaceability of individuals. By insisting that a flourishing group can function in the absence of any particular person...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 227–250.
Published: 01 August 2010
... to “the people” as a whole in what appears to be a throwaway line, this epithet expresses the theoretical crux of the novel's provocative engagement with a Victorian politics of population. Where recent critics approach the novel genre primarily as a vehicle for domestic ideology and a technology...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 354–381.
Published: 01 November 2011
... – 58 . Wyile Herb . Speculative Fictions: Contemporary Canadian Novelists and the Writing of History . Montreal : McGill-Queen's UP , 2002 . Plagiarizing Sir Walter Scott: The Afterlife of Kenilworth in Victorian Quebec ANDREA...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 402–423.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Tyson Stolte This article reads Dickens's fascination with rotting bodily matter in Bleak House as a response to mid-Victorian psychological debates about the nature of mind and the possibility of immortality. Critics have tended to treat the novel's fixation on such matter as primarily a product...
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Novel (2005) 39 (1): 126–128.
Published: 01 May 2005
...CAROLINE REITZ CHRISTOPHER LANE, Hatred & Civility: The Antisocial Life in Victorian England (New York: Columbia UP, 2004), pp. 224, $27.50. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2005 2005 Loving the Victorian Hater CHRISTOPHER LANE, Hatred &' Civiiify: The Antisocial...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 214–233.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Michael Klotz This essay argues that the depiction of characters in Victorian realist fiction was shaped by an emerging cultural interest in the aggregation and analysis of statistical information about historical individuals and the subsequent production of the hypothetical persons of statistical...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 323–327.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Peter Melville Logan KAISER MATTHEW , The World in Play: Portraits of a Victorian Concept ( Stanford : Stanford UP , 2012 ), pp. 216 , cloth, $50.00 . © 2013 by Novel, Inc. 2013 Duke University Press The Play of Play in Victorian Modernity MATTHEW KAISER...
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Novel (2004) 37 (1-2): 201–204.
Published: 01 August 2004
... 7 112" Camera-ready copy only Journal is printed offset Contact: Eugenia Zuroski at 4011863-3756 or Novel-Forum@Brown.edu Reviews Wired Victorians JAY CLAMON, Charles Dickens in Cyberspace: The Afterlife...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 295–298.
Published: 01 August 2020
... character formation based on everyday routine that neither attempts nor wants to seem natural” (21). In these characters' repetitiveness, Ward implies, Victorian readers might recognize their own. They speak to these readers' selves at their most bored and quotidian, representing the bare modicum...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 72–77.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., this results in an “intrinsically contradictory” form shaped by both “dynamism and limits.” Yet theories of the novel have traditionally ignored the implications of its history of serial publication. We tend to see the form of the Victorian novel as a coherent whole that begins with the hero as a child...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 504–510.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Jules Law This essay examines the concept of the inhuman as it develops across a set of Victorian novels ( Villette, Little Dorrit , and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ). The post-structuralist and postmodern idea of the inhuman, I argue, develops out of two primal scenes: the self...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 23–39.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Aaron Matz Two late Victorian novels—George Gissing's The Nether World (1889) and Robert Louis Stevenson's The Ebb-Tide (1894)—share something peculiar: both prominently feature scenes of vitriol thrown at or exploding in a character's face. I argue that vitriol proved alluring to these novelists...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 23–30.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Daniel A. Novak “Photographic Fictions” argues that the discussion of fragmentation and totality, parts and wholes that photography provoked in the work of nineteenth-century writers and photographers is important for how we think of the novel form in the age of photography. Victorian writers...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 517–523.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Caroline Levine This essay asks what the form of the long Victorian novel is peculiarly capable of accomplishing. It introduces the term affordance , from cognitive psychology and design, which refers to the range of potential actions and uses latent in objects and materials. What potentialities...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 84–106.
Published: 01 May 2019
... on migration including Jamaica Kincaid. Although Lucy Snowe is the first protagonist to suffer from emotional labor, analyzing Lucy's condition helps us notice that throughout Victorian fiction, a host of minor characters—companions, governesses, nurses—share some of these characteristic traits. Villette...