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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 65–71.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Dierdra Reber Given the cultural ascendance of visuality, what is the place of the written text within visual culture? Are there ways in which written narrative strategies privilege image over word? This essay studies how three Latin American texts move generationally toward the current era of...
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Novel (1 August 2004) 37 (1-2): 86–111.
Published: 01 August 2004
... –64. Benson , Peter . “Freud and the Visual.” Representations 45 ( 1994 ): 101 –16. Boone , Joseph Allen . “Charlotte Brontë, Villette.” Libidinal Currents: Sexuality and the Shaping of Modernism . Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1998 . 33 –61. Borch-Jacobsen , Mikkel...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 60–78.
Published: 01 May 2018
... difficult than to know precisely what we see. —Merleau-Ponty, Phenomenology of Perception For high modernists like Joseph Conrad and James Joyce, low vision , a term that encompasses a broad range of visual impairments resulting in partial eyesight, offers a means of contesting narrative's...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 354–356.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Stuart Burrows KENDALL JOHNSON, Henry James and the Visual (New York: Cambridge UP, 2007), pp. 262, cloth, $100.00. © 2010 by Novel, Inc. 2010 Work Cited Bersani , Leo . A Future for Astyanax: Character and Desire in Literature . New York: Columbia UP, 1984...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 424–443.
Published: 01 November 2011
... exhibitions, two of modernism's best-known ironists, Joseph Conrad and E. M. Forster, discovered that attending to the gaze these visual contact zones solicit—a detached scientific gaze that does not empathize with who or what one looks upon but instead encourages exhibition visitors to imagine themselves as...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 23–30.
Published: 01 May 2010
... as Lukács (especially in his later work), who represent the novel form in terms of an abstract totality. In the context of Victorian visuality, I argue that it is precisely the abstract nature of photographic representation—its tendency to homogenize details and identities—that made possible the...
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Novel (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 421–445.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Alexandra Neel This article examines the spaces still life in Frankenstein , arguing that Mary Shelley draws on this rich visual tradition from its humblest manifestations in the painting of food to its most conceptual in its explorations of light, human perception, and death. Following Norman...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 250–271.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Emilio Sauri Abstract What might it mean to conceive of a work of art not simply as a mirror held up to society but as a means to visualize the abstract functions that make society look the way it does? And what can this tell us about the novel's social, political, and artistic potential today? To...
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 502–524.
Published: 01 November 2018
... reduction of character to idiomatic stereotypes with the author as master ventriloquist. More importantly, it led the way to the reinvention of the novel's acoustics. If traditionally subjugated by the domineering visual aesthetics of formal realism, which reduced voice to a rescindable soundtrack chained...
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Novel (1 November 2012) 45 (3): 343–367.
Published: 01 November 2012
... fever's spread gives Brown a stark, dramatic way of visualizing the unpredictability built into all such chains of transmission. Rather than a mark of nostalgia for an earlier age of “face-to-face” communication, this interest in casual and ephemeral channels of communication (and indifference to print...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 83–92.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Dianne F. Sadoff Recent visual-culture scholars have sought to overturn the notion that a film adaptation should be “faithful” to its literary source. Yet fidelity aesthetics is a capacious concept that may not be theorized apart from cultural uses, historical situations, film production and...
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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 93–115.
Published: 01 May 2013
... investigate its wide-ranging visual and aural manifestations. I emphasize here how bodily awareness provides rumor with a domain where it can forge the verifiability it constitutively lacks in the realm of social knowledge. Finally, I turn to attacks on character and name, invoking comparisons with Hardy's...
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Novel (1 May 2000) 34 (1): 123–125.
Published: 01 May 2000
...DANIEL NOVAK KATE FLINT, The Victorians and the Visual Imagination (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000), pp. 427, $74.95. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2000 2000 Reviews Horizons of the Visible KATE FLJNT, The Victorians...
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Novel (1 November 2004) 37 (3): 356–357.
Published: 01 November 2004
...ANN ARDIS MAGGIE HUMM, Modernist Women and Visual Cultures: Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell, Photography and Cinema (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2003), pp. 244 + xii, cloth, $62.00, paper, $24.00. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2004 2004 Women and the Technologies...
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Novel (1 May 1999) 33 (1): 150–152.
Published: 01 May 1999
... that explores visual culture in African American studies. In Alma Jean Billingslea-Brown's ambitious interdisciplinary study, she locates Folklore as the point of convergence between two African American authors-Toni Morrison and Paule Marshall-and two visual artists-Bettye Saar and Faith...
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Novel (1 August 2017) 50 (2): 295–298.
Published: 01 August 2017
... about how to assess what they saw, and authors too “looked to exhibition culture for help in framing their own confusions and considerations” (3). Indeed, the book seeks to differentiate what it dubs “looking” from previous critical accounts of visuality, emphasizing the bewilderment and confusion...
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Novel (1 November 2001) 34 (3): iv.
Published: 01 November 2001
... University of Warwick. She is the author of Sylvia Plath and the Theatre of Mo~irningand of articles on modernist poetry and fiction. Her current research is conceved with modernism, visual technologies, and the representation of urban space. STACEY MARGOLIS teaches English at the University of...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 159–161.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet Visual art is generally very important to Kowal, and she makes a serious effort to acknowledge and address it in her analysis. Thus Jean Baudrillard's term “image-event” has pride of place in the title and has its own short chapter, and there is also a chapter on...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 3–5.
Published: 01 May 2012
... relinquish: the first has to do with a moral economy of the visual that often conditions the politics of reading; the second with a critical history based on a hermeneutics of suspicion. Although Western culture has long been thought to be highly ocular-centric, its philosophical tradition from Plato...
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Novel (1 November 2012) 45 (3): 483–486.
Published: 01 November 2012
... of visual and literary culture” (234), Lukasik charts a shift in cultural logic that relocated the idea of social dis- tinction from genteel performance and disciplined moral action (exemplified in Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography) in the eighteenth century to the fixed categories of racial...