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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 20-22.
Published: 01 May 2011
... . Berkeley : U of California P , 1957 . Refusing the Death of the Novel SR I N I VA S A R AVA M U DA N The founding modern theorists of the novel—Mikhail Bakhtin, Georg Lukács, and Ian Watt—could not entirely shake free of a vitalist thematics. Twentieth-century accounts of the...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 403-407.
Published: 01 August 2016
... untapped yet is readily available in the vitalist philosophies that directly inform early modernist writers such as Henry James, Gertrude Stein, and T. S. Eliot. In the process, Moses offers an original and groundbreaking diagnostic of the psychic life of modernism that opens up the boundaries of...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 101-116.
Published: 01 May 2018
... celebrations for those same children (40). The liqueur is, quite literally, an eau de vie . Ponte cherishes the parallel between bottle and womb, which become “twin fermentations” (“fermentaciones gemelas” [40]). The image is something of an ars poetica , as his book has been a long, vitalist effervescence...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 417-437.
Published: 01 November 2018
... transcendent world above things. Allegory thus made visible the constructedness of meaning and hence exposed the ultimate creatureliness of the human subject and the fragility of human symbolic systems. In the texts I have discussed, something else is happening: a vitalist, metamorphic world continually...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 157-175.
Published: 01 August 2017
...” ontology that have been variously defined as the object-oriented turn, the ontological turn, the vitalist turn, and the new-materialist turn. In its mounting of the formal and ontological investments of these distinct critical models together , though, McCarthy's novel makes visible something beyond the...
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Novel (2003) 36 (3): 289-306.
Published: 01 November 2003
... nor fully articulated in the portion of the passage they quote. For Jarneson, the "Yes" that answers the question, "Did it flow?" represents an alternative to "the vitalist ideology of Molly's better known final affirmation" (140-41). The reason is because Jameson's focus on the social...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 149-166.
Published: 01 May 2014
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 1-17.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of law and strives to be its exception; Jude insists on the nonuniversality of law, its incompleteness that also ensures no exception. 17 It is because she is thus a vitalist (à la Agamben) and he a formalist that we must remark the extent to which the novel is his : not only titularly but...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 422-442.
Published: 01 November 2014
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 63-84.
Published: 01 May 2015
... actions follow not from their own intentions but from forces they locate in each other or in external stimuli. Characters react to one another to form a network of influences much as the natural interrelation of flower, bee, mouse, and cat produces Darwin's web or even as the vitalistic branching of...
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Novel (2003) 36 (2): 145-175.
Published: 01 August 2003
... abjection and Baudrillard's counterfeits, without sufficiently acknowledging the vitalist energy of Baudrillard's simulacra and hyperreality. NOVEL I SPRING 2003 and the inarticulate grunts of Boris Karloff" (Airmont edition). A critic formulates the same reaction...