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Novel (2005) 39 (1): 75–96.
Published: 01 May 2005
... –xxxii. Kermode , Frank . Introduction. The Way We Live Now . New York: Penguin, 2002 . vii –xxii, Martineau , Harriet . How to Observe. Morals and Manners . Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1838 . Martineau , Harriet . Society in America . London: Saunders and Otley...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 167–174.
Published: 01 August 2009
... and Noble, 1968 . Simmel , Georg . Conflict and The Web of Group Affiliations . Trans. Kurt H. Wolff and Reinhard Bendix. New York: Free Press, 1964 . Editor’s Introduction: The Way We Read Now Nancy Armstrong To commemorate the fortieth...
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Novel (2004) 37 (3): 277–302.
Published: 01 November 2004
... of Nadine Gordimer.” Yale Journal of Criticism 2 ( 1989 ): 101 –27. Esty , Joshua D. “Excremental Postcolonialism.” Contemporary Literature 40 ( 1999 ): 22 –59. Farred , Grant . “Mourning the Postapartheid State Already? The Poetics of Loss in Zakes Mda’s Ways of Dying.” Modern...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 202–218.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Ayelet Ben-Yishai Presumptions—legal rules that assume a fact is true unless there is a greater weight of evidence that disproves it—mark the normal mode of things, the way things could be and most probably are. Like realist fiction, presumptions are but one of the ways in which Victorian culture...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 364–385.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Gordon Fraser Recent criticism of Pauline Hopkins's now canonical final magazine novel, Of One Blood; or, The Hidden Self (1902–3), can generally be separated into two broad categories. On the one hand, critics such as Susan Gillman and Shawn Salvant have interrogated the ways in which the novel...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 326–331.
Published: 01 August 2009
... an injustice but a misunderstanding of the function of this neglected and abjected form of citation. By turning to a variety of Victorian critics and theorists, the excerpt emerges as a highly developed tool for the analysis of long narrative. The protracted excerpt exists as a way of producing for the reader...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 438–452.
Published: 01 November 2013
... this transition from general ideas to their individualized incarnations, it explores the way in which the affective investment necessary for this conversion depends on a prolonged experience of shared time and space. By showing how the novel extends to written documents themselves the effects of shared time...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 103–121.
Published: 01 May 2015
... the political scandal of its representation of postapartheid South Africa and draws out how the novel figures compelling ways of being and acting not limited to a South African horizon. Tracing this potential of figure in Disgrace 's famous last scene, and through reference to Auerbach's early essay “Figura...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 349–354.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Jane Elliott Focusing on Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake , this essay examines what I term “dramas of immediacy” in recent North American fiction. Postmodern novels of the 1980s and 1990s were defined in part by their interest in the way in which narrative shaped our experience, particularly...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 169–175.
Published: 01 May 2010
... can openly address anyone, at periodic intervals, with dispatch and presumptive privacy. This new technology for ordinary communication at a distance influenced the novel in many ways. Novels were cast in the form of correspondence by letter; the post facilitated the dissemination of physical novels...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 67–89.
Published: 01 May 2014
... of the impact of the digital revolution. Much of the new Egyptian literature employs or invokes American forms or is in dialogue with American literary genres, software, and popular culture, all made newly or more easily accessible via digital and Internet technologies. The ways in which foreign or outside...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 251–270.
Published: 01 August 2010
... ways of telling the same story, namely that of the marriage-plot. The article suggests that the novel's vampire plot is an expression of the dark underside of its romantic plot. Seeing Jonathan's erotically charged incarceration by Dracula, a wealthy and gallant social superior, as a way of imagining...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 19–22.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Kate Flint In this response piece, I consider the variety of ways in which reading may be said to work upon a reader, and I bring out the importance of the idea of affect in this respect. I note that affect is frequently conceived of in a positive light, and my argument shifts to ask what happens...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 229–248.
Published: 01 August 2011
... of the kind of specialized cultural attention that childhood had become over a century earlier. One place where we can see this change happen is the work of Henry James. The adult is not a fact of nature that James exploits but rather an idea that he helps to construct, both through the way he talks about...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 236–254.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Michael Dango This article argues that the form of Anthony Trollope's Phineas Finn mediates sociality without the resources of interiority. This has important ramifications for understanding the politics of the novel by way of the kinds of relationality it makes available between characters...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 23–39.
Published: 01 May 2009
.... The Nether World , more than any other Gissing novel, emerged from a spirit of enmity and revenge. The novel was born out of the experience of Gissing's first wife's death amid poverty and degradation; he saw the novel as a means of avenging injustice, a way to channel resentment into art. The antagonistic...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 261–279.
Published: 01 August 2015
... throughout its existence (and to the signs, the indexes, within the work and outside it, that signal those relations). Proust's novel, along with the work of M. M. Bakhtin, Pierre Bourdieu, Michael Silverstein, and others, suggests ways of thinking about how meaning unfolds, develops, happens in time around...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 409–428.
Published: 01 November 2016
... their modes of response to accommodate the differing ethoses established by multiple fictional worlds. This essay identifies some of the ways that theorists of the novel must adjust their models to deal with such quirky, metafictional texts. In addition, to flesh out the immanent ethics of reading at work...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 132–148.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Latin American authors: Peruvian José María Arguedas and Argentine Ricardo Piglia. In the same way that there is a notion of the literary peculiar to Latin America, there is a particular set of challenges that provide a unique shape to the Latin American democratic project. In the case of Piglia...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 167–185.
Published: 01 May 2014
... to such colonial locations as they appear in the novel, I advance a claim concerning aesthetics and politics: namely, in the eighteenth century it is the demos—the collectivity and the geography of that collectivity, the defining of a people —that requires constituting by way of the genre of the novel as much...