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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 167–174.
Published: 01 August 2009
... 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 (1 May 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 (1 November 2004) 37 (3): 277–302.
Published: 01 November 2004
...: The Novels 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...
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Novel (1 August 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 (1 November 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 (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 326–331.
Published: 01 August 2009
... 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 (1 August 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 (1 May 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 (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 229–248.
Published: 01 August 2011
... 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 the...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 438–452.
Published: 01 November 2013
... 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 and...
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Novel (1 August 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 in...
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Novel (1 May 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 (1 May 2014) 47 (1): 67–89.
Published: 01 May 2014
... 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...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 103–121.
Published: 01 May 2015
... 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 (1 August 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 and...
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Novel (1 May 2009) 42 (1): 23–39.
Published: 01 May 2009
... 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 (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 271–293.
Published: 01 August 2010
... capitalist property ownership, present male suffering as authentic and histrionic, indicative of both power and powerlessness, and as an attempt to manage perceived threats to the self. By depicting male psychic pain in this way, Brontë and Eliot attempt to locate the source for the violence men inflict on...
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Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 424–442.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Alissa G. Karl What does it mean for a novel, or a nation, to “add up”? Where a number of prominent critics have outlined the ways in which the novel amounts to a persuasive representation of the nation, this essay considers another prominent discourse of accounting—economics—to evaluate the formal...
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Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 466–482.
Published: 01 November 2010
... question of literary form over the past two decades (situating Diary within Coetzee's greater oeuvre), look at how the unusual layout of the book facilitates an interrogation of fiction writing that would otherwise be impossible, and highlight how the book's tiered construction figures as a way to think...
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Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 483–499.
Published: 01 November 2010
... the novel as a genre, but because it circulates as a highly institutionalized material artifact, which has thus far been presented and understood in questionable ways. Indeed, whether seen as a text or a book, or both, Diary obliges us to confront the central challenges facing literary criticism today...