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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 61–94.
Published: 01 May 2022
... of decolonization, recurring problematics that nonetheless make the case for its existence as a distinct genre. No novel better emblematizes this genre than William Gardner Smith's The Stone Face (1963). Smith's novel is read as an attempt to narrativize the problem of intersectionality for a revolutionary...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 380–386.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Penny Fielding This essay address the problem of action in William Godwin's writing, comparing his characterization of the ethical decision in An Enquiry concerning Political Justice with his much more uneasy rendering of it in Caleb Williams . The novel, coming between the two editions...
Published: 01 May 2018
Figure 1. Joseph Mallord William Turner, Richmond Hill , ca. 1820–25. © Tate, London, 2018 More
Published: 01 November 2015
Figure 3. Drawing by Jan van Riemsdyck. Tabula 26 in William Hunter's Anatomy of the Human Gravid Uterus , 1774 ( Jordanova 84 ). By permission of University of Glasgow, Special Collections. More
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 279–282.
Published: 01 August 2017
...R. John Williams Boxall Peter , The Value of the Novel ( Cambridge : Cambridge UP , 2015 ), pp. 202, paper, $17.99 . Copyright © 2017 by R. John Williams 2017 Peter Boxall's slim and elegant volume, The Value of the Novel , offers a deft, timely, and persuasive argument...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 64–83.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Alicia Williams Abstract Whence the “dear reader”—and to where? This essay proposes that George Eliot's reformulation of nineteenth-century conventions for addressing reading audiences documents a response to the emergence of Britain's first mass reading public. Eliot inherits a propensity...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 93–115.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Daniel Williams This essay considers the significance of rumor in the work of Thomas Hardy, anchoring its claims in a reading of Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891). I argue that rumor conditions the narrative movement of this novel through its linked operations in social space and bodily sensation...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 149–152.
Published: 01 May 2021
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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 143–145.
Published: 01 May 1999
... to tradi- tional histories, conventional readings of his literary forms, and constrictive, univocal interpretations of his language. CHRISTY BURNS, College of William and Mbry Copyright © Novel Corp. 1999 1999 ...
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Novel (2023) 56 (2): 256–279.
Published: 01 August 2023
...Sean Silver Abstract This article positions the eighteenth‐century novel alongside contemporary developments in the modeling of complex systems, including Leonhard Euler's solution to the Königsberg bridge problem and William Hogarth's serial engravings. Unlike studies that apply network theory...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 284–289.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Amanda Claybaugh It is a surprising fact of literary history that many of the most important nineteenth-century authors served, at some point in their careers, as US consul. The list of these authors includes James Fenimore Cooper, Washington Irving, James Russell Lowell, William Dean Howells...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 124–131.
Published: 01 May 2010
... aspirations animating William Faulkner's Depression-era achievement. In this case, the guiding claim is that his novelistic enterprise culminates in a reflexive analysis of the fantasy organizing his literary labors throughout the period. More precisely, “The Bear” in Go Down Moses reveals the extent to which...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 261–283.
Published: 01 August 2014
... common-law jurisprudence of habeas corpus. To flesh out this history, the essay analyzes as an instance of dissensus the famous Somerset decision of 1772 on a writ of habeas corpus by Chief Justice of King's Bench William Murray, Lord Mansfield, upholding the freedom of an escaped slave who had been...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 219–239.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Seo Hee Im Abstract “The Ghost in the Account Book” claims that the imperial fiction of Joseph Conrad and William Faulkner rejects accounting as a totalizing logic and, by extension, questions the English novel's complicity in propagating faith in that false logic. Accounting, which had remained...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 40–61.
Published: 01 May 2009
.... The essay places the novel into a broader philosophical conversation with the works of William James, Henry Adams, and Karl Marx and suggests new understandings of the body-subject (James), American imperial management (Adams), and commodity fetishism (Marx). So contextualized, we see Lily's self-managerial...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 31–55.
Published: 01 May 2012
... the British public to see the war as an immediate reality—especially in journalistic exposés of the war's mismanagement. Official narratives of glorious warfare were undercut by reports of mass suffering by common British soldiers. Widely read frontline reports by William Howard Russell of the Times provoked...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 364–385.
Published: 01 November 2013
... in order to confront transhistorical, diasporic black traumas and, partly, to conceive of ways to heal those traumas. The article argues that Hopkins's novel points to the connections between transpersonal experiences of trauma and their transnational corollaries. William James was concerned with how...
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Novel (2023) 56 (1): 85–104.
Published: 01 May 2023
... that resembles both a formal experiment and a simple writerly failure. It then turns to the work of William Faulkner, whose novels Sanctuary and Absalom, Absalom! reveal a buried alliance between criticism's customary ways of understanding glitches and an older modernist aesthetics. In Absalom, Absalom...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 297–303.
Published: 01 August 2009
...William A. Cohen Among the many elements that divert the nineteenth-century novel's plot and characters from achieving their ends—and thus keep such narratives moving—envy occupies a special place. Envy is so psychologically powerful that it often threatens not only to irretrievably derail...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 169–175.
Published: 01 May 2010
...William B. Warner It seems quite likely that the emergence of the public post in the late seventeenth century had as profound an effect upon the media culture of the eighteenth century as the emergence of the networked computer has had in our own day. The post is a public system, through which you...