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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 140–147.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Charlotte Sussman This essay argues that the problem of witnessing in the Romantic-era novel is caught up with the problem of moral epistemology and that both are inflected by temporality. Focusing on Charles Maturin's 1820 gothic Melmoth the Wanderer , this essay argues that, like many...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 452–471.
Published: 01 November 2020
... dramatizes a citizen-science response to marine debris and theorizes marine science as a mode of witnessing and a mode of reading. Furthermore, by bringing her depictions of marine science into conversation with the Zen Buddhist practice of not-knowing, Ozeki meditates upon the idea that attempts to know...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 8–18.
Published: 01 May 2022
... of enduring COVID‐19 restrictions intersected with the outrage of witnessing racial injustice. Telephone 's versions show how activism can result from an admixture of motives and aims. Against the claim that support for Black Lives Matter was insincere, Telephone imagines the grounds for political action...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 262–277.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Noha Radwan The early twentieth century witnessed the birth of an Egyptian novel that was an offspring of European realism and a constituent of the project of “modernizing” the country and the region. Yet by the middle of the century, the majority of Egyptian writers were veering away from realism...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 56–76.
Published: 01 May 2017
... as well as the promise involved in turning one's readers simultaneously into participants and critical witnesses to one's story. Cather's distinctive form of modernism hinges on the way that she postulates a dichotomy between the world of aesthetic dreaming and the world of hard facts—then asserts...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 327–342.
Published: 01 November 2012
... Works Cited Agamben Giorgio . Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life . Trans. Heller-Roazen Daniel . Stanford : Stanford UP , 1998 . ———. Remnants of Auschwitz: The Witness and the Archive . Trans. Heller-Roazen Daniel . New York : Zone , 2000 . Badiou Alain...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 326–329.
Published: 01 August 2019
... intervention in this rich field of critical inquiry. What is the relation, she thoughtfully asks, between a world of “hyperconnected humans sensitized as witnesses to the depredations of gruesome global violence and the excesses of liquid capitalism,” on one hand, and the “contemporary world novel...
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Novel (2003) 36 (2): 176–197.
Published: 01 August 2003
... . Trans. Alan Bass. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1987 . Felman , Shoshana , and Dori Laub. Testimony: Crises of Witnessing in Literature, Psychoanalysis, and History . London: Routledge, 1992 . Fogel , Aaron . Coercion to Speak: Conrad’s Poetics of Dialogue . Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1985...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 322–338.
Published: 01 August 2018
... confronting modernity's manifold forms of unethical violence, I am concerned here more with the role played by the reader in the production and dissemination of the discourse of world literature. For Baucom, the writer is a melancholic witness to violence, providing a “testamentary counterdiscourse...
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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 501–505.
Published: 01 November 2010
... altruistic reward” (156). Second, and more impor- tant, even in Welles’s lost version of the film, that punishment goes unnoticed by those whose witnessing would have been most satisfying: the dead or forgetful “good citizens” who would have been able to properly assess the costs and benefits...
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Novel (2006) 39 (3): 402–420.
Published: 01 November 2006
... of a Black Coat: Containing a Series of Remarkable Occurrences and Entertaining Incidents, That it Was a Witness to in its Perigrinations through the Cities of London and Westminster, in Company with a Variety of Characters: As Related by Itself . London: n.p., 1760 . The Sedan: A Novel . London: n.p...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 537–541.
Published: 01 November 2016
... that is absent in the body in the (imagined and absent) hand, the racial hand is still blank, an embodiment of “generalized violence,” not individual victims (134). But even as these accounts are framed by “evidentiary discourse” of photography, witnessing, and close reading, in the back and forth between...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 50–72.
Published: 01 May 2013
... Cited Austen Jane . Northanger Abbey . Ed. Grogan Claire . Peterborough : Broadview , 2002 . Battestin Martin C. The Providence of Wit: Aspects of Form in Augustan Literature and the Arts . Oxford : Clarendon , 1974 . Bender John . Imagining the Penitentiary...
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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 138–140.
Published: 01 May 1999
..., reveals the flaws in theories of tragic scapegoating and slavery by Hegel, Nietzsche, and Rene Girard. These writers insist upon REVIEW I INTERCULTURAL TRANSMISSION the distance of the reader or witness from the suffering of an undifferentiated mass of slaves, so...
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Novel (2000) 34 (1): 56–76.
Published: 01 May 2000
...: Indiana UP, 1985 . Fleischner , Jennifer . Mastering Slavery: Memory, Family, and Identity in Women’s Slave Narratives . New York: New York UP, 1996 . Foster , Frances Smith . Witnessing Slavery: The Development of Antebellum Slave Narratives . Westport: Greenwood, 1979...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 442–459.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of the describer's nightmare. Indeed, it treats the violence only retrospectively, depicting not the events themselves but their aftermath: “After the killing is over, after the gunman has slid to the ground, after the gun smoke has dissipated into the invisible, the witnesses rouse themselves into this world again...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 96–114.
Published: 01 May 2020
... of the trees is also, inevitably, a marvel. So although there is an increase in the use of descriptive language here, it is a language that has lost much of its significatory force, frustrating Columbus's attempt to give the reader some intimation of the wonders he has witnessed. All we really learn from...
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Novel (2006) 39 (3): 439–442.
Published: 01 November 2006
... to inveigle the reader into witnessing-as a voyeur-Rousseau's concealed pleasure in his own humiliation. Shamefully, or rather using shame as a disguise or a ruse, Rousseau likes to exhibit himself and to get the reader to watch. According to O'Rourke, what differentiates this from libertine...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 279–282.
Published: 01 August 2017
..., the historical arc of the novel seems to parallel, or even anticipate, the deconstructive erasures of high theory: to map the narratological trajectory from Dickens to Beckett is to witness a culture finally coming to its theoretical senses, realizing “that the voice has always been a fantasy, in which we need...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 57–75.
Published: 01 May 2020
... that with a systematic surface possibly beyond reproach we should nevertheless fail of clearness of sense. I should have to stretch the matter to what my wondering witness materially and inevitably saw ; a great deal of which quantity she either wouldn't understand at all or would quite misunderstand—and on those lines...