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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 443–459.
Published: 01 November 2014
... , 2001 . Moretti Franco . “World-Systems Analysis, Evolutionary Theory, Weltliteratur.” Palumbo-Liu Robbins Tanoukhi 67 – 77 . Murakami Haruki . 1Q84 . Trans. Rubin Jay Gabriel Philip . New York : Vintage , 2011 . ———. Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 338–350.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Althusser and Jameson. Pascale Casanova's epic study The World Republic of Letters is easily the most influential attempt at applying Emmanuel Wallerstein's world-systems theory to literary history. She sees her project as a corrective to theories that lead us to understand the whole of “world...
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Novel (1 November 2016) 49 (3): 409–428.
Published: 01 November 2016
... work in Murakami's fiction, I suggest that we might draw from theories of reader response figured in scholarship on “surface reading” and also on the idea of “twofoldness” in aesthetic apprehension theorized by Richard Wollheim. In Murakami's writing, imaginary world systems make ethical demands that...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 366–372.
Published: 01 November 2009
... think of late European humanism (and its associated modernist discourses of psyche and myth) as crucially formed by the colonial world system. In that case we can also reread modernism in a properly global frame, turning Lukács against Lukács, by taking the modernist novel of consciousness not as a...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 148–150.
Published: 01 May 2015
... knows how or why the particles become coordinated, but it is nevertheless quite distinct from such uses of “entanglement” that would include, for example, two lovers becoming entangled with one another or the World Bank becoming entangled in the global economic system. Citing Patrick O'Donnell, Coale...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 May 2010
... for The Protestant Ethic; a slap in the face of realism, as Auerbach saw so clearly in Mimesis. What is adventure doing in the modern world? Margaret Cohen, from whom I have learned a lot on moretti | history, theory 9 this, sees it as a trope...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 165–185.
Published: 01 August 2011
... take realism too much for granted, take as transparent narrative of the real world what was for Defoe and his first readers still opaque, wonderfully visible, a billow- ing of smoke shot through with light. Could it be that Defoe intended his readers to smirk at Crusoe’s scientific lan- guage...
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Novel (1 November 2012) 45 (3): 343–367.
Published: 01 November 2012
... groups, create new social ties, and foment political change but, these theorists maintain, have fostered a new interest in figuring out exactly how such networks function. According to Duncan J. Watts, who helped launch modern network theory with a 1998 essay on the “small world” problem, “the...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 362–373.
Published: 01 August 2018
..., as with many aspects of communism, it lacks a human dimension that reveals the theory to be flimsy if not counterproductive to egalitarian aims. In the world of this novel, which is not uncritical of the Soviet project, bare theory is one ostensibly minor but key failure in a narrative that lovingly...
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Novel (1 August 2015) 48 (2): 167–189.
Published: 01 August 2015
... counterrevolutionaries about matters of revolutionary theory and practice. By shifting attention away from the bildungsroman's traditional focus on an individual protagonist, these long discursive passages emphasize the collective effort involved in building a postrevolutionary social world. The revolutionary's “inside...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 93–99.
Published: 01 May 2010
... standard-issue narrative: they take us from reconnaissance in the world wars to peacetime applications in archaeology, map making, agriculture, civil engineering, and city planning, then to satellite weather reconnaissance and global positioning systems (GPS), and finally to that iconic...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 23–26.
Published: 01 May 2012
... of world literary space rather than a protocitizen of world community. Instead of focusing on molding better citizens through reading, this piece calls for an ethics of global reading that reconsiders and expands the number of cultural systems and traditions from which the possibilities for belonging...
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 399–416.
Published: 01 November 2018
... network through fictionalized scenes of reading. The novel assigns the English text a privileged position in fostering global connections and renders its cultural other unrepresentable in order to maintain a coherent representational system over a heterolingual world. Mitchell's imagination of a textually...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 221–237.
Published: 01 August 2012
..., the importance of post-9/11 literature depends on its ability to rewrite itself in the coordinate system of geopolitical affairs. In fact, many of the novels produced after 9/11 explicitly set themselves this very task: to come to terms with the place of literature in a world whose systemic...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 388–396.
Published: 01 November 2017
... for those alternatives, the nation state as bulwark of a social-democratic consensus—one that might sustain the will of a people against the inhuman imperatives of capital. Instead the world, meaning the earth itself as at once material object and dynamic system, has loomed into view as the sublime...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 231–238.
Published: 01 August 2009
... perhaps “the unknown world.” Yet if Édouard Glissant is right, this shortcut bred of convenience and contempt aptly names the world-historical significance of the leftovers called “world literature.” This essay reads Glissant's Poetics of Relation as a theory not of Caribbean literature but of world...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 95–114.
Published: 01 May 2016
... understanding of the new “book of the world” than the “referential” function that stands as the traditional center of novel theory. The article concludes with a close reading of Adalbert Stifter's novel Indian Summer (1857) in order to demonstrate what an approach to a canonical text that is informed by our...
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Novel (1 May 2014) 47 (1): 43–56.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Ban Wang During his tenure in the Lu Xun Academy in Yan'an, the center of the Chinese Revolution, the novelist Zhou Libo ran a seminar on world literature. While teaching masterpieces of European novelists, Zhou developed a theory of the novel that inherited themes of liberal humanism and...
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Novel (1 May 2014) 47 (1): 11–23.
Published: 01 May 2014
... its distance from the real world. It is, in that case, ‘‘curiouser and curiouser’’ that in the midst of its absurd set pieces we would find something as mundane as a caucus race. After Alice nearly drowns in her own tears, she washes up on shore in the midst of a small group of similarly sopped...
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Novel (1 August 2014) 47 (2): 261–283.
Published: 01 August 2014
... Hannah . The Origins of Totalitarianism. New ed. with added prefaces . New York : Harcourt, Brace, and World , 1966 . Attwell David . J. M. Coetzee: South Africa and the Politics of Writing . Berkeley : U of California P , 1993 . Austen Jane . Mansfield Park . 1814 . Ed...