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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 253–260.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Aviva Briefel This essay argues that by the second half of the nineteenth century, British artists and writers succumbed to “colonial-hand envy,” marked by a desire to claim the authenticity of South Asian manual productions. This condition flourished in a climate that mourned the figurative...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 144–148.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Russ Castronovo JARRETT GENE ANDREW , Deans and Truants: Race and Realism in African American Literature ( Philadelphia : U of Pennsylvania P , 2007 ), pp. 232 , cloth, $49.95 . © 2011 by Novel, Inc. 2011 Duke University Press Writers and Presidents, Black...
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Published: 01 November 2019
Figure 1. Nationalities of Foreign Writers Introduced to China through Translation. Source: Catalogue ( 1986 ) and Catalogue ( 1989 ). Figure 1. Nationalities of Foreign Writers Introduced to China through Translation. Source: Catalogue (1986) and Catalogue (1989). More
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 400–409.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Rosemary Marangoly George This essay argues that tracking Kamala Markandaya's literary career enables us to see, in retrospect, some of the blind spots of the postcolonial literary critical frame within which we have situated novels produced by third-world writers in the twentieth century...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 347–368.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Figure 1. Nationalities of Foreign Writers Introduced to China through Translation. Source: Catalogue ( 1986 ) and Catalogue ( 1989 ). Figure 1. Nationalities of Foreign Writers Introduced to China through Translation. Source: Catalogue (1986) and Catalogue (1989). ...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 67–89.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Brian T. Edwards This essay proposes that “circulation” is a useful rubric for thinking about the twenty-first-century Egyptian novel and its relationship to democracy. In the first decade of the twenty-first century, a new generation of Cairo-based writers employed innovative forms and linguistic...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 375–398.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Kalyan Nadiminti Abstract “The Global Program Era” traces the rise of the international writer from the global South in the North American master of fine arts (MFA) program and the resulting effects on the contemporary global anglophone novel. Extrapolating from Mark McGurl's The Program Era (2009...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 375–387.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., and even diminish the achievements of black women writers and their contributions to American letters. Sources from the New York Times to Henry Louis Gates Jr. labeled Morrison's win a “great day” for black women writers, for black Americans, and for African American literature; but few if any commentaries...
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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 (2010) 43 (1): 23–30.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Daniel A. Novak “Photographic Fictions” argues that the discussion of fragmentation and totality, parts and wholes that photography provoked in the work of nineteenth-century writers and photographers is important for how we think of the novel form in the age of photography. Victorian writers...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 467–473.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Neil Ten Kortenaar A great project of the first two generations of African writers was to establish continuities with the precolonial and ongoing oral tradition. This essay, however, asks what African writers thought of the act of writing itself. A key scene in Chinua Achebe's novel Arrow of God...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 13–18.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., and narrative poetry. I further explain that writers make some characters more “cognitively complex” than others (that is, capable of embedding more mental states) and suggest that approaching fiction in terms of its sociocognitive complexity is ultimately a historicist inquiry. That is, if we want...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 502–524.
Published: 01 November 2018
... writer on arrival in Paris. James would, however, learn to turn such insecurities to his advantage by attending the Théâtre Français and paying close attention to the declamatory style of the melodramatic actors at a time when his first ambition had been to become a playwright. James tried his hand...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 23–39.
Published: 01 May 2009
... because they understood fictional representation itself as an assault, a means of revenge, a vitriolic mode of writing. For both writers this had everything to do with their conception of realism—and with their own participation in the quintessential late Victorian debate about realism in fiction...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 467–485.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Emily Zubernis What is a minimalist novel? This essay approaches the question through readings of Henry James, a writer notorious for the complexity of his prose style. James's writing is never simple and rarely brief, of course, but it is often remarkably unproductive. Indeed, the very complexity...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 444–465.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Padraig Kirwan Much has been written about how contemporary Native American writers explore the intersection between cultural or social materialities on the one hand and aesthetic or imaginative autonomies on the other. In keeping with that discussion, this essay examines David Treuer's Little...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 179–192.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Enrique Lima The historical novels of Sir Walter Scott, James Fenimore Cooper, and countless others have been interested primarily in exploiting the dramatic potential of historical events and the significant real and fictional personalities that took part in them. These writers are concerned...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 275–295.
Published: 01 August 2013
..., a parody of a field its author abandoned, having majored in anthropology, studied with Melville Herskovits, and begun a PhD in anthropology before becoming a full-time writer. Henderson's buffoonery highlights the ordinariness of Africans he meets, precisely the effect that anthropologists sought...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 116–132.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Joshua Gang What would modernist fiction look like if it were mindless and had no access to mental states? While modernism is often understood as a psychological turn inward, this article shows how introspective psychology competed against other psychological discourses—and how writers...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 403–421.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of cynicism on the critical scene marks a moment of epistemological fantasy, in which the critic implies a form of access to the motivations of the cynical character or the cynical writer. The accusation of cynicism, then, poses as a gesture of unmasking, one requiring a concomitant cynicism on the part...