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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 144–148.
Published: 01 May 2011
.../04whitehead.html?scp=1&sq=colson%20whitehead%20the%20year%20of%20living%20postracially&st=cse >. Writers and Presidents, Black and White gene andrew jarrett, Deans and Truants: Race and Realism in African American Literature (Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2007), pp. 232...
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Novel (1 August 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 (1 November 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 (1 November 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 (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 375–387.
Published: 01 November 2017
... 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 (1 May 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 (1 August 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 (1 November 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 at...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 13–18.
Published: 01 May 2012
... 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 to...
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Novel (1 May 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 and...
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Novel (1 November 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 (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 446–464.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Ryan Canlas This essay reads Jean-Paul Sartre's notion of literary “engagement” alongside Hannah Arendt's writings on literature as a way of establishing the importance that both writers accord to the practice of reading literature as a form of aesthetic judgment. By paying particular attention to...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 49–64.
Published: 01 May 2016
... disconnect between the United States' Lockean ideals and its very un-Lockean patterns of property ownership—a disconnect that became acute within Jacksonian democracy. In doing so, Sheppard Lee reframes a wider debate among early American writers about the future of the novel in the United States. The most...
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Novel (1 November 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 (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 18–44.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Alicia Christoff This essay traces the connections between Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1891) and the work of the twentieth-century psychoanalytic writer D. W. Winnicott, particularly his essay “The Capacity to Be Alone” (1958). It argues that reading Hardy alongside British object...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 272–291.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Matthew Hart Abstract This essay considers a late novel sequence by the British speculative fiction writer J. G. Ballard (1930–2009). Although Ballard is often celebrated as a great iconoclast, there is arguably no postwar novelist with a more recognizable style. The essay analyzes Cocaine Nights...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 339–361.
Published: 01 August 2018
... a robust pluralist practice in fact demands categorical delineation and opposition. In this way, Zimbabwean writers' frequent reliance on binary oppositions becomes the starting point for theorizing an argumentative novel form, which responds to but may not directly reflect the anti pluralist...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 362–373.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Vaughn Rasberry Abstract Reading British writer Francis Spufford's 2008 novel Red Plenty , a fictionalized account of life in the Soviet Union during the early Khrushchev years, this essay defends a bare theory of race against what it calls a novelistic theory of race. Whereas the latter—powerfully...
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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 84–106.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., Lucy fetishizes her inner truth and develops a disastrous split between these two versions of herself—a split that the novel represents both by her two love interests and by the costume of the nun. In Villette , moreover, Brontë invents specific narrative tropes that would be picked up by later writers...
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Novel (1 August 2019) 52 (2): 219–239.
Published: 01 August 2019
... secrets elided in rows of debit and credit one by one as sensational truths; to those ends, both writers invoke Gothic conventions. By dispatching the totalizing technique that had been invented by early modern merchants and finessed by realist novelists to generate faith in a stable fiduciary community...