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Introduction: Complicity, Community, and Critical Method

Michiel Heyns

in Expulsion and the Nineteenth-Century Novel: The Scapegoat in English Realist Fiction

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182702
eISBN:
9780191673870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182702.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book examines five central realist novels, in relation to one another and other works, hoping to demonstrate both the connectedness and the dissimilarity of the dynamics of novelistic ... More


Realism in the Novel, Social Sciences, and Organization Theory

Barbara Czarniawska

in Writing Management: Organization Theory as a Literary Genre

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198296140
eISBN:
9780191716584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296140.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

A short historical review shows that originally, the realistic style had a legitimate place both in scientific realism and in the Realist novel. Much work was put later into establishing the ... More


Expulsion and the Nineteenth-Century Novel: The Scapegoat in English Realist Fiction

Michiel Heyns

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182702
eISBN:
9780191673870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182702.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book examines the notion that the realist novel reinforces existing social structures through its techniques of representation. It depicts the 19th-century literary scapegoat — the ostensible ... More


‘Don't go to murder my character’: criminal responsibility in the age of Moll Flanders

Nicola Lacey

in Women, Crime, and Character: From Moll Flanders to Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199544363
eISBN:
9780191720185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544363.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Legal History

The demise of Moll Flanders and her supersession in the annals of literary female criminality with less powerful figures like Tess of the D'Urbervilles is set up as a framework for unravelling a ... More


The Black and White Veil: Shaw, Mass Print Culture, and the Antinovel Turn

in Slow Print: Literary Radicalism and Late Victorian Print Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804784085
eISBN:
9780804784658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784085.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter focuses on the radical turn against the realist novel at the end of the nineteenth century, which was also a turn against the literary mass market in its most developed mode. Against a ... More


From Realism to ‘Impressionism’

Roger Keys

in The Reluctant Modernist: Andrei Belyi and the Development of Russian Fiction, 1902-1914

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151609
eISBN:
9780191672767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151609.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter examines briefly the development of the Russian realist novel genre and its significance in the eyes of both the reading public and of the writers themselves. It then examines the ... More


‘What is the use of a woman's will?’: the demise of Moll in the age of sensibility

Nicola Lacey

in Women, Crime, and Character: From Moll Flanders to Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199544363
eISBN:
9780191720185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544363.003.2
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Legal History

This chapter argues that while the 18th century saw an emerging focus on internal markers of states of mind, evaluations of external markers of character remained central to the attribution of ... More


Introduction

Eric Downing

in The Chain of Things: Divinatory Magic and the Practice of Reading in German Literature and Thought, 1850-1940

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501715907
eISBN:
9781501715938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715907.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This introduction outlines the book’s overall plan and dominant themes. It offers a broad account of the relations between practices of reading, magic, and divination; a survey of ancient traditions ... More


Realist Fiction since 1950: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Pacific

Donna Coates

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 12: The Novel in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the South Pacific Since 1950

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199679775
eISBN:
9780191869778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199679775.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

In Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, realism was the traditional mode for fiction throughout the first half of the twentieth century, harnessed to the call of establishing distinctive national ... More


What America Read: Taste, Class, and the Novel, 1920-1960

Gordon Hutner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832271
eISBN:
9781469605210
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887752_hutner
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Despite the vigorous study of modern American fiction, today's readers are only familiar with a partial shelf of a vast library. This book describes the distorted, canonized history of the ... More


Symbolism, Modernism, or the Silver Age?

Roger Keys

in The Reluctant Modernist: Andrei Belyi and the Development of Russian Fiction, 1902-1914

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151609
eISBN:
9780191672767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151609.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

Decadence, Neo-romanticism, Symbolism, Modernism, and the Silver Age are some of the commoner designations of the period which followed the flowering of the Realist novel in Russia. This chapter ... More


. Mired in the Sex War: Dick's Realist Novels of the Fifties

Christopher Palmer

in Philip K. Dick: Exhilaration and Terror of the Postmodern

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853236184
eISBN:
9781781380659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236184.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyzes Dick's realist novels written between 1955 and 1960. These novels are not science fiction. They are framed in a style of grim, everyday realism and concern small-town or ... More


Credit, Characterization, Personification

Annie McClanahan

in Dead Pledges: Debt, Crisis, and Twenty-First-Century Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780804799058
eISBN:
9781503600690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799058.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter 2 addresses the relationship between debt and personhood. Practices for evaluating economic credibility in the late eighteenth century relied on subjective, qualitative, narrative forms of ... More


Eurasian Literature through the Eighteenth Century

Walter Cohen

in A History of European Literature: The West and the World from Antiquity to the Present

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198732679
eISBN:
9780191796951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732679.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The early modern European realist novel increasingly turns away from the representation of empire, a move that sets it apart from other literary genres of the time, fictional or otherwise. Yet both ... More


Philip K. Dick: Exhilaration and Terror of the Postmodern

Christopher Palmer

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853236184
eISBN:
9781781380659
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236184.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Once the sole possession of fans and buffs, the science-fiction author Philip K Dick is now finding a much wider audience, as the success of the films Blade Runner and Minority Report shows. The kind ... More


Jewish Fictions

Nadia Valman

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 7: British and Irish Fiction Since 1940

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198749394
eISBN:
9780191869754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198749394.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter looks at the characteristic genres in which British-Jewish writers have worked in the post-war period. Beginning with the Jewish writers of the 1950s and 1960s, the chapter considers the ... More


Quixotes and Chimeras in the Novels of Emilia Pardo Bazán

Denise DuPont

in A History of the Spanish Novel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199641925
eISBN:
9780191800443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641925.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Pardo Bazán is generally regarded as the most pre-eminent female Spanish author. She was a professor of literary studies at Madrid, and a prolific novelist. Her novels are today hailed as examples of ... More


. Critical Reason and Romantic Idealism in Martian Time-Slip

Christopher Palmer

in Philip K. Dick: Exhilaration and Terror of the Postmodern

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853236184
eISBN:
9781781380659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236184.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyzes the novel Martian Time-Slip (1964). It addresses the following questions: How does a genre energized by immediate, desiring transformation and going-beyond, as science fiction ... More


On the Matter of Inner Realism: Clarín’s La Regenta and Galdós’ Fortunata y Jacinta

Noël Valis

in A History of the Spanish Novel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199641925
eISBN:
9780191800443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641925.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter examines Galdós’ Fortunata y Jacinta and Clarín’s La Regenta, generally regarded as the two master pieces of Spanish realism-naturalism. These two novels appear to work on the premise ... More


The Life and Works of Benito Pérez Galdós

Michael P. Predmore

in A History of the Spanish Novel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199641925
eISBN:
9780191800443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641925.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter situates Galdós’ novels in their Spanish and European contexts. It also presents an analysis of La de Bringas as a prime example of Galdós’ novels. It will show how the marriages of Pez ... More


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