Reinventions of the Novel: History and Aesthetics of a Protean Genre

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"The history of the novel is a story of perpetual change to a degree that the identity of the novel still remains open to interrogation. The sixteen articles of this volume investigate connections, differences and similarities in the novel over the past three hundred years and around the world. Rather than searching for an essence of the genre, they look for the formal and thematic patterns on which the novel thrives, taking up questions of tradition and modernity, of realism, of rhetoric and identity, of tableau and spatiality, and of how epic and avant-garde are not altogether contradictory terms.
Close readings combined with historical overviews and theoretical discussions open up new constellations in the history of the novel. Nontraditional cross-readings are made between Rabelais and Jens Peter Jacobsen and between Balzac and Nicholson Baker. Transformations of traditional modes of epic, biography and Bildung are traced down in Georges Perec and Gunter Grass while canonical classics like Proust, Joyce, Richardson and Goethe are read in a prosaic pragmatic and medial context.
In the 1920s more than a few people predicted the death of the novel; now it seems more dominant than ever in the field of literature.
Perhaps because it is the same, yet always different."
<%TOC%> Introduction
Karen-Margrethe Simonsen, Marianne Ping Huang and Mads Rosendahl Thomsen
Tradition and Modernity
Jørgen Erslev ANDERSEN: Busts of Silenus. Tradition and modernity in Rabelais and Jacobsen
Kirsten PEDERSEN: How to Recognize a Novel When You See One. A Story about Tristram Shandy and Tristram Shandy’s Story
Svend Erik LARSEN: "Throw Away Your Mind". On MalcolmLowry: Under the Volcano
The Scandal of Realism
Frits ANDERSEN: Corpus delicti. Zola’s Nana and Andre Breton’s Nadja: Siamese Twins in the Body of the Novel
Jens Peter LUND NIELSEN: "The Book" versus the World in Marcel Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past
Rolf HEITMANN: The Realism of a Heart. Resistance to Mimetic and Novelistic Representation in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Preface
Søren POLD: Novel Media. On Typographical Consciousness and Marginal Realism in Nicholson Baker
Identity, Dialogism, and Rhetoric
Ole BIRKLUND ANDERSEN: The Letter-writing Culture of the 1700s and the Novel. The familiar letter and the epistolary novel, with special reference to Richardson’s Pamela
Birgit ERIKSSON: Learning to Miscalculate – in Dialogues with Wilhelm Meister
Marie LUND KLUJEFF: The Shades of Tone. The Narrator’s Tone of Voice in Henry James’ The Aspern Papers
Spatiality and Visuality of the Tableau
Frederik TYGSTRUP: The Textual Tableau. Models of Human Space in the Novel
Karen-Margrethe SIMONSEN: The Poetic Microscope, Puzzleimages, Portraits and Other. (In)visibilities in Nathalie Sarraute’s Portrait of a Man Unknown
Novel and Avantgarde
Marianne PING HUANG: Montage and Modern Epic. Transmission between the Avant-garde and the Novel: Alfred Doblin to Gunter Grass
Steen KLITGAARD POULSEN: The Hoax that Joke Bilked. On the Connection Between Joyce’s Finnegans Wake and Freud’s Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious
Mads ROSENDAHL THOMSEN: Systemic Reinventions of the Biography – the Novel after its Extremes
Rasmus BLOK: I try to recall... A sense of narration in the digital novel – Afternoon, a story
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Tradition and modernity 13
Busts of Silenus : tradition and modernity in Rabelais and Jacobsen 19
How to recognize a novel when you see one : a story about Tristram Shandy and Tristram Shandy's story 33
"Throw away your mind" : on Malcolm Lowry's Under the volcano 49
The scandal of realism 65
Corpus Delicti : Zola's Nana, Breton's Nadja - Siamese twins in the body of the novel 73
The book versus the world in Marcel Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu 95
The realism of a heart : resistance to mimetic and novelistic representation in Nathaniel Hawthorne's prefaces 113
Novel media : on typographical consciousness and marginal realism in Nicholson Baker 137
Identity, dialogism and rhetoric 155
The letter-writing culture of the eighteenth century and the novel : the familiar letter and the epistolary novel, with special reference to Richardson's Pamela 161
Learning to miscalculate - in dialogues with Wilhelm Meister 177
The shades of tone : the narrator's tone of voice in Henry James' The Aspern papers 191
Spatiality and visuality of the tableau 203
The textual tableau : models of human space in the novel 211
The poetic microscope : puzzle-pictures, portraits and other (in)visibilities in Nathalie Sarraute's Portrait d'un inconnu 227
The novel and the avant-garde 243
Montage and modern epic : transmissions between the avant-garde and the novel - Alfred Doblin to Gunter Grass 251
The hoax that joke bilked : on the connection between Joyce's Finnegans wake and Freud's Der Witz und seine Beziehung zum Unbewussten 265
Systemic reinventions of the straight story : the novel after its extremes 291
I try to recall ... a sense of narrative in the digital novel - afternoon, a story 301
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