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Cultural Institutions of the Novel

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Transport of the Novel / Deidre Lynch and William B.Warner 1 Prologue: Why the Story of the Origin of the (English) Novel Is an American Romance (If Not the Great American Novel) / Homer Brown 11 I. The Contact Zone 45 1. Between England and America: Captivity, Sympathy, and the Sentimental Novel / Michelle Burnham 47 2. The Maori House of Fiction / Bridget Orr 73 3. Decolonization, Displacement, Disidentification: Asian American "Novels" and the Question of History / Lisa Lowe 96 4. The Rise of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Toni Morrison / Dane Johnson 129 II. (Trans)National Canons 157 5. At Home with Jane Austen / Deidre Lynch 159 6. The Abbotsford Guide to India: Romantic Fictions of Empire and the narratives of Canadian Literature / Katie Trumpener 193 7. Writing Out Asia: Modernity, Canon, and Natsume Soseki's Kokoro / James A. Fujii 222 8. The Joys of Daughterhood: Gender, Nationalism, and the Making of Literary Tradition(s) / Susan Z. Andrade 249 III. The Romance of Consumption 277 9. Formulating Fiction: Romancing the General Reader in Early Modern Britain / William B. Warner 279 10. "To Love a Murderer" - Fantasy, Sexuality, and the Political Novel: The Case of Caleb Williams / Dorothea von Mucke 306 11. The Limits of Reformism: The Novel, Censorship, and the Politics of Adultery in Nineteenth-Century France / Jann Matlock 335 12. Romances for "Big and Little Boys": The U.S. Romantic Revival of the 1890s and James's The Turn of the Screw / Nancy Glazener 369 13. Pas Americans: The Case of Show Boat / Lauren Berlant 399 Epilogue: The Rise of Novelism / Clifford Siskin 423 Works Cited 441 Index 477 Contributors 487

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Deidre Lynch is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the State University of New York, Buffalo. William B. Warner is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the State University of New York, Buffalo.


"Demonstrating remarkable diversity, Cultural Institutions of the Novel calls for nothing short of a radical change in the basis for defining fiction from ontology to function. It provides a clear and comprehensive picture of the questions on which the next generation of scholars of the novel is setting to work." - Nancy Armstrong, Brown University "I have been provoked to fundamentals by the challenge of this book, and so will other readers." - Jonathan Arac, University of Pittsburgh

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