• Novel: A Forum on Fiction

    Academic Editor(s): Nancy Armstrong
    Current Volume: 49
    Frequency: Three issues annually
    ISSN: 0029-5132
    e-ISSN: 1945-8509
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    Editor:
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    Associate Editors:
    Timothy Bewes
    John Marx
    Lloyd Pratt
    Ellen Rooney

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    Michelle Rada

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    Spring 2017 (50:1) - Closes 03/10/17
    Summer 2017 (50:2) - Closes 06/01/17
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  • Description

    Novel is the official journal of the Society for Novel Studies.

    Novel is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the best new criticism and theory in novel studies. The journal took up this mission in the days of formalism and has responded to the innovative moments in the field during the half-century that has elapsed since then--including ideology critique, feminist and critical race theory, poststructuralism, cultural studies, and new historicism--by publishing the most interesting new work on the novel. As globalization and crises in biopolitics and the environment rapidly increase, and as models of affect theory multiply, the novel and how we read it are undergoing a sea change. Novel is especially interested in theory and scholarship that address these changes in terms of their formal, historical, political, and/or epistemological significance.


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