Modern Fiction Studies Department of English

Volume 47 - 2001

[Issue 1 2 3 4]

Issue 1

Guest Editor: Stephen Ross
Special Issue: Working-Class Fiction

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Introduction: Working-Class Fictions
Stephen Ross
Pages 1-11

"Work Has the Smell of Vinegar": Sensing Class in John Berger's Trilogy
Peter Hitchcock
Pages 12-42

In the Country of Contradiction the Hypocrite is King: Defining Dirty Realism in Charles Bukowski's Factotum
Tamas Dobozy
Pages 43-68

The Politics of Cliché: Sex, Class, and Abortion in Australian Realism
Nicole Moore
Pages 69-91

Cities of Affluence: Masculinity, Class, and the Angry Young Men
Peter Kalliney
Pages 92-117

Poles Apart? Ethnicity, Race, Class, and Nelson Algren
Ian Peddie
Pages 118-144

Breaking the Signifying Chain: A New Blueprint for African-American Literary Studies
Bill V. Mullen
Pages 145-163

The Other Proletarians: Native American Literature and Class Struggle
Tim Libretti
Pages 164-189

The Failures of the Romance: Boredom, Class, and Desire in George Gissing's The Odd Women and W. Somerset Maugham'sOf Human Bondage
Lise Sanders
Pages 190-228

Domestic Labor: Film Noir, Proletarian Literature, and Black Women's Fiction
Paula Rabinowitz
Pages 229-254

A Theoretical Afterword
Asha Varadharajan
Pages 255-276

Contributors
Pages 277-278

Issue 2

Editor:  William J. Palmer
Assistant Editor: John N. Duvall
General Issue

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Vision and Inversion in Nightwood
Jean Gallagher
Pages 279-305

The Narrator in the Closet: The Ambiguous Narrative Voice inHowards End
Paul B. Armstrong
Pages 306-328

Accounting for Slavery: Economic Narratives in Morrison and Faulkner
Erik Dussere
Pages 329-355

Undiscovering the Country: Conrad, Fitzgerald, and Meta-National Form
Peter Mallios
Pages 356-390

J. M. Coetzee and the Question of the Body
Brian May
Pages 391-420

Rethinking History as Patchwork: The Case of Atwood's Alias Grace
Magali Cornier Michael
Pages 421-447

(Review Essay) The Simple Art of Detection: The Female Detective in Victorian and Contemporary Mystery Novels
Suzanne Young
Pages 448-457

(Review Essay) Re-effectuating Joyce
David Herman
Pages 458-464

In Search of African Literary Theory
John C. Hawley
Pages 465-470

Book Reviews
Pages 471-549

Contributors
Pages 550-551

Issue 3

Guest Editor:  David Herman
Special Issue: Iris Murdoch

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Introduction: Approaches to Murdoch
David Herman
Pages 551-557

Iris Murdoch: The Philosophic Fifties and The Bell
Michael Levenson
Pages 558-579

Philosophy's Dangerous Pupil: Murdoch and Derrida
Bran Nicol
Pages 580-601

Envisioning the Good: Iris Murdoch's Moral Psychology
A. E. Denham
Pages 602-629

Feminist Uses of the Fantastic in Iris Murdoch's The Sea, the Sea
Katherine Weese
Pages 630-656

Desires Deferred: Homosexual and Queer Representations in the Novels of Iris Murdoch
W. S. Hampl
Pages 657-673

Realism Disavowed? Discourses of Memory and High Incarnations in Jackson's Dilemma
Richard Todd
Pages 674-695

An Interview with Iris Murdoch
S. B. Sagare
Pages 696-714

Book Review
Pages 715-717

Contributors
Pages 718-719

Issue 4

Editor:  John N. Duvall
Assistant Editor: Siobhan Somerville
General Issue

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Editor's Note
John N. Duvall
Pages 721-722

"Remorse and Power": Conrad's Karain and the Queen
David Adams
Pages 723-752

A Slow and Dark Birth: Aesthetic Maturation and the Entelechic Narrative in James Joyce's Ulysses
Eric D. Smith
Pages 753-773

A Portrait of the Snob: James Joyce and the Anxieties of Cultural Capital
Sean Latham
Pages 774-799

"A Further Reservation in Favor of Strangeness": Isherwood's Queer Pastoral in The Mortmere Stories and "On Reugen Island"
Stuart Christie
Pages 800-830

Cold Comfort Farm, D. H. Lawrence, and English Literary Culture between the Wars
Faye Hammill
Pages 831-854

Postcolonial Complexity in the Writings of Rudy Wiebe
Ervin Beck
Pages 855-886

The Postmodern Imaginary in William Gibson's Neuromancer
Tony Myers
Pages 887-909

On the "Simplicity" of Sandra Cisneros's House on Mango Street
Felicia J. Cruz
Pages 910-946

Edith Wharton and the Fiction of Marital Unity
Laura K. Johnson
Pages 947-976

(Review Essay) Idealized, Debased, and Ordinary: Gender in (Post)Modern Circuits of Desire
Madelyn Detloff
Pages 977-985

(Review Essay) What's Contemporary about Contemporary Women's Fiction?
Sally Robinson
Pages 986-994

(Review Essay) The Perils of Disembodied Readership
Tim Engles
Pages 995-1003

(Review Essay) James Joyce after Postcolonialism
Susan Harris
Pages 1004-1008

Placing the Unplaceable: The Dilemmas of Samuel Beckett's Fiction
William Cloonan
Pages 1009-1018

Book Reviews
Pages 1019-1075

Contributors
Pages 1076-1077

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