Modern Fiction Studies Department of English

Volume 54 - 2008

[Issue 1 2 3 4]

Issue 1

Editors: Sandor Goodhart and Monica Osborne
Special Issue: Levinas and Narrative

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Introduction: Reading Darkness: The Key, The Letter, and the Beginning
Sandor Goodhart and Monica Osborne
Pages 1-19

Regarding the Other: Postcolonial Violations and Ethical Resistance in Margaret Atwood's Bodily Harm
Simone Drichel
Pages 20-49

The Hateful Self: Substitution and the Ethics of Representing War
Aryn Bartley
Pages 50-71

Facing the Face of the Enemy: Levinasian Moments in All Quiet on the Western Front and the Literature of War
Richard Middleton-Kaplan
Pages 72-90

Hup! Hup! We Must Tumble: Toward an Ethical Reading of the Schlemiel
Menachem Feuer and Andrew Schmitz
Pages 91-114

The Death of the Other: A Levinasian Reading of Paul Auster'sMoon Palace
Kanae Uchiyama
Pages 115-39

Beyond The Dialectic: Conrad, Levinas, and the Scene of Recognition
Ihor Junyk
Pages 140-59

The Point of the Story: Levinas, Blanchot, and "The Madness of the Day"
Caroline Sheaffer-Jones
Pages 160-80

Contributors
Pages 181-82

Issue 2

Editor: John N. Duvall
Associate Editor: Robert P. Marzec
General Issue         

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Deconstruction, Radical Secrecy, and The Secret Agent
Alex Segal
Pages 189-208

The Time Being: On Woolf and Boredom
Sara Crangle
Pages 209-32

Human Rights, Social Justice, and J. M. Coetzee’s Disgrace
Elizabeth S. Anker
Pages 233-67

RagtimeKavalier & Clay, and the Framing of Comics
Hillary Chute
Pages 268-301

The Strategy of Digital Modernism: Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries's Dakota
Jessica Pressman
Pages 302-26

Surfing the Long Waves of Global Capital with Chang Rae-Lee'sNative Speaker: Ethnic Branding and the Humanization of Capital
J. Paul Narkunas
Pages 327-52

The Wake of Terror: Don DeLillo’s “In the Ruins of the Future,” “Baader- Meinhof,” and Falling Man
Linda S. Kauffman
Pages 353-77

Serial Masculinity: Psychopathology and Oedipal Violence in Bret Easton Ellis’s American Psycho
Berthold Schoene
Pages 378-97

Review Essay: Barbarous Tongues: Immigrant Fiction and Ethnic Voices in Contemporary American Literature
Jesse Alemán
Pages 398-404

Review Essay: Writing in the Disciplinary Borderlands
Barbara Brinson Curiel
Pages 405-12

Review Essay: Literature for Social Change: From Realism to Modernism
Randall Knoper
Pages 413-22

Book Reviews
Pages 425-65

Contributors
Pages 467-68

Issue 3

Editor: David Herman
Special Issue: Muriel Spark

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Introduction: "A Salutary Scar": Muriel Spark's Desegregated Art in the Twenty-first Century
David Herman
Pages 473-86

“Fully to savour her position”: Muriel Spark and Scottish Identity
Gerard Carruthers
Pages 487-504

Muriel Spark and the Meaning of Treason
Marina MacKay
Pages 505-22

Stylish Spinsters: Spark, Pym, and the Postwar Comedy of the Object
Hope Howell Hodgkins
Pages 523-43

“Her lips are slightly parted”: The Ineffability of Erotic Sociality in Muriel Spark’s The Driver’s Seat
Jonathan Kemp
Pages 544-57

“Look for one thing and you find another”: The Voice and Deduction in Muriel Spark’s Memento Mori
Allan Pero
Pages 558-73

Matters of Care and Control: Surveillance, Omniscience, and Narrative Power in The Abbess of Crewe and Loitering with Intent
Lewis MacLeod
Pages 574-94

“The magazine that is considered the best in the world”: Muriel Spark and the New Yorker
Lisa Harrison
Pages 595-616

A Bibliography of Recent Criticism on Muriel Spark
Allison Fisher
Pages 617-20

Issue 4

Editor: John N. Duvall
Associate Editor: Robert P. Marzec
General Issue

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Not Fading into Another Landscape: Specters of American Empire in Margaret Atwood’s Fiction
Lauren A. Rule
Pages 627-53

Situating the Essential Alien: Sui Sin Far’s Depiction of Chinese-White Marriage and the Exclusionary Logic of Citizenship
Jane Hwang Degenhardt
Pages 654-88

Flaubert, Joyce: Vision, Photography, Cinema
Scarlett Baron
Pages 689-714

Crosstown Jakes in 1920s Manhattan: Racial Formations in John Dos Passos’s Manhattan Transfer and Claude McKay's Home to Harlem
Silvia Xavier
Pages 715-43

The “Lost Generation” and the Generation of Loss: Ernest Hemingway’s Materiality of Absence and The Sun Also Rises
David Tomkins
Pages 744-65

(E)racing Edmund White: Queer Reading, Race, and Sexuality in A Boy’s Own Story
Nicholas F. Radel
Pages 766-90

The Politics of Queer Time: Retro-sexual Returns to the Primal Scene of American Studies
Nishant Shahani
Pages 791-814

Review Essay: Secularization: An Academic Truism or a Dubious Hypothesis?
Michael Lackey
Pages 815-26

Review Essay: The Domestic Side of Modernism
Anne E. Fernald
Pages 827-36

Review Essay: Faulkner and Cultural Conflict
Taylor Hagood
Pages 837-43

Review Essay: Regional Criticism in the Era of Globalization
David A. Davis
Pages 844-52

Review Essay: Writing in the Disciplinary Borderlands
Daniel Katz
Pages 853-61

Review Essay: The West of the Story
David Evans
Pages 862-69

Review Essay: Literary Agents
Andrew Hoberek
Pages 870-76

Review Essay: Black Subjects Re-Forming the Past through the Neo-Slave Narrative Tradition
Venetria K. Patton
Pages 877-83

Book Reviews
Pages 884-947

Contributors
Pages 948-50

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