Vol 2, Issue 3, January 2019 – (What does it mean to) Think the Novel?

(What does it mean to) Think the Novel

Edited by Mike Grimshaw and Cindy Zeiher


Introduction – Cindy Zeiher and Mike Grimshaw 

Nancy Armstrong – The Contemporary Disposition of the Novel

Slavoj Žižek – Beckett as Writer of Abstraction 

Henrietta Mondry – Jewish-Christian encounters, suicide and transitory spaces in Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment and Trollope’s Nina Balatka

Roland Végső – A World Without the Novel

Rex Butler – Henry James: To Love is to Double

Philip Sayers – Zadie Smith’s and Judith Butler’s Novelistic Inconsistencies

Nathan Gorelick – What Is the Novel? The Fundamental Concepts of a Literary Phenomenon

Victor E Taylor – Michel Houellebecq’s Novel Precarities: Literature That Leads Nowhere

Tim Themi – Bataille, Literature, Happiness, and Evil

Mauro Ponzi – German Difference: Ostalgie as a form of Cultural Identity in Unified Germany

Antonio Viselli – This Novel will Self-Destruct: André Gide’s, The Counterfeiters

David Ferris – Time and the Narrative of Memory in Sebald’s Austerlitz

Michael Grimshaw – A Dance to the Death of God: The Novels of Anthony Powell.

Dossier and Interventions

Duane Roussele – The Little objet a of Anarchist Philosophy

Victor Lund Shammas and Tomas Holen – Leaving the Twenty-First Century: A Conversation with McKenzie Wark


Victor Lund Shammas – Critical Remarks on Axel Honneth’s, The Idea of Socialism

Notes on Contributors