Volume 52, Number 1, Spring 2006

Table of Contents

From: MFS Modern Fiction Studies

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"Do We of Necessity Become Puppets in a Story?" or Narrating the World: On Speech, Silence, and Discourse in J. M. Coetzee's Foe

pp. 1-18
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The Scopic Drive and Visual Projection in Heart of Darkness

pp. 19-41
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"To have the reader work with the author": The Circulation of Knowledge in Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse and Toni Morrison's Jazz

pp. 42-65
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Catherian Friendship; or, How Not To Do the History of Homosexuality

pp. 66-91
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Toward a Pitiless Fiction: Abstraction, Comedy, and Modernist AntiHumanism

pp. 92-120
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Naming the Bones: Bodies of Knowledge in Contemporary Fiction

pp. 121-142
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Time of Death: The End of the 1960s and the Problem of Feminist Futurity in The Women's Room and Vida

pp. 143-168
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Reviews Essays

Saint Oprah

pp. 169-178
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"Git Way Inside Us, Keep us Strong": Toni Morrison and the Art of Critical Production

pp. 179-186
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Reconsidering Elizabeth Bowen

pp. 187-197
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Books Reviews

The Americas

The Aesthetics and Politics of the Crowd in American Literature (review)

pp. 200-203
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Willa Cather & Material Culture: Real-World Writing, Writing the Real World (review)

pp. 203-207
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Edith Wharton's Writings from the Great War (review)

pp. 207-210
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Spectres of 1919: Class and Nation in the Making of the New Negro (review)

pp. 210-213
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Whiteness in the Novels of Charles W. Chesnutt (review)

pp. 213-217
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Worrying the Line: Black Women Writers, Lineage, and Literary Tradition (review)

pp. 217-221
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Maxine Hong Kingston's Broken Book of Life: An Intertextual Study of The Woman Warrior and China Men (review)

pp. 221-225
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Louis Owens: Literary Reflections on His Life and Work (review)

pp. 225-228
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Leaving Little Italy: Essaying Italian American Culture (review)

pp. 228-231
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Late Postmodernism: American Fiction at the Millennium (review)

pp. 231-234
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British, Irish, and Postcolonial Literatures

Clear Word and Third Sight: Folk Groundings and Diasporic Consciousness in African Caribbean Writing (review)

pp. 235-238
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Imagining London: Postcolonial Fiction and the Transnational Metropolis (review)

pp. 238-242
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George Orwell and the Radical Eccentrics: Intermodernism in Literary London (review)

pp. 242-245
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Conrad in the Twenty-First Century: Contemporary Approaches and Perspectives (review)

pp. 245-248
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Theory and Cultural Studies

Reading for Storyness: Preclosure Theory, Empirical Poetics, & Culture in the Short Story (review)

pp. 249-252
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No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive (review)

pp. 252-256
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Contributors

Contributors

pp. 257-259
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