The Character effect

O'Connell, Lisa M. (2006) The Character effect. Novel: A Forum on Fiction, 39 3: 443-446.

Author O'Connell, Lisa M.
Title The Character effect
Journal name Novel: A Forum on Fiction   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0029-5132
Publication date 2006-01-01
Year available 2006
Sub-type Review of book, film, TV, video, software, performance, music etc
Volume 39
Issue 3
Start page 443
End page 446
Total pages 4
Place of publication Province, R.I.
Publisher Brown University
Language eng
Subject 200503 British and Irish Literature
200204 Cultural Theory
Abstract Resisting the more general claims of earlier scholars that, because they are disembodied, fictional characters could provide various "compensations" for readers, Brewer (again drawing on Moretti) argues that some characters have a particularly vital and prominent place in the civil imaginary simply because, in a paradoxical and self-generating "feedback loop," they exist in a proliferation of material forms (in multiple editions and formats, imitative sequels, theatrical adaptations, print images, etc.).
Q-Index Code CX
Additional Notes The Character Effect review of DAVID A. BREWER, The Afterlife of Character, 1726-1825 (Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2005)

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