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Dorothy J. Hale

Professor
4113 Dwinelle
Office Hours: By Appointment
dhale@berkeley.edu


Professional Statement

My research focuses on two related fields: the Anglo-American novel, especially from 1875 to the present, and the theory of the novel, which develops into its own discipline during this period.  I am particularly interested in problems of novelistic form.  For my work on point of view, voice, narrative, and the politics of form, see Social Formalism: The Novel in Theory from Henry James to the Present (Stanford UP, 1998) and The Novel: An Anthology of Criticism and Theory, 1900-2000 (Wiley-Blackwell, 2006).

Recent articles related to my current book project, The Novel and the New Ethics, include "On Beauty as Beautiful?The Problem of Novelistic Aesthetics by way of Zadie Smith" (Contemporary Literature, 2012); "Aesthetics and the New Ethics: Theorizing the Novel in the Twenty-first Century" (PMLA, 2009); "The Art of English Fiction in the Twentieth Century" (The Cambridge Companion to the Twentieth-Century English Novel, 2009); "Fiction as Restriction: Self-Binding in New Ethical Theories of the Novel" (Narrative, 2007).



Specialties

Books

Title Fields
Pic book12 The Novel: An Anthology of Criticism and Theory 1900-2000
The Novel: An Anthology of Criticism and Theory 1900–2000 is a collection of the most influential writings on the theory of the novel from the twentieth century. Traces the rise of novel theory and the extension of its influence into other disciplines, especially social, cultural and political theory.  Broad in scope, including sections on formalism; the Chicago School; structuralism and narr....

Selected Publications and Papers Delivered

BOOKS 

The Novel: An Anthology of Criticism and Theory, 1900-2000. Editor and author. Oxford: Blackwell, 2006. Pp. 802.

Social Formalism: The Novel in Theory from Henry James to the Present. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1998. Pp. 251.

 In Progress

The Novel and the New Ethics

TRANSLATED WORK

Danish translation of Introduction to Social Formalism, Kulture & Klasse, 35 (2007): 17-33.

ARTICLES

"On Beauty as Beautiful?  The Problem of Novelistic Aesthetics by Way of Zadie Smith."   Contemporary Literature 53:4 (2012): 814-44.  Special issue "Fiction Since 2000: Post-Millennial Commitments," eds Andrzej Gasiorek and David James. 

"Aesthetics and the New Ethics: Theorizing the Novel in the Twenty-First Century,"  PMLA, 124 (2009) 896-905.

"An Aesthetics of Alterity: The Art of English Fiction in the 20th Century," The Cambridge Companion to the 20th Century English Novel, ed. Robert Caserio, Cambridge UP (NY; 2009), 10-22.

"Fiction as Restriction: Self-Binding in New Ethical Theories of the Novel," Narrative, 15 (2007): 187-206. 

"Henry James and the Invention of Novel Theory."  The Cambridge Companion to Henry James. Ed. Jonathan Freedman. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998, 79-101.

"Bakhtin in African American Literary Theory."  ELH 61 (1994): 445-471.

"As I Lay Dying's Heterogeneous Discourse." Novel: A Forum on Fiction, 23 (1989): 5-23.

"Profits of Altruism: Caleb Williams and Arthur Mervyn." Eighteenth-Century Studies 22 (1988): 47-69.



Recent English Courses Taught

Spring, 2016
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
180N/1 The Novel: The Novel as "The Book of Other People" Novel
Fall, 2015
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
190/3 Research Seminar: Henry James and Novelistic Aesthetics Research Seminars
200/1 Problems in the Study of Literature Graduate Courses
Spring, 2015
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
180N/1 The Novel: The Novel as a Literary Genre Novel
180N/101 -- discussion section No instructor assigned yet.
190/1 Research Seminar: The Temporality of Faulkner's Novels Research Seminars

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