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David Mitchell's Ghostwritten and 'The Novel of Globalization': biopower and the Secret History of the Novel

Pieter Vermeulen UGent (2012) CRITIQUE-STUDIES IN CONTEMPORARY FICTION. 53(4). p.381-392
abstract
David Mitchell's debut novel Ghostwritten (1999) not only depicts a globalized world; its peculiar formal organization also embodies the mode of relatedness that characterizes globalization. This article shows that the invisible, decentralized power that defines globalization can be understood as what Michel Foucault called biopower. As a novel of globalization, Mitchell's novel lays bare the hidden historical and theoretical affinities between the novel genre on the one hand and biopower on the other.
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author
organization
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journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
Michel Foucault, novel theory, globalization, David Mitchell, biopolitics
journal title
CRITIQUE-STUDIES IN CONTEMPORARY FICTION
Crit.-Stud. Contemp. Fiction
volume
53
issue
4
pages
381 - 392
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000319170600006
ISSN
0011-1619
DOI
10.1080/00111619.2010.511318
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
1058994
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1058994
date created
2010-10-14 13:12:53
date last changed
2015-06-17 09:15:09
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  abstract     = {David Mitchell's debut novel Ghostwritten (1999) not only depicts a globalized world; its peculiar formal organization also embodies the mode of relatedness that characterizes globalization. This article shows that the invisible, decentralized power that defines globalization can be understood as what Michel Foucault called biopower. As a novel of globalization, Mitchell's novel lays bare the hidden historical and theoretical affinities between the novel genre on the one hand and biopower on the other.},
  author       = {Vermeulen, Pieter},
  issn         = {0011-1619},
  journal      = {CRITIQUE-STUDIES IN CONTEMPORARY FICTION},
  keyword      = {Michel Foucault,novel theory,globalization,David Mitchell,biopolitics},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {381--392},
  title        = {David Mitchell's Ghostwritten and 'The Novel of Globalization': biopower and the Secret History of the Novel},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00111619.2010.511318},
  volume       = {53},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Vermeulen, Pieter. 2012. “David Mitchell’s Ghostwritten and ‘The Novel of Globalization’: Biopower and the Secret History of the Novel.” Critique-studies in Contemporary Fiction 53 (4): 381–392.
APA
Vermeulen, P. (2012). David Mitchell’s Ghostwritten and “The Novel of Globalization”: biopower and the Secret History of the Novel. CRITIQUE-STUDIES IN CONTEMPORARY FICTION, 53(4), 381–392.
Vancouver
1.
Vermeulen P. David Mitchell’s Ghostwritten and “The Novel of Globalization”: biopower and the Secret History of the Novel. CRITIQUE-STUDIES IN CONTEMPORARY FICTION. 2012;53(4):381–92.
MLA
Vermeulen, Pieter. “David Mitchell’s Ghostwritten and ‘The Novel of Globalization’: Biopower and the Secret History of the Novel.” CRITIQUE-STUDIES IN CONTEMPORARY FICTION 53.4 (2012): 381–392. Print.