Special Issue Novel beyond Nation Guest Editor: Jernej Habjan Introduction: Novel beyond Nation Jernej Habjan 347 Novels before Nations: How Early US Novels Imagined Community Nancy Armstrong and Leonard Tennenhouse 353 Pre-modern Joking Relationships in Modern Europe: From Le Neveu de Rameau to Le Neveu de Lacan Jernej Habjan 370 The Nation Between the Epic and the Novel: France Prešeren’s The Baptism on the Savica as a Compromise “World Text” Marko Juvan 382 Autonomy after Autonomy, or, The Novel beyond Nation: Roberto Bolaño’s 2666 Emilio Sauri 396 The Narrator and the Nation-Builder: Dialect, Dialogue, and Narrative Voice in Minority and Working-Class Fiction Alexander Beecroft 410 Novel, Utopia, Nation: A History of Interdependence Hrvoje Tutek 424 Neomedievalism in Three Contemporary City Novels: Tobar, Adichie, Lee Caren Irr 439 Crisis of the Novel and the Novel of Crisis Suman Gupta 454