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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 350–357.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Ben Clarke Committed Styles: Modernism, Politics, and Left-Wing Literature in the 1930s , by Kohlmann Benjamin . Oxford University Press , 2014 . 228 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 As Benjamin Kohlmann argues in Committed Styles: Modernism, Politics, and Left-Wing...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 53–78.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Kaelie Giffel Bringing together Zoë Wicomb’s David’s Story and Walter Benjamin’s “Theses on the Philosophy of History,” this essay argues that Benjamin’s concept of “constellating” events that are noncausally yet historically related to each other is uniquely able to help us grasp the specificity...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (4): 491–498.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Benjamin Paul The Novel and the New Ethics is a valuable contribution to modern novel theory that is able to take the most glaring fault line in twentieth-century criticism—the divide between liberal humanism and poststructuralist ideological critique—as the starting point for a unified...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (3): 385–413.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Benjamin D. Hagen © 2015 by Hofstra University 2013 A Future Not My Own: Thinking Aging in Two of Stevens’s Winter Lyrics A Future Not My Own: Thinking Aging in Two of Stevens’s Winter Lyrics Benjamin D. Hagen I grow old . . . I grow old . . . I shall wear the bottoms...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (2): 153–181.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Benjamin Schreier Copyright © Hofstra University 2007 u \ Desire’s Second Act: “Race” and The Great Gatsby’s Cynical Americanism Benjamin Schreier I once thought that there were no second acts in American lives. —Fitzgerald, “My Lost City” (31) F e w...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 237–260.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Benjamin Mangrum This essay argues that the representation of race in O’Connor’s short story “The Artificial Nigger” (1955) owes a debt to the continental tradition of phenomenology. Rather than being an abstract philosophical position, this debt signals O’Connor’s self-positioning within...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (2): 180–198.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Benjamin Bateman Copyright © Hofstra University 2011 Benjamin Bateman Beyond Interpellation: Forster, Connection, and the Queer Invitation Benjamin Bateman I shall then suggest that ideology “acts” or “functions” in such a way that it “recruits” subjects among...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (3): 269–292.
Published: 01 September 2021
... of modern life. This essay studies the peculiar convergence of these contradictory movements in The Waste Land . The article provides a full account of Eliot’s postwar engagement with dadaism and classicism before examining the influence of each movement on The Waste Land . Walter Benjamin’s theory...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (3): 267–298.
Published: 01 September 2017
... in the movement of thought” ( Benjamin 1999 , 473, 475)—serves comically to ou(s)t Deasy’s casual anti-Semitism, which Joyce represents in terms of abjection. He translates his unpalatable attitudes (“England is in the hands of the jews. . . . Wherever they gather they eat up the nation’s vital strength...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (3): 305–335.
Published: 01 September 2014
.... Finally I argue that Crane’s poetry articulates (and enacts) an intense desire for a hard-won reciprocal intimacy based on recognition, a form of intersubjective exchange that may be illuminated by the psychoanalysis of Jessica Benjamin. Following Benjamin, we might characterize the two...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (4): 513–537.
Published: 01 December 2014
... the question of laughter almost immediately. On page two, we are introduced to Benjamin the donkey, who “alone among the animals on the farm . . . never laughed. If asked why he would say that he saw nothing to laugh at” (8.2). But does the book itself agree with Benjamin that there is nothing to laugh...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (3): 414–421.
Published: 01 September 2010
..., West, Parker, and Schulberg in Hollywood by Tom Cerasulo Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2010. 216 pages Daniel Worden In his classic essay “The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Re- producibility,” Walter Benjamin notes that film presents viewers with a unified...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 59–78.
Published: 01 March 2020
... come before. Walter Benjamin’s essay “The Work of Art in the Age of Technological Reproduction” (1939) is a case in point, to which I will return. Yet for others, cinema represented a dangerous deviation from the meticulous perception demanded by literary-intellectual culture. In Fiction...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (2): 245–253.
Published: 01 June 2010
... on an array of thinkers, counterbalancing such West- ern theorists as Hegel, Walter Benjamin, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, Giorgio Agamben, and Paul De Man with South Asianists ranging from Romila Thapar, J. A. B. van Buitenen, Wendy Doniger, and Bimal Krishna...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (1): 75–95.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Rebecca . 2007 . Theorists of Modernist Poetry: T. S. Eliot, T. E. Hulme, Ezra Pound . New York : Routledge . Benjamin Walter . 1983 . Charles Baudelaire: A Lyric Poet in the Era of High Capitalism , translated by Zohn Harry . New York : Verso . Chinitz David E. 2003...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (4): 405–436.
Published: 01 December 2023
... right side up—the secret key, indeed the most indubitable promise of hope , precisely through the overcoming of the house itself?” (quoted in Benjamin 1991 , 2:1176). I saw, following the line traced by his hand on the partition, the thick, wet spot that his sweat and his furious pressure had...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (4): 674–680.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Alicia Borinsky Why this World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector , by Moser Benjamin , Oxford University Press , 2009 . 496 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2013 Alicia Borinsky Writing and the eloquence of silence Why this World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (3): 414–422.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Michael LeMahieu Obscure Invitations: The Persistence of the Author in Twentieth-Century American Literature , by Widiss Benjamin , Stanford University Press , 2011 . 208 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2014 Michael LeMahieu The Afterlives of the Author Obscure...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (4): 444–466.
Published: 01 December 2001
... are reformulating an argument that had been made several decades earlier by Walter Benjamin in his essay “The Storyteller,” in which it is argued that storytelling is the antithesis of in­ formation, because information thrives on containment and limitation (“prompt verifiability”) while good storytelling...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (3): 494–503.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Saler’s book has to do with its relationship to the Marxist traditions of cultural critique. A comparison to Miriam Bratu Hansen’s somewhat different account of modernity, in her posthumously published 501 Joel Burges Cinema and Experience: Siegfried Kracauer, Walter Benjamin...