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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Danielle Christmas In William Styron’s Sophie’s Choice and The Confessions of Nat Turner , and the responses to his novels, two contrasting discourses emerge: a commitment to the idea that histories of slavery and the Holocaust can be explained by economic motives, on one hand, and, on the other, a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2016) 62 (4): 429–447.
Published: 01 December 2016
... weapon. In contrast to the privileging of bearing witness in post-Holocaust theories of language and suffering, this essay argues that Barker and Djebar ultimately suggest that, in the face of war’s atrocities, not speaking is an equally valuable act. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 Algerian...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 483–503.
Published: 01 December 2018
... preserve and communicate the embodied realities of the victims, if only through shudders of revulsion. Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 affect Holocaust memory pain trauma witness Involuntary convulsions of disgust. Shudders of revulsion that contort the face, churn the stomach...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2004) 50 (4): 421–432.
Published: 01 December 2004
...Karyn Ball Traumatic Encounters: Holocaust Representation and the Hegelian Subject , by Eisenstein Paul , Albany : State University of New York Press , 2003 . 236 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2004 41 Reviews Hegel Without Reserve Traumatic Encounters: Holocaust...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2000) 46 (4): 387–395.
Published: 01 December 2000
... Holocaust, the third is the apocalypses of liberation (feminist, African American, postcolonial), and the fourth is what is loosely called “postmodemity.” For obvious reasons, portrayals of nuclear Armageddon and its aftermaths proliferated in the wake of Hiroshima and throughout the Cold War. Even...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2003) 49 (3): 420.
Published: 01 September 2003
... and philosemitism, or examine the theoretical and political effects of reas­ sessing each term. Possible topics include: the development of Holocaust monuments and their reception, Jews’ affiliations with Socialism and/or right-wing political platforms, Jewish jokes, messianic myths about Jewish...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2001) 47 (3): 293–324.
Published: 01 September 2001
... Sophie is her own betrayer, to what extent is she held paradoxically responsible for her own victimization? Styron quite intentionally sets out to complicate Sophie’s status as a Holocaust victim. In a 1980 interview, he explains that in order to make Sophie really complicated and give...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 123–131.
Published: 01 March 2011
... politics and the 126 Review novel, but are especially consonant with the convulsions of the twentieth century” (9), particularly the advent of total war, the Holocaust, and the increasingly evident inconsistencies within modern democracies. According to Scheingold’s analysis, Franz...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 406–413.
Published: 01 September 2007
... gravity o f Holocaust history in America” (30). T he concern here is not to weaken the legacy of the Shoah but to chal­ lenge a tendency in w hich “popular US history assimilates the histories o f ethnic groups into a single history, often divesting plural histories of their particularity...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2006) 52 (2): 199–230.
Published: 01 June 2006
...’ experience of World War II, suggesting that the horrors of the Holocaust do not feel far removed from his present-day experi­ ence in the twenty-first century.1 “The killer apes learned nothing from the twin towers of Auschwitz and Hiroshima,” Spiegelman writes; 9/11 is the “same old deadly business...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 128–137.
Published: 01 March 2015
... individual and structural trauma and born from a number of factors, including the growth of Holocaust studies and the recognition of posttraumatic stress disorder by the American Psychiatric Association, trauma studies itself, it could be argued, is another effect of the increasingly violent recent history...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 519–527.
Published: 01 December 2015
... production does not quite measure up to the aesthetic achievements of Holocaust writing: “Cambodia does not yet have its Anne Frank or Elie Wiesel, two storytellers who bore so hard into the particulars of their experience that they could speak for anonymous millions” (quoted in Schlund-Vials 116). As Kay...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2010) 56 (4): 551–558.
Published: 01 December 2010
..., modernist writers negotiated and thereby envisaged the contours of this emergent legal terrain prior to its codification within law. Moreover, Reichman submits that, following the holocaust, international criminal tribunals relied on formulations of both trauma and ethical duty formerly exclusive to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2000) 46 (4): 492–512.
Published: 01 December 2000
...). In Irigaray, however, Levinas’s contrast between the “real” and “prophetic eschatology” is rhe­ torically refigured as a double apocalypse. Without losing sight of clinical experience, Irigaray poses a synechdochic figure of the “holocaust” of the female subject in a “wounding” intimacy that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 196–220.
Published: 01 June 2010
.... For LaCapra, Lyotard’s appeal to the sublime enacts a tendency to “trope” away from specificity . . . by construing the caesura of the Holocaust as a total trauma that is un(re)present- 202 Sublime Anamnesis: Hysteria and Temporality in Thomas’s The White Hotel able and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2012) 58 (3): 540–545.
Published: 01 September 2012
... that novelists writing in the atomic age 540Twentieth-Century Literature 58.3 Fall 2012 540 Review should be concerned with the prospect of an imminent holocaust. The novel has traditionally imagined one of its primary purposes as delivering the news, and there was no bigger...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2014) 60 (2): vi–viii.
Published: 01 June 2014
... English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and Professor in the Institute for Research in Women, Gender, and Sexuality. Her most recent book is The Generation of Postmemory: Writing and Visual Culture After the Holocaust. She is working on a series of essays on memory, mobility, and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2009) 55 (1): 114–124.
Published: 01 March 2009
... cultural prominence received a further impetus due to the aftermath of the Holocaust. This catastrophic event brought an additional Jewish refugee intellectual culture to America and demanded the full attention of writers and the public in the postwar era, leading to a postwar renais­ sance of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2010) 56 (4): 567–574.
Published: 01 December 2010
..., the Nazis sealed the fate of Europe’s Jews by orchestrating Kristallnacht, the opening shot of the Holocaust, torching and shattering the Jews of Germany and Austria. Although Bottome testified to the catastrophes of two world wars and of imperialism, Hirsch never allows these crucial...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2012) 58 (3): 546–555.
Published: 01 September 2012
... breaking taboos, Spiegelman was hardly the first to illustrate Holocaust experience in a vernacular mode; many survivors had already done this. The accessibility of Spiegelman’s depic- tions was, however, at the root of his critics’ complaints. Few begrudge Anselm Kiefer his indirect depictions of...