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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 392–410.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Laci Mattison This essay reads Elizabeth Bowen’s The Little Girls (1963) alongside recent theorists of “thingness,” namely, Bill Brown and Jane Bennett. While Bowen’s things intersect with the social terrain, they also simultaneously and paradoxically destabilize that very reality. This...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 387–412.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Chad Bennett This article reveals the formative interplay between the queer art of gossip and poetic practice in James Merrill’s The Changing Light at Sandover , a sprawling verse trilogy composed with the unlikely assistance of a Ouija board. The poem’s extensive gossip with the dead is often...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 373–391.
Published: 01 September 2015
... between human and nonhuman entities. It provides a concrete articulation of human activity’s inextricable linkages to supposedly inanimate phenomena, thus exemplifying ideas found in the work of contemporary thinkers such as Jane Bennett. This is a world in which humans occupy an equivalent ethical plane...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 352–372.
Published: 01 September 2015
... and embeds human life forms within unthinkably complex networks of animate and inanimate relations connecting what Jane Bennett has called, in her theorizing of a “vital materialism,” the ontological diversity of actants (2010, xiv). As Bruce Clarke notes, where this applies for example to both...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 330–351.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Gilles Deleuze. Yet in part due to the freshness of his critical position and its radical implications for a variety of fields, theorists of “new materialisms” like Jane Bennett have increasingly looked to his work for a thorough criticism of humanist critical practice. Rightly so: Latour’s theoretical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 424–432.
Published: 01 September 2015
... such as those proposed by Jane Bennett, Graham Harman, Levi Bryant, Sarah Ahmed, Bruno Latour, Quentin Meillassoux, Ian Bogost, Cary Wolfe, and Timothy Morton? Breu makes a fair bit of the fact that “the late-capitalist literature of materiality engaged questions of materiality long before the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 287–304.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., Jane Bennett and Cary Wolfe, the ethical import of modernism is explored variously in radical critiques and close readings of the experimental aesthetics of both canonical and more marginalized figures: Stephen Ross follows indeterminate animals in E. M. Forster’s A Passage to India ; Gabriel Hankins...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2014) 60 (1): 27–58.
Published: 01 March 2014
...” (1916) As the current answers don’t do, one has to grope for a new one; & the process of discarding the old, when one is by no means certain what to put in their place, is a sad one. Still, if you think of it, what answers do Arnold Bennett or Thackeray, for instance...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 423–446.
Published: 01 December 2011
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2001) 47 (2): 217–240.
Published: 01 June 2001
..., great patron of the arts and prima donna lawyer John Quinn was right. Well, partly right. In 1921, Margaret Anderson and Jane Heap were convicted of publishing “indecent matter”1 in The Little Re­ view—the concluding part of “Nausicaa,” the thirteenth episode of Ul­ ysses, in which...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 209–231.
Published: 01 June 2015
....” Collectively, the “Mantic News” articles legitimize the idea that language can magically transform the world for real people. transition ’s transformative vision brought the experimental, surreal, and irrational literature published there into what David Bennett calls the “life-praxis” or lived experience...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 380–390.
Published: 01 December 2011
... Contradiction: On Jameson’s Valences of the Dialectic.” New Left Review 66 (2010): 31-53. Baudrillard, Jean. Simulacra and Simulation. Trans. Sheila Faria Glaser. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 1995. Bennett, Jane. Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things. Durham, Duke UP: 2010...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2018) 64 (3): 317–346.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., the encounter between strangers on a train serves as the narrative basis for one of Woolf’s most famous essays on modern literature and method, “Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown” (1924). Contrasting the “Edwardians” (H. G. Wells, Arnold Bennett, and John Galsworthy) with the “Georgians” (E. M. Forster, D. H...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2003) 49 (1): 46–81.
Published: 01 March 2003
... writ­ ers, including Gertrude Stein, Janet Flanner, and Djuna Barnes. But within this context, one subgroup of American women writers has largely es­ caped critical attention. Margaret Anderson, Jane Heap, Solita Solano, and Kathryn Hulme were all students of expatriate Armenian and self-pro...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2008) 54 (3): 273–306.
Published: 01 September 2008
... methods “A convention in writing is not much different from a convention in manners,” writes Woolf in her 1924 essay “Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown” (110). Fifteen years later, in “A Sketch of the Past,” she returns to this claim, ruminating on middle-class Victorian society’s preoccupation...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 289–308.
Published: 01 September 2016
... of a new subjectivity, a new voice that will undermine the foundations of the liberal-humanist subject, the human haunts us still—the text must be the product of the labors of a creative human subject. As Andrew Bennett notes, “With its alleged intolerance for the sentimental humanism, the comforting...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 233–247.
Published: 01 September 2007
... consumer culture, but w hich itself identifies figures like Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte as progenitors (Harzewski 41, Wells 48—49, Ferris) and in a work like Candace Bushnell’s Sex and the City (1996,2001) offers up something like the new social novel that Franzen says he wants but can...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2000) 46 (2): 125–149.
Published: 01 June 2000
... a narrative voice is an­ other source of alienation. Both Mansfield and Barnes seem to suggest “that one is cut adrift in a mechanistic city, living a life without coherence” (Tyler- Bennett 50); one thinks of Raoul’s statement, “Away we jolted and ratded like three little dice that life had...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 104–125.
Published: 01 March 2013
... has come to typify. The Dick and Jane script Morrison reiterates in The Bluest Eye is one representation of this normalizing whiteness. In the novel, the nar- rative of the stock white, middling, nuclear family finally degenerates into meaninglessness, while revealing that Jane’s story was...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2017) 63 (3): 267–298.
Published: 01 September 2017