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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 259–264.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Františka Zezuláková Schormová Forget English! Orientalism and World Literatures , by Mufti Aamir R. Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press , 2016 . 304 pages. Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 “World literature is Orientalism, it is inseparable from it,” remarked...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 247–258.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Joseph Bristow The Homoerotics of Orientalism , by Boone Joseph Allen . New York : Columbia University Press , 2014 . 486 pages. Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 Many editions of Edward W. Said’s classic study Orientalism (1978) feature on the cover a detail from...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (3): 513–519.
Published: 01 September 2013
...R. John Williams Modernism and the Orient , edited by Qian Zhaoming , University of New Orleans Press , 2012 . 298 pages. © 2015 by Hofstra University 2013 Review Modernism and the Orient edited by Zhaoming Qian University of New Orleans Press, 2012. 298 pages R. John...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (1): 32–55.
Published: 01 March 2016
... this might actually mean. By placing Cobra alongside some contemporary work in Buddhist studies, I argue that the novel both understands and laments its own Orientalism. Cobra thus closes with a call for a future philosophy of global engagement—a call, I argue, that is still relevant for literary criticism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (2): 163–190.
Published: 01 June 2021
... and affective space for thinking through—if not necessarily beyond—the ubiquity of despair in twentieth-century modernity. Ultimately, morbid vitalism points a way toward a broader conversation between life-oriented modernist scholarship on vitalism and affect, on the one hand, and ongoing inquiries...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 330–351.
Published: 01 September 2015
...” and Virginia Woolf’s experimental novel Jacob’s Room . To modernist and poststructuralist ethical positions, this account contrasts a “compositionist” ethics, oriented toward the sustainable assembly of the claims of nonhuman as well as human actors within our accounts of modernist ethics. Copyright ©...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 352–372.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Jeff Wallace This article stages a process of self-conscious critical assessment and reassessment around the proposition that Samuel Beckett’s 1938 Murphy is a novel intimately concerned with peace. Building on the pacifistic orientation of the posthumanist intellectual projects of Michel Serres...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 405–430.
Published: 01 December 2020
... travelogue Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (1941). Copyright © 2020 Hofstra University 2020 Black Lamb Harriet Hume India Orientalism topographies Yugoslavia When I am in a mood to slip out of life into fantasy, London enables me to pass in the drooping of an eyelid into a mere reenactment...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (4): 436–439.
Published: 01 December 2004
... modernist poetry, comparative literature, and transnational cultural production. More intriguingly, it also raises issues impelling us to reconceptualize the enterprise of orientalism. Qian’s book is intended to appeal to several types of audience in ad­ dition to readers of modern American...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (2): 231–236.
Published: 01 June 2006
... engagement” in the writings of Moore, Loy, and Lasker-Schiiler (133). Their embrace of Judaism, Miller demonstrates, operates as a mode of “self-orient(aliz)ation”—that is, of orienting oneself in a specific loca­ tion and of orientalizing oneself as an exotic, as someone outside cultural norms...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (3): 243–272.
Published: 01 September 2022
... outspokenly conservative. 3 In an essay published weeks before his death from cirrhosis, Kerouac (1969 : 21) mocked the “Peking-oriented, Castro-jacketed New Left” taken by many as his cultural heir. “If it hadn’t been for western-style capitalism so-called and the political balance of power carved...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 228–236.
Published: 01 June 2017
... male Modernist decadence, that is, to the tradition of Wilde. Some acknowledgment of that lesbian dimension, as part of a dispute within the LGBT tradition, would have opened the possibility of a more gender-oriented reading here that would still focus on decadence. The study’s chronological limits...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 265–272.
Published: 01 June 2018
..., and global orientation that it galvanized—exemplifies Irish colonial modernity. Colonial modernity is not primarily urban and industrial, as in the dominant Eurocentric model, but instead involves “radical discontinuities . . . result[ing] from the collision of modernizing forces and an older way of life...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 424–432.
Published: 01 September 2015
... of a politics that is predicated on an orientation toward and embracing of the material body and the material limit of death itself” (148). That politics finally comes to fruition in Breu’s concluding chapter on Silko’s Almanac of the Dead , a novel that depicts “new forms of insurrectional...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 411–416.
Published: 01 September 2015
....” Though habit gives shape to our daily lives and our means of orienting ourselves in the world, it does so “without indicating a set character that underlies our behavior” (117). Moses attributes Stein’s treatment of habit to her early discovery of Darwin’s work on the dynamic relation between repetition...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 189–195.
Published: 01 March 2013
... discourse about, and representations of, Islam and Muslims have been established. The theoretical underpinning of Writing Muslim Identity is heavily indebted to Edward Said’s Orientalism. At the same time, however, much of the book is in conversation with Samuel Huntington’s (spelled, through...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (4): 528–534.
Published: 01 December 2015
... as a reality for non-French writers, Siskind insists upon a valuable decentering gesture in Darío’s work. Chapter 5, “Gómez Carrillo Eastbound: Travel, Orientalism, and the Jewish Question,” returns to the Guatemalan writer Enrique Gómez Carrillo but takes up his early twentieth-century travel writings...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (2): 191–214.
Published: 01 June 2002
... be” (Permanence 14). An acknowledged relationship between two objects in a social field is not a reflection of reality but an interpretation of real­ ity, a social and linguistic construct inherited from a community of dis­ course. Such orientations not only provide an ontology of the social but also...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 94–101.
Published: 01 March 2017
... text with the living consciousness—and the unconscious—of the poet who produced it. Indeed, Gelpi saw the close engagement of the poem with the poet as a feature that differentiates American poetry from British. The book attempted to modify the discursive orientation of honored precursors, the New...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (1): 1–35.
Published: 01 March 2009
... and misleading) representations of lived experience. His journalism thus takes on the qualities of fiction; and his fiction, often reading like news or historical commentary, is marred by both the exaggeration and limitations of an anxious orientalism. Across the gamut of his early work the slippage...