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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 167–190.
Published: 01 June 2017
... understanding of how words convey meaning. Drawing on Stanley Cavell’s distinction between knowledge and acknowledgment, this article proposes that Addie’s social position as a poor housewife in the modernizing US South prompts her to focus on language’s epistemological limits, at the expense of its empathetic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 101–110.
Published: 01 March 2018
... scrutiny. Schuman is hardly unique, among Wittgenstein scholars, in placing great weight upon the philosopher’s discussion of rule following. Still, she might have addressed the influential line of Wittgenstein interpretation pioneered by Stanley Cavell, according to which “the ultimate appeal...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (4): 488–517.
Published: 01 December 2007
... Ryle, and continues to animate thinkers like Stanley Cavell, Stephen Mulhall, and others in the pragmatist tradition interested in the intersection of language, embodi­ ment, and ordinary experience. I employ some of these philosophers to illuminate The Names partly because...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (3): 271–292.
Published: 01 September 2023
.../minor-marginal-minimal-miniature/ . Burn Stephen . 2008 . Jonathan Franzen at the End of Postmodernism . London : Continuum . Cavell Stanley . 1999 . The Claim of Reason: Wittgenstein, Skepticism, Morality, and Tragedy . Oxford : Oxford University Press . Cohen Joshua...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (3): 532–539.
Published: 01 September 2012
... “common life can be newly 532Twentieth-Century Literature 58.3 Fall 2012 532 Review critical” and relevant to the inner imperatives of daily living (3). Her study reflects the impact of existentialist philosophy and the pragmatism of Emerson and William James as well as Stanley...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2008
... that a sponsorless, skeptical Sunday seems to lack. Stevens’s poetry, therefore, also anticipates Stanley Cavell’s thought, which finds a solution to skepticism in an “attainment of the everyday” (New 77) and a “willing repetition of days” (Quest 178).14 Cavell’s phi­ losophy helps to explain why language...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2023
... eradicated, at least obscured by floods of later experimentation. . . . The poet’s concern must be . . . self-discipline toward a formal integration of experience.” 21 I’m drawing here on the distinction Stanley Cavell (2005 : 185) draws between the normative functions of performative utterances...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (3): 329–362.
Published: 01 September 2023
... hell: nothing exists but it” ([1961] 2003: 293). Similarly, Stanley Cavell (2002 : 140) identified in Endgame a ban on transcendence or theological meaning, declaring that “suffering has to stop being used, has to stop meaning anything, and become the simple fact of life.” Salvation, for Hamm...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (2): 264–271.
Published: 01 June 2011
... cigarette cards and popular fiction, including series fiction written for girls, were deployed to encourage volunteer work at home or enlistment in the Red Cross or VADS (the British Voluntary Aid Detachment, which taught women to be nurses’ aides). She also retells here the story of Edith Cavell...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (3): 328–359.
Published: 01 September 2003
... as originator of pragmatism (at odds in particular with his Transcendentalism), see Paul Jay and Stanley Cavell. For connections between Emerson and James’s pragmatism, see Richard Poirier, Renewal; Cornel West; John J. McDermott; Jonathan Levin; and Charles Mitchell. For connections between pragmatism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (4): 485–509.
Published: 01 December 2009
..., Roger. “Science, Myth, and Fiction in H. G. Wells’s Island of Dr. Moreau.” Studies in the Novel 8 (1976): 318–35. Bowser, Rachel. A. “The Subject of Surfaces in Victorian Fiction.” Diss. Emory U, 2008. Cavell, Stanley. Cities of Words: Pedagogical Letters on a Register of the Moral...