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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 (2015) 61 (3): 392-410.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., which also operates in a dual manner, where the conversation about extinction reveals a fear for the future of the human but also acknowledges the inevitable disappearance of humanity. Copyright © Hofstra University 2015 thing theory extinction posthumanism objects Bill Brown Jane Bennett...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 1-20.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Christian subject position. Foe highlights this subversion through the nonpresence of Friday, showing the work of colonial Christianity still in transition, convulsed by the repetition of what it is attempting to subordinate in secret: the non-Christian other whose sacrifice cannot be openly acknowledged...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (2): 259-262.
Published: 01 June 2005
... hermeneutic suspicion in contemporary literary criticism in order to show how the po­ ets of his study both acknowledge and respond to postmodern skepticism about language and knowledge as well as monuments and the political systems they often reinforce. He reviews these issues with an economy of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (2): 167-191.
Published: 01 June 2004
... contrasts so strongly with the social world of GreatVillage and rural Nova Scotia that it is difficult for him to imagine the place and its inhabitants without a condescension that would indeed likely dismay Bishop. Merrill concludes his tribute by acknowledging this failure—but this acknowledgment...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 116-121.
Published: 01 March 2010
... acknowledgment of the limits of our knowledge with regard to the natural world. Handley starts from this intriguing reversal of the usual anticolonial critique to argue eloquently against any easy dismissal of the New World concept. The adamic impulse to name a world encountered anew in the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (1): 23-39.
Published: 01 March 2007
..., the acknowledgment of the other’s irreducible difference, what Edouard Glissant terms the other’s “opacité” (203).6 While for Levinas the other remains rather abstract, in the Argen­ tinean philosopher Enrique Dussel’s work the Levinasian other becomes identified with the concrete...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (2): 245-253.
Published: 01 June 2010
... Sanskrit was not only similar to the Greek, Latin, Germanic, and Slavic language families, as European comparative linguists have come to acknowledge, but was also, perhaps, the parent language, as K. K. Shastri has argued (see Nussbaum 215, 217). Sanskrit language and literature studies have...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (2): 237-240.
Published: 01 June 2006
... Stevens’s work that his later critics (Michael Beehler, Joseph Kronick, and me included) are often far too reticent to acknowledge. In Woodland’s analysis of “The Auroras of Autumn,” for example, considerable tension is seen to emerge in the poem’s closural movement—so much so, indeed, that making...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (4): 495-503.
Published: 01 December 2005
... of Modernism and Refiguring Modernism. Because this discussion about context clarifies her overall project, I wish she had foregrounded it rather than placing it in a footnote. She generously acknowledges her debt to critics whose “women-centered collective biography” (179) seeks to make...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (4): 504-511.
Published: 01 December 2005
... Inventions of the March Hare now enable us to see is that the acknowledged influence of Laforgue 506 Review was complemented by the nearly suppressed yet indispensable influence of American jazz. It was the convergence of these ele­ ments—or their chemical interaction in the presence...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (2): 263-272.
Published: 01 June 2008
... editor’s note to his Selected Poems (1974) he acknowledges three of O ’Hara’s poet friends as his chief advisors: Bill Berkson, whom Allen identifies as “my neighbor” (in Bolinas, California), and Kenneth Koch and James Schuyler, the two poets most often identified, along with O ’Hara and Ashbery...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (1): 141-149.
Published: 01 March 2012
.... Nealon’s decision to look for poetry’s engagement with capitalism in what poems actually say about capitalism is a powerful and necessary ges- 141Twentieth-Century Literature 58.1 Spring 2012 141 Michael Clune ture. But it ultimately fails to acknowledge the force of Adorno’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (1): 128-136.
Published: 01 March 2014
...: establishing just how overt logical positivism’s role was in the original draft, LeMahieu elaborates patterns barely acknowledged in the large body of existing Pynchon criticism. He gives the novel’s recursive interrogation of the concept of “love” a foundation in logical positivism’s attempts to write...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (4): 545-554.
Published: 01 December 2014
... between a “critical mass” and the individual, as well as between destiny and accident. These passages are among the rare pieces of Pynchon criticism that manage to acknowledge the novel’s immense dialectical complexities. Collectively, they reveal—as the book puts it when describing Säure Bummer...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (3): 237-238.
Published: 01 September 2017
... and a persuasive analysis of previously under-acknowledged intersections between modernism and the 1930s left. § The Andrew J. Kappel Prize in Literary Criticism, named for the late critic and esteemed deputy editor of Twentieth-Century Literature , is awarded annually to the author of a work...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 79-103.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., in which case he was deceiving his confessor; or, he was not aware of the deeper truth (though now he acknowledges it), in which case his competence as a confessant is in question: what was being offered as his secret, the coin of his confession, was not the real...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 197-222.
Published: 01 June 2016
... many upheavals. By foregrounding Catherine’s nursing work, then, this article not only uncovers a more nuanced version of Catherine but also reveals a more complicated view of Hemingway. As a narrative that acknowledges the work of war nurses, A Farewell to Arms illustrates how the trauma of World...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (3): 347-351.
Published: 01 September 2006
..., and transvestism in Hemingway’s work, “none have acknowledged his masochism” (2). Fantina is interested in the paradox of unconventional sexual behavior within Hemingway’s tough, gender-conservative “hero code” and in reconciling a textual universe of macho, homophobic men with their private...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (3): 360-365.
Published: 01 September 2006
... in Southern literature and culture will not find them here. Winchell’s ob­ tuse refusal to acknowledge the revolution in Southern studies, however, becomes in itself a worthwhile object of study. We can learn quite a bit about where the field is going by better understanding Winchell’s often...