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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2001) 47 (4): 569–595.
Published: 01 December 2001
...Alexandra W. Schultheis Copyright © Hofstra University 2002 Postcolonial Lack and Aesthetic Promise in The Moor’s Last Sigh Alexandra W. Schultheis I n his documentary film The Riddle of Midnight, Salman Rushdie re­ turns to India 40 years after independence to see if a definable...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2008) 54 (4): 419–447.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Matthew Stratton Copyright © Hofstra University 2009 !4I Start Spreading the News: Irony, Public Opinion, and the Aesthetic Politics o f US.A. Matthew Stratton Irony is perhaps democracy’s best instrument. — Public Opinion Quarterly 1938 (T.V. Smith 19) I n 1938...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2016) 62 (4): 379–402.
Published: 01 December 2016
... patrons from meaningful connection with the art of the past by privileging establishment—and, implicitly, masculine—authority. In H.D.’s World War II epic Trilogy (1944–46), this desired private relationship with aesthetic objects motivates the recovery of an aestheticized female god, the Lady, from the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2005) 51 (2): 123–141.
Published: 01 June 2005
... 130 Disastrous Aesthetics: Irony, Ethics, and Gender in Barthelme’s Snow White Sight, the privileged access to knowledge, allows us to aestheticize the heavens, to wonder at their perfection and thus to access our own im­ perfect situation. Indeed, the “unperturbed” fixed star in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 298–326.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Sean McCann Copyright © Hofstra University 2007 HI Training and Vision: Roth, DeLillo, Banks, Peck, and the Postmodern Aesthetics of Vocation Sean M cCann W hat is hastily called deconstruction as such is never a technical set o f discursive procedures, still less...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2017) 63 (3): 365–369.
Published: 01 September 2017
...John Gibson Reckoning with the Imagination: Wittgenstein and the Aesthetics of Literary Experience , by Altieri Charles . Cornell University Press , 2015 . 262 pages. Copyright © 2017 Hofstra University 2017 This is an ambitious book. Its goal is to offer a reenchantment of the notion of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2014) 60 (1): 119–127.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Jennifer P. Nesbitt Commonwealth of Letters: British Literary Culture and the Emergence of Postcolonial Aesthetics , by Kalliney Peter J. , Oxford University Press , 2013 . 336 pages. © 2015 by Hofstra University 2014 Review Commonwealth of Letters: British Literary Culture and the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2010) 56 (4): 551–558.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Elizabeth S. Anker The Affective Life of Law: Legal Modernism and the Literary Imagination , By Reichman Ravit , Stanford University Press , 2009 . 213 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Review Law,  Trauma, and Modernist Aesthetics The Affective Life of Law: Legal Modernism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 209–231.
Published: 01 June 2015
... first appeared, reading it alongside Jolas’s individual contributions to the magazine’s language of magic, and considering the ways it anticipated the verticalist theory that Jolas would go on to cultivate in the magazine, this essay recovers Porter’s contribution to the magazine’s aesthetic vision...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 287–304.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Derek Ryan This essay argues that a posthumanist ethics is at the heart of modernist aesthetics. Drawing connections between literary ethics and posthumanist theory, it reads D. H. Lawrence’s poem “Snake” and Virginia Woolf ’s essay “The Death of the Moth” as examples of nonanthropocentric ethical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 436–459.
Published: 01 December 2015
... how the poem unites the key elements of danse macabre —skeletal imagery, musical procession, grisly humor—with apprehensions of the absent mother, an approach founded upon but aesthetically distinct from original symboliste works such as Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du mal , or the work of American...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Jordan S. Carroll This essay examines the US literary publisher Grove Press from 1951 to 1970. During this period, Grove promoted an aesthetic that Susan Sontag termed the “new sensibility,” one that valued impersonal sensations over personal expression. Grove thus became a key mediator between...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 25–52.
Published: 01 March 2018
...” alongside Porter’s nonfiction, the author claims that Porter’s work helped inaugurate a new literary aesthetic in the United States that equated “good literature” with prolonged firsthand exposure to non-US people and places. The essay studies Porter’s development of the literature of experience in relation...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 223–246.
Published: 01 June 2018
... aesthetic and sociopolitical relevance to the period and sheds further light on contemporary perceptions of Imagism and Vorticism, particularly in the context of the poetry of the Great War. Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 Anne Knish Emmanuel Morgan modernism poetry Originally conceived as a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2018) 64 (3): 275–294.
Published: 01 September 2018
... aesthetic. This essay argues, however, that what Corregidora affirms most strongly is not a more accurate (because more traumatic) history but rather what Stephen Best has recently called the desire to make the past present. What Ursa Corregidora struggles to realize in the novel is precisely the pastness...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 449–482.
Published: 01 December 2018
... aesthetics of the momentary as responses to Darwinism and expressions of her tragic philosophy: characters’ short-lived “moments of being” stand in insoluble conflict with the expansive time of natural history. Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 British novel Friedrich Nietzsche modernism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 413–448.
Published: 01 December 2018
... increasingly emphasizes idiosyncratic, incommensurable, and personal modes of understanding over universal structures of knowledge. Attending to the philosophical and aesthetic implications of objective description embodied by the dissertation and the endnotes of The Waste Land , this essay reads the vocal...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2017) 63 (3): 239–266.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Hofstra University 2017 1930s aesthetic early-twentieth-century impersonality modernism sentiment To date, twenty-three bright young men have written to Tess Slesinger telling her that her Bruno Leonard, in her book The Unpossessed , is exactly like them and where in blazes did she get such...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2005) 51 (2): vi–ix.
Published: 01 June 2005
... Charles Airieri, Stageberg Professor of English at the University of California at Berkeley. Among his works are The Particulars of Rapture: An Aesthetics of the Affects and Painterly Abstraction in Modernist American Poetry. His new book, The Art of Modernist American Poetry, is just out...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): 232–254.
Published: 01 June 2009
.... Still, several textual strategies in Ulysses do engage the kinesthetic potential of language, to borrow a term common to three influential fields in the early twentieth century: physical culture, social purity, and psychological aesthetics. In physical culture, especially the new art of modern...