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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 280–286.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Thomas Cook Ecosickness in Contemporary US Fiction: Environment and Affect , by Houser Heather , Columbia University Press , 2014 . 328 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2015 Heather Houser’s first book, the third title in Columbia University’s Literature Now series...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2012) 58 (3): 377–398.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Amelia DeFalco 2012 Caretakers / Caregivers: Economies of Affection in Alice Munro Caretakers / Caregivers: Economies of Affection in Alice Munro Amelia DeFalco For many critics, care represents a welcome alternative to prescrip- tive patriarchal ethics, which tend to involve...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 423–446.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Rachel Greenwald Smith 2011 Postmodernism and the Affective Turn Postmodernism and the Affective Turn Rachel Greenwald Smith Over the past decade a growing body of criticism has emerged out of the social sciences and media studies that suggests that affects are socially...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2016) 62 (4): 379–402.
Published: 01 December 2016
... poem Trilogy , her personae’s affective, local experiences of historical art and artifacts in museums (and museological spaces) contest the authority of the disinterested “pure gaze” assumed by the museum’s ideal seeing subject. In these works, the museum functions as a space for cultural engagements...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 197–222.
Published: 01 June 2016
... sociohistorical lens drawn from World War I nursing memoirs and medical history. Situating her behavioral antinomies within the discipline of wartime nursing demonstrates Catherine’s capability to repurpose her role as an instrument of war: through her affective labor, Catherine establishes human connections...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2017) 63 (3): 239–266.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Heather Arvidson This essay traces a critique of anti-sentimentalist leftist impersonality in the critically underestimated and best-selling novel The Unpossessed (1934). Tess Slesinger’s satire parodies the deadened affect that results from programmatic refusals of subjectivity and personal life...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 483–503.
Published: 01 December 2018
... difficulties of witnessing. Yet, as opposed to merely marking the limits of what can be witnessed, disgust offers an alternative, affective way of encountering the pain of others that still challenges the more soothing logic of mourning and meaning-making. It has a particular countermemorial capacity to...
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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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2017) 63 (3): 237–238.
Published: 01 September 2017
... novelists to analysis of the influence of one press’s editorial principles and publications on the cultural/intellectual turn from modernism to postmodernism. All provided trenchant political and historical contextualization for their topics and most considered aspects of affect and impersonality. Each...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2016) 62 (4): 448–454.
Published: 01 December 2016
... what amounts to an addendum to his new book, Tense Future: Modernism, Total War, and Encyclopedic Form . In this short piece, he outlines the difficult realities of readying oneself for inevitable doom in the twenty-first century, tracing the affective state of constant and incessant worry from drone...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2013) 59 (4): 575–595.
Published: 01 December 2013
...- rably perhaps in the character of Infinite Jest’s Hal Incandenza, whose “anhedonia” is described as “a kind of radical abstracting of everything, a hollowing out of stuff that used to have affective content” (693).Infinite Jest also ties this condition of affectlessness to an ironic aesthetic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 460–483.
Published: 01 December 2015
...-making devices such as plot and motive, but is itself a narratology—or “descriptology”—disclosing the limits and possibilities of narrative world-making (2006, 606). In Bowen’s work, landscape description generates affective itineraries both intensely intimate and curiously depersonalized. I...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 411–416.
Published: 01 September 2015
... to show how these thinkers inspired a modernist revaluation of character based on the affective responses of lived experience. Bergson, James, and Darwin in particular shared “a concern with evolving living processes that takes complexity and open-endedness of life as a conceptual starting point” (4...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 345–349.
Published: 01 September 2016
... queer studies, physics, and contemporary affect theory, Walter sets out to demonstrate that optical impersonality, which was produced by a new understanding of the physiology of vision, allowed modernist writers to examine “the making and unmaking of personality” (27). Indeed, Walter’s book presents a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2017) 63 (3): 365–369.
Published: 01 September 2017
... functions to reanimate an item in the broadly German-Romantic aesthetic lexicon Altieri favors: terms like sympathy , attunement , imagination , value , appreciation , affect , and the sensual abound, and they are enlisted in a sustained rebuke of instrumentalizing theories of literature that make...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 349–354.
Published: 01 June 2012
... you so much” (54). And more than anything else it is love and affection that animate these early Hemingway letters: love for his relatives and hometown friends from Oak Park, for the “Summer People” from Petoskey, and for his comrades in the American Red Cross Ambulance Service in wartime...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2012) 58 (4): 688–693.
Published: 01 December 2012
...” and the “qualitative”: one based on equality and a solidity of self, the other on difference and the ceaseless flux of feeling. Olwell’s understanding of genius talk’s tie to the latter of these enables her to grasp how it could fuel a more affectively charged, improvisational, uto- pian...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2005) 51 (4): 491–494.
Published: 01 December 2005
... called the circuits of affective energy in the poems, the way that intellectual and emotional dilemmas necessitate poetic structures. Her essay does suffer from a slight timidity. You can get her central argument, her belief in three stages of Ammons’s oeuvre, from the tide of her essay, and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2014) 60 (3): 305–335.
Published: 01 September 2014
... dismiss as an embarrassingly sentimental letter, Crane hints at the possible complexities of intimacy, suggesting two distinct models of object relations; two distinct somatic and affective partnerships. This article explores intimate contact in Crane’s two published volumes of poetry—White...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 414–420.
Published: 01 September 2007
... highlights o f the section on desire is Charles Altieri’s care­ ful intervention, by way o f affect theory, into the “reactionary” and “de­ fensive” Eliot often depicted in contemporary criticism. In “Theorizing Emotions in Eliot’s Poetry and Poetics,” Altieri discusses a desiring Eliot whose formal...