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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 343–368.
Published: 01 December 2019
... to histories of racial profiling and respectability politics, it analyzes how profile epistemology remains dependent on white supremacy, demonstrating how critical race theory, affect theory, and poetry can open up forms of oppositional looking to undermine the ostensible objectivity of data. 4 In 1955...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (2): 163–190.
Published: 01 June 2021
... importance to living well and joyfully, foregrounding the affective dimension in a way unlike James or Bergson. And it is by means of this fundamentally affective vitalism that Barnes works through the affective challenge posed by post–World War I modernity. According to Spinoza’s affect theory...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 423–446.
Published: 01 December 2011
... aesthetics then be understood to perform? Impersonal feelings Affect theory in the humanities and social sciences is largely focused on complicating the perceived connection between feelings and the indi- vidual that we see animating the affective hypothesis. Though work on affect...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 345–349.
Published: 01 September 2016
....” In the afterword, Walter shows how this new optical theory, especially the idea of optical impersonality, can be useful for affect studies. Walter suggests that “impersonality is a persistent way of thinking about science, art, being, perceiving, and knowing” (271). Similarly, she parallels her theories...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (3): 237–238.
Published: 01 September 2017
... to an affective community—political or social. “Numb Modernism”’s conjoining of affect theory, Marxist theory, feminist readings of modernism and the radical left, and intertextual location of the novel in the 1930s produces an exemplary reading of Slesinger’s satirical novel and a persuasive analysis...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (4): 688–693.
Published: 01 December 2012
... psychic forms of liberation to political ones. While current trends such as affect theory may be more fully committed to a “post-individual” frame- work, their fascination with an aestheticized realm of pure, nonrational potentiality (now conceived of as prior to social inhibition rather than...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 309–327.
Published: 01 December 2011
...) But (and here we see a kind of recognition that affect theory in the twenty-first century is called upon to perform a function that deconstruc- tion in the twentieth hadn’t yet noticed), it’s deep pluralism’s redescription of economic rather than epistemological difference that is its major con- tribution...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 414–420.
Published: 01 September 2007
... 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 innovations are intertwined with his model o f an alternative affective life. Contrary...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (3): 239–266.
Published: 01 September 2017
... essentialism is challenged by the novel’s affective theory of social genesis, which is gendered only insofar as emotion is. If in Slesinger’s 1930s women are associated with emotion, then the theory of women’s fundamental creativity slips toward a theory of the creative potential of emotion. “Why Can’t We Have...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (4): 483–503.
Published: 01 December 2018
... it in beauty, disgust preserves the other as other, even as it nonetheless constitutes an embodied affective encounter. A long tradition of theory about disgust highlights its unusual capacities for representation, considering how it is repulsive and resistant to art but also forcefully felt as presence...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (4): 448–454.
Published: 01 December 2016
... to a difficulty I have with Tense Future . In his desire to push the interwar mood beyond the arbitrary poles of World War I and World War II, Saint-Amour comes close to evacuating the critical usefulness of a periodizing category like the interwar. The recent interest in theories of affect has led...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (4): 551–558.
Published: 01 December 2010
... will be of primary interest to scholars of legal history, modernism, and the traffic between the two, The Affective Life of Law taps into over- arching currents within criticism and theory writ large. Broadly speaking, literary studies as well as Continental thought have become increas- ingly invested...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (3): 365–369.
Published: 01 September 2017
...-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 the acquisition of knowledge and ethical insight...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (3): 305–335.
Published: 01 September 2014
... complexity of these often fraught accounts of spatial proximity and bodily and affective contact.4 In making such excursions, I suggest that we might consider the discrepancies between queer theory’s Hart Crane and Hart Crane’s queer theory, if it may be termed as such. Crane’s poetry offers...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 140–147.
Published: 01 March 2011
..., pushes back too little against the “abstractions” of Hayek’s theory. For Hayek, pricing re- flects a “spontaneous order” (Counter-Revolution 87): a price system evolves spontaneously since the same limited knowledge which affects the buyer’s predictive power also affects the seller’s. Yet...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (3): 377–398.
Published: 01 September 2012
... Theory 14.2 (2003): 69-97. 396 Caretakers / Caregivers: Economies of Affection in Alice Munro Munro, Alice. “The Art of Fiction 137.” Interview with Jeanne McCulloch and Mona Simpson. The Paris Review 131 (1994). 10 June 2011. “Cortes Island.” The Love of a Good Woman...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (4): 624–628.
Published: 01 December 2009
... and the Berg- sonism of Deleuze, chiefly), Luhmannian systems theory, poststructuralist media theory (Friedrich Kittler), cultural geography (Manuel Castells), and narrative theory (from Propp to Ricoeur). His historical protagonists are also far flung, including biologists (Spencer Baird, Hugo De Vries...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 291–308.
Published: 01 December 2011
... ascension of best-seller lists, to name a few (Wallace 81). At the same time, alongside this concerted, professional abandonment of postmodernism’s signature affective stance in recent North American literary enterprises, postmodernism has begun to drop out of academic discourse as well. While...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (2): 180–198.
Published: 01 June 2011
... Beyond Interpellation: Forster, Connection, and the Queer Invitation lation a particularly useful concept for queer theory as it continues to question the practices and protocols by which heternormativity sustains its power over bodies, pleasures, and modes of intimate assembly.1 This essay...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (4): 442–458.
Published: 01 December 2007
... actually describes sexuality, he reveals a major weakness with the Anglo-American reception of French theory, or perhaps with the theory itself: “sexuality thrives on the separation of the body into separate parts, while a sexually repressive morality insists on the wholeness and singleness of body...