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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2007) 53 (1): 40–66.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Rachel Hollander Copyright © Hofstra University 2007 m Novel Ethics: Alterity and Form in Jacob’s Room Rachel Hollander 1 hough few critics would still claim that the modernist novel privileges experimental form over engagement with social and political concerns...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 305–329.
Published: 01 September 2015
... figure of the hyena upon which the accident is blamed, it proposes that the novel advances an indeterminate ethics of alterity that prefigures the insights of Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida. Tracing the cultural histories of the hyena in West and South Asia, as well as in England, it argues that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 330–351.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Gabriel Hankins The conjunction of posthumanism and ethics asks us to reconsider both the modernist legacy of critique and poststructuralist ethical rhetorics of absolute alterity. Bruno Latour’s recent reconsideration of politics and ethics through a “nonmodern” account of nature and culture...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 191–222.
Published: 01 June 2018
... bombardment of a storm and the incantatory “exercise” of poetry are implicitly contrasted with a military exercise, moving us to consider the ethical dimensions of our availability to all types of discourse. During the postwar era of decolonization, Bishop uses Western imperialism’s figures of alterity to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 271–288.
Published: 01 September 2016
... canines, these works succeed in writing the human ignorance of nonhuman animal worlds, but they also expose the fissure within human autobiography itself. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 alterity animal anthropocentrism autobiography modernism Anthropocentricism, in some sense, is...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 231–239.
Published: 01 June 2016
... means. It is only through the poem’s “idiot” protagonist Johnny, who provides a new poetic form, that a “meta-pherein,” or carrying across, from the nonlinguistic can take place. Existing in tension with Johnny is the doctor, who, as the agent of aspiring rationality, pursues the elimination of alterity...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2008) 54 (2): 166–192.
Published: 01 June 2008
... a subject without sovereignty over thought or being, a subject in the vicinity of an infinite alterity and exteriority. The “Here I am” is an iden- Twentieth-Century Literature 54.2 Summer 2008 166 Elegy under the Knife: Geoffrey Hill and the Ethics of Sacrifice tity that is not simply...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2007) 53 (1): 23–39.
Published: 01 March 2007
... the traditional poli­ tics of identity in (post) colonial struggles for emancipation (of course, I mean a shift in emphasis, not an abandonment of one set of questions for the other). My understanding of ethics here is essentially Levinasian: the primacy of respect for alterity...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2000) 46 (4): 387–395.
Published: 01 December 2000
...James Berger Copyright © Hofstra University 2001 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Introduction Twentieth-Century Apocalypse: Forecasts and Aftermaths Ja m e s B e r g e r...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 287–304.
Published: 01 September 2015
... publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. D. H. Lawrence Virginia Woolf modernism anthropomorphism animals In The Beast and the Sovereign , Jacques Derrida turns to D. H. Lawrence’s modernist animal aesthetics when searching for an ethical encounter not centered...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 485–509.
Published: 01 December 2009
... the eye. Altered by the language and customs she has learned to imitate, Eliza sees a monkey in the mirror. Simultaneously she realizes that she is Higgins’s monkey, aping the middle class. An 1889 advertisement for Monkey Brand soap. Source: The British Library Online Gallery. Advert For...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2007) 53 (2): 218–223.
Published: 01 June 2007
... simplified version of their work as an example of the high-modernist dismissal of popular taste. The second approach was pioneered by the cultural studies movement, which sought to alter the terms of the debate, questioning the divide between high and low and introducing a more encompassing...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2010) 56 (3): 422–427.
Published: 01 September 2010
..., with fewer of the steep ups and downs that have been such prominent features of the world’s most active econo- mies for the last several decades. What the president, or anyone else in government, could not say was that such an alteration to the economy, as dramatic a shift as it would be if...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 280–286.
Published: 01 June 2015
... sick bodies when they enter new spaces?” and explores what results when “individual and group identities dissolve or consolidate around sickness” (39). Houser employs discord, which she characterizes as “an affect that we feel in the gut but that alters conceptual habits,” as a framework for...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2012) 58 (3): 546–555.
Published: 01 September 2012
... drawings about Ravensbrück concentration camp. Illustra- tions from that pamphlet—some of which are included in the book, and the entirety of which is reproduced on the DVD-R—place Spiegelman’s work within a longer historical tradition. Although Maus itself was alter- nately revered and reviled for...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2014) 60 (2): 243–250.
Published: 01 June 2014
...,” has in recent years come to seem anything but. David Chinitz’s Which Sin to Bear? is as much a meditation on this altered critical terrain as it is a consideration of two of the most persistent issues in Hughes’s reception—the racial authenticity of his vernacular writing, and the ethics of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2009) 55 (1): 36–57.
Published: 01 March 2009
...—references to “matter- of-course foundations” (§167) and the “rock bottom” of convictions 38 Bedrock, Erosion, and Form:Jorie Graham and Wittgenstein (§248)—and such things as a lack of sharp boundary lines (§52, §318, §454), gradual alterations (§63, §473), things merging into one another...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2001) 47 (2): 268–292.
Published: 01 June 2001
..., Forster’s tableaus tend to be disruptive rather than emphatic, and dynamic rather than static in terms of their effect on the narrative. In many cases his tableaus alter and drive forth the course of the plot dramatically, as will be discussed in the cases of his novels...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2006) 52 (3): 306–329.
Published: 01 September 2006
... passes. Bishop’s European travel diaries and the notes from both Provincetown and Key West record her fascination with the alteration of the surfaces of the world under differing conditions of light, weather, and time of day, but in the notebooks the sea, even more than olive groves, fields, or...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2004) 50 (4): 421–432.
Published: 01 December 2004
... moments is to move beyond false binaries in order to comprehend and sustain their alterity. The Aufhebung thus reflects a formal, dynamic, and ongoing articulation of each moment relative to one another over time and space rather than a homogenizing unification that neutralizes their...