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Twentieth-Century Literature (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 (2015) 61 (3): 305–329.
Published: 01 September 2015
... the 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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 (2018) 64 (2): 191–222.
Published: 01 June 2018
..., the 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (2): 113–150.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Kim Adams In 1931, African American journalist George Schuyler imagined a medical treatment that could turn Black people white and American politics upside down. Schuyler’s novel, Black No More , uses this fictional race-altering technology to mount a satirical critique of progressive era...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (4): 491–498.
Published: 01 December 2021
... approaching a character’s alterity, but contemporary authors return to this ideal with an expanded appreciation for the political limits of their own social position. Alterity , in Hale’s usage, extends beyond characterological personhood to encompass the “politicized understanding of subaltern subjects...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 231–239.
Published: 01 June 2016
...” 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. This text seeks, in other words, to “maintain...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (2): 166–192.
Published: 01 June 2008
... 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 itself because...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (1): 23–39.
Published: 01 March 2007
... 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, the acknowledgment of the other’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (4): 485–509.
Published: 01 December 2009
... in 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 287–304.
Published: 01 September 2015
... John Milton, Samuel Coleridge, John Keats, and Shakespeare, see Murfin 1983 , 104–21. The essays in this special issue explore the various ways in which the ethics of modernism involves a serious consideration of nonhuman alterity, demonstrating historical and conceptual links between...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (1): 36–57.
Published: 01 March 2009
... 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 (§309), the need for footholds (§356...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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 (2011) 57 (3-4): 447–471.
Published: 01 December 2011
... the violent expulsions of indigenous people that often preceded the establishment of “wilderness” reserves. Since Mars does truly confront humans with an environment that they have never yet have had a chance to alter in any way, it seems to offer ecocentrism a firmer foothold than Terran landscapes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 280–286.
Published: 01 June 2015
... (the moon landing), and economic/industrial modernization (biomedicalization). These significant changes, she argues, have reshaped our conception of humanity’s bodily relationships to the planet on which it continues to evolve. Works cited Epstein Julia . 1995 . Altered Condition: Disease...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (2): 243–250.
Published: 01 June 2014
... other than English” (8). Hughes, for so long faulted for being—like his most famous fictional character—“Simple,” 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (2): 123–141.
Published: 01 June 2005
... discourse, philosophy continues in and as a responding discourse.” (213) Thinking and action do not end with the disaster, but they take on a different structure—not a mere stopping but a “continuing as response. ” O f course, in any particular subjective now, the event that is alterity...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (2): 268–292.
Published: 01 June 2001
... 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 Where Angels Fear to Tread...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (3): 306–329.
Published: 01 September 2006
... 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 buildings, appears as a particularly finely tuned instrument...