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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (4): 413–448.
Published: 01 December 2018
... intellectual, artistic, and personal development. As Eliot moves from analytic philosophy in his doctoral dissertation through the philosophically invested poetry that culminates in The Waste Land (1922) and, finally, to the autobiographical and participatory idiom of Four Quartets (1943), his work...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (3): 365–369.
Published: 01 September 2017
... tinkering, a number of terms that contemporary literary theory has largely tossed aside, terms essentially concerned with the axiological and phenomenological dimensions of reading poetry: the language of value, experience, and imaginative absorption. Altieri sees in the strand of high analytic philosophy...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 237–260.
Published: 01 September 2019
... an “artificial” stereotype as a symbol for artistic self-reflexivity? By addressing such issues in O’Connor’s work, this essay in turn poses questions for the discipline and institutionalized procedures of literary criticism. Copyright © Hofstra University 2019 academic disciplines analytic philosophy...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (2): 179–198.
Published: 01 June 2022
... framed out of the picture. At the time, its detractors—most notably, G. E. Moore and Bertrand Russell—attacked British Idealism as a pointless and unverifiable metaphysics (theorizing about the abstract nature of “Absolute” reality, in contrast to analytic philosophy’s emphasis on concrete, empirical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 101–110.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Greg Chase Kafka and Wittgenstein: The Case for an Analytic Modernism , by Schuman Rebecca . Evanston, IL : Northwestern University Press , 2015 . 220 pages. Wittgenstein and Modernism , edited by LeMahieu Michael Zumhagen-Yekplé Karen . Chicago : University of Chicago...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (1): 128–136.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of investigation of US literature’s interactions with US philosophy that has long been standard in work on the nineteenth century. On the other hand, LeMahieu challenges postmodernism’s putative ahistoricity in the manner of less specifically philosophical books by Daniel Grausam (on the looming nuclear...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (3): 283–304.
Published: 01 September 2020
... analytical philosophy by attempting to escape the confines of individual subjectivity to narrate a world not dependent on a subject. Yet in focusing on the epistemological problem of the “knowledge of the unobserved,” Banfield (2000 : 48) envisions a world in which the impersonal and the intimate are simply...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (2): 93–124.
Published: 01 June 2007
... as evolutionary psychology in the 1990s, the deployment of Darwinian ideas and models has been steadily on the rise in a wide variety of academic fields—Brian Boyd offers a list that includes ethology, linguistics, artificial intelligence, neurophysiology, anthropology, analytic philosophy...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (4): 538–543.
Published: 01 December 2008
... responded to a challenge posed by a 2002 article by John Guillory. Addressing Alan Sokal’s 1996 hoax article in Social Text, Guillory argued that the resulting scandal highlighted the “spontaneous philosophy of the critics”: the assumption that an antirealist epistemology (alternatively expressed...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (2): 262–268.
Published: 01 June 2009
... of the “Circe” episode in Joyce’s Ulysses, the focus of her second chapter. Ulysses was the object of the most famous and influential obscen- ity trial in modern literary history, and Joyce’s formal innovations and aesthetic philosophy provided a precedent that deeply informs the objec- tives of the other...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (4): 442–458.
Published: 01 December 2007
... in “Sirens” overlooked by much of the Joyce criticism that takes sensuality to be the adversary of a reason it consistently posits as wicked. I propose that the very separation of art (mimesis/sensuality) and philosophy (cognition/ identification) produces the undesirable—that is, crude...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (3): 275–305.
Published: 01 September 2006
... to consider the effects of the “analytic, dissecting tendencies” of “the inscribed, visualized word” as it amplifies that inaugural interposition over and against the “aggregative (harmonizing) tendencies” of what Ong calls a “sound-dominated verbal economy” (Orality 73—74)—or the oral, mythological...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (1): 32–55.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Avram Alpert This essay considers the postmodern engagement with Buddhism as a philosophy and a practice through the lens of Severo Sarduy’s Cobra (1972). It argues that a closer alignment of contemporary Buddhist studies with literary criticism can help us to better understand both contemporary...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (3): 401–409.
Published: 01 September 2008
...-critical and emancipatory force” (xii). Po­ litically engaged and intellectually astute, Woolf distinguished herself “as powerfully analytic, critical, and imaginative a proponent as the EngHght- ment project has had in the last century” (xii). Able to connect the high ideals of civilization...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (3): 494–503.
Published: 01 September 2013
...,” similar to “lucid dreaming” (32). The effect of this double-mindedness is the “as if” mentality that gives Saler his title. Saler derives his title from the 1911 “Fictionalist” manifesto of philosopher Hans Vaihinger, The Philosophy of “As If.” Work- ing from Vaihinger, Saler describes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (1): 36–57.
Published: 01 March 2009
... and Wittgenstein tainty. One reason for doing this is to make a case for the importance of thorough applications of Wittgenstein in literary studies, where references to his philosophy, even in the work of astute critics, are often cursory and misleading. Take, for example, Angus Fletcher’s claim...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): 187–212.
Published: 01 June 2012
... of disciplines from literary studies and philosophy to the social and biological sciences has focused attention on complex ethical issues regarding medical research, zoological captivity, the consumption and production of food, and environmental sustainibil- ity. As Margot Norris explains, “In the process...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (1): 29–52.
Published: 01 March 2023
... an immanentist (meta)physics amenable to the positive and egotistical sublimes, Ammons approaches those modes with caution from the very start. Viewed in this light, Sphere ’s skepticism about its own “privileged moments” doesn’t reject the earlier work so as much it offers a more complete analytical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (4): 559–566.
Published: 01 December 2010
... imbalance in Hemingway studies by focusing on craft; providing a set of analytic tools for analyzing short fiction more generally; situating Hemingway’s work within the development of the modern short story; and, most ambitiously, reconfiguring the place of the short story in literary studies...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (2): 309–342.
Published: 01 June 2013
... Longworth has demonstrated, Wil- liam Stanley Jevons’s logical empiricism, Herbert Spencer’s evolutionism, John McTaggart’s idealism, and Ralph Waldo Emerson’s transcendentalism. Thus, it is hardly surprising that critics tend to read Pilgrimage through the lens of philosophy. Jean Radford has...